Sep 13, 2013, 2:53 PM EDT
Weekly #CAASports roundup, featuring all the news from the around the league. Information regarding schedules, live stats and highlights, can be found on the CAA Schedule page. Also, feel free to join the CAA conversation on Twitter – #CAASports.
College of Charleston: The athletic department posted a ‘Cougars In The News’ article for its teams from Sept. 3-9. Volleyball is off to the second best start in program history with a 7-0 record, but the team is also making noise off the court. During the CofC Classic from Sept. 20-21, the team will sponsor a fundraiser for the local Ronald McDonald House in Charleston. The team’s goal is to raise $ 1,350, enough to fill all 27 rooms at the RMH for one night, and will accept donations during its match versus SMU on the 20th. In other news, Chris Wollett was named assistant coach for men’s and women’s tennis on Thursday.
Delaware: UD unveiled its new stylish athletics website this week, which can be found at the same domain, bluehens.com. The ‘Hens also added a cool ‘Tagboard’ feature which links social media platforms with its fans or anyone mentioning/talking about UD athletics. Women’s cross country and track & field has a new assistant in former Blue Hen and Newark native Tim Brock. Athletics training staff member Dan Watson was promoted to Assistant Director of Athletics for Athletic Training and Head Athletic Trainer.
Drexel: Former men’s soccer standout Jeff Parke, a current member of the Philadelphia Union of the MLS, will be featured on Comcast Network Friday during the “State of the Union” weekly show. Over 25 games for the Union this season, the veteran Parke has played 2,204 minutes. In the episode which can be seen at 10:00 ET, he discuses his Philadelphia roots and Drexel background.
Hofstra: Volleyball hosts the Hofstra Invitational this weekend which includes three matches versus Princeton, USC Upstate and Central Michigan. The athletic department hired three new staff members within external relations in Jim Furlong, Courtney Crews and Haile Urquhart.
James Madison: The Dukes’ baseball squad released its 2014 schedule, highlighted by a total of 56 games, including 20 contests versus teams that made the 2012 NCAA Regional Field. JMU, which finished last season with a 25-30 (11-15) record, opens the upcoming campaign February 14 with a three-game set at East Carolina. A number of JMU student-athletes recently visited nearby Clymore Elementary to assist in a ‘Welcome Back’ carnival on Sept. 6. A total of seven JMU sports teams are in action this weekend, but Dukes fans can stay up-to-date by checking out the school’s “Dukes Docket” page.
UNCW: Volleyball kicks off its own tournament on Friday with two matches to highlight the early portion of the team’s home schedule. In all, five squads will play eight matches over the three-day event. Check out a video preview of the tournament with coach Amy Bambenek by clicking here. Women’s basketball on Wednesday announced the hiring of David Kim as the team’s Director of Basketball Operations.
Northeastern: Men’s basketball coach Bill Coen will join fellow Massachusetts Division I basketball coaches on Sept. 26, for the second annual Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Breakfast at TD Garden. Boston Celtics first-year coach Brad Stevens will also be in attendance at the event which will be moderated by ESPN basketball writer Jeff Goodman. Discussion will include NCAA basketball in the state of Massachusetts and around the country. Baseball fared well versus summer competition, with players representing the Huskies in nine summer collegiate baseball leagues. To hear more about NU baseball’s success from summer ball, click here.
Towson: Men’s basketball announced its 2013-14 schedule this week. The Tigers will play 16 home games in their brand new SECU Arena. Former Tiger punter/ place-kicker Sean Landeta was listed among the candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame for the second straight year. The announcement of the actual class will be made before the Super Bowl in New York in February.
William & Mary: The Tribe have a busy weekend coming up, but fans can catch up with school news through Friday’s “Tribe Sports Today”. The Tribe athletic department has a interesting men’s basketball alumni update, where fans can catch up with former W&M players and their professional careers after college.
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