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Bean's Bearings: First Semester Wrap Up and Looking to 2019

Bean's Bearings – December 2018

As we celebrated the holiday season and prepare for the challenges of 2019, the Huskies can look back fondly on the first half of the 2018-2019 academic year with great reasons for pride and gratitude.  Perhaps the biggest news for the athletic program was the installation of Musco LED lighting on all three fields, Hannaford Field, Flaherty Field and the Huskies fantastic softball stadium.  This project was a longtime coming for the Huskies but what a beautiful sight and a truly great addition for the USM programs as well as a benefit for the greater community that utilizes our facilities.  Lights open the door for championships, tournaments and greater utilization of our physical resources.  Many thanks to our donors and University leadership for making this project a reality this past August.

Just prior to the start of the fall preseason, USM Athletics hosted the 30thannual Husky Golf Classic at Falmouth Country Club.  This event continues to grow and brings together strong supporters of the University while raising important dollars for the Huskies.  This past year, 156 players took to the links at Falmouth on a beautiful August day. In addition to our golfers, Pepsi stepped up as our presenting sponsor for the event.  Sodexo, Custom Coach, Cross Insurance, Yankee Ford, Harriman Associates, Gorham House of Pizza, Musco Lighting and Southwest Greens all signed on as major sponsors of the event.  Thirty-six other businesses served as hole sponsors and more than 40 companies donated prizes to the event along with USM Husky Hall of Famer and Falmouth Country Club owner Dick Harris.  It was a great day, mark your calendar for August 12 for the 31st annual Husky Golf Classic.     

 The fall sports season saw many outstanding performances including the Huskies repeat as Little East Conference champions in men's cross country. Coach Ryan Harkleroad's teams have now swept the LEC championships in cross country, indoor and outdoor track for two straight seasons.  This fall also brought the hiring and return of Seth Benjamin to USM.  A former Huskies soccer player and graduate in 2000, Benjamin was hired to lead the women's soccer team this past fall. Under Benjamin's leadership, the Huskies had a phenomenal season, going 14-5-1 overall and advancing to the semi-finals of the Little East Conference Championship.  In his first year at the helm with the Huskies, Benjamin was named Little East Coach of the Year. READ MORE