Louisiana Tech’s Allie Leiendecker Named NTCA Rookie of the Year

first_imgSecond Team Olivia Farwell, Jr., DuquesneBea Hernandez, So., Sam Houston StateJulia Huren, Sr., Arkansas StateAllie Leiendecker, Fr., Louisiana TechAdel Wahner, Sr., Vanderbilt WHITEWATER, Wis. – Louisiana Tech’s Allie Leiendecker is the Division I Rookie of the Year, the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) announced Monday. In addition to Leiendecker’s award, Youngstown State’s Doug Kuberski was voted the Division I Coach of the Year. Along with the individual honors, 12 Southland Bowling League (SBL) student-athletes were awarded All-America status for their play throughout the 2019-20 season.Leiendecker grabbed Rookie of the Year accolades along with second team All-America distinctions after being named the SBL’s Newcomer of the Year. The Wooster, Ohio, native tied a bow on an impressive freshman campaign after notching a traditional frame average of 20.67, a mark that ranked second in the league. She accumulated 540 strikes throughout the season. Leiendecker concluded the season with a Southland Bowler of the Month award after her February play, as well as second team All-SBL honors.Kuberski claimed Coach of the Year after leading an impressive turnaround for the Youngstown State team, closing out the season ranked No. 10 in the final NTCA of the season. The Penguins entered the 2019-20 season ranked No. 23 but moved up the poll to No. 7 in March, marking the best ranking in program history. YSU was one of five SBL teams to finish the season in the NTCA Top-25 poll.A total of 12 Southland Bowling League student-athletes were recognized among the NTCA All-America teams, with Vanderbilt’s five selections leading the way. Senior Maria Bulanova, the 2020 Southland Bowling League Bowler of the Year, led the Commodores as a first-team selection, while Adel Wahner and Samantha Gainor earned second and third team honors, respectively. Mabel Cummins and Angelique Dalesandro claimed honorable mention recognition to close out the Vanderbilt honorees.Julia Huren and Taylor Davis represent Arkansas State with second- and third-team honors, respectively. Sam Houston State’s Bea Hernandez notched a spot on the second team, while Elise Chambers was named honorable mention. Stephen F. Austin’s Carlene Beyer and Tulane’s Madison McCall round out the SBL honorees, earning spots among the honorable mention list.2019-20 NTCA All-Americans:First Team Taylor Bailey, Sr., McKendreeMaria Bulanova, Sr., VanderbiltBreanna Clemmer, Sr., McKendreeAlexis Neuer, Sr., Delaware StateRaquel Orozco, Sr., University of Nebraska-Lincoln Third Team Taylor Davis, Jr., Arkansas StateRebecca Dodson, So., Mount St. Mary’sSamantha Gainor, Jr., VanderbiltCameron Strombeck, Jr., North Carolina A&THaley Youker, So., MercyhurstHonorable Mention Carlene Beyer, So., Stephen F. AustinElise Chambers, So., Sam Houston StateAmanda Chrzanowski, Jr., Fairleigh DickinsonMabel Cummins, Fr., VanderbiltAngelique Dalesandro, So., VanderbiltHope Gramly, So., McKendreeCayla Hicks, Sr., Maryland Eastern ShoreMadison McCall, Jr., TulaneCassidy Ray, So., Nebraska-LincolnChloe Skurzynski, So., Maryland Eastern ShorePlayer of the Year Division I: Raquel Orozco, Nebraska-LincolnDivision II/III: Breanna Clemmer, McKendreeRookie of the Year Division I: Allie Leiendecker, Louisiana TechDivision II/III: CC Riojas, WilmingtonCoach of the Year Division I: Doug Kuberski, Youngstown StateDivision II/III: Shannon O’Keefe, McKendreelast_img read more


