Facebook Twitter Google+ When Syracuse discussed this season’s captaincy in the spring, the team determined it wanted one distinct leader.The Orange elected Kelsey Millman to be that voice.“She’s been one of the best captains I’ve ever had in my coaching career,” said head coach Ange Bradley, now in the 16th year of her head coaching career. “Kelsey is really good at bringing people together. She has the foresight and the ability to see a big picture.“I think that is why Kelsey is our captain.”Now in her senior season, Millman is the captain that the No. 1 Orange (12-0) envisioned, leading the team to an undefeated start. The forward initiates movement among her teammates, making her the most important part of the high-scoring SU offense. Millman leads the Orange with 21 points and is tied for the team lead with eight goals.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAside from her offensive duties, Millman sets an example for her younger teammates. And as the captain, her actions represent the Orange program as a whole.Luckily for Syracuse, Millman continued to play a sport that she wasn’t in love with when she started more than 10 years ago. She only picked up a field hockey stick because her older sister, Sarah, played.“I didn’t really like it that much at first and then just kept doing it because we would hang out together,” Millman said. “I was more of a soccer player.”Sarah said she and her sister — only a year apart from each other — were very competitive, always pushing the other to become a better player.The Millman sisters were teammates in middle school, at Southern Lehigh (Pa.) High School and for the X-Calibur Field Hockey Club in Pennsylvania.It wasn’t until her freshman year of high school that Millman realized she could play at the Division-I level. Her club team coach, she said, gave the players a list and had them highlight the D-I schools they would want to play for.Millman didn’t go highlighter-happy, but not because she was modest — she just didn’t know how talented she was.“I remember highlighting like two teams, not thinking it was a big deal,” Millman said. “Then she returned it back and she had highlighted like all of the Division-I teams. I had no clue.”Millman’s speed and skill set attracted a long list of schools before she eventually chose Syracuse. She then watched her future team go 22-2 and reach the final four in 2008, building up her excitement to join the program.Even though she decided on Syracuse before the 2008 season, Millman knew she was going to a talented team, her sister said.“I know for a fact that she picked Syracuse because it was going to be a school that she felt was going to get her as far in the NCAA tournament as possible,” said Sarah Millman, who played field hockey at American. “And she wanted to be on a team that was going to the final four and was going to be in the NCAAs every year. She picked the right team.”Millman didn’t earn a starting spot in her first two years with the Orange. Her first two seasons were a learning process, in which her older teammates taught her about forward movement and the press.Bradley said that two-year span was important for Millman’s development and understanding of how the team’s offense moves.Bradley also said that “5 o’clock happy hour with Steve” — as the team used to call it — was a great experience for Millman. During the winter of Millman’s sophomore year, she and teammate Heather Susek had a scheduling conflict and couldn’t make some of the team’s practices.The two would meet with assistant coach Steve Simpson for their own training session at J.S. Coyne Field to work on their shooting and technique.The individual technical development paid off for Millman. After coming off the bench her first two seasons, she exploded offensively as a starter during her junior season. She finished with 51 points, which ranked best in the Big East and 10th nationally.“I think last year was a really big confidence booster for me,” Millman said. “I really didn’t know how much potential I really had at the Division-I level until last year.”After her breakout season, Millman received plenty of respect from her teammates going into her senior year.Her SU teammates said Millman has the ideal personality for a captain. Regardless of the team’s diversity, Millman can bring all of the team’s personalities together. And as one of the oldest players on the Orange, it is now Millman’s turn to teach the younger players as her teammates taught her.It is a challenge to lead one of the nation’s top contenders, but Millman’s teammates say she has handled it with ease.“She always knows what to say to the team before we get on the field,” goaltender Leann Stiver said. “She’s very supportive of everything and she’s got a great mindset out there to lead our team to an undefeated season.” Comments Published on October 9, 2012 at 12:54 am Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb
Though senior officials at City Hall are considering a decision to have a forensic audit conducted at the entity, aDeputy Mayor Sherod Duncandecision is yet to be taken by the Council to confirm the proposal, as well as to settle on a commencement date.This comes days after Georgetown Mayor Patricia Chase Green declared that City Hall is broke. Speaking with Guyana Times on Saturday, Deputy Mayor Sherod Duncan said that he was updated that the audit will only commence after the Council takes the decision to have this done. Asked whether he was aware of a confirmation for the proposal, Duncan informed that there is “no definite time span” that the Council is working around.However, the proposal of having the audit continues to be high on the agenda of City Hall as it had been when the new Council was sworn in late March.Prior to taking office, Duncan, during the Local Government Elections (LGE) debate, had underlined the importance of launching an audit into City Hall while linking it to the general development of the entity.Subsequent to taking position in office, Duncan had declared that City Hall is in dire need of a forensic audit in light that a new Council had taken up office and an assessment of the previous Administration’s work was necessary.As the new Councillors were taking up their respective positions in the various constituencies and would be strategising on how they can improve the living conditions for its residents, Duncan had affirmed that these persons were entitled to knowledge of the financial status of the entity.This, he stated, would be effective for development as a more comprehensive breakdown can be given of the finances invested into City Hall.He linked this to projects that the Councillors might be contemplating which would perceptibly require finances.This would not only be applied to the financial sector but every aspect of transactions in City Hall, Duncan had clarified.Meanwhile, Mayor Chase Green after taking up her position had additionally given her consent for the audit to be conducted, noting that in 2011 and 2012 during her service as part of the Council, she had called on the Auditor General to have this launched.This was however not given priority; hence City Hall had been without an audit and had been deemed corrupt.
The driver involved in a single-vehicle crash at Kilross Junction has been taken to Letterkenny University Hospital.A Garda spokesperson told Donegal Daily that the driver’s injuries are non-life threatening.The crash took place just before 9am this morning on the Convoy side of Kilross Junction. Diversions were in place this morning as Gardaí attended the scene but the road has now been reopened.Driver taken to LUH after crash at Kilross Junction was last modified: November 5th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Ballybofeycrashkilross junctionStranorlar