Saint Mary’s student named senior football manager

first_imgThis fall, Saint Mary’s senior Colleen Naumovich will tackle her job as the College’s first senior football manager in the program’s 95-year history.Naumovich said she worked hard to stay on staff throughout the yearly cuts that stop most students from advancing to higher positions. She said many managers join as freshmen, but only 14 are selected to continue as sophomores. By junior year, that number dwindles to seven. And by senior year, it’s three.“After you make it, you’re under scrutiny the whole time,” Naumovich said. “It was a little intimidating because I always knew there was no guarantee I would make it to the next year, but it also kind of made me savor every moment.”Naumovich said she never took her position for granted because the future was always uncertain.“You don’t know if there’ll be a next game or a next year,” Naumovich said. “I always wanted to make the most of it and be on my best behavior.”Naumovich’s role as personnel manager will allow her to aid in the selection process of younger managers, in addition to coordinating everyone’s schedules, helping quarterbacks with their drills at practice and making sure the referees have balls on game day.“There’s a lot that goes into it,” Naumovich said. “You have to be prepared to do a lot of things with little time’s notice. I’ve learned a lot about remaining calm and getting things done and thinking on my feet.”Naumovich said some of her favorite memories involve traveling to away games because she can fly on private planes and explore new cities.“I like going into enemy territory,” Naumovich said. “It kind of puts a chip on your shoulder, not that I’m playing or anything, but it’s still really fun to be part of the environment.”Naumovich said she felt overjoyed to learn she had been promoted to a senior manager.“I was happy to see that someone other than a Notre Dame student could be a leader for the organization even though I don’t go there,” Naumovich said. “I was honored to take on that role and be a role model regardless of what school I go to.”Naumovich said her extensive involvement with the student manager program shows that Saint Mary’s students can serve as valuable assets to the football team.“There has always been a Notre Dame student in this position before, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But now I can show that Saint Mary’s people can be involved at Notre Dame and succeed as well,” Naumovich said. “Don’t ever think it’s a disadvantage to be from Saint Mary’s.”Naumovich said she hopes to serve as an example for the five other Saint Mary’s sophomore and junior student managers who are looking to advance to the senior level.“I think it’s good to have someone who has done it before because you can show others that they can do it too,” she said. “I would be able to offer advice to other girls who might have this position. Being from Saint Mary’s is a little unique.”Naumovich said she looks forward to the future of the student football manager program, for she envisions that even more Saint Mary’s women will secure senior positions.“I think you just have to get one person in there,” Naumovich said. “And then once that happens, many more will come.”Serving as a senior manager is the ideal way to enter her last year at Saint Mary’s, she said.“Being so close to all the action is something I never thought I would have the opportunity to do,” Naumovich said. “It’s a pretty unique way to take part in my last football season as a student.”Tags: football manager, senior manager, SMC football manager, student managerlast_img read more

Sam Rockwell Discusses Returning to B’way in Fool for Love

first_imgSam Rockwell is currently heating up the Great White Way with Nina Arianda, and on October 1 he sat down with Jimmy Fallon to chat about starring in Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love. “The play’s short, that’s the best thing about it,” he joked. “You’ll be at the bar by 8.30 or 9.30!” Not wanting to give too much away (if you’ve seen show, you’ll know why), Rockwell went on to say: “It’s kinda of a cosmic love story…a little twisted, funny, a little dark.” Check out the video from The Tonight Show below, which includes Rockwell’s dubious Marlon Brando impression. Fool for Love is playing at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 13, 2015 Related Shows Fool For Love View Commentslast_img read more

