The Huntington News

Player of the Week: Celeste Holder

April 8, 2010


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By: Anthony Gulizia, News Correspondent Senior jumper and sprinter Celeste Holder of the women’s track & field team landed herself in the Northeastern record books Saturday at the Wildcat Invitational in Durham, N.H. Her jump of 19 feet, 3.5 inches was good enough for a first place finish in t...

Baseball: Huskies can’t keep leads in sweep at VCU

April 1, 2010


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By: Anthony Gulizia, News Correspondent “The baseball gods were against us,” baseball head coach Neil McPhee said, looking back on a weekend when the Huskies were swept by Virginia Commonwealth in the opening weekend of conference play. McPhee and his club lost both games of Saturday’s double-header in Richmond, Va., after the rain w...

Men’s hockey: Rawlings earns rookie honor

April 1, 2010


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By: Jared Shafran, News Staff During the 2008-09 men’s hockey season, goaltender Brad Thiessen played every minute of every game for the Huskies. He was eventually named an All-American, Hobey Baker Finalist, and the Hockey East Player of the Year. So when Thiessen signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins days after Northeastern’s season ended ...

Senior spotlight: Carr, Walton leave lasting hoops impact

April 1, 2010


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By: Chris Tramontozzi, News Correspondent The 2009-10 season was improving for the women’s basketball team as it finished eighth in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) and got to the quarterfinals of the conference tournament. The driving force behind this team was the play of senior captains and forwards ...

Club sports spotlight: Women’s club hockey win’s national title

April 1, 2010


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By: Liz Cohen, News Correspondent The Northeastern women’s club ice hockey team won the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division 2 National Championship March 14, 2010 at Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, Minn., with an 8-1 victory over Rainy River Community College. The title capped off a perfect seaso...

Player of the Week: Andrew Leenhouts

April 1, 2010


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By: Anthony Gulizia Perhaps more painful for the baseball team than two walk-off losses in one day: The blow to the head sophomore pitcher Andrew Leenhouts suffered in the ninth inning of Game Two in Richmond, Va. Despite the injury Leenhouts stayed in the game and surrendered only two runs in 8.1 innings total...

Column: A price worth paying

April 1, 2010


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By Jonathan Raymond, News staff To take some artistic liberties with The Clash: Will he stay or will he go? Bill Coen, the men’s basketball coach, has become something of a hot item as college basketball goes through its annual coaching changes carousel. It’s no small feat taking a program...

Baseball: NU goes two up, two down over weekend

March 25, 2010


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By: Anthony Gulizia, News Correspondent It was an up-and-down weekend for the baseball team, which suffered back-to-back losses to Bryant and Connecticut, after taking two from Bryant first. The first victory of the weekend came Friday afternoon at Friedman Diamond, as junior righthander Les Willi...

Senior spotlight: Rebello led women’s soccer to new heights

March 25, 2010


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By: Jonathan Raymond, News Staff The women’s soccer team opened up its season at Parsons Field Aug. 28 against Longwood sporting a roster with just one senior to its credit. Despite that, the Huskies went 12-4-3 and managed a 7-1-3 record in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) en route to a...

Club sports spotlight: Triathlon team quickly gaining popularity

March 25, 2010


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By: Patrick McHugh, News Staff Michael Abbene, president of the club triathlon team, can recall his introduction to the sport of triathlons. “As of two years ago I had never completed a triathlon, or even had the desire to complete one in the near future,” Abbene said. “Then one day one of...

Player of the Week: Tony DiCesare

March 25, 2010


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By: Anthony Gulizia, News Correspondent Senior right fielder Tony DiCesare led the baseball team to back-to-back victories over Bryant this weekend, logging six hits and five runs batted in (RBI) in 12 at-bats in the three-game series, in which the Huskies took two of three. DiCesare also drove in...

Column: The allure of baseball

March 25, 2010


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By: Jared Sugerman, News Staff After the men's basketball team's first-round NIT loss in Connecticut, I reflected on the end of my experience as an undergraduate supporter of our athletic program. Neither of the teams to which I have devoted the most time (men’s basketball and hockey) will play...