March 21, 2011

Miami continues an exciting stretch of postseason play this weekend, while all of the RedHawks' spring sports teams return to action this week.

Hockey won the CCHA Tournament Mason Cup for the first time in program history on Saturday.


HOCKEY
Last Week: For the first time in program history, Miami (23-9-6) won the CCHA Tournament, taking home the Mason Cup behind a pair of inspired wins! The No. 3 seed RedHawks scored four first-period goals en route to a 6-2 triumph over No. 2 seed Notre Dame in the semifinals. Andy Miele was named the Tournament MVP, while sophomore forward Andy Miele who were named as finalists for the Hobey Baker Award. (RELEASE) The duo also took home two of the CCHA's biggest awards ;ast Thursday night at the annual Central Collegiate Hockey Association Awards held at the Fox Theater, as Miele won RBC CCHA Player of the Year and Camper was named CCHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year. (RELEASE) Up Next: Miami earned the No. 1 seed in the Northeast Region of the NCAA Tournament and travels to Manchester, N.H., to face No. 4 seed New Hampshire at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 26. The game will be televised on ESPNU. The winner of Saturday's game meets the winner of the Merrimack/Notre Dame matchup at 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 27, which also will be televised on ESPNU. (BRACKET) Check in with Tournament Central for all the excitement of Miami's NCAA Tournament run.

 

Senior Kelsey Vehr competed at the NCAA Championships last weekend.


WOMEN'S SWIMMING
Senior Kelsey Vehr competed in the NCAA Championships last weekend. Vehr finished in a tie for 20th in the 100-yard breaststroke event on Friday. (RECAP) On Saturday, Vehr swam her final race as a RedHawk in the 200 breaststroke. Her time would have been the 12th-best, but Vehr was disqualified by the judges for flutter-kicking off her turn. (RECAP)

MEN'S BASKETBALL
After earning a berth in the College Basketball Invitational, Miami (16-17) concluded its season with a first-round loss to Rhode Island in the CBI, 76-59. (RECAP) The RedHawks, who needed three 3-pointers heading into the contest to tie the program's single-season record, sunk nine treys to break the 3-point field goal mark set in 1994. Miami finished the season with 249 3-point field goals.

BASEBALL
Last Week: After a 3-2 loss to Xavier on Tuesday Adam Weisenburger led off the eighth inning with a home run to knot the score 7-7, but Morehead State scored the game winner in the bottom of the eighth to edge the RedHawks, 8-7. (RECAP) Miami (7-11) came back with an 11-4 win on Sunday. (RECAP) This Week: Miami travels to Eastern Kentucky on Tuesday before hosting the Colonels in its home opener at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23. The RedHawks open Mid-American Conference play with three games at Central Michigan March 25-27.

Jessica Simpson earned her fourth consecutive MAC East Division Pitcher of the Week award.


SOFTBALL
Last Week: Although the RedHawks were idle from competition, two players were racking up MAC awards. For the fourth consecutive week, junior pitcher Miami Invitational March 25-27. Miami faces Toledo, in a non-conference game, at 2 p.m. and Marshall at 4 p.m. Friday before taking on Purdue at 3 p.m. Saturday.

GOLF
Last Week: Miami finished ninth among an 18-team field at the Rio Pinar Invitational in Orlando, Fla., last week. Senior Nathan Sutherland finished in a tie for 10th place, while senior Michael Drobnick tied for 14th place at the event. (RECAP) This Week: The RedHawks return to action in Delray Beach, Fla., for the FAU Spring Break Classic March 25-27.

Megan Martzolf and Stephanie Danesis moved to No. 66 in the ITA doubles rankings.


TENNIS
Last Week: Miami's doubles tandem of Megan Martzolf and Stephanie Danesis moved up 14 spots to 66th in last Campbell's/ITA Rankings, announced on March 16. The ranking is the highest-ever for any Miami women's tennis players. (RELEASE) This Week: After two weeks off, Miami returns to action hosting Toledo at 1 p.m. Friday and Eastern Michigan at 1 p.m. Saturday to open Mid-American Conference play. The RedHawks are the two-time defending MAC regular-season and tournament champions.

Men's and women's track and field open their outdoor seasons this weekend at the Vanderbilt Black and Gold Invitational March 25-26.

Football begins spring practices on Tuesday, March 22. Spring practice will conclude with the annual Spring Game at 7 p.m. Friday, April 15. (RELEASE)

GO REDHAWKS!!