Updated: Jan 30
The Seawanhaka Sports Run Down is a weekly roundup of five stories that examine developments in sports news at the local, state, and national, and international level.
By: MADISON McCARTHY / SPORTS CO-EDITOR
Men’s Volleyball Wins for the First Time Against Fairleigh Dickinson
On Jan. 25 LIU Men’s Volleyball secured their first win in program history over Fairleigh Dickinson with a final score of 3-1. Freshman setter, Kasey Clouet, had 22 assists, two kills and four blocks, while freshman libero Danny Seliger finished the evening with eight digs and a kill.Jordan Cooper and Caden Satterfield each had seven kills for LIU. Sattterfield also added five digs on defense, while Eddy Alexandre led the team with five total blocks at the net. Junior Jordan Cooper explained the importance of the win the best saying, “It means a lot for me and my teammates because of all the work we have put in this fall and everything our coach has done for us. It’s fun to finally compete with my team. We’re excited for the rest of the season and hope we can do some more good things the rest of the season.”
Ron Cooper Named Head Football Coach at LIU
LIU football has a new face joining them on the Post campus with the addition of new coach, Ron Cooper. He joins the Sharks with over a decade of experience coaching Division I athletics, several years of experience as a defensive coordinator, and assistant coaching at both the NCAA level and the NFL. In an interview Coach Cooper said, "I'm excited to be named head football coach at Long Island University. I want to thank President Kimberly Cline and director of athletics Dr. William E. Martinov Jr. for the opportunity to build on the strong college football tradition at LIU. From the high academic standards in the classroom to success on the field of play, LIU has proven to be a national teaching and research institution, and I take great pride in joining the LIU community.”
LIU Basketball Star Smashes D1 Records
LIU basketball’s Ty Flowers became the first D1 player in 30 years to accumulate 1,500 points, 750 rebounds, 250 assists, 200 three pointers, 150 blocks and 150 steals. Flowers, a fifth-year grad student for the Sharks, is far from finished with his career. For the third time this season Flowers has been named the Northeast Conference Co-Player of the Week and currently ranks second in the NEC for scoring (18.8), fifth in rebounding (7.3), 11th in assists (3.2), 11th in steals (1.5), fourth in blocks (1.6), first in three-pointers made (3.0) and ninth in three-point percentage (39.1 percent).
NFL Playoffs Begin Without Rodgers and Brady
For the first time since 2009, the NFL Conference Championship weekend will not feature either Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady. On Saturday the first seed in the NFC North, the Green Bay Packers fell to the 49ers in a 13-10 game. Saturday nights could be the last for Rogers who joined the Packers roster in 2005. Green Bay failed to continue in the playoffs as the 49ers rallied ten unanswered points in the final five minutes. On Sunday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fell to the Los Angeles Rams with a final score of 30-27. Right off the top of the game, the Rams held Tom Brady to zero completions through two drives -- a first in his 47th career postseason start. This weekend the Cincinnati Bengals and the Kansas City Chiefs will determine the AFC champions and the 49ers will play the Los Angeles Rams for the NFC.
LIU Hockey Star to Compete in Beijing Winter Olympics
LIU women's ice hockey defender and alternate captain Paula Bergström was selected to the Sweden Women's Ice Hockey Olympic roster. In her 2020 season with the Sharks, Bergström was selected for the NEWHA All-Tournament team and the All-Rookie team. Team Sweden has only medaled once at the Winter Olympics in women's ice hockey, at the 2002 Games in Salt Lake City, where they defeated Finland 2-1 for the bronze medal. The Beijing Winter Olympics will run from this Wednesday, Feb. 2 until the twentieth.f