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  • Former Wilmington Men’s Basketball Standout Tyaire Ponzo-Meek Signs Professional Contract in Germany

    Posted 2017-07-11 15:43:46 by: Exec Exec

    Former Wilmington Men’s Basketball Standout Tyaire Ponzo-Meek Signs Professional Contract in Germany DATE: July 11, 2017 djl NEWARK, Del. - - Coming off one of the best careers in Wilmington University men’s basketball program history, former player Tyaire Ponzo-Meek will extend his game to the professional ranks, signing a contract to play for the Ascherleben Tigers in Aschersleben, Germany. The Tigers are a member of the Regionalliga North Division, the fourth tier of the German basketball league system. Last season, the Tigers went 12-6 and finished third in the North Division. Aschersleben is located just over two hours southwest of Berlin in the northeast portion of Germany. The 2017-2018 season is set to begin on September 23 when Ponzo-Meek and the Tigers take on Weser Baskets Bremen/BTS Neustadt. Ponzo-Meek already struck the record books by becoming the first two-time First Team All-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference performer in program history while also becoming the first men's basketball student-athlete to be named the CACC Player of the Year. He also became the program's first ever All-Region selection earlier this month when he was named First Team D2CCA All-East Region in a vote of the region's sports information directors. The senior led the Wildcats to a program best 19-10 overall record, going 14-5 in the CACC. They earned the South Division's number two seed for the CACC Tournament, hosting their first ever playoff game at the WU Athletics Complex. Ponzo-Meek led the Wildcats and was third in the CACC in scoring 20.1 points per game, finishing his career by scoring 10 or more points in 63 consecutive games. He was also third in the league in made free throws (136) and fourth in made field goals (195). He played the sixth most minutes per game (36.9) and had the eighth best assists to turnover ratio (1.9). Defensively, he was fifth in the CACC with 51 steals while also ranking 23rd in rebounds with 5.4 per game ...

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  • GWEN HARRIS NAMED INTERIM HEAD COACH OF DSU TRACK & FIELD/CROSS COUNTRY PROGRAMS

    Posted 2017-07-10 19:49:00 by: Deleted Member

    Harris, Jones at lead DSU track/XC ...

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  • Wilmington Women’s Bowling Fourth Best in Nation as NTCA Announces Academic Team Awards

    Posted 2017-06-28 20:32:01 by: Exec Exec

    Wilmington Women’s Bowling Fourth Best in Nation as NTCA Announces Academic Team Awards DATE: June 28, 2017 djl BROOKLYN, N.Y. - - The National Tenpin Coaches Association has announced that 36 women’s bowling programs have earned the program’s Academic Team Award and Wilmington University has the fourth best team grad point average across the country. To be recognized for the team award, a program must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher for the academic school year. Women’s bowling is not divided into three divisions like most NCAA sanctioned sports, and the Wildcats rank fourth in the country with a 3.643 team GPA. Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference foe Felician University came in with the highest team GPA in the country, possessing a 3.741 team GPA this year. They are followed by LIU Post (3.69 GPA) and LIU Brooklyn (3.65 GPA), before Wilmington’s fourth place setting. Adelphi rounds out he nation’s top five programs with a 3.607 team GPA. In addition to the team award, the Wildcats also shined with individual academic success as Alyssa Kalafut, Kaley Smith, Monique Rojas, and Rakia Jenkins all earned the NTCA Academic Individual Award for the 2016-17 school year. AGATE National Tenpin Coaches Association Academic Team Award National Top 10: 1. Felician University – 3.741 GPA 2. LIU Post – 3.69 GPA 3. LIU Brooklyn – 3.65 GPA 4. Wilmington University – 3.643 GPA 5. Adelphi University – 3.607 GPA 6. Sacred Heart University – 3.593 GPA 7. University of Maryland Eastern Shore – 3.56 GPA 8. Fairleigh Dickinson University – 3.53 GPA 9. University of Nebraska – 3.5196 GPA 10. Delaware State University – 3.471 ...

