Attention high school-aged hoopsters: Are you looking to polish up those basketball skills for the upcoming season? Then you might want to check out a pair of camps the Manhattan College women’s basketball team will conduct the weekend of Aug. 11.
A skills camp will be held Friday, Aug. 11, from 6 to 9 p.m., while an elite camp will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 12. The skills camp will focus on position development while the elite camp includes competitive segments along with basketball drills and a film session.
The cost is $40 for the skills camp and $75 for the elite camp or $100 for those who want to attend both camps. Manhattan head coach Heather Vulin, along with her staff and players, will be on hand to conduct the camps.
For more information, call Manhattan assistant coach Sahar Nusseibeh at (718) 862-7992.
When the Mount Saint Vincent men’s soccer team takes to the pitch this fall, it will be under the leadership of new head coach Maxx Wurzburger. And he’ll look to turn around a program that struggled through a 6-12-1 season a year ago while failing to qualify for the Skyline Conference tournament.
Though last year’s leading scorer Keith Jardines (6 goals, 14 assists, 26 points) has graduated, the Dolphins do return their next two top point men in senior Andrew Gomez (8 goals, 5 assists, 21 points) and senior Jair Magallan (7 goals, 2 assists, 16 points).
Wurzburger will get his first taste as a head coach when the Mount opens its season at the Potsdam College Cup where the Dolphins meet Plattsburg State on Sept. 1 before taking on host Potsdam on Sept. 2. The Dolphins home opener will come Sept. 12 when they play host to Vaughn College at 4 p.m.
Mount’s first Skyline Conference home game takes place Sept. 27 when they face St. Joseph’s-Long Island at 4 p.m.
In all, the Dolphins will play nine home games with Medgar Evers on Sept. 14 at 4 p.m., Pratt Institute on Sept. 24 at 11 a.m., Mount St. Mary on Sept. 30 at noon, Merchant Marine Academy on Oct. 3 at 4 p.m., Sarah Lawrence on Oct. 14 at noon, Farmingdale on Oct. 17 at 3:30 p.m., and Old Westbury on Oct. 20 at 4 p.m., rounding out the home schedule.
The Skyline Conference tournament will kick off Oct. 28 with the first round followed by the semifinals on Nov. 1 and the championship match on Nov. 4.
Like the Mount’s men’s soccer program, the women’s soccer team also will have a new head coach in Katie Gebhard. And the new head Dolphin will walk into a pretty favorable situation as the team went 13-7 overall last season, including 7-2 in the Skyline Conference as it reached the tournament semfinals.
On top of that the Dolphins return, all three leading scorers in senior Julia McGowan — who scored 21 goals in 20 games and finished with 48 points — senior Kelly Gibison (10 goals, 11 assists, 31 points) and senior Erin Dailey (6 goals, 5 assists, 17 points). Mount will open its season on Sept. 1 when the Dolphins travel to Rutgers-Newark for a 5 p.m., contest.
After going 8-3 at home last season, the Dolphins will play just six home contests this year. The first will come Sept. 13 when the Mount will host FDU-Florham at 4:30 p.m. Other home matchups include Sarah Lawrence on Sept. 23 at noon, Maritime on Oct. 7 at noon, Old Westbury on Oct. 21 at noon, and Yeshiva on Oct. 25 at 4:30 p.m.
The Skyline Conference tournament will commence with the first round Oct. 28 followed by the semifinals Nov. 1, and the championship on Nov. 4.