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Posted September 18, 2012 | Leave a comment
JMU roundup: Brady adds two to hoops staff
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HARRISONBURG -- Matt Brady, James Madison University's men's basketball head coach, on Tuesday announced the addition of Lucious Jordan and Sam Dowell to the program's staff. Jordan will serve as director of basketball operations for the Dukes, while Dowell will fill the role of graduate assistant coach.
Jordan spent the last few years getting his feet wet in the coaching profession following a successful playing career. His post-graduate coaching stints have included the Albany City Rocks AAU 16U team and the Green Tech Charter High School freshman squad. He has also worked as a trainer and skill development coach for Rise Up Basketball in Albany and worked the Nike Youth Pre-Draft Camp.
Women's field hockey
RICHMOND -- James Madison field hockey redshirt freshman forward Taylor West has been named the Colonial Athletic Association Co-Player of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday. This is the second time in her career West has earned a conference accolade.
HARRISONBURG -- James Madison men's soccer player Bjarki Aðalsteinsson has been named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week.
The freshman defender was instrumental in leading the JMU defense in home victories over top-ranked North Carolina (1-0 on Sept. 11) and Hofstra (2-1 on Sept. 18).
He anchored a defense that held a UNC team scoreless for the first time in 17 games, dating back to the 2011 season. The Tar Heels entered the JMU game undefeated this season (4-0-0) and riding a school-record 16-game unbeaten streak.
In last week's games Aðalsteinsson won balls in the air, organized the Dukes' defense and was a dominating player at the back.
Earlier this week he was selected Rookie of the Week for the 11-team Colonial Athletic Association.
The ECAC award was selected among nominees from its 88 Division I member schools.
JMU improved its record to 3-2-1 and extended its home unbeaten streak to a school-record 15 games.
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