Anderson Awarded 2017 Southland Volleyball Player of the Year

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas’ junior Samantha Anderson is the 2017 Southland Conference Volleyball Player of the Year, the league announced Tuesday along with its all-conference teams. All Southland yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition. Danae Daron So. MB Stephen F. Austin Crosby, Texas Northwestern State claimed two individual superlatives in Freshman of the Year Hannah Brister and Libero of the Year Channing Burleson. In her first collegiate season, Brister averaged 2.63 kills per set in conference matches, the second- best average on her team. She also has a .229 hitting percentage. Burleson, who was an outside hitter her freshman season before turning libero a year ago, finished the Southland season leading her conference opponents in digs per set with 5.50 to her name, .40 more than the next ranked player. Elizabeth Armstrong So. S Central Arkansas League City, Texas 2 – Two-Time Selection3 – Three-Time SelectionHonorable Mention: Kaitlyn Grice, New Orleans; Madison Green, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Tomar Thomas, Lamar; Jaclyn Ward, Sam Houston State; Lauren Walker, Abilene Christian Bailey Banks2 Sr. OH Houston Baptist Missouri City, Texas Samantha Anderson Jr. RS Central Arkansas Tyler, Texas Second Team                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Shanna Spree So. MB McNeese Houston, Texas First Team                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Player of the Year: Samantha Anderson, Central ArkansasFreshman of the Year: Hannah Brister, Northwestern StateLibero of the Year: Channing Burleson, Northwestern StateSetter of the Year: Kristyn Nicholson, Texas A&M-Corpus ChristiKatrinka Jo Crawford Coach of the Year: Debbie Humphreys, Stephen F. Austin Name Cl. Pos. School Hometown Individual superlative winners and all-conference honorees will be honored before their first matches at the 2017 Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament in Corpus Christi, Texas, taking place Nov. 15-17. Anderson, a six-foot-three-inch right side from Tyler, Texas, led Central Arkansas to a 13-3 Southland record and the No. 2 seed in this week’s 2017 Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament in Corpus Christi, Texas. The product of Brook Hill High School finished seventh in the league for hitting percentage (.330) and kills per set (3.49) in conference matches. She also averaged 1.10 blocks per set in conference play to rank 10th in the Southland. No newcomers were nominated for all-conference consideration, thus no Newcomer of the Year was selected for this season. Brittany Gilpin3 Sr. OH Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Houston, Texas Regular-season champion Stephen F. Austin leads the way in all-conference selections with four players named to the teams. The Sugar Bears, Houston Baptist and Sam Houston State each named a trio to the teams while Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Northwestern State each earned a pair of selections. McNeese claimed one spot on the second team. Name Cl. Pos. School Hometown Megan Nash3 Sr. MB Central Arkansas Oakville, Ontario, Canada Reagan Rogers Jr. OH Northwestern State Blanco, Texas Senior Kristyn Nicholson of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi won her third consecutive Setter of the Year award, the first time a Southland setter has accomplished that feat. Nicholson finished the conference season first in the league in overall assists with 339 and third in assists per set with 10.65. Central Arkansas’ Marissa Collins is the only other league player to have won the award three times in their career, doing so in 2010 and in 2012-13.   Blair Gillard2 Sr. MB Houston Baptist La Grange, Texas Taylor Cunningham2 Jr. MB Sam Houston State Huntsville, Texas Jessica Wooten3 Sr. OH Houston Baptist Humble, Texas Haley Coleman Jr. OH Stephen F. Austin Rockwall, Texas Channing Burleson Jr. L Northwestern State Midland, Texas Makenzee Hanna Jr. OH Stephen F. Austin Desoto, Texas Jordyn Vaughn2 Sr. OH Sam Houston State Huntsville, Texas Lexus Cain2 Sr. DS Stephen F. Austin Amarillo, Texas Kristyn Nicholson3 Sr. S Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Lewisville, Texas Stephen F. Austin’s Debbie Humphreys earned her sixth career Katrinka Jo Crawford Coach of the Year honor. Humphreys, in her 30th year at the helm of the Ladyjacks, led SFA to its ninth Southland regular-season championship and first since 2014.   The Islanders’ Nicholson and senior outside hitter Brittany Gilpin, UCA’s senior middle blocker Megan Nash and HBU’s Jessica Wooten each recognized with their third all-conference selection. The Huskies’ Bailey Banks and Blair Gillard, Sam Houston’s Taylor Cunningham, Jordyn Vaughn and Brooke White and SFA’s Lexus Cain each earned their second selection to an all-conference team. Brooke White2 Sr. OH Sam Houston State Fort Worth, Texaslast_img read more