Green Mountain Coffee to be sold at McDonald’s

first_imgMcDONALDS® RESTAURANTS IN NEW ENGLAND& ALBANY, NEW YORK TOINTRODUCE NEWMANS OWN® ORGANICSCOFFEEFROM GREEN MOUNTAIN COFFEE ROASTERSOctober 27, 2005 Boston, MA McDonalds restaurants arepartnering with Green MountainCoffee Roasters, Inc. to source, roast and package NewmansOwn Organics Blend coffee exclusivelyfor more than 650 McDonalds restaurants in Massachusetts,Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, NewHampshire, Maine and Albany, NY. This new coffee will beavailable beginning November 1 st .McDonalds is committed to providing our valued customerswith the highest quality and besttasting products, as we have for the past 50 years, says JohnLambrechts, general manager and vicepresident, McDonalds Boston Region. We are partnering withGreen Mountain Coffee Roasters tointroduce Newmans Own Organics Blend, a unique andexceptional coffee to meet the changing tastesand needs of our customers.Created exclusively for McDonalds, Newmans Own OrganicsBlend, made from Fair TradeCertifiedand organic specialty coffees, will be available as both regularand decaffeinated. The newBlend is a combination of light and medium roasts with a smoothbody and clean finish.We are very excited about the tremendous opportunity thatMcDonalds has given us tointroduce our organic coffee to their customers, says NellNewman, co-founder and president ofNewmans Own Organics.Robert Stiller, president and CEO of Green Mountain CoffeeRoasters says, This coffee is amember of the Newmans Own Organics family of coffees thathas been our best-selling line of newproducts in supermarkets.McDonalds restaurants throughout New England and theAlbany, New York area open at 5 a.m.or earlier, and Newmans Own Organics Blend coffee will beavailable all day.About Newmans Own OrganicsGreat Tasting products that happen to be organic is theslogan of Newmans Own Organics.Founded by Nell Newman and Peter Meehan, they developtheir products from certified organicingredients. We focus on the kinds of products we loved askids, but take them one step further byusing the highest quality of available organic ingredients, saysNell. Paul Newman donates all of hisroyalties after taxes from Newmans Own Organics to charitableand educational organizations. Formore information visit: is external).About Green Mountain Coffee RoastersGreen Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) is aleader in the specialty coffeeindustry and offers over 100 coffee selections including estate,certified organic, Fair Trade Certified,signature blends, and flavored coffees that it sells under theGreen Mountain Coffee RoastersandNewmans OwnOrganics brands. Each year the Company contributes at leastfive percent of its pre-taxprofits to support socially responsible initiatives. For moreinformation is external).About McDonaldsMcDonald’s USA, LLC, is the leading foodservice provider inthe United States serving avariety of wholesome foods made from quality ingredients tomillions of customers every day. Morethan 80 percent of McDonald’s 13,700 U.S. restaurants areindependently owned and operated by localfranchisees. For more information on McDonald’s is external).###last_img read more

Wander Historic Downtowns Along the Shenandoah Spirits Trail

first_img Pop into Locke Store in Millwood for a sandwich to go, a slice of pie, or any number of other delicious treats from the deli and bakery. Then it’s just a short drive to the town of Berryville for a day shopping for antiques and hand-crafted goods to remember your trip by. Veramar Vineyard is the perfect place to end your tour of the area with a glass of wine in an idyllic setting. Wandering Main Street With all of these stops and more, you’ll want to keep coming back year after year. Experience WanderLove for yourself when you visit the Shenandoah Spirits Trail. Browse the many delights of Luray’s Downtown Historic District where you’ll find everything from antiques and books to galleries and boutique clothing shops. West Main Market, a full service delicatessen and sandwich shop, features a variety of homemade dishes and specialty meats. Grab lunch or dinner to take with you wherever the day may lead you. Inspired by the farms of Page County, nearby Hawksbill Brewing Company provides a rotating menu of craft beers to choose from. Or try a glass of their Boo Beer, a root beer made from local honey, for a non alcoholic alternative. Take a tour of the contemporary murals and artistic talent at the heart of Strasburg. Along the way, you can learn about the local history or pick up something to take home with you from one of the 90 antique vendors at Strasburg Emporium. When you’re done shopping, The Pancake Underground is a cozy eatery serving delicious comfort foods for breakfast and lunch. Settle in for an evening at the town’s historic theatre, now home to Box Office Brewery, for good food and even better beer. Swing by Heard’s Cedar Hill Farm Market in Bentonville to pick up a variety of local produce, fruits, meats, and more to make a meal on the go. Then make your way into the town of Front Royal to explore the shops in the Main Street Historic District, plus the northern entrance to Shenandoah National Park. Finish up your day at Front Royal Brewing Co. with craft beer, gourmet food, and live music. The small towns of Virginia’s northern Shenandoah Valley offer a quiet getaway just a short drive from many of the East Coast’s major cities. Among the rolling hills, you’ll find welcoming faces and thriving local shops no matter where you stop.center_img Just off the South Fork Shenandoah River, stroll through Elkton as you take in the history and scenery in the shadow of Shenandoah National Park. For a true local experience, order a rack of ribs or pulled pork sandwich from Log Cabin BBQ. Grab a drink from Elkton Brewing Company or head into the city of Harrisonburg for a variety of brewery options nestled together in downtown.  As you travel through six counties, several cities, and countless towns, you’ll find some of the finest outdoor recreation and craft drinks Virginia has to offer. Running along the Interstate 81 corridor through the Shenandoah Valley, the spirits trail is a great way to take in the mountain views and delightful downtowns with a drink in your hand. Featuring 23 wineries, 22 breweries, three cideries, and two distilleries, you’re sure to find a drink that satisfies your post-adventure cravings. Discover the best spots for shopping, eating, and drinking in this guide to the Shenandoah Spirits Trail. All photos courtesy Shenandoah Spirits Trail Please check local guidelines and regulations before making plans to get outside. Remember to practice social distancing guidelines, wear a mask, and respect others’ health when outside. WanderLove is about reconnecting with what you love. Experience charming downtowns, delightful eateries, and all of the winding roads in between when you road trip the Shenandoah Spirits Trail through the northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.last_img read more

