VaSportsOnline.com: JMU field hockey 12th in preseason poll

The James Madison field hockey team begins the 2010 campaign ranked 12th in the Kookaburra/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division I Preseason Poll.

JMU, which has been ranked in the NFHCA top 20 for 44 consecutive weeks, finished the 2009 season ranked 12th in the nation after going 12-8 and advancing to the semifinals of the CAA Championship.

Six of 11 starters return from the 2009 squad that advanced to the CAA Championship for the fifth consecutive season. Leading the way for Madison is First Team All-CAA midfielder Dolores de Rooij (Vaardingen, The Netherlands), whose 13 goals last season was fifth best in the CAA. Sophomore forward and All-Rookie selection Tori Lindsey (Audubon, Pa./Methacton) also returns after tying de Rooij with a team-high 13 goals. Senior Amy Daniel (Mountain Top, Pa./Crestwood) and junior Lindsay Cutchins (Suffolk, Va./Lakeland) are both back to lead a JMU defense that limited opponents to 1.60 goals per game last season.

Link to story on VaSportsOnline.com.

UVA Basketball Fans!

uva basketball team of destiny
Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25. The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe, and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018 through to the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.

Dick Vitale on Team of Destiny: “This is a hoops story you will LOVE! Jerry and Chris capture the sensational and dramatic championship journey by Tony Bennett and his tenacious Cavalier team. UVA was Awesome Baby and so is this book!”

Ralph Sampson on Team of Destiny: “Jerry and Chris have lived and seen it all, even before my time. I highly recommend this book to every basketball fan across the globe. This story translates to all who know defeat and how to overcome it!”

Buy here.




augusta free press
augusta free press news