Local roundup: Glen Miller officially named to new job at Saint Joseph
West Hartford — Glen Miller was named associate director of men's basketball at the University of Saint Joseph on Monday, athletic director Bill Cardarelli announced.
Miller, the ex-Fitch star, will begin work immediately in the fulltime position to lead the effort to build St. Joseph's first men's basketball program for the 2018-19 academic and athletic year, when the Division III school becomes co-ed for the first time.
Miller, who led Connecticut College to NCAA Div. III Final Four in 1999, also has head coaching at the Division I level (Brown and Penn), and was an assistant coach during two of UConn's national champion seasons (2011 and 2014).
Miller will be working with former UConn coach Jim Calhoun, who was hired as a part-time consultant to the men's basketball program last week and is expected to be the Blue Jays' first head coach after his current UConn contract expires next March.
"Glen is the perfect man for the job," Cardarelli said in a release. "His commitment to both education and athletic excellence will help USJ tremendously as we open our doors to male students for the first time next year."
Miller added, "to land here at a wonderful education institution like USF, where Bill and I will spend every day for the next year building something special from the ground up, is a true thrill for me."
H.S. field hockey
• Hannah Pratt and Miranda Arruda scored two goals apiece as Stonington remained unbeaten in the Eastern Connecticut Conference with a 5-2 win over East Lyme. Trinity Lennon also scored for the Bears (7-2, 6-0), who led 2-0 at the half, and Abby Flakus had an assist. Kristen Healy and Kaye Durkie scored for the Vikings (3-5, 3-3), who were outshot 20-9.
• Gretchen Dusza had 29 assists and Molly Kosma added 15 digs as Waterford outlasted Ledyard 25-16, 21-25, 25-22, 25-23. Sydney Tabor had 10 kills for Waterford (7-2). Sela Gill had 12 assists for the Colonels (5-6) and Whitney Brandt had six aces.
• Meredith Zamperini had 24 assists and seven digs as Killingly defeated East Lyme 3-0. Madison Bell had 20 digs, Sydney Iannantuono had 12 kills and eight digs and Lauren Imbriaco had six kills for the Vikings (5-4).
• Norwich Tech suffered its first loss in the Connecticut Technical Conference, falling to Cheney in four games, 25-21, 25-27, 25-23 and 25-10. Courtney Majewski had 15 service points, five aces and four digs for the Warriors (9-3, 5-1) while Halle Baron had 14 assists and Chloe Guzman 20 digs.
• Vinal Tech defeated Grasso Tech 25-12, 25-23, 25-15 in the CTC. Erin Blake had six digs, six service points and two aces for the Eagles while Hailey Beal added five digs and two kills and Abi Duverge had five digs, two aces and two kills.
• Olivia Carney had 26 assists to highlight Fitch's 25-19, 25-19,25-16 win over Montville. Karly Morales added 13 service points and nine digs and Maryah Dart had three aces and eight kills for the Falcons (6-4). Mackenzie Ullrich had two aces, 11 assists and eight digs for the Indians (4-7) while Abby Diamantini had two aces and 16 digs and Haley Kerwin had four kills and five digs.
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