Welcome to BIG EAST basketball.
The Providence Women’s Basketball team begins a new era with Erin Batth taking over the program as head coach. Batth, the first female Black head coach in program history, arrives from Michigan, where she served as an assistant coach for the Wolverines.
Brendan McSorley, Providence, Sr., F (Randolph, N.J.)
To the surprise of no one in the women’s college basketball world, the UConn Huskies are the favorites to win the BIG EAST Conference once again in 2023-2024.
Scott Testori, UConn, Jr., F (Madison, Conn.)
Kayla Briggs, Providence, Fr., F
FloFC is broadcasting college soccer matches from NCAA Divisions I, II and III all season long, with each week bringing a new, exciting slate of matchups to check out from its partner conferences.
Natalie Tavana, Seton Hall, Jr., M
Kyle Linhares, Georgetown, Sr., M (Teaneck, N.J.)
The 2023 BIG EAST Preseason Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Poll was unveiled on Thursday and after winning its sixth BIG EAST Championship in the last seven seasons, Georgetown was projected to remain at the top of the conference as the upcoming season is set to begin. Two Hoyas earned preseason major awards as graduate student midfielder Julia Leas was selected as BIG EAST Preseason Defensive Player of the Year and graduate Allie Augur was voted BIG EAST Preseason Goalkeeper of the Year, both by unanimous votes. Rounding out the major award winners was Butler redshirt senior forward Abby Isger who was picked BIG EAST Preseason Offensive Player of the Year. Isger, Leas and Augur all earned major awards following the 2022 season and enter 2023 as the reigning BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Goalkeeper of the Year. The poll, major awards and Preseason All-BIG EAST Team are decided by a vote of the league’s head coaches who are not permitted to vote for their own teams.
Kyla Gallagher, Providence, Sr., F
Six teams. Four days. One goal.
The 2023 BIG EAST Softball major awards and all-conference selections were released Tuesday, ahead of the BIG EAST Softball Championship Presented by Jeep, which begins Wednesday.