Thursday, January 26, 2012

Post University athletics take the campus spotlight

There's been a lot of action lately in the world of Post University athletics. We've had a couple new hires in the department (including me!), we're starting to roll out some new plans for how we bring you our athletic games and news, and some of our basketball players have been turning heads around campus this season. Here's an update on everything that's new:

Mike Mannetti, Post University head sprint football coach
Mike Mannetti named Post University's new head sprint football coach. Coach Mannetti has returned to the Eagles' sidelines. He had served as our offensive coordinator during the inaugural season of Post University's sprint football program in 2010, when he led the Eagles to victory over Princeton University. He brings 13 seasons of coaching experience in Waterbury to Post University, and we're excited to have him back on our team. We issued a press release announcing Coach Mannetti's return, which you can read for details on his background and how we see him taking our sprint football team to the next level. The Republican-American also covered Coach Mannetti's new hire, which you can read by flipping over to its site.

Post University launches new @goposteagles Twitter feed. If you haven't heard, we've started a new Twitter feed for all things athletics -- @goposteagles. Follow us to stay in the loop on the latest scores, goings on, and other updates on our 16 NCAA Division II varsity athletic programs, and our Collegiate Sprint Football team. Also be sure to follow @postuniversity if you aren't already for all other campus updates, school tips and advice, news and information from our blog, and more.

Post University spring sports schedules are out. Several of Post University's spring teams are beginning practice in preparation for the 2012 season. Here are our latest spring sports schedules:
I joined Post University as its new Sports Information Director. Couldn't leave myself off the list! ;) I'll be handling communications for our athletics department. One of my main goals is to post more exclusive multimedia content on our Eagles website to take you behind the scenes of the games with the players and coaches like you haven't seen them before. Our new Twitter feed, @goposteagles, is part of this. We're also planning to roll out game-day footage, post-game videos of players' reaction, interviews with coaches, and much more. Watch for new sports content on our Eagles website and our blog.

Men's basketball continues to win close games. The Post University men's basketball team notched its second straight win last week when it completed a season sweep of the Felician Golden Falcons in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) game. The triumph marked the Eagles' fifth-straight win over the Golden Falcons. Of the team's six wins this season, Post University has claimed five wins by three points or less. Statistically, senior guard Josh Lopez leads the team in scoring with an average of 12.6 points per game, while sophomore Zach Krischer adds an average of 11.1 points per game. The men's basketball team will return to the Drubner Center tonight when it takes on Caldwell College. Tipoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. Hit the Eagles website for the complete men's basketball schedule.

Monique Chance records third double-double of season for Post University women's basketball. Senior Monique Chance recorded her third double-double of the 2011-12 season last week, when she poured in 16 points and matched a career high with 21 rebounds in a defeat of Felician College. The performance marked her first double-double since Nov. 23. When the last NCAA Division II statistics were released on Jan. 12, Post University had two individuals rank in the top 30 in two categories. Junior Aubrey Latham ranked eighth in Division II in free-throw percentage. She was shooting 48-for-52 from the charity stripe for a mark of 92.1 percent. Additionally, Chance was 28th in Division II in blocked shots per game. She has gotten a piece of 29 shots, a mark of 2.2 per game. The women's basketball team will return to the Drubner Center tonight when it takes on Caldwell College. Tipoff is slated for 6 p.m. To view the complete women's basketball schedule, visit the Eagles website.

Two meets remain for swimming and diving teams. The Post University men's swimming and diving team and women's swimming and diving team have two meets remaining during the 2011-12 season. The Eagles will be at William Patterson on Jan. 28 and at the Metropolitan Championships, hosted by Rutgers University, from Feb. 17-19. You can view the Post University swimming and diving teams' schedules and previous results on the Eagles website.

Keep your eyes on our blog and the Eagles website for more updates on games and other news as it unfolds.