Mass. College Sports: Assumption Announces The Addition of Women’s Golf For 2015-16 Season

By NoontimeSports.com 

Assumption College’s athletic communication office announced today in a release that the department will be adding a women’s golf program for the 2015-16 academic year, as announced by director of athletics and recreation Nick Smith. We have attached this afternoon’s release below:

Worcester, Mass. (September 30) — Assumption College will be adding a women’s golf program for the 2015-2016 academic year, as announced by Nick Smith, director of athletics and recreation. The addition of women’s golf now brings the college’s total number of varsity athletic programs to 24, which is ranked second among Northeast-10 Conference institutions.

“We are excited about the addition of women’s golf to our varsity athletic programs beginning in the 2015-2016 season,” said Smith. “With 24 varsity sports, I feel like we offer one of the most comprehensive athletic programs in the Northeast-10 and the region and will continue to grow and improve as a whole.”

The addition of women’s golf marks the first varsity sport added at Assumption since the women’s swimming and diving program was established in 2007. In 2014, the Northeast-10 Conference has begun sponsoring a women’s golf championship as the two-day event will take place in April at Stonebridge Country Club in Goffstown, N.H. Assumption will become the sixth Northeast-10 Conference institution to sponsor women’s golf.

“We feel that being located in a strong golfing area in Central Mass. will be a major benefit to this program from a recruiting standpoint,” said Smith. “With 13 intercollegiate women’s sports offerings, including 12 that compete in the Northeast-10, I think we have positioned ourselves for increased success on the conference, regional and national level.”

Mass. College Hockey: Nichols Adds Janecyk To Men’s Ice Hockey Staff

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The Nichols College men’s ice hockey team announced the addition of Adam Janecyk to the Bisons’ coaching staff today, as announced in the release below courtesy of the sports information department:

DUDLEY, Mass. – Nichols College head men’s ice hockey coach Kevin Swallow has announced the addition of Adam Janecyk to his coaching staff.

Janecyk graduated from the University of Michigan this past May, where he majored in American Culture in the school of Literature, Science and Arts. Janecyk appeared in 18 games over parts of four seasons with the Wolverines, helping them to the NCAA Tournament in both the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons, as well as the CCHA Finals in 2012-13. Michigan posted a combined record of 89-56-15 during Janecyk’s time with the squad. As a freshman, Janecyk – who picked up his first collegiate win on December 15, 2012 against Western Michigan – received the U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award.

“We are extremely lucky to have Adam join our staff this season,” said Swallow. “He had a tremendous playing career and played for one of the greatest hockey college hockey coaches of all time, Red Berenson.”

Janecyk – who will assist primary with recruiting, defense and the goaltenders – has previously worked at Red Berenson’s hockey camp, the Michigan Goalie Academy, and LEGACY Global Sports tournaments. His father, Bob Janecyk, is a former goaltender for the Chicago Blackhawks (1983-84) and the Los Angeles Kings (1984-89), winning 43 games – including a career-high 22 with the Kings during the 1984-85 campaign.

The Bison begin defense of their Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Northeast crown on November 1 at Franklin Pierce.