first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES FLAVIEN PRAT, BELLAFINA, WINNER:  “We were a little wide on the first turn.  I didn’t want to get in any trouble, so I got her to be comfortable and relax.  At the 3/8ths pole, she ducked out a little and the others got away from us. We regrouped and when we made our move and got the lead, I was quite confident. I’m looking forward to the Kentucky Oaks. I’m confident that she will run better than she did in the Breeders. Cup.”TRAINER QUOTESSIMON CALLAGHAN, BELLAFINA, WINNER: “It worked out perfectly, she relaxed great, did exactly what Flavien wanted, and she was there when he wanted her, so it worked out as we hoped. (Noted she was wide into the first turn): We weren’t sure what the tactics were going to be on the inside of us and we didn’t want to commit to going to the lead because then we could be pressured. We figured staying out wide made sense.”If all goes as planned, Bellafina runs next in the Kentucky Oaks on May 3.OWNER QUOTESKALEEM SHAH, BELLAFINA, WINNER: “This is a very humbling sport so I’m always hoping for the best but anticipating anything could happen in a race. At the top of the stretch she switched leads and went on her way. I was thrilled to see her performance today. Last time in Louisville I think the team was disappointed; we were hoping for a win obviously but that didn’t happen, but let’s see what happens this time. If everything goes well, I think Churchill Downs is the next stop. I definitely wish that race in Kentucky was run here in Arcadia.”CARLOS BELLAFINA’S GROOM, BELLAFINA, WINNER:” Working for the horses is the best thing in the world but Bellafina, she is really special, and this team, they are the best people.”NOTES: The winning owner is Kaleem Shah, Inc.Kaleem Shah’s Bellafina and jockey Flavien Prat win the Grade I, $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks, Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.© BENOIT PHOTOlast_img read more



Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA best player award for fourth time

first_imgHe beat runner-up and great rival Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann to complete a sweep of top individual awards.FIFA Awards:Best men’s player: Cristiano Ronaldo (POR/Real Madrid)Best women’s player: Carli Lloyd (USA)Best men’s coach: Claudio Ranieri (Leicester)Best women’s coach: Silvia Neid (GER)Best goal: Mohd Faiz Subri (Penang)Fan award: Liverpool/Borussia Dortmund”2016 was the best year of my career,” Ronaldo said in Portuguese in his acceptance speech, which he began by exclaiming “Wow, wow, wow.”Ronaldo got 34.54 per cent of total voting points in a 23-candidate ballot. Messi received 26.42 percent, and third-place Griezmann got 7.53 percent. Voting was by national team captains and coaches, selected media, and fans online.Ronaldo’s fourth FIFA award closed the gap on five-time winner Messi, the runner-up to each Ronaldo victory, who did not attend the ceremony.Ronaldo’s 2016 trophy haul included the European Championship, Champions League, and Club World Cup, plus individual best player awards from UEFA and France Football magazine.Messi’s Barcelona won the Spanish league and cup double, though he captained Argentina to lose the Copa America final.Griezmann’s France and Atletico Madrid lost both finals to Ronaldo’s teams.Ronaldo’s coaches for club and country were beaten by Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri, who earned the men’s coaching prize for a stunning English Premier League title.”What happened last year was something strange. The god of football said ‘Leicester must win’,” said Ranieri.He was in his first season at the unfashionable provincial club widely tipped for relegation.Ranieri collected his trophy from Diego Maradona, who earlier Monday played in an exhibition match with other retired greats at FIFA headquarters.Like Ronaldo, Carli Lloyd of the United States won a FIFA player prize for the second year in a row.Lloyd won despite Germany midfielder Melanie Behringer playing on the Olympic gold medal-winning team. Five-time winner Marta was runner-up and Behringer was third.”I honestly was not expecting this,” Lloyd said. “I know Melanie did fantastic in the 2016 Olympics.”Germany did win the women’s coaching prize as Silvia Neid earned her second FIFA prize, after also winning the 2010 award. Neid beat two previous winners: Pia Sundhage of Sweden, the Olympic silver medalist, and last year’s winner, Jill Ellis of the United States.The Puskas Award for best goal was won by Mohd Faiz Subri, who scored with a wildly swerving long-range free kick for Malaysian club Penang.A players’ vote organized by international union FIFPro gave a World XI of: Manuel Neuer (Germany, Bayern Munich); Dani Alves (Brazil, Barcelona/Juventus), Sergio Ramos (Spain, Real Madrid), Gerard Pique (Spain, Barcelona), Marcelo (Brazil, Real Madrid); Toni Kroos (Germany, Real Madrid), Andres Iniesta (Spain, Barcelona), Luka Modric (Croatia, Real Madrid); Messi, Luis Suarez (Uruguay, Barcelona), Ronaldo.The First FIFA fan award was chosen by fans and was made to supporters of Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund, who joined in singing the English club’s anthem “You’ll Never Walk Alone” before a Europa League quarterfinal.The other nominees were Iceland fans at Euro 2016, and Dutch club ADO Den Haag, whose fans brought soft toys to children supporting rival team Feyenoord.FIFA made its Fair Play Award to Atletico Nacional, the Colombian club which was scheduled to host Chapecoense in the first leg of the Copa Sudamericana final on November 30.After most of the Brazilian team died in a plane crash flying to the match, Atletico Nacional asked the South American soccer confederation to present the title and trophy to Chapecoense.APlast_img read more

