Southland Conference Places Nine on United Soccer Coaches All-Region Teams

first_imgUnited Soccer Coaches ReleaseFRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference earned nine total selections to the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I Women’s All-South Region Teams, the organization announced Wednesday. D Laurene Tresfield Sr. Oklahoma State University Paris, France K Kelsey Daugherty Jr. UAB Kennesaw, Ga. Kelso Peskin, the Southland Newcomer of the Year, earned second team distinction for Lamar. Amelia Fullmer, M.J. Eckart and Lucy Ashworth all earned third team selections to round out the Cardinals’ selections. M Ellee Hall Sr. Houston Baptist University Unitah, Utah M Asta Arnadottir Sr. Florida Atlantic University Kopagavur, Iceland M Aline De Lima Sr. Baylor University Belo Horizonte, Brazil First Team Pos. Player Class School Hometown K Katie Lund So. TCU Plano, Texas D Louise Stephens So. Rice University Houston, Texas Rounding out the conference’s selections is Houston Baptist midfielder Ellee Hall, who was named to the all-region third team. M Anna Beffer Sr. Oklahoma State University Tulsa, Okla. F  Peyton DePreist Fr. Middle Tennessee State University Franklin, Tenn. D Jaclyn Stroud Sr. Old Dominion University Raleigh, N.C. D Atu Mshana So. University of Texas Garland, Texas M Hanna Barker Sr. Stephen F. Austin State University Farmers Branch, Texas F Kassi  Hormuth Sr. Texas State University Cedar Park, Texas F Haley Woodard Jr. Oklahoma State University Norman, Okla. M Julie James Jr. Baylor University Fairview, Texas D Kennedy Rose Sr. Stephen F. Austin State University Tyler, Texas Pos. Player Class School Hometown M Carla Portillo Sr. West Virginia University Mississauga, Ont. The 2017 Southland Regular Season and Tournament champion Lamar led the way with four selections while McNeese and Stephen F. Austin both earned a pair of picks. Houston Baptist earned a lone spot on the third team. M Karitas Tomasdottir Jr. TCU Hella, Iceland D Gabi D’Alesandro Sr. McNeese State University Flower Mound, Texas F Annie Walker Jr. Rice University Grand Blanc, Mich. Second Team K Jennifer Wandt Fr. Baylor University Brookfield, Wis. F  Martha Thomas Sr. Charlotte Weston, Fla. K Maya Hoyer So. Rice University Los Gatos, Calif. M Amy Brewer Sr. UAB Fayetteville, Ga. M Katie Glenn Jr. University of Texas Round Rock, Texas F Nia Stallings Sr. Rice University San Antonio, Texas F Daniella Famili Sr. Coastal Carolina University Stockholm, Sweden D Nyomi Devine Sr. Murray State University Beaudesert, Australia 2017 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I Women’s All-South Region Teams M Samantha Chaiken Sr. Rice University Dallas, Texas K Kari Naerdemann Jr. Tennessee Tech University Herene, Germany F Yazmeen Ryan Fr. TCU Norman, Okla. F Harriet Withers Sr. Murray State University Murwillumbah, Australia M Haley Berg Sr. University of Texas Celina, Texas D Ebba Blomqvist Jr. Florida Atlantic University Skovde, Sweden F Kelso Peskin Jr. Lamar University Cape Town, South Africa M M.J. Eckart Sr. Lamar University Flower Mound, Texas D Ryan Williams Sr. TCU Centennial, Colo. F Rio Hardy Sr. University of South Alabama Workington, England M Nomvula Kgoale Sr. Louisiana Tech University Polokwane, South Africa Pos. Player Class School Hometown D Amelia Fullmer Jr. Lamar University Pleasant Grove, Utah D Amandine Pierre-Louis Sr. West Virginia University Quebec City, Que. D Chandler Cooney Sr. Texas State University Houston, Texas F Iris Achterhof Jr. Old Dominion University Groningen, Netherlands F Lucy Ashworth Fr. Lamar University Wigan, England F Savannah LaRicci Sr. McNeese State University Sugar Land, Texas D Precious Akanyirige Sr. Baylor University Pleasanton, Texas F Cyera Hintzen So. University of Texas McKinney, Texas D Hannah Godfrey Jr. University of South Alabama Thornton, England M Rachel Grout Sr. Texas State University Dallas, Texas The league’s Player of the Year, McNeese senior Savannah LaRicci, was voted to the second team while defender Gabi D’Alesandro was tabbed to the third team for the Cowgirls. F  Michaela Abam Sr. West Virginia University Sugar Land, Texas Third Team F Megan Greene So. Charlotte Fuquay-Varina, N.C D Bianca St Georges Jr. West Virginia University St. Felix De Valois, Que. K Rylee Foster So. West Virginia University Cambridge, Ont. Two-time Southland Midfielder of the Year Hanna Barker of Stephen F. Austin is the league’s lone first team selection. Fellow senior Ladyjack Kennedy Rose earned a spot on the second team as a defender. F Grace Hagan Jr. University of Kansas Wichita, Kan.last_img read more

