Simpson ‘setting’ pace for UW

first_imgBRYAN FAUST/Herald photoThe University Wisconsin volleyball team has developed a balanced attack this year with five players averaging more than two kills per game. A lot of that can be attributed to the play of junior setter Jackie Simpson.However, Simpson is not looking to receive any credit for the team’s success. Instead, she is looking to give credit to the rest of her teammates.”I think a lot of times, the focus goes to who gets the kills,” Simpson said. “If I was going to say any position is under-noticed it would be the libero. Jocelyn Wack is the person who really steadies our team. So if anybody should get more recognition, it’s her.”Simpson started her volleyball career in seventh grade where she was actually cut from the team. But she used that as motivation to become a better volleyball player.”[Being cut] made me more interested in the sport because I was actually [more interested in] soccer and basketball,” Simpson said. “I tried out for a club volleyball team that was run by my high school coach. She asked me to play on her eighth grade team, so then I started playing club.”Ever since then, volleyball has been her passion, and because of her good hands Simpson has become a successful setter.”When I first tried out, I pretty much could not do anything but set,” Simpson said. “Even though I was taller than almost ever girl on the court, they made me a setter because I had good hands.”After a successful high school career, where she named first-team all-state in 2003 by the Chicago Tribune and the Champaign News Gazette, Simpson was recruited by UW head coach Pete Waite.”[Simpson] was a taller setter, No. 1. She is very physical, very strong,” Waite said. “You watched her play in high school and she was very competitive also, and that is all good ingredients for a college setter. She played in the Chicago area, which is very tough in high school and club ball. Those are the things we wanted to bring to Wisconsin and she is progressing every year.”After starting 28 matches over the last two years and leading Wisconsin to the Elite Eight, Simpson broke her left hand in the spring. However, she used her time on the sideline to improve her game.”With a broken hand, she wasn’t able to be on the court, but I think she learned a lot in other ways,” Waite said. “She got stronger with her serve. She got the mental side of the game down better because when you are on the sideline you observe things more like a coach than you would a player.”Waite noted that what Simpson learned in the spring is being carried onto the court this season.”She is much more consistent [this year]. She had more highs and lows last year,” Waite said. “She had some great games and then had some matches where she was down and struggling at bit.”Simpson’s volleyball IQ, according to Waite, has skyrocketed recently.”She is much more open to learning,” Waite said. “She is accomplishing a couple of those things she has been working on for a couple of years.”Besides being more consistent this year, the biggest difference in Simpson’s game is her aptness to go on the offensive attack.”Passing has a lot to do with [me becoming more offensive],” Simpson said. “I think that it is just a confidence factor, and I’m getting more comfortable with throwing the ball down.”Simpson’s improved play this year has caused her to gain some national recognition. After leading the Badgers to victories over Penn State and Ohio State Halloween weekend, Simpson was named both Big Ten Player of the Week and Sports Imports/AVCA Division I Player of the Week.On the weekend, Simpson averaged 15.17 assists per game along with 1.67 blocks, 1.83 digs and 1.17 kills per game. Yet Simpson still passes the credit to her teammates.”It was definitely exciting [to win those awards],” she said. “I wasn’t really expecting it. It was such a team effort that I really felt that it could be anyone on our team. Our passing was great. Our hitters were on fire, but I’ll take it. I’m honored.”However, Waite is quick to give credit where credit is due.”I think Simpson took a big step up in her game. Her confidence on the court, her composure, her decision-making,” Waite said. “She’s just dishing the ball out to the hitters so evenly that it’s really tough for the opponents right now.”Part of Simpson’s success can be attributed to the coaches she has worked with since coming to Wisconsin. Both assistant coaches, Rod Wilde and Colleen Bayer, were setters at the collegiate and national level.”[Simpson’s] had some great setting coaches,” Waite said. “They each take a different vision as far at what she needs to work on. Sometimes it’s footwork. Sometimes it’s hand position. Sometimes it’s strategy. They both have great experience … she can’t get any better setting coaching anywhere in the country.”last_img read more

SU hires Brandon DeNoyer as assistant coach specializing with goalkeepers

first_img Published on July 8, 2020 at 11:57 am Contact Gaurav: The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.Syracuse women’s soccer has hired Brandon DeNoyer as an assistant coach specializing with goalkeepers. DeNoyer joins head coach Nicky Adams and assistant coach Kelly Madsen on the Orange’s coaching staff, both entering only their second season with SU.“I am very excited to have Brandon join our Syracuse Soccer Family,” Adams said in a press release. “Brandon brings great knowledge and experience to our program and will specialize in working with our goalkeepers.”A native of Scotia, New York, DeNoyer has coached at SUNY Old Westbury, Siena, Mississippi State and Richmond, most recently. In his coaching career, DeNoyer has helped goalkeepers earn All-America honors and a conference Goalkeeper of the Year award.With the Spiders, DeNoyer helped their goalkeepers record a combined five shutouts, a 1.46 goals-against average and a .771 save percentage. All five shutouts helped Richmond improve from just two wins in 2018 to seven in 2019.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange will be hoping for a similar boost in DeNoyer’s first season. Goalkeeper Lysianne Proulx enters her senior season after starting all 16 games last season and leading the Atlantic Coast Conference with 96 saves, though Syracuse finished with only three wins. “I am extremely excited that I have the opportunity to join such a hardworking and experienced staff,” DeNoyer said in the release. “I really appreciate Nicky for believing in me and allowing me to assist her in working with such a talented group of women. I am very proud to be a part of Syracuse University and can’t wait to get to work.” Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

