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People moves: William Blair EMD hires; Border to Coast board members [updated]

first_imgWilliam Blair Investment Management – Johnny Chen has joined the firm’s emerging markets debt (EMD) team as a portfolio manager. He joins from NN Investment Partners, where he was a portfolio manager responsible for Asian rates and currencies for the company’s pan-Asian and global emerging market debt portfolios. He previously worked at ING Investment Management.In his new role, Chen will focus on Asian sovereign debt markets. The appointment further strengthens William Blair’s emerging markets debt investment capabilities, and follows the appointment of a specialist EMD team, led by Marcelo Assalin and Marco Ruijer in January 2020, from NN IP.Hymans Robertson – The pensions and financial services consultancy has promoted William Chan to lead its DC investment consulting. He joined Hymans Robertson in 2015 after more than 10 years as an investment consultant at JANA Investment Advisers and MLC Implemented Consulting in Australia.In his new role, he will lead Hymans Robertson’s DC investment proposition, portfolio construction and implementation for a broad range of DC clients and under a diverse range of governance models.Over the past three years, Chan has led the DC research area at Hymans Robertson where he has focused his time on researching DGFs, multi-factor equities, ESG funds and pre and post-retirement solutions in the DC marketplace.Chan has also joined the newly formed Pension Advice Taskforce set up by the Personal Finance Society.Danish FSA (Finanstilsynet) — Sean Hove, currently an assistant director of the Danish FSA (Finanstilsynet) has been appointed as the new head of the regulator’s office for investor protection. The FSA said Hove had been in charge of its office for the supervision of medium-sized banks since 2012 and is now taking on this change in responsibilities.Hove has previously worked as a special consultant for Danmarks Nationalbank, the Danish central bank, and the Ministry of Finance. The FSA said he will start work in the new role in mid-March.CEM Benchmarking (CEM) – The company has expanded its UK team with the appointment of Rhijuta Dahal and Joao Barata as investment analysts and David Jennings as a client relationship manager. Dahal and Barata will deliver high quality cost and performance benchmarking analysis, while Jennings will manage an ever expanding portfolio of CEM’s UK and European clients.John Simmonds, principal, said: “The growing need for UK trustees to better understand their costs and generate value for money for their members has significantly increased demand for our peer group analysis and insight. To support this and our continued growth in the UK and Europe, we have moved into a new UK office and bolstered the existing UK-based team with more experts.”Dahal joins from Mercer’s manager research team and Barata was previously an investment analyst at LCP and Mercer. Jennings spent the last 12 years at Lazard Asset Management, managing a range of UK and European pension scheme clients.Achmea – Katharina Maass has been named as fund manager of Achmea’s Innovation Fund as of 1 March. She joins from ING Group, where she worked since 2008. She started as principal investment manager and leaves as senior program manager and lead partnerships global advanced analyst.Prior to ING, Maass worked as investment manager at NIBC Bank. She started her career as strategy consultant at McKinsey.The Achmea Innovation Fund started on 1 October and focuses on fast growing startups in fintech and insurtech aimed at health, mobility, living, undertaking and financial wellbeing.Tabula Investment Management – The fixed income ETF provider has appointed Jason Smith to the newly created role of chief investment officer. He was most recently a senior portfolio manager at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, where he was focused on a variety of fixed income portfolios including rates, inflation, LDI and secured finance. Previously, he was head of portfolio management for the absolute return funds at Barclays Capital.Ahold Pensioenfonds – Sylvia van de Kamp has been appointed as a member of the investment committee of the €5.8bn Ahold Pensioenfonds. Van de Kamp is head of external strategy management at APG Asset Management. She is also a member of the investment committees of the €18.8bn Dutch railways scheme SPF and SPOV, the €4.5bn pension fund for public transport.BNP Paribas AM – Hessel van Beijma has started as senior manager for client relations at BNP Paribas Asset Management. He has more than 20 years of experience in asset management, accrued by several employers including BlackRock. Van Beijma started his career as account manager and risk consultant at Sedgwick (Marsh McLennan) in 1994. Border to Coast, William Blair, Hymans Robertson, Finanstilsynet, CEM Benchmarking, Achmea, Tabula, Ahold, BNP ParibasBorder to Coast Pensions Partnership – The partnership has appointed three new members of its board – Andrew November, John Holtby and Jeffrey Watson. Two existing non-executive directors, Enid Rowlands and Sue Ellis, have also announced their decision to retire from the board.Doug McMurdo, chair of the Border to Coast joint committee and of Bedfordshire Pension Fund, said, “These appointments demonstrate the ongoing close connection between Border to Coast and its 12 local government owners as it delivers on its purpose to deliver sustainable investment returns.”The board will be comprised of three women and four men, with one vacancy left to fill.last_img read more

