Last season, Tory Rezin (Morris, Ill./Morris) broke the single-season record for most digs with 475. The previous record of 472 was achieved by Simone Kollmann in 1990. Rezin broke a record almost 20 years old.
The Georgetown volleyball squad (11-7, 1-1 BIG EAST) has been setting career highs this season. Ashley Malone (San Jose, Calif./St. Francis) set a career-high 58 assists and Lindsay Wise (Raleigh, N.C./Raleigh Charter) recorded a career-high 19 kills this season. Malone, who tallied 1148 assists last season, is now fifth among single-season assist leaders.
We have received BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll three weeks in a row thanks to stellar performances from Wise and Vanessa Dorismond (Cary, N.C./Cardinal Gibbons). We will undoubtedly see more Hoyas receive the honor this season.
Rezin and Malone are on pace to set more records at the end of the season. Come out and support your Hoyas as they take on BIG EAST opponents, deliver outstanding performances and make Georgetown volleyball history.
The Blue & Gray host DePaul on Friday at 7 p.m. and Notre Dame on Sunday at 2 p.m.
I know no one believes it, but basketball season is just around the corner. While we have been pumping up soccer, volleyball and football games, the basketball teams are making their final arrangements for the season.
Greetings from the Yale Bowl!
As I type, it's about 54 minutes until game time. Last week it was the brand new, modern look of Lafayette's Fisher Stadium (and being in my hometown). This week it's the nostalgic look and feel of everything surrounding the Yale Bowl.
The Yale Bowl was built in 1914 and while in excellent condition still has that feel to it. The pressbox is open air, which makes it all the more fortunate that the weather is beautiful here in New Haven, Conn. Earlier in the morning we were able to hear the marching band warming up and the whole stadium kind of smells like funnel cake.
Also adding to the old-timey feel, as Chuck Timanus and I had discussed, the Yale beat reporter sitting next to me is dressed like media members from the movie "Eight Men Out" or "The Natural". The guy is wearing a top hat that should have a press card in it. I wish he was working off of a typewriter. Only the music over the PA system, including, Cali Swag District's timeless classic "Teach Me How to Dougie" reminds me that this is not 1950 opposed to 2010.
I'll have more football related info (along with random observations from the Yale Bowl) as we move along, so you should probably just keep this window open and hit refresh every now and then...updates will appear after the jump.
On Tuesday evening, Diana Pulupa and I attended SneakerBall VII volunteering for the Greater Washington Sports Alliance. It was a wonderful event that raised money for the foundation and celebrated some of the best athletes D.C. has to offer.
I was struggling with something to write earlier today - my assigned day to blog - and I came up with some lame numbers to post. When I came home after an evening out with my family, I had an e-mail that prompted me to do something more.
Welcome to the Georgetown Football Game Day Blog!
This week the Hoyas take on the Lafayette Leopards at Fisher Stadium in Easton, Pa. The game is the first match up between Patriot League teams this season. It is also the second of three times this season that Georgetown will serve as another school's home-opening opponent (Georgetown will be Yale's home-opener next weekend in New Haven, Conn.).
Pre-Game Fun Facts...
*Series History...Georgetown and Lafayette will meet for the 14th time in series history. Lafayette holds a 10-3 advantage, with the Hoyas last winning in 2003.
*Stringing Together Some W's...The Hoyas victory over Lafayette in 2003 began the last winning streak in program history. Georgetown won three consecutive games, following the win over the Leopards with victories against Stony Brook and at Cornell...The Hoyas will look to string wins together today for the first time since then.
*Nick Parrish and History...(My personal favorite note for today) Senior LB and two-year captain Nick Parrish is 7.5 tackles away from tying Tom Wonica (1993-95) for most career tackles in Georgetown history. Wonica finished a stellar career with 269 tackles, while Parrish currently has 261.5.
*Completely Unrelated to Georgetown Football Note...The trip to Lafayette is somewhat special to me since I was born and raised in Easton, Pa. and my family still resides just blocks away from Fisher Stadium. I was thinking of ways to turn that fact into a game note, so here is my attempt: Staying at his childhood home, Ryan Sakamoto will travel 0.3 miles (according to Google Maps) to the press box at Fisher Stadium on the campus of Lafayette College for Georgetown's game against the Leopards. The walk is the closest commute Sakamoto has made to a job since walking 489 feet (according to Google Maps) to his job with the City of Easton Recrational Bureau as a Playground Leader at Sullivan Park in 1999.
I'll be blogging (mostly about things relevant to today's game) throughout the day, so you should probably just keep this window open and hit refresh every now and then...updates will appear after the jump.