Mahendra Singh Dhoni injured ahead of Asia Cup, Parthiv Patel named back-up

first_imgIn what could be a massive blow for India ahead of the Asia Cup T20, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni today suffered a muscle spasm at the team’s training session in Fatullah. Gujarat wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel has been named as back-up and will join the team soon. (MS Dhoni loses cool over retirement query) Patel was the fourth-highest run-scorer in this year’s Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament, with 337 runs including four half-centuries from nine matches at an average of 42.12.He last played for India during the Commonwealth Bank Series in Australia.”The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named Parthiv Patel as the back-up wicketkeeper for the upcoming Asia Cup, 2016. He will join the team in Dhaka at the earliest,” BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur said. “Parthiv has been summoned as precautionary measure,” team’s media manager Nishant Arora said. NEWS ALERT: @parthiv9 to join team as MS Dhonis back up. The Indian Captain suffered a muscle spasm in the training session today #AsiaCup BCCI (@BCCI) February 22, 2016India open their Asia Cup campaign against hosts Bangladesh on Wednesday. (India have a very balanced team for World Twenty20: MS Dhoni) India reached Bangladesh yesterday and hit the nets today in fading light this evening. Dhoni has been playing non-stop since January and he featured in all five ODIs and three T20s against Australia and three T20s against Sri Lanka.India have been in superb form after the 1-4 drubbing in the ODI series against Australia earlier this year. But Dhoni’s side fought back to take the T20 series against the Aussies 3-0 before beating an under-strength Sri Lanka 2-1 at home.advertisementHowever, Dhoni’s injury could severely upset India’s plans as they have relied on the captain’s experience in limited-overs formats to excel in key ICC tournaments.The ICC World Twenty20 starts in India next month.last_img read more

Related BAA reveals surge in longhaul flightsTher

first_img RelatedBAA reveals surge in long-haul flightsThere has been an increase in the number of people taking long-haul flights from the UK over the past year.Eight clever ways to make your airport time luxuriousDon’t let your departure become a chore. These airport treats are inexpensive and easy to organise: and they’ll get your holiday started long before you board your flight.Manchester Airport is the UK’s favouriteManchester Airport named best in the UK, according to our latest survey. London Heathrow Airport had the highest proportion of international travellers last year, according to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).Some 55 per cent of passengers passing through Heathrow last year were non-UK residents, compared to 39 per cent at Stansted Airport.The figures have been published as part of the CAA 2007 Air Passenger Survey, released earlier this week.Humberside had the lowest proportion of non-UK residents passing through it, at just four per cent.London’s airports also had the highest proportion of public transport usage. At Heathrow, 38 per cent of passengers used public transport on their journey last year.Business passengers passing through Heathrow also had the highest average individual income compared to other airports, at £83,000.Earlier this year, Heathrow was the first airport in Europe to start using a new runway debris detection system.The new technology was developed by QinetiQ and uses two radar scanners to scan the entire 3,658 metre runway area for 24 hours every day.Visit Skyscanner on Facebook!ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

DSM expands position in gut health with BioCare Copenhagen

first_imgDSM expands position in gut health with BioCare CopenhagenPosted By: News Deskon: December 24, 2017In: Business, Food, Health, Industries, Ingredients, Mergers & AcquisitionsPrintEmailRoyal DSM has acquired Danish probiotics manufacturer BioCare Copenhagen, helping it expand its position in gut health ingredients.The Dutch company described it as “an attractive market segment in nutritional ingredients, growing an estimated 7% per year”.BioCare is a relatively young company having only been founded in 2012, but, as DSM explained, it has grown to offer “high-quality white label probiotic supplements and complete product concepts with strong consumer appeal”.It is mainly focused on probiotics and specialized in microbial actives with proven health benefits, targeting gastrointestinal disorders, metabolic disorders, infections, and immunity.BioCare Copenhagen has multi-market distribution agreements with a number of leading dietary supplements and pharmaceutical companies and has launched products in over 40 countries worldwide.The deal will enhance DSM’s strong position in gut health solutions, including its Culturelle product range, which the number-one-selling probiotic dietary supplement consumer brand globally.It also has the ingredient brands Oatwell and Tolerase.The company sees further growth potential in gut health ingredients beyond the established indications for digestive health and immune health. Indeed, in recent times, the gut microbiome has taken on increased significance in relationship to heart health, metabolic health and the gut-brain axis.Terms of the deal were not publicly disclosed.Share with your network: Tags: DenmarkDSMNetherlandsprobioticslast_img read more