In this edition of "America East Online", the show
profiles the latest stories and achievements of the America East Conference.
America East Online is a 20-minute web-only show which features all nine of the
conference's campuses and highlights athletics, academics and leadership.
The episode begins with a feature on the Hartford men's
lacrosse program, which at 7-3, is off to its best start since the 2000 season.
Head coach Peter Lawrence, senior defender Conor Flynn and junior midfielder
Carter Bender discuss the confidence that exists throughout the program, as
well as some of the keys to maintaining this high level of play throughout the
rest of the season.
The next segment is an interview with Maine Athletic
Director Steve Abbott. After serving as the department head over the past seven
months, Abbott recently agreed to take over the position full-time. In the
interview, Abbott discusses what it's like working in the city he grew up in,
while also emphasizing some of the most important aspects of ensuring a bright
future for Black Bear athletics.
The student-athlete profile this week features an interview
with New Hampshire two-sport athlete Hayley Rausch. Rausch, a junior, plays
field hockey in the fall and lacrosse in the spring for the Wildcats and excels
at both sports. In the interview, Rausch discusses the correlation between the
two sports and also talks about the challenge of balancing academics and
The episode concludes with the Best of U. series, which this
week highlights the relationship between the women's lacrosse program and 'Bearcats
Buddies'. This new initiative pairs a child who is battling cancer with one of the
intercollegiate teams at Binghamton with the hopes of improving the quality of
life for the child diagnosed with cancer. The segment features interviews with junior
midfielder Allie Sabitus, head coach Tony Zostant and Assistant Director,
Leadership/Student Services Kim King.
The show, hosted by America East's Max Mandel, will be
available every other Wednesday throughout the rest of the academic year. Fans
can watch the web show at the America East Zone on AmericaEast.com, as well as
on the league's social media web sites such as YouTube and Facebook.