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After 13 seasons at the helm of the Blue Devils, Kerri Reaves was named the new head coach of the University of Connecticut women's football team on Friday after the announcement of the personnel. The New Britain (N.C.) men's basketball program has announced the hiring of former New Jersey Devils head basketball coach and former UConn head hockey coach Carla O'Brien as its new assistant coach after 13 years with the Blue Devils.
He was a member of the 1985-86 squad that went 24-4 as a senior, and later assistant coach of the New England men's and women's basketball teams. He played for Team Blarney in Ireland, where he participated in two World Cups and two European Championships. He then went to the US. s National Team Development Program and as a player / coach with Team USA at the 2002 and 2004 World Junior Championships.
Laura started cycling in the velodrome in 2005 and has since gone on to compete for Team ERRACE, which stands for Cycling and Running for Cancer. She also competes in mountain bike and cyclocross races and is a member of the New England Cycling Club's women's athletics team.
She is also one of the founders of the CT Women's Bike Racing Initiative, which with her husband Chris promotes the development and development of women's cycling skills in Connecticut and other states. Laura is a strong advocate for helping new female racers get into the sport and develop their riding and racing skills.
She has won more than 50 track victories since 2005 and won the US championship in 2014. National Women's Sprint Athletics Championships. She has also won three national championships in track and road racing and a national championship in road cycling. Laura has competed in several national and international cycling events, including the World Cycling Championships in the USA, where she won a gold medal in the sprint and a silver in the track cycling in 2012.
Central won a program-record 14 conference games and met Fordham in the Women's National Invitation Tournament. The Blue Devils team has also been successful outside the classroom, and has been recognized three times as a member of the New England Collegiate Athletics Association (NACAA). Everything - American team. For the first time in the program's history, the team won its first conference title in 2014-15 and its first conference championship since 2008-09, when it won 18 games, played in the WNIT against Boston University and advanced to the semifinals.
The true testament to Chuck's skills was the 1985 final in Falmouth, Cape Cod, when his team won the championship against a team led by Reggie Lewis of the Boston Celtics. Bill Carroll (Bill) played on the '72 team that won that title and became the first team in school history to do so.
On the other hand, New England started the second half with a host of chances but couldn't hold on and broke the scoreless tie for the Blue Knights.
Southington dominated the early pressure, scoring a corner-kick just 90 seconds after the restart that was deflected wide of the net, and a minute later a loose ball in front of goal was deflected by New England goalkeeper Mikolaj Urban. Amdwel Salmon had a strong chance for New England with five minutes to go, but Lunn came out of the net and smothered the loose balls before Salmon could get to the shot. New America finally created some pressure 15 minutes into the game but could only muster a header from captain Cameron Napoli that was easily sunk into the net by Ryan Lunn. With five seconds left, New London had another good chance when a cross-pass from striker Samuel De La Cruz found its way into the attacking zone after a foul.
Her teammate Matt Waskiewicz said: "I'm so proud that Laura Summers has been part of the Nutmeg game for many, many years. Her talent picked up steam and she began to play for Boston University, which represented the Eastern Collegiate Conference at the Nationals in Reno, NV, in 1995. After graduating from Saint Leo College, Bill was a starting centerfield for three years, leading the Batters to a 3-2-1 record against the nationally ranked Monarchs of the United Soccer League (USL). He also played football for the men's team at Southington High School and the New England Revolution.
In 1998 and 1999 Jeff was ranked 6th in the United States and 4th nationally in the Black Belt Senior Fighting Division. He was elected to the Hartford Times's Suburban Team and finished third in his weight class at the 1999 US championships in Las Vegas, NV. In 2008, he was elected to the Connecticut Sports Hall of Fame All-Star team.
Jeff took his athletic skills in a different direction in 1984 when he joined the New Britain Karate Team under the guidance of master Hubert Sanderson. Piper returned to the University of Connecticut as an assistant coach at New London High School and then as head coach of the Blue Devils baseball team, where he won three state titles and amassed 289 victories. He won the Gail Rutz Award and also played on the Blue Devils "softball team, mentoring eight players who all received District recognition - NEC honors and a pair that earned academic recognition - named after the Connecticut Sports Hall of Fame and the Hartford Times Suburban team for the 1999-2000 season.