Jan 5, 2005 — New York, NY, Jan. 5, 2005 – Yeshiva University’s Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams travel to Florida later this month to compete against teams from the Miami metropolitan area.
The women’s team faces Florida Memorial College in Miami Gardens on Jan. 20, 7 pm. The Men tip off against Johnson & Wales University in Miami on Jan. 22, 8:30 pm. Both the women and men will play Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach on Jan. 24; the women at 5 pm and the men at 7 pm. All games count toward each team’s regular schedule and standings.
“We are, of course, very excited about bringing the YU teams to the Florida community,” said men’s head basketball coach Jonathan Halpert.
The trip marks the first such visit of a YU team to Florida since 1987.
In addition to the four games played by YU’s basketball teams, players and coaches from YU will lead a basketball clinic and sponsor a three-on-three tournament for area Yeshiva high school students. The clinic and tournament will take place at the Michael Ann Russel JCC, 18900 NE 25th Avenue, in North Miami Beach.
Young Israel of Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale will host the YU contingent for Shabbat.
Each year Yeshiva University athletic teams travel out of state to compete in their respective sports. Wrestlers, fencers, and basketball players have visited and competed in Boston, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.
# # #
The Yeshiva University basketball teams are known as the Maccabees (Macs). The women’s team is referred to as the Lady Macs. The men belong to the Skyline Athletic Conference and the women to the Hudson Valley Women’s Athletic Conference. Karen Green is head coach of the Lady Macs.