2011-12 Husson University Athletics' General News

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    May 16, 2012
    Join Us for the 2nd Annual Husson Golf Outing The Husson University Athletic Department is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Husson Eagles Golf Outing to be held Monday, June 11, 2012 at Penobscot Valley Country Club in Orono.
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    May 04, 2012
    NEAC East Award Winners Announced; Vanidestine Earns 1st Team Honors Gansevoort, N.Y. - The North Eastern Athletic Conference East Division award winners were recently announced based on a vote by league coaches, featuring two Husson seniors on the first and second teams. Left fielder Kyle Vanidestine (Bangor, Maine) earned the first team distinction, while ace pitcher Nate Adams (Frankfort, Maine) was named to the second team.
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    May 04, 2012
    Eagles Earn All-NAC Awards Whitingham, Vt. - The North Atlantic Conference recently announced the 2012 All-Conference awards based on votes by league coaches. The first place Eagles, and eventual four-time NAC Champions were well represented with two on the first team, as well as two on the second team, with first year third baseman Victoria Overlock (Bethel, Maine) being named the 2012 Rookie of the Year.
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    May 04, 2012
    Husson Pair Earn All-NAC East 2nd Team Honors Whitingham, Vt. - The North Atlantic Conference announced the East Division awards earlier this week as voted on by league coaches, featuring two Eagles on the second team; attack wing Caitlyn Stauffer (Brookfield, Conn.) and defender Emily Child (Mexico, Maine).
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    May 01, 2012
    Three Eagles Tabbed First Team All-NAC Whitingham, Vt. - The North Atlantic Conference released the 2012 All-Conference teams today, featuring three Husson players on the first team with as many represented on the second team as well. The NAC All-Conference teams were decided based on votes by the league's coaches.
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    April 23, 2012
    Eagles Take Top Weekly Softball Honors Husson's Lona Sargent was named NAC Player of the Week along with teammate and pitcher Becca McCarty being named pitcher of the week.
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    April 15, 2012
    Eagles Take First at Hampton Inn Invitational North Dartmouth, MA - The Husson University men's golf team led both days of the Hampton Inn Invitational, finishing in first with a total score of 629. Sophomore Lance Bernier (Lincoln, ME) was the low scoring Eagle on the weekend, leading the field after day one with a round of 76, and finished tied for second with a combined score of 156. Husson held off a day-two charge by Salem State who finished two strokes behind. This marks the second straight victory in the spring season for the Eagle golf team as they prepare for the NCAA tournament.
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    March 28, 2012
    Husson Field Hockey Honored for Hard Work in the Classroom Bangor, ME - The National Field Hockey Coaches' Association recently honored collegiate field hockey student athletes for their successes in the classroom, and members of the 2011 Eagles team, as well as the team itself were among those honored. The team was recognized as part of a group of NCAA Divsion III institutions which boasted an overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher, earning the 2011 Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA National Academic Team Award. Also, ten Husson student athletes were part of a list of young women who earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher during the fall semester and were named to the Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA National Academic Squad.
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    March 28, 2012
    Eagles Set for Track Debut at Tufts Snowflake Classic Bangor, ME - The Husson University women's outdoor track team is itching to kick off their inaugural season, and after an 11 week preseason, the Eagles will have their first opportunity to compete this Saturday, March 30th when they travel to Medford, MA to the campus of Tufts University for their annual Snowflake Classic.
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    March 27, 2012
    Husson Adds Men's Cross Country, Chris Wood to Coach Men's and Women's Teams Bangor, ME - The Husson University Athletic Department is thrilled to announce the addition of Men’s Cross Country to the list of NCAA teams the Eagles offer, beginning in the fall of 2012. Husson added Women’s Cross Country in the fall of 2010, and continued efforts to increase Track and Field in the state of Maine by adding Outdoor Track and Field for the spring of 2012 and will begin Indoor Track and Field in the winter of 2012-13. When all is said and done, Husson University will offer 17 NCAA Interscholastic Athletics teams beginning next school year.
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    March 22, 2012
    The Bradfords Being the Bradfords Hampden, ME - Brock and Shelby Bradford are winners. Combined, the husband and wife duo won six North Atlantic Conference championships and numerous all-tournament teams during their careers at Husson University.
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    March 22, 2012
    Hanscom Takes Home Second Team All-State Bangor, ME - Senior forward Brianna Hanscom (Mattawamkeg, ME) was named to the Second Team All-State by the Maine Women's Basketball Coaches Association (MWBCA).
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    March 12, 2012
    Landry, Overlock, Gendreau Receive Weekly Conference Nods Bangor, ME - Ben Landry scored his 200th career point as an Eagle last Tuesday when he turned in a four point (3G 1A) performance in a 7-4 win at Anna Maria.
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    March 05, 2012
    Husson Baseball and Softball - Spring Break Central The Husson University Baseball and Softball teams have each flown down to Central Florida to take part in tournaments while the school is on spring break. The Baseball team is in Winter Haven, Florida in the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational while the softball team is in Kissimmee, Florida competing in the Rebel Spring Games Tournament.
