ATLANTA, GA - Iona College senior point guard Scott Machado has been named to the Naismith Men’s Basketball Player of the Year Award presented by AT&T Midseason 30 Watch List. Machado has now been named as a candidate for two of the NCAA's six nationally recognized players of the year award.
Machado continues a historic senior campaign for the Gaels, leading the nation in assists and assists per game. With 302 assists in 30 games played, he averages 10.1 per game. Machado is looking to become the first player in 16 seasons to average double-digit dimes. He is also the first player in the NCAA since 1993 to record more than 300 assists in a single-season.
The senior point guard averages 13.1 points per game and shattered his career-highs in field goal percentage, three-point field goal percentage and free throw percentage this season. He ranks No. 19 all-time in the NCAA and No. 1 in the MAAC and school history in career assists (855). With 1,556 career points scored, he is No. 10 all-time at Iona.Read more
Monroe College will host the NJCAA Region XV basketball tournament this weekend at the Monroe Athletic Complex in New Rochelle, NY. The extravaganza will feature twelve teams playing sixteen games in three days. On Sunday, four championships will be awarded.
The school board will meet tonight. Here is their agenda and below (after the jump) some commentary on a few of the most interesting resolutions.
Board of Education Committee of the Whole Session
Tuesday Evening February 28, 2012
Daniel Webster Elementary School, Auditorium
95 Glenmore Drive, New Rochelle, New York
Seeing Is Believing – See For Yourself
6:00 P.M. Committee of the Whole Session…[Executive session]
Members of the Board of Education anticipate making a motion to go immediately into Executive Session to discuss legal matters.
At approximately 7:00 p.m., the Board anticipates making a motion to reconvene the public session of the meeting.
7:00 P.M. Committee of the Whole Session [Public session]
I. Board of Education Announcements
II. General Election Districts
III. Voting Machine Status
IV. Superintendent's Report
Student Presentation: Van Gogh’s Cat
2011-2012 Goals and Objectives:
Joseph Williams, Principal, Daniel Webster Elementary School
V. Review of Draft Resolutions
VI. Board/Community Informal Discussion
President Stephen Jerome has appointed James Robinson, Jr. to be head coach of the Monroe Mustangs women's basketball team. Coach Robinson was an assistant at Monroe for four years and has been acting head coach of the defending NJCAA Division II National Champions since the beginning of the current 2011-12 season. They are ranked #10 in the nation with a record of 24-5.
"Coach Robinson has been vital to the remarkable success of our women's basketball program," said President Jerome. "I'm most impressed that as acting coach he emphasized academics to his players. So not only have they won basketball games, but he's guided them to develop skills that will serve them well for the rest of their lives. This is at the core of our philosophy and clearly Coach Robinson has embraced it."Read more
On Sunday, NJCAA Region 15 recognized the Monroe Mustangs men's basketball team's entire starting five as All-stars. Backcourt mates Drimir Ferguson and Davon Marshall were named to the Region's first team, Orlando Sanchez and Maurice Ndour to the second team, and Marco Bourgalt was given honorable mention.
"We think of each of our players as All-stars and i'm happy for them to be recognized. They richly deserve it," said Coach Jeff Brustad. "But more than any other team I've coached, this is a cohesive group that plans to succeed as a team and with the playoffs coming, we're going in with a team-first mentality."
Ferguson, Monroe's remarkable point guard who was a second-team all-star last year, is averaging 12.2 ppg and 6.3 apg. Marshall has been Monroe's leading scorer all year with 15.8 ppg largely because of his wondrous sharpshooting. He's shooting over 46% from the arc, which puts him 12th in the NJCAA Division I.Read more
New Rochelle, NY (February 2012) – Inspired by an elective course that they took in iPhone/iPad applications development, two talented and enterprising undergraduate students majoring in computer science at Iona College have taken their idea for a new music app to the marketplace.
Nicholas Krzemineski ’12 of White Plains, who will graduate this June and Sean O’Shea ’13 of Monroe, New York are encouraged by the initial market response to the iTraxs app they developed in the classroom. Available for purchase on the Apple Store for $.99, iTraxs allows the listener to select songs and other music from their music library on their iPhone and play only their favorite parts. The user can listen to the edited music before adding it to their iTraxs library.Read more
Machado, who leads the nation in assists, is widely expected to be named conference Player of the Year at the MAAC Postseason Awards Show on Thursday, March 1st at the National Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA. Machado finished the regular season averaging 10.1 assists per game.
Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Sixth Man of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year will also be announced Thursday in Springfield.Read more
Iona defeated Fairfield 77-72 Friday night. With the win, the Gaels have clinched the the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular-season title for the first time since 2001. Sean Armand led all scorers, getting all 17 of his points in the second half with 15 of those points coming in the final 8 minutes of the game.
More to come...Read more