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  • University of Delaware Field Hockey All-American Esmée Peet Among Nominees for Prestigious NCAA Woman of the Year Award

    Posted 2017-06-28 20:31:23 by: Exec Exec

    University of Delaware Field Hockey All-American Esmée Peet Among Nominees for Prestigious NCAA Woman of the Year Award DATE:  June 28, 2017 INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.  -  The University of Delaware’s own Esmée Peet, a four-time All-American field hockey player who led the Blue Hens to the NCAA national title this past fall, is one of a record 543 female college athletes who have been nominated for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year award.    Established in 1991 and now in its 27th year, the NCAA Woman of the Year award honors graduating female college athletes who have exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership throughout their collegiate careers. The average grade point average for the entire group of nominees is an incredible 3.69.    The school nominees represent all three NCAA divisions, with 229 from Division I, 117 from Division II and 197 from Division III. The nominees competed in 21 different women’s sports and 122 were multisport athletes during their time in college.   A native of Zeewolde, The Netherlands, Peet’s hard work, leadership, and motivation helped her to became one of the all-time great student-athletes in UD history as she earned All-American, All-Region, and All-CAA honors each of her four seasons while leading the squad to a combined record of 69-22 and four straight league titles and NCAA Tournament appearances.   As a four-time All-American and two-year captain, an honor student in the classroom, a community service volunteer, and as a member of the 2016 national champion Delaware field hockey team, Peet certainly made the most of her experience as a Blue Hen. In May, she received UD’s prestigious Mary Ann Hitchens, which is awarded to a senior female letterwinner who exhibits outstanding qualities of hard work, dedication, leadership, fairness, and striving for excellence.   An ...

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  • Delaware Athletics Partnering with AstroTurf® to Upgrade Delaware Stadium, Rullo Stadium

    Posted 2017-06-28 20:25:29 by: Exec Exec

    Delaware Athletics Partnering with AstroTurf® to Upgrade Delaware Stadium, Rullo Stadium DATE:  June 27, 2017 Portions of Press Release Courtesy of AstroTurf®   NEWARK, Del. – University of Delaware Athletics is upgrading two of its most recognizable athletic fields and has chosen AstroTurf® for the makeover.   Tubby Raymond Field at Delaware Stadium, home of the UD football and men's and women's lacrosse teams, and Fred P. Rullo Stadium, home of the 2016 NCAA champion Blue Hen field hockey squad, are both having state-of-the-art AstroTurf surfaces installed this summer, and each venue is getting a premium turf designed for optimum performance in the sport of record.   Delaware Stadium will soon receive a playing surface made of RootZone 3D3 Blend, AstroTurf's signature football product. This artificial turf system utilizes multiple specialized fibers including AstroTurf's patented RootZone, a sub-layer that stabilizes infill while improving safety, playability, and durability.   Installation is already underway at Rullo Stadium, where the AstroTurf System 90 playing surface is being laid down. This premium field hockey product combines the traditional knitted nylon top cloth with a 3/8th inch Armacell pad.   AstroTurf is recognized as the Official Artificial Surface Provider of both USA Field Hockey and the National Field Hockey Coaches Association, and its playing surfaces have long been regarded as the unequivocal standard for field hockey performance due to their consistent ball roll, durability, and low maintenance.   “We keep coming back to AstroTurf because there's simply no comparison among their industry peers,” said Joe Shirley, UD senior associate AD of facilities, operations and capital projects. “The University of Delaware has installed a new baseball playing surface (Bob Hannah Stadium), an indoor practice facility (Delaware Field House), and several multi-use ...

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  • Delaware Field Hockey Standout Taylor Lister Earns Spot on Final U.S. Women's National Developmental Squad Roster