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    March 01, 2012
    Husson Women's Soccer Spring Breaking in Costa Rica *Updates* Bangor, ME - The Husson University women’s soccer team will be traveling to Costa Rica next week as Husson University students and faculty enter spring break. The Eagles will take a nine day trip to Costa Rica, arriving in San José on Saturday, March 3rd, and returning to Bangor on Sunday March 9th. The team will have the opportunity to train and compete in three friendly games while on the trip.
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    February 28, 2012
    Gifford Awarded NCAA Women's Enhancement Program Postgraduate Scholarship Indianapolis, IN – The NCAA has released the recipients of the 2012 NCAA Women’s Enhancement Program Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics. The NCAA awards 13 scholarships to female college graduates who will be entering their initial year of postgraduate studies. The winners received a $6,000 nonrenewable award to be used for postgraduate study during the 2012-13 academic year in a sports-related program. These programs were developed by the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics and the winners are all seeking admission or have been accepted into a sports administration or related program that will help them obtain a career in intercollegiate athletics, such as athletics administrator, coach, athletic trainer or other career that provides a direct service to intercollegiate athletics.
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    February 28, 2012
    Eagles Earn ECAC Bid; Take on Salve Regina Wednesday Centerville, MA - The Husson University men's basketball team have earned a bid to play for the 2012 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Men’s Basketball Championship. The Eagles, who will take the #7 seed, travel to Salve Regina (#2) in Newport, RI at 7:30 pm on Wednesday for their first round match up.
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    February 27, 2012
    Husson Baseball Set for Southern Swing Bangor, ME - The winter of 2011-12 has been mild for much of Maine, and for the Husson baseball team this has equated to more opportunities outside on the Alfond Diamond at the Winkin Sports Complex so far this year. While most teams in the northeast have not been able to get out onto a field yet, the Husson baseball team as been practicing on the diamond for the past three weeks. This has provided the Eagles with some early live looks that they have not experienced in recent years.
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    February 23, 2012
    Husson Softball Ready to Tee-Off in 2012 Bangor, ME - After another successful season in 2011, and their third consecutive North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Title and trip to the NCCA Regional Tournament, the 2012 Eagles are eager to get back to business. Although there are 9 returning players on the roster, Eagles fans will notice a lot of new faces around the field this spring. The 2012 season brings somewhat of a new look to the green and gold with the addition of 11 freshmen.
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    February 22, 2012
    McMorrin Tabbed Second-Team All-NAC Whittingham, VT - The North Atlantic Conference released the 2011-12 All-Conference Teams on Wednesday, and Husson guard Daeshawn McMorrin (Naugatuck, CT) is the lone Eagle representative on the teams, garnering second team honors.
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    February 22, 2012
    Husson Men's Lacrosse Names Captains, Unveils New Uniforms Bangor, ME - In any sport, the week leading up to the season opener is full of excitement and emotion. While the Eagles men’s lacrosse team is trying to keep that energy bottled up in preparation for this Sunday’s season opener against in-state rival University of New England, the coaching staff added to the excitement with the release of their new uniforms for 2012 and the announcement of this year’s captains. Three seniors – Ben Landry, Nick Brown, and Mike Craig – along with two juniors – Alex Ryan and Matt Tabler – have been selected to lead the Eagles in their fourth year of varsity competition.
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    February 22, 2012
    Brianna Hanscom Named to All-NAC First Team Whittingham, VT - The North Atlantic Conference (NAC) released the 2011-12 All-Conference honors this Wednesday. Husson senior forward Brianna Hanscom (Mattawamkeg, ME) was among the five players honored on the NAC First Team.
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    February 20, 2012
    Husson Hosts Thomas in NAC First Round - Castleton State Takes Top Spot Castleton State College has secured the top seed in the upcoming North Atlantic Conference Men's Basketball Championship. The Spartans (16-9 overall, 15-3 NAC) will host eighth-seeded Lyndon State College (6-19 overall, 6-12 NAC) in a quarterfinal game on Tuesday.
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    February 18, 2012
    Husson to face Maine-Farmington in First Round of NAC Championship - Castleton State Earns Top-Seed Castleton State College has secured the top seed in the upcoming North Atlantic Conference Women's Basketball Championship. The Spartans (19-4 overall, 16-2 NAC) will host eighth-seeded Thomas College (5-19 overall, 5-13 NAC) in a quarterfinal game on Tuesday.
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    February 17, 2012
    Husson Men Pull Down 50 Boards; Defeat Johnson State 90-58 Bangor, ME – The Husson University men’s basketball team pulled out an impressive win Friday night in their second-to-last home regular season contest.
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    February 17, 2012
    Husson Picked to Win Fourth-Straight NAC Softball Title Husson University was a unanimous choice among the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) softball coaches to win its fourth-straight conference title.
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    February 17, 2012
    Husson Basketball to "Play 4Kay" The Husson women's basketball team along with visiting Lyndon State College will join the Kay Yow Foundation's "Play 4Kay" Saturday to raise money and awareness for cancer research.