Kaptoum does not train and travels to Almeria to close his assignment

first_imgThe departure of Kaptoum, which this season He has only participated in six official matches -in those who have scored their first goal as a Betis player-, it is due to the overabundance of players in their position Following the arrival, also on loan, of Barcelona midfielder Carles Aleñà.The absence of Cameroon has been the most noteworthy note of the training that the Betic staff carried out this Thursday, the first of 2020, in which the three players who have enjoyed an extra day of vacation have already participated: the Brazilian defender Sidnei Rechel, his right side compatriot Emerson de Souza and the Algerian central Aïsa Mandi. Cameroonian midfielder of Real Betis Wilfrid Kaptoum did not train this Thursday with his teammates, since he has traveled to Almeria to pass the medical examination prior to their assignment until the end of the season with the Almeria team, sources from the Betic club reported.Kaptoum, 23 years old and trained in the lower ranks of Barcelona, ​​has agreed with Betis the extension of the contract that unites them, which expired on June 30, although Almeria will have a purchase option that can be exercised next summer and the Sevillian entity, in turn, will have a repurchase clause.last_img read more

Real Madrid gives Odriozola to Bayern Munich until the end of the season

first_imgBoth clubs have made it official without any clauseIn Germany, Álvaro will try to recover the level of the Royal SocietyHe will fight with Achraf, in Dortmund, for a gap for the next course In addition, with this assignment until June 30, without any clause, Madrid will have the option to see if Odriozola can recover the level he showed in the Royal Society and that led him to sign for the picture meringue last season. One way to gain a place in the squad of 20/21, where Carvajal will theoretically continue as the undisputed holder, who will have a direct rival in the Bundesliga, specifically in the great rival of Bayern, Borussia Dortmund.In the fight they maintain for the title, together with Leipzig and Monchengladbach, Achraf Hakimi stands out within the yellow club. The Moroccan defender accumulates good minutes in his assignment in Dortmund and at the end of this campaign he also ends his assignment in Madrid, so he will have a career with Odriozola to reach the theoretical position of substitute right back.Odriozola arrived at the Bernabéu in the summer of 2018, after his excellent 17/18 at the Royal Society, but he has never finished curdling. In the shadow of Carvajal, the Donostiarra has had irregular peaks that with Zidane have never finished guaranteeing their confidence. Marked by the defeat against Mallorca, which at the moment is the last this year of the Madrid team, his assignment comes to try to recover the level of Anoeta and return to the club with greater confidence and, why not, may have options to sneak in the list of the Selection for the Eurocopa 2020. Photo: Reuterscenter_img Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have formalized the transfer of Álvaro Odriozola, until the end of the season, to the Bavarian team. A sung exit, which could be the only one of the white club of not moving Mariano or Brahim, and that will give the right back an opportunity to return to count on minutes after being left behind by the excellent level of Dani Carvajal. Odriozola will have a new opportunity in his career, this time under the command of Hansi Flick. The interim coach of Bayern, replacing Kovac, requested reinforcements to the German directive to face the second part of 19/20 and that of the San Sebastian side is an option that allows many variables. In Munich, although Kimmich or Pavard have alternated in the right lane during the last months, the arrival of the Spanish international frees them both so that they can be well in the center of the field, the first, as well as central, the second.last_img read more

