The No. 3 team in the nation may not have needed any extra firepower, but now it has some.
Fairleigh Dickinson’s bowling roster received an additional dose of potency when word came down from the NCAA that Liat Vizenfeld will have the opportunity to compete this season.
The blue chip recruit, who has represented Israel at both the Women’s World Championships and the European Gold Cup, is eligible to begin competing this weekend when FDU visits reigning national champion Maryland-Eastern Shore for the annual UMES Hawk Classic.
Vizenfeld, who hails from Holon, Israel, received notice that her final amateurism certification was determined by the NCAA Eligibility Center on Nov. 16.
Without Vizenfeld, FDU, which has been to the NCAA Final Four in seven of the past eight years, is off to a 26-8 season start after going 6-3 at last weekend’s Northeast Conference Fall Meet.
In other news…
The National Field Hockey Coaches Association announced its 2011 Longstreth Division I All-Region Teams on the morning of Nov. 17 and five All-Northeast Conference players made the list. Three-time NEC Player of the Year Virginia Egusquiza (Rider) earned a place on the All-MidAtlantic Region First Team as did senior forward Michelle Pieczynski (Monmouth). Egusquiza and Pieczynski saw fellow teammates receive spots Second Team honors. Sophomore forwards Sandra Penas (Rider) and Patricia O’Dwyer (Monmouth) joined rookie back Carissa Makea (Saint Francis) on the Second Team.
Monmouth men’s soccer will face America East champion Stony Brook in a NCAA First Round match on the Great Lawn at the Jersey Shore on Thursday night. The game is slated to kick off at 7:00 pm on Nov. 17 and can be seen live on the web via the Pack Network. Click here for broadcast.
A big NEC congratulations to UAlbany AD Lee McElroy. The John McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation, in partnership with the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), is proud to announce that NACDA Past President and current Vice President and Director of Athletics at the University at Albany Lee McElroy will be inducted into the John McLendon Minority Athletics Administrators Hall of Fame as the NACDA representative on the evening of June 27, 2012. Read more.
Overtime! Tweet of the Day
@CDelVech24 – The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.
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@womas64 – How about this: I hate Apple juice, love Apple cider
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@dhurley15 – Thrilled with our effort last night against an outstanding UNC Central team. Talented,tough and well coached. 3 games in 5 days-brutal tired
Articles of Interest
MU v. Stony Brook NCAA soccer advance and POLL – Asbury Park Press (Hawks Nest)
Wagner gets San Francisco treat to win home opener – Staten Island Advance (Cormac Gordon)
Wagner women’s basketball picks up first win of the season – Staten Island Advance
Kelly Clark to lead Wagner College women’s basketball turnaround? – Staten Island Advance (Alexandria Greco)
MU men’s hoops to face Albany and Brown in NIT consolations at George Mason plus POLL – Asbury Park Press (Hawks Nest)
College Connection – A look at our local athletes playing college football – New Britain Herald
Columbia (0-9) bans band from season finale – Yahoo! Sports (AP)
UCLA reeling after 2 losses to mid-majors – Yahoo! Sports (AP – Beth Harris)
It’s time to stop deifying college coaches – Yahoo! Sports (Dan Wetzel)
Pat Summitt recipient of AARP Inspire Award – Yahoo! Sports (AP)
Rob McCourt talks about Monmouth’s NCAA selection and First Round match…
Highlights from Wagner MBB vs. NC Central…
*Kelly Webb contributed to today’s report.
– Nov. 17, 2011 –