Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 24, 2014 at 12:41 am Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman It’s not every day that an eighth-grader tells his mom that she’s a diva.But in 2005, a 41-year-old Lisa Faust heard exactly that from her son Nick.After she gave birth to her daughter Heaven, she was hard-pressed to come to grips with the fact that when Heaven graduated high school, she’d be a 60-year-old mom.“When I found out I was pregnant, I took it very hard,” Lisa Faust said. “My thing was my age.”“I was 41 and having a baby.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut Lisa said it was Nick who encouraged her that everything would be just fine. She was confident that God used her middle son to uplift her spirits and get her out of an emotionally straining situation — and he did. Now a junior guard for Maryland, Faust continues to support his mother and though his basketball career has taken many turns, he’s devoted his life to excelling on and off the court. He’s matured as a player and it’s benefited him as well as his family. “Mom, you’re still going to be a diva even though you’re having a baby at this age,” Faust told her. “And you’ll still be a diva at the age of 60.”For a family that supported him through his youth basketball career, Faust wanted to repay them. And Faust felt that he specifically owed it to his mother who needed an uplifting. “My mom was really important in my basketball career,” Faust said. “She always kept me going and kept me motivated, and she just always wanted me to achieve more.”Fast forward nine years and he’s a player built on the morals — perseverance and dedication — that were instilled in him from an early age. Faust currently plays a vital role on a Maryland team clinging to hopes of an NCAA Tournament berth, contributing 27.3 minutes and 10.1 points per game.But today’s success wouldn’t have come without a testing journey.As a child, Faust would play pick-up with his cousins, former NBA player Josh Selby and current Portland Trailblazer Will Barton.The undersized and younger Faust certainly was at a disadvantage, but said the now-pros were instrumental in helping him set goals for himself.“Both reached the NBA and make a lot of money,” Faust said. “They really affected the way I visualized basketball, just from the fact that they reached the highest level.”By the time Faust began his high school basketball career at The John Carroll School in Bel Air, Md., he measured 5 feet, 10 inches, and a meager 135 pounds.No major Division I offers came his way in his first two years, so he transferred to Baltimore City College High School to play under Mike Daniel.“Nick has what you call the drive,” Daniel said. “He wants to be the best.“He’s one of the best kids I’ve ever coached.”Faust grew to 6-foot-6 by his junior year, and was now receiving offers from the likes of Oregon State, Florida State, Marquette and Maryland.In October of 2010, Faust committed to Maryland, but the tables were turned six months later when longtime Terrapins head coach Gary Williams retired and was replaced by Mark Turgeon.Faust would never get to play under the legendary coach that recruited him, but he stayed true to his commitment.Almost four years after that decision, he’s a changed man in the eyes of his former high school coach.“I think his maturity level has improved,” Daniel said. “He told me in high school that one day he’d be a good basketball player, a very good student-athlete and an even better person.”Faust echoed that he’s matured, and him supporting his mom at a pivotal time of her life still serves as the starting point of his journey. Faust wouldn’t be where he is today without the help of his family, and he’s made a conscious effort to return that favor.“It definitely impacted my little sister,” Faust said. “I’m not sure she’s going to play basketball, but she’s got into basketball and really likes it.” Comments
New trees placed on Wellington golf course.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Three new Crimson Maples, a sycamore and an oak â€” all ranging from 20 to 30 feet in height â€”Â were planted on the Wellington golf course Thursday as part of an ongoing tree replacement program.Currently, Wellington is losing trees at an abundant rate due to the drought, age and pine disease.Wellington Golf Director Derek Harrison said he hopes to have a program in place in which 30 new trees will be planted on the course every year. Tree replacement is funded through private donations.Thursday, Becker Tree Farm in Wellington, transported the trees from north of town and placed them at various spots on the golf course. Also, five volunteer trees were transplanted and placed at more suitable locations.Â The three maples now line the northern edge of fairway No. 18 next to Harvey Street leading to the Wellington Golf Clubhouse. These trees are expected to turn a crimson red during the fall providing striking color to the golf course, Harrison said.â€œIt will obviously alter how people play this hole,â€ Harrison said.Wellingtonâ€™s golf course, like many older golf courses in Kansas, is in a transitional period in which the older cedars and pines are dying and needing to be replaced. Pine disease has taken its tow on the various pines. All told even with an aggressive tree replacement campaign, the course will still lose 15 to 20 trees a year, Harrison said.â€œIn five years, we will not have anymore pines on this course,â€ Harrison said.The Cedars, some as old as 100 years, are also seeing their lifespan come to the end. The evergreens will be replaced by deciduous trees.Since Harrisonâ€™s arrival as director of the course, 35 new trees have been planted. Harrison said he has only lost one this year and that was from a severe wind storm that broke the tree in half.Harrison said only five new trees will be planted this year as more funds and energy will be going toward the building of a new clubhouse. The plans for that has yet to be finalized but is expected sometime later this spring. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments
