Tamshui line opens

first_imgTAIPEI Mass Rapid Transit System formally opened its Tamshui heavy metro line on March 28. Running northwest from Taiwan Railway Administration’s Main Station in the heart of the capital to the suburban town of Tamshui, the line largely follows the alignment of a former narrow-gauge branch. The first contracts for the Red line were awarded in 1987, with the aim of having trains running by the end of 1993. The first cars arrived in November 1992, and test running was formally inaugurated on September 27 1994.Revenue services began immediately after the 09.30 opening ceremony on March 28, although this was marred by protests about the NT$80 metro fare being higher than the NT$65 bus fare. At the opening ceremony, Taipei Mayor Chen Shui-bian announced that the MRT’s Chungho line would open at the end of 1998, and the Nankang line by 2000. olast_img read more

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China’s first 8 MW offshore wind turbine enters operation

first_imgVideo Playerhttps://cdn5.prnasia.com/202006/ShanghaiElectric/video.mp400:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Wind-Solar-Storage-IoT Combo The demonstration project for an integrated solution features a 4 MW offshore wind turbine and 2.42 MW rooftop photovoltaics. It also incorporates energy storage, charging pile equipment with a 2 MWh capacity, a set of intelligent building environment control systems, 5G+ industrial internet of things, microgrid control center, and energy management system, among all other elements. The 8 MW turbine is the outcome of an agreement signed with Siemens Gamesa in March 2018 which gives Shanghai Electric a license to produce and sell SGRE’s 8.0-167DD offshore machines in the Chinese market. The Shanghai Electric Project team used lithium batteries as a supporting power source, so the Power Conversion System can regulate the voltage and frequency to the reference value. When the 8 MW turbine goes into an idle state which synchronizes and connects to the microgrid bus voltage, and the wind reaches the cut in speed, the wind turbine officially starts power generation, then the team can increase the load while retaining the system frequency, until the microgrid is operating at full load mode. The solution has been modified to address conditions across the Asia-Pacific region such as typhoons, and tropical storms which could seriously damage the grid infrastructure and even lead to blackouts of the area, Shanghai Electric said. The restoration of the microgrid from a black start condition is therefore important to microgrid operators. Shanghai Electric has commissioned China’s first 8 MW offshore wind turbine, which is now entering operation. Shanghai Electric is also exploring solutions that combine renewable energy-based integrated energy systems such as wind, solar power, and energy storage systems, coupled with a 5G+ industrial internet of things. The 8MW-167 offshore turbine, which features the “black start” technology, produces 20% more electricity and reduces the Levelised Cost of Electricity (LCOE) by around 11% compared to the 7MW-154 wind turbine, Shanghai Electric said. Shanghai Electric said that the company is now ”in a prime position to capitalize on the growing Chinese offshore turbine market, where up to 26 GW may be grid-connected by the end of 2025.” The 8 MW offshore wind turbine features 81.4-metre blades, producing a rotor diameter of 167 metres and a swept area of 21,900 square metres. It was tested onshore at the Shantou Haojiang offshore industrial park. last_img read more

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Utaka craves support for Super Eagles coach Rohr

first_imgFormer Nigeria international, John Utaka, believes Gernot Rohr needs support to succeed as coach of the Super Eagles. “The boys know him more than the previous person, so give him that chance and support just like the little they did with Bonfere Jo at the Olympics,” Utaka told Brila FM. “He might do better than what he has done but I think, he will do a good job.” Utaka made 49 appearances for the Super Eagles, scoring six goals and featured for the side at the 2002 World Cup. read also:Super Eagles coach Rohr accepts NFF pay cut The former Rennes attacker also played a significant role as Nigeria finished third at the 2006 Africa Cup of Nations. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The German tactician was appointed as manager of the West Africans in 2016 and has made a meaningful contribution to the side since his arrival. Rohr is set to sign a new contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) as his current deal with the governing body is set to expire next month. The 66-year-old guided the Super Eagles to the 2018 World Cup in Russia where they were eliminated at the group stage and led the side to finish third at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. Utaka believes the German tactician can perform better than his predecessors if backed.Advertisement Promoted ContentWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?The Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooHe Didn’t Agree With His Character Becoming Gay And Quit A RoleYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime Loading… last_img read more

