Leandro A. Vazquez named to Board of Trustees of Champlain College

first_imgBURLINGTON, Vt. Leandro A. Vazquez of Charlotte has been named to the Board of Trustees of Champlain College. Vazquez is an investment manager specializing in the commodity hedge fund business and structured financial products. He works mainly with European markets. Vazquez is married to Amy P. Vazquez and they have two sons, Leandro Jr., 9, and Santiago, 6. Both attend Charlotte Central School.Vazquez attended the University of Vermont and is an alumnus of Lynn University. He is an active Vermonter who enjoys cycling, skiing, hiking, hunting and fishing.Vazquez is joining the board of a 130-year-old private college that offers professionally focused programs balanced by an integrated core curriculum. Champlain College has become recognized as a national leader in educating students to become skilled practitioners, effective professionals and global citizens. U.S.News America’s Best Colleges has again ranked Champlain in the top tier of the best baccalaureate colleges in the north.last_img read more

UWF Volleyball Completes Regular Season Undefeated in the Conference

first_imgUWF Volleyball Completes Regular Season Undefeated in the Conference Share Nov. 3, 2007 Box Score  PENSACOLA, Fla. – The West Florida Volleyball team finished conference play with a 12-0 record, after defeating Montevallo 30-20, 30-18, 30-23 Saturday afternoon at the UWF Fieldhouse. The Argos now 29-4 overall will be the number #1 seed going into the Gulf South Conference Tournament, which starts on Friday in Searcy, Arkansas. “It’s amazing,” claimed Junior Kimberly Clark, “it’s something new for me and the program.” This is the first Argonaut Volleyball team to complete the season undefeated in conference.The Argonauts had total command of the match vs. Montevallo, as the Falcons biggest and latest lead any game was at 3-1 in the third game, but UWF scored eight of the next nine points and was never threatened. Clark and Chelsea Wilhoite helped the Argos off to a quick start, as both had four kills in game one. Isabela Gualberto did most of the damage in game two with six kills, and Luciana Rapach finished off the Falcons in game three with five kills. Ten different Argonauts recorded a kill, as the offense was spread around to everyone.What makes the Argonauts such a good team this year39 Kimberly Clark had this answer, “It’s about being a family on and off the court, some great coaching, and coaches that make us feel comfortable.” Danielle Spitzer added, “Its’ eye opening, we get better every day, and it’s neat, because we improve each day. I get chills just thinking about it.”In today’s match, Gualberto and Montevallo’s Katy Handrick led the way with 10 total kills. Madeline Gonzalez, with 24 assists, and Rapach with 10 assists, did a great job setting up the Argo attackers. Meanwhile, Jerica Carter led the defense with 11 digs. Montevallo’s Cami Johnson led everyone in the match with 13 digs. The loss dropped Montevallo to 11-27 on the season, and 4-8 in the conference.West Florida is set to play Ouachita Baptist on Friday at 2:30 pm in the opening round of the Gulf South Conference tournament. Senior Danielle Spitzer was excited about the 12-0 conference record, “It’s unbelievable, our team is performing so much better than I expected. I’m very excited and trying to stay mentally prepared for the conference tournament.” Spitzer added her thoughts on how to win the conference tournament, “It will take discipline, no team can be overlooked, and we just have to stay together and have fun.” Junior Kimberly Clark added her comments on the conference tournament, “We have to play every game with confidence, and play every game like it’s the National Championship, because if we lose we go home.””It’s absolutely amazing” claimed Freshmen Chelsea Wilhoite when asked how it felt to go 12-0 in the conference. She added that to win the tournament, “It will take everybody, we are going to have some good practices coming up, and when everyone comes ready to play, and is on their game, then there is no stopping us.”The Argos have been virtually unstoppable in conference play this year, and seven different players have been awarded a conference player of the week honor during the year. The depth and overall strength of the Argonaut Volleyball team is apparent, as they have set team records for most wins in a season, and most conference wins. It looks like other accomplishments may yet to come.Spitzer and Gualberto have both had outstanding performances down the stretch as the Senior leaders, and along with Sarah Harrison, who is a true team player, the Argos are losing three quality people following this season. Freshmen Chelsea Wilhoite commented on losing the seniors, “It will be hard, because they are our big hitters, but I have a feeling that coach will bring in some good hitters to join our team.”The unblemished conference record of 12-0 didn’t come easy, as the Argos had to go on the road to beat West Georgia, who had won 17 in a row and took a 2-1 on the Argos. The Argos pulled out the come-from-behind win, and then went to West Alabama and knocked off the then unbeaten (18-0) Tigers in a thrilling 3-1 win. Finally, the Argos were down 0-2 to West Georgia at home and clawed back to keep the undefeated dream alive. Clark recalled the most exciting point of the season, “The West Alabama match on the road. It was our biggest battle with a lot of fans. We brought a bus load of fans and it was a close match.”With the regular season conference matches completed, the next task is the conference tournament. The tournament is in Searcy, Arkansas on November 9th and 10th. All West Florida matches will be broadcast on stretch internet. The opening match is Friday, Nov. 9th at 2:30 pm, and the opponent is Ouachita Baptist. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more