MacGeoch Named MVC Men’s Tennis Player Of The Week

first_imgST. LOUIS, Mo. – Drake University’s Calum MacGeoch was named Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday, March 1. MacGeoch is the fifth Bulldog to receive the weekly award. Senior Ben Lott was last week’s recipient, while sophomore Ben Stride earned the honor on Feb. 16 and freshman Vinny Gillespie and Bayo Philips received the award in January. MacGeoch was a perfect 6-0 for the week and helped the Bulldogs go 3-0 with wins over No. 33 Iowa, Michigan State and No. 65 Cornell. He came back from being a set down to beat Iowa’s Robin Haden 6-7, 6-3, 6-2 at No. 4 and then cruised past Michigan State’s Jasper Koenen at No. 3, 6-4, 6-1 and Cornell’s Benardo Casares 6-2, 6-2 at No.4, extending his singles winning streak to seven matches. In doubles, MacGeoch teamed up with Ben Stride and countrymen Vinny Gillespie and posted a 3-0 record. MacGeoch and Stride rolled past Iowa’s Robin Haden and Nils Hallestrand, 6-1 at No. 3. MacGeoch and Gillespie then put together a pair of 6-1 win at No. 2 over Michigan State and Cornell to help Drake earn the doubles point in both matches. MacGeoch and the rest of the Bulldogs host Brown and No. 49 Wisconsin on Friday and Sunday, respectively. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Long before he was tearing up the National Footbal

first_imgLong before he was tearing up the National Football League, Larry Fitzgerald of the Arizona Cardinals was dominating at the high school level.Fitzgerald attended the Academy of Holy Angels in Richfield, Minnesota where he played for coach Ray Betton.Betton is now the head coach at Shakopee High and sees great potential in junior-to-be Garrett Mitchell, who like Fitzgerald, plays wide receiver and linebacker in high school. For a piece on The Player’s Tribune, Fitzgerald goes back to Minnesota to meet Mitchell, watch film and give him some pointers on how to improve as he enters the season.Fitzgerald writes:During my childhood, a lot of older friends and mentors inspired me by providing words of encouragement. I think it’s important for me to do the same for the younger generation because I know those words played a big role in my journey to the NFL.If I see a young man who has great potential and there’s something that I can say to motivate him, I believe I have the responsibility to speak up. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelocenter_img Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Comments   Share   last_img read more