first_imgUPSTART MR VARGAS & TWO-TIME BREEDERS’ CUP CHAMP STORMY LIBERAL SQUARE OFF IN GRADE II, $200,000 EDDIE D STAKES AT FIVE FURLONGS ON TURF THIS FRIDAY ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 24, 2019)–Trainer Brian Koriner’s upstart Mr Vargas and Peter Miller’s two-time Breeders’ Cup Sprint Champion Stormy Liberal head a field of eight three year olds and up going five furlongs on turf in Friday’s Grade II, $200,000 Eddie D Stakes at Santa Anita.Mark Glatt’s Eddie Haskell, Phil D’Amato’s Pee Wee Reese and trainer Blake Heap’s Tribalist,  lend considerable depth to the race named in honor of one of America’s all-time greatest jockeys, retired Hall of Famer Eddie Delahoussaye.MR VARGASOwner:  Jay Em Ess StableTrainer:  Brian KorinerLightning quick, this 5-year-old Midshipman gelding is in top career form, as he comes off a powerful gate to wire win over both Eddie Haskell and Stormy Liberal in the Grade III Green Flash Handicap at Del Mar Aug. 17.  Drawn outside in a field of six, Mr Vargas broke like a shot and led every step of the way to win by 2 ¼ lengths.  A similar 2 ¼ length allowance winner at five furlongs on turf July 21, Mr Vargas will be bidding for his third consecutive win in his 12th career start on Friday.STORMY LIBERALOwner:  Rockingham Ranch & David Bernsen LLCTrainer:  Peter MillerA winner of last year’s Eddie D at 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course, this 7-year-old Stormy Atlantic gelding hopes to use this year’s Eddie D as a springboard to an unprecedented third consecutive Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint win here at Santa Anita on Nov. 2. Second, beaten a head by Eddie Haskell in a classified allowance Feb. 22, his lone try at five furlongs over the Santa Anita grass, Stormy Liberal was a non-threatening third behind Mr. Vargas and “Eddie” two starts back in the Green Flash at Del Mar.  Subsequently fifth at 5-1 in a Grade III turf sprint at Kentucky Downs Sept. 7, Stormy Liberal may’ve lost a step and is in need of a big effort on Friday.EDDIE HASKELLOwner:  Philip Wood & James HaileyTrainer:  Mark GlattClaimed for $50,000 13 starts back on April 26, 2018, this 6-year-old California-bred gelding by Square Eddie is enjoying his best-ever year, as he’s won four out of seven starts (including two stakes) and banked $278,104 in 2019.  No match for Mr Vargas as the 6-5 favorite in the Green Flash Aug. 17, Eddie Haskell is nonetheless a beast at five furlongs on turf, as he’s 13-9-2-2.  A winner of consecutive Santa Anita five furlong stakes earlier this year, the Grade III Daytona May 25 and the Siren Lure June 23, “Eddie” was all heart two starts back in going gate to wire to win by a neck in a five furlong turf classified allowance at Del Mar July 24.PEE WEE REESEOwner:  Nick AlexanderTrainer:  Phil D’AmatoNamed for the late Dodgers Hall of Fame shortstop, this 6-year-old California-bred horse by Tribal Rule enters the Eddie D fresh and dangerous.  Idle since taking the Sensational Star Stakes versus his fellow California-breds going 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course on March 31, “Pee Wee” will be ridden for the first time by leading man Flavien Prat. A hillside course specialist, he’ll be trying five furlongs on the “flat” for the first time and could prove bothersome to the likes of Mr Vargas on the front end.THE GRADE II EDDIE D STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 6 of 9 Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PTEddie Haskell–Joel Rosario–125Pee Wee Reese–Flavien Prat–125Lombo–Geovanni Franco–125Boa Nova–Edwin Maldonado–120Stormy Liberal–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–125Mr Vargas–Joe Talamo–125Double Touch–John Velazquez–123Tribalist–Victor Espinoza–123First post time for a nine-race program on Friday is at 1 p.m. For additional information, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Australia v Scotland preview

