Athletic association – Slidell Athletic Club http://slidellathleticclub.com/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 18:08:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://slidellathleticclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-4.png Athletic association – Slidell Athletic Club http://slidellathleticclub.com/ 32 32 CAA Title IX 50th Anniversary Team – Delaware https://slidellathleticclub.com/caa-title-ix-50th-anniversary-team-delaware/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 18:08:40 +0000 https://slidellathleticclub.com/caa-title-ix-50th-anniversary-team-delaware/ The Colonial Athletic Association continues its celebration of the 50e Title IX Anniversary recognizing five women from each institution who have made a significant impact during their time as a student-athlete, coach or administrator. Today we present Delaware. Elena Delle Donne, Basketball/Volleyball (2008-13)Delle Donne was one of the most accomplished and recognized student-athletes in Delaware […]]]>

The Colonial Athletic Association continues its celebration of the 50e Title IX Anniversary recognizing five women from each institution who have made a significant impact during their time as a student-athlete, coach or administrator.

Today we present Delaware.

Elena Delle Donne, Basketball/Volleyball (2008-13)
Delle Donne was one of the most accomplished and recognized student-athletes in Delaware history. She had four incredible seasons on the hardwood, setting almost every school record and leading the 2013 Blue Hens team to a 32-4 record and a trip to the NCAA Sweet 16. In 2012, UD had a mark of 31 -2 and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The 2013 Honda National Player of the Year, Delle Donne was a three-time All-American, three-time CAA Player of the Year, set 45 school records, set numerous CAA ratings and finished as No. all the time. leading scorer in NCAA history with 3,039 points. She averaged an incredible 26.7 points and 8.9 rebounds per game for her career. An outstanding student-athlete, she was twice Capital One National College Athlete of the Year and two-time CAA Scholar Athlete of the Year. Delle Donne followed her record-breaking performance at UD with an impressive career as a 2016 Olympic gold medalist, WNBA superstar and champion with the Washington Mystics, author, spokesperson and model.

Mary Ann Hitchens, basketball and field hockey coach/administrator (1969-2006)
Hitchens has enjoyed great success as an athlete, coach and administrator in more than 40 years of service to Delaware. She came to UD as a student in 1963 when intercollegiate athletics opportunities for women did not exist, but later enjoyed exceptional success as the head coach of women’s basketball teams. ball and field hockey. Hitchens posted a 71-35 record with six playoff appearances in basketball and had a 16-year mark of 196-76-30 in field hockey that included six national playoff appearances, including a second-place finish. National AIAW in 1978. During her tenure, she coached nine All-Americans and was the East Coast Conference Coach of the Year four times. Hitchens spent 29 years as an athletics administrator and served as senior women’s administrator from 1977 until her retirement in 2006. She served two terms as president of the America East Conference from 1992 to 1994 and was the first woman to hold this position. Hitchens was inducted into the Delaware Sports Museum & Hall of Fame in 1997. In 2000, Hitchens received the ECAC’s Katherine Ley Award, which honors an administrator of women’s athletics who is a strong supporter of opportunities for women’s athletics , a strong leader and role model for female coaches and administrators.



Dawn Mayers, swimming (1980-85)
A six-time All-American and a key performer during the dominant years of Delaware women’s swimming in the early 1980s, Mayers set a host of school records during a stellar career. She helped lead the Blue Hens to a 35-1 double record, an East Coast Conference final in 1983, the EAIAW Eastern Championships in 1981 and 1982, and a ninth-place finish at the AIAW National Championships. in 1981. During the 1981 AIAW National Championships, Mayers swam one leg on the national champion team in the 200m freestyle relay and was also part of foursomes that placed fourth in the 400m freestyle relay and seventh in the relay 200m medley. She held school records in eight events at various points in her career, including UD standards in the 200m backstroke, 200m freestyle, 500m freestyle, as well as five relay events. After graduating, she competed in masters swimming events and competed nationally in open water swimming and triathlon relays.

Margaret “Missy” Meharg, field hockey/lacrosse (1981-85)
A four-year star in both field hockey and lacrosse, Meharg earned All-American honors in field hockey in 1983 and lacrosse in 1985. In field hockey, she was player of the year in the East Coast Conference in 1983 and 1984. Meharg led the team to a four-year record of 49-25-5, including a 15-2 league mark, and the team won two season titles regular conference and a tournament title. The Hens qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 1982 and posted a national third-place finish. In lacrosse, Meharg stood out for four years on offense and helped the Blue Hens win national titles in 1982 and 1983, a third-place national in 1984 and two ECC titles. She was a two-time All-ECC selection and helped lead the Hens with a combined record of 56-15-1. Mehrag still ranks among the all-time top scorers in UD history in both sports. Following her college career, Meharg played seven years on the United States national field hockey team and has served as the head coach of the University of Maryland field hockey program since 1988. She has won over 300 games and led the Terps to seven NCAA national titles.