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New FIFA rule could benefit exciting Newcastle talent

first_imgA rule change by FIFA could do a big favour for one Newcastle United talent. Kelland Watts is one of the most exciting young players to come out of the Magpies’ academy in recent years. The 20-year-old, who can play midfield and centre-back, has been named on the subs bench a couple of times for Premier League games but hasn’t yet made his competitive debut. But could that change between now and the end of the season? According to The Chronicle, Newcastle boss Steve Bruce has the option to use him over the next nine Premier League games.Advertisement Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyThe Best Cars Of All TimeWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them Loading… Watts returned from his loan at Mansfield Town recently and having also represented Stevenage during the first half of the campaign, was unable to play for his parent club this season. In England, players were only permitted to play for two clubs in the one season, but The Chronicle has claimed that FIFA has modified its rule, making it three teams instead of two. Considering he’s already made the bench in a Premier League game this season – away at Wolves in January – the player is obviously known to Bruce and it’ll be interesting to see if the veteran manager gives him a taste of the big time between now and the end of the 2019-20 campaign. read also:FIFA changes transfer windows rules Bruce’s side are 13th in the table and eight points clear of the relegation zone. It’s entirely possible that they’ll be mathematically safe over the coming weeks and when that happens, it’s also possible that the United boss could start experimenting by using young players. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Hope For The Warriors check presentation during Saturday’s Super Nationals program

first_imgIMCA matches the amount given by Casey’s. The official convenience store of IMCA, Casey’s has supported Hope For The Warriors with previ­ous fundraisers that include donations made at Super Nationals every year since 2013 that now total $30,000. Representatives of Hope For The Warriors will attend the Saturday, Sept. 7 race program at Boone Speedway, during the 37th annual IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Officials from both Casey’s and IMCA will present a check to Hope For The Warri­ors in front of the flagstand during a break in the Saturday race program.  BOONE, Iowa – For the seventh straight year, Casey’s General Store and IMCA will give back to men and women of the armed services who have given so much.center_img Ankeny-based Casey’s General Stores, the presenting sponsor for Super Nationals, donates $10 for each heat race won by a Modified, Late Model, Stock Car, Hobby Stock, Northern SportMod or Sport Compact driver displaying a Casey’s decal between Sept. 2 and Sept. 6.  Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a nationwide, non-profit organization that assists post-9/11 service members who have sustained physical and psychologi­cal wounds in the line of duty, their families and families of the fallen.last_img read more

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Family of Ex-FBI Agent, Coral Springs Resident Bob Levinson Says He Died in Iranian Custody

first_imgThe family of Robert Levinson, an ex-FBI agent and Coral Springs resident who had been held captive in Iran for 13 years, says he has died in Iranian custody.Levinson’s family posted their statement on Twitter, adding that they recently received information from U.S. officials that has led them and the family to believe he passed away before the coronavirus pandemic.“It is impossible to describe our pain,” the statement reads. “Our family will spend the rest of our lives without the most amazing manwe have ever known, a new reality that is inconceivable to us. His grandchildren will never meet him. They will only know him through the stories we tell them.”Levinson was the longest held U.S. hostage in history.He was reportedly captured in the Iranian island of Kish in 2007.The family later admitted that he had been working for the CIA.Statement from the Levinson Family pic.twitter.com/0t3YLvGJIc— Help Bob Levinson (@HelpBobLevinson) March 25, 2020 Meanwhile, Iran’s government has never acknowledged arresting Levinson, who worked as a private investigator at the time of his disappearance.In 2016, four American hostages were freed from Iranian captivity in connection with money the Obama Administration sent to Iran as a weapons payment reimbursement.However, Levinson was not on that plane.Last November, Iranian officials sent a message to the United Nations, referring to Levinson’s case as “ongoing.”That occurred shortly after the U.S. government raised the reward for information leading to Levinson’s safe return to $25 million.Renewed Hope for Broward Family of FBI Agent Bob Levinson Held in Iranlast_img read more

