Mass. College Sports Stories From Around The Web (LINKS)

By NoontimeSports.com 

One of the new things we’ll be providing in January 2013 is links to stories from around the web pertaining toward the various colleges in Massachusetts, as well as updates on former high school athletes.

If you have a story that you’d like our blog to feature or link, please send it to NoontimeSports@gmail.com. You can also connect with us on Facebook and Twitter (@NoontimeSports or @NoonSportsBlog), too.

Here is our first installment of “stories from around the web.”

* The New England Hockey Journal recently profiled former Northeastern University women’s ice hockey player Dani Rylan, who opened a coffee shop on Dec. 17 in East Harlem, New York. Rylan, who reported for GoNU.com, had her dream opportunity of working for the NHL Network dashed due to the lockout. So while the professional hockey world remains at a standstill, Rylan has focused her attention on growing her new business.

* According to the New England Hockey Journal, the ECAC East Div. III men’s ice hockey conference has featured some interesting results over the past few weeks. And while most teams remain below Norwich University (10-0) in the standings, their are at least six teams on the Cadets tail.

* On Wednesday, the Boston Globe noted on its college blog that Boston College Eagles football head coach Steve Addazio named Don Brown and Ryan Day coordinators for the upcoming season. Brown, who spent the past two seasons at the University of Connecticut, will control the defense, while Day will operate the offense.

* The Globe also published two interesting profiles — one about about Nichols College senior Hayley Zophinwho has anchored the Bison this season at the center position, and the other about Scituate High graduates Andrew and Sean McCarthy, who’re each playing Div. I basketball.

* The Boston Herald profiled Dartmouth College’s Abbey D’Agostino, who hails from Topsfield, and her pursuit toward landing a spot as a runner in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. According to the article, “the former Masconomet High star has positioned herself among the U.S. women’s running hierarchy, winning the 2012 NCAA outdoor title in the 5,000 meters in a Dartmouth record of 16:11.34, becoming the first Big Green woman to capture an individual national championship.” 

* Could UMass’ men’s basketball team be joining the Mid-American Conference? It’s not likely, but possible, according to MassLive.com.

Noontime Favorite: Earlier this week we learned that Holy Cross’ men’s lacrosse team will be competing in the inaugural Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic, and on Wednesday we caught up with head coach Jim Morrissey to discuss the event.

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