3 leadership strategies for a time of transition

first_img 53SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Dawn Poker Dawn joined cues in 2007. Dawn has served as VP of Conferences and Executive Education, SVP/CLO and in 2010 she became the SVP/Chief Member Relations Officer. Prior to … Web: Details The CUES team is fired up to drive forward the organization and its talent development mission, even in this period of big change. The fact that this wonderful group of employees has such spirit is a real tribute to the culture of empowerment and engagement fostered by former CUES President/CEO Chuck Fagan, who’s moved on to lead CUES Supplier member PSCU, St. Petersburg, Fla.Here are three strategies I’ve been using as CUES’ interim CEO, practices I’m finding effective in supporting the CUES team and its evolving culture. You might want to try them next you’re leading a credit union during an uncertain period–like waiting for a new CEO to be named.Manage to your line of sight. You can only control what’s in front of you. You have no control over who a search committee is going to hire or if someone on the current team is going to leave as a result of the person who is named. Focus on the things over which you do have influence.Over-communicate. Since I typically telecommute, I came to CUES’ Madison headquarters when I was named interim CEO. This made me more visible to staff and gave me the opportunity to stop by every office to check in. One of the things I heard during these informal meetings was that staff would find reassurance in having monthly all-staff meetings, so they’re now on the calendar. In addition, our board chair videoconferenced into the April meeting to support staff and give an update on how the CEO search is going.I’ve also been working closely with the senior management team, making sure we’re complementing each other and continuing the succession plan. In all, the senior management team and I are working hard to be transparent, communicative and inclusive. At CUES, everyone has great ideas. Our job is to make sure those great ideas are heard. It’s also important to communicate that we understand this is a time of transition and, even so, we’re moving onward and upward.Reflect (and reprioritize). CUES’ department heads met recently to discuss our top priorities for the remainder of this fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30. We agreed we needed to focus on five or six things rather than 20. Staff also has reflected on the evolving organizational culture, and given feedback to the CUES Board of Directors about what things are most important to preserve as the new CEO is selected.Credit unions will see many planned retirements and resulting new CEOs in the next few years. I am certain there will be unexpected CEO changes as well. If you find yourself leading in a time of transition, I hope these strategies will prove useful to you, your team and your credit union.last_img read more