28-year-old buys house sight unseen – and not for the first time

first_img Ugly duckling no more after massive three-year renovation Designer home and acreage complete with motocross track 13 Dehlia Street, Marsden.A whizzkid real estate investor who bought almost one property a month through COVID-19, has picked up another Brisbane home sight unseen over the weekend bidding remotely from Sydney. MORE: Whizzkid buys almost one property a month during COVID-19 One of two kitchens in the property.Mr Dilleen said he had been eyeing off the Marsden property since it was brought to his attention by real estate contacts, and bought it on Saturday after bidding over the phone for it.“Bidding was good, it was just me and two other people,” he said. “It started at $280,000 and ended up at $309,000. My max price I was willing to go to was $310,000 so I stayed just $1000 under budget.”center_img There are two properties in one.“The downside of auction was that it was an unconditional contract, and I didn’t have much time to do more in-depth pest and building checks. Also I didn’t have finance pre-approval yet either – luckily settlement I negotiated was 90 days to organise it.”The property at Dehlia Street, Marsden was marketed as a large home with an attached granny flat on 947sq m by Rebecca Cuderman of Ray White Marsden.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours agoShe described it as having “so much more than meets the eye” with tonnes of potential off the large block close to all amenities.“Freshly painted externally and a fresh coat on the walls internally, you’ll be pleased from the moment you pull up,” was how she sold the property’s features. Eddie Dilleen bought the property for $309,000.He said based on a rental income of $500 per week, it would be an 8.4 per cent yield for a house and granny flat on a 940sq m block.“I was confident it would go for that price as I tried to do as much background research as possible about the other bidders and sellers selling position.”He said all his research and bank valuation came back at around $360,000 to $380,000 for the property. The block is 947sq m.The property is 400m to bus stops, 550m to Pauline Park, three minutes to Marsden State Primary and State High School, three minutes to the recently refurbished Marsden Shopping Centre, 10 minutes from Loganlea Train Station and Logan Hospital, a half-hour drive to Brisbane CBD and 45 minute drive to the Gold Coast.“A little bit of love will go a long way here, the opportunities are endless,” was how it was listed on realestate.com.au. Mr Dilleen bought almost one property a month while Australia was in the grip of COVID-19, one of many investors scooping up high rental yield homes at a discount now. LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWSlast_img read more

Children in care of grandparents missing out

first_imgONE News 31 Jauary 2012Around 10,000 children are missing out on state financial assistance because they are under their grandparent’s care, says the founder of a trust for grandparents raising their grandchildren. TV ONE’s Close Up last night spoke to pensioners Roger and Teresa Van Kuylenburg who took on the job of raising six of their grandchildren five years ago after the children’s mother was deemed unfit to care for them. The Van Kuylenburgs receive between $162 and $195 per child, per week but the children are not entitled to other benefits they would get if they’d stayed on CYF books or gone into foster care. The children miss out on weekly pocket money of up to $14.20, birthday and Christmas allowances of up to $97.98, and an annual clothing allowance of up to $1645.44 as well as help with school, sports and health costs. Diane Vivian, founder of the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust, told TV ONE’s Breakfast this morning there are nearly 5000 members on the trust’s database.http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/children-in-care-grandparents-missing-4707993last_img read more

Will You Sign Petition to Rename Broward County?

