Yeah, that packed.
But before we get there, several America East stars got some national pub yesterday.
|Andrew Bulls (left) and Travis Jankowski|
The phrase ‘September baseball’ means two things. One, some of the most exciting baseball is played in September in the bigs with playoffs right around the corner. But the one we are more concerned with here at America East, is that Baseball America has had time to evaluate some of the collegiate summer leagues and release its top prospects lists. Travis Jankowski, an outfielder from Stony Brook, grabbed the #10 prospect spot in the Cape Cod League, according to a Baseball America release. Jankowski was named Cape League MVP last month and earned himself a spot in the Cape League All-Star game held at Fenway Park. He was one of 7 Seawolves to play in the Cape’s prestigious summer league.
We had two games on the slate last night, both women’s soccer contests, featuring teams on the up-and-up. Vermont traveled down Intersate 89 to battle Dartmouth and Hartford hosted (rain and all) in-state rival Quinnipiac. Vermont fell short to the Big Green 2-1 but Hartford scored midway through the first half en route to a 1-0 shutout win over the Bobcats. With the win, Hartford improves to 4-0-1, its best start since the 1999 season when it captured the America East championship. Head coach John Natale spoke about last nights win...
Now, on to the weekend schedule. Far too many games to list for this reader-friendly AExtra post, so we’ll take a look at some notable games.
The biggest matchups are on the field hockey turf. Tonight, #11 Boston U. takes on crosstown rival and 10th-ranked Boston College. No. 16 Albany travels to #4 UConn. America East field hockey teams are a combined 18-7 this year. In men’s soccer, Stony Brook’s Ryan Anatol has two more chances this weekend to notch victory #1 at the helm of the Seawolves with games against High Point and Radford in North Carolina. In women’s soccer, Boston U. looks to continue its torid start with two games on the road tonight at UConn and Sunday at UMass. The Terriers are 5-0-1 in the early going. We’ve also got two volleyball tournaments played in memory of former players. UNH hosts the Holly Young Invitational. UMBC hosts the Madison Bingaman Memorial Tournament.
For the rest of the conference scores and schedule make sure to head over to AmericaEast.com and for more news and notes, here’s a few links for your viewing pleasure...