Sports Briefs

Coen names assistant coaches Two weeks after being named head coach of the men’s basketball program, Bill Coen announced the people who will help him lead the Huskies. Joining Coen on the sidelines will be Jim McCarthy, Dana Barros and Uka Agbai. Barros and Agbai will begin their collegiate coaching careers at Northeastern, while McCarthy comes to the Huskies after serving as an assistant at Yale for the past three years. Prior to McCarthy’s stint at Yale, the Brookline native spent two seasons as an assistant at Williams College.

Barros retired from a 14-year NBA playing career with the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics in 2003. Since then he has spent three seasons working for the Celtics organization. In 2004 he began working with Fox Sports New England as a broadcaster for Celtics games and as host of his own show “In The House.”

A former Boston College star, Agbai joins Northeastern having played professionally for a year in Germany and another in Finland after graduating in 2004.

– Erika Carrubba, News Staff

Beanpot consolation win The Northeastern baseball team avoided a last-place finish in the 2006 Baseball Beanpot Tournament on April 25 at Fenway Park by defeating Massachusetts 7-6 in a back-and-forth contest.

The Huskies (22-19) took a 4-1 lead after two innings, but then began to both gain and lose the lead throughout the game. UMass (11-25) tied it at 4 after a two-run fifth inning. NU took the lead back again in the seventh with two more runs.

The Huskies may have been thinking the tension would finally be over in the ninth after another run gave them in a 7-5 lead, but UMass again had other ideas. The Minutemen had the bases loaded with no outs against Matt Morizio, but the senior stymied the comeback opportunity and helped the Huskies avoid a fourth-place finish.

Sophomore Mitch Duggins and freshman Trevor Smith each pitched four serviceable innings to keep NU in the game. Freshman leftfielder Mike Tamsin paced the Huskies with a 3-for-5 day with two RBI.

– Jeff Powalisz, News Staff

NU signs two USHL recruits The men’s hockey team is attempting to rebound from last season’s disastrous three-win season by signing two recruits from the U.S. Hockey League (USHL).

Forward Chad Costello comes to Northeastern from the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. Costello led the USHL in scoring last season with 31 goals and 45 assists for 76 points during the regular season.

The Huskies also signed power forward Randy Guzior from the Chicago Steel. He scored 17 goals and added 22 assists for 39 points in the 53-game season. The forwards will try to help the Husky offense that was shut out seven times last season.

Costello and Guzior join four other Huskies from the USHL: junior Yale Lewis and freshmen Louis Liotto, Dennis McCauley and Joe Vitale.

– Erika Carrubba, News Staff

Huskies get CAA honors At the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Swimming ‘ Diving Championships freshman Elena Alvarez scored 15 points, more than any other newcomer. The accomplishment earned her CAA Rookie of the Year honors.

Alvarez placed fourth in four events at the Championships, including the 100 breast stroke with a school record time of 1:04.57. She also placed fourth in the 200 breaststroke and 200 individual medley. She was part of the 200 and 400 medley relay teams that both placed in the top four.

Her teammates in the 400 medley relay, senior Sarah Reddick, sophomore Kara Lane and freshman Alexandra Doty, also earned All-CAA honors.

Alvarez also holds the school record for the 200 breaststroke which she set Oct. 29, 2005 (2:20.86).

– Erika Carrubba, News Staff

Leave a Reply