Australian native Brown finds success in only season at SU

first_imgTegan Brown knew coming into the season that she would only have one season to compete for a national championship.NCAA regulations prohibit the freshman midfielder from participating beyond this season, her first and only at Syracuse. According to the NCAA, for every year after a player turns 21, they lose a year of eligibility. Because of that, the 24-year-old Brown has had only one season to prove her worth for the Orange.Brown and No. 9 Syracuse will play in its last regular-season home game against No. 12 Georgetown Saturday. Unless the Orange secures a top-eight seed in the NCAA tournament, Brown will be playing in her last game in the Dome with her senior teammates.‘I’m a little disappointed,’ Brown said. ‘But it’s been an amazing experience, something you can’t describe.’Brown, a member of the Australian national women’s lacrosse team, came to SU in the fall. Despite missing fall ball, she has figured in nicely. But the transition didn’t come without its challenges. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textInitially, it took Brown some time to adjust to the difference in the styles of play between Australia and the United States. The laid-back approach has been replaced by a fast-paced mentality. Brown explained that in Australia, players are more concentrated on ball control.‘It was a little bit hard coming in because I have my own style of play that I’ve brought from back home,’ Brown said. ‘I had to change it a little bit to fit in with the other girls, and they’ve had to adapt to the way I play as well.’After playing a starring role in Australia, Brown had to find her niche in SU head coach Gary Gait’s program when she came to Syracuse. As a freshman with a unique amount of experience coming in, Brown found herself surrounded by a group of players who previously entrenched themselves as the leaders of the program.But Brown’s experience has shown at big points during games throughout the season, including the Cornell game on April 21, when she scored the game-winning goal in a 7-6 victory. The years of playing for the national team have worked in Brown’s favor. ‘She’s played against the best of the best,’ Gait said. ‘She’s certainly not playing like a freshman, much more like an upperclassman. And her experience really gives her that ability.’Brown reformed her style of play and had meshed well with her teammates. She has started in each of the team’s 16 games and has tallied 38 points for the season.Along with the production, Brown brings speed and another dodger from up top to the Orange offense. Brown bolsters a lineup that is filled with scoring threats. Five SU players have at least 29 goals, and it has given the team confidence.‘If you look at the scoreboard, there isn’t just one person that has our goals. It’s all spread out,’ freshman attack Michelle Tumolo said. ‘Everyone is capable of scoring, and that’s something that is a huge weapon we have.’Brown has been able to adjust her play to complement the other players. In the meantime, the team formed stronger connections. ‘Everyone was awesome and open and welcoming when I first got here, and we definitely have strong bonds on and off the field,’ Brown said. ‘There are a couple of us that just click, and it’s been amazing.’As the season draws to the close, Brown has the last few games in the season to prove that her move westward was worth it. Despite only a year to prove that she is an elite player in both the Big East and in the national conversation, she has bigger things in mind.The hard transition is over. Now, starting with Georgetown and leading into the Big East tournament, Brown will enter the most important contests of her SU career. She knows she only has so much longer to make her mark. ‘I’m ready to go out there and leave it all on the field,’ Brown said. ‘I’ve got nothing to lose and I’ve only got these next couple of games coming up, so it’s do or die for me.’adtredin@syr.edu Published on April 28, 2010 at 12:00 pm Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

CBCSA director leaves USC, to join Stanford

first_imgConerly became the CBCSA director in late 2016, having previously served as assistant director under former director Corliss Bennett. Conerly also served as an adjunct assistant professor at the Rossier School of Education while conducting research on how scholar practitioners oversee various cultural centers and how these centers help students of color. She received her doctorate in education from Rossier in 2016. Conerly will take on a new role at Stanford University in June, where she will serve as the associate dean of students and director of the Black Community Services Center. She also plans to expand her role as a consultant in Palo Alto. During her time at USC, Rosalind assisted employers with finding effective recruitment strategies and integrating professionals from marginalized communities to predominantly white institutions. “One of my top highlights [at USC] was our 40th anniversary,” she said. “Being able to celebrate and acknowledge the narratives of the students, the alumni that are now attached to CBCSA … it really made me reflect on understanding why this space is here and to see how it’s evolved.”   Rosalind Conerly will join Stanford University as the new associate dean of students. and director of the black community services center. (Photo courtesy of Rosalind Conerly) Prior to her departure, Conerly wanted to ensure that CBCSA had structures in place that would remain long after she left. She said she has focused her time on creating a safe, empowering space for students that would inspire them, and she hopes the University will take advantage of the increased calls for diversity and inclusion on campus and strengthen relationships with culture groups on campus. As the associate dean of students, her work will primarily focus on serving the black community at Stanford. She will also be working closely with their Black Alumni Association. Her first event will be the Stanford Black Alumni Summit in Hollywood, where she will introduce herself to BAA alumni and begin to transition into her new role. Conerly said she promises to stay connected and involved in USC campus life and events. Over her two-year tenure as CBCSA director, she mentored and engaged with students of color and helped create inclusion workshops around campus. center_img After working at the Center of Black Cultural and Student Affairs, for seven years, Director Rosalind Conerly will be leaving USC. Her last day at USC will be March 1. “I will be doing similar work, really overseeing a lot of the operations and vision planning,” she said in an interview with the Daily Trojan. “I will be managing a lot more people and initiatives.” “My time at USC has been truly life changing,” Conerly wrote in an email to CBCSA members. “And that is mostly due to the relationships I have been able to establish with students and colleagues over the years. You, in some way, have helped shape my experience, so thank you.” “She is sweet and a great leader,” said JaBrea Patterson-West, a junior majoring in French and art history. “She was always supportive of [the Black Student Assembly’s] e-board and was an important mentor and communicator of student needs, not just in the black community but [to] all cultural centers.”   “As our community grows, as our initiatives change, students need change,” she said. “I’m going to miss USC, there is definitely an energy on this campus … It’s something in the air here that really makes you excited to be here and to be a part of this Trojan Family.”last_img read more

