The Colgate Scene
|By Bob Cornell|
Junior linebacker Mike Gallihugh received postseason recognition for his outstanding play during the 2006 season. He was named second team All-America by The Sports Network and third team All-America by the Associated Press. Gallihugh led the nation in tackles, averaging 12.73 per game. He was a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award, presented to the Defensive Player of the Year in Division I-AA.
Juniors Eric Anton and Dan Belke and senior Eli Meyers of the men's soccer team were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America all-region team. This was the second-straight year Anton has been named to the second team, while Belke and Meyers received third-team honors for the first time.
The athletics division recently announced the appointment of Heather Corey as an assistant athletic trainer. Corey is working with the women's ice hockey and field hockey teams. A 2000 graduate of Central Connecticut University, Corey comes to Colgate from Utica College, where she had been an assistant athletic trainer since 2003.
Shondell Reed, in his third year as the head of the compliance office at Colgate, was promoted to associate director of athletics for compliance.
Raider alumni in the news
Andy McDonald '00 of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks won the "Fastest Skater" competition at the NHL's All-Star Skills Competition in Dallas in January. McDonald was also selected to play for the Western Conference team in the National Hockey League All-Star game; he is the first member of the Colgate hockey program to be named to an NHL all-star team. McDonald was the second leading scorer for Anaheim when selected. Colgate's only other participant in an NHL All-Star game was Mike Milbury '74, who coached the Wales Conference All-Star team in 1991.
Former Colgate and NHL defenseman Steve Poapst '91 was named the head coach of the USHL's Chicago Steel. Poapst retired last year from an eight-year NHL career, and was coaching one of the top-rated bantom programs in the Chicago area.
Former lacrosse player Robert Trasolini '06 was drafted 91st in the 2007 Major League Lacrosse Supplemental Draft. The Chicago Machine of the Western Conference picked Trasolini, who was a 2006 all-Patriot League first team selection after leading all Raider midfielders with 23 goals and four assists for 27 points.
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