2007-08 News Archive

  • Saint Michael's Hall Of Famer Tranghese '65 To Retire As Big East Commissioner In 2009
    June 05, 2008
    COLCHESTER, Vt. - Mike Tranghese '65, a former golfer and basketball team manager at Saint Michael's College inducted into the SMC Hall of Fame in 1996, will retire as commissioner of the Big East Conference after the 2008-09 academic year. The announcement was first reported by the Boston Globe and announced by the Big East earlier today. Tranghese, who has been with the Big East since the conference's inception in 1979, has served as its commissioner since 1990.
  • Saint Michael's Finishes 11th in NE-10 Presidents Cup Standings
    May 29, 2008
    COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College placed 11th in the 2007-08 Northeast-10 Conference Presidents Cup, it was announced on Thursday. The Presidents Cup is presented annually to signify overall athletic excellence in the NE-10. Saint Michael's narrowly edged Pace University, Southern New Hampshire University, and Franklin Pierce University in the standings.
  • Saint Michael's Announces Block 'M' Award Winners
    May 14, 2008
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – The Saint Michael's College Athletic Department announced the 2008 Block ‘M’ Award winners at its annual banquet on May 1. Winning the George ‘Doc’ Jacobs Award - for contributions to the athletic department - were Ed Fennessey (Wilton, Conn./Wilton) and Amanda Soule (Hartland, Vt./Woodstock Union). Earning the Victor. V. LeMieux ‘35 Award - for loyalty and leadership - were Leslie Herwig (Kingston, N.Y./Kingston) and Jeff Hannon (Wilbraham, Mass./Minnechaug Regional). The Diane C. Foster ‘77 Award - for sacrifice and service - was presented to Laura Wesley (Chula Vista, Calif./Academy of Our Lady of Peace) and Matt Scanlin (Skowhegan, Maine/Skowhegan Area). The Roger F. Keleher ’15 Award - given to the outstanding scholar-athletes of the graduating class - were Michelle Haley (Jericho, Vt./Mount Mansfield Union), Brandon Beaudoin (Newburyport, Mass./Newburyport) and Tim Williamson (Wakefield, R.I./Barrington).
  • Saint Michael's Earns 2007-08 Diversity In Athletics Award
    May 13, 2008
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – Saint Michael’s College and its athletics department has been recognized with a 2007-08 Diversity in Athletics Award, honoring those National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) institutions that excel in the area of diversity, it was announced earlier this month. Saint Michael’s is one of seven Division II institutions nationally to be recognized in the category of gender equity compliance (substantial proportionality). The award is presented annually by the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport at Texas A&M University, in collaboration with the NCAA.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    May 05, 2008
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – With the exception of the women’s tennis team playing in the NCAA tournament on Thursday, the 2008 spring sports season came to a close on Friday. As softball picked up a season-ending win on the road, both men’s and women’s lacrosse teams faced top-seeded, undefeated foes in the conference semifinals. The baseball team also closed out the season under the lights following a doubleheader sweep by a combined two runs. Among the 23 seniors that ended their illustrious careers this past week were the two leading scorers in women’s lacrosse history and the winningest goalkeeper and top goal-scorer in men’s lacrosse program history.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    April 28, 2008
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – An historic run to the Northeast-10 Conference championship for the women’s tennis team this week put them in position for a bid to the NCAA tournament, while the men made history of their own with a quarterfinal victory. The men’s and women’s lacrosse teams also look to make a run in the Conference playoffs, claiming the four- and five-seed, respectively, after wins this week. On the diamond, the baseball team knocked off a pair of Northeast-10 opponents and a first-year on the softball field bombed away on the road as the regular season comes to a close.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    April 21, 2008
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – Concluding the regular season, both men’s and women’s tennis locked up home-court advantage for the Northeast-10 Quarterfinals on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. The lacrosse teams also looked to ensure home-field advantage, teetering on the brink of .500-play as the regular season winds down. After beginning the week with back-to-back one-run victories, the baseball team was dealt a pair of one-run heart-breakers on the road while softball suffered four losses decided by two runs or less.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    April 14, 2008
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – Climbing to second in the Northeast-10 Conference rankings, the men’s and women’s tennis teams each won their third and fourth straight matches, respectively, with matching 8-1 wins over American International this past week. The men’s lacrosse team got back on track in conference play with a pair of defensive battles, winning by a combined three goals. The women’s lacrosse team ended the week in a three-game skid, falling to Merrimack despite 10 goals in the second half. On the diamond, the baseball team knocked off a pair of in-state rivals, while softball took their lumps on the road after recording their first conference win.
