Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Some Comings, Goings Within The MAAC

Comings and goings within the MAAC of late ...

- Fairfield has a new men's coach. Published reports indicate that Sydney Johnson, formerly the head man at Princeton of the Ivy League, will take over the Stags and replace Ed Cooley, who moved on to Providence.

- A number of reports indicate that the Marist women's team will lose 6-foot-4 junior-to-be forward Kate Oliver, a two-year starter, who could transfer to Washington State.

- The Marist men's team is also losing players. Current sophomore Sam Prescott, arguably the Red Foxes' best player this past season; sophomore Candon Rusin, its best long-range shooter; and, 6-8 post player freshman Manelik Watson, have all announced plans to leave the program. For those counting, that's eight players who have either been dismissed from or left the Marist program voluntarily in the last two seasons, and your blogging hoopscribe cannot remember any similar exodus in conference history.

- At Siena, reserve guard Kyle Griffin, who will graduate next month, has already confirmed he will not return to play next season. And, sophomore guard Jonathan Breeden, an effective reserve, could also be leaving. At least two media outlets in the Albany, N.Y., market have reported that Breeden will be transferring out to be closer to home, but Siena officials say no paperwork has been requested yet by Breeden.

No comments: