Women’s soccer: Wisconsin junior midfielder Rose Lavelle named semifinalist for MAC Hermann Trophy, called up for U.S. National Team stint

first_imgThe Wisconsin women’s soccer team may have suffered an abrupt end to a promising season, but the shortcomings of the team haven’t deflected any attention to the quality season of midfielder Rose Lavelle. As the only unanimous selection to the all-conference team, Lavelle once again showed the Big Ten why she is considered among the country’s elite players.Coming into the season on the MAC Hermann Trophy watch list, which honors the best male and female soccer player in the NCAA, Lavelle managed to lead a depleted Wisconsin attack to an unlikely regular season conference crown, scoring seven goals and tallying three assists along the way. In addition to her impressive stat line were the intangible benefits she brought to the team, which include her ability to draw multiple defenders to the ball and maintain her spring speed while dribbling like few others can.Women’s soccer: Lavelle, unsure at start of college career, has found home at WisconsinAs a two-time all-conference selection and national player of the year candidate, it’s hard to imagine a player of Rose Read…It was a 2015 campaign that left no one surprised at her being selected one of the 15 semifinalists for the Hermann Trophy, joining Penn State star forward Raquel Rodriguez as the only Big Ten players to earn the nomination. Lavelle is the first Badger semifinalist since goalkeeper Heather Taggart in 1991, who went on to finish as the runner up.The next cut of nominees will occur on Dec. 11, which will leave three women left for consideration. If Lavelle were to advance, she would earn the chance to become the first woman in school history to walk away with the award.Certainly helping her case for the award will be her call up to the U.S. Women’s National Team. As a member of the squad’s last four matches of their Victory Tour, Lavelle will suit up for her first match Dec. 6 against Trinidad and Tobago at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii.Noting a mix of nerves and excitement in reaction to the promotion, Lavelle said playing with some of her childhood idols will be a surreal experience, namely legend Abby Wambach, who will play her last game as a professional at the tour’s end in New Orleans.“I’ve grown up watching her,” Lavelle said. “It will be really exciting to be there to send her off in person. It still seems a little unreal that I’ll be there for that.”last_img read more


first_imgJUST THREE nurses are being left to look after 11 ill cancer patients, a report said today.Gaoth Dobhair woman Josephine Ni Chnaimhsi, 40, said she was horrified to discover that just three nurses had to care for 11 very ill patients at Letterkenny General Hospital.Three of them in the high dependency unit, she told the Irish Independent. This morning she told donegaldaily.com that she went public with her diary to show how HSE cuts are affecting ordinary people and the nurses who care for them.“I cannot begin to describe how superb the nurses are in that unit,” said the mother of one today.“But it is a disgrace how so few nurses are expected to care for so many seriously ill people including my mother.“There is no cover when other nurses are off. It is banned by the HSE and this must be addressed because those nurses can only juggle so much.” On one day, Mrs Ni Chnaimhsi recorded: “There are 11 patients here today. They are in six different rooms. Three patients are getting chemotherapy, three are in high dependency care and five patients are either pre-chemo or post-chemo.“My mother has been sick more than 20 times today. She is too ill to reach the bell so if I wasn’t here there would be times when the nurses just couldn’t physically be here and would not know she was being sick.“I keep checking another patient regularly in another room and try to help where I can. This is ridiculous. The nurses are incredible but they are under severe pressure. There has to be two of them when they are administering drugs, and this is impossible.”Today Josephine Ni Chnaimhsi repeated her call on health minister Dr James Reilly to visit the ward to see how her mother and other patients are being treated by just three nurses.“He’s a doctor and any doctor will tell you that what is happening at this unit is just not viable. The management at Letterkenny General need to spend a day there and ask themselves if this can continue,” she added. No-one from the HSE was available for comment yesterday but one hospital insider admitted that the nurse/patient ratio in a number of departments was “causing serious concern.”The source added: “Nurses are being left to get on with it. Maternity cover, sick cover and overtime are all banned.“To have just three nurses on a shift looking after 11 very ill patients is diabolical. No-one can defend that.”HSE West is currently tackling a €50M overspend with €7.5M of that overspend at Letterkenny General Hospital. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.comSHOCK AS JUST THREE NURSES LOOK AFTER 11 DONEGAL CANCER PATIENTS was last modified: November 2nd, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more