Syracuse football safety Chauncey Scissum becomes seventh player to leave program this offseason

first_img Published on December 16, 2016 at 7:52 pm Contact Jon: | @jmettus Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse safety Chauncey Scissum has been granted his release and will transfer from Syracuse for his fifth year of eligibility, he announced on Instagram Friday night. He’s the seventh player to leave following Dino Babers’ first season as head coach.“This decision was not an easy one,” he said in the post. “I had to make a tough decision for betterment of self. I am extremely thankful for my family and their continued motivation and support.”Scissum, a redshirt junior, played in just six games this season for SU, recording one assisted tackle against Connecticut. It was a drop off from 2015 when he played in all 12 games, starting seven.Last April, Scissum and defensive back teammate Corey Winfield were stabbed on South Campus, allegedly by former Syracuse player Naesean Howard. Howard has been charged in connection with the case and his trial date has been set for Feb. 21, 2017.Winfield announced his intent to transfer on Nov. 29.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

GFA request to speed up court hearing is bogus: Egbert Faibille

first_imgLawyer for Kumasi based King Faisal Egbert Faibille has chided the Ghana football Association for petitioning the Chief Justice to have a judge mandated exclusively on the ongoing legal tussle which has stalled the start of the Ghana premier league .The court case has been adjourned severally and the Ghana FA in an attempt to ensure further delay, moved to request, special attention for the case from the chief justice. But lawyer Egbert Fabille told JOY Sports in an interview he’s   unimpressed with the FA’s gesture.”I obtained copies of the letter that the Ghana FA sent to the Chief Justice and I felt it was very strange. This is the Ghana FA that has applied to the court to dismiss the cases in question. And at this instance the court has fixed dates for the hearing, so Why then will the Ghana FA, notwithstanding its triggering of the legal judicial process of the applications to dismiss the our case file to the chief Justice administratively to expedite hearing “he hinted   King Faisal, who were relegated last season, are in court to contest rulings by the Disciplinary and Appeals Committees of the Ghana Football Association which dismissed their protest to have points deducted from Aduana Stars.Faisal alleged Aduana failed to pay a fine of GHC 5,000 imposed on them by the D.C within the 14 stipulated days before playing Berekum Chelsea and Heart of Lions. The petitioner sought to have Aduana forfeit two matches in accordance with the provisions of General Regulations of the GFA, but it was twice thrown out The 2014/2015last_img read more

Women’s World Cup 2019: Rose Lavelle defying all odds

first_img“I still don’t really feel quite to my full self but I think my touch is there and all that is there. I think it’s more mentally I don’t feel all there yet. And it’s good to have games like these to help boost my confidence and take more steps to get there,” Lavelle told Omnisport in October.A few months later, Lavelle played a full 90 minutes in a friendly against Japan where she expressed optimism in her recovery and expected to be ready for France.”I’m feeling good,” Lavelle told reporters in March (via “I’m feeling the best I have since my injury. Hopefully, like the team, I just keep getting better with every game.”A glance at Rose Lavelle’s resumeTournament of Nations champion (2018)CONCACAF Women’s champion (2018)National Women’s Soccer League Player of the Month (April 2017) Women’s World Cup 2019: U.S. veterans take pride in leading rookies As one of the U.S. women’s national team’s rising stars, Rose Lavelle has cemented her place on the team in a short amount of time.She graduated from Wisconsin in 2016 and became a member of the National Women’s Soccer League’s Boston Breakers, who selected her with the No. 1 overall pick out of the 2017 NWSL draft, the following year. “I don’t know if you can ever be ready for that moment of your first cap,” Lavelle told Omnisport. “No matter how much you prepare, like I had done so much work leading up to it, but there were still some doubts in my head if I was really good enough to be at that level. Once I got that first game under my belt, it really helped my confidence.”She was then named to the USWNT roster for the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championship, where she appeared in all five games for the Americans and scored three goals.With seven goals in 27 international appearances, she could emerge as a breakout star for the U.S. in the 2019 World Cup. Overcoming adversityLavelle’s road to France hasn’t been an easy one.The midfielder suffered a hamstring injury in the middle of her rookie season in her second game with the USWNT while facing Norway in 2017. She described it as three muscle tears in her hamstring, and it was later announced that she would be out four to six weeks. She re-injured her hamstring again after returning for one start, and sitting out four to six weeks quickly turned into eight months. Just when she started feeling ready to return in February 2018 when the team was preparing for the SheBelieves Cup, she felt more sharp pain in her hamstring. Lavelle said doctors told her they found another tear.”I went into SheBelieves expecting to get cleared to play finally,” Lavelle told ESPN. “And then I got an MRI and found out it was going to be another three months. And I had to start all over. That was the moment that it was finally a little too much for me.”Lavelle returned later that summer and used the 2018 CONCACAF qualifying to her advantage as she worked to regain some of the confidence she lost while watching from the sideline. She scored back-to-back goals for the Americans in a match against Trinidad and Tobago. Just months out from the World Cup she admitted that she didn’t feel 100 percent, even though she was improving on the field.  Lavelle got off to a hot start as she scored two goals in eight games, but she only made 10 appearances for the Breakers after a hamstring injury forced her to miss two months. The following season she joined Washington Spirit — where she currently plays — after Boston folded.She has been playing with the national team since November 2015, which was right after the USWNT brought home its third World Cup title. Her first goal for the USWNT came April 9, 2017, in a game against Russia. Related Newslast_img read more