Greta Nauck, field hockey (2015-18)
Nauck was a standout performer who helped lead the Delaware field hockey team to three CAA titles and three NCAA Tournament appearances, highlighted by capturing the 2016 National Championship. She received the Honda National Player Award of the Year in 2016 and was a three-time NFHCA All-American (2016, 2017, 2018). Nauck was chosen as CAA Player of the Year in 2016 and 2017, and was named MVP at the 2016 and 2017 CAA Field Hockey Championships. His 33 goals and 76 points in 2016 rank among the top 10 in the league. history of the conference. Nauck has his name all over the Delaware record books, ranking first all-time in goals (82) and points (198), second in game-winning goals (15) and third in assists (34). .

 

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Glen Ridge Athletic Association lacrosse tournament a success – Essex News Daily https://slidellathleticclub.com/glen-ridge-athletic-association-lacrosse-tournament-a-success-essex-news-daily/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 20:43:07 +0000 https://slidellathleticclub.com/glen-ridge-athletic-association-lacrosse-tournament-a-success-essex-news-daily/ Players and coaches gather at the Glen Ridge Athletic Association Tournament of Champions for the first- and second-year boys’ lacrosse clinic. Players and coaches of the ‘Georgia’ lacrosse team rally after winning the Glen Ridge Athletic Association Tournament of Champions for the First and Second Year Boys Lacrosse Clinic. From left to right, holding their […]]]>
Players and coaches gather at the Glen Ridge Athletic Association Tournament of Champions for the first- and second-year boys’ lacrosse clinic.
Players and coaches of the ‘Georgia’ lacrosse team rally after winning the Glen Ridge Athletic Association Tournament of Champions for the First and Second Year Boys Lacrosse Clinic. From left to right, holding their trophies, are Akinyemi Akiwowo, Zachary Alviar, Jack Bradley, John Hurrie, Hudson Erb and Heath Kincade, and assistant coach Vivian Hurrie. Standing left to right are coaches Akinyemi Akiwowo, Ed Bradley and Eric Hurrie. The players Xander Fuente and Jack Kreuzer are not represented.

GLEN RIDGE, NJ – On Sunday, June 5, the inaugural Glen Ridge Athletic Association Tournament of Champions for the first and second year boys lacrosse clinic was held.

The day began with fifth-grader Alice Rayner’s thunderous rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The entire event was announced with background music by the voice of GRAA, John Murphy.

Six teams competed in a round robin to show off the skills they had acquired over the season.

The winning team was “Georgia”, who defeated “UMass” in an overtime thriller.

After the game, the eighth-grade travel team played and beat the GRAA coaching staff to celebrate a terrific season.

The future of lacrosse at Glen Ridge continues to look bright.

Photos courtesy of Bob Salvatelli.

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Charleston’s Privette selected as Cork of the Year Finalist https://slidellathleticclub.com/charlestons-privette-selected-as-cork-of-the-year-finalist/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 19:36:30 +0000 https://slidellathleticclub.com/charlestons-privette-selected-as-cork-of-the-year-finalist/ Baseball 08/06/2022 15:30:00 Charleston’s Privette selected as Cork of the Year Finalist Whitney Noble DALAS— Charleston sophomore William Privette made history Wednesday afternoon by becoming the first player in the program and in CAA history to be selected as a finalist for the National’s prestigious Stopper of the […]]]>

Charleston’s Privette selected as Cork of the Year Finalist





DALAS— Charleston sophomore William Privette made history Wednesday afternoon by becoming the first player in the program and in CAA history to be selected as a finalist for the National’s prestigious Stopper of the Year award. Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Privette is one of 10 relievers named finalists for the NCAA Baseball Division I Top Relief Pitcher Award.


The accolades keep pouring in for Privette with the lanky right-hander already winning college baseball Second-Team All-America and CAA Pitcher of the Year honored. Privette rode a record-breaking campaign in 2022, finishing the season as the only pitcher in the program and in CAA history to post an ERA under 1.00. The Chapin, SC native currently leads the nation in ERA (0.91), hits allowed per nine innings (4.70) and WHIP (0.78) and is tied for 10e with a CAA-best 12 stops.


Privette played a vital role in the Cougars’ run to their second CAA regular season title in program history this season, recording the team’s third-most innings while leading the staff by a miniscule average at the .148 stick against. The 6-foot-6 right-hander has worked at least two full innings in 19 of his 25 appearances this season with 10 of his 12 saves in outings spanning at least two frames. Privette struck out 80 batters in 59.1 innings and averaged over 12Ks per nine frames.