Sam Houston State Picked First in Baseball Preseason Poll

first_imgCentral Arkansas is picked to finish fourth with 202 points while Houston Baptist rounds out the top five with 185 points. Lamar (172), New Orleans (168), Stephen F. Austin (144), Nicholls (122), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (92) and Northwestern State (74) were voted sixth through 11th while Abilene Christian and UIW (40) are tied for 12th. The 2018 season begins Friday, Feb. 16 with 13 games, starting when Houston Baptist welcomes Western Michigan at 2 p.m. CT. Southeastern Louisiana earned seven first-place votes and just 21 total points behind Sam Houston State with 261. The Lions finished second in the regular season in 2017 with a 20-10 Southland record. After bowing out in the second round of the Southland tournament, they went on to earn the No. 2 seed in the Baton Rouge Regional, defeating Conference USA champion Rice in the opening matchup. 6.Lamar172 T12.Abilene Christian40 3.McNeese (1)246 After finishing third in the regular season in 2017 with a 19-11 conference record, Sam Houston won four straight in the Southland tournament, winning its second-straight title and fifth NCAA Regional berth in the last six seasons. The team went on to win four games, including three straight out of the consolation bracket, to win the Lubbock Regional and become the first Southland baseball program to advance to the Super Regional. T12.UIW40 Southland preseason polls are voted on by each program’s head coach and sports information director. Individuals rank the conference’s other 12 teams in predicted order of regular season finish, with first-place votes worth 12 points, second-place votes worth 11 points and so on to one point for 12th place. 2018 Southland Conference Baseball Preseason Poll Pl.School (First-place votes)Total 8.Stephen F. Austin144 2.Southeastern Louisiana (7)261center_img Sam Houston enters the 2018 season with a conference-best four preseason all-conference selections. 5.Houston Baptist185 FRISCO, Texas – Defending Southland Conference tournament champion Sam Houston State is favored to win the 2018 regular season as voted on by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors. The Bearkats earned 18 first-place votes to top the preseason poll, the league announced Thursday. 9.Nicholls122 1.Sam Houston State (18)282 Southeastern begins the season with three preseason all-conference first team members, headlined by senior third baseman Taylor Schwaner. The reigning Southland Player of the Year notched a .330 batting average last year against league foes in 112 at-bats, including 41 RBIs and nine home runs with a .670 slugging percentage. 7.New Orleans168 4.Central Arkansas202 Defending regular season champion McNeese earned one first-place vote and 246 total points to rank third in the preseason poll. The Cowboys capped the regular season with a 37-20 overall record (22-8 Southland) and return with the reigning Southland Hitter of the Year Shane Selman. The Lake Charles, La., native hit .362 last season against conference opponents in 127 at-bats, tallying 10 home runs. 11.Northwestern State74 10.Texas A&M-Corpus Christi92last_img read more

