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Inaugural women's soccer coach inducted into EMU Hall of Fame

Inaugural women’s soccer head coach Paul Scicluna is one of seven individuals to be inducted into the Eastern Michigan University athletics hall of fame as announced on Wednesday afternoon by the E-Club Alumni Chapter.

Scicluna coached the EMU women’s soccer team from its first year in 1994 until 1999 when he passed away tragically while recruiting for the team.

2015 MAC Football Preview Guide

Eastern Michigan Eagles

Head Coach: Chris Creighton 2nd Season Record at EMU: 2-10

Record Last Season: 2-10, 1-7 MAC Record Last Five Seasons: 14-46

Top Returning Starters With 2014 Statistics:

Offense:

QB Reggie Bell- 1,297 yards passing, 9 TDs

Defense:

DL Pat O’Connor- 64 tackles, 7.5 sacks

Western Michigan Broncos

Head Coach: PJ Fleck 3rd Season Record at WMU: 9-16

Record Last Season: 8-5, 6-2 MAC Record Last Five Seasons: 26-36

Top Returning Starters With 2014 Statistics:

Offense:

RB Jarvion Franklin- 1,551 yards, 24 TDs

Defense:

LB Grant DePalma- 102 tackles, 8 TFL

Central Michigan Chippewas

Head Coach: John Bonamego 1st Season Record at CMU: 0-0

Record Last Season: 7-6, 5-3 MAC Record Last Five Seasons: 26-36

Top Returning Starters With 2014 Statistics:

Offense:

QB Cooper Rush- 2,664 yards, 20 TDs

Defense:

DB Tony Annese- 74 tackles, 3 INT

Ball State Cardinals

Head Coach: Pete Lembo 5th Season Record at BSU: 30-20

Record Last Season: 5-7, 4-4 MAC Record Last Five Seasons: 34-28

Top Returning Starters With 2014 Statistics:

Offense:

QB Jack Milos- 1,302 yards, 9 TDs

Defense:

LB Ben Ingle- 87 tackles

Northern Illinois Huskies

Head Coach: Rod Carey 3rd Season Record at NIU: 23-6

Record Last Season: 11-3, 7-1 MAC Record Last Five Seasons: 57-13 (2011, 2012, 2014 MAC Champions)

Top Returning Starters With 2014 Statistics:

Offense:

QB Drew Hare- 2,322 yards, 18 TDs

Defense:

DE Perez Ford- 54 tackles, 9 TFL, 5 sacks

Toledo Rockets

Head Coach: Matt Campbell 4th Season Record at UT: 26-13

Record Last Season: 9-4, 7-1 MAC Record Last Five Seasons: 42-22

Top Returning Starters With 2014 Statistics:

Offense:

RB Kareem Hunt- 1,631 yards, 16 TDs

Defense:

DE/LB Trent Voss- 77 tackles, 15 TFL

Bowling Green Falcons

Head Coach: Dino Babers 2nd Season Record at BGSU: 8-6

Record Last Season: 8-6, 5-3 MAC Record Last Five Seasons: 33-32 (2013 MAC Champions)

Top Returning Starters With 2014 Statistics:

Offense:

RB Travis Greene- 949 yards, 12 TDs

Defense:

DB Nick Johnson- 72 tackles, 5 INTs

Ohio Bobcats

Head Coach: Frank Solich 10th Season Record at Ohio: 72-56

Record Last Season: 6-6, 4-4 MAC Record Last Five Seasons: 40-25

Top Returning Starters With 2014 Statistics:

Offense:

RB AJ Ouellette- 785 yards, 7 TDs

Defense:

LB Jovon Johnson- 67 tackles, 10 TFL

Buffalo Bulls

Head Coach: Alex Wood 1st Full Season Record at UB: 2-2

Record Last Season: 5-6, 3-4 MAC Record Last Five Seasons: 22-38

Top Returning Starters With 2014 Statistics:

Offense:

QB Joe Licata-2,647 yards, 29 TDs

Defense:

LB Jarrett Franklin- 48 tackles

Akron Zips

Head Coach: Terry Bowden 4th Season Record at Akron: 11-25

Record Last Season: 5-7, 3-5 MAC Record Last Five Seasons: 13-47

Top Returning Starters With 2014 Statistics:

Offense:

QB Kyle Pohl- 2,189 yards, 9 TDs

Defense:

LB Jatavis Brown- 99 tackles, 14 TFL

Miami Redhawks

Head Coach: Chuck Martin 2nd Season Record at Miami: 2-10

Record Last Season: 2-10, 2-6, 5-3 MAC Record Last Five Seasons: 20-42

Top Returning Starters With 2014 Statistics:

Offense:

QB Andrew Hendrix-3,280 yards, 23 TDs

Defense:

DB Heath Harding- 97 Tackles, 2 INTs

Kent State Golden Flashes

Head Coach: Paul Haynes 3rd Season Record at KSU: 6-17

Record Last Season: 2-9, 1-6 MAC Record Last Five Seasons: 27-34

Top Returning Starters With 2014 Statistics:

Offense:

QB Colin Reardon- 2,466 yards, 14 TDs

Defense:

DB Nate Holley- 137 tackles

Verdi receives six-year contract extension

Eastern Michigan women’s basketball coach Tory Verdi received a contract extension for three years added onto his current contract following his teams 24-13 season. The contract extension was approved at the Board of Regents meeting on June 16, 2015.

Ward gets workout with Detroit Pistons

Former Eastern Michigan men's basketball forward Karrington Ward has started his journey towards the NBA draft as he tried out for the Detroit Pistons on Friday June 19.

Column: EMU Soccer is better than the "Power Three"

When it comes to the athletics program at Eastern Michigan University, Mid-American Conference regular season wins, titles, appearances in MAC tournaments and championships are the most important goals for the respective teams.

And no team at Eastern Michigan University has exemplified and attained these goals in the past five years more than the Women’s Soccer team, led by head coach Scott Hall.