The Recorder

Bowens Returns From Two Torn ACLs

Patrick Gustavson, Sports Editor

May 8, 2019

Filed under Baseball, Player Profile, Sports

When TT Bowens dug into the batter’s box in the bottom of the fifth inning against Stony Brook on April 10 and drove a pitch into right-center field and legged out a standup triple, it seemed ordinary for the redshirt sophomore...

Hugley ‘Handles His Business’

Patrick Gustavson, Outgoing Sports Editor

May 7, 2019

Filed under Basketball, Feature, Player Profile, Sports

On the hardwood, Central Connecticut's Joe Hugley is a captain, an emotional and vocal player and one who leads by example. Off the court, he always carries himself with a smile, laughing and cracking jokes. Though it has not...

Matthews Adds Strong Bat To Central Offense

Ryan Jones, Assistant Sports Editor

April 23, 2019

Filed under Baseball, Player Profile, Sports

Though he may be unrelated to the singer, Dave Matthews has kept the ants of Central Connecticut's baseball team marching in his first year with the team. Transferring from Johnson and Wales last season, it was unsure how quickly...

Appel Transitions To Bullpen

Patrick Gustavson, Sports Editor

April 16, 2019

Filed under Baseball, Player Profile, Sports

Mike Appel entered his senior year at Central Connecticut as a three-year starter who even got the nod at an NCAA Tournament Regional game as a sophomore in 2017. Things were shaping up to be the same, but a freak accident...

Backlund Shines All Over The Diamond

Daniel Fappiano, Layout Editor

April 16, 2019

Filed under Player Profile, Softball, Sports

As Carli Backlund set out to play first base at the collegiate level for the first time, she was nervous but ready to help her team win.  Just seven games into her career as a Blue Devil, the young infielder was forced to step...

Loda Steps In Behind The Dish

Patrick Gustavson, Sports Editor

April 3, 2019

Filed under Baseball, Player Profile, Sports

When Sam Loda came to Central Connecticut in 2018, he was the clear heir apparent to the catcher job that had been held down for four years by Nick Garland. But Loda was thrust into action sooner than expected due to injuries,...

Inside Tom Curtin’s Turnaround

Patrick Gustavson, Sports Editor

March 25, 2019

Filed under Baseball, Player Profile, Sports

Just two years ago, Tom Curtin tossed 3.2 shutout innings against Sacred Heart in the Northeast Conference Championship game as a sophomore, earning the win and propelling the Central Connecticut baseball team to the NCAA Tournament. But...

Adelberger Steps Up Under New Coach

Ryan Jones, Assistant Sports Editor

March 19, 2019

Filed under Lacrosse, Player Profile, Sports

Coach turnover can be one of the hardest challenges an athlete can face in their career. For Central Connecticut lacrosse senior Carson Adelberger, there have been three different head coaches over her four-year tenure at the sch...

Dolegala Leaves CCSU As A Champion, Record-Holder

Daniel Fappiano, Layout Editor

November 29, 2018

Filed under Football, Player Profile, Showcase, Sports

  When quarterback Jacob Dolegala made his first career start for Central Connecticut, the true freshman threw for just 93 yards in a 38-9 loss. Fast forward four years, 8,129 passing yards, 48 passing touchdowns and one...

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