Sports in Brief: December 4

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December 4, 2009

1:23 AM

CAA Football: Hofstra, Northeastern each drop football programs

Citing financial troubles within their athletic program as well as poor attendance, Hofstra announced that it will indefinitely shut down its football program. James M. Stuart Stadium, the Pride’s home which seats 12,500 people, was routinely empty, averaging just over 4,000 people a game. The Long Island school joins Northeastern as the second rival of the College to cancel its football program in the last two weeks. The two departures now leave only four football teams in the CAA North division.

Women’s basketball: Tribe falls to Richmond, drops to 4-3 on season

Sophomore guard Taysha Pye scored 18 points and senior forward Tiffany Benson added 10 points and eight rebounds, but the College was unable to overcome Richmond at Kaplan Arena Thursday night, falling 60-47. The Tribe maintained a 33-31 lead at halftime, but managed only 14 second half points against the Spiders (6-2).

Men’s soccer: Hoxie selected to ECAC First Team of the Year

Senior forward Andrew Hoxie was chosen for a fourth postseason all-star team Wednesday. This time, the Eastern College Athletic Conference placed the Newport News native on its First Team after a season in which Hoxie shared a lead within the CAA in goals (12) and led the conference in assists (12) and points (32). The CAA Player of the Year has also been named First-Team All-CAA and to Top Drawer Soccer’s First Team.

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