Quick Hits: Larin named MLS Rookie of the Year, men’s soccer falls to Tulsa


In this May 2, 2015, file photo, Orlando City ‘s Cyle Larin during the second half of an international friendly soccer game, in Orlando, Fla. Orlando City forward Cyle Larin has been voted Major League Soccer’s Rookie of the Year, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. (John Raou, File/AP)

It was another busy week in UConn athletics. Many teams continued their quest for postseason success, while one notable alum continued to make headlines as a pro athlete.

Here are some of the highlights from the week:

Larin named MLS Rookie of the Year

Former UConn men’s soccer standout Cyle Larin was named the MLS Rookie of the Year in a landslide on Monday, capping a stellar first season in Major League Soccer. The Orlando City forward netted 17 goals, shattering the rookie goal scoring record previously held by Damani Ralph, another UConn alum, in 2003.

Men’s soccer falls in conference championship game

For the second straight year, the UConn men’s soccer team saw their NCAA tournament hopes dashed in penalty kicks. The No. 3-seeded Huskies played to a 1-1 tie through overtime, but fell to No. 4-seed Tulsa 4-3 in penalty kicks.

Considered a long shot for an at-large bid, UConn’s fate is now in the hands of the selection committee. The NCAA selection show is Monday at 1:00 p.m.

UConn wideout Bradley leaves program

UConn wide receiver Dhameer Bradley is leaving the program, his father and the school confirmed on Thursday.

Bradley, who has not played this season, had been taking time away from the team to work on academics and get back into physical shape after an injury over the summer. However, he saw his role decreasing this season and decided that his football future lay elsewhere.

Field hockey advances to Final Four

The Huskies (21-0) advance to the Final Four for the fourth time in five years, defeating Boston College by a 1-0 scoreline. Roisin Upton’s first half goal sends the Huskies to Michigan, where they’ll take on No. 1 overall seed Syracuse. Check out Bryan Lambert’s recap for more.

Pete Harasyko is a staff writer for The Daily Campus. He can be reached via email at peter.harasyko@uconn.edu.

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