Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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Daniel Weiniger (Warren, N.J.) and Ollie Koo (Greenwich, Conn.) are semifinalists for the Joe Concannon Award, which goes to the best American-born small-college hockey player in New England. The winner will be named in March at the NCAA Final Four and presented at the New England Hockey Writers dinner in April. Concannon was a longtime sports writer for the Boston Globe. The hockey team is ranked third in the latest Division III poll. It ends the regular season this weekend with a Friday night game against Tufts and a late afternoon game Saturday with Connecticut College. ... The men's basketball team is seeded fifth in the New England Small College Athletic Conference tournament and plays at fourth-seeded Tufts in the quarterfinals on Saturday. ... The NESCAC women's swimming and diving championship starts Friday at Greason Pool.
ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE
Fundraising for construction of Clark's Court, a multipurpose outdoor court, has begun. The recreation space will honor the memory of Clark Noonan of Bangor, a member of the basketball team who died last spring in an auto accident. The construction will be funded from donations and all proceeds from the men's basketball camps during the 2013 spring and summer. Money raised from tickets to the remainder of the 2013 men's and women's basketball season will also be donated. ... The women's basketball team plays its last two games of the season -- Thursday night on the road at Albertus Magnus and Saturday afternoon at home with Emerson. The Great Northeast Athletic Conference quarterfinals begin next Tuesday. The women have a 7-3 conference record. The men, 10-6 in conference play, follow the women on both days. The men's quarterfinals also begin Tuesday.
UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND
The women's basketball team holds onto its 10th-place ranking in the Northeast Region with an 18-4 record. The Nor'easters winning streak is now at 14 games, with two remaining against Nichols and Western New England on the road. The Commonwealth Coast Conference quarterfinals begin next Tuesday. ... The men's team is 4-12 in conference play and has a chance to claim the eighth and last spot in the conference tournament with wins in its last two games.
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