Duke women’s basketball coach to be inducted into Maine Hall of Fame

From News ReleasesJune 4, 2014 

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Duke head coach Joanne P. McCallie argues a call during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game after the game at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Friday, March 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)


— Duke women’s basketball coach Joanne P. McCallie will be inducted into the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame Aug. 21 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine.

McCallie will be a part of the inaugural Hall of Fame class that features 16 players, five coaches, one official and one contributor.

McCallie, who recently completed her seventh season with the Blue Devils, was a basketball phenom at Brunswick High School in Maine, where she earned All-State honors two years in a row. Following her high school career, Joanne Polumbo McCallie accepted a scholarship to Northwestern University. She earned All-Big Ten honorable mention accolades as a senior and led the Wildcats to the second round of the NCAA tournament.

She began her coaching career at the University of Maine and guided the Black Bears to seven straight 20-win campaigns, six consecutive NCAA tournament appearances and a 167-73 overall record. She coached at Michigan State for seven years before accepting the Duke position and led the Spartans to a 149-75 record and an appearance in the NCAA Championship game in 2005, when she was named the 2005 National Coach of the Year.

Since taking over the Duke program, McCallie has led the Blue Devils to a 202-42 overall record, three ACC Championships and NCAA tournament appearances each of her seven years, including four straight quarterfinals from 2010-13. McCallie has been named the ACC Coach of the Year in 2013, 2012 and 2010.

McCallie is one of only three Division I head coaches to lead three programs to the NCAA Tournament and is the first Division I head coach to be named league coach of the year in four conferences.

Women’s lacrosse

North Carolina: Inside Lacrosse has named Tar Heels attacker Sydney Holman its 2014 national Rookie of the Year. Holman is the first Tar Heels women’s lacrosse player to win the award.

Holman, also the ACC Co-Freshman of the Year, led the Tar Heels in assists with a UNC freshman-record 27 in 2014. The 27 assists are the second-highest total in school history and ranked third in the ACC. She also scored 34 goals.

She finished second on the team in points with 61 (tied as the second-best freshman season in program history) despite missing four of 20 possible games due to injury. In her first month as a college player, she tied the UNC single-game record with six assists vs. Vanderbilt on Feb. 22.

Holman joined classmates Molly Hendrick, Maggie Bill and Caylee Waters on the Inside Lacrosse 2014 All-Rookie Team.

Holman tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee on April 24 against Boston College and missed the final three games of the year.

Men’s Soccer

North Carolina: The Tar Heels have hired Kevin Hudson as an assistant coach.

Hudson spent the last seven seasons at SMU (2007-13) as an assistant coach and the recruiting coordinator for one of the top men’s soccer programs in the country. His last six recruiting classes have all been ranked inside the top 25.

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