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July 13, 2013

Hartwick sophomore makes national team

Staff Report

Hartwick College sophomore women’s water polo goalie Michaela Davies will represent the Australian Junior National Team during the FINA World Junior Championships in Volos, Greece, from Aug. 18-24.

Davies, who hails from Cronulla, Australia, is one of two goalies and 13 players picked for the squad. She also competed at the same event in 2011, helping Australia to the bronze medal.

Australia will compete in Group C at the event with matches against South Africa (Aug. 18), Ukraine (Aug. 19) and Uzbekistan (Aug. 20) before the qualification round begins Aug. 21. The playoff rounds will run from Aug. 22-24.

This past spring, Davies made 25 starts in goal with 178 saves for the Hawks. In her first appearance in a Hartwick uniform, she stopped 14 shots to pace the Hawks to an 8-7 win over then-No. 12 Indiana University on Feb. 16.

Davies earned all three CWPA weekly honors (Player, Rookie, Defensive) at least once over the course of the season and was named to the CWPA Western Division Second Team at the end of the year.

The Australian team leaves for Europe in late July for a pair of lead-up tournaments to the FINA Championships. The team is scheduled to play in the International Junior Women’s Tournament in Dunaujvaros, Hungary, from Aug. 2-5, then will compete in the Pythea Cup in Itea, Greece, from Aug. 11-15.

Maccabiah Games

Former Oneonta State track standout Sean Bernstein and Red Dragons tennis coach Lon Mitchel will represent the United States next week at the Maccabiah Games in Israel.

Three-time NCAA Division III champion Bernstein will compete in the 100- and 200-meter dashes during the Maccabiah, which is the world’s largest Jewish athletic competition.

Mitchel will serve as the assistant coach of Team USA for the Grand Masters Division in tennis.

The 19th Maccabiah Games run Wednesday-July 30. For more information, visit the website www.maccabiah.com.

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