The recipient of the Stopper of the Year will be announced at a press conference on Friday, June 17 at Charles Schwab Field Omaha.

 

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Andre Gray named interim men’s basketball coach https://slidellathleticclub.com/andre-gray-named-interim-mens-basketball-coach/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 19:42:25 +0000 https://slidellathleticclub.com/andre-gray-named-interim-mens-basketball-coach/ History links Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) announces Andre Gray will act as interim men’s basketball coach for the upcoming season. Gray comes to ECSU from Central North Carolina University where he has served as an assistant coach for the men’s basketball program since July 2021. Gray’s contract with ECSU officially began […]]]>

Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) announces Andre Gray will act as interim men’s basketball coach for the upcoming season. Gray comes to ECSU from Central North Carolina University where he has served as an assistant coach for the men’s basketball program since July 2021. Gray’s contract with ECSU officially began May 16 following the departure of the former coach Shawn Walker, but his full-time status with the Athletic Department begins Monday, May 23.

“Chancellor Dixon and I thank Andre for stepping into this interim role to move the team forward,” ECSU acting director of athletics James DuBose said. “He has honed his skills in recruiting, player development, academic advising and game planning over several decades, and his experience is a welcome addition to the team.”

Gray has been on the North Carolina college basketball landscape since 2001, when he got his start as an assistant men’s basketball coach at Methodist College in Fayetteville. He went on to scout, run program operations, lead player conditioning efforts, serve as defensive coordinator and more at Wingate, Gardner-Webb, West Carolina, UNC-Wilmington, Winston Salem State, UNC -Charlotte, UNC-Greensboro and Central North Carolina Universities.

Gray recruited and developed:




  • Five (5) National All-Americans
  • Six (6) Mid Major All-Americans
  • Three (3) Academic All-Americans

  • 25 players from all conferences
  • Four (4) different Conference Players of the Year

He holds scholastic records at UNC-Greensboro, Western Carolina and Wingate universities, and made history by helping the South Atlantic Conference’s first team – the Wingate Bulldogs – to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight in 2007. Gray is a graduate of the NCAA ACE Program for Rising Minority Coaches and a member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division I Assistant Coaches Committee.

“I am grateful to Chancellor Dixon and Acting Director of Athletics James DuBose for this opportunity,” said Andre Gray. “Being the CIAA Head Coach, even on an interim basis, is a dream come true and an honor that I do not take for granted. ECSU has cultivated a culture that provides student-athletes with an elite experience, supporting their success in the classroom, on the field and in the community.We will make the Viking family proud.

Gray is from Elizabethtown, North Carolina, and earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Methodist College in 1998. He is pursuing a master’s degree in sports management at Western Carolina University, which will end in June 2022.

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JC Hermus and Katie Halbert Win Top Naval Academy Athletic Association Awards – Capital Gazette https://slidellathleticclub.com/jc-hermus-and-katie-halbert-win-top-naval-academy-athletic-association-awards-capital-gazette/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://slidellathleticclub.com/jc-hermus-and-katie-halbert-win-top-naval-academy-athletic-association-awards-capital-gazette/ The Naval Academy Athletic Association announced its top athletic honorees last week, with intercollegiate sailing skipper JC Hermus winning the men’s epee and track and field star Katie Halbert receiving the women’s epee from Vice Admiral Lawrence. Football player Diego Fagot received the Thompson Trophy Cup, while wrestler Jacob Allen and football player Megan LaMendola […]]]>

The Naval Academy Athletic Association announced its top athletic honorees last week, with intercollegiate sailing skipper JC Hermus winning the men’s epee and track and field star Katie Halbert receiving the women’s epee from Vice Admiral Lawrence.

Football player Diego Fagot received the Thompson Trophy Cup, while wrestler Jacob Allen and football player Megan LaMendola received the Coaches Calvert Awards.

The men’s sword is presented to the graduating member who is deemed by the NAAA Athletic Council to have personally excelled in athletics during four years of college competition.

Hermus is the first intercollegiate sailor to win the sword in the award’s 130-year history. The Bellport, New York native is a four-time Intercollegiate Sailing Association American skipper, only the fifth person in the program’s history to accomplish the feat.

As a junior, Hermus was named the winner of the Everett B. Morris Award as College Sailor of the Year, one of four midshipmen so honored. He was recognized for helping the Navy stay undefeated and win the 2021 ICSA Team Race and Fleet Race National Championship.

Halbert is the 11th track and field athlete to win the Vice Admiral Lawrence Women’s Sword, which has now been awarded for 43 years to the female athlete the NAAA Athletic Council selects for career excellence.

