Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Women's college coaches made their annual migration to the Portland Expo to take in the Class A tournament games.
Among those seen at the afternoon session included Gary Fifield (University of Southern Maine), Mike McDevitt (St. Joseph's), Mike Roux (associate head coach, University of New Hampshire) and Sue Cahill (associate head coach, Assumption College).
Roux and Cahill said they try to get to as many state tournaments as they can, depending on their schedules.
McDevitt was particularly interested in watching the underclassmen, though with many seniors still uncommitted to college he said he's also there "to show our support for them.''
Among the visitors to the night session were a pair of Division I coaches.
UMaine Coach Richard Barron sat with Fifield atop the bleachers. Erin Leger, an assistant coach at Marist University in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., was also on hand. Marist is reportedly interested in McAuley junior guard Allie Clement, who was playing in the day's final contest against Gorham.
ANDREW SHAW, a sophomore forward at Bentley University, was at the Expo to cheer on his sister, Olivia, a junior at Thornton Academy.
Shaw suffered a fractured right collarbone earlier this season and is recovering. His sister, who is being looked at by several Division I schools, had 15 points in Thornton's 33-25 loss to Deering.
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Paul Betit is an Augusta native and graduate of the University of Maine. He has covered Maine high school sports for more than 30 years and is entering his seventh season as a beat writer covering the Portland Pirates. In his spare time, Betit writes mystery-suspense novels. Occasionally, he tries to sink his second career hole-in-one.
Glenn Jordan came to Maine in 1994 to cover the nascent Portland Sea Dogs. After eight baseball seasons and three children – the last two within 18 minutes of each other – he became a part-time writer. Among the sports he covers are now are tennis, skiing, swimming and running. He has a degree in philosophy from Dartmouth, a decent forehand and a penchant for checkers.
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