Raise your hand if you had Kate Upton in the “Least Likely to Tweet About NESCAC Lacrosse” sweepstakes. Because you just lost. This came after the Williams men’s lacrosse team upset No. 5 Union tonight.
Another day, another batch of links. Let’s go:
Women’s Basketball | Mules snubbed from NCAA Tournament (via Morning Sentinel)
WATERVILLE — Most of the Colby women’s basketball team was gathered in the trophy room, just a short walk from the court at Wadsworth Gymnasium.
But what happens when you’re waiting to find out where to go, and it turns out to be nowhere?
That’s what the Mules faced Monday afternoon as they watched the NCAA Division III selection show. The teams were revealed in groups of eight and, when all 64 teams had been listed, Colby — despite a 19-7 overall record and the sixth-toughest schedule in the country — was not one of them.
Colby senior Jil Vaughan nervously buried her head in her hands before the final eight teams were shown, but when it became obvious Colby’s season was over, everyone in the room was speechless.
“They were in shock,” Colby coach Julie Veilleux said a few hours later. “They might still be in shock right now, to be honest. I know they’re hurting inside. I know they’re upset.” Continue reading
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Commence the screaming.
Tufts has moved up to No. 2 in the latest USILA Div. III coaches poll despite not playing a game, thanks to Dickinson’s freefall from 3rd to 13th following a loss to St. Mary’s.
Atop the poll is Salisbury, the defending national champs who steamrolled No. 10 Roanoke, 22-5, pushing the previously No. 2 Maroons out and allowing the Gulls’ opponent in the past two title games to move into second. Still, Salisbury garnered all 18 first-place votes, so that one phantom vote that had New England lacrosse analysts outraged has officially migrated. Continue reading
Another day, another batch of links. Let’s do it:
Women’s Soccer | Living the Dream (via Amherst Athletics)
I. THE AMHERST CONNECTION
Back in her hometown of Sudbury, Mass., Kate Sisk ’14 of the Amherst women’s soccer team was spending her Thanksgiving break studying for exams. “Our season had just ended,” recalls Sisk, who helped the Lord Jeffs set a program record with 20 wins en route to a NESCAC championship and national quarterfinal appearance. “I was feeling pretty empty.”
Sitting in a library on a rainy November day, Sisk’s phone began to ring. On the other end was Brandon Saldana ’13, the Amherst men’s reserve goalkeeper who had recently taken on a starring role on the Puerto Rican senior national team.
Stepping outside to take the call, Sisk paced under an overhang before walking in circles around the lobby. Saldana explained that the Puerto Rican women’s U20 team was looking for players as it prepared for the final stage of Caribbean qualifiers for the 2012 CONCACAF Championship in Cuba. Would Sisk be interested? Absolutely. Would it be alright if Saldana passed her information along to the coaches? Definitely.
Immediately after getting off the phone, Sisk excitedly called home. She soon got another call, this time from Rene Echevarria, a stateside recruiter for the men’s team. Before she knew it, Sisk had put her studying aside and began making plans for a week-long tryout in Puerto Rico. Continue reading
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Div. III lacrosse is just around the corner, but the NESCAC still has a ways to go before its regular season kicks off. But that late start date hasn’t curbed any preseason buzz, especially after the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association’s Div. III preseason coaches poll was released yesterday.
As expected, defending NCAA champion Salisbury, which avenged its 2010 loss by blitzing Tufts in the national finals, was a near-unanimous choice for No. 1 in the nation, receiving 14 of 15 first-place votes and 297 overall points, 46 ahead of No. 2 Roanoke. That one lingering first-place vote, however, is causing a bit of a stir. Continue reading
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