Halbert finished her career as an All-Patriot League performer eight times and helped the women’s track and field team win six conference championships. She made the All-Patriot League first team five times and played a starring role in the Navy, beating arch-rivals Army 6-1.

As captain of the senior team, Halbert was named the competition’s field athlete after earning the most points of any competitor at the 2022 Patriot League Outdoor Championships. In the classroom, the resident of Keller, Texas has been recognized three times by the Academic All-Patriot League.

The Thompson Trophy Cup is awarded to the midshipman, male or female, who has done the most during the year to promote athletics at the Naval Academy. Fagot, a four-year-old man of letters, is the 85th football player to win the award in the 130 years it has been awarded.

Fagot was a three-year starting inside linebacker and finished his career with 282 tackles, 9½ sacks and five forced fumbles. He is only the third player in program history to lead the team in tackles for three straight seasons and his 35-and-a-half tackles for loss ranks sixth all-time in the Navy.

Fagot was a three-time All-American Athletic Conference draft pick (first team in 2019 and 2021, second team in 2020) and was named the 2019 Liberty Bowl Most Valuable Defensive Player and East-West Shrine Game Most Valuable Player. 2021.

Fagot was a hero in the 2021 Army-Navy game, landing a first down on a surprise fake punt, then teaming up with winger Jacob Busic to make a fourth save that sealed a 17-13 victory. The Fort Lauderdale resident, one of four team captains, led the contenders with nine tackles against the Black Knights.

Fagot recently signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent and was cleared to pursue professional football by the Department of Defense.

The Calvert Coaches Award recognizes a college letter recipient who has demonstrated leadership, tireless effort, loyalty and dedication to the sport and who has pushed his or her abilities beyond the expectations of the coach, their peers and themselves.

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Allen is the eighth wrestler to win the Men’s Calvert Award in its 49-year history.

Allen was a three-year-old starter and was crowned Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association champion as a junior, earning an automatic NCAA Tournament berth. The four-year-old letterman and captain of the 2021-22 team has led Navy to victory in each of the last two Star Matches against Army. The Poway, Calif., native finished his career with a 51-42 record.

Allen also stood out in the classroom, posting a perfect 4.0 GPA in Operations Research and being named a CoSIDA Academic All-District Selection for General Sports. He appeared on the Superintendent’s and Commandant’s Rolls in all eight semesters and was ranked No. 1 in the Class of 2022 in the Order of Academic Merit and No. 2 in the Order of Military Merit.

LaMendola is the fifth soccer player to receive the Calvert Women’s Award in the 43 years it has been awarded.

LaMendola earned two varsity letters as a backup goalie for teams that posted a combined 42-19-12 record, including a 22-6-4 mark in the Patriot League. The Navy beat the Army three times and won two Patriot League championships during his career.

LaMendola was an extra who steadily climbed the depth chart from fourth string to backup and played valuable minutes during the 2021 campaign in which Navy notched an 11-6-3 record.

LaMendola improved his Order of Military Merit by more than 600 positions inside the top 20 and his Order of General Merit by more than 400 positions after finishing with a 3.62 GPA as an oceanography major.

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Georgia setback ends Hofstra’s baseball season https://slidellathleticclub.com/georgia-setback-ends-hofstras-baseball-season/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 00:46:54 +0000 https://slidellathleticclub.com/georgia-setback-ends-hofstras-baseball-season/ Chapel Hill, NC — The Hofstra baseball team’s magic run of the playoffs ended Saturday at the NCAA Regional Championship in Chapel Hill, NC. The Pride fell to the Georgia Bulldogs, 24-1, to end their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. Hofstra, who was picked ninth in the CAA preseason poll but tied for second in the […]]]>
Chapel Hill, NC — The Hofstra baseball team’s magic run of the playoffs ended Saturday at the NCAA Regional Championship in Chapel Hill, NC. The Pride fell to the Georgia Bulldogs, 24-1, to end their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance.

Hofstra, who was picked ninth in the CAA preseason poll but tied for second in the standings and won the postseason tournament, ends his historic season with a 30-23 record. Georgia (36-22) plays the loser of the winners game between North Carolina and VCU on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Hofstra threatened in the second inning, setting the top two runners up with a walk and a bunt single. The Bulldogs managed to escape the jam by turning a double play and getting a strikeout to end the frame to block a runner in third.

Georgia took control of the game in the third, sending 17 batters home in a 13-run inning. Ben Anderson hit back-to-back homers sending a solo shot over the fence on the right to extend the lead to 3-0. Three batters later, Connor Tate hit a three-run homer to left center to make it 6-0. The Bulldogs would add seven more runs in the inning to take a 13-0 lead.

