Sports in Brief: March 27

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March 27, 2009

12:03 AM

Women’s Track and Field: Head Coach Newberry suspended for two weeks

Head Coach Kathy Newberry was recently suspended for two weeks after being charged by the NCAA with allowing two athletes to participate in a meet without filing the proper paperwork with the College’s athletic staff. The two athletes, a distance runner and a thrower, competed at the Navy Quad meet on Jan. 17 without clearance. The two-week suspension began March 16. Newberry will be eligible for reinstatement Monday.

Women’s Tennis: Pop named CAA singles co-player of the week

Junior Carmen Pop earned CAA singles co-player of the week honors Tuesday after going undefeated in two matches against no. 62 Marshall University and no. 45 Auburn University over the weekend. Pop sealed the Tribe’s come from behind victory over the Thundering Herd with a 3-set thriller. Against the Tigers, Pop went 6-3, 3-6 before taking the match with a 10-5 super tiebreaker win. She now leads the team with 9 dual-match wins. Pop is the third member of the squad to be honored by the CAA this season, joining senior Katarina Zoricic and junior Ragini Acharya on the list of conference honorees.

Field Hockey: Tribe announces class of 2013, 2 all-state members

Head Coach Peel Hawthorne announced the signing of five current high school seniors to the Tribe field hockey team. Mario Caro, Christine Johnson, Ashley Kyle, Alison Moran and Sarah Morehouse will join the class of 2013. Johnson and Moran were named to first team all-state in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, respectively. The field hockey squad reached the CAA Tournament semifinals last fall before losing to James Madison University 4-1, finishing the year with an 8-13 record.

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