Monday, December 17, 2007

Weekly Wrap-up

As many of you have already seen from the Dson Bball Blog and the message board, there is a new 'Cat in town. The blog's name is Lefty's Legacy and it is run by some Davidson alums from 4th Watts and Base Rich. Although the blog is still in its infancy, I still like its tumbling format. The quote feature is pretty cool.

I want post that, unless otherwise noted, all images used on the site now come from Davidson volleyball coach, Tim Cowie. You can find some of Cowie's photos that are available to purchase here.

This week all eyes turn to Raleigh, N.C. for Davidson's game with the N.C. State Wolfpack. I won't be doing a live writeup, but I will post some observations on Saturday at some point. Although Davidson suffered a 4-5 record from a very tough front end of a schedule in November and December, it means the Wildcats get to relax a little throughout most of their holiday break. In the past 5 years, Davidson has sported a less-than-stellar 10-11 record against D-I opponents over the holiday break. If you take out last year's 5-0 mark, that number becomes even more discouraging. This year's holiday break extends so far into January that the Wildcats will have already played six games before students get to see them again on January 19th against Chattanooga.

Speaking of the Chattanooga game on the 19th, fans should begin to make plans to come to Belk Arena for both that game and the Feb. 16th game against Furman. On the 19th, Davidson will honor players and coaches that have helped build the Davidson basketball program over the last 100 years. While legendary coaches Lefty Driesell and Terry Holland will be in attendance, fans will miss out on seeing Davidson legends Mike Maloy, Fred Hetzel and Derek Rucker who will not be attending. On Feb. 16th, Davidson will honor another class of inductees into its Hall of Fame. The class of 2008 includes soccer goalie Alex Deegan '95, Steve Heckard '65, Rodney Knowles '68, and Carolyn Kirsch '97.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

From an American International School, Vienna email posted Feb 4th:

Dear Colleagues,

I know many of you are aware already, but this is a brief announcement to let you know that our friend and fellow colleague, Mike Maloy, passed away, most likely yesterday. No details are known at this time. Mike was found in his apartment yesterday by one of his fellow band members. He had been suffering from the flu and in character with his dedication to AIS and AIS students, still managed to spend this past weekend coaching his JV boys on to a sweeping victory over Hillingdon, Moscow and Budapest. He gave a lot to all of us at AIS over the years.

He was a fine athlete, coach and teacher and a great “blues” man. He will be missed by all of us, many of whom have known him for decades. When more information as to cause of death, funeral arrangements and memorial service are known, we will try to get the information out ASAP.

Members of the JV and Varsity boys basketball team will be informed at 9:50 in a meeting with Andy Harrison, Susan Raunegger, and Renee McCormack. It would be best if the teams could hear the news as a group so we can help them process their loss and grief response.

Keep Mike and his friends and family in your thoughts and prayers today.