Sports in Brief: January 30

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January 29, 2009

11:44 PM

Football: Laycock appears on ESPN2’s First Take

College of William and Mary Head Coach Jimmye Laycock appeared on ESPN2’s First Take, with host Sage Steele at 10:15 a.m. this past Wednesday. Laycock talked about his relationship with Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin, who played wide receiver under Laycock at the College from 1991 to 1994.

Women’s Soccer: Zimmeck, Weigel earn All-American honors

Soccer Buzz magazine named College of William and Mary senior forward Claire Zimmeck third-team All-American. Freshman forward Diana Weigel received second-team freshman All-American accolades. Senior Dani Collins joined Zimmeck on the first-team Mid-Atlantic Region, while classmate Abby Lauer was selected to the third-team all-region squad. Zimmeck leaves the College with three All-American awards and two CAA player of the year honors thanks in part to 57 goals and 12 assists during her four-year career.

Lacrosse: College opens season second in CAA coaches poll

CAA coaches have picked the College of William and Mary to finish second in the league this season, according to the conference’s preseason poll. The Tribe returns 10 starters to a squad that finished ranked 20th in the final IWLCA rankings and closed the season on a hot streak by winning eight of its last 11 games before losing the CAA title match. Towson University was picked to win the league with 49 votes to the Tribe’s 38 and out-gained the Tribe in first place votes 7-1.

Swimming and Diving: Radloff collects swimmer of the week awards

College of William and Mary junior Katie Radloff earned ECAC swimmer of the week and CAA swimmer of the week honors this week thanks to her three-win performance against the University of Delaware Saturday. She won the 50-meter freestyle, the 100-m freestyle and the 100-m backstroke in the Tribe’s dual-meet with the Blue Hens. Radloff has not lost a race this spring season and currently sits in third place on the College’s all-time victory list with 62.

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