Badgers shoot for repeat

first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoWhen the Wisconsin women’s hockey team won the national championship last season, it marked one of the finest seasons that the program had ever seen. It was the first time a team outside of Minnesota’s borders had won the national championship, in addition to head coach Mark Johnson receiving Coach of the Year honors and Sara Bauer being named Player of the Year. All of that happened in just one season. And now the Badgers have the opportunity to do it all again.The Badgers are just two victories away from another national title this weekend, as Wisconsin will take on St. Lawrence Friday in Lake Placid, N.Y. The winner will then take on either Minnesota-Duluth or Boston College in the national championship game Sunday.Sandwiched in the middle of the two games is the Patty Kazmaier Award presentation, which recognizes the best player in the country. UW senior forward Bauer, the reigning Kazmaier winner, is one of three finalists. Bauer, who has 66 points on the season, would become the first player to win the award in back-to-back seasons.While Wisconsin (34-1-4) has plenty going in its favor this weekend, the Badgers come off a tiring quadruple-overtime 1-0 victory over Harvard in the quarterfinals.”It was very difficult to stay in the game,” sophomore goalie Jessie Vetter said after last weekend’s game, which lasted 120 minutes. “It was hard for both teams to stay in it, but it was a really fun game, and we’re just glad that we came out with the win.”Whether Vetter or senior Christine Dufour starts, Wisconsin will have to look out for St. Lawrence’s leading scorer, junior forward Sabrina Harbec. She has racked up 70 points so far this season, good for second most in the nation. On top of that, the Saints are coming off a big upset from last weekend when they topped New Hampshire 6-2, and the team will certainly be playing with some confidence. “Right now, I don’t think there are really any concerns about St. Lawrence,” team captain Bobbi-Jo Slusar said. “Playing our game and recognizing situations on the ice and doing things [are what] we need to do.”However, history hasn’t exactly been on the SLU’s side. This will be the fourth consecutive year St. Lawrence has made it to the Frozen Four, but the Saints haven’t been able to make it past the semifinal game.”Their defense is very strong, and their forwards on the powerplay can do a lot of good things,” Slusar said. “But five-on-five is going to be important for us.”While many are looking for the UW women’s hockey team to defend its national title this weekend, the Badgers aren’t looking past the first game one bit.”I don’t think [we’ve thought about the second game],” Slusar said. “Right now, we’re concentrating on the first game against St. Lawrence.”It’s going to be a tough battle.”last_img read more

THE ULTIMATE LADIES DAY OUT IS BACK

first_imgFollowing the incredible success of last year’s extravaganza, the Four Masters Ladies have joined with Breast Care Clinic Letterkenny to bring “The Ultimate Ladies Day out” back to the Abbey Hotel in Donegal Town. The event will be taking place on Sunday 13th October from 1-6pm.The event promises to have everything a woman needs with beauty, pampering, hair and fashion suppliers all offering their services free of charge or at a reduced show price as well as numerous pop-up shops selling fashionable items on the day. Added to this throughout the day there will be talks and fashion shows to keep you entertained, this includes a motivational talk as well as a talk on image, hair and make-up.Nicola Dunnion, one of the organisers commented, “tickets went on sale on Friday 13th and are priced at only €25, which is great value for an amazing day out, there really is something for everyone and it will be a great fun filled day out. All proceeds are in aid of Breast Care Clinic Letterkenny and Four Masters Ladies GAA. The first 400 tickets sold obtain a goodie bag to the value of €20 as well as being entered into a competition to win a make-over to the value of €700! Last year was such a huge success and this year promises to be even bigger and better. We also have a surprise or two up our sleeves to keep you amused! We promise it will be an event that you will not forget. Any businesses who would like to get involved are more than welcome to contact any of the organising committee to arrange having a stand on the day”. Tickets went on sale from Friday 13 September. They can be purchased from the Abbey Hotel, Pure Indulgence and BFit, Donegal Town, as well as through any of the organising committee. For further information please contact Nicola Dunnion (087)2449129; Kelly Lacey(087)9919035; Louise Jordan(087)2970956 or Karla Gallagher(087)3899965.Ultimate Ladies Day Out 2013 THE ULTIMATE LADIES DAY OUT IS BACK was last modified: September 19th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Breast Care Clinic Letterkennyultimate ladies day outlast_img read more

VFSAC Charity Golf Classic Supports Military Veterans Housing Needs

first_img Charity Operation Homefront veterans VFSAC VFSAC Golf Classic 2019-05-20 David Wharton VFSAC Charity Golf Classic Supports Military Veterans’ Housing Needs May 20, 2019 703 Views Last week, representatives from a broad array of companies representing the mortgage industry and beyond gathered at the Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco, Texas, for the first annual Veterans Financial Services Advisory Council (VFSAC) Golf Classic. Hosted by VFSAC, an organization that helps veterans and their families in search of support related to housing and critical services, the day’s events raised more than $200,000 to benefit Operation Homefront, a national 501(c)(3) that partnered with VFSAC to address the ongoing housing needs of veterans and their families.Sponsors for the 2019 VFSAC Golf Classic included ALAW; Aspen Grove Solutions; Auction.com; Carrington; Five Brothers Asset Management; Ginali Associates; Goldman Sachs; Google; LoanCare; National Field Representatives; Novare National Settlement Service (A Division of Fidelity National Title); Prominent Escrow Services, Inc. and FIN Title; RSMA Law; Rushmore Cares; Safeguard; ServiceLink; Xome; and York-Jersey Underwriters.After attendees spend the day on the green, they reconvened inside the clubhouse for a silent auction and presentations that included a brief welcome from VFSAC Chairman and Rushmore Loan Management Services CEO Terry Smith.”We have the opportunity to do a lot of great things through VFSAC,” Smith said.VFSAC Founder Ed Delgado brought up an earlier discussion with Operation Homefront President and CEO John Pray, Jr., Brig. Gen., USAF (Ret.), in which they discussed the nature of the sacrifices that veterans make in service of their country. Delgado recalled Pray telling him that he never viewed his time in the military as a sacrifice, but rather as “an honor, a privilege, and a duty.”Delgado then discussed one particular veteran’s case he had encountered: a former service member who needed $1,100 to fix the transmission on his truck. That may not have seemed like much, Delgado explained, but it was about more than just transportation. This veteran wasn’t just using the vehicle to get around at the time—he was living in it.”When we talk about honoring those who have given us so much,” Delgado said, “think of that veteran.”Delgado then introduced U.S. Army Specialize Erica Corley, a seven-year veteran who served as a medical lab tech and had spent one year in Kuwait.”When I came home,” Corley said, “I didn’t have a home to come home to.”Through Operation Homefront, Corley, a mother of two, is to be the recipient of a mortgage-free home in Mesquite, Texas. Speaking before the group, Corley laid out the process required to go from application to receipt of the home, a process designed to ensure that the chosen veteran is capable of keeping that home in the long run.”They show you how to be a homeowner,” Corley said.Founded by Five Star Global President and CEO Ed Delgado in 2016, VFSAC’s Executive Council includes leaders from Auction.com, Alacrity Services, Aspen Grove Solutions, Five Brothers Asset Management, The Five Star Institute, Home Depot, Operation Homefront, Rushmore Loan Management Services, Safeguard Properties, and ServiceMac.Editor’s note: Although VFSAC was founded by Five Star Global President and CEO Ed Delgado, it is an independent working group and is not affiliated with Five Star Global, Five Star Institute, or any of its companies.center_img Share in Daily Dose, Featured, journal, News, Origination, Servicinglast_img read more