Ady Cohen finds her fit for Syracuse ice hockey as 3rd-string goalie

first_imgDebra Cohen didn’t intend for her daughter Ady Cohen to play hockey. She wanted to teach Ady how to skate because it’d be a fun thing to do. Ady wasn’t even old enough to be in elementary school and she already found what she loved.Except it was on the other side of the rink.“‘I want to do that,’” Debra Cohen recalls her daughter saying when Ady Cohen saw people playing ice hockey.Ady Cohen was born in Serov, Russia in June 1998. She was adopted by Syracuse alumna Debra Cohen seven months later. The latter brought Ady Cohen to New York and then to Boynton Beach, Florida three years after that. The past stops and Debra Cohen’s influence have shaped the freshman as she settles into Syracuse’s (0-2) third-string goalie spot.Her hockey career began with playing alongside boys despite her male teammates’ doubts about her ability. Although it was nerve wracking for her mother since the boys were so much bigger, she admits in the long run it has likely helped Cohen’s play. They shot harder and played physical, but Cohen was always up for the challenge in net.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn her first few years, Cohen played forward or defender. But she was enamored by what goalies wore.“I liked the equipment, that was my reason for starting (to play goalie),” Cohen said.Growing up in Florida, she was often caught cheering on the NHL’s Florida Panthers. Cohen also rooted for the Los Angeles Kings and saw a game in person during her middle school years.“One day I woke her up just like any other day getting ready for school, but then we drove to the airport and got on a plane and watched the Kings play in the playoffs in L.A.,” Debra Cohen said. “Ady even got to meet (Kings goalie) Jonathan Quick who she loves to watch.”By the time Cohen was in eighth grade, she was given the opportunity to play hockey at Gilmour Academy in Cleveland, Ohio for the next four years. She took the chance to play at an all-girls high school in the north, even after spending her eighth grade year playing on a high school team.Accompanied by her mother, Cohen moved to Cleveland and enrolled in Gilmour ready to attack the transition from playing with boys to girls for the first time.“It was a big change for me,” Cohen said. “The whole environment in Cleveland was a lot different than Florida so it took a year or two to settle in. The guys are obviously more physical so I was always getting knocked around. With the girls I saw a lot of better playing time.”Once she was at Gilmour, Cohen started to receive more attention from colleges looking to recruit her, including SU. What Syracuse’s coaching staff didn’t know, though, was that Cohen’s mother received her doctorate from Syracuse in 1996. She and Ady disagree about who first led her on to Syracuse — Ady claims she started to look at Syracuse without her mom telling her, but Debra says she guided Ady toward SU.“I thought it would be a good idea for her to visit Syracuse and she really felt Syracuse was a good fit,” Debra said. Comments Published on October 4, 2016 at 10:21 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Graham Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Meagher to make League debut against Roscommon

first_imgMaking way are Liam Boland and Emmet Moloney who drop to the subs bench.The starting 15 is:1. Evan Comerford – Kilsheelan-Kilcash2. Shane O’Connell – Golden-Kilfeacle3. John Meagher – Loughmore-Castleiney4. Alan Campbell – Moyle Rovers5. Bill Maher – Kilsheelan-Kilcash6. Robbie Kiely (Capt.) – Carbery Rangers7. Jimmy Feehan – Killenaule8. Liam Casey – Cahir9. Steven O’Brien – Ballina10. Josh Keane – Golden-Kilfeacle11. Jack Kennedy – Clonmel Commercials12. Brian Fox – Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill13. Conor Sweeney – Ballyporeen14. Michael Quinlivan – Clonmel Commercials15. Liam McGrath – Loughmore-CastleineyThrow-in is at 2 o’clock on Sunday afternoon in Semple Stadium.Tipp FM will have live coverage of the game in association with Cleary Motors Renault – Thurles. Liam Kearns has handed a first start to Loughmore Castleiney’s John Meagher for Tipp’s second game of the National Football League.Cahir’s Liam Casey comes into the side to face Roscommon at midfield.last_img read more

Senate Probes ‘Mismanagement’ of Japan Grants

first_imgThe Plenary of the Senate has mandated its committees on Foreign Affairs, and Public Accounts to conduct a full scale probe into the alleged mismanagement of several grants from the Government of Japan.The decision was prompted by a letter from Grand Kru County Senator, Dr. Peter Sonpon Coleman, in which he requested his colleagues to investigate the mismanagement allegation, a situation he claimed, “has the propensity to deprive the people of Liberia of future donor funding, if not corrected.”Senator Coleman recalled the recent media reports of the mismanagement of the Japanese grant, and the subsequent dismissal of two senior officials at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “The two dismissed officials are claiming to be innocent and described themselves as ‘sacrificial lambs’ for the higher ups at the Foreign Ministry and other officials of Government,” he said.The Grand Kru County Lawmaker reminded his colleagues that Liberia is a third world and developing country that is literally reliant on donor funding for major infrastructure projects; to name a few, the Red Light to Ganta road pavement, Harper-Fish Town pavement, two HFO Electricity Power Plants, Mount Coffee Hydro Power Plant Rehabilitation, and the Somalia Drive pavement. All of these projects are funded by the World Bank, African Development Bank, Japanese, Norwegian, German governments and the European Union.”Senator Coleman maintained that “given my personal experience, after many years of interacting with multilateral and bilateral donors, where there is evidence of corruption in funding provided by one donor, it has the propensity to affect funding from other donors.”He emphasized the importance for the Government to conduct a full scale investigation on the alleged mismanagement of the Japanese Government grant, especially in the wake of claims and counter claims at the Foreign Ministry, and what he described as “window dressing” intervention by the Executive.“Madam Presiding and distinguished colleagues, it is in this light that I would like to appeal to the Plenary of the Senate to mandate the Committee on Foreign Affairs to conduct a full scale probe into this very embarrassing scandal so as not to deprive our people of future donor funding,” Coleman said in his letter to plenary.Meanwhile, the two committees have been mandated to report to plenary within one week.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more