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‘You are role models’ – Cameron tells cricketers

first_imgGuyana continues to be the success story for a renewed West Indies trustPRESIDENT of Cricket West Indies (CWI) Dave Cameron believes that cricketers around the region have been looked upon as role models, and as such CWI looks forward for their support in changing the image of the Caribbean region.Cameron made the comment on Wednesday evening during his feature address at the Guyana Cricket Board annual awards ceremony held at the Umana Yana.“You, the cricketers, do not represent Guyana alone, but just remember you represent the people of the West Indies, and as a Guyanese you are a West Indian … if you are a Jamaican you are a West Indian,” Cameron said.Keemo Paul receives his award for being the Most Promising Male Cricketer-of-the-Year.He added, “I want you to understand that as players, you are ambassadors for the region, so when you go out to play I want you to understand that you represent us as ambassadors for this wonderful region we are all a part of.”Cameron has been able to move West Indies cricket from a position of indebtedness to one of profitability but he has come under attack from some quarters after his hardline measures in order to achieve his goal. He has cracked the whip in terms of accountability and this has been one of the factors, added to prudent financial management, which have landed the board in a position of profitability.Cameron intends to work with the players to take West Indies cricket right back up the ladder. During his last term he had to deal with the issue of the players coming back from an aborted tour of India and player relations with the board was not at its best.However, the successful Jamaican businessman said with the new strategic plan, it is the intention of CWI to have the players at the forefront.“Our trust in our new strategic plan going forward is having our cricketers lead us, and if you lead us then we will follow and support,” Cameron stated.Further Cameron pointed out that Guyana continues to be the success story for a renewed West Indies trust.He made special mention of directors Anand Sanasie and Anand Kalladeen, for their leadership not only in Guyana’s cricket but their invaluable contribution to Cricket West Indies (CWI).Finally, the CWI boss reminded the gathering that while West Indies have a far distance to be world champions in Test cricket, he is confident of the possibility once more.Meanwhile, Minister of Social Cohesion, with responsibility for Culture, Youth and Sport, Dr George Norton in his remarks pointed out that the achievements by each awardee play a significant role in the Ministry’s vision and mission of social cohesion.Sheldon Charles isawarded for Most Runs, Wickets and Most Valuable Player in the Regional Under-15 Tournament.Dr Norton related that while the ministry is playing its part in providing the balls for secondary school cricket, suitable playing conditions of grounds countrywide should be a front-burner issue.He congratulated both the awardees and the GCB for ensuring that the rich tradition of the sport is upheld.Further, prior to those two speeches ,acting GCB president Fizul Bacchus highlighted some of the major achievements.Meanwhile, Cricket Journalist-of-the-Year Rajiv Bisnauth, who spoke on behalf of the awardees, thanked the GCB and its administrative team who considered it necessary to acknowledge the continued efforts, as the awardees all strive to ensure Guyana’s cricket remains at the highpoint not only locally, but also regionally.He called on the awardees to use their self-motivation, not only to reach out for personal goals, but also to let them assist in building on our rich tradition of the game, and since the Guyana Cricket Board is on a journey to “greatness”, it can only succeed through the combined support of our individual contribution.Shimron Hetmyer was named male Cricketer-of-the-Year while Shemaine Campbelle won the female version of the award.Other awardees are as follow: Shabeka Gajnabi (Most Promising Female Cricketer-of-the-Year), Keemo Paul (Most Promising Male Cricketer-of-the-Year), Bhaskar Yadram (Junior Cricketer-of-the-Year), Shivnarine Chanderpaul (Senior Regional Cricketer-of-the-Year), Sheldon Charles (Most Runs, Wickets and Most Valuable Player in the Regional Under-15 Tournament), Sachin Singh (Most Runs in the Regional Under-17 Tournament), Kevlon Anderson (Most wickets and Most Valuable Player in the Regional Under-17 Tournament), Raymond Perez (Most Runs and Most Valuable Player in the Regional Under-19Cricket Journalist-of-the-Year Rajiv Bisnauth, speaks on behalf of the awardees.Tournament), Ashmead Nedd Most Wickets in the Regional Under-19 Tournament).Special Service Awards went to: Bharrat Sookdeo – Tuschen Sports Club, Rayon Griffith, Esaun Crandon, Rajiv Bisnauth, Grantley Culbard and Daniel Richmond (posthumously).Special Recognition Awards went to: Shimron Hetmyer, Raymon Reifer, Joshua Persaud, Bhaskar Yadram, Ronaldo Alimohamed, Ashmead Nedd and Raymond Perez.Corporate awards were given to Hand-in-Hand Group of Companies, Scotiabank, Dave West Indian Exports, Sterling Products Limited and Demerara Mutual Group of Companies. The Club-of-the-Year award was won by the Albion Sports Club.The recipients of team awards were: Guyana Jaguars, Guyana Male Under-19 team and the National Female Under-19 team.last_img read more

