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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Quite a day of sports in Connecticut

While UConn draws most of the attention when the talk is about female athletics in the state of Connecticut, there was plenty of news courtesy of those not associated with Geno Auriemma's Huskies.

Seymour's Alyssa Naeher was one of three goalkeepers and the only Connecticut native named to the 23-member United States team playing in the FIFA Women's World Cup in Canada this summer.

"I am incredibly excited about being named to the roster and going to my first World Cup this summer," Naeher said via the site. "This is such an amazing opportunity and something I have been working toward for a long time. It is always an honor to represent the U.S., and to be able to do that with my teammates at a World Cup is a blessing and an experience I will never forget. It has been quite a journey already, and I am looking forward to the next chapter.”
Meriden's Kiah Gillespie was named a second-team USA Today All-American following a spectacular senior season at Capital Prep. UConn commits Katie Lou Samuelson and Napheesa Collier were named to the first team with Samuelson being named the player of the year.

Finally, veteran Yale women's basketball coach Chris Gobrecht left to take the job at Air Force. This is just me talking out loud but I would think that Yale AD Tom Beckett would be wise to make a call to former UConn star Carla Berube who led the Jumbos to back to back Division III Final Fours and posted a 272-81 record in 13 seasons at Tufts.


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