first_imgWhile the country continues to destroy and remove objectionable history, Broward County is now in the cross hairs.A change.org petition has gained nearly 1,200 signatures, as of Tuesday morning, since it was posted one week ago. The petition’s organizers are hoping to gather at least 1,500 signatures.Broward County is named after former Florida Gov. Napoleon Bonaparte Broward, who served from 1905 to 1908. He is best remembered for draining and developing portions of the Everglades.With the national focus on eliminating racism, a roster of petition signers cited Gov. Broward was an avowed racist segregationist. That was the same reason why in 2017 local leaders removed a monument of him inside the Broward County Courthouse.The statue of the former Florida governor and Broward County namesake Napoleon Bonaparte Broward removed after concerns were raised about his segregationist views in 2017 Courtesy YouTubeThe removal was about the same time Hollywood renamed three streets named after Confederate generals.last_img read more

Other Sports Women’s World Boxing Championship: How Kaithal’s Manisha Maun overcomes odds to be in squad

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: When Ajay Singh, the President of the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) unveiled the logo of the Women’s World Boxing Championship at the Indira Gandhi stadium, he described it as a symbol of the inner strength of women.  When the player profiles of the squad were being read out, 20-year-old Manisha Maun’s description was heart-wrenching.Initially refused to pursue a sporting career, Maun had to overcome plenty of resistance. Read More | Boxing has achieved some form of gender equality, says Mary KomFrom her parents refusing to give her permission to pursue a career in sports to facing societal hurdles in Haryana’s conservative outlook towards women, Maun overcame them all and secured her place in the Indian squad along with the likes of five-time champion Mary Kom and Asian Games bronze medallist Sarita Devi.In an exclusive chat with News Nation, Maun spoke of her early struggles and how it took a switch from volleyball to boxing to bring out the best in her. Read More | Mary Kom named brand ambassador for Women’s World Boxing Championship“My parents, especially my father, did not give me the permission to pursue a career in sports. I used to initially play volleyball. However, Rajendra Singh sir, my coach, told me to try boxing since there was no volleyball coach in Kaithal. He taught me boxing. I used to train secretly for one and a half years,” Maun said. However, she could not hold her secret from her parents anymore. After impressing in a local boxing tournament, her name featured in the Kaithal Bhaskar newspaper and her father came to know about it. Resistance in times of DangalIn the movie Dangal, Aamir Khan, who essayed the role of Mahavir Phogat, broke several barriers and ensured his daughters, Geeta and Babita Phogat blazed the path in the world of wrestling. Read More | India vs WI, 5th ODI Thiruvanathapuram, Live updates: Kohli eyes winIn Maun’s case, there would be no filmy fairytale. The resistance was too much. “I don’t know why there is so much resistance even today. I am just not sure. My family used to tell me, ‘What will you achieve by going so far’? My brother used to leave me in tears before going away. The neighbours and several acquaintances used to tell my family ‘your girl is roaming around the full day without doing any work’.”Glory in 2013However, the resistance changed in 2013 when she won the interstate school competition in Haryana. After three to four years of securing silver, Maun finally scaled the summit and got a gold medal. The win changed two things in her life. First, it gave her acceptance and second, she developed a passion to do something.“When I won the medal, my father believed that I could achieve something. From that point on, he never stopped me. It was only then I got acceptance. When I got the medal, I was super happy. I did not go overboard with my happiness. I was confident now that I could achieve something,” Maun said.The win gave her a passion to train incredibly hard for future glory, Maun outlines her work ethic: “The ground, where I trained, is five km away from my house. I used to walk back and forth every day. I would make six rounds of five km each day. It lasted for four to four and a half-years”.”I was so obsessed with training that in the gym, I would train separately for three hours. In the morning, I would train in the ground and in the school. In the afternoon, I would once again train in the gym and in the evening, I would go back to training. My passion had only just increased,” Maun added.The youngster, who will represent India in the 54kg weight category at the World Championships, is in the same squad as other stalwarts like Mary Kom and Sarita Devi. The mention of their names brings about a sense of awe for the 20-year-old pugilist.“The way how Mary didi, Sarita didi and Pinky Jangra train, it inspires us to do very well,” Maun said.Maun’s struggles have taken her this far and the hope now is that she achieves glory on the big stage in boxing. last_img read more

