Welcoming to Linking Around the NESCAC, your hub for information throughout the conference, where we started putting stuff in the Tufts Daily print edition, but it’s not available yet because of slow upload.
Here we go with the daily links:
Women’s Basketball | Conn.’s Aly Boyle has media in her blood (via Mike DiMauro, The Day)
It makes more sense if you know Boyle’s family tree. In the same spirit that coaches’ kids always make free throws, media members’ kids always know what to say and how to say it.
Aly Boyle’s mom is Jackie MacMullan, formerly of the Boston Globe and Sports Illustrated and now of ESPN.com and “Around the Horn.”
Clearly, however, Boyle shares more than a comfort with words and people with her mom. Jackie MacMullan is one of the greats in this profession and – unlike many others in this business who have accomplished far less – remains singularly unimpressed with herself. If you don’t know MacMullan once received the Curt Gowdy Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame for her contribution to basketball, she’ll be the last one to remind you.
Same concept with young Aly.
Women’s Ice Hockey | After walking on to Williams Vukasin emerges as standout (via Bill Alden, Town Topics)
Her success had Vukasin looking to join a college hockey program. “I started thinking about playing in college when I was 16 and everyone was talking about recruiting,” said Vukasin, a 2010 PHS grad who was also a star goalie for the Little Tigers girls’ soccer team.
But no schools ended up seriously recruiting Vukasin and Williams College (Mass.) emerged as her first choice.
Men’s Ice Hockey | ECAC East/NESCAC picks (via Tim Costello, USCHO.com)
Men’s Basketball | After strong winter break, Bowdoin men’s basketball looks good (via Peter Davis, Bowdoin Orient)
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