April 11, 2011

Despite plenty of April showers over the weekend, which caused some delays for home events, it was an action-packed week of competition and awards.

Andy Miele, the 2010-11 Hobey Baker Award Winner


Congratulations to Andy Miele who became the first player in school history to earn the prestigious Hobey Baker Memorial Award, presented annually to the top college hockey player! (RELEASE)

Hobey Baker Photo Gallery

Miami welcomes Iñako Puzo as its new head field hockey coach. Puzo, a 21-year member of the Venezuelan National Team who began his collegiate coaching career in 1999, has spent the past two seasons as the associate head coach at Virginia, where he helped lead the Cavaliers to the NCAA semifinals each year. (RELEASE)

SYNCHRONIZED SKATING
Last Week: The RedHawk senior synchronized skating team placed 10th among a 21-team field of the world's top synchronized skating teams at the ISU World Championships in Helsinki, Finland. (RECAP) This Week: All three teams perform for the final time this season at the annual Ice Show at the Goggin Ice Center on Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16.

Short Program Photo Gallery Free Skate Photo Gallery

MEN'S TRACK & FIELD
Last Week: Despite a lengthy weather delay and running in the dark, the men's track and field team overcame several distractions to win the Miami Invitational Saturday at George Rider Track by a single point. Over 900 athletes from 46 teams (men and women) participated in the meet, the largest field ever at the Miami Invitational, which was the first of two home meets for the RedHawks. The `Hawks totaled 116 points to beat out Mid-American Conference rival Kent State, who recorded 115 points. Ashland was third with 98 points, while Findlay was fourth (74) and Cincinnati claimed fifth (71). Sophomore John Cantwell won the triple jump, Miami's lone individual victory on the day, with a jump of 13.79m/45-3, recording first in the event for the second straight week. (RECAP) This Week: The RedHawks return to action at the All-Ohio Championships in Cincinnati, Ohio, April 15-16.

Miami Invitational Photo Gallery

Alexandra Roberts set a school record in the shot put at the Miami Invitational.


WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD
Last Week: The women's track and field team saw a bit of everything Saturday at the Miami Invitational at George Rider Track as two RedHawks won events, including one breaking a school record, while weather delayed the meet for several hours. Miami totaled 111 points to win the meet over local rival Cincinnati, who finished with 105 points. Mid-American Conference foes claimed spots three through five, as Western Michigan was third (85), Eastern Michigan fourth (67) and Kent State fifth (60). Junior Lauren Collins' 2003 record by 10 inches. The other RedHawk winner was freshman Katie Lenahan and Rachel Patterson have been named to the 2010-11 Academic All-Mid-American Conference Indoor Track & Field Team, which was announced by the league office Friday. (RELEASE) This Week: The RedHawks will have athletes competing at the All-Ohio Championships in Cincinnati, Ohio, April 15-16 and also at the Mt SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., April 15-16.

Miami Invitational Photo Gallery

Anastasia Dracheva was tabbed MAC Player of the Week last week.


WOMEN'S TENNIS
Last Week: Miami (14-5; 5-0 MAC) won all nine of its matches, routing Northern Illinois 7-0 for its 22nd straight Mid-American Conference victory on Friday. Anastasia Dracheva was named MAC Player of the week on April 7 after helping the RedHawks to wins the previous week over Bowling Green and Western Michigan. (RELEASE) This Week: Miami has one match this week, hosting Ball State at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16.

BASEBALL
Last Week: After picking up a pair of non-conference wins over Big Ten foes, Miami (16-16; 5-4) went 1-2 at Northern Illinois over the weekend. Miami scored six unanswered runs en route to a 6-1 victory over Indiana on Tuesday (RECAP) before knocking off Ohio State in Columbus on Wednesday, 12-4. (RECAP) Miami scored three runs in the top of the first Friday and never looked back in a 8-0 victory at Northern Illinois. (RECAP) Miami grabbed an early lead, but a five-run fourth and four late errors cost the RedHawks in a 7-4 loss to the Huskies Saturday afternoon. (RECAP) Northern Illinois plated its only two runs with two outs in the fourth inning, and Miami was held to only three hits in a 2-0 victory over the RedHawks Sunday afternoon. (RECAP) This Week: The RedHawks take part in the Joe Nuxhall Invitational April 12-13 at Cincinnati before hosting Western Michigan April 15-17. Game times against the Broncos are set for 6 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday.

Baseball vs. Indiana Photo Gallery

SOFTBALL
Last Week: Miami (16-15; 2-4 MAC) hosted three games last week. The RedHawks dropped a 4-2 non-conference decision to IPFW on Wednesday. (RECAP) After being delayed nearly two hours due to rain storms, Miami opened up a 3-1 lead over Ball State on Saturday but was clipped by the Cardinals, 5-3. (RECAP) A solo home run in the top of the fifth inning on Sunday proved to be the difference as Ball State took a pitcher's duel from Miami, 1-0. (RECAP) This Week: The RedHawks are scheduled to play five games on the road this week. Miami travels to Wright State Wednesday, before heading to Central Michigan for a doubleheader Friday and single games Saturday and Sunday at Eastern Michigan.

Golf returns to action this weekend at the Hawkeye Invitational in Iowa City, Iowa April 16-17, while the football team concludes spring practice this week with the annual Red & White game on Friday, April 15 at 7 p.m. Women's basketball also announced its annual award winners at an end-of-season dinner on Friday. (RELEASE)

GO REDHAWKS!!