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    February 14, 2012
    Reigning NEAC Champs Husson Baseball Shares Top Spot in East Division Preseason Poll Whittingham, VT - The Husson University and Castleton State College baseball teams finished in a virtual deadlock as the top team in a preseason poll of the North East Athletic Conference (NEAC) East Division Coaches. Both teams finished with 66 total points in the poll, while Husson came out with four first-place votes to three for Castleton.
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    February 14, 2012
    Six Eagles Tabbed With ECFC All-Academic Honors Whittingham, VT - The Eastern Collegiate Football Conference is proud to announce the 2011 All-Academic honorees. Husson boasts 6 football players in the list of forty-five student-athletes who participated during the 2011 season that are receiving recognition. To be honored, a student-athlete must have reached sophomore academic standing, have participated a minimum of two years with the team and achieved a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.30.
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    February 14, 2012
    Five Things You Need to Know About Husson Women's Lacrosse The weather outside is no longer frightful, and the athletics community at Husson University is starting to think about spring sports. The women’s lacrosse team has been practicing for a few weeks now, and can be seen under the lights at Boucher Field most weeknights. The Women’s Lacrosse team opens the 2012 campaign at home on Tuesday, March 13th at 4:00 pm, but before the season gets under way, there’s a few things you need to know about the Husson women’s lacrosse team.
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    February 09, 2012
    Eight Eagles Earn NAC All-Academic Honors Whittingham, VT - The North Atlantic Conference is proud to announce the 2011 Fall All-Academic honorees. Husson is represented by eight of the seventy-two student-athletes who participated in a fall conference sport and received recognition. To be honored, a student-athlete must have reached junior academic standing, have competed a minimum two years of varsity competition at their institution and maintained a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50.
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    February 09, 2012
    Husson Women's Track and Field: Respect is Earned from Within Bangor, ME - If you ask any athlete what their favorite thing is about their sport, the number one answer would be competition. Be it games, meets, events, that competition is why student athletes juggle demanding class schedules and grueling practices throughout the year. For the inaugural season of Husson Eagles' Women's Track and Field they're going to have to practice delaying gratification. While the official season to practice began two weeks ago, the Eagles will not compete in a meet until March 31st when they travel to Tufts University to compete in their Snowflake Classic. In the mean time, Husson head coach Chris Wood came up with a plan to provide some much needed competition in the team's training.
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    February 07, 2012
    Medina Given Weekly Conference Award Nod Luis Medina was a huge factor in Husson's clean sweep at home this weekend.
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    February 07, 2012
    Five Things You Need to Know About Husson Men's Lacrosse Bangor, ME - A new chapter has turned for the Husson University Men’s Lacrosse team. Entering its fourth year as a varsity program, the Eagles are optimistic about what the 2012 season will bring. But, as the saying goes, with great expectations comes great responsibility. After dropping the North Atlantic Conference Championship last spring, coming just one game short of the NCAA Division III Tournament, this year’s team is dedicated to a new focus both on and off the field.
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    February 03, 2012
    Husson Basketball Prepares for Important Weekend Bangor, ME - The Husson University men's and women's basketball teams will play a combined four contests at the Newman Gymnasium on Friday and Saturday, and as the conference playoffs loom ever closer, each game has serious implications.
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    January 31, 2012
    Husson Hosting Interprofessional Health Fair Saturday Bangor, ME - The Husson University Athletic Department and the University's Schools of Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy and Physical Therapy will come together to sponsor and conduct an exciting health fair for the Husson and Bangor communities in conjunction with this weekend's home athletic contests.
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    January 29, 2012
    Husson Men's Lacrosse Announces 2012 Schedule Bangor, ME – The Husson University men’s lacrosse team has announced its 2012 spring schedule which will be highlighted by six night games, four of them being played under the new lights at Boucher Field. In the program’s fourth season, the Eagles will compete in 17 regular season contests; the first being a rematch of last year’s season opener against the University of New England at home on February 26th.
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    January 25, 2012
    Eagles Baseball Takes Part in WZON Hot Stove Baseball Night Bangor, ME - The Husson University baseball team took a bow Monday night as part of WZON's Hot Zone Baseball Night at the Bangor Civic Center. The event featured Boston Red Sox announcers Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione who spoke to the Bangor area crowd about the state of "The Nation." Before the talk was turned to the professional scene, Husson Baseball was honored for taking home the 2011 North East Athletic Conference (NEAC) Championship last spring. Joining representatives of the Eagles were members of the University of Maine baseball team who were celebrating their 2011 America East Conference Championship as well.
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    January 18, 2012
    Husson/Nescom Athlete to Work for ESPN During X-Games Bangor, ME – Ben Gilbert, member of the Husson Men’s Lacrosse and Soccer programs, will be traveling to Aspen, Colorado in the coming weeks to be a production assistant for ESPN’s X-Games
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    January 16, 2012
    Hanscom Named NAC Player of the Week Bangor, ME - Brianna Hanscom led the Eagles to a 3-0 week, averaging 21 points and 10 rebounds per game in the Husson front court.
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