No. 1 USC gears up for Liz Murphy Invitational

first_imgThe top-ranked USC women’s golf team will attempt to win its third straight tournament this weekend at the annual Liz Murphy Collegiate Invitational, which runs Friday through Sunday, at the UGA Golf Course in Athens, Ga.Pro ready · Sophomore Annie Park will miss USC’s tournament to compete in the LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship over the weekend. – Courtesy of USC Sports Information The defending national champions have won seven wins out of their past eight tournaments; if they are going to win this weekend’s tournament, however, they will need to do it without their best individual player, sophomore Annie Park. Park, the No. 3-ranked collegiate golfer and the No. 2-ranked amateur player, will instead head to the LPGA’s Kraft Nabisco Championship today through Sunday, at Mission Hills C.C. in Rancho Mirage, Calif.Another challenge for the Women of Troy will be the alternative format at the Liz Murphy Invitational. The tournament will not follow normal tournament rules;  instead, it will be structured to resemble the future format of the NCAA Championship tournament.Friday’s stroke play will divide the field into top and bottom brackets consisting of eight teams each. Teams will then play two rounds of match play Saturday, and one round on Sunday, to determine the tournament winner.The Women of Troy have winning experience with various combinations of starters, which will hopefully prove effective considering the absence of Park. Traveling to Georgia in the starting lineup will be junior Doris Chen, sophomores Kyung Kim and Victoria Morgan and freshmen Gabriella Then and Karen Chung. Chung, who hails from Livingston, N.J., recently won her first collegiate event at USC.USC women’s golf team is ranked No. 1 in the country for many reasons, an important one being their depth. The loss of Park is expected to present some adversity for the team, but the Women of Troy have consistently proved that they can compete at any level with many different members of their team.USC will hope to add to its record-breaking season this weekend in Athens, but as usual, they will face some of the nation’s toughest opponents during the competition. In addition to host Georgia, the tournament will include No. 6 Alabama, No. 7 Arkansas, No. 16 Northwestern, No. 21 Iowa State and No. 22 Michigan State, as well as other competitive teams from across the country.Play begins at 8 a.m. each day and can be followed live on birdiefire.com.last_img read more

Another Touch salvages difficult day for experts at Nottingham

first_img EveryMatrix ups CasinoEngine gamification tools with CompetitionLabs June 29, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Share BGC: Charities win big as bookies take beating in Britannia Stakes June 19, 2020 Related Articles RankTipsterRace WinsPointscenter_img Stephen Harris, the horse racing guru at bettingexpert, saw his lead cut in the Tipster Challenge, despite matching the 2.25-point return of this week’s guest at Nottingham.BetVictor PR Manager Charlie McCann sits third in the early stages of the Flat Season competition, sponsored by Betting Gods, after a win for 9/4F Another Touch in the 3:50.Unfortunately, neither of our experts managed ‘double points’ Nap of the Day success, after McCann’s Wahiba came in sixth and Harris’ Seduce Me narrowly missed out to race favourite Carducci.Race Winners at Nottingham:Wings Of The Rock – 16/1Socialites Red – 4/1Carducci – 15/8Another Touch – 9/4Wilamina – 11/1Dominating – 2/1Miningrocks – 15/8Tipster Challenge 2017 Leaderboard 1bettingexpert2.2512.83 2Steven Mullington – 888sport24.57 3Charlie McCann – BetVictor12.25 4Alex Donohue – ODDSbible12.00 5Rupert Adams – William Hill10.50 Submit BetVictor boosts casino portfolio with EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine June 25, 2020 bettingexpert and a rotation of guests will be providing expert tips for a specific Wednesday race meet.We will keep record of points won each week and the number of race wins for each.The guests will compete individually, with their points going up against the average total for bettingexpert.The new tips will be published on Wednesday ahead of the race meet, and the results will be available on Thursday.For the competition, we will assume that all selections are backed with 1 point.Lost tips will count as 0 and won bets will be added to the leaderboard at SP value.Each tipster will get a ‘Nap of the Day’ each week which scores double points.For example, if bettingexpert’s Stephen Harris backs a winning horse at 8/1, he will get 8 points; if he has put this horse forward as his ‘Nap of the Day’, the reward is 16 points.last_img read more