ON CAMPUS A look at the area college sports scene

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Questions surround SCSU football

After Chris Roberts, a redshirt junior paced the Southern Connecticut State football team to the NCAA Division II playoffs you have to wonder where the New Britain native will wind up next year.
Starting quarterback Steve Armstrong, who broke his leg in the second game of the season, could seek a medical redshirt and come back next year.
That, however, would be his sixth year at the school as Armstrong redshirted as a freshman with the Owls.
"He's making up his mind right now," SCSU coach Rich Cavanaugh said. "He's talking to his parents about it and we'll know by mid-December."
Armstrong would most likely step right back in as the starting quarterback if he decides to return. And with the graduation of Southern's top receivers in Chris Bergeski, Johnny Lee and Ty Marshall, Roberts could certainly take his old spot at receiver.
Kevin Lynch is the wild card in the mix. Lynch broke his leg in the third game of the season and has shown plenty of promise at quarterback. He may get the call whether Armstrong returns or not.
Regardless of who plays the spot next year, expect Southern to once again be a powerful offensive team.
We'll keep you posted.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

McAulay, Nixon honored

A pair of former New Haven high school football standouts were named to the Colonial Athletic Association third team.

Lionel Nixon Jr., who played scholastically at Hyde, is a senior cornerback at Maine who has 71 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions. Former Hillhouse star D.J. McAulay, a junior receiver at William & Mary, had 40 catches for 718 yards and eight touchdowns.

Nixon's Black Bears are one of five CAA teams to receive bids into the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. Maine will face Northern Illinois Saturday at 5 p.m. Top-seeded James Madison and unseeded New Hampshire, Richmond and Villanova will also play on Saturday.

Among the key players for Richmond is former Hyde defensive tackle Martin Parker, who had 42 tackles and three sacks this season.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

SCSU on the Internet

The Southern Connecticut State University athletic department has teamed up with Sporting News Connecticut to assemble a strong slate of live Owls men's and women's basketball action once again this winter.
The Internet radio website will air 10 regular season games with veteran broadcaster Don Boyle returning in a play-by-play capacity. Fans can catch all of the action beginning one-half hour prior to the opening tip-off with a complete pre-game show, including interviews with coaches and players.
A post-game show will follow at the conclusion of the contest.
In addition, all games will be rebroadcast on the .

Here's the schedule
Nov. 29 Women's Basketball C.W. Post 3 p.m.
Dec. 11 Men's Basketball at New Haven 7 p.m.
Jan. 6 Women's Basketball American International 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 6 Men's Basketball American International 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 14 Women's Basketball at UMass-Lowell 5:30 p.m.
Jan. 14 Men's Basketball at UMass-Lowell 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 14 Women's Basketball Stonehill 1:30 p.m.
Feb. 14 Men's Basketball Stonehill 3:30 p.m.
Feb. 24 Women's Basketball LeMoyne 5:30 p.m.
Feb. 24 Men's Basketball LeMoyne 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Naeher, Mastrioanni honored

So is Connecticut becoming the women's soccer goalkeeper pipeline or what?

Seymour's Alyssa Naeher was named as the starting goalkeeper on the collegiate All-American first team while Durham's Jillian Mastroianni was the keeper on the website's All-Freshman first team squad.

Naeher, a junior who played scholastically at Christian Heritage in Trumbull, has six shutouts and a goals against average of 1.11 for Penn State.

Mastrioanni, who starred at Choate before heading to Boston College, started 17 of 18 games and had seven shutouts and an 0.85 goals against average to earn second team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors.