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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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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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Hump day? More like Link Day!
Baseball | New England Div. III Preseason Poll (via Tristan Hobbes)
5. Amherst- The Lord Jeffs feature one of the best 1-2 punches offensively in the region with Mike Samela and Kevin Heller. They will provide plenty of offense but the big question will be if the pitching staff can keep the runs off the board.
10. Tufts- Tough to put the region’s top seed in each of the last two New England regional tournaments at 10 but the Jumbos have a lot of holes to fill this season. Sam Sager returns as one of New England’s best third basemen and David Ryan and Kevin Gilchrist return to anchor the region’s top pitching staff from a year ago.
Women’s Basketball | Vaughan, Henrikson named to D3Hoops.com Team of Week (via D3hoops.com)
Crime | Hamilton student arrested for selling drugs after two-month investigation (via WKTV News)
Tweet of the Day (One Week Edition):
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Welcome to Linking Around the NESCAC, your one-stop shop for news throughout the conference. Here we go:
Women’s Basketball | NESCAC Player of the Week Caroline Stedman named to D3Hoops.com Team of the Week
Baseball | Tufts ranked No. 24 in D3Baseball.com national poll
Ice Hockey | Colby finding tough luck thus far (via USCHO.com)
For Colby, the key may be finding a bit of “puck luck” in the remaining games and definitely some level of success on their home ice. So far this season, Colby has lost eight of its 13 losses by just one goal, including this weekend’s hard-fought 5-4 loss to Williams on its home ice. Clearly, the Mules could use a bit more offense, particularly on the power play, where the team has gone just two-for-54 this season with the man advantage. For a team that has struggled to score goals, the positive from Saturday’s one-goal defeat was that the Mules scored all of their goals in five-on-five hockey, but went 0-for-3 on the power play.
Women’s Basketball | All-state Georgian commits to Amherst (via Patch.com)
A point guard, [Pace Academy senior Haley] Zwecker helped lead the Knights to a second-place finish in the 2011 Class A tournament. During the 2010-2011 season, she had 354 points and set a school record with 188 assists. Zwecker was named to 2011 Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-State First Team, to the Region 5-A All-Region Team and to the Macon Christmas Tournament All-Tournament Team.
“Haley is a savvy point guard who is leaving a remarkable legacy at Pace,” Knights Head Coach Regina Tate said in a statement. “She plays by instincts that were laid during her days of playing against boys in the NYO leagues of her youth.
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