Champions League | Nagelsmann dwarfs Mourinho

first_imgThe best news for him Tottenham is undoubtedly that the Leipzig only win by the minimum in the New White Hart Lane. Tremendous bath from Nagelsmann to spurs from Jose Mourinho, who had a very depleted team, yes, for the injuries of Kane and Son. The German coach, who is leading the revolution of his in the Bundesliga, He left his letter of introduction in London to the runner-up in Europe with a fresh, offensive and very attractive style for the viewer. That led them, rounding the game hour, to a Werner pass that Laimer tried to control inside the area, but Davies, who had gone through revolutions, overwhelmed him clearly. From eleven meters, the ‘11’ of Leipzig did not forgive. Practically on the next play it was also he who let a ball pass to Schick with a lot of class, but this one, which finished off the first touch, was not able to overcome Lloris, who held his own.He was about to tie Lo Celso with a shot to the post in a direct free, and they even squeezed the Londoners during the last minutes, but the truth is that the push came more from the heart than from good football, and Leipzig, which is already waiting for them in Germany, was able to contain its connections. Mourinho’sIn fact, they could not recover from the initial thrust of Nagelsmann, who were barely allowed to leave their field and those who could only be reproached for not being able to score a much more than deserved in the first 45 minutes. The response of the spurs after the Portuguese talk in the locker room, but the truth is that beyond an isolated occasion of Lucas Moura the Germans maintained dominion. If these first matches of the eighths of the Champions They are showing something is that if you go to sleep, they pass you over. The same happened to Tottenham, who in just a minute saw how Leipzig made three chances, shot at the post of Angeliño included, without being able to react. Bergwijn tried it, which looks great, but without success. ChangesTanguy NDombele Alvaro (63 ‘, Gedson Fernandes), Lamela (63 ‘, Dele Alli), Amadou Haidara (73 ‘, Nkunku), Yussuf Poulsen (76 ‘, Patrik Schick), Forsberg (82 ‘, Laimer) Goals0-1, 57 ‘: Timo Werner CardsReferee: Cüneyt ÇakirVAR Referee: Mete KalkavanGiovani Lo Celso (9 ‘, Yellow) M. Sabitzer (11 ‘, Yellow) Timo Werner (32 ‘, Yellow) Ben Davies (55 ‘, Yellow) Nkunku (71 ‘, Yellow) Lamela (93 ‘, Yellowlast_img read more

Zidane the infallible

first_imgA trail of victimsThat explains why he has conquered, successively, the Eleventh (in Milan against Atleti), the Twelfth (in Cardiff before Juventus) and the Thirteenth (against Liverpool of Klopp in Kiev). And watch the list of victims. In their first course they fell Naples, the Wolfsburg and, curious, the City (then trained by Pellegrini). In the second they went through the box Naples, the Bayern and the Athletic. And in the third consecutive one he was not going anymore. In the second round, the knee PSG, in quarters the Juventus and in semis, Bayern Munich. As Sterling told AS “Zidane’s thing is not flower, but method.” The fans are entrusted to Zinedine … Zidane is he Burning nail to which Madrid is clinging in its eagerness to rescue the smile before the imminent visit of the Guardiola City (Bernabéu, 9:00 pm). When the Champions League round of 16 draw was held in December, the fans looked forward to the crossing with the citizen. By then they had already taken off United in the fight for the Premier and Guardiola seemed to show symptoms of exhaustion. Madrid came from making a great game against PSG at the Bernabéu and winning in Bruges with solvency (1-3), with goals from Vinicius, Rodrygo and Modric. It seemed very feasible to eliminate the Guardiola Team, what He always has an emotional pulse with Real Madrid since his time as a Barça player, increased rivalry after his time as coach culé.But the reaction of the City (it has the Premier lost, but it has consolidated in the second position) and its last good matches contrast with the five points that Madrid has left in the League against Celta and Levante, apart from dragging the wound of elimination collects before the Real in the Paseo de La Castellana. But those clouds over the Bernabéu on the eve of the great duel with the City they find a ray of light full of hope watching the trajectory of Zidane in the maximum continental competition. He already won it as a player in Glasgow (the Ninth and his legendary magic volley) and as an assistant to Ancelotti (the Tenth!), But as first coach he has been infallible. He has directed the whites in nine qualifiers and has won them all. Without failure.last_img read more

