Sports Briefs: Week of May 14, 2012
Everhart finds new job, McConnell-Serio signed on for six more seasons, rowing finishes strong
Published: Monday, May 14, 2012
Updated: Monday, May 14, 2012 22:05
Coach McConnell-Serio Signed On Until 2017-18
It was announced today that women’s basketball head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio has signed to stay with the team as coach until the 2017-18 season.
McConnell-Serio reshaped the women’s basketball team bringing them to their first 20-win season and postseason appearance under her leadership. In four of her five years as coach, the Dukes reached 20 wins and the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.
The Dukes are looking to continue that success and hopefully expand on it with an invitation to March Madness in the near future. The team will be returning starters Orsi Szecsi, Wumi Agunbiade, Jocelyn Floyd and Carly Vendemia next season.
The Dukes lost in the first round of the WNIT to Cincinnati and lost to Temple in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic-10 tournament this season and finished 20-12 overall.
Former head coach Ron Everhart hired as assistant by WVU
The West Virginia University Athletic Department announced today that former Duquesne head coach Ron Everhart has been hired as an assistant coach to their men’s basketball team.
The announcement comes a month and a half after the Duquesne Athletic Department fired Everhart with hopes for a new direction for the team.
The men finished one game above .500 this season under Everhart’s leadership and lost in the first round of the Atlantic-10 tournament to UMass and denied a spot in the CBI tournament.
Everhart has 21 years of coaching experience and 18 of those years have been in a head coach position. He compiled a 273-261 record over those 18 years at McNeese State, Northeastern and Duquesne.
Rowing takes fifth at Dad Vail Regatta
This weekend Duquesne’s freshmen rowing squad took fifth place out of 30 teams at the Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia. The race is well known to be one of the biggest in all of collegiate rowing.
The eight did well throughout the heats Friday and continued onto semifinals the next day. They then advanced to the finals later that day.