Around The USCAA – 12-11-2017
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Coach Magnant To Be Inducted To Biddeford HS HOF
Dec 07, 2017
BIDDEFORD, Maine— Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) Head Softball Coach Ray Magnant will be inducted into the Biddeford High School Athletics Hall of Fame on Thursday, Jan. 11 as a three-sport athlete and coach.
A Biddeford native, Magnant played three varsity seasons as a member of the football, men’s basketball, and baseball teams at Biddeford from 1987-90. Serving as team captain for five seasons collective, Magnant earned numerous accolades as a standout athlete in all three sports:
- Football: First-Team All-State, All-Conference selection, defensive back (1988, 89)
- Football: 12 interceptions (1988), Team MVP (1989, 90)
- Basketball: All-Defensive Team (1988)
- Baseball: All-State, All-Conference (1989, 90)
- Baseball: .350 BA, 23 SB, 6-0 W-L, 1.17 ERA (1990)
- Steve White Award, most outstanding athlete (1990)
Following high school, Magnant played for the Maine Sabers, as part of the semi-professional Eastern Football League for two seasons (1993, 94).
Magnant’s coaching career took off at Massabesic High School as Head Softball Coach from 2012-2014. He moved to his alma mater and led Biddeford’s High School varsity softball team to a 2016 Class A State Championship. Magnant currently serves as the Head Softball Coach at SMCC guiding the Lady SeaWolves to a 16-5 record a season ago and voted Yankee Small College Conference (YSCC) Coach of the Year.
SMCC congratulates Coach Maganant on all of his accomplishments and his service to Maine athletics.
*Article courtesy of SMCC athletics website
Fisher Reaches 1,000 Career Points In Victory Over York
Dec 05, 2017
MEDIA, Pa. -- Penn State Brandywine senior guard James Fisher (Philadelphia, Pa./Upper Darby) became the sixth men's basketball player in program history to score 1,000 career points on Tuesday night as the Lions battled past Penn State York for their sixth consecutive victory, which came by an 85-66 margin.
Fisher, who needed nine points entering the game, didn't waste any time hitting the 1,000-point mark as he sank three-straight three-point attempts during the contest's opening three minutes, hitting exactly 1,000 points at the 17:00 mark. A veteran of 72 games at Brandywine, Fisher has averaged 14.1 points per game during his career. He finished the night with 15 points, on 5-of-12 shooting from beyond the arc, including a half court shot that beat the halftime buzzer, along with seven assists and four steals.
*Article courtesy of Penn State Brandywine athletics website
Key Weekly Matchups
12-12-17 – Johnson & Wales NC at Florida National University 7:00 P.M. EST
12-13-17 – Central Maine CC at Southern Maine CC 8:00 P.M. EST
12-14-17 – Robert Morris University Peoria at Andrews University 7:00 P.M. EST
12-15-17 – Penn State Fayette at University of Cincinnati - Clermont 5:00 P.M. EST
12-15-17 – Villa Maria College at Penn State Beaver 7:00 P.M. EST
12-16-17 – College of St. Joseph Vermont at Berkeley College - NY 6:00 P.M. EST
12-11-17 – Silver Lake College at Judson College 6:00 P.M. CST
12-13-17 – Central Maine CC at Southern Maine CC 6:00 P.M. EST