We apologize for this late, as well as shortened mid-week check in, but we’ll definitely have more on the blog later. Here are a few mid-week tidbits:
* One of the biggest pieces of news this week was Assumption College’s announcement on Tuesday about the hiring of Bob Chesney, who’ll be the new football coach next season for the Greyhounds. Chesney, who spent the past three years as the head coach at Salve Regina, guided the Seahawks to a 23-9 record. According to the college’s release, Chesney coached 30 All-Conference selections, two All-Americans, 41 Academic All-Conference selections and one Academic All-American and his defense consistently ranked among the league and national leaders.
* Last night was the women’s Boston Beanpot, and similar to the men’s tournament, Boston College and Northeastern University will be facing-off against one another in the finals next Tuesday, February 12. The Huskies knocked off Boston University, a squad they defeated last year during the tournament’s finale, while the Eagles soared past an incredibly talented Harvard University squad.
* According to the most recent men’s D3Hoops.com poll, WPI’s men’s basketball team checked in as the second best team in the country. Chris Bartley’s squad is 21-0 thus far and has four more contests remaining on their slate. The Engineers have been a great story this season.
* Amherst College’s women’s team, which checked in this week as the third best team in America, is another squad without a blemish. The Lord Jeffs picked up an enormous win last weekend, as they defeated Tufts University, 54-48. Megan Robertson and Marcia Voigt each tallied 13 points in the win.