first_imgThere is no question the Bravehearts will start heavy underdogs in this one, despite being boosted by a few NRL stars and the likelihood Australia coach Mal Meninga will tinker with his line-up to get some of the back-up players some game time ahead of the business end of the tournament.The green and golds had a successful warm-up outing in Perth a fortnight ago, comfortably accounting for New Zealand 26-6, while Scotland also blew the cobwebs out with a runaway 48-16 win over a Cumbria Select XIII at Craven Park in Barrow last Friday.In a short tournament with no semi-finals (the two best-placed teams after the round robin matches contest the November 20 final) each result is important so Meninga needs to balance the need to get his reserves some game time with ensuring the Kangaroos don’t drop a game they’d have looked at as a certain win.The outcome of that is that every player who didn’t feature in Perth gets a run with five debutants named. Matt Moylan at fullback, Justin O’Neill at centre, James Maloney at five-eighth, Jake Trbojevic at lock and Jake Friend on the bench. Winger Josh Mansour and prop Aaron Woods return to the line-up after missing out in Perth due to their respective weddings.Fullback Darius Boyd, centre Greg Inglis, prop Matt Scott, five-eighth Johnathan Thurston and back-rowers Matt Gillett and Boyd Cordner are all rested while impressive Perth debutant Valentine Holmes also sits out. Sam Thaiday, Tyson Frizell and David Klemmer all move into the starting side.Scotland coach Steve McCormack has plenty of NRL experience to call on in Cowboys pair, fullback Lachlan Coote and centre Kane Linnett, plus ex-Titans prop Luke Douglas and Dragons centre Euan Aitken. Five-eighth and 2013 Man of Steel Danny Brough plus fullback Matty Russell are two of the senior men who will need to guide Scotland around although Russell could shift to the wing to accommodate Coote who would otherwise slot into five-eighth next to Brough. Super League premiership-winner, Wigan’s Lewis Tierney, is set to make his Test debut on the wing after scoring a try in his first Scotland outing last Friday.Watch out Kangaroos: There’s no sugar-coating it: Scotland will need a lot to go right to threaten the green and golds. Given Meninga’s drastically different line-up compared to a fortnight ago, Scotland will hope some tentativeness in the new structures could give them an opening. Their best hope will be to stay with the Kangaroos early and find a way to get in front by around the 60-minute mark then try and hold on. Coote at either fullback or five-eighth and Brough in the halves will need to find a way to create some points against the Aussies if the forwards can go close to parity in the middle.Watch out Bravehearts: Scotland face serious threats across the park. Despite the new-look playmaking roster the Braveheats will still have to deal with a seriously power-packed forward unit. Wests Tigers big man Aaron Woods plays his first game of the post-season after missing the Perth warm-up while Manly star Jake Trbojevic had a brilliant year. Tyson Frizell and Shannon Boyd made bright starts to their Test careers and Bulldogs tyro David Klemmer didn’t miss a beat and will now get the chance to unleash from the opening whistle. Key match-up: Matt Moylan v Lachlan Coote/Matty Russell. The two fullbacks on show will each play a key role; with the Kangaroos’ completely overhauled line-up, how Moylan helps Maloney and Cronk gel (and Jake Friend when he is presumably injected to give skipper Cam Smith a rest) will be crucial not just to how this match plays out but how Meninga plans the rest of his tournament. On the other hand if Scotland are to spring the mother of all upsets they’ll need Coote (or Russell) to do a stellar job in helping the likes of Brough create and seal a whatever opportunities they can.The history: Australia and Scotland have yet to meet in an international game. What are the odds: No one is willing to go near Australia at the prohibitive odds of $1.01, however at the line, 80 per cent of the money is with the Kangaroos according to Sportsbet. As comical as it sounds, four very brave punters have backed Scotland 13+ at odds of $101 which will no doubt buy a lot of haggis should those bets get up. Latest odds at officials: Referee: Ben Thaler. Sideline officials: M Craven and J Smith. Video referee: Bernard Sutton.Televised: Channel Nine – live coverage from 5.30am (AEDT). The way we see it: It will take a monumental upset for the Kangaroos to go down here. We’ll tip Meninga’s men to get the job done by at least three tries and if they click, a bigger score could be in order.last_img read more

Man admits supplying drugs to Kiwi NRL players

first_imgA Canberra man has pleaded guilty to selling drugs to the former Kiwis captain Jesse Bromwich and his New Zealand teammate, Kevin Proctor.The ABC reports Adrian Mark Crowther was caught by Police after CCTV footage captured him preparing a white powder on his phone before handing it to the two league players.The pair then consumed the substance through rolled up bank notes, just hours after they represented New Zealand in the annual ANZAC league Test against Australia.Today Crowther plead guilty to supplying the drugs.The ABC reports Crowther also pleaded guilty to two fresh charges of possessing a prohibited substance and possessing a drug of dependence, cocaine and MDMA.The court heard the 45-year-old had no other criminal record.While both Bromwich and Proctor were named in court, neither has been charged with an offence.At the time of Crowther’s arrest, ACT Policing were unable to say whether police planned to pursue charges against the players, but NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg confirmed internal investigations were underway.Crowther is expected to be sentenced in July. Photo: PHOTOSPORT Kevin Proctor and Jesse Bromwich in actionlast_img read more

Florentino Pérez visits soccer and basketball squads

first_imgIn the images spread by the club, Florentino appears in field 3 greeting Sergio Ramos, Marcelo and Benzema (captains of the first football team) and other members of the costumes such as Modric, Marco Asensio, Courtois and Odriozola. In the pavilion where the basketball team is exercised, the president of Madrid talked, among others, with Llull, Rudy Fernández, Laprovittola, Causeur, Randolph, Taylor or coach Pablo Laso.The football team visits this Saturday 4 (16:00, Movistar LaLiga) to Getafe in the meeting that closes the first round in LaLiga Santander, while those of Laso have a double date in the remainder of Christmas holidays. On Friday 3 (20:45, DAZN) they visit Lyon to face the Asvel Villeurbanne in the match of the 17th day of the Euroleague and on Monday 6, Three Kings Day (18:00, #Vamos) receives the Valencia Basket at the WiZink Center on the 16th day of the Endesa League. The president of Real Madrid, Florentino Pérez, started the year by visiting the first football and basketball teams in his first 2020 training. The top white president went to the Ciudad Real Madrid in Valdebebas, where he congratulated the players of both teams the new year.last_img read more

The tiqui-taca Madrid

first_imgFCBRMA Good passes in the opposite field6,305 (1st)4,956 (2nd) Barcelona and Real Madrid pass statistics in La Liga Success of passes87.94% (1st)86.76% (2nd) Attempted passes12,559 (1st)10,601 (2nd) Passes attempted in the opposite field7,394 (1st)5,978 (2nd) Isco, also according to Opta data, completed his biggest pass card since defending the Madrid shirt: 102, of which 96 completed successfully. In addition, Madrid played with speed: 61.58% of possession only represents the eleventh best domain data of those of Zizou in his 26 official matches this season.In the semifinal of the Super Cup Madrid scored, always according to Opta data, their records of the season in: attempted passes (798), successful passes (739), correct passes (92.61%), correct passes in the opposite field (91.21%) and failed passes in the opposite field (only 42). Barcelona has not improved any of these statistics in any match this season in any competition. In addition, he made his second best records in failed passes (59 for the 56 of Valladolid, where he tried 165 less), passes in the opposite field (478 for the 491 he tried in Istanbul against the Galatasaray) and successful passes in the opposite field (436 for 446 of Turkish hell).center_img Zidane’s Madrid embraces the tiqui-taca. Against Valencia he recorded his best game this season in a good handful of pass statistics, according to Opta data. Gallic technician’s pupils attempted 798 deliveries, of which 739 found recipients. 92.61% accuracy. The white team was not trying so many passes for 14 months, when on September 1, 2018, with Lopetegui on the bench, he tried 870. Since these statistics began to be counted in the 2005-2006 season, Madrid only tried more passes in six games played at 90 minutes (it also appears in the statistics the European Super Cup against Atletico that went to extra time). Good passes11,044 (1st)9,197 (2nd) Successful passes in the opposite field85.27% (1st)82.90% (2nd) Possession63.97% (1st)58.36% (2nd) (In parentheses, position in the competition ranking).Total data of the 19 days played in LaLiga Santander, except for possession, which is the average of the matches of each team.Source: Opta.In the League, after the first round, Madrid is the second team in possession (58.36%) and in attempted passes (10,601). Both statistics are headed by Barça. But whites are the most successful team in passes that finish in the last third of the field (79.49% compared to 79.06% of the Catalans).last_img read more

Do you know at what age we really start to age?

first_imgImage: iStock Stanford University has recently carried out a study with which it was possible to know the age at which a person begins to age. In order to achieve this, scientists and researchers from that university have studied the blood protein levels of 4,263 people whose ages were between 18 and 95 years.In conclusion, they have determined that aging follows a uniform rhythm and that there are 3 key points in which the passage of time begins to be reflected in the human body. The first point at which the first signs of aging are appreciated is at the age of 34. The other two points occur much later and occur respectively, at 60 and 78 years. This division into stages within the development of aging, according to Professor Tony Wyss-Coray, occurs because the levels of different proteins undergo unpredictable changes at certain points in life. For this reason and in a general way, we can mark 3 concrete stages in a person’s life, which would be: early adulthood, late middle age and old age. The result of this study has different benefits since, in addition to solving the uncertainty about the origin of aging in the human body, it serves to detect possible diseases that originate with age, such as cardiovascular disease or Alzheimer’s disease, and perform a Best treatment since its inception. One of the things that most frightens people in general is aging. Starting to see gray hair in the hair or wrinkles on the face are signs of the weather that many people want to avoid anyway. A great example of this are the thousands of creams, serums and treatments that exist in the market and that ensure delaying the effects of the passage of time in our body. However, we all know that aging is something that will happen sooner or later and now, thanks to a scientific study, we can know even when.center_img Old age is one of the issues that most worries come at a certain ageIt is after 34 when the first symptoms of aging are shownlast_img read more