“Griezmann’s first year reminds me of Coutinho”

first_imgFormer FC Barcelona player Rivaldo said on Thursday that the Frenchman Antoine Griezmann should raise his level and his commitment in his first year as a Blaugrana, as it reminds him of what his compatriot Philippe Coutinho lived, now on loan to Bayern Munich after failing to win at the Camp Nou.“A greater impact was expected from a world champion well adapted to Spanish football, especially this season in which Coutinho himself is no longer there, that neither is Suárez or that Dembélé does not play due to injury. His first season reminds me of Coutinho, “he said in statements provided by Betfair.However, he believes that “he can still make a difference” in the eventual absence of Messi. “We must wait for him to adapt a little more to Barcelona, ​​its style and tactical system. It has quality to spare to perform at a good level,” he argued.“Griezmann has to commit a little more to really achieve his best football and become a decisive player in Setien’s plans,” said the bookmaker ambassador. In the event that Bayern Munich does not exercise the purchase option on Coutinho and he returns to Barça, Rivaldo wants him to fight to stay. “He must fight to continue in the club and try to convince Barcelona of its virtues. That should be your ultimate challenge. A way to show your personality as a player, “he said.“I hope that his experience in the Bundesliga has made him wake up and realize the reality. That Barcelona could be the ideal place for him, to shine once and for all in European football. I still believe in his abilities, but it will also depend a lot of his mental strength and what he wants to demonstrate to his critics, “he said.As for the striker Martin Braithwaite, signed after the winter market by the long-term injury of Ousmane Dembélé, he believes that he will soon be “forgotten” as soon as the Frenchman recovers, or before, the Uruguayan Luis Suárez.“As soon as Suarez recovers and if next season Coutinho is given an opportunity, I think that may lead them to forget him. Because, in addition, better players will come and he may not have the same opportunities to compete as now, to try to have a important role in Setien’s plans, “he concluded.last_img read more

Hassan: “Cristiano’s departure left a hole at Real Madrid”

first_imgThe Egyptian said that “the current break is a great crisis and something negative for all teams, and that world football is going through an extraordinary situation that occurs for the first time.” And regarding the options to resume the competitions he said: “there is no possibility at the moment, the coronavirus crisis will not be resolved by anyone responsible. You just have to wait until the current situation is controlled. Surely this break will produce great economic losses for both federations and clubs, as they all suffer from a lack of income, bearing in mind that they must pay salaries to their players and employees. “ Finally, Hassan spoke of Sergio Ramos’ options to beat his record as the player with the most games wearing his national team’s shirt, saying: “Beating records is a legitimate right for all players. Ramos has to make a great effort and represent his national team so that he can beat my record. Perhaps, the conditions have been in his favor due to the possibility of his participation in the Euro, but now the conditions are in my favor due to his postponement to next year, in addition to the stoppage of the international agenda of the national teams, This will stop him and will make me keep this record for a longer time, since he needs to play 17 games to match my record. “ Ahmed Hassan, Former player of the Turkish Beşiktaş and Belgian Anderlecht, he gave an interview to this newspaper in which “He urged everyone to follow both the instructions of the health foundations and the WHO to control the spread of the coronavirus.” Ahmed Hassan declared that “he is a Real Madrid player and that Real Madrid is his favorite team in La Liga.” Regarding the second stage of Zidane he said: “He was a legendary player and he is a great coach, who was able to achieve many great achievements and titles in his first stage, but he is currently going through the team rebuilding stage, of course there are so many differences between the two stages, but the most outstanding is to lose Cristiano Ronaldo, who was his first star. Ronaldo’s departure affected the team a lot, especially at the offensive level. It may be that the results before the break were not good, but Zidane still struggling to win the title with BarcelonaIn addition, he has the possibility of eliminating City in the knockout stages of the Champions League and signing his pass to the quarterfinals “.center_img Hassan, who was the captain of the best generation of the Egyptian team, indicated that “Hazard has so far been unable to fill the gap created by Ronaldo’s departure. ” With reference to the initiative of the Barcelona players to reduce 70% of their salaries, he said: “It is a very good initiative by the Blaugrana, including their captain Lionel Messi, since they gave up 70% of their payrolls, in addition to other donations to the club, so that the employees receive their salaries one hundred percent “. The former Egyptian midfielder had his opinion on the determination of the champions in case of ending the season: “there are many leagues were about to end as the Premier. Liverpool leads the table by 25 points advantage to Manchester City, so his fans hope to lift the title after thirty years of absence, but as it is known, ascents and descents have to be determined, In this case, neither team can be given as champion, nor who goes up and who goes down until the end of the season. “last_img read more