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#CAARoundup — Sept. 28-Oct. 4

Oct 4, 2013, 1:29 PM EDT

College of Charleston: Men’s basketball had the team’s first official practice of the 2013-14 season last Saturday morning. The Cougars, who enter their first-ever season in the CAA, open this year’s campaign at defending national champion Louisville on Nov. 9. Women’s basketball also started the upcoming season with their first practice taking place on Monday. The Cougars’ first game of the season takes place at home versus Kennesaw State on Nov. 8. The CofC athletics department has a nice weekly roundup of its own, called the “Cougars In the News” segment, from Sept. 23-30. Click here to check it out. Vollyeball’s Cara Howley was named Offensive POTW, while the Cougars went 2-0.

Delaware: Athletics made a pair of new coaching announcements, as former Blue Hen softball standout Lara Andrews joined the team’s coaching staff and former men’s lacrosse goalie Noah Fossner also joined the Blue Hens’ lacrosse coaching staff. Men’s soccer continued its hot start to the season with a victory over No. 7 UMBC this week, while the team also found out it’s receiving votes in the College Soccer News national poll.

Drexel: Field hockey not only had a 2-0 week over last weekend, but also moved up two spots in the NFHCA poll to No. 16 in Division I. Freshman Jessica McCarthy was named Rookie of the Week after registering her first goal and assist in a 2-1 win over Rider last Wednesday. Men’s basketball announced its upcoming 2013-14 schedule on Wednesday. The Dragons open the year at UCLA on Nov. 8. Check out the full schedule here.

Hofstra: Junior women’s soccer player Sam Scolarici was named CAA Player of the Week for the second time this season. She scored four goals last week and had a hat trick in a 3-2 win over CofC. In similar fashion, field hockey junior Jonel Boileau earned her second Player of the Week nod on the season after scoring three goals and dishing out three helpers last week. Pride women’s basketball officially started practice this week, with a team that returns four players who started 10 or more games last season.

James Madison: Members of the volleyball team took time to volunteer at a local Special Olympics fall sports festival last weekend. The Dukes helped run the event for the sixth year, and approximately 250 Special Olympians participated in the tournament. Women’s basketball announced its full schedule on Wednesday. To check out the slate, which features a road contest at North Carolina on Jan. 2, click here.

UNCW: Men’s and women’s basketball will host their annual “Midnite Madness” event on Friday night. Men’s soccer defeated Duke, 2-1, on Tuesday to give the Seahawks their first win over the Blue Devils in Durham since 2006.

Northeastern: The Huskies had a pair of freshman earn weekly CAA honors. Volleyball’s Jamie Bredahl earned the rookie nod after posting back-to-back double-doubles for NU last weekend. Women’s soccer freshman Hailey Sinclair won rookie honors after she had an assists in a 3-0 win over CofC and scored the game-winner versus UNCW. Track and field added 25 newcomers to its roster. In other news, former men’s basketball standout Dinko Marshavelski signed a professional contract with Logrono in the Spain LEB Gold League.

Towson: Men’s and women’s lacrosse picked up their respective 2013 CAA title rings this week. To see photos from both teams’ Night of Champions celebration, click here. Volleyball’s Paige Sekerak earned Defensive Player of the Week honors from the league. Women’s basketball held its first practice in the new SECU Arena.

William & Mary: Women’s tennis had a big week with the announcement that standouts Maria Belaya and Jeltje Loomans were invited to the ITA All-American Championships this week in California. The doubles pair advanced to the quarterfinal round, while Belaya won for the fourth time this week in singles. Both players are in action Friday in singles and doubles play. Follow @TribeAthletics for live updates. Cross country also impressed this week, as Elaina Balouris and Rad Gunzenhauser both earned weekly honors for the second time this season.