Here are some of the latest happenings in UConn sports:
Cyle Larin scored twice to lead Orlando City to a 5-1 win over the Columbus Crew on Saturday. Larin now has 11 goals in his rookie season. With two goals, Larin tied former UConn star Damani Ralph for the MLS rookie-scoring record. Ralph set the record in 25 games in 2003. Larin tied the record in just 15 games and is currently fourth in the MLS in scoring.
The UConn men’s hockey team announced their full 2015-16 schedule this past week as they begin their second season in Hockey East. The Huskies open the season Oct. 9 with an away series at Alabama-Huntsville and play their first home game Oct. 19 at the XL Center against Arizona State.
On Tuesday, the American Athletic Conference football media day for the upcoming 2015 season will be held in Newport, Rhode Island. Among those attending for UConn will be head coach Bob Diaco, redshirt senior safety Andrew Adams and redshirt junior offensive tackle Andreas Knappe.
Since being selected by the Seattle Storm with the No. 3 pick in the 2015 WNBA Draft, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis has struggled to adjust to WNBA competition. The NCAA career leader in 3-pointers has shot just 28.6 percent from three and is averaging 2.9 points per game in her rookie season with the Storm.
Last Tuesday, it was announced that UConn junior Jake Nerwinski was invited to attend the U.S. U-23 Men’s National Team training camp in Carson, California from August 5-8. Nerwinski will join 28 other players that will vie for a spot for the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament in October. Nerwinski will be a captain for the UConn team hoping to get back to the NCAA tournament in 2015.