The Bulldogs added five points in fifth, two more in sixth, one in eighth and three in ninth. Pride broke through in the bottom of the seventh as Santino Rosso singled and came on a wide wide double from the left center of Ryan Morash’s bat.

Brian Morrell and Morash each had two hits in the game for Pride, while Rosso and Jake Liberatore each had one.

Hofstra starter Mark Faello (7-4) took the loss for Hofstra, allowing eight runs (seven earned) on five hits over two innings. Pride would use six pitchers in the game.

Liam Sullivan (4-3) picked up the win for Georgia after allowing one run on six hits and eight strikeouts in seven innings. Coleman Willis and Collin Caldwell each pitched a relief inning to close out the game. McAllister had four hits and five RBIs to lead Georgia’s 16-hitter outburst.

 

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Riverhead High School Wins State Athletic Association “School of Excellence” Award https://slidellathleticclub.com/riverhead-high-school-wins-state-athletic-association-school-of-excellence-award/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 11:32:01 +0000 https://slidellathleticclub.com/riverhead-high-school-wins-state-athletic-association-school-of-excellence-award/ Riverhead High School has won the School of Excellence Award for the 2021-22 school year from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, the Riverhead Central School District announced Friday. To achieve Excellence School status, a school must have at least 75% of its varsity-eligible programs and receive the New York State Public […]]]>

Riverhead High School has won the School of Excellence Award for the 2021-22 school year from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association, the Riverhead Central School District announced Friday.

To achieve Excellence School status, a school must have at least 75% of its varsity-eligible programs and receive the New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s Scholars-Athletes Team Award, according to the ‘association. To qualify, 75% of high school college programs must have a GPA of 90 or higher for 75% of the team. At Riverhead High School, 92% of high school varsity teams have a GPA of 90 or higher, the district said.

The teams whose student-athletes contributed to this award were, according to the district’s announcement:

To fall

Cheerleading, boys’ and girls’ cross-country, field hockey, football, golf, boys’ and girls’ soccer, girls’ tennis and volleyball.

Winter

Girls basketball, bowling, cheerleading and indoor athletics for boys and girls.

Spring

Baseball, girls’ golf, boys’ and girls’ lacrosse, softball, boys’ tennis, and boys’ and girls’ outdoor athletics.

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#CAALax well represented in the next PLL season https://slidellathleticclub.com/caalax-well-represented-in-the-next-pll-season/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 15:00:19 +0000 https://slidellathleticclub.com/caalax-well-represented-in-the-next-pll-season/ EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (June 3, 2022) – The Colonial Athletic Association will be well represented in the upcoming Premier Lacrosse League season as 16 players and three coaches have CAA roots. The PLL opens its fourth season this weekend in Albany, NY, with four games over two days on ESPN platforms. Overall, six former Hofstra […]]]>
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (June 3, 2022) – The Colonial Athletic Association will be well represented in the upcoming Premier Lacrosse League season as 16 players and three coaches have CAA roots. The PLL opens its fourth season this weekend in Albany, NY, with four games over two days on ESPN platforms.

Overall, six former Hofstra players, four former Towson players, three former UMass student-athletes, two Delaware alumni and a Fairfield graduate represent CAA among the players for the upcoming PLL season. Additionally, two former Drexel coaches and a former Fairfield coach hold ranks among the eight coaching teams.



Atlas Lacrosse Club features two CAA alumni and will open the season against Redwoods Lacrosse Club, which features a former CAA student-athlete, on Saturday, June 4 at 5 p.m. EST on ESPN. Towson alum Koby Smitha three-time All-CAA First Team selection and All-American, was drafted by Atlas LC in the 2022 PLL Draft, making the team’s opening roster in his first professional season. Smith is accompanied by Hofstra’s Jack Concannon on the Atlas LC. Concannon was an All-American between the posts, earning first-team All-CAA honors three times, and he set the CAA Championship record with 22 saves in 2018.



finn sullivan is also a Hofstra Alum and will face Smith and Concannon in the season opener with Redwoods LC. Sullivan earned CAA Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2016 after earning first-team all-conference honors for the second time in his career. In addition, Chris Collinsa Delaware alum and former Drexel assistant coach is on the Redwoods coaching staff.



Cannons Lacrosse Club has the most CAA connections on its roster, with five players coming from conference affiliates. Three former Towson Tigers – ryan drenner, Zach Goodrichand Alex Woodall – with a pair of former Hofstra players, Ryan Tierney and Bryan McIntosh represent the CAA on Cannons LC. Drenner, the 2016 CAA Player of the Year, and Goodrich, the 2018 CAA Defensive Player of the Year, won three CAA titles with Towson, while Woodall, the conference record holder for ground balls per game (12.00) and game winning percentage (.742), was part of two CAA Championship teams. Tierney was the 2021 CAA Offensive Player of the Year after being named CAA Rookie of the Year in 2017. Tierney ended his college career as the CAA’s all-time leader for the goals (164) and points (251) throughout league history.



The Waterdogs Lacrosse Club is also well represented, with three former CAA players and a former coach on its roster. The Waterdogs open the season against the Cannons on Sunday, June 5 at 5 p.m. on ESPN+. Former Fairfield head coach Andy Copelan oversees the Waterdogs, which include Charly Kitchen and Matt DeLuca from Delaware with Hofstra Steven DeNapoli. Kitchen, the 2019 CAA Offensive Player of the Year, was a three-time All-CAA First Team selection. Kitchen ranks fourth in league history in career goals (146) and assists (93) while ranking second all-time in points (239). Both DeLuca and DeNapoli earned All-CAA honors throughout their conference playing careers.



The final game of opening weekend features five CAA players and a former coach as Chrome Lacrosse Club takes on Archers Lacrosse Club at 3:45 p.m. on Sunday, June 5. The game can be watched on ESPN+. Chrome LC has two CAA alumni with Hofstra Brendan Kavanagh and Sean Sconone of UMass on his list. Sconone was the 2019 National Goaltender of the Year and CAA Defensive Player of the Year. Sconone was also the CAA Tournament MVP after leading UMass to the championship title in 2018.



Additionally, two former Minutemen will enter the contest as Will Mannythe 2012 CAA Player of the Year, and Jeff Trainor, a three-time All-CAA First Team selection and CAA Champion, are on the Archers roster. Former Drexel Head Coach chris bateswho was the 2007 and 2008 CAA Coach of the Year, leads the Archers coaching staff, while the former Fairfield Frankie Labetti made the Archers’ opening roster after signing as an undrafted rookie this offseason.



The PLL plays an 11-game regular season, with four games per week at a common host site. The host site rotates weekly, spanning from Long Island to Seattle. The playoffs begin Sept. 3 with the quarterfinals in Boston. The semi-finals will be played in the nation’s capital on September 11, while the championship game will take place on September 18 in Philadelphia. All games of the PLL season will be broadcast on the ESPN family of networks.


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How the Colonial Athletic Association expanded proactively, not reactively https://slidellathleticclub.com/how-the-colonial-athletic-association-expanded-proactively-not-reactively/ Mon, 30 May 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://slidellathleticclub.com/how-the-colonial-athletic-association-expanded-proactively-not-reactively/ Delaware won the last men’s basketball tournament title in the current CAA setup, … [+] which will officially transition to a 13-team roster on July 1. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) Getty Images As Joe D’Antonio and his team presided over the final Colonial Athletic Association Championship event with the current roster last weekend, he […]]]>

As Joe D’Antonio and his team presided over the final Colonial Athletic Association Championship event with the current roster last weekend, he said that fact hadn’t occurred to him.

“It really didn’t cross my mind,” D’Antonio, the CAA commissioner, said at the conference baseball tournament in Elon, North Carolina, which was ultimately won by Hofstra. “That’s just what we do. No matter who the teams are, we will always work hard to provide the teams with a great experience.

But it will be a new cast once the schedule switches from June to July. After James Madison announced his switch to the Sun Belt Conference on November 5, 2021, the Colonial moved quickly, adding Hampton, Monmouth and Stony Brook on January 25. CAA then brought in North Carolina A&T on February 22 to bring its membership up to 13.

But this process of expansion began long before James Madison left, and it shows how, in the ever-shifting sands of conference realignment, intermediate conferences must be just as flexible and proactive as their larger brethren.

“Here’s the thing that I think is important to recognize,” D’Antonio said. “This was a 16 month process that we undertook in relation to what we would consider to be the next steps for CAA and the future success of the conference. When you look at the timeline, our work on this project started long before JMU made the decision to go to the Sun Belt.

“In fact,” he added, “JMU was active, helpful and a supportive participant in all of our expansion discussions before they made the decision to transition. no way a reaction to what JMU has done.

D’Antonio said: “When we made the decision to activate the plan we had in place, we were really focused on three main things. 1—The school had to be geographically adapted. 2—Any institution we reviewed in this process had to be an institution with a strong academic background and solid reputation and 3—We also strived to ensure that the institution was not only committed to investing in its student-athletes and their future, but also committed to investing in the future success of its sports programs.