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Recording artist Akon meets with USC students

first_imgIt’s not every day that students get the opportunity to pitch their ideas for a nationwide media campaign on energy poverty to a five-time GRAMMY Award nominee. But on Wednesday, students in Professor Steven Lamy’s IR 210: “Introductory Theory and Analysis in International Relations” got to do just that.Leading generations · Recording artist Akon spoke to students about the #PowerProject Campaign Lab, which had its first launch at USC. – Paul Jung | Daily Trojan“I’m here because we are the voice of the future,” philanthropist and recording artist Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Bongo Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam, popularly known by his stage name Akon, told IR 210 students Wednesday morning in Taper Hall of the Humanities.“You guys are the next leaders, the next decision-makers, the next entrepreneurs,” he said.More than 100 students joined Akon and representatives from the global advocacy and campaign organization, the ONE Campaign, for the first ever #PowerProject Campaign Lab. Making its debut at USC, the #PowerProject Campaign Lab is an opportunity for students to brainstorm ideas for ONE’s new social media campaign to combat energy poverty.“Congress needs our convincing, which is why we launched the campaign lab to get your ideas,” ONE Campaign representative and IR 210 alumnus Michael Drachkovitch told students. “We believe that your generation is poised to make this difference and this change.”ONE at USC President, Annette Aharonian, and director of recruitment Audrey Weber opened the program with a question and answer session with Akon in which both his own personal connection to the project and the power of celebrity diplomacy were discussed. Akon told the students about his reasons for supporting the project, sharing his own experiences in his native country of Senegal.“I experienced lack of energy firsthand,” Akon said. “I grew up in a rural village where we used kerosene lights, and kerosene can be hazardous in so many ways.”The remainder of the event was allotted for student groups to present their proposals for the ONE Campaign’s Power Project, an online letter-writing tool aimed at enabling people to send letters to their congressional representatives in support of bipartisan legislation to bring modern energy access to more than 50 million people in sub-Saharan Africa.“It is a major IR issue — global poverty,” Professor Lamy said in an email to the Daily Trojan. “We talk a great deal about human security, freedom from fear and freedom from want, and the issue fits perfectly with our class.”Students assembled presentations of their own vision for the Power Project, integrating different social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. All proposals were geared towards the campaign’s ultimate goal of generating at least 50,000 letters sent to Congress between June 16 and July 31.Of the 31 entries submitted, eight groups were given the opportunity to pitch their campaign proposal and receive feedback directly from Akon and ONE Campaign representatives. All proposals will contend to be the digital centerpiece of the Power Project.“It was great that the ONE campaign came by and valued the voices of the millennial generation,” said Matthew Cheung, a sophomore majoring in international relations and the global economy. “One of the panelists said that we are really the core constituency of individuals that people on Capitol Hill and Congress are trying to reach out to, and trying to understand, because we have such an influential voice. Hopefully some of our ideas go through, and we’ll be able to influence some actual change in Africa.”Students also were confident in the campaign’s potential.“The ideas presented here were amazing,” said Alya Omar, a freshman majoring in international relations (global business), who also pitched her proposal to Akon and the ONE campaign. “Whatever they choose, it’s definitely going to make an impact. It’s definitely not going to be one of those campaigns that just falls through the cracks.”Editor’s note: This post has been updated.last_img read more