    Posted 2017-06-28 20:24:51 by: Exec Exec

    Delaware Field Hockey Standout Taylor Lister Earns Spot on Final U.S. Women's National Developmental Squad Roster DATE: June 27, 2017 LANCASTER, Pa. – Four days of intense trainings and practice sessions recently stood between Blue Hens rising-senior Taylor Lister (Hummelstown, Pa./Lower Dauphin) and a final spot on the 2017 U.S. Women's National Team Development Squad. Selections to the U-21 Junior and Development Squad National Camp came from the 2017 Young Women's National Championship, which featured more than 130 of the most elite female collegiate and post-collegiate athletes from around the country. “I have thoroughly enjoyed playing with a different dynamic of players and coaches the past few weeks, most of whom have been my opponents the past three seasons,” Lister commented.  “The friendships and relationships that have evolved through this process have been priceless.” Lister continued, “Playing with some of the best field hockey players in the country has challenged me to develop and grow even more as a player – on and off the field. I look forward to bringing back the knowledge, leadership and energy that I have gained through this experience to my teammates at the University of Delaware.” To account for the transitional phase from the U-21 USWNT to the senior USWNT, the U.S. Women's National Development Squad was introduced in November 2016 to nurture the talent of college student-athletes who are no longer permitted to be on the junior team due to age restrictions. ‘Self-driven, passionate to learn and share, and committed to become the best player and teammate she can be, are phrases that describe Taylor very well,” stated Delaware head coach Rolf van de Kerkhof, who will begin his seventh season at the helm of the National Champion Blue Hens this fall. “We talk within our program about “dream big” and Taylor is putting the work in ...

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  • University of Delaware Women’s Soccer Announces Challenging 2017 Schedule Under New Head Coach Mike Barroqueiro

    Posted 2017-06-28 20:24:15 by: Exec Exec

    University of Delaware Women’s Soccer Announces Challenging 2017 Schedule Under New Head Coach Mike Barroqueiro DATE:  June 27, 2017 NEWARK, Del.  -  The University of Delaware women’s soccer team, which will begin a new era this season under first-year head coach Mike Barroqueiro, announced its upcoming 2017 schedule Tuesday with a slate highlighted by nine home matches at Stuart and Suzanne Grant Stadium. Barroqueiro, only the second coach in the program’s 27-year history, comes to Delaware after serving as the associate head coach at North Carolina State and head coach at Iona College as part of a 12-year career in the collegiate coaching ranks.  The 2017 schedule will include a 19-game regular season slate plus an exhibition match on Aug. 8 at Loyola. The Blue Hens will play nine homes games at Grant Stadium, including five against Colonial Athletic Association foes.  Of Delaware’s 19 opponents this coming fall, 13 of them had winning seasons a year ago, including 11 that won 10 or more games.  “The non-conference slate for this upcoming season will provide us with some great opportunities to prepare ourselves for what is an always challenging CAA schedule,” said Barroquiero. “Our schedule features some of the top teams in our region. I’m excited to see how we stack up with our competition.” The Blue Hens begin their season at home with a Friday night matchup against George Washington on Aug. 18 for Barroqueiro’s UD debut. The Hens then go on the road for the first time for a game at Villanova on Aug. 20 before returning home for a tough matchup against 2016 NCAA national semifinalist Georgetown on Aug. 24.  Delaware travels to Saint Joseph’s on Aug. 27, and Marist on Sept. 1, before returning home for a match against Lehigh on Sept. 3. The Blue Hens then go back on the road to face Massachusetts on Sept. 8 and Penn on ...

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  • Wilmington Men’s Soccer to Host High School Boy’s Preseason Goalkeeper Camp

    Posted 2017-06-28 20:18:39 by: Exec Exec

    Wilmington Men’s Soccer to Host High School Boy’s Preseason Goalkeeper Camp DATE: June 27, 2017 djl NEWARK, Del. - - Wilmington University men’s soccer assistant coach Greg Cope is providing a last chance for all boy’s high school goalkeepers to prepare for the coming fall season with a Preseason Goalkeeper Camp in early August. The High School Boy’s Preseason Goalkeeper Camp will be held at the WU Athletics Complex from August 4-6. The camp will run each night from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. Cost of the camp is $225.00, which includes a pair of goalkeeper gloves and a goalkeeper jersey. Campers are required to bring their own cleats and turfs. Registration and payment can be completed online: For questions and more information, please contact Coach Cope by email at ...

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  • DELAWARE STATE BOWLING TEAM CITED FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE

    Posted 2017-06-28 18:09:00 by: Deleted Member

    Seven Hornets named to NCTA All-Academic ...

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  • HORNETS PRODUCE SCHOOL RECORD MEAC SCHOLAR-ATHLETES

    Posted 2017-06-26 17:21:00 by: Deleted Member

    182 Hornets named to MEAC All-Academic ...

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