America East Roundup (Jan. 17)
The America East Roundup will hit on several news and notes from around the conference throughout the year, as well as provide links for more information.
Pawlikowski Tabbed Stony Brook's Next Volleyball Head Coach
Coley Pawlikowski will lead Stony Brook's volleyball program as she was named the program's head coach Wednesday. Pawlikowski, who comes to Long Island from Wisconsin where she was the top assistant coach for the Badgers last year, takes over for Deb DesLauriers, who led the Seawolves for 13 seasons. A three-time recipient of the American Volleyball Coaches Association Thirty Under 30 award, Pawlikowski also spent time as assistant for three years at Northern Illinois, here alma mater, and was a head coach for three seasons at Division III North Park University.
Three Women's Hoops Teams Ranked in Mid-Major Top 25
America East is one of just three conferences (Sun Belt, WCC) with three women's basketball teams ranked in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25. Boston University, Hartford and Albany are all ranked with the Terriers , who have won 12 in a row, coming in at No. 7, Albany entering the poll at No. 19 and Hartford ranking 22nd.
Seawolves' Tundo Taken in Major League Lacrosse Draft
Over the past several years, many former America East men's lacrosse stars have impacted professional lacrosse. Since 2007, 44 players have been chosen in either the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) or National Lacrosse League (NLL) Drafts. Stony Brook senior Jeff Tundo became the latest last week, he was chosen (61st overall) by the New York Lizards. A first-time All-America East choice last year, Tundo racked up 45 points on 17 goals and 28 assists, which ranked second among league leaders. Complete MLL Draft Results
UNH Alum Named Head Coach of Philadelphia Eagles
Chip Kelly (UNH '90) was named head coach of the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles this week. Also, an assistant coach for the Wildcats for 14 seasons, Kelly spent the last four years as the University of Oregon head coach. There, he led the Ducks to BCS appearances in all four seasons, including a berth in the National Championship game in 2011. UNH Story