5 characteristics of the most successful teams

first_imgOne might think that a team made up of top-performing employees would be guaranteed to succeed, but as it turns out, that is not necessarily the case.A two-year study by Google found that a successful team doesn’t have much to do with the “who,” but instead is about how team members interact, and view and structure their work. Out of this study, which reviewed 180 successful Google teams, five key characteristics stood out. They include:Dependability.Structure and clarity.Meaning.Impact.Psychological safety. This is defined as a culture “where managers provide air cover and create safe zones so employees can let down their guard,” writes Michael Schneider, human capital specialist with Welltower, who summarized the study in a recent article. continue reading » 12SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Social media: How to deal with complaints

first_imgAndrea Parrish 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »center_img Most people who complain via social media simply want validation of their experience, says Andrea Parrish, digital marketing assistant manager for STCU in Spokane, Wash.Providing that validation can turn a negative interaction into something more positive, she told 2019 CUNA Marketing & Business Development Council Conference attendees Friday in Las Vegas.“If you validate someone’s experience, you’re helping them because they’re not feeling defensive,” Parrish says. “When they post, they feel they have a reason to complain. If you validate rather than argue, you can change the conversation.”Addressing complaints also provides a chance to see how the credit union failed to meet members’ expectations and improve service in the future.last_img read more

