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What’s happening around Conference-USA

What’s happening around Conference-USA

What’s happening around Conference-USA
September 01
22:26 2016

Florida Atlantic University: Down in Boca Raton the Owls added three new staffers to the women’s basketball program. Hannah McGonigal will come on as the director of women’s basketball operations, and Cindy Hilbrich and Kachine Alexander have joined as assistant coaches. Alexander played for two years with her hometown WNBA franchise, the Minnesota Lynx, from 2011-2013.

Louisiana Tech University: True freshman Madeline Davis recorded 13 blocks for the Lady Techsters in her collegiate volleyball debut. The Mount Pulaski, Illinois native set the new school record with that mark in the five set loss to the University of Illinois at Chicago.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte: The 49ers men’s soccer team got off to a spectacular start at home with a 6-0 win over Hofstra University. It also included this sick bicycle kick goal from junior forward Marco Sunol-Rojas.

Florida International University: The Panthers also open its season at home on Saturday when it faces the University of Indiana at 7:30 p.m. The Panthers went 5-7 last season and lost to the Hoosiers by a 22-36 score line in week two.

University of Marshall: Junior goalkeeper Emily Moreland was named the C-USA Goalkeepers of the week after making four saves in a 1-0 win over Longwood University. Moreland takes the crown from North Texas goalkeeper, Brooke Bradley who took home the honors in week one.

Middle Tennessee State University: The Raiders women’s soccer team was shellacked by #1 Florida State University 3-0 on Sunday. The squad only mustered two shots compared to FSU’s 23. Freshman goalkeeper Sydney Chalcraft made 10 saves on the night for the Raiders.

Old Dominion University: Former star guard Trey Freeman signed a partially guaranteed contract with the Detroit Pistons after going undrafted. He is guaranteed a spot in Pistons camp this September. Freeman ranked 11th in the country in points per game during his senior season.

Rice University: Down in Houston the Owls picked a C-USA women’s soccer defender of the week award in junior Mary Claire Danilevics. Danilevics returns after a season ending injury last year to anchor the Rice backline. She also got on the scoresheet by heading in the game-winning goal for the Owls in a 2-1 win over Houston Baptist University.

Southern Mississippi University: The Southern Miss athletics department announced last week that it will be hosting Law Enforcement Appreciation Day on Sept. 10 during the team’s home opener. The event will spotlight law enforcement throughout the state and will have some serve as honorary captains. Fans may also donate tickets to officers and their families.

University of Alabama at Birmingham: The Blazers returned to the gridiron on the 29th for the first time in nearly two years after the football program was canned due to budget. The program hosted a Green and Gold scrimmage along with a ceremony. The Blazers return to C-USA play in 2017.

University of Texas at El Paso – Out west the Miners women’s soccer team powered through for a 3-2 win over Grand Canyon University with two goals from Bri Thomas and a goal from Yesenia Conteras. The three goals were scored within six minutes of each other.

University of Texas at San Antonio – The Roadrunners picked up a tournament win with at the SMU Doubletree Classic when it blanked Montana University in the title game. Senior Dajana Bosokovic was named tournament MVP.

Western Kentucky University – The Hilltoppers volleyball team broke into the top 20 in national polls this week. The team is off to a perfect 3-0 start and is ranked No. 19 in the nation heading into a midweek tilt with Austin Peay University.

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