Gulliver Prep announced Wednesday it has hired Barry University women’s soccer assistant coach Sarah Dacey to coach its girls’ soccer and girls’ lacrosse teams.
Dacey, a standout at the University of North Carolina, played on three national championship teams with the Tar Heels. Before coaching at Barry, she had college coaching stints at Boston College, Tennessee, Babson College and Albany.
“Sarah brings years of experience at the collegiate and high school level to our renowned sports program,” Gulliver athletic director Mark Schusterman said. “We are thrilled to have her join our family, and we are excited for what the future holds.”
TRACK AND FIELD
University of Miami senior Joseph Ryan was selected to the 2016 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Outdoor Track and Field All-ACC Academic Team.
Ryan was among the 49 honorees named All-ACC Academic for the 2016 outdoor track and field season. Minimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 GPA for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during an academic career.
▪ Carolyn Brown, Dakota Dailey-Harris, Brittny Ellis, Jamika Glades, Ebony Morrison and Anna Runia were among the 54 student-athletes named to the Women’s All-ACC Academic team.
Boyd, a junior distance runner from Kingston, Ontario, made her mark at last month’s ACC Championships in Tallahassee by capturing the gold medal in both the 5,000- and 10,000-meter events.
A double major in History and American Studies, Boyd was recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll in 2015 and has qualified for selection again this year
Barry University assistant women’s tennis coach Maria Lopez resigned to accept the head coaching job at Longwood University in Virginia. Lopez has been the full-time assistant with the Buccaneers since October 2012 and has been on staff since 2010.
She helped lead the Bucs to the NCAA Division II national championship in 2011 and 2014 and Sunshine State Conference titles every year from 2011 to 2015. Barry posted an outstanding 149-10 overall record, including 45-3 in the SSC.
Longwood, which finished 10-14 in each of the last two seasons, is a member of the Big South Conference. The Lancers have five of their top six players returning for 2016-17, including the top five.