Hokie on national team
Virginia Tech women’s soccer goalkeeper Mandy McGlynn has spent the past week in Lakewood Ranch, Florida, training with the United States U-20 Women’s National Team in preparation for the 2017 Women’s Nike International Friendlies that started this weekend.
The event marks the first time the four-team tournament is being held in conjunction with the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Winter Showcase and it features the U.S. Under-20 WNT taking on Brazil, England and Finland. The Americans will face England tonight at 6:30 p.m., the first of three matches the team will play over the next five days. CLICK HERE to see a preview of tonight’s game and CLICK HERE for the rest of the event’s schedule.
McGlynn is one of three goalkeepers on the U-20 WNT and is no stranger to the squad. Back in July, she was with the U-20 WNT as it embarked on a four-game European Tour and less than a month ago (Nov. 16-23), she was with the team during a training session in Sunrise, Florida.
Dec. 28 start times altered
The start times for the Virginia Tech men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader at Carilion Clinic Court on Dec. 28 have been altered.
The men’s game, originally set for 4 p.m. and moved earlier this week to 1 p.m., will now tip at noon. The women’s ACC opener against NC State, originally set for 7 p.m., will now tip at 2:30 p.m. These moves have been made to accommodate fans wishing to watch the Virginia Tech football game against Oklahoma State in the Camping World Bowl. The Camping World Bowl will kick off at 5:15 p.m. at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.
Future H2Okies at Olympic Nationals
Three Virginia Tech men’s swimming and diving signees competed among Olympians Nov. 29-Dec. 2 at the USA Swimming Winter National Championships in Columbus, Ohio. Blake Manoff, Keith Myburgh and Alex Wright were among the nation’s best at the four-day event.
The future H2Okies were in the pool against Olympic champions Nathan Adrian and Ryan Murphy as well as medalists Chase Kalisz and Josh Prenot.
Manoff was a strong competitor, finishing in the top-10 in all of his events. Individually, Manoff finished seventh in the in the 200 fly (1:45.74) and eighth in the 200 free (1:36.70). His time in the 200 free was the top finish for a competition in the 18 & under group. It also ranked him 21st in all-time swims in the 200 free SCY, ages 15-16. In the 200 fly event, it was the 10th best time in all-time swims SCY, ages 15-16.
Wright claimed 18th in both the 400 IM (3:54.76) and the 200 back (1:47.97). He came in 19th in the 200 fly (1:48.27). Murphy took the top-spot in the 200 back while Kalisz finished fifth.
This trio will join the H2Okies for the 2018-19 season.