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statefan

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  1. I apologize for this post having not much to do with the rest of this string or UA basketball. I heard Wyland's interview with Brian Fruscio this afternoon. Fruscio is leaving Albany Academy to become head coach at Canterbury School in Connecticut, where the coach left to become an assistant at UMBC because Josh Pelliitier left UMBC. Most of you know much more about how all this works than I do, but, I was surprised to learn that being an AE assistant was a step up from being a prep/boarding school head coach. Also, Nick Fruscio is an assistant at the same JC in Florida where Cece Mayo spent her year between playing at UAlbany and Indiana State. If this needs to be deleted for being irrelevant to this string, I'm OK with that.
  2. https://notredame.rivals.com/news/report-irish-to-hire-hamlet-tibbs-as-assistant-men-s-basketball-coach
  3. https://www.georgiaswarm.com/news/lyle-thompson-wins-fourth-straight-nll-sportsmanship-award/?fbclid=IwAR37UfE-OZGaTb86ssuU0sHNYpFj19sDJ8HX9tN94wqWshPvfThC7_32OCs
  4. I am wondering whether the Huerter Impact facility is in the mix? I know it can be configured for a full sized NCAA D1 Court, but, I do not know anything about seating capacity or parking.
  5. https://ualbanysports.com/sports/womens-basketball/roster/2022-23
  6. Looks like Bryant lost their MLAX coach: https://www.usalaxmagazine.com/high-school/boys/mike-pressler-named-head-coach-at-highland-park-texas?fbclid=IwAR34ip4GBSZ6gikebQXO11JSWJSuzFiCDEgNCG9Ur0lmmrStRTa3UGBeDTw
  7. https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2022/05/19/hartford-division-iii-sports-graduation/
  8. https://www.timesunion.com/sports/article/UAlbany-men-s-basketball-fills-out-roster-17166321.php?IPID=Times-Union-sports-spotlight
  9. If you want to use the PLL draft as a criteria toward answering this question, I'd say the league has gotten worse. There were no AE players drafted in last night's PLL draft.
  10. Not disagreeing with the point, but, only for the sake of accuracy (1) in 2021 Vermont was not a play-in team and their first round game was vs #3 Maryland and (2) there are 6 Ivies in, with 5 having home games. Turns out we played 4 of the 8 seeded teams.
  11. When MLAX played at Drexel, the game was only on the awful Flo
  12. And, Isoken Uzamere https://georgiadogs.com/sports/womens-basketball/roster/coaches/isoken-uzamere/3147
  13. In the least surprising news ever posted on this forum: https://georgiadogs.com/news/2022/4/8/womens-basketball-balerio-named-georgias-associate-head-coach-and-recruiting-coordinator.aspx
  14. I see Koi Sims in the portal as of today.
  15. If I run into him (which I never have), I'll say "just schedule LCC for the 6th game and beat them"
  16. It is interesting to me that neither the UA nor DK's statement refer to the physical contact being accidental.
  17. I have been out of the loop. It looks to me that DK hired the Siena pollster, who organized a protest by Alice Green and cohorts, which results in UA changing its position and DK pays a $25K fine, probably to an organization affiliated with one of the protesters. I have no opinion regarding DK. I've lost a lot of respect for the UA Administration. I have had no respect for the Athletic Administration for years.
  18. 9 of the 11 goals scored by Maryland in the first quarter were by Seniors, 5th year Seniors or Grad Students.
  19. Today is the 10 year anniversary of the first WBB AE Championship https://ualbanysports.com/news/2012/3/10/205395750.aspx Coach Abe's UCF team is on ESPNU right now in the AAC Championship, with familiar faces on her staff.
  20. I'll stick with interesting and try to separate what I recall from what I think it means: We lost 6 of our top 8 scorers from last year. Everyone on first offense is new to that role and very young. He was asked about starting a freshman goalie and said that the goalie is a junior academically and a freshman eligibility-wise. The goalie had trouble seeing the ball early in the game. He was asked with a young team, what players does he lean on and said Tanner Hay on D and Yunker on O. This was where he said that Yunker is injured. He was asked about Drexel and gave what I usually call coachspeak. He said his son Kyle is on the Drexel staff, so, no communication this week. He was asked about the young players and praised Amos Whitcomb's play against Cornell. He was asked about the America East and said that Vermont, Stony Brook and UMBC are very good and that the road to the NCAA runs through Vermont. He mused that we were on top for a long stretch and said that now Vermont is in that position and it is a different mentality to be the underdog. The remainder of this are my thoughts and should not be confused with actual fact. I understood the comment about the goalie not seeing the ball and have heard it in past years where the field is surrounded by white snow drifts, the attacking team is wearing white and the ball is white, so, I can understand a first time goalie having trouble picking up the ball. Also, I thought the answer regarding the goalie's eligibility was interesting and think there is at least a possibility that the decision is made because this goalie has 4 years of eligibility. I might be wrong, but, I think a similar decision was made to start Blaze as a freshman, when there were older and more experienced back-ups in the program. I thought Keelan Seneca also played well against Cornell. I saw this week's top 20 and that we play 5 of the top 14 teams in the country. I watched Maryland @ Syracuse on Sunday and I see that the other Ivies on the schedule (Yale & Penn) are rated higher than Cornell. Winning any of those games would be an enormous upset IMO.
  21. https://www.timesunion.com/sports/article/UAlbany-lacrosse-s-Jack-Pucci-ready-for-his-16930695.php?IPID=Times-Union-sports-spotlight
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