Badger Sports Roundup

Eaves to coach Team USA; women's hoops signs one; track and tennis briefs

Eaves to coach 2006 men's national team

Badger men's hockey head coach Mike Eaves has been named the head coach of the U.S. Men' National Team by USA Hockey. He will coach at the 2006 International Ice hockey federation World Championships March 5-21. UW assistant Mark Osiecki will serve as the team's video coordinator.

Women's basketball: Badgers ink one

Wisconsin women's basketball head coach Lisa Stone announced another member of the 2006-07 recruiting class Wednesday. Rae Lin D'Alie, a 5-foot-3 point guard from Waterford High School, has signed her letter of intent to play basketball next fall. At Waterford, she finished third on her school's all-time scoring list with 1,003 points.

As a senior, D'Alie averaged 15 points, 6.4 assists, 6.3 rebounds and 3.8 steals per game and helped Waterford to a 19-4 record. She was named first-team Associated Press all-state as a senior and earned honorable mention honors as a junior. She earned first-team All-Lakeshore Conference honors this year and was named to the WIAA all-tournament team.

Women's track: Badgers win seven

The Wisconsin women's track and field team placed first in seven events at the Loras Mid-Week in Dubuque, Iowa, Wednesday.

Sophomore Blair Luethmers won the pole vault with a mark of 12 feet, 7 ½ inches, improving her NCAA regional qualifying mark. Junior Jamae Gjermo won the shot put with a best toss of 46-9 ½ and placed fourth in the discus at 130-0. Other Badgers who won events include: sophomore Alex McCannel in the 400 meters (1:00.78); junior Courtney Nuss in the high jump (5-3 ¾), junior Anna Evans in the long jump (16-7); freshman Lindsay Freeman in the 100-meter hurdles (15.58 seconds); and freshman Carly Ducharme in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:05.85. Junior Nicole Sauer took third in the hammer at 160-11, moving herself up to second on UW's all-time list.

Men's tennis: Sonkin named Big Ten player of week

Sophomore men's tennis player Jeremy Sonkin was named the Big Ten athlete of the week after going 4-0 in singles and doubles against Iowa and No. 40 Minnesota. He shares he honor with Ohio State's Devin Mullings.


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