The Fox trot
Published: Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Updated: Thursday, December 8, 2011 03:12
Men's Lacrosse Player Named All-American
Connor Rice, a junior attack on the Marist men's lacrosse team, was named a 2012 Face-Off Yearbook Preseason All-American Honorable Mention on Tuesday, in an announcement by Inside Lacrosse.
Rice, who is from Penfield, N.Y., is the only player out of the MAAC to be named an All-American. In his two years with the Red Foxes, he has started all 30 games, recording at least one point in all of those games. He has scored 60 goals and registered 102 points in his career.
In 2010, Rice was named the MAAC Rookie of the Year, as well as earning a spot on the All-MAAC Second Team. Last season, he made All-MAAC First Team and All-Tournament Team.
Women's Basketball Lands Five Recruits
The Marist women's basketball team has announced the signings of letters of intent from five recruits to join the team. Madeline Blais, Sydney Coffey, Delaney Hollenbeck, Mariam Sylla and Eileen Van Horn will join the Red Foxes next fall for the 2012-2013 season.
Blais, a 6-1 forward/guard, is from New Hampton School in Exeter, N.H. She is the top rated player in the state, and last season averaged 18.9 points per game and 6.7 rebounds per game.
Syndey Coffey comes from Hopkins High School, in New Hope, Minn. The 6-0 guard is a two-year captain and a two-time All-Conference selection.
At 6-5, Hollenbeck is the tallest recruit for the Red Foxes and is the 27th-ranked high school center in the country. She is from Alpharetta, Ga., and plays at Alpharetta High School.
Sylla is a 6-2 guard from Montmorency College, in Montreal, Canada. She was a member of the 18-and-under Canadian Junior National Team in 2010, and is one of the top recruits among Canadian prep schools.
Eileen Van Horn is a 5-8 guard from Waukesha South High School, in Waukesha, Wis. She is two-year captain at Waukesha, and a three-time All-Conference selection.
Yarde Earns MAAC Accolades
Corielle Yarde has been named MAAC Player of the Week, following her performance in Marist's 57-51 victory over Hartford.
The senior guard, who was named the MAAC Preseaon Player of the Year, scored a game-high 19 points. It was the fourth time this season that Yarde has led the Red Foxes in scoring. Yarde also grabbed five rebounds in the win, along with three blocks and two steals.
This is the fourth time Yarde has won the conference's weekly award in her career. It is the first time this season that a Marist player has won the award.