For the second consecutive year, Bucknell men's track and field's Leonard Joseph (Whitesboro, N.Y./Clinton) advanced to the NCAA Championship after placing eighth in the hammer throw at the East Preliminaries, hosted by North Carolina A&T on Saturday afternoon. Joseph finished the day with a throw of 206-8, punching his ticket to the national championships in Eugene, Ore., June 5-8.
Recent Bucknell graduate Mike Muscala inked this "Draft Diary" for NBA.com this week. Muscala, Bucknell's all-time leading scorer and a four-time All-Patriot League selection, attended the NBA Pre-Draft camp in Chicago this week, and he is projected by most national writers to be selected in next month's draft.
Bucknell sophomore midfielder David Dickson earned Third Team All-America honors from the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) on Thursday, giving the Bison men's lacrosse team an All-America selection for the sixth year in a row. In addition, senior defenseman Mike Huffner was selected to play in the USILA/LAXWORLD North-South All-Star Game in Philadelphia this weekend.
Bucknell men's track and field kicked off the NCAA East Preliminaries at North Carolina A&T on Thursday and both Bison in action placed higher than their seed. Kevin Keller finished 24th in the long jump while Luke Webster took 36th in the discus. Bucknell continues competition tomorrow with Christian Lupica in the 110-meter hurdles.
The women's rowing All-Patriot League teams were announced Thursday by the league office and four members of the Bucknell squad were honored. Bison sophomore Amanda Chikowski and junior Sarah Riessen were named to the first team, while seniors Jacqueline McKeone and Alaina Puff landed on the second team. Chikowski, Riessen and McKoene were members of the Bison varsity eight at last week's Patriot League Championship, while Puff was part of the varsity four.
Following Army's sweep of Holy Cross in the Patriot League Baseball Championship Series Sunday, the league announced the All-Tournament Team and a pair of Bucknell players were honored as Anthony Gingerelli and Rob Krentzman earned spots on the 11-person team. The two sophomores combined for five of Bucknell's 12 hits in the two-game Semifinal Series at Holy Cross on May 11.
The Patriot League Presidents' Cup is returning to Bucknell. The Bison edged out 2011-12 champion Navy by 0.5 points in the closest race in league history to earn its 18th Presidents' Cup in the 23-year history of the conference. Bucknell last won the Cup in 2010-11, concluding a string of six consecutive all-sports trophies for the Bison.
Bucknell men's track and field's Leonard Joseph will begin his quest for a second consecutive National Championships appearance this week and he will be joined by Kevin Keller, Christian Lupica and Luke Webster as the Bison head to the NCAA East Preliminaries in Greensboro, N.C., May 23-25. Joseph, who was named Honorable Mention All-America last year, will return to regional competition in the hammer throw, while Keller (long jump), Lupica (110m hurdles) and Webster (discus) will be making their first-ever appearances at the meet, hosted by North Carolina A&T.
Mike Lansing and Chris Thorsheim, a pair of rising sophomores on the Bucknell men's soccer team, are currently in Denmark training with the professional team in the city of Vejle. For Lansing, this is his second trip to the country, as he also made a trip there during Spring Break.
The Bucknell women's rowing program saw its streak of Patriot League titles come to an end at seven on Friday morning as the Bison placed second to Navy at the Patriot League Championship. Bucknell's varsity four won its race, while the varsity eight posted a runner-up showing. The second varsity eight was third.
Bucknell volleyball announced its seven incoming freshman on Friday. Jackie Beyer, Keane Brazda, Erika Eastley, Rebecca Forbes, Kendall Kaestner, Kristen Parks and Jordan Walker will all join the Bison for the start of the 2013 season. The group has combined for multiple All-State and All-League honors and has led their teams to seven conference and area titles during their high school careers.