CJ Perez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLyceum brandished its newfound depth even as Mapua showed it can survive without that same amount of firepower.With CJ Perez dishing out an all-around game in his first NCAA game in three seasons, the Pirates justified the preseason hype with a 96-75 beating of contender Jose Rizal U Tuesday in the Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Meanwhile, the NCAA Management Committee immediately overturned Perpetual Help’s 69-65 victory over St. Benilde after the Altas showed up with the wrong uniform in their season debut.Tipoff for the noontime clash was delayed for close to an hour before the league decided to push through with the game since both teams wore dark jerseys, which was only designated for the Blazers.Perpetual Help also forfeited its game in the juniors division to St. Benilde-La Salle Greenhills, which still won the game, 64-60. Gilas gets break: Iran resting Haddadi El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend “We try to stay in the moment. You always try to get better. We’re gonna be up against the number one team after this game. We’re just excited and glad that we got this win.”Perez, who transferred to Ateneo in 2015 before moving to Lyceum last year, pumped in 22 points and 10 rebounds, but committed seven of the Pirates’ 21 turnovers, which remained a concern for Robinson.“I got too excited and too eager,” said Perez, referring to his errors.While there was no shortage in manpower for Lyceum, the Mapua Cardinals squeezed the best out of the nine players who suited up before leaning on clutch plays from Andoy Estrella to subdue Letran, 78-75.Emerging as Mapua’s go-to-guy following the decision of two-time Most Valuable Player Allwell Oraeme to sit out the season, Estrella buried a step back triple with 5.2 seconds remaining for the marginal basket.ADVERTISEMENT The Pirates’ firepower was on display with seven players scoring at least seven points, including Perez, a former San Sebastian standout, who presided over a second half blitz to roll past one of the teams tipped to challenge San Beda for the title.Lyceum outscored JRU, 53-38, in the second half where the Pirates swarmed at the Heavy Bombers at every opportunity, forcing turnovers and translating them to easy baskets on the other end.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsLyceum coach Topex Robinson refused to get carried away by the performance, saying the Pirates are far from a championship team.“Obviously it’s a good output, but you don’t win a championship in the first game,” said Robinson, whose squad faces defending champion San Beda in an early clash of favorites on Friday. China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other MOST READ Pampanga edges Bulacan to enter NBTC Division II semis NorthPort’s playoff hopes have become bleaker after Magnolia handed the Batang Pier their sixth straight loss in the PBA Philippine Cup on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event “There’s some frustration and whatnot but I think we’re all still bonding together. There’s still three games left so we still got a shot at this,” he said.NorthPort needs nothing less of a sweep when they face streaking TNT, recovering Alaska, and crowd-darling Barangay Ginebra in their final stretch begins this Friday at Ynares in Antipolo.“We still have a good chance,” Anthony stressed. “We have to figure this out.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte But its Sean Anthony isn’t throwing in the towel just yet.“We still have a good chance,” the tireless forward told reporters after their 103-90 defeat at the hands of the Hotshots at the Big Dome.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsBut in the same breath, Anthony can’t help but rue what seems to be a trend in their losses in the all-Filipino conference.“Once again, we were OK in the first three quarters and we fell apart in the fourth,” Anthony shared with a long face and somber tone. Google Philippines names new country director PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “I think we all were forcing things and we stopped doing what we did the first three quarters, which was play as a team,” he added.But the late-game meltdown? That’s all on him. “That was on me, I got tired, forced some shots,” Anthony offered.Batang Pier led by as many as 11 points in the second quarter. They were in control in the third before finding themselves at the bad end of a 27-8 run in the payoff period.They now sit on a 2-6 record for the 11th spot in the standings.Anthony admitted that frustration is bubbling under the Batang Pier. But he remains optimistic that they are going to come around to pull themselves out of a rut.ADVERTISEMENT