PHOTOS AND B-ROLL AVAILABLE OF SANTA ANITA INSPECTION

first_imgPHOTOS AND B-ROLL AVAILABLE OF SANTA ANITA INSPECTION    Arcadia, CA – March 7, 2019 – Highly respected California-based trackman Dennis Moore and Dr. Mick Peterson of Racing Services Testing Lab were at Santa Anita today to begin extensive testing of the one-mile main track.Before the formal process of testing the one-mile track can begin, at the request of the consultants, Santa Anita personnel began harrowing and aerating the track which has been saturated due to recent rains.  Mr. Moore and Dr Mick Peterson from the University of Kentucky’s Racing Services Testing Lab have informed Santa Anita that they do not have a timetable for completion of the testing and evaluation. Officials representing the California Horse Racing Board were present to observe the process. To view video and photos of the inspection process for broadcast and download, please see below:PhotosVideo via VimeoVideo via YouTubePress Contacts:Tiffani Steer, Tiffani.Steer@stronachgroup.comMike Willman, Mike.Willman@santaanita.comlast_img read more

Continuity will help us shine: Mbye

first_imgThe Bulldogs were criticised at times in 2016 for not being able to create enough points or execute with ball in hand despite their big forward pack generally providing a solid platform.  With no big-name playmakers inbound (former Cronulla and Ipswich half Josh Cleeland and young ex-Raiders hooker Zac Woolford seem unlikely to start the season in first grade) it is up to those who were in those roles last season to find the improvements.”Obviously we bowed out in straight sets last year and it wasn’t the ideal way to go but that’s last year,” the World All Stars playmaker said in the lead-up to this weekend’s All Stars fixtures.”We’re fortunate enough to have another opportunity to take the comp by the horns. We’ve had a big summer, spent a lot of time together over the summer and that’s what it’s about, spending time together, especially as a combination.”We’re working real hard, tweaked a couple of things here and there and we’re excited to try it out on the field.”He said the more time two halves spend together the more they learn about each other.”Obviously for myself and Josh that’s what we’re doing now, we’re spending time together, learning each other’s games,” he said.”It’s about complementing each other with what you’re good at. It’s been really enjoyable this pre-season, we’ve had a good summer and we’re just looking forward to the next few weeks with trials coming up and Round 1 just around the corner, it’s going to be a good time.”Mbye elected not to disclose what attacking changes the club had made just yet but rejected suggestions the club’s attack was too predictable.”We’re tweaked a couple of things here and there. You only have to look back as far as 2014 we made the grand final playing a similar style and you look two years before that, 2012 same result off a similar style,” he said.”To be honest I think it comes down to execution – there’s no doubt we created enough opportunities throughout the season but it was the ability to execute that let us down.”Canterbury has such a rich history of being successful, they’ve brought through some of the best players the game’s seen and we’re a big powerful club and that sort of club demands results. That’s the sort of pressure you get when you get that Canterbury badge.”Of the coming days, Mbye was looking forward to both representing his Gambian heritage during the All Stars event as well as working under former Maroons coach Mal Meninga as he looks to press his claims for an Origin jersey in the post-Johnathan Thurston era from 2018 onwards.”[All Stars] is an opportunity to represent my heritage. You don’t get these opportunities much, especially with a small country like Gambia, they don’t have a side so it’s a good opportunity. It makes you learn a bit more about it as well,” he said.”And everyone’s aware of Mal’s resume, he’s been a successful coach for a number of years now. It’s only a short camp here but you just put your feelers out and take whatever you can.”I’ve worked with Mal a few times now and was fortunate enough to work with him in the Prime Minister’s XIII at the end of last season. He’s a quality coach, a lot of knowledge and looking forward to spending another week with him.”last_img read more

