Five Greyhounds earn postseason soccer honors

On Colleges

December 29, 1996|By Roch Eric Kubatko | Roch Eric Kubatko,SUN STAFF

Five members of Loyola College's men's soccer team have received postseason honors, including senior forward Ari Edelman, who was named to the All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference and All-Maryland Coaches teams. Edelman had eight goals and four assists.

Also making the All-MAAC team were sophomore defender Eric Coles and sophomore midfielder Mike Burke (six goals, eight assists). Sophomore defender Gus Themelis, out of Calvert Hall, was named to the conference's All-Academic team, and senior goalkeeper Joe Shafer (six shutouts) made the All-Maryland Coaches team.

The Greyhounds went 11-9-2, their 16th consecutive winning season, and captured their eighth straight MAAC championship. Next year, they will play five NCAA tournament teams, including national champion St. John's and quarterfinalist William and Mary.

De Angelis delegated

Debby De Angelis, Towson State's associate director of athletics for internal operations, has been named by the U.S. Rowing Association's board of directors as one of three delegates to the FISA (international federation for rowing) Extraordinary Congress, which will take place Feb. 12-16 in Sydney, Australia.

The FISA Extraordinary Congress occurs once every four years. It's the only time the FISA statutes and bylaws can be changed.

Joining De Angelis at the congress will be U.S. Rowing president Dave Vogel and U.S. Rowing executive director Frank Coyle.

De Angelis was manager of the 1976 and 1980 women's Olympic rowing teams. She's been a member of the board of directors of the U.S. Rowing Association for 16 years.

At Towson State, De Angelis is responsible for the supervision and management of all internal support programs for the athletic department.

Loyola swim records

Loyola College's 400-meter medley relay swim team of junior Mark Gallagher and freshmen Ryan Davis, Ken Sposato and Vin Massey broke the school record with a time of 4: 10.24 in a recent loss to Niagara. Gallagher also set a Loyola record in the 100 backstroke with 1: 00.09.

Earlier this year, freshman John Moore set school records in the 800 freestyle (8: 52.49) and 400 freestyle (4: 16.22), and the 200 freestyle relay team of Gallagher, Sposato, Massey and junior Dave Raver set a mark of 1: 39.85.

On the women's side, freshman Jen Wood broke the school record in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2: 33.15, and freshman Trista Baxter broke the 100 backstroke record, which she had set the previous week, at 1: 09.53.

Miscellaneous

Since starting 0-6, Loyola's women's basketball team has won two of its past three games, the only loss coming in overtime to Indiana State. The Greyhounds defeated Harvard (6-5) at home Monday, 73-66, behind 24 points from senior forward Lynn Albert. Towson State junior linebacker Jim Colongo was named to the ECAC-IFC Division I-AA All-Star Team.

Pub Date: 12/29/96

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