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Agent: Many teams would like Chelsea fullback Emersonby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe agent of Chelsea fullback Emerson Palmieri has opened the door to a move to Inter Milan.Emerson moved from Roma to Stamford Bridge for €20m a year ago, but has struggled for playing time.His agent Fernando Garcia was asked about a move to Inter.He told FCInterNews: “I think all the top European clubs would like to have a player like Emerson Palmieri in their squad. There has been some interest, although nothing formal, so there is nothing to report now.“I cannot talk about the clubs who approached us. I don’t think he’ll leave Chelsea now.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Leyton Orient name Carl Fletcher as head coachby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeyton Orient have named Carl Fletcher as head coach.The 39-year-old has agreed a two-year contract at Brisbane Road and arrives from Bournemouth, where his most recent position was loan manager.Fletcher takes over from caretaker boss Ross Embleton, who has filled the vacancy since the death of Justin Edinburgh in June.Orient director of football Martin Ling told the club website: “The board went through the interview process with Carl and he kept coming out on top.”He has leadership skills, which he obviously had as a captain of many teams he was at including his country. Everything that we were looking for, he ticked every box.”Everyone we spoke to said everything we wanted to hear. We spoke to Stephen Purches at Bournemouth, we had people speak to Eddie Howe and Charlie Daniels.”We spoke to a couple players who played under him at Plymouth as well as the people at board level at Bournemouth and they all said the same thing – they believe he’s going to make a top-class football manager.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Former Auburn running back Corey Grant is doing a pretty good job impressing the scouts at the Tigers’ pro day this afternoon. The 5-foot-11, 205-pound running back did not receive an invite to the Senior Bowl or the NFL Combine, but he’s making up for that today. Grant might be the fastest player available in the upcoming NFL Draft. According to multiple people in attendance at Auburn’s pro day, Grant ran a sub-4.3 40-yard dash. Hearing unofficial 40 chatter of 4.27 and 4.28 for AU RB Corey Grant. Workout wonder. #AUProDay— Chase Goodbread (@ChaseGoodbread) March 3, 2015BREAKING: Corey Grant is fast. Unofficially a 4.27 40 at Pro Day— Tom Green (@Tomas_Verde) March 3, 2015Times are often a little faster at pro days than they are at the combine or at NFL team’s individual workouts, but that’s still an incredibly impressive performance by Grant. He’s certainly helping his draft stock today.
Auburn Basketball ClassAs of roughly 12 p.m. E.T. Sunday, Auburn’s men’s basketball program has the best recruiting class in the SEC for 2016. Yes, you read that correctly. The Tigers, after receiving the commitment of five-star small forward Mustapha Heron, have rose in 247 Sports’ Team Rankings to the top of the SEC and No. 7 in the country. Auburn has three commitments in the class: Heron, three-star point guard Jared Harper and three-star Anfernee McLemore. Now, there is a long way to go before teams are done recruiting for 2016. Kentucky will surely add multiple elite recruits to its class and probably end up with the top class in the conference. But, for a little while, Bruce Pearl’s program can claim to be at the top of the SEC recruiting mountain, and that’s pretty cool.
Wearing green bodypaint – and little else – Rosanna Davison, daughter of “Lady in Red” singer Chris De Burgh, shows off her stunning plant-fuelled body in new photos for St Patrick’s Day.Painted, courtesy of make-up artist Shima Mistry, as a sexy leprechaun lady while holding a sign that proclaims, “Kiss Me. I’m Vegan!” the certified nutritionist is spreading the word that one of the best ways to stay healthy, slim and energised is by going vegan.“Vegan meals are packed with nutrients and free of unhealthy animal fat and cholesterol, so they’re a great way to keep your weight down and your energy up”, Davison says. “The best thing to do for your health and for animals is to go vegan – for St Patrick’s Day and every day!”PETA US’ website includes an array of “veganised” recipes for St Paddy’s Day, including Irish classics such as shepherd’s pie, colcannon, brown bread and more.In addition to being, on average, slimmer than meat-eaters are, vegans are less prone to cancer, heart disease, strokes and diabetes. Vegan meals are “greener”, too, as the meat industry is a leading cause of the greenhouse-gas emissions that contribute to climate change. And of course, each vegan saves many animals a year from extreme suffering on factory farms, in abattoirs and on the decks of fishing boats.Davison is part of a growing list of celebrities – including Pamela Anderson, Alicia Silverstone, Casey Affleck, Paul McCartney, Joaquin Phoenix, John Bishop and Emily Deschanel – who have teamed up with PETA and its affiliates to promote healthy, humane, meat-free meals.For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.