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    Saturday, August 13, 2022

    Local roundup: UConn men's soccer coach Reid retires

    Storrs — UConn men's soccer coach Ray Reid has announced his retirement after leading the program for 25 years.

    Reid recently completed his 33rd season as a head coach, holding the same position at Southern Connecticut State University from 1989-96. Reid has a career record of 457-149-78, which is the second-highest total in history among coaches at four-year institutions who have coached a minimum of five years in Division I.

    "My time at UConn has been a fantastic experience both professionally and personally," Reid said in a statement. "Unfortunately, my mother and father continue to experience health challenges and I want to be there for them as much as possible. I've been blessed to work with great assistant coaches and fantastic players. I have also been afforded the opportunity to learn from and interact with some of the top coaches in the country on a daily basis here in Storrs.

    "UConn Nation has always been good to me and our student-athletes and I want to thank everyone, including administrators, support staff and facilities staff, who have worked tirelessly to benefit UConn men's soccer. Finally, I would like to thank Tony Rizza and his family for their generosity and vision. The Rizza Performance Center is a state-of-the-art facility that benefits dozens of student-athletes every day and will serve as a driving force behind the continued success of UConn athletics."

    Reid won four NCAA national championships, including the 2000 Division I National Championship while at UConn. He won Division II national titles at SCSU in 1990, 1992, and 1995. His teams captured 25 NCAA tournament berths and Reid retires with a 36-15-10 tournament record, including a 24-12-7 mark at UConn.

    "On behalf of UConn Nation, I would like to express my gratitude to coach Reid for his 25 years as the leader of our men's soccer program," director of athletics David Benedict said. "Ray Reid is synonymous with UConn men's soccer and the program's tremendous achievements over the last 25 years can be directly attributed to coach Reid's dedication, expertise and passion.'' 

    Women's basketball

    •  SUNY-Sullivan beat Avery Point, 76-61. The Lady Generals are 9-0. Niantic's Adeline Smith had 27 points and 12 rebounds, Francesca Foster of Mystic had 17 points, eight steals, six assists and six rebounds and New London's Carly Potts added seven points, four rebounds and four steals for the Pointers (2-6). Trinity Angel added eight points and 13 rebounds.

    • Kelly Hagerty (10 points, 12 rebounds, three blocks) was one of four Coast Guard players to score in double figures in its 83-45 rout of Albertus Magnus  on Wednesday night. Emma Puddington had 16 points and six rebounds, Kyra Hartman had 14 points and seven rebounds and Julia Mann had 10 points and seven rebounds for the Bears (4-3), which outscored Albertus 25-6 in the third quarter. Lily Mika added eight points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals for Coast Guard.

    Men’s basketball

    • Billy Whelan scored 20 of his game-high 27 points in the second half to lead Connecticut College to a 79-70 win over Coast Guard on Wednesday night. Whelan came off the bench and made 5 of 9 3-pointers and was 8 of 13 from the floor and six for six from the foul line. Cam Schainfeld and Jarron Flynn both scored 17 for the Camels (2-3). Jarrod Jackson had a career-high 14 points for the Bears (1-6) while Garrett Drummond added 11 points and a game-high six assists. Also, Madison Maloney had a game-high 12 rebounds.

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