The Marist College Athletic Department has announced that they have fired head basketball coach Mike Maker after four seasons with the program. The decision comes just under a week after Athletic Director Tim Murray told Center Field that Maker would be staying on for another season.
The Marist women’s basketball team defeated the third-seeded Siena Saints on Sunday in the semi-final round of the MAAC tournament by a score of 67-51. The Red Foxes move on to the MAAC finals in Albany where they will take on the number-one seeded Quinnipiac.
Fitzpatrick not only leads the league in minutes played, she also led Marist in steals with 36, and played a key role in the team’s number one field goal percentage at 37.1-percent.
The second-seeded Marist women’s basketball team defeated the seventh-seeded Manhattan Lady Jaspers by a score 84-60 in the quarterfinal round of the MAAC tournament at the Times Union Center on Friday afternoon.
It’s 6:35 p.m. Jordan Gooding wheels herself out of the student center dance studio and on to the outside patio. Wet from the night before, her right wheel skids off the concrete as she tries to park herself, knocking her wheelchair off balance and shaking her lighter and pack of marlboro reds cigarettes onto the grass.
Boisterous tailgates. Roaring crowds. Student pride is the hallmark of sporting events on college campuses across the country. When game day rolls around, the atmosphere of most college campuses both small and large is transformed. At Marist College, game day is just another day.
Tim Murray called Ausanio in a panic searching for a new head coach, after a late August resignation left the team without a skipper. Murray asked Ausanio to bail the team out during the 2009 season. Ten years later, Murray’s panicked hire has worked out pretty well.
Coming off of a strong win in their home opener against the University of Vermont, Marist Women’s Lacrosse was unable to continue their undefeated streak. Although they fell short, the Red Foxes put up a fight against the equally as aggressive UMass Minutemen, losing 19-10.
Despite interest from bigger-conference teams, star freshman midfielder Allen Gavilanes wants to win a MAAC Championship with Marist.
He had checked almost every achievable box–except of course a MAAC Championship ring. After two years of impressive personal success, Harr decided it was time to challenge himself at a new level. He accepted an offer from the University of Virginia, fulfilling his dream of competing in the ACC. Now, he’s back.