Origin II: NSW player ratings

first_imgHere are the NSW player ratings from Origin II at ANZ Stadium. 1. James TedescoAllowed the big boys to belt each other for 20 minutes and then burst into the game, providing the final pass for Hayne’s try and burst through the middle of the Maroons defence before putting Pearce away. Forced off with a head knock 20 minutes from full-time and only got back on in the dying stages. 6.5/10. 2. Brett MorrisConfined to carries from deep early but showed great polish to score the Blues’ second try and worked well with Hayne to keep Chambers and Gagai in check for much of the night until Gagai’s two tries stole the game away from them. 7/10.3. Josh DuganStruggled to assert himself in attack but when his team needed a tackle in the final seconds of the first half he was there to get under Morgan and hold him up. Grew in stature as the game wore on and moved to fullback to cover for Tedesco late, producing a timely kick return to give his side momentum and pick-up in his in-goal. 7/10. 4. Jarryd HayneSpeed and strength to force Chambers over the sideline early and then powered through tackle of Cronk to score Blues’ first try. Should have passed to an unmarked Morris eight minutes from half-time and flick midway through the second half was careless and put his side under pressure. Went for big plays when conservative would have served his side better. 5/10. 5. Blake FergusonCaught in no man’s land for Queensland’s first try but started to make up for it with a tackle on Holmes midway through first half that forced an error. Good first-up contact to help stop Morgan scoring with final play of the first half. Strong carries in second half helped NSW out of territory. 5.5/10.6. James MaloneyGave away two early penalties to cede territory to the Maroons and first points but showed deft hands to put Blues in motion for their first try. Kick on fourth tackle to earn repeat set in first half was clever and glided past Glasby to set up the try for Brett Morris. Running battle with Slater was very fun to watch but couldn’t finish it off for his side. 7/10.7. Mitchell PearceEarly kicking game was on point and was prominent in two of the Blues’ first half tries, backing up a bust from Tedesco like all good halfbacks should. Kick that resulted in Gagai being caught in-goal was class but he didn’t take a stranglehold of the contest when he had the chance. 6.5/10. 8. Aaron WoodsTwo hit-ups in opening set and followed up with hit on Valentine Holmes to force an error got his team on the front foot and he continued to push through the Maroons defence with each charge. Offloads caused the Maroons some issues but came on in the second half with his team on the back foot and couldn’t turn it around. 7/10.9. Nathan PeatsPoor option on last tackle early in the piece but set an aggressive early tone defensively in the Blues’ middle third. Made 56 tackles, double the next best for the Blues and was courageous with every one of them. 7.5/10. 10. Andrew FifitaWas a marked man from the outset but drew enough attention and caused enough havoc to allow the likes of Woods and Jackson to make inroads. Four offloads kept the Maroons honest but by and large they handled what the big guy threw at them. 6.5/10. 11. Boyd Cordner  The skipper tried to inspire his troops by spearing in behind the ruck with each run and battled on although he appeared to be injured late in the game. 6.5/10. 12. Josh JacksonPoked nose through twice early to get on front foot and worked tirelessly and extremely effectively for his 34-minute first half stint. Pound-for-pound must be close to the most effective forward in the NRL today. 8/10. 13. Tyson FrizellGot at Thurston early with customary charge and forced the great man to wince in pain late in the first half. Replaced after 56 minutes and didn’t return. 6/10. 14. David KlemmerTook on the responsibility of carrying on the work of the starting props and ran with it. Hard. Topped the Blues metre count with 173m from 16 carries. 7.5/10. 15. Wade GrahamRushing out on Josh McGuire early in the second half allowed Queensland to get back within four. Kicking game was a handy option on the Blues’ left but careless penalty for a strip on Napa invited Queensland to attack again five minutes from time. 5.5/10.16. Jake TrbojevicTurned the game on its head with a strong first carry and then two tackles later a superb inside pass for Tedesco in the lead-up to Pearce’s try. Stunning try-saver on Cronk in the final minute of the first half. Destined to be a Blues Origin great. 8/10.   17. Jack Bird Only given 19 minutes as Queensland surged in the second half and had little influence on the result. 5/10. Related articleOrigin II: Queensland player ratings – http://bit.ly/2spzsO2last_img read more

