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UM kickers Vogel, Badgley named to watch lists

The Augusta Sports Council selected University of Miami senior punter Justin Vogel to the 2016 Ray Guy Award Preseason Watch List on Thursday.
The Augusta Sports Council selected University of Miami senior punter Justin Vogel to the 2016 Ray Guy Award Preseason Watch List on Thursday. MIAMI HERALD STAFF

The Augusta Sports Council selected University of Miami senior punter Justin Vogel to the 2016 Ray Guy Award Preseason Watch List on Thursday.

Vogel is one of 28 players who were named to the preseason watch list for the award, which honors the nation’s top collegiate punter. Vogel was named to the Ray Guy Preseason Watch List after another standout season handling the punting duties for the Hurricanes.

▪ The Palm Beach County Sports Commission selected UM junior kicker Michael Badgley to the 2016 Lou Groza Award Preseason Watch List. Badgley was one of 30 players named to the watch list and is one of just 19 past semifinalists on this year’s list.

TRACK AND FIELD

Two members of the Hurricanes track and field program will compete at the Canadian Track and Field Championships and Selection Trials this weekend in Edmonton in the hopes of punching their tickets to the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Alysha Newman and Aiyanna Stiverne will compete against Canada’s best track and field athletes for the Canadian championship, as well as a place on the Canadian national team.

SWIMMING

Nova Southeastern athletic director Michael Mominey announced that Ben Hewitt will return to the Sharks and head up the NSU men’s and women’s swimming programs as head coach.

GOLF

Barry University coach Shannon Sykora qualified for next weekend’s Florida Open Championship.

Sykora shot a 1-under-par 71 at Lago Mar Country Club in Plantation to earn a spot in the three-day state championship at Interlachen Country Club from July 15-17 in Orlando.

Current Barry golfer Mike Anderson also qualified, shooting a 4-under 68.

Former Barry golfer Jaime Rodriguez also shot 71 at Lago Mar to qualify.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

FIU has announced the addition of Wisconsin transfer Elizabeth Toye to the team.

Because of NCAA rules, she will have to sit out the upcoming season but will be eligible to play during the 2017-18 season.

SOCCER

The Fort Lauderdale Strikers and Brazilian forward Matheus Carvalho, 24, have mutually agreed to part ways, the club announced.

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