Syracuse women’s lacrosse gets 3 former players named to U.S. World Cup roster

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Three former Syracuse All-Americans were named to the U.S. Women’s Lacrosse National Team this Wednesday. Becca Block ’13, Michelle Tumolo ’13 and Kayla Treanor ’16 were among the 18 players named to the team that will compete in the 2017 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Women’s World Cup. The World Cup will take place in Guildford, England from July 12-22.The players were chosen from a 25-player U.S. World Cup Training team that competed at the Team USA Spring Premiere last weekend. The U.S. has won seven of the nine World Cups, since the event began in 1982.This is the first FIL Women’s World Cup for all three Syracuse players. Treanor tallied six points on four goals and two assists at the Spring Premiere, and Tumolo added two assists.Two alternates for the World Cup will be named next week, and the 15-player roster that will compete in Wroclaw, Poland for the World Games will also be named. The World Games will take place in July as well. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Published on January 18, 2017 at 12:32 pm Contact Matt: mdliberm@syr.edulast_img read more

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Basketball prepares for key weekend

first_imgAfter completing their first road sweep in the Enfield era last weekend in Washington, the Trojans (20-4, 7-4) return home to begin their second go-around of Pac-12 play this week against Oregon State. Their seven remaining games include a stretch of three consecutive bouts versus top-10 opponents: No. 5 Oregon, at No. 10 UCLA and then at No. 9 Arizona. But first, the Trojans rematch with Oregon State University (4-20, 0-11) on Thursday night, only a month and a half after beating the Beavers by a final score of 70-63.The Trojans led that game by 17 at half but failed to put it out of reach until the final minutes. Their victory initiated an 11-game skid for OSU.Only a year ago, the Beavers secured a seven-seed in the NCAA Tournament on the back of standout senior Gary Payton II. Both the Beavers and the Trojans finished conference play at .500, but this year the teams have divergent fates. While the Beavers seek their first conference win of 2016-2017, the Trojans work toward their fifth-straight win. “The Pac-12 is great this year,” head coach Andy Enfield said. “We don’t take anything for granted. Our next game is against Oregon State. We’re focused on that and that only.” On the season the Beavers have four double-digit scorers, but only two of them, sophomore guard Stephen Thompson Jr. and forward Tres Tinkle, have averaged double figures in conference play. Granted, they average 35.5 points between them.On the other hand, USC has no clear top scorer, though Enfield suspects sophomore forward Bennie Boatwright can fill that role. Nevertheless, the Trojans have won many games by feeding the hot hand, supporting breakout performances such as freshman guard Jonah Mathew’s 26 points versus Wyoming, sophomore transfer guard Shaqquan Aaron’s 23 versus UCLA and sophomore forward Chimezie Metu’s 29 at Washington State.“Our offense has never really been around one person,” junior co-captain Jordan McLaughlin said. “It’s good for us that everybody can score at all times. If [the game] comes down the stretch, whoever has the hot hand can make our last shot.”Freshman guard De’Anthony Melton agreed.“I don’t think it really matters who starts the game,” Melton said. “Whoever comes to play that game gets to end the game, and we just feed off that.” Melton has developed as a scorer this season because the coaching staff has given him the greenlight to shoot. This past weekend he tied his career high 16 points at Washington.“The coaches have really trusted me with shooting the ball, so as long as I keep making the open shot … that’s the biggest thing for my development,” Melton said. “[Assistant coach] Tony Bland has often told me to take the open shot and take good shots, so that’s what I try to do.” The second time through the Pac-12, Melton thinks the team needs to improve its closing out games — something, of course, it struggled to do versus Oregon State.With the addition of Boatwright, an increased depth in the bench will help the Trojans to remain strong throughout the second half. But Melton believes that effort must come on both sides of the ball.“In the first half, we lost some tough ones,” Melton said. ”We have to clamp down on defense and take more pride in it.”The game tips off at 8 p.m. on Thursday night at the Galen Center.last_img read more

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Concert tonight to raise money for Balkan flood victims

first_imgThe Balkan flooding has gained widespread attention for its unexpected severity. Residents of the Balkans have not only had to contend with landslides and ruined neighborhoods, but unearthed landmines as well. In Serbia alone, the death toll has exceeded 50 people and 18,000 houses have been completely destroyed. At the same time, the flooding has been cause for widespread goodwill, including daring rescues in makeshift rafts in towns that were ethnic battlefields not long ago. Tesanovic points out that the Balkans desperately need money in the wake of the recent deluges, which came suddenly and took hundreds of communities by surprise. The governments of Croatia, Bosnia, and Serbia expect to spend billions of dollars, and it may take several years to fully recover.Tesanovic concedes that there aren’t many Balkan people in Costa Rica, although some emigrants arrived here from Yugoslavia during World War II. “We don’t have a specific community, but sometimes we get together to celebrate Orthodox Christmas,” she said.Then again, Tesanovic feels the cause is universal and hopes to attract at least 100 visitors.“The idea was to organize this event and see how it goes,” she said. “In a few weeks [we may] organize something different with some other group somewhere in San José, so that more people can come, have fun and also aid people who need help.”The concert takes place Wednesday, June 4 (today) at 8 p.m. at C Lounge Cariari, Heredia. Entrance: ₡5,000 ($10). Reservations, 2239-7252. (Courtesy C Lounge) Facebook Comments When severe flooding started to ravage the Balkans last month, Jovanka Tesanovic had mixed emotions. Born in Sarajevo and raised in Belgrade, she was proud of her friends and family for helping with the effort, but she wanted to volunteer as well. Instead, she lives in Costa Rica and works at the Castillo Country Club, thousands of miles from the natural disaster affecting her countrymen.“I saw what was happening and I felt really bad about being unable to help,” Tesanovic recalled recently to The Tico Times. “It was super hard to be in front of a computer, knowing that all my friends are on alert, helping in the most difficult places, and I am [in Costa Rica] only watching.”Then Tesanovic came up with an idea: She contacted Stanko Trifunovic, the Serbian consul in Costa Rica, and asked about throwing a fundraiser. It happens that the owners of C Lounge in Heredia are Bosnian natives, and they offered to host an event. They arranged a concert with Costa Rican band Agua Quina and singer-songwriter Humberto Vargas.One of Tesanovic’s friends even put together a video trailer: Related posts:Spanish mega-star, haunted houses, and other happenings around Costa Rica What The Tico Times newsroom loves most about Costa Rica A look back at 1930s Limón and the real legacy of Afro-Caribbean immigrants Star Wars: ‘The Force Awakens’ in Costa Rica on Thursdaylast_img read more

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