Injury-hit Storm to have depth tested

first_imgAsofa-Solomona tore his Posterior Cruciate Ligament in Sunday’s win over the Wests Tigers and now joins fellow big man Tim Glasby on the club’s growing injury list.”We knew he’d done something, but we weren’t quite sure how bad it was. It’s not great, but that’s the news so hopefully it won’t be any longer than first thought,” Bellamy said.”I can’t remember the last time we had such a bad injury run as we’ve had this year. We were untouched in the forwards and now we’ve lost Tim and Nelson who have been tremendous for us.”With Asofa-Solomona and Glasby facing extended periods on the sidelines, the Storm are hopeful that Cameron Munster and Blake Green will recover from their injuries in time to take the field on Friday night.Munster has missed the previous two matches with an ankle injury and Green the past three through a calf problem, but Bellamy has admitted he’ll look to take a more careful approach in welcoming them back to the first grade.”We’re probably more hopeful than confident [that they’ll play this week]. With the five-day turnaround it’s a bit hard, if we were to play a couple of days later they could be a better chance,” Bellamy said.”At the end of the day we’d like them to be ready, especially because they would get the weekend off after, but having said that if they aren’t ready I don’t want to take the chance. Unless they’re 100 per cent ready to go, we’ll probably stick with the guys we had last week.”We don’t want to take the chance of them being out for another 3-4 weeks, we’re stretched without them now so we don’t want to be stretched especially after the Origin period, so we’ll take the conservative route there.”With all of the injuries ahead of the Storm’s clash with the Broncos at Suncorp stadium on Friday night, it opens the door for a club debut for prop Matt White.The 32-year-old joined the Storm in the off-season after playing 153 first grade games with the Titans and the Knights, and Bellamy believes that White has done enough to deserve the call-up.”He’s been really unlucky, but with Nelson’s injury he’ll be a really good chance of coming in. Hopefully for Matt’s sake he’ll get a run this week, he’s been really good in our feeder teams and he trains hard, so it’ll be nice to see him get a start soon at some stage,” Bellamy said.last_img read more

Madang Boxing Team set for PNG Games

first_imgThe tournament saw Boxers from Ramu Sugar Kickboxing Association challenging the Madang Kickboxing Association to make the final selection.Madang Provincial Community Development Assistant Director Joe Bande who is in charge of Team Madang was there to witness the fights and present the thropies and medals to the winners.Bande said the tournament is the final one, and after that the selected boxers will go into training in preparation for the 7th PNG Games in Kimbe.“The boxers took part in 53kg, 54kg, 55kg, 59kg, 60kg, 62kg and 65kg division,”“Most of the boxers are locally grown and have not gone out fighting outside of Madang Province and this tournament has given them a glimpse of what to expect in the coming PNG Games,” Bande said.He said in Kickboxing the boxers took part in 48-51kg division, 52-54kg division and 55-59kg division which saw some impressive fights from the local grown talents.“We have identified some good fighters who will represent Madang and most of them are new, young and energetic ready to showcase that Madang can grab gold in boxing and kickboxing,”“Ramu Sugar Boxing Association is well established and have brought in competitive fighters who perform very well and impress the judges,” Bande added.He said the tournament is run by a Luke Bernard who is the former PNG Boxer and who is in charge of Ramu Sugar team.He said Madang Boxing and Kickboxing team is ready and looking forward to take part in the upcoming PNG Games.He further thanked the sponsors for the tournament Cocoa Cola, and RD Tuna Canners and people of South Ambenob LLG for providing support during the tourney.He added that the final selection will be announced when the judge’s selection committee hands in the final list to his office.last_img read more

Van de Beek says “no” to United

first_imgAjax player Donny van de Beek ruled out joining Manchester United on Saturday during the winter break despite the interest shown by the English team. “It is certain that I will stay in Ajax until the end of the season and may continue in the next one”, the player told Dutch television “Fox Sports” after a friendly match in Qatar against the Bruges of Belgium, which won the Amsterdam 3-1. English and Dutch media have reported this week on Manchester United’s interest in signing Van de Beek in January of this year. “I said that I stay at Ajax and I will do it,” the midfielder reiterated when asked if he could discard his march halfway through the middle of the season., although he acknowledged that “it is nice” to hear that other teams are interested in him.Van de Beek, who has a contract with Ajax until June 2022, recognized last summer the intention of Real Madrid to sign him, but his transfer was twisted at the last minute.last_img read more

