Madeline Gonzalez Named GSC Volleyball Offensive Player of the Week

first_img Share Sept. 4, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Argos starting setter, Madeline Gonzalez, had a memorable trip to Alaska this past week. Leading the team to three consecutive three game sweeps, Gonzalez ended up sweeping all the awards. After being named the Nanook Classic Tournament MVP, the Junior from Bayamon, Puerto Rico, was rewarded by the Gulf South Conference, as this week’s East Division Offensive Player of the Week.Gonzalez has been the quarterback of the potent Argo Attack so far this season, as she is averaging nearly 40 Assists per Match. West Florida is putting up some great Attack Percentages from several players, as a result of the precision passing from Gonzalez. Kimberly Clark (Jr. / St. Petersburg, Fla., and a teammate of Gonzalez’ at Hillsborough Community College), Isabela Gualberto (Sr. / Belo Horizonte, Brazil), Luciana Rapach (Jr. / Porto Alegre, Brazil), and Chelsea Wilhoite (Fr. / Jacksonville, Fla.) are among the Conference leaders in Attack Percentage, thanks in part to the work of Madeline Gonzalez.Gonzalez had over 40 Assists twice on the trip to Alaska, and 39 Assists in the other contest. Her average of 13.78 per game was the best in the GSC for the week. Meanwhile, West Alabama Defensive Specialist Jacque Swan was the East Division Defensive Player of the week, leading the Tigers to an undefeated week with 77 digs over the weekend. West Alabama and West Florida are the two East Division teams that remain unbeaten.The Argos and Madeline Gonzalez, are at home this weekend, hosting the Regional Cross-Over Tournament. West Florida will have two matches against teams ranked in the top 10 of the Volleyball Coaches Poll. Second Ranked Tampa will tangle with the Argos at 7:00 pm Saturday, and Sixth Ranked Florida Southern will take on the Argos on Sunday at 1:30 pm. The action is in the UWF Fieldhouse Friday, Sept. 7th thru Sunday Sept. 9th. UWF also plays Emporia State, Friday night at 7:00 pm, and vs. Rollins College on Saturday at 3:00 pm. Follow the Argos on goargos.com with Live Stats. Print Friendly Version Madeline Gonzalez Named GSC Volleyball Offensive Player of the Weeklast_img read more

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Frye honors the motorsports industry

first_img(Pictured left to right) IndyCar driver Scott Dixon, Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles, IndyCar driver Jack Harvey, NHRA Top Fuel driver Terry McMillen, IndyCar driver Tony Kanaan, Sprint Car driver Justin Grant, IndyCar driver Pippa Mann, Frye, former IndyCar team manager Andrew O’Gara, former IndyCar driver Sarah Fisher, IndyCar driver Conor Daly, IndyCar driver Alexander Rossi and IndyCar driver Charlie Kimball.Indianapolis, In. — Republican state representative from Greensburg Randy Frye honored drivers and members of the motorsport industry with a resolution on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. The motorsports industry has stimulated economic growth and attracted millions of visitors to Indiana annually for events like the Indianapolis 500, the Brickyard 400 and the NHRA Drag Racing U.S. Nationals.last_img read more

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Syracuse hurdler, long jumper and high jumper Aviana Goode is ready to thrive outdoors

first_img Published on March 20, 2018 at 11:19 pm Contact Eric: estorms@syr.edu Aviana Goode learned to high jump not on a track, but in her living room. Her mother, who first encouraged her to try running competitively, stood by her side as her coach.Goode had started hurdling and long jumping in third grade but needed to high jump to participate in a combined event at nationals, the only one she felt she could qualify for. And so Goode ended up repeatedly taking off from her living room floor and landing on her brother’s mattress in preparation.Now, Goode is among the best high jumpers in the ACC. She collected points and medaled with a sixth-place finish in the ACC Indoor Championships on Feb. 23. She’s also shined in the long jump, with a first-place finish at both the Crimson Elite on Feb. 2 and the Cornell Deneault Memorial on Feb. 17. In the 60-meter hurdles, her best finish was second in the Cornell Upstate Challenge on Jan. 20.Goode said she hasn’t felt pressured, despite being the only woman jumper. While much of SU’s points come from sprinters and distance runners, Goode is one of the few who adds to the tally in field events.“I knew I had to pull weight in long jump and high jump since I am the only jumper here, so I wasn’t too nervous about it,” she said. “I trained hard over the summer so I knew if I trained hard, I’d get good results.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGoode hopes to continue her success as the track season shifts from indoor to outdoor. Her coach, assistant Dave Hegland, said outdoor season is different in terms of logistics. He noted the main difference is being on the road for the month of April and having to fly the team to better weather in states like Florida and California. Still, Hegland said he believes most teams, no matter where they are located, have a transition period to work through as the seasons shift.“But we got a nice, robust schedule and plenty of meets before the championships,” he said. “Historically, those guys and girls have come out pretty ready to go on that first meet, even though it’s probably their first time outside since October.”Goode also noted that now outdoors, the runway for long jump will be flat instead of raised, and the number of hurdles goes from five to 10.“That one is always kind of frightening, especially for the first meet,” she said. “But after that you get your jitters out.”Goode, who’s from Bay Shore, New York, is no stranger to success outdoors. She said her favorite track memory came outdoors in Syracuse her sophomore year of high school, when she become a state champion. She hoped to parallel that success with a breakout year as a sophomore in college. And by medaling in the ACC Indoor Championships, she believes she has.Her teammate, senior Tia Thevenin, agrees. Thevenin highlighted Goode’s willingness to buy into the program and what the upperclassmen had to say when Goode arrived as freshman as reasons for her success.“She was kind of a perfect freshman in the sense that she’s so intuitive and so adaptive and whatever you tell her she’s going to do,” Thevenin said. “When you tell her ways to improve, she’s going to use it and she’s going to do it. I think it paid off, and it’s about time it showed.”Each of Goode’s three events require different approaches in terms of technique. But ultimately, she says, it all comes down to one mental exercise: visualization. No matter the event, Goode has to see herself clearing the hurdle, bar or leaping the proper distance.“For long jump, I just try to remember to bring my knees to my chest and keep my feet up in the air,” she said. “And for high jump I just try (the) same thing: lift my knees and just clear the bar.”Despite her high school championship win in Syracuse, Goode never seriously considered running for the university until the recruitment process. But ultimately, she found herself right where she belongs.“I never thought I would go to college in New York, I thought I was going to go outside,” she said. “But then once I came on campus, I was like, ‘Nah, this is the right place for me.’”As a versatile runner who can help the Orange in multiple areas, both inside and outdoors, she has proven it. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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