Marcellus, Westhill, Solvay football eye playoff berths

first_img Tags: footballMarcellusSolvayWesthill With the exit of Skaneateles, the Class B West football division is guaranteed to have a new regular-season champion in 2019, and a trio of local teams is bent on seizing that honor.It was Marcellus that claimed second place in B West behind Skaneateles in 2018 before a first-round Section III playoff loss to Oneida, and the Mustangs believe that it has figured out the key to playing beyond late October.Head coach Nick Patterson said that, aside from the usual off-season training program, his players will condition and weight-train twice a week during the season, too, and not just to build physical strength and help avert injuries. “It’s for mental (strength), too, because it’s tough to think when you’re tired,” said Patterson.Sean Tierney, already a standout in lacrosse, takes over at quarterback  for Brayton Johnson, with running back Matt Kermes sure to see more carries due to Rob Seeley’s graduation.The left-handed Tierney has no shortage of solid targets to throw to, whether it’s returning starters Jared Sammon and Joe Esposito or newcomer Aiden Hull, up from the JV ranks. Either way, Patterson said his team would ideally like a 60/40 run/pass balance. A relatively experienced Mustangs offensive line features returning starters Nick Kaczor and Kyle Brown at guard, with Jake Taylor at tackle. They’re joined at center by Ryan Stoyell and at tackle by William Goldsworthy.Unlike many teams, Marcellus offers a 3-3-5 defensive formation, which Patterson said allows for more disguised coverage schemes and takes advantage of the players’ quickness and aggression.Wilvon McKee is at middle linebacker, flanked by Trevor Widrick, with Esposito and freshman James Kaczor battling for the other spot. Kaczor, Brown and Goldsworthy should start on the front line, with Tierney joined at safety by Kermes and Brian Suarez, while Sammon and Hull line up at cornerback.Westhill also has championship ambitions, and remain quite hungry following a 5-3 campaign in 2018 and a close loss to Vernon-Verona-Sherrill in the opening round of the sectional playoffs.One thing coach Adam Griffo and his staff can rely on is a deep roster with more than 30 players on it, larger than some years.“It’s a good change of pace to have that depth,” said Griffo. “It’s an adjustment for the coaches to rotate players in and out.”No rotation is needed at quarterback, where Garvin Kinney returns to start. He’ll often hand the ball off to Riley McNitt, who takes over prime duties at running back after Marcus Welch graduated.Similarly, Westhill’s top receiver from 2018, Tom Howard, departed, but there’s some depth here as Jose Gonzalez, Dimiti Ascioti and Jeff Darnell lead the returning cast.There’s enough skill depth, in fact, to have Trevor O’Hern move from the backfield to offensive guard, a choice he volunteered to make. He joins an offensive line that already has Ben Helfeld and Keyshawn Anthony at tackle, Sean Petrie at center and Gino Valerino in the other guard spot.Anthony now lines up at middle linebacker, part of a strong unit with McNitt and O’Hern. Helfeld, who made 48 tackles a season ago, leads a front line with Mo Abraham, Eric Houck and Abdullah Abraham flanking him. Adam King and Jalen Anderson return at safety, joining Gonzalez, who starts at cornerback.The big story in Solvay was the recent decision by head coach Todd Lisi to take the athletic director’s job at Homer. The Bearcats tapped defensive coordinator Dan Salisbury to replace Lisi.Before coming to Solvay, Salisbury was a long-time assistant at places like Liverpool, and now he is charged with helping the Bearcats improve upon last year’s encouraging 4-4 mark and break a decade-long sectional playoff drought.“These guys had some success last year,” said Salisbury. “It’s up to us to teach them how to finish every game.”Solvay could be quite potent on offense. Brock Bagozzi returns at quarterback, having thrown for 1,455 yards a season ago, and his top running back, Jaimen Bliss, is also back, having gained nearly 1,000 total yards in 2018 and scored 11 touchdowns.Bagozzi could throw to a number of receivers that includes Blaine Franklin, Tyreeq Black, Brendon Carolina, Justin Scott and Zach Bowen. There’s experience in the front line, too, with Carter Lee, Elijah Wright and Brad Lando returning, flanked by Jake Kemp and Nate Mialazzo.Nick Sims and Dietrich Haase join a defensive line anchored by Lee and Wright. At linebacker, every starter – Bliss, Franklin and Block – return, with Bowen and Lee adding further depth.Carolina and Tarbell work in Solvay’s secondary with Javen Green and Justin Osgood, and Ethan Bigelow could prove an important weapon as he handles all of the Bearcats’ kicking and punting duties. Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more

