August 26, 2003

Around the Ivies

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It was a busy summer in the Ancient Eight. There were a few arrivals, a few departures, and some high honors in between. As the Ivy League prepares to enter its 58th year, The Sun will bring you all the news you need to know from the prestigious conference each week.


The Brown football team will be celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2003. Part of the celebration will include a visit to Schoellkopf Field on Oct. 25. This, 51st meeting between the two teems will also be Cornell’s Homecoming game.

Elsewhere, former Brown soccer star Cory Gibbs joined the U.S. National Team, where he is coached by Bruce Arena ’73.


The turnover in the Lions’ coaching corps continued over the summer, as two more new head coaches were named. Kayla Noonan is the new softball coach, while Monica Holmes was named the volleyball head coach. Noonan and Holmes join fellow newcomers Bob Shoop (football) and Joseph Jones (men’s basketball).


Mark Hudak was promoted to head coach of the Green’s women’s hockey team to top off a summer that saw a great deal of athletic staff turnover. Another coaching change for the Green was in men’s lacrosse, where former Red assistant Bill Wilson was recently hired as the new head coach.


Harvard alumna Sarah nelson was named women’s lacrosse head coach. Recent graduate Chris Lambert set a meet record in the 200 meters at the European under-23 championships.


Leslie King Moore was hired as the new head softball coach, while former men’s basketball players Ugonna Oneykwe and Koko Archibong participated in the NBA Summer League.


Senior Associate Athletic Director Jim Fiore left the Tigers after four years to become the athletic director at Stony Brook University. At 34, he is the youngest athletic director in NCAA Division I.


The Bulldogs also appointed new coaches over the summer. Andy Shay was hired as the head coach of the men’s lacrosse team, while Erin Appleman was named the head volleyball coach.

Around the Ivies will appear weekly this semester.

Archived article by Owen Bochner