Sports In Brief

Kelliher wins award for defense in summer league

GW men’s baseball outfielder Brendon Kelliher was named the 2010 New England Collegiate Baseball League Defensive Player of the Year on Aug. 19. Kelliher played for the Newport Gulls in the NECBL this summer, hitting .289 in 40 at bats with 3 home runs and 18 RBI.

The Colonials senior was GW’s second leading hitter last season with a .381 average and 56 RBI. His .970 fielding percentage also made him one of GW’s best defensive players in 2010.

Adair makes WNBA debut for Minnesota Lynx

Former GW women’s basketball standout Jessica Adair made her WNBA debut Aug. 15 for the Minnesota Lynx in the team’s 83-79 win over the Indiana Fever. Adair scored five points and grabbed eight rebounds in 13 and a half minutes of action.

Adair was signed for Minnesota’s final two regular season games as a last minute replacement for suspended Lynx player Nicky Anosike. The Lynx were in the midst of a playoff race but were eliminated when they fell 98-91 to Los Angeles.

The 6-foot-4 Adair was drafted 34th overall by the Phoenix Mercury in the 2009 WNBA Draft, but was cut by the team before reporting to training camp and did not play in the league in 2009. The former Colonial returned to WNBA training camp this past spring, working out for the majority of the preseason with the Lynx before failing to make the team. In her only preseason appearance, Adair scored 14 points, grabbed six rebounds and blocked three shots in 26 minutes of action against the Chicago Sky.

Upcoming Games

Women’s Soccerat GeorgetownWashington, D.C. Friday, 3 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball DC Challenge vs. Georgetown (at American University) Washington, D.C. Friday, 5 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball DC Challenge vs. American (at George Mason) Fairfax, Va. Saturday, 11 a.m.

Women’s Volleyball DC Challenge at George Mason Fairfax, Va. Saturday, 11 a.m.

Women’s Soccer at Robert Morris Moon Township, Pa. Sunday, 1 p.m.

Number Crunch: 13

The number of minutes former GW women’s basketball star Jessica Adair played in her WNBA debut last Sunday.

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