Raridon family ties North Central College basketball together from court, stands

first_imgOn Saturday nights in Naperville, Ill., Julie Raridon can be found seated in an upper section of Gregory Arena, opposite the North Central College team bench. She’s there to watch the Cardinals, the country’s No. 5 Division-III basketball team. But more importantly, she’s there to watch her family.Her husband Todd Raridon is the Cardinals’ (14-1) head coach. Further down the bench is her eldest son, Mitch, a former Cardinal and current assistant coach. On the court, No. 34 is Derek Raridon, Julie’s middle son.“I like that I get a chance to have my mom and my dad see me play every game,” Derek said. “… I stayed close to home and it’s given me a chance to play for my dad and my brother. At every game my entire family is there, so they’ve enjoyed the success that the team has had as well.”In eight of Todd Raridon’s nine years at North Central, he’s had one of his sons on the roster or the staff.The Raridons’ lives revolve around basketball, and since Todd took the head-coaching job in 2004, they’ve become the first family of North Central hoops.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWithout basketball, this Raridon family might have never started.Todd and Julie met at one of Julie’s brother’s high school basketball games. While Julie doesn’t live and die with basketball, she enjoys the games and is always there to support her husband and sons.Mitch Raridon came to North Central in Todd’s second year as head coach, and helped implement his father’s read-and-react offense and team defense. After all, they are the only strategies he’s ever known, and the ones he’s teaching now as an assistant.“It was a good experience growing up around basketball,” Mitch said. “… Athletics is a lot about life. You learn how to work in a team setting with people from a lot of different backgrounds and you’ve got to jell together for one goal. That was very unique and inspiring growing up to be around that all the time.”North Central’s philosophies are the same ones with which the Raridon boys grew up. At one point, all were either ball boys or managers for their father, until hours in the gym and around his players deepened their passion for the near-lifelong family game.Julie recalls the countless Nerf mini-hoops the family has bought and the sons have destroyed.She works at Tricoci University, a cosmetology school in Chicago where most people she works with are women who know little about sports, let alone basketball.“People tease me at my job,” she said. “They’re like, ‘Where are you going?’ and I’ll say, ‘Where do I always go? I’m going to a gym.’”Julie recalls scuffles between the boys, as well as the continuous games that led to the destruction of those Nerf hoops.“It has always been a part … it was never like we forced any basketball issues on them. It’s just funny that they took to it,” she said. “That was never something that we felt would complete our lives that they had to play basketball. They’re the ones that really had the fever for it.”North Central senior Derek Raridon routinely won those Nerf basketball contests, angering his two brothers and giving birth to an ongoing family joke.“Derek is going to nail you on those little Nerf hoops,” Julie said.She recalled one day in the kitchen when Derek joked that if he came to North Central, his dad would need to “design an offense where I can get a lot of shots off.”As a freshman, Derek ranked second in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin in points per game (21.3), fourth in the conference in 3-point percentage (.430) and sixth in rebounds per game (5.6). As a senior, he is the team’s second-leading scorer.Mom can shoot, too. In elementary school, she won a school-wide Elks Hoop Shoot free-throw contest. Todd won at his school.“We tease the boys that, ‘Yeah, we were both free-throw champions,’” Julie said. “But our boys are pretty good at free throws so we could never tease them too much.”Basketball is a family bond – one that’s turned North Central into one of the better Division-III basketball teams in the last decade with at least one of the Raridons always working the bench, if not the floor.“Any success we’ve had is because we’ve had good kids, there’s no secret there,” Todd said. “You ask any coach, usually we’re a lot better coaches when we have better players … and a great staff.”In a few years, Todd may have his youngest son Connor join the team. And if his brothers are to be believed, he will add the most to the Raridon legacy at North Central. Comments Published on January 16, 2013 at 12:20 am Contact Josh: jmhyber@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

