2019/07/05

DeafDigest Sports – July 4-5, 2019

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— dedication to a departed basketball star

— random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet women’s soccer

— USA national deaf women’s volleyball team

— USA deaf basketball scores at World Championships

— Texas girls’ basketball

— Maryland girls’ softball

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DeafDigest Sports dedicates this edition to Gene Smith that
departed us yesterday, according to sources.

Standing 6’5 tall he was the best big man West Virginia
School for the Deaf basketball team ever had. He was
one of the four stars that led the school to its
athletic glory seasons in the late fifties.

After graduating he played basketball for the
District of Columbia Club for the Deaf and
led his team to the national championship in
1965. He also played in two Deaflympics.

He couldn’t be stopped in the paint, forever
putting back missed shots into points and grabbing
these rebounds.

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USA Deaf Basketball

Team USA’s men defeated Spain 105-55 in the quarterfinals.

United States Men 91
Russia  76

Will play for gold medal this Saturday against Lithuania.

Team USA’s women defeated Ukraine 83-50 in the quarterfinals.

United States Women  74
Lithuania  75
Final/OT

Will play for bronze medal against Turkey on Saturday.

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Gallaudet women’s soccer announce 2019 schedule

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University women’s soccer program officially
released its schedule for fall 2019 as announced by head coach Dr. Liza
Offreda, who enters her sixth season at the helm. The Bison went 7-9-1
last season and 4-6-1 in North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) play.
The 2019 slate features 17 games with eight at home and nine on the road.

The Bison tied the program’s record for conference wins (four) in a
season, a mark it reached in 2010 – the first year in the conference.

Gallaudet will be begin the season at home under the lights at Hotchkiss
Field against Notre Dame of Maryland University, on Friday, Aug. 30, at 7
p.m. The Bison complete the weekend with a home afternoon game against St.
Joseph’s (Brooklyn) on Sunday, Sept. 1.

Gallaudet will wrap up the regular-season schedule the first weekend of
November as the Bison play host to Cazenovia College (Nov. 1) and
Morrisville St. (Nov. 2) on Senior Day.

The NEAC tournament will begin with quarterfinals on Nov. 5, followed by
semifinals on Nov. 9 and the NEAC championship match on Nov. 10.

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USA deaf women’s volleyball

U.S. Women’s National Team Roster

2020 World Championships in Milan, Italy

1 Kali Frowick (L, 5-10, Gallaudet, Faribault, Minnesota)
2 Adele Daniels (U, 5-10, Gallaudet, Austin, Texas)
3 Katelyn Zernovoj (M, 5-9, Gallaudet, Emerald Hills, California)
4 Ann Behm (L, 5-6, Gallaudet, Fishers, Indiana)
5 Darriyan Thomas (U, 5-6, Gallaudet, Napa Valley, California)
6 Ludmila Mounty-Weinstock (Alt) (M, 6-1, Gallaudet, Austin, Texas)
7 Lauren McCutcheon (OH, 6-1, JL Mann HS, Simpsonville, South Carolina)
8 Karita Lewis (M, 5-10, Gallaudet, Frederick, Maryland)
10 Kelly Kidd (OPP, 6-1, Butler, Indianapolis, Indiana)
11 Samanatha Hicks (OH, 5-10, McKinney HS, McKinney, Texas)
12 Sarah Tubert (S, 6-0, Gallaudet, Burbank, California)
14 Abby Garrity (OH, 6-0, Idaho State, Salt Lake City, Utah)
15 Kaylie Beck (S-OPP, 5-10, Woodcreek HS, Roseville, California)
16 Molly Perkins (U, 5-6, Gallaudet, Phoenix, Arizona)
17 Giuletta Maucere (M, 6-0, Gallaudet, Studio City, California)

Head Coach: Lynn Ray Boren
Assistant Coaches: Johnny Kessenich, Beau Lawler
Interpreter: Danielle Morris
Team Manager: CJ Upchurch
Athletic Trainer: Ilana Bell

Boren Named U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team Head Coach
Lynn Ray Boren, a three-time Deaflympic Head Coach for the U.S. Women’s
National Volleyball Team, has been named the program’s head coach again for the next
Deaflympics at the 2021 24th Deaflympics.

Boren has excellent international coaching experience for USA Women’s
program since 2007.

Boren continues coaching at Gallaudet University for his 15th season as
the head coach this fall.

“I am so grateful to have the opportunity again coaching the US Women’s
National team.”, Boren said. “I am enthusiastic to be part of this group
of amazing  players, sharing the same expectations. They step up and make
things happen and help us accomplish every mission we set out on in next
two years.”

O’Brien states that Boren has high passion for the volleyball game, his
excellent volleyball history with his teams and excellent relationships
with the athletes which are few of the reasons that make Boren a good fit
to take charge of the national team.

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Maryland girls’ softball

from a tweet

All-County Softball awards are out! Crystal Salit earned second-team
honors. Brigitta Luttrell & Cassidy Perry were named honorable mentions.
Congratulations!

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Texas girls’ basketball

part of newspaper story

2019 American-Statesman’s Top 50 high school athletes

Sunita Schmidjorg, senior, Texas School for the Deaf: All-state TAPPS
player in both girls basketball and volleyball averaged 14.5 points, five
assists and five rebounds a game for TAPPS state basketball finalists.

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deaf fighter

part of web posting

Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones Voted Greatest UFC Fighter Of All Time

Speaking on the Believe You Me podcast UFC hall of famer Michael Bisping,
who will be inducted this weekend, agreed with the decision to overturn
the result, explaining, “Dana White’s trying to have that disqualification
loss to Matt Hamill overturned. I get it for marketing purposes. If I’m
Dana White I want probably my best fighter to be labeled as undefeated.
Because for those people that don’t know, Jones has a disqualification
loss on his record to Matt Hamill in a fight that he was totally
dominating. He was destroying Matt Hamill, he got carried away and he did
a downward elbow.

“He [Hamill] was already getting the absolute living daylights beat out of
him. So of course Matt Hamill’s gonna respond, well hold on. I think the
thing was they asked him and he never responded. Well the guy’s deaf. No
wonder he never responded, he’s gotta read the lips. And I’m not trying to
be funny or be a d*ck about it. The referee said ‘I was asking are you
OK?’ And he never responded, well the guy is profoundly deaf. And I’m not
trying to make fun of him as I say, it’s a real factor. And then he had
the sh*t kicked out of him, he was covered in blood, there was no way he
was gonna win that fight. So of course he was gonna say, ‘yeah I don’t
feel good.’ So the referee disqualified Jones. So I kind of understand it
from Dana’s perspective.”

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random deafsports thoughts

see above story.

Hearing athletes hate to lose to deaf athletes.

Hearing teams in all sports hate to lose to deaf teams.

This is why we do have excellent deaf athletes and excellent
deaf teams; they work twice as hard to win over their hearing
peers.

Hamill is an excellent wrestler; he was never a good boxer,
and was no match for Jones. There was no need for Jones to play
dirty in a match he was completely dominating!

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