Valverde and Ramos will be down in the League against Sevilla

first_imgThe captain suffers a sprained right ankle caused by a sprain resulting from a jump with Morata in the 60th minute. The problem did not prevent the central from continuing, although it conditioned its performance. “I thought about throwing it at the Panenka, but the ankle was not for many trots and the easiest thing was to ensure it,” said the Camas on the execution of the maximum penalty with which he closed the penalty shootout. The punishment will have to be redeemed in the League under a reform that was made in the Disciplinary Code in March 2015 to prevent compliance with the Supercopa sanctions being delayed excessively. For example, the old wording of the rule prevented Luka Modric from contesting the first leg of the 2017 tournament against Barça for the expulsion he suffered against Atlético on the return of the 2014 edition. The Super Cup hangover leave Zidane two setbackss for the first game of the second round of LaLiga, that this Saturday (4:00 PM, Movistar LaLiga) He will measure the whites with Sevilla at the Bernabéu. The technician White you can’t count on Valverde, sanctioned for his expulsion against Atlético, and also with Sergio Ramos due to injury. Zizou It is also pending Benzema evolution. The French scorer missed the Super Cup because of a muscle injury. Karim’s availability will depend on these next days.center_img Failing to confirm the extent of the injury, the ailment could leave Ramos a couple of weeks in the dry dock. In addition to the clash against Hispanics, at least the Cup round of 16 (Wednesday 22, pending confirmation) and the next commitment of the League, against Valladolid (Sunday 26, 21:00) in Pucela.The other major casualty that Zidane will have is Valverde. The red one he saw in 115 ‘will prevent him from being on Saturday. The wording of the act, in which Sánchez Martínez indicated that he expelled the Charrúa for “knocking down an opponent (Morata) thereby preventing a clear chance of scoring” suggests that the Uruguayan will only be sanctioned with a match. The Competition Judge will resolve on Wednesday.last_img read more

Monchi: “If they cancel the second goal, I go down to the field and take the team out”

first_imgAnnoying. “Leaving the game satisfied after a loss is a small team and Sevilla is a very large team. We are angry, outraged and … I stop a little.”Gudelj: “I think he was wrong”Gudelj, protagonist in the goal annulled to De Jong, also disagreed with Martínez Munuera. According to the Valencian referee, the Serbian committed a foul on Militao in the Dutch scorer’s play.Referee error. “I think he was wrong. He could whistle for us that it was not necessary but he has not done it.”The nullified goal was not decisive. “It has not been key, but it has been an important moment in the first part where we circulate the ball a lot. We had opportunities to tie.” Goal annulled to De Jong. “The action has been seen by everyone. There is no football, technical and tactical analysis after such a key play that marks the game. There is nothing more to analyze after that play, it is absurd.”Munir’s hand. “If they cancel the second goal equally low to the field and take the team.” The sports director of Sevilla Monchi did not cut himself at the time of criticizing the arbitration received by the Andalusian team at Santiago Bernabéu and verbalized his anger at Movistar’s microphone.last_img read more

In San Mamés there are only VIP tickets left to see Barça

first_imgThe quarterfinal Cup match that will take place in San Mamés on Thursday has raised so much expectation in Bilbao that yesterday the tickets put on sale on-line flew in an hour. This included those of 81 rojiblancos members who have given their card to the club for resale. The Bilbao club informed that already Only locations in the Central Ring are available, in the VIP area, so everything indicates that San Mamés can register on Thursday a historic ticket to try to take the lions on a flight to the semifinals of the Cup. Those who want to access the field and have no ticket must pay between 245 and 400 euros. The localities for the public, already sold out, ranged between 30 euros and 140 for the first rows of the Main Tribune.San Mamés has a capacity of 53,289 seats. It is almost impossible to reach one hundred percent of assistance because some partner always fails. The three major entries of the new Cathedral were registered against Real Madrid in the leagues of the 2014-15 seasons (48,437 spectators) and 2016-17 (49,095) and the first meeting of the Champions League group stage of the 17th September 2014 (48,351), before Shakhtar Donetsk. Members do not pay on Thursday.If you want to go to San Mamés and enjoy this live game here you can check the available tickets: See tickets.last_img read more