As uncertainty surrounds college football, Big Ten postponses fall sports season

first_imgAfter a rollercoaster 24-hour period, the Big Ten Conference has decided to move the 2019-20 fall sports season to next spring. Last Sunday, rumors surfaced that Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren preferred fall sports to be played next spring, but Warren reported no final decision had been made. After days of speculation, multiple sources Monday reported the Big Ten would postpone their Fall 2020 season. Along with other sources, Dan Patrick reported 12 of the 14 presidents from the Big Ten voted against having a fall season. According to Patrick’s report, presidents from Iowa and Nebraska were the only schools to support the fall season. With a formal announcement expected Tuesday, the Big Ten was under surveillance from the entire college football landscape. After the Big Ten’s decision,  the Pac-12 also decided to move to the spring. Meanwhile, the ACC and Big-12 are still weighing their options while the SEC seems to play their season as planned.  UW student-athletes ask athletic department to confront racial inqualities, support students of colorCurrent and former student-athletes at the University of Wisconsin wrote letters to UW Athletics asking to make the institution a Read…Though the Big Ten’s decision is major news, perhaps the greatest takeaway from the last couple of days has been the union from all of the football student-athletes coaches across the country in separate conferences. Many players in the power five conferences including 2019 Heisman finalist Justin Fields and projected 2020 first-round pick Trevor Lawrence have all tweeted out their desire to play. Behind Fields and Lawrence, players have made the hashtag “We Want To Play” trending around Twitter. There’s been too much work put in!! #WeWantToPlay— Justin Fields (@justnfields) August 10, 2020The unionization of players across the country could be more intimidating for the presidents at these universities. A players union created from this unfortunate situation could give athletes more of an opportunity to voice their opinions regarding controversial topics including being paid for their likeness. There will be a lot of attention surrounding the other power five conferences’ decision for the 2020-21 football season. Regardless of their decision, there seem to be more questions rather than answers about how sports in America can go back to normal in a world going through a global pandemic. Football: Reloading, not rebuilding: Hallman’s commitment adds to Badgers’ talented 2021 classThe University of Wisconsin football team added another asset to their 2021 recruiting class, grabbing three-star cornerback Ricardo Hallman with Read…“As the Big Ten statement indicates, sports are simply different from other campus activities. There is no way to preserve physical distancing during competition, and masking can make competition very difficult,” UW Chancellor Rebecca Blank and Athletic Director Barry Alvarez said in a statement. “As a result, playing the fall season would pose risks that we think are not acceptable for our student-athletes and our athletic staff.”last_img read more

After the end of its win streak, USC women’s water polo eyes bigger goal

first_imgFor the last two seasons, the USC women’s water polo team has made a living atop the polls as the No. 1 team in the nation, defeating — and sometimes, obliterating — every opponent in its path and running the show in all of collegiate water polo. After an undefeated 2016 campaign that culminated in the program’s fifth-ever NCAA National Championship last May, the Trojans were still riding high. They carried that momentum over into 2017, rattling off 25 more consecutive wins to set a new national women’s collegiate water polo record of 52 consecutive victories in the process.However, as the saying goes, all good things must come to an end.In a highly anticipated matchup between the nation’s best earlier this month, the then-No. 1 Trojans ran into a tough Stanford squad at home and could not find the offensive firepower needed to keep their streak alive, falling to the Cardinal by a score of 12-8 at the Uytengsu Aquatics Center. It was the team’s first loss since falling to Stanford in the 2015 NCAA semifinal.USC went exactly 700 days between losses, from May 9, 2015 to April 8, 2017 — a remarkable feat in a sport that is so top-heavy with the likes of perennial water polo powers Stanford, UCLA and Cal competing for national championships year-in, year-out.If one knows anything about USC water polo, it’s that you can never count out a team coached by Jovan Vavic. Vavic, who is in his 23rd year at the helm of both the USC men’s and women’s water polo programs, is one of the most successful coaches in the history of the sport. With 14 national championships under his belt and a near .800 career winning percentage, a loss in the middle of the season isn’t enough to push the panic button. Instead, it’s merely a bump in the road toward something greater: winning back-to-back national titles.So, what do Vavic and the Trojans want to do now? It’s simple: Start a new streak.“That streak itself was such a huge accomplishment, and it’s nice that our hard work resulted in something big,” senior captain Avery Peterson said. “But our main goal isn’t to extend a winning streak — it’s much bigger than that. We want to win another national championship and bring it back home to USC.”Despite the setback, USC remains one of the best teams in the nation. The team boasts a number of offensive weapons that make up the MPSF’s top-scoring team with 15.92 goals per game, led by senior driver and 2016 Peter J. Cutino Award winner Stephania Haralabidis’ 73 goals on the season. In fact, every Trojan starter has scored at least 10 goals this year, with 13 different Trojan players reaching double-digits in 2017. Haralabidis, who delivered a whopping nine-goal outing earlier this season, currently stands second all-time in program history with 258 career goals. She is joined by twin sister and fellow senior driver Ioanna Haralabidis, who is 10th all-time at USC with 167 career goals and 49 on the season.In addition, senior All-American 2-meter Brigitta Games and star freshman utility Maud Megens have each put up 50 goals this year to tie for second on the team, while junior drivers Hayley McKelvey and Brianna Daboub have scored 30 and 29 goals, respectively, to round out the top five. Two more standout freshmen drivers, Denise Mammolito and Kelsey McIntosh, have racked up 26 and 19 goals each, while senior 2-meter Avery Peterson has also tallied 19 goals on the season.Furthermore, a staunch defensive corps has cemented USC as one of the toughest teams in the country to score against, as the Trojans allow just 4.23 goals against per game. Part of that is attributed to Vavic’s strong goalkeeping tandem of sophomore Amanda Longan and junior Victória Chamorro, who split time in the cage. Longan, a First Team All-American, has recorded 168 saves on the season with a 10.67 saves per game average, while Chamorro, a 2016 Rio Olympian for Brazil, has tallied 92 saves and held opponents to a 3.0 goals against per game average. Furthermore, Chamorro is currently No. 6 all time at USC for career saves with 366, while Longan is right behind her atNo. 7 with 313 saves.Longan, a team captain, has been a vocal leader for the Trojans both in and out of the pool ever since she stepped onto campus last year. She knows USC has the talent to win another title, and while the loss to Stanford wasn’t ideal, Longan believes in the makeup and resolve of her team.“Every single time we play a game, there is something on the line,” Longan said. “So for us, we have to remember to fight and play for each other. The wins or the streak — that’s all great — but what we want to do at this point is just play for each other. Those wins will come if we play together and to our abilities.”With a trip to Indianapolis, Ind. for the 2017 NCAA Championships on the horizon, the Trojans are ready to leave what was in the past behind and start anew with a bigger prize in mind: a sixth NCAA title for the program.last_img read more

Red Sox put Benintendi on injured list with rib cage strain

first_img LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US  The Boston Red Sox placed outfielder Andrew Benintendi on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday with a right rib cage strain and recalled right-hander Ryan Weber from their alternate training site to take his spot on the roster.Benintendi had started in left field for 12 of Boston’s 17 games. He was 2 for 3 in Tuesday night’s game against Tampa Bay, raising his average from .056 to .103.Weber, 30, made the opening day roster this season for the first time in his career. He has made three starts, going 0-2 with a 9.90 ERA. He allowed two runs in three innings in Boston’s 5-3 victory over Toronto on Friday. Last Updated: 13th August, 2020 11:45 IST Red Sox Put Benintendi On Injured List With Rib Cage Strain  The Boston Red Sox placed outfielder Andrew Benintendi on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday with a right rib cage strain and recalled right-hander Ryan Weber from their alternate training site to take his spot on the roster. Associated Press Television News WATCH US LIVEcenter_img First Published: 13th August, 2020 11:45 IST Written By COMMENT FOLLOW USlast_img read more