Watched the Loyola replay on ESPN+. Two brutal calls on Crymble in the final minute really hurt, though better execution on a lob pass with 3 seconds left could have provided a win.Tough loss to Loyola. Crymble and a line up of sophomores and freshmen held their own despite a ton of unforced errors.
They will be better this season but improvement may be on the horizon with all these young players.
UVM is making a “historic announcement“ about the Women’s program on Feb. 1, before the Albany game. They view it as a big deal, as the announcement is being made by the President at a luncheon ceremony, with invited big-wigs like me..lol..(actually Victory Club). So I’m guessing $$$ involved, and also guessing some sort of endowment, maybe in honor of Cathy Inglese. Anyone have the true scoop?
All it takes is 2 very good players in women's basketball at this level and you can turn it around. We saw it with the May/Courtnay era. All it takes are two extremely botched hires to send a program into the dumpster too. That's on both Corran and Schulman for McBride who had no business being a D1 coach at all given her record at Colby and the fact that other coaches in that very conference were miles ahead of her. Carla Berube anyone? Day who was an opportunist who just wanted any school that would give him his first head coaching job and said anything to get it and Schulman and the search committee bought it, and it burned them because he never wanted to be here in the first place. Also turns out that he might have been a pyscho or at a minimum reacted very poorly to being called out by some players and parents and used it as a way to get out of the situation after he'd had some buyer's remorse about taking the job.Sad how long the dumpster fire has lasted with the women’s program. Of the two dumpster fires currently, even with the best coach in college hockey, UVM’s men’s ceiling is still only going to be 3rd-6th annually in Hockey East. UVM Women’s hoops should never be finishing less than 3rd annually in the current iteration of the AE, but it’s had multiple sub-10 win seasons and routinely finishing in the basement. Shameful.
It is, indeed, an endowment, courtesy of Betty & Paul Mayer:Well it is celebrating women in sport that day: Women's Basketball to Celebrate National Girls and Women in Sport Day on February 1 - University of Vermont Athletics
I think you're right probably an endowment for the program though.