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Thursday, July 14, 2011

College news: Yale, UNH and SCSU

Christine Glandorf had tremendous success as a student and rower at Yale. Two years after graduating, she is returning as an assistant coach to help ensure that the next generation of Yale rowers has a similar positive experience.
Glandorf was a four-year letterwinner and sat in the bow seat of the varsity eight for three years, helping the Bulldogs to a pair of NCAA titles. In her sophomore year, Yale went undefeated, winning both the Ivy League and NCAA crowns. The Bulldogs repeated as NCAA champions in her junior year and won the Ivy League title again in her senior year. She also helped Yale win the 2009 Women’s Henley Elite Eight championship in a course record time and finish second to the British National Team in the Remenham Cup at the 2009 Royal Henley Regatta.
Trumbull’s Alison Ditolla and North Haven’s Jacquelyn Fede will serve as team captains for the Owls women’s soccer team this year.
Ditolla will serve as captain for the second straight season. She has been a key component to the team throughout her career and has taken part in 52 matches in her career.
Fede, a goalkeeper, transferred to SCSU a year ago from the University of Rhode Island.
The SCSU women’s swim team has announced the addition of four student-athletes — Nina Brandi (Hamden), Aldona Kopera (Carteret, N.J.), Courtney Silva (Minnetonka, Minn.), and Rachel Smolensky (Norwalk) — for the upcoming 2011-12 campaign. The Owls will be in search of their ninth consecutive Northeast-10 Conference Championship this winter.
Guilford’s Kelsey Proctor was named captain of the women’s cross country team. Last year, the Owls were ranked as high as No. 24 in the nation and No. 2 in the region and placed third at the NCAA Regionals. Previously, Proctor captured All-Northeast-10 Conference laurels during her freshman season with the Owls in 2009.
Senior defensive tackle Kendall Reyes and senior center Moe Petrus have been named to the Official Watch List for the 2011 Rotary Lombardi Award. This is the 42nd year that the Rotary Lombardi Award has named the nation’s college lineman of the year.
Reyes has played in 37 games over the past three seasons with 29 starts. He was a First Team All-Big East selection last season and a team captain who started all 13 games alternating between end and tackle and started final three games at tackle. He tied for third on the team with 10 tackles for a loss and also had 2.5 sacks.
New Haven
The Chargers are in the process of interviewing candidates to replace Raphael Cerrato as head baseball coach.
Cerrato resigned last week after five seasons to take a job as an assistant under Jim Foster at Rhode Island, his alma mater. Shelton’s Chris Smith, a volunteer assistant at New Haven, will also join the staff at Rhode Island in the same capacity.
New Haven must also replace assistant coach Jeff Hourigan, who was hired by UConn coach Jim Penders as his top assistant in late June. Hourigan replaces Justin Blood, who left UConn to become head coach at Hartford.
Cerrato joined the New Haven coaching staff in 2005 as an assistant, and became just the second head coach in program history when Frank “Porky” Vieira retired after 44 seasons in 2006. He leaves with a career record of 131-97 (.574) and one NCAA Division II tournament berth (2010).


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