When asked about being named MAAC Libero of the Week for two consecutive weeks, Marist senior Brooke Zywick responded, “I wouldn’t have won either of the awards without the rest of the girls on my team. We all work together as a unit.” The Red Fox unit now has nine straight victories, remaining undefeated in MAAC play as they continue their hot streak.
As the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play began this week, the Red Foxes (10-2, 2-0 MAAC) continued their torrid start to the season by sweeping three consecutive sets from both Canisius College (1-10, 1-1 MAAC) and Niagara University (4-8, 0-2 MAAC).
Adrian Peterson is now the latest NFL star to be arrested for a form of violence, this time in the form of alleged child abuse. On September 12, 2014, the 29-year old running back for the Minnesota Vikings was formally charged with reckless or negligent injury to a child after he struck his four year old son between 10 to 15 times with a tree branch, cutting the boy’s scrotum, buttocks, ankles, back, and thighs, not to mention the defensive wounds on the boy’s hands.
By now, I am pretty sure most of you have at least heard of Ray Rice and what he did to his then-fiancée. On February 15, 2014, Rice was arrested for the assault of Janay Palmer, his fiancée at the time, at a casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He was later indicted on third-degree aggravated assault but the charges were dropped after he agreed to take court-supervised counseling. In response to the ordeal, the NFL suspended Rice for the first two games of the upcoming 2014-2015 season. Two games, that’s it. Some might say “Well, the NFL took action, so what’s the big deal?” Let’s compare Rice’s suspensions with some other current suspensions.
The Marist volleyball team played spectacularly this past weekend, winning every game against West Point Academy, Lafayette College, Delaware State University, and Lehigh University.