ORONO, Maine — University of Maine football head coach Jack Cosgrove will host Coach Cos’s Football 101 For Women on Thursday, Aug. 2, in the Alfond Lounge in Alfond Arena.
The interactive workshop, set for 5:30-8:30 p.m., is designed to teach women who never got to play football the basics, such as offensive and defensive strategies as well as what to look for when watching a game.
The first part of the workshop will feature light refreshments as Cosgrove will go over the fundamentals of the game and have a question-and-answer session.
The second part will include a tour of the UMaine football facilities as well as a chance to participate in drills with the coaching staff and run plays on the field.
The cost is $25 and includes a T-shirt, refreshments, a ticket to Maine’s home opener on Sept. 22 against Albany and the “Football 101” book written by Sandy Caron and Mike Hodgson. All proceeds benefit the UMaine football program.
Attendees are asked to wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes for the walking tour and drills.
Participants are asked to register by calling the Black Bear Club at 581-1130. Interested attendees also may email firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for registration is July 31.
UMaine’s Howley named preseason All-American
Chris Howley of the University of Maine has been selected as a Football Championship Subdivision preseason All-American by The Sports Network.
Howley, 6-foot-3, 300-pound offensive guard from Runnemede, N.J., was named to the second team. He was an All-Colonial Athletic Association first-team honoree last fall while spearheading a line that paved the way for a 1,000-yard rusher and a 3,000-yard passer.
Howley was among 15 CAA picks by TSN, which placed Terrance West of Towson and Earl Watford of James Madison on the All-America first team.
Hall named assistant coach at Colby
Chris Hall, who worked with both the University of Massachusetts and Amherst College men’s hockey teams the past two years, was named assistant coach for the Colby College men’s hockey team on Monday.
Hall and new Colby head coach Blaise MacDonald worked together at UMass last year. MacDonald was an associate head coach while Hall was director of hockey operations as a graduate assistant coach. Hall also was an undergraduate student assistant coach at University of Notre Dame from 2005 to 2010.
“We are excited to welcome Chris to Colby and our hockey program. He brings excellent experiences, having worked with Jeff Jackson at Notre Dame and with Don Cahoon at UMass,” MacDonald said.
Hall was a volunteer assistant coach and goaltender coach for Amherst.
USM students gain honors
Nine University of Southern Maine student-athletes have distinguished themselves with their selection to the 2012 Spring All-Little East Conference Academic Team. To be eligible for the all-academic team, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.3, be at minimum a sophomore academically and athletically and a member of a varsity sport.
The Huskies’ women’s indoor track and field and softball teams had the largest representation on the list with three student-athletes each. The outdoor track and field athletes selected to the team were senior Hannah Patterson, junior Molly Carl and sophomore Laura Lyford.
The softball team also had three representatives including senior Jody Bonti, junior Cara Radino and sophomore Ariel Kaplan.
Men’s lacrosse players senior Jon Olesen and junior Kyle Dussault, along with sophomore Corey Dyke of the men’s tennis team, also were selected to the academic team.
Islanders sign ex-Bowdoin star
Former Bowdoin College hockey standout Jon Landry has signed an NHL contract with the New York Islanders organization.
The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Montreal native and 2006 Bowdoin grad signed a one-year, two-way deal for the 2012-13 season. It is the first NHL contract of Landry’s career after splitting time between the Colorado Eagles of the East Coast Hockey League and the Islanders’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, last year.
Landry had 12 goals and 18 assists in 35 games with Colorado (ECHL) before joining the Sound Tigers midway through the 2011-12 campaign. Landry posted two goals and 18 assists and finished third in scoring among Sound Tigers defenders despite appearing in just 34 games with the club.