James Madison announced last November 5 that he intended to join the SBC no later than July 1, 2023. However, that timeline was brought forward when the CAA exercised a provision of the CAA Bylaws preventing the Dukes from participating in one conference tournaments. for the 2021-22 academic year. James Madison will become a full member of the Sun Belt in July.

“It started in August for us,” Monmouth sporting director Jeff Stapleton said of the process of exploring potential CAA membership. Monmouth had been part of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference since 2013.

CAA “called us,” Stapleton added, “and said we were looking to expand. ‘Hey, do you want to talk about membership? We’re coming off the air and would you like to have a chat? »

Potential Effects on Admissions

A common thread among athletic directors at incoming CAA schools was how their universities’ new CAA membership could help recruit non-student-athletes.

Shawn Heilbron of Stony Brook, whose school has been in America East since 2001, said, “We align with other schools that are academically similar to us. It was important for our president. It was important to me. I think that certainly helps, the name recognition of a lot of CAA schools. Students know these schools.

Hampton University had been a member of one HBCU conference, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, since 1991. But the Pirates moved to the Big South Conference in 2018.

“Our president (William R. Harvey) wanted Hampton’s athletic prowess to match his academic prowess and conference affiliation was key to that,” Hampton athletic director Eugene Marshall Jr. said. So looked at a number of different conferences and decided to go deep south. He had been trying to get into CAA for a number of years and unfortunately he couldn’t make it work. The timing and all didn’t make it fit.

But now it was.

“It helps us academically because we’re surrounded by great academic institutions,” Marshall said.

The large geographical footprint of the conference was also important. CAA spans the east coast from Northeastern University in Boston to the College of Charleston in South Carolina.

Marshall said, “Now you can recruit students from Boston to Myrtle Beach, and we have a very good alumni base on the east coast, especially Boston, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and the DMV ( Delaware, Maryland and Virginia), so we have a great group of alumni right there.

“It allows us to recruit all students, not just student-athletes,” Stapleton said, “but our entire student body, from New England, Long Island, greater Philly and northern Maryland. This is where we recruit a lot of our students, and this league has institutions in that footprint. It’s so important for us to get out into these communities.

North Carolina A&T made a similar journey to Hampton, moving from MEAC to the Deep South in 2021 before heading to CAA.

North Carolina A&T athletic director Earl Hilton said, “We see ourselves as a very aggressive, land-granting doctoral research institution. In this stance, we continued to mentor a competitive group of peer institutions against which we benchmarked ourselves. We believe membership in the Colonial Athletic Association represents where we are and expect to be academically and athletically as we strive to become an R1 institution.

For Monmouth, it also meant a chance to have nearly all of the Hawks’ athletic programs in one conference, rather than being spread out, as Stapleton explained.

“It was something that wasn’t a priority initially, but the more we started talking about it, it became something that was really important,” Stapleton said. “The fact that we haven’t had all of our teams in one conference is something we don’t really think about. but then when you can get (almost) everyone under one umbrella and realize what it can mean for your department, it really starts to have a lot of positives. So we’re really excited about that aspect.

The only sport offered by Monmouth that the CAA does not sponsor is women’s bowling.

Geographic planning?

As for D’Antonio, he probably didn’t have time to get nostalgic last weekend, as the conference meets Tuesday through Friday in Ponte Vedra, Florida. On the agenda will be topics such as the potential division of the conference into divisions for planning purposes, as well as the planning model itself.

“We’ve solidified our schedule for the 2022-23 academic year,” D’Antonio said, but he added, “we haven’t made any decisions about 2023-24. We’re trying to create a model that’s both competitive and sustainable (financially) This process is ongoing.

Regarding the divisions, he said: “We continue to discuss what the divisions could look like. I don’t know if these meetings will reveal a final decision, but it will be discussed.

Hilton of North Carolina A&T said, “The CAA approached us in November with a proposal to divide the conference into divisions and focus on regional planning, creating a more attractive travel schedule for our student-athletes. . We have considered the transition from both a college association and athletic competition perspective and believe that a transition to CAA is best for A&T and our student-athletes.

For Stony Brook and Heilbron, the regional lineup would likely mean a chance to face Long Island rival Hofstra twice a season, instead of once.

“That would be huge,” he said. “From the moment I arrived in Stony Brook, I understood what the rivalry with Hofstra meant, what it meant for Long Island. … Our games are great now, but they’re usually in December. To think that we’ll be playing maybe twice a year in the heat of the conference is exciting.

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The 1927 County Agriculture Athletic Association season thrilled fans https://slidellathleticclub.com/the-1927-county-agriculture-athletic-association-season-thrilled-fans/ Sat, 28 May 2022 09:07:41 +0000 https://slidellathleticclub.com/the-1927-county-agriculture-athletic-association-season-thrilled-fans/ The 1927 major league baseball season will be remembered for the New York Yankees by Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and his “Murder’s Row” of hitters. Central Missouri has also had a great season in its various leagues, one being the Cole County Agricultural League. Played all summer on Sundays, it would culminate in a championship […]]]>

The 1927 major league baseball season will be remembered for the New York Yankees by Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and his “Murder’s Row” of hitters.

Central Missouri has also had a great season in its various leagues, one being the Cole County Agricultural League. Played all summer on Sundays, it would culminate in a championship series between Wardsville and Osage City for the “Silver Cup”.

The Cole County Agriculture Athletic Association, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club and the Farm Bureau, officially opened its 1927 season on May 15. There were seven teams: Osage City (Liberty), Osage Bend (Benders), Wardsville (Saints), St. Thomas (Tommies), Harmony Grove (Harmonies), Honey Creek (Bees) and Grandview. The league was one of many organizations in the state, and the only requirements needed were that players live in a specific neighborhood and outside the city limits. It is “a purely agricultural organization and serves to keep the boys satisfied and on the farms”.

The league clung to its agricultural roots as few games were played in late June because “cutting wheat is more important than baseball.”

The following was reported in the Jefferson City Post-Tribune on Monday.

The season started for Wardsville losing its first two games. They would win eight of their next nine.

The pitching for the new Wardsville was mainly done by Julius Richter and Emil Rackers. Richter threw a “dandy game” against Grandview in which he struck back 11 goals in a 21-5 victory. He also hit a grand slam at the event. Emil Rackers was known as the one-armed pitcher. He didn’t let that handicap stop him, as he pitched well against St. Thomas, Harmony Grove and Osage Bend.

The composition of Wardsville would make the Babe proud. Over a seven-game streak, they averaged an incredible 19 points per game.

Otto Rackers hit one of the longest drives in franchise history on June 12 and had 10 RBIs on August 7. Otto Winkelman stood out as “one of the heaviest hitters of the day” on June 1; with Vic Huhman giving a great display of hitting and defending.

The Saints would finish the regular season with a record eight wins and three losses. The team members were: Vic Huhman, Ilde Adrian, Mike Adrian, Otto Rackers, August Rackers, Emil Rackers, Julius Richter, William Goldammer, Herbert Pringer, Otto Winkelman, Ed DeBroeck Sr. and Kolb.

Osage City were the defending league champions after winning the Silver Cup in 1926. They were led by the Langkop brothers, pitcher Earl and catcher Eugene. Earl, 18, would later pitch four years in the minor leagues for teams in Nebraska and Missouri. The Sporting News will note that “during the offseason, you might find Earl Langkop working in his father’s general store in Osage City.” He also pitched for various teams in Jefferson City after a pro ball.

When Earl wasn’t playing, the Liberty men had a hit pitcher by the name of Goff. He held St. Thomas to two hits on June 4 and struck out 15 Honey Creek batters on July 4. J. Gensert was their first baseman and was known to have played at home plate.

Osage City would go undefeated in the regular season beating Wardsville twice, once in May and then in August. The team members were: Earl Langkop, Eugene Langkop, J. Gensert, H. Kremer, C. Kremer, Patterson, Goff, Carl Lootens, DeBrine and H. Adrian.

The cup series matches were reported in the newspaper by “Yendis Pencilette”, who was also the goalscorer.

Sept. 18: “A huge crowd was in Lincoln Park to see Osage City and Wardsville for Game 1. Osage City held two batting rallies, one in third for four runs and seven in seventh. Earl Langkop, pitcher for Osage City was with three singles the batting hero of the game.”

September 25: “The Wardsville team came back strong and tied the count with Osage City an all, beating Osage City by the one-sided score of 9-3 which requires another game to play the tie for the Premier League trophy. county.”

Oct. 10: “A large crowd of fans watched the deciding County League Championship game between Osage City and Wardsville at Lincoln Park yesterday afternoon. That same large crowd, as we recall, saw two records beaten at Lincoln Park. Wardsville never had a chance with the pitcher to go with the Springfield Midgets. One was a no hit, no run, the other was a record 20 strikeouts by Earl Langkop who lengthened the lumberjack pitcher for Osage City Only 28 batters faced him, four of whom reached first by a pitched touchdown, one by a walk and two on two errors. , then knocked down first base. In the fifth and sixth innings, he retired the side, fifth being on eleven pitches. His speed was terrific and his breaks were always a duplex quiver. In other words, he was simply invincible.”

Deborah Goldammer is retired from state government and is now pursuing her interest in researching the history of Cole County. Travis Crede has spent years collecting newspaper clippings and photos from Cole County’s nearly 150-year baseball tradition.





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