Kids sketch Brisbane riverfront home

first_img FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK Queensland’s biggest home sales of 2019 This seven-bedroom house at 51 Mandalay St, Fig Tree Pocket is for sale with offers over $2.35 million invited.FROM a vacant block of land and a few pieces of blank paper, Julie Donaghey and her family designed and built this palatial riverfront home in 2008.“We gave each of the children a piece of paper and said, okay, let’s design something to suit all of us,” Ms Donaghey said. MORE REAL ESTATE STORIEScenter_img The house at 51 Mandalay St, Fig Tree Pocket.With her husband, Brett Shepherd, as the main builder, the house at 51 Mandalay St, Fig Tree Pocket took shape.A games room, theatre, a place to put computers so they weren’t in the bedrooms, and an adult area downstairs were top of the list. This was the room the kids wanted, a space to relax with games and the television, and a hub for all electronic devices.“Everyone took ownership on the build because everyone had their input,” Ms Donaghey said.As their five boys grew up, they moved into teenage retreats. The two pack kitchen has 900mm AEG appliances and dual dish drawers.McGrath Estate Agent Frazer Watson said the riverfront property had uninterrupted views along the river and with seven bedrooms, was one of the largest riverfront homes on the market.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago Brisbane River views from the house.“The upstairs parent retreat is really lovely, we really wanted a space where we could get away by ourselves and you can just shut the doors and that end of the house is great for down time,” Ms Donaghey said. The master bedroom.But with the children moving away from home, the property has been listed for sale and offers over $2.35 million are being invited. “What I will miss is probably the peace. I know wherever we go it’s not going to be as peaceful as it is here. There’s no through traffic.” Inside the tiny home trendlast_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img— Browns star wide receiver Odell Beckham has fully participated in the early stages of Cleveland’s training camp. This comes after he expressed reservations whether the NFL should forge ahead and have a season with the coronavirus still spreading. — The Falcons have signed former Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Darqueze Dennard. A first-round pick by the Bengals in 2014, Dennard has made 24 starts in 77 games. FOOTBALL-XFL-JOHNSONThe Rock acquires XFLUNDATED (AP) — Former wrestling star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said he has acquired the XFL. The 48-year-old actor made the announcement on Twitter. Reportedly the price is $15 million. The XFL had eight franchises and played five games out of a planned 10-game schedule before canceling the remainder of its season in March because of the COVID-19 pandemic. August 3, 2020 Update on the latest sports Associated Press UNDATED (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes couldn’t beat the New York Rangers during the NHL regular season, but they find themselves up two-games-to-none in their best-of-5 qualifying series.Andrei Svechnikov recorded the first playoff hat trick in franchise history to lead the Hurricanes to a 4-1 verdict over the Blueshirts. The game was tied 1-1 until he and Jordan Martinook tallied 71 seconds apart early in the second period. Svechnikov got his third goal of the day on a sweet two-one-one breakaway with 5:58 remaining.Petr Mrazek (muh-RA’-zehk) stopped 23 shots for the Hurricanes, who can complete a sweep Tuesday in Toronto.In other NHL action:— Nikita Kucherov (KOO’-chah-rahv) scored the shootout winner in the Lightning’s 3-2 win against the Capitals in Eastern Conference round-robin play. Kucherov also scored in regulation, opening the scoring 12:53 into the first period. Andrei Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV’-skee) stopped two of the three Capitals players he faced in the shootout after making 31 saves in regulation and overtime. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-VIRUS OUTBREAK-CARDINALSMore Cardinals test positive, games against Tigers postponedUNDATED (AP) — Seven St. Louis Cardinals players and six staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, causing Major League Baseball to postpone the team’s four-game series at Detroit. The series was to have been played at Comerica Park from Tuesday through Thursday. Both the New York Jets and Giants previously announced they would play without fans this season. Most other teams are hoping to be able to have at least limited crowds.Elsewhere in the NFL:— Eagles coach Doug Pederson says he feels great and has no symptoms after testing positive for the coronavirus. Pederson is quarantining at home away from family members. He plans to run the team virtually while assistant head coach Duce Staley handles leadership duties during training camp. Pederson didn’t want to comment on how he contracted the virus but is comfortable with the safety measures at the team’s practice facility. — Broncos right tackle Ja’Wuan James has decided to skip the 2020 season over concerns about the coronavirus. James says he already has one family member who was infected by the virus and he doesn’t want to risk bringing the virus home to his wife and newborn son. — Panthers linebacker Christian Miller has informed the team he has opted out of the 2020 season. The 2019 fourth-round pick out of Alabama played in seven games last year. center_img — Results of Covid-19 testing conducted Sunday show there were no new positive results for the Philadelphia Phillies. The team was traveling to New York to resume its schedule against the Yankees in a Monday night game. The Phillies have not played since July 26. Their opponent in that opening series, the Miami Marlins, had at least 18 players test positive for the coronavirus. — Brewers manager Craig Counsell says bench coach Pat Murphy has been released from the hospital after suffering a heart attack during a team workout Saturday. Milwaukee doesn’t plan to bring in an additional staff member while Murphy recovers. — Indians manager Terry Francona will not be with the club for its series opener in Cincinnati as he deals with a gastrointestinal issue. Francona was scheduled for an exam at the Cleveland Clinic to address his condition. Coach Sandy Alomar Jr. is running the team in Francona’s absence.— Cubs star Kris Bryant is back in the starting lineup against Kansas City after missing two games with a stomach ailment.NBA-SCHEDULE St. Louis has been in quarantine since Thursday in Milwaukee, where the Cardinals’ series last weekend was postponed, and the team is being tested daily. The Cardinals are the second team sidelined by the novel coronavirus since the season started July 23. The Miami Marlins are set to resume play Tuesday in Baltimore.In other MLB news:— Tonight’s game between the Yankees and visiting Phillies was postponed because of the approach of Tropical Storm Isaisas. The game has been rescheduled as part of a doubleheader Wednesday in Philadelphia, where the teams had been scheduled to play single games Wednesday and Thursday.— Marlins CEO Derek Jeter blames the team’s coronavirus outbreak on a collective false sense of security that made players lax about social distancing and wearing masks. Infected were 21 members of the team’s traveling party, including at least 18 players. Jeter says none is seriously ill, and he expects all to return this season. With more than half of the team sidelined, Jeter said the Marlins still can be competitive when their season resumes Tuesday at Baltimore. — Nikolaj Ehlers (NIH’-koh-ly EE’-lurz) scored a third-period power-play goal to give the Winnipeg Jets a 3-2 win over the Calgary Flames. Adam Lowry led the Jets with a goal and an assist as the Jets evened the NHL qualifying series at a game apiece. Vezina Trophy finalist Connor Hellebuyck (HEH’-leh-buhk) made 28 saves for the win.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NFL-RAIDERSNo fans for Raiders’ first season in Las VegasLAS VEGAS (AP) — The Raiders will play their first season in Las Vegas without any fans at their home games because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The team sent a letter to season ticket holders saying that after discussions with health care officials and local leaders, the decision was made not to allow fans. VanVleet scores career-best 36, Raptors top Heat 107-103LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors have opened their NBA restart schedule with back-to-back wins over division leaders.Fred Van Vleet poured in a career-high 36 points and the defending champions followed their win over the Los Angeles Lakers by downing the Miami Heat, 107-103. He finished 7 of 12 from 3-point range and was a perfect 13 of 13 from the line.Pascal Siakam (see-A’-kam) added 22 points and Kyle Lowry had 14 with eight rebounds for Atlantic Division leaders.Goran Dragic had 25 points for the Heat. Also around the NBA:— Michael Porter Jr. contributed a career-high 37 points and Nikola Jokic (nee-KOH’-lah YOH’-kihch) had a triple-double to help the Nuggets top the Thunder, 121-113 in overtime. Jokic had 30 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists to help Denver strengthen its hold on third place in the Western Conference standings.— T.J. Warren followed his career-high 53-point performance by providing 34 in the Pacers’ 111-100 victory over the Wizards. Warren had 16 points in the third quarter to spark a 22-2 run after Washington had fought back into the game. NHL-SCHEDULECanes beat Blueshirts on Svechnikov’s tricklast_img read more

Little Lawler has big game

first_imgGREGORY DIXON/Herald photoErika Lawler may be the smallest person on the ice, but she often has the biggest impact.Listed generously at an even five feet, Lawler has consistently made her presence felt on the ice, despite her small stature. “If you watch us play, you will notice her,” head coach Mark Johnson said. “And that is a good thing.”Even though Lawler often plays against opponents who are more than a foot taller than her, she hardly notices the difference.”I never think about how much shorter I am than someone else,” Lawler said. “Although on a faceoff it can be kind of funny when I am lining up against someone a lot bigger than me and I am at their stick length. But usually, I really never think about it, and if I did think about it, it would probably just hurt me rather than help me.”Though she was never the tallest kid growing up, Lawler has been destined to play hockey from a young age.”I come from a family that plays a lot of hockey,” Lawler said. “My dad played hockey in college, and my aunt played hockey in college, so it is just a family thing I guess. My dad coached me when I was younger, and I have just loved playing hockey ever since I can remember.”The Badgers were lucky Lawler committed to Wisconsin. Originally from Fitchburg, Mass., Lawler never thought she would come to UW. However, she visited Madison by chance when she came to watch the Badgers play the Gophers and figured she should give Wisconsin a look.”Wisconsin was my fifth choice originally,” Lawler said. “When I came here I was like, ‘Wow. This place is amazing.’ Whether it is the coaching staff, the facilities or the campus, everything about this place had a great feel to it.”Ever since coming to UW, the junior has experienced plenty of success. During her freshman campaign, Lawler scored 32 points, sixth best on the team. The next season, she led all sophomores with 38 points. But perhaps best of all, her team won the NCAA Championship both years.Despite her success, Lawler is not concerned with her point totals.”I am not thinking about how many stats I am putting up,” Lawler said. “As long as I can look myself in the mirror after the game and know that I tried my hardest, I consider it a good game. I try not to let points scored define me as a player.””She always seems to be in attack mode,” Johnson said. “She is a very good skater. She likes to have the puck, and when she doesn’t have the puck, she will go and get it.”Equally important has been Lawler’s leadership on and off the ice. As a junior and one of the team’s more experienced players, Lawler has embraced the increased responsibility.”Erika is definitely a leader,” fellow linemate Meghan Duggan said. “Not only is she an upperclassman, but she is a really vocal person on the ice. She knows hockey probably better than anyone on this team. Often times before coach comes in the locker room, she will say ‘Guys, we really need to do this,’ and then Coach (Johnson) will come in and say the exact same thing.””If you look at our forwards, she has probably been our most consistent forward since the beginning of the year,” Johnson said. “She plays every game like it is her last one and she plays tenaciously. I think that rubs off on the other players and helps them learn.”Besides her play on the ice and her leadership off it, Lawler may have helped UW with a little recruiting of her own. Duggan, a sophomore and last year’s WCHA Rookie of the Year, went to the same boarding school as Lawler — Cushing Academy — and roomed with Lawler during high school.”Just because I am here, it does not mean that [Meghan] decided to come here,” Lawler said. “However, I would always talk to her about how much I loved it. So when she is talking to someone who keeps raving about their school, she might have thought that it was worth checking out.”Once you get here and see how amazing this place is, it is an easy decision.”last_img read more