Zidane only has the casualties of Asensio and Mariano to receive the Royal Society

first_imgThe other big question is the presence of Bale. The Welshman has fallen from the call in the last three games due to a sprained ankle produced in the cupbearer match against the Unionists of Salamanca (January 22, 1-3), missing duels against Valladolid, Zaragoza and Atlético de Madrid . The player has been training normally with the rest of his teammates. It will be Zidane who decides if the eleven Madridista returns to a call or remains off the list of summoned.If you want to go to Santiago Bernabéu and enjoy the game live here you can see the available tickets: Check tickets. Third and final training of the Madrid squad before measuring to Real Sociedad (Thursday, February 6, 7:00 p.m. DAZN) in search of a position in the semifinals of the Copa del Rey. As in the penultimate training, Zidane did not count on Mariano, who continues with discomfort. The striker has not trained with his teammates for 10 days because of that. Yes, there were Carvajal, Casemiro and Lucas Vázquez. The first one is already recovered from the blow he suffered against Atlético de Madrid last Saturday, while the second and third have overcome two febrile processes, which made them stay in the gym on Tuesday. Marco Asensio will also be low for this meeting, which continues with his recovery. So Zidane has 23 players for this match. Surely he will pull players like Areola, Nacho, Vinicius, Rodrygo, Isco, Jovic … they could be the game against the Blue and Whites in order to reserve some headlines for the meeting before Osasuna next Sunday, February 9 (4:00 p.m., Movistar LaLiga). Who will be available and will have minutes before those of Imanol Alguacil will be Eden Hazard. The Belgian player will play again with the white shirt after being injured on November 26 against PSG. The Belgian suffered (during his process of evolution of a perimaleolar contusion injury in the right leg) an incomplete external microfissure in said area. That injury has kept him 14 games off the pitch. It will also be his debut in the cupper tournament with the Real Madrid shirt. Hazard will not start from the beginning, but he will enjoy minutes of play for him to take minutes of competition with views especially to the first leg of the round of 16 against Manchester City in the Champions League (February 26, 21: 00 hours). So far, the Belgian player has participated in 13 games (one goal, against Granada), but has only completed four (30.77%). Interestingly, the last meeting in which he played the 90 minutes was before the txuri-urdin in the League, last November 23 (Madrid victory 3-1).last_img read more

Soldier arrives at Wanda at his best moment of the season

first_imgThe striker already has six goals this season in 21 games. He has scored two in First in 19 games and four in just three games of the KO tournament. In the domestic competition, the striker scored on the first day before his former team, the Villarreal, and it took to see door again until four months later, when it marked against the Alaves before the Christmas break. In Copa, the striker has been more prolific. He has scored in all three matches he has participated. Before L’Hospitalet, his goal forced the extension and against Badajoz It served to put the Nasrids ahead. Although, his great game was against Valencia. In front of his former team he scored two goals that gave the semifinals pass to those of Diego Martínez to become the hero of The Carmenes.He scored Atlético. Roberto Soldado already knows what it is to mark Atlético. He has done it four times and whenever he has seen a door against the mattresses, his team has won. He got it with him Getafe in the Vicente Calderón with a double that was worth the three points (0-3) in the 2009-10 season. He also scored in two seasons in a row with Valencia. In 2011-12 he achieved the only goal with Valencia (1-0) that was worth the three points. A season later, he also scored the first goal of 2-0. Now he wants to repeat with Granada. Roberto Soldado threatens the Wanda Metropolitano. The Valencian comes to his duel against him Athletic at the best time of the season and with the spotlight very well calibrated. His last two goals, against Valencia, they gave the Pomegranate The pass to the semifinals. A rejuvenated Soldier through whom the years do not pass.last_img read more