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Badgers riding momentum

first_imgSophomore infielder Shannel Blackshear is one of the hitters on a hot streak for the Badgers. Blackshear hit the homerun that sparked the six-run comeback against Northwestern on Saturday.[/media-credit]Wisconsin softball heads into its doubleheader with South Dakota State on Wednesday coming off the biggest comeback in the school’s history.Down 8-3 in the bottom of the sixth inning in the first game of Saturday’s double-header against Northwestern, the Badgers were able to put together a late rally to come back to win 9-8.“It was a great team effort,” sophomore outfielder Kendall Grimm said. “We all stayed in it the whole game. Everybody was focused in the sixth inning when we made the comeback. Everybody was building off each other’s energy.”Momentum isn’t the only thing the Badgers have going for them heading into its game with South Dakota State. Wisconsin’s assistant coach Tracie Adix, who spent the past three seasons as a pitching coach for the Jackrabbits, gives her team the upper hand.“Our scouting report this time is double-sided,” Grimm said. “[Adix] has a lot of good information.”For South Dakota State, the Badgers’ ability to get out of tough jams will be highlighted in its scouting report of Wisconsin. While it has allowed a lot of runners on base this season, the Badgers have shown the ability to battle and leave opposing runners on base time and time again.“We do allow runners to get on base, whether it’s walks or errors every once in a while, but I think as a team we’re growing,” Grimm said. “We’re being able to get out of these tough situations.”Another significant strength of this Badger team has been its ability to get consistent production out of the top of the batting order, especially in the power category. One of its hottest hitters is sophomore infielder Shannel Blackshear, who hit the momentum shifting home run in Saturday’s comeback win over Northwestern. In practice this week, Blackshear looks to build off the weekend’s strong performance.“I’m focusing on pitch selection and putting the ball in play and trying to score runs for my team,” Blackshear said. “As a team we’re just focusing on getting the big hits when we have the opportunity.”Another player who is seeing success in the top of the lineup is junior infielder Karla Powell, who leads the Badgers with eight home runs on the season. After both Powell and Blackshear homered in the first game against Northwestern, Healy decided to move them into the three and four spot in the batting order, respectively. The new batting order did not turn in the best results, producing only one hit between the two hitters. However, this will not keep Healy from changing things up in the future.“Coach Healy changes it up every game,” Blackshear said. “She likes to go with what’s working, but I think they go based off what pitchers were going to see and what kind of team we’re playing.”One of the few players who is not carrying much momentum coming into Wednesday’s game is senior outfielder Jennifer Krueger. The senior put together an uncharacteristic performance against Northwestern, going hitless in both games.“Everyone has confidence in [Krueger], so we all know she can do it.” Grimm said. “She just needs to just keep working, and we know she’ll get those hits to come.”While South Dakota State heads into the double-header at Goodman Softball Complex with a record of 8-26, the Badgers have prepared for the Jackrabbits the same as every other team it has faced this season.“We want to win games, so we’re taking each opponent like they’re tough,” Blackshear said. “We’re not going to throw them off to the side.”While the Badgers have a rigorous Big Ten schedule ahead, its double-header against South Dakota State is the only opponent on the Badgers’ mind.“We are taking every single game one at a time,” Blackshear said. “We’re not even looking at the Big Ten right now.”last_img read more

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Bradley Voigt realizes his dream at Syracuse this season: to star for SU lacrosse