  • Hammer, Smoke Picked For NCAA Development Conference
    April 10, 2008
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – Saint Michael’s College junior swimmer Stephanie Hammer (Billings, Mont./Billings West) and junior men’s lacrosse player Taylor Smoke (Hogansburg, N.Y./Salmon River/Vermont Academy) have been selected to represent the College at the 2008 NCAA National Student-Athlete Development Conference, it was recently announced. In its 12th year, the 2008 NCAA National Student-Athlete Development Conference will be held May 25-29 at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    April 07, 2008
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – As temperatures warmed for the spring sports season, the tennis teams were heating up with sweeps of Franklin Pierce and Pace. The women’s lacrosse team began the week with their fourth straight win and ended with a loss, while senior Brynne Curran (Cape Elizabeth, Maine/Cape Elizabeth) accomplished a feat of historic proportion for the second straight week. The men’s lacrosse team finished off a three-game stint against the top three teams in the conference, coming up empty by week’s end. With a slew of postponements due to weather, the baseball team finally got outside, but was rudely awoken by fifth-ranked Franklin Pierce in a double-header on Sunday.
  • Tennis Squads Ranked Ninth In NCAA Division II Regional Rankings
    April 03, 2008
    COLCHESTER, Vt. - Both the Saint Michael's College men's and women's tennis teams are ranked ninth in this week's NCAA Diviison II Regional Rankings, released on Wednesday. The Saint Michael's women (7-4, 4-1 Northeast-10 Conference) play at Franklin Pierce University at 3 p.m. today (Thursday), and both the women and men (6-5, 5-1 NE-10) host Pace University on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    March 31, 2008
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – As the women’s lacrosse team rolled to their second and third straight wins, the men’s team cruised past Franklin Pierce before running into the formidable Bulldogs of Bryant. The tennis teams were also halted by soon-to-be Division-I Bryant University on Saturday, as the women narrowly avoided a sweep and the men fell in straight matches to the perennial power house. The baseball and softball teams faced schedule alterations due to inclement weather and returned home with equally unfavorable results after a pair of conference double-headers.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    March 25, 2008
    COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College spring sports season was in full swing over the spring semester break as baseball, softball, men's and women's lacrosse, and men's and women's tennis headed south for 35 games in a span of eight days. The softball team caught fire early in the week to jump out to a 6-0 record, while the lacrosse teams picked up hard-fought wins decided by a single goal.
  • Eight Days, 35 Games: Six SMC Spring Sports To Head South For Week-Long Break Beginning Saturday
    March 13, 2008
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – The Saint Michael’s College spring sports season begins in earnest for six Purple Knight squads over the next week, as baseball, softball, men’s and women’s lacrosse, and men’s and women’s tennis head South during the College’s annual spring break. All told, the six squads are scheduled to play a combined 35 contests during the week-long break.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    March 10, 2008
    COLCHESTER, Vt.- To close out the winter sports schedule, the men’s ice hockey team captured their first ever Northeast-10 Conference regular season title before skating to a 5-1 championship win over Saint Anselm on Saturday afternoon in front of a boisterous crowd of 1,200 at Cairns Arena. In addition to the team’s achievements, a trio of Purple Knights donned All-Conference honors and interim head coach Chris Davidson was named the Northeast-10 Conference 'Coach of the Year'. The men’s lacrosse game that was schedule for Saturday was postponed due to inclement weather on Duffy Field.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    March 03, 2008
    COLCHESTER, Vt.- In a week that the men’s ice hockey team clinched the Northeast-10 Conference regular season title, men’s lacrosse kicked off the spring sports season on a frosty Duffy Field against the third-ranked team in the country. The women’s ice hockey team also closed out their season in the ECAC East open tournament at Saint Anselm. The men’s and women’s basketball seasons came to an end as the women fell in a first-round playoff at Bryant and the men went out on a winning note at home versus Southern New Hampshire.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    February 25, 2008
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – With the winter sports season winding down and three ‘Senior Day’ ceremonies on tap, the women’s ice hockey team made history with a pair of wins at home while the men’s ice hockey team traveled to Maine for a clash with Bowdoin and Colby over the weekend. Also on the week, the men’s and women’s basketball teams fell to nationally-ranked opponents, including the men of Bentley, ranked No. 1 in Division-II basketball. The men’s swimming and diving teams took part in the NEISDA Championship at Roger Williams to close out their season as the ski team concluded their season at the EISA Championships at Middlebury.
  • Basketball Squads Close Out Regular Season On Tuesday With "Take A Kid To The Game" Day
    February 25, 2008
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – The Saint Michael’s College men’s and women’s basketball teams close out the regular season on Tuesday with “Take a Kid to the Game Day” versus Southern New Hampshire University at the Ross Sports Center. As part of Take a Kid to the Game Day (TAKG), all children age 14 and under (up to six per ticketed adult) will have free admission to the doubleheader. There will be prizes, giveaways and under fun activities taking place throughout the evening.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    February 18, 2008
    COLCHESTER, Vt.- At home, the men’s ice hockey team picked up a thrilling come-from-behind ‘Senior Day’-win while the women’s team hit the road, dropping a pair of contests to two of the top three teams in the ECAC East. In basketball, both the men and women suffered a pair of sweeps at Bryant and at Pace. The ski team was also in action at the Williams Carnival while the Women’s Swimming & Diving NEISDA Championships took place at UMass Dartmouth.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    February 11, 2008
    COLCHESTER, Vt.- After suffering a men’s and women’s basketball sweep at Bentley, both teams bounced back with a sweep of their own over Southern Connecticut on Saturday. On ‘Think Pink’ Day, to raise awareness for breast cancer, the women knocked off the reigning Division-II National Champion Owls while the men snapped a 13-game losing streak that spanned 67 days, dating back to December 4. On the ice, the women’s ice hockey team split a pair of contests with Norwich while the men suffered a pair of road losses at Middlebury and Williams despite holding a second period 3-2 lead in the former. The ski team was also in action, traveling to Dartmouth for the Winter Carnival in Hanover.
  • Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration, "Think Pink" To Highlight Saturday's Basketball Doubleheader
    February 07, 2008
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – A men’s basketball alumni reunion – featuring a 50th-anniversary celebration of the 1957-58 team’s trip to the NCAA National Finals – and "Think Pink" Week highlight Saturday's Northeast-10 Conference basketball doubleheader between Saint Michael's College and Southern Connecticut State University at the Ross Sports Center beginning at 1:30 p.m.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    February 04, 2008
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – With a crucial conference win on Saturday, the men’s ice hockey team seized control of the Northeast-10 in dramatic fashion, while the women’s ice hockey team split two hard-fought conference games on the road. The basketball teams played host to a pair of conference rival New York-schools with the women going 1-1 and the men continuing their struggles, dropping their 12th contest in a row. The swimming and diving teams were in action at the Ross Sports Center Pool versus Norwich on ‘Senior Day’ and the ski team traveled to Stowe for the two-day University of Vermont Carnival.
  • SMC To Celebrate National Girls And Women In Sports Day At Saturday's Basketball Doubleheader
    January 31, 2008
    COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College will celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day 2008 on Saturday, as the Purple Knights host a basketball doubleheader versus The College of Saint Rose at the Ross Sports Center. All girls and women will be admitted free to the contests, as the Saint Michael's women host Saint Rose at 1:30 p.m., followed by the Saint Michael's men and Saint Rose at 3:30 p.m.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    January 28, 2008
    COLCHESTER, Vt.-- In an undefeated week for women’s basketball and men’s ice hockey, the women’s ice hockey team also completed a season-sweep of Southern Maine at home this weekend. The swimming and diving teams dropped a dual meet at home Saturday versus Bryant, while men’s basketball dropped their 10th-straight contest to American International on the road.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    January 21, 2008
    COLCHESTER, Vt. - In a week that saw senior co-captain James Sorrentine (Pawtucket, R.I./Saint Raphael’s Acad.) break the all-time men’s basketball program record for three-pointers made in a career, both the men’s and women’s basketball teams were unable to come up with a win at home or on the road. On a road trip to Massachusetts for men’s ice hockey, the Purple Knights hung tough with nationally-ranked Babson College on Saturday while the women’s ice hockey team suffered losses to the top three teams in the ECAC East. The swimming and diving team took to the road against reigning Northeast-10 runner-up Saint Rose while the ski team finished ninth at the Saint Lawrence Carnival over the weekend.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    January 14, 2008
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – On the week, the women’s basketball and ice hockey teams were the only two clubs to collect wins. At the same time, the men’s basketball team lost their seventh straight—coming off a six-game road trip—while the men’s ice hockey team fell to .500 after a weekend road trip to Connecticut and Massachusetts. The ski teams kicked off their 2008 season at the Bates Carnival while both swimming and diving teams dropped their first 2008-decision at Bentley.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    December 10, 2007
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – Over the weekend, the men’s and women’s basketball teams split games at Le Moyne after splitting games earlier in the week against American International. Men’s ice hockey kept a perfect Northeast-10 record but could not match up with the 11th-ranked team in Division III, Norwich. The women’s ice hockey team dropped a pair of contests, one of which to a Division I opponent, Sacred Heart. The swimming and diving teams also hosted their final meet of 2007, splitting with Skidmore on Saturday.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    December 03, 2007
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – Both the men’s and women’s ice hockey teams picked up wins over the weekend with the men knocking off Hamilton College for the first time in program history while the women defeated UMass Boston for the first time in the series history. The basketball teams split with Merrimack on Wednesday before traveling to Southern Connecticut where the teams split again, as the women fell to the reigning Division-II National Champions and the men responded after their first loss of the season. The swimming and diving teams both finished sixth at the Northeast-10 Championships at Southern Connecticut.
  • This Week In Saint Michael's College Athletics
    November 26, 2007
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – The Saint Michael’s men’s basketball team remained undefeated by picking up two wins last week, while the women’s team dropped their first game of the season despite remaining undefeated in conference action. The men’s hockey team also picked up its first win of the winter.
  • Basketball Squads To Open Season This Weekend At The Ross With DoubleTree Classic
    November 14, 2007
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – The Saint Michael’s College men’s and women’s basketball teams will open the 2007-08 season this weekend, as both squads host their annual season-opening tournament at the Ross Sports Center.
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