Page 7 Sidebar — Nov. 30, 2017

Duquesne News

— On Nov. 26, Duquesne women’s basketball beat Virginia 74-63 in the Cavalier Classic final in Charlottesville. Junior guard Chassidy Omogrosso led Duquesne (5-2) with 25 points.
— The Duquesne men’s basketball team fell on Nov. 27 to visiting Cornell 78-71, making Duquesne 2-2. Duquesne plays Pitt on Dec. 1 at PPG Paints Arena at 7 p.m. in the annual City Game.
— A league-high 12 members of Duquesne’s football team received All-Northeast Conference honors at the year’s end, including graduate transfer quarterback Tommy Stuart, who was named the NEC Offensive Player of the Year. Stuart, who threw for 2,405 yards and 27 touchdowns this season with a 66.7 completion percentage, is the first Duquesne player to ever receive the award. Alongside Stuart on the All-NEC First Team are teammates A.J. Hines, Nehari Crawford, Ben Huss, Alex Conley, Andy Struttman, Carter Henderson and Abner Roberts. Four others (Chavas Rawlins, Matt Fitzpatrick, Nathan Stone and Jonathant Istache) were named to the conference’s Second Team.
— On Nov. 29, the lacrosse team announced its 2018 spring schedule, which starts with a season-opening match versus area rival Robert Morris on Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. at Arthur J. Rooney Athletic Field. The Dukes will play 16 regular-season games with eight scheduled to be played on campus at Rooney Field, including five Atlantic 10 home games. Headlining Duquesne’s schedule is a trip to Happy Valley, where the Dukes will face Penn State on Feb. 21. The Nittany Lions have made two straight trips to the NCAA Final Four, where they fell to eventual national champion Maryland last season in the semifinal.
— For a school-record fourth time this season, freshman swimmer Emma Brinton was named the A-10 Rookie of the Week on Nov. 21. Brinton aided the Duquesne swimming and diving team to a second-place finish at CSU’s Magnus Cup on Nov. 17-19.

On This Day…

— On Nov. 30, 1991, the United States women’s soccer team beat Norway 2-1 to win the first-ever FIFA Women’s World Cup.
— On Dec. 2, 2016, the Duquesne men’s basketball team beat Pitt 64-55 at PPG Paints Arena for the program’s first victory in the annual City Game since 2000. On Dec. 1, 2017, Duquesne and Pitt will meet again at PPG Paints Arena for the 86th all-time meeting between the two programs.