The University of Maine-Farmington has hired 1997 graduate Jon Hayes as the school’s men’s lacrosse and soccer coach on an interim basis.
Currently an assistant coach for Thomas College’s men’s basketball team, Hayes brings more than a decade of coaching experience in college athletics.
He recently came back to Maine after a stint in Washington as an assistant basketball coach at Wintworth University.
A Farmington native, Hayes played lacrosse at Mt. Blue High School and Bates College before transferring to UMF, from which he graduated in 1997 with a bachelor of arts degree in history.
Henning inducted into Lacrosse Hall of Fame
Colby College women’s lacrosse coach Karen MacCrate Henning was inducted into the Long Island Metropolitan Lacrosse Foundation’s Hall of Fame on Feb. 5.
Henning was a high school All-American at North Shore High School on Long Island and went on to play for the University of Maryland, earning two All-American accolades there.
She led Maryland to two national championships, and compiled 78 goals and 76 assists during her career there.
Henning is heading into her fourth year at Colby, at which she has accumulated a record of 44-13.
O’Brien reaches 1,000 points
Saint Joseph’s College junior Zach O’Brien eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for his career in the Monks’ 78-51 win over Rivier College Tuesday.
O’Brien is the 34th player in program history to reach 1,000 points, and just the 12th to do so as a junior.
O’Brien has averaged 13.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists during his career, while he leads the Monks in scoring with a 17.0 PPG clip.
He also leads his club in rebounds (4.6), assists (4.2), field goal percentage (49.7) and steals (30).
O’Brien has led Saint Joseph’s to a 17-7 overall record and 14-3 mark in conference play, and the Monks are currently atop the conference standings with one league game remaining.
Fanning, Weiniger semifinalists
Bowdoin College’s Jeff Fanning and Daniel Weiniger have been named semifinalists for the Joe Concannon Award, presented annually to the best American-born Division II or III college hockey player in New England.
Fanning and Weiniger are among 16 individuals nominated.
The finalists will be announced in March and the winner will be honored in mid-April.
Fanning leads the NESCAC with 18 goals while Weiniger is second with 17. The two have combined for 18 power-play goals.
Bowdoin (13-7-1) is currently 12th in the USCHO.com Division III poll and conclude the regular season with games at St. Anselm and New England College this weekend.