Yeah, you should be.
There has been some tremendous international flavor to the summer for America East schools. The Stony Brook men's basketball team has gone 3-1 in its five-game, 11-day tour of Europe.
The UAlbany men's basketball team embarked on its tour of the True North when it departed for Canada yesterday. The Danes will play 5 games in Canada while getting to know each quite a bit. Bill Herrion will lead his New Hampshire Wildcat men's basketball squad to Canada next week, while the women's programs at Boston U. and Hartford will venture to Spain and France, respectively, for some international preseason tune-ups. AExtra will continue its coverage of those teams next week.
UAlbany is also doing more than playing basketball on foreign soil. Four students are teaching, building playgrounds, schools, orphanages, and raising money for villages in Uganda. The students were awarded first prize in the Newman’s Own Foundation national campus community service challenge which provided them with this opportunity.
Meanwhile, back on domestic ground, more basketball non-conference schedules have been released. Both the men's and women's squads at Binghamton unveiled the calender, with the UAlbany men and Stony Brook women following suit.
UMaine baseball seems to be getting stronger and stronger since winning the America East title back in May. Heavy hitting twins, Justin and Ian Leisenheimer, were able to lock down scholarships for their final season in Orono and second-team All-Conference shortstop Michael Fransoso will not require more surgery on his once-operated hip.
The fall season starts today, believe it or not, so the conference office has been busy this week releasing the preseason coaches' polls. Boston U. received some love from opposing coaches being selected to win conference glory in men's soccer, women's soccer and field hockey. UAlbany and UMBC were tabbed the preseason favorites to battle for the volleyball championship.
|Stony Brook's Dominique Adamo|
Games on tap today are all women's soccer contests. Binghamton hosts Buffalo, UMBC pays a visit to American University, Stony Brook is at Siena, Hartford is on the road at Old Dominion and the game of the afternoon is the crosstown matchup between #4 B.C. and Boston U.