first_imgPENN YAN — The “LAX MAMA” vanity plate on the Voigt family’s Nissan Pathfinder and a block “S” Syracuse flag flying from the porch make their house stand out on the block. And they mark the governing factors of Bradley Voigt’s life: lacrosse and Syracuse University.Voigt, the third of five children, fell in love with lacrosse through his maternal cousins, the Queeners, and fell for Syracuse watching it win five national championships in the 2000s.“That’s been my only dream my whole life,” Voigt said recently. “To come here and play lacrosse.”Combining both seemed an unlikely fate for Voigt. Borderline grades and low SAT scores forced him to spend a year at a college preparatory boarding school in Connecticut before he could attend SU. But through it all, Voigt stayed committed to his dream. Even when he thought he was too homesick to finish his year at boarding school, he didn’t fold. He didn’t think to transfer from SU during his sophomore and junior years after stagnating as the fourth attack while Stephen Rehfuss and Brendan Bomberry, both transfers, locked down spots above him.But in his senior season and Syracuse in the midst of a national title bid, Voigt’s become the star attack for the lacrosse power he idolized as a little boy. He’s leading the nation’s 15th-best offense and averaging nearly a hat trick in the Orange’s 13 games this season. And with his last chance at SU, Voigt’s accomplished nearly everything he’s set out to do since he was 4 years old.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I know it might be a small dream for other people, but this is the one dream that I wanted my whole entire life,” Voigt said. “I grew up watching Syracuse lacrosse and pretending I was certain players in the backyard.”Standing in her kitchen, Laura offered backstories to the photos on the fridge, nearly all of them involving lacrosse. Pictures of the five children dominate the space, most of which involve a stick and a Penn Yan uniform. A newspaper clipping from the day Voigt scored four goals in a state tournament game hangs above the handle.Andrew Graham | Senior Staff WriterIn one picture, a young Voigt — sometimes dubbed “Chubba Bubba” because of his size — poses with JJ, Jarrett and Brett Queener. The Queeners — Brice, Brett, Sarah and Sylvia — all played lacrosse at Penn Yan, NY, and then in college. They popularized the sport locally in the early 2000s. And they all babysat the Voigt children.They gave the toddlers mini lacrosse sticks to play with, marveling at Voigt as he notched behind-the-back goals. The three brothers dented drywall and once kicked out several of Voigt’s teeth in a scuffle. Laura trailed behind and tried to get Voigt to sit still and focus on school work for even an hour. He’d stand at the sink before bed, cradling his toothbrush like a lacrosse stick and imagining the glob of toothpaste was the ball.As lacrosse became an obsession, so did Syracuse. On May 25, 2009, the Voigts crowded around a TV as Syracuse and Cornell dueled in Gillette Stadium for the national championship. Everyone antagonized Voigt as the Big Red appeared to close out the game, then watched Voigt celebrate when SU completed the comeback in overtime. When he played in the backyard, he’d pretend to be a lefty Syracuse attack, like JoJo Marasco.Kevin Camelo | Co-Digital EditorAs a sophomore, Voigt was scheduled to visit Syracuse on a Tuesday when an SU coach called his father, Jim, saying they wanted to move the visit to Wednesday. Jim was annoyed about missing a second day of work until he learned why: John Desko wanted to be at the meeting.“After that, there was nobody (else),” Jim said of Voigt’s college aspirations. “Bradley said, ‘Can I commit right now?’”Voigt already aspired to win the Kraus-Simmons trophy for the Orange despite interest from nearby rival Hobart. He committed as a sophomore after his meeting with Desko and thought he was going to Syracuse.Voigt admits he’s not a good student, and despite Laura’s efforts to keep him on track, he struggled to sit and retain information. He did poorly on the SAT in his first three tries, struggling to score higher as he became increasingly anxious and worked up about improving. Laura eventually sought a psychologist for Voigt, who was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: ADHD.Though it was classified as minor and something Voigt’s learned to live with, his grades and test scores stayed perilously low. In June 2014, when Voigt should’ve been preparing for his move to Syracuse, he got the news he knew might be coming: He hadn’t gotten into SU.Andrew Graham | Senior Staff WriterUnsure of what to do, Voigt enrolled for a year at Salisbury School in Connecticut on the recommendation of Roy Simmons Jr., who had enrolled his own son, Ryan, there previously. It had a reputation of sending lacrosse players to Division I programs across the country. It wasn’t what Voigt wanted, but he had no other options.Voigt raised his grades in core classes at Salisbury and bumped his SAT scores into the 1100 range while he played among a crop of D-I bound players. In December, Salisbury head coach Bobby Wynne called Voigt into his office and told Voigt he had gotten into Syracuse this time.“Something I wanted through my whole life was finally happening,” Voigt said. “I broke down. I finally made it there after everything.”In his freshman season for the Orange, he didn’t score a goal and only played in nine games. Voigt spent his days on the scout team pretending to be Matt Rambo of Maryland or Justin Guterding of Duke, he said. Voigt’s sister Gianna, then unenthused by lacrosse, couldn’t cheer for Voigt, so she rooted for Syracuse’s top players like Sergio Salcido and Nick Mariano.Andrew Graham | Senior Staff WriterAfter the 2016 season, attacks Bomberry and Rehfuss transferred to SU. Voigt struggled, scoring 19 combined goals in a limited role as a sophomore and junior. He could’ve easily resented his teammates, the newest obstacles between him and the starting role he coveted, but he embraced them.“You maybe should be frustrated, or you feel frustrated,” Voigt said. “But at the same time, when you bring in players like Stephen, Mariano and Bomberry, you can’t really complain about it.”Bomberry’s graduation last spring cleared the third attack spot, and Voigt, now a senior, seized it. He’s dominated the space in front of the cage with his big body and lefty shot, just like Bomberry. He scores the bulk of his team-leading 35 goals as a target man, seeking pockets of space in the middle of the defense and redirecting feeds from midfielders and attacks.Gianna’s goal cheers now have a special meaning: they’re for her older brother. She brings posters to the games, including large cutouts of Voigt’s face. Voigt knew Gianna had become an SU fanatic when she was inconsolable after SU’s loss to Cornell in the 2018 NCAA tournament.Gianna, now 11, wants to play lacrosse at SU because of how she’s seen Voigt improve. She practices wearing his No. 1 Syracuse pinnie, pretending to be the Syracuse player she idolizes most. Comments Published on May 5, 2019 at 10:50 pm Contact Andrew: aegraham@syr.edu | @A_E_Graham Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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