Connells closes its online venture, Hatched

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Connells closes its online venture, Hatched previous nextAgencies & PeopleConnells closes its online venture, HatchedThe online agency arm of Connells has been closed, three years after launch, saying it is “not the right solution for the customer”.Sheila Manchester20th September 201805,231 Views Hatched has been closed by its owner, Connells Group.Connells said they believe that the ‘online-only’/hybrid business model is fundamentally flawed and affirmed the Group’s absolute commitment to its high street estate agency operation.Hatched was acquired by Connells Group in 2015 to run as an entirely separate enterprise to its core high street estate agency business. “Significant resource has been poured into Hatched over the last three years. We have thoroughly tested the hybrid model and reached the conclusion that it does not produce a viable economic result – evidenced by the results of those operating in this sector – and with the cost of customer acquisition being one of the main barriers to being able to deliver a profitable return,” says David Plumtree (right), Connells Group Estate Agency Chief Executive.Our decision serves the best interests of both our business and customers.”“There is much talk of ‘disruption’ from hybrid estate agents, but from our experience we have found it significantly lacking when compared with the level of customer service, support and expertise that our high street operations provide. Ultimately, an upfront fee obligation – payable irrespective of whether a property sells or not – is not the right solution for the customer,” continues David.“As the UK’s largest and most profitable estate agent – completing more sales than any other UK estate agent – and with years of experience to draw upon, we are well equipped to take decisive action when, commercially, something simply doesn’t work.”“Customers overwhelmingly demand our ‘full service’ and local expertise that blends traditional marketing techniques with the best technological advancements, but which never loses sight of core estate agency,” says David. “Face-to-face accessibility, intimate local market knowledge, a progressive digital offering, dedicated sales progression – and not just a focus on winning instructions – undisputedly works best for our customers and is becoming increasingly essential in a more challenging marketplace.“Our decision serves the best interests of both our business and customers.”Hatched online agent closes Hatched closes online agency connells Connells closes Hatched David Plumtree David Plumtree Connells September 20, 2018Grant LeonardWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Sri Lanka Sailors Pass Out at SLNS Parakumba in Sampoor

first_img View post tag: SLNS Training & Education View post tag: Sampoor May 4, 2011 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Pass View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navy View post tag: Parakumba View post tag: out Share this article View post tag: sailors View post tag: Lanka Six hundred and Fifty two (652) recruits belonging to the 202nd, 203rd Intakes of the Regular Naval Force of the Sri Lanka Navy and Artificer sailors of 2nd Direct Entry batch-2010, passed out in a colourful Passing Out Parade held at SLNS Parakumba in Sampoor on 30th April 2011. Director General Logistics Rear Admiral Dhushyantha Molligoda graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and took the salute.Commander Eastern Naval Area Rear Admiral Jayanath colombage, Senior Naval officers, officers from other Forces and the Police and family members of the sailors passing out, attended the event. The 202nd Intake which comprised of 286 recruits, was trained at SLNS Shiksha in Poonewa while the 203rd intake which comprised of 349 recruits, was trained at SLNS Parakumba in Sampoor. 17 Artificer sailors were trained at SLNS Thakshila.At a well-executed drill display, the newly passed-out sailors exhibited their acquired skills and talents. In appreciation of Sailors who showed excellence during their training were presented with awards. In the 202nd Intake, Recruit WPKAK Banda clinched the both awards for the Best Recruit and the Best Sportsman. Recruit EAW Ranmuka won the award for the highest aggregate score in all subjects. Recruit AP Kannangara was adjudged the Best Marksman.Best division was Suranimala.In the 203rd Intake, Recruit WSP Kumara won the award for the Best Recruit. Recruit PDG Kumarasiri won the award for the highest aggregate score in all subjects. Recruit DAPA Dissanayake was selected as the Best Marksman. Recruit PGSA Herath was adjudged the Best Sportsman. Devaba division was adjudged as the best division.In the Artificer Intake, Artificer BEDP Bulathgama clinched both awards for the Best Recruit and for the highest aggregate score in all subjects. Arificer DEK Wimalasooriya won the award for the Best Sportsman. Artificer APDD Kumara was selected as the Best Marksman.[mappress]Source: Sri Lanka Navy , May 4, 2011; Back to overview,Home naval-today Sri Lanka Sailors Pass Out at SLNS Parakumba in Sampoor View post tag: Sri Sri Lanka Sailors Pass Out at SLNS Parakumba in Sampoorlast_img read more

Stimulus In Doubt As Trump Demands Changes, More Money For Americans

first_imgImage via @realDonaldTrump / Twitter.App users, tap here to watch video report.WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump wants Congress to amend the new Coronavirus relief bill to provide more direct payments to Americans.Trump made the announcement on Tuesday night in a recorded video from the White House.The President did not threaten to veto the 900 billion dollar bill, but expressed he is not pleased with it. “I am asking Congress to amend this bill and increase the ridiculously low $600 to $2,000, or $4,000 for a couple,” said Trump. “I’m also asking Congress to immediately get rid of the wasteful and unnecessary items from this legislation.”Meanwhile, speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi tweeted Democrats would unanimously vote for $2,000 checks.Some Republicans have been against direct payments of more than $600, saying they would cost to much for the government in the long run.It’s unclear if congress plans to make any changes to the bill. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

2017: Long-Term Prospects for U.S. Coal Have Not Changed Much

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享 SNL:The past several months, for the coal sector, have largely been about operational and financial restructuring as it adapts to new market conditions. Several large companies that had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy completed the process in the first half of 2017 or earlier.“2017 was really the year where the industry found its footing again after several very difficult years,” said Moody’s vice president and senior analyst Anna Zubets-Anderson. “We expect 2018 to be relatively stable.”The long-term prospects for coal, however, have not changed much, she added. Absent some major action that would “interfere with price dynamics” of current energy markets, Zubets-Anderson said coal will likely continue to decline as it is replaced by natural gas and other energy sources.Much of the coal industry’s recovery in 2017 can be attributed to a sharp spike in international prices for metallurgical coal. Ramaco Resources Inc. was able to take advantage of that spike and investor sentiment during its IPO earlier in the year, though Ramaco Executive Chairman and Director Randall Atkins told S&P Global Market Intelligence that he sees access to capital as an ongoing issue for the sector as a whole.“I think we had a window of opportunity open early in 2017 when you saw the surge in met pricing,” Atkins said. “I think that window stayed open for a reasonably short period when you really think about it. … Despite the pop in the markets, you’ve really seen no greenfield projects, or very few, and those you’ve seen have been relatively small [operations].”More ($): Coal finds its footing as markets, White House changed tide in 2017 2017: Long-Term Prospects for U.S. Coal Have Not Changed Muchlast_img read more

The Gospić Tourist Board is developing the Nikola Tesla Roads project

first_imgGospić tourist workers place a lot of hope in the Nikola Tesla Roads project, where each participant will be able to get to know the details from the life of this great Ličan scientist, but also the facts and unusual things that Tesla did while in Gospić.The project is attractive and will not only be interesting for admirers of the work of the great scientist born in Smiljan, but, perhaps even more, for those who want to know as much as possible about Nikola Tesla. Namely, at 6 locations, intended for longer stays, free wifi electro points would be formed as elements of city urban equipment, Tesla’s quotes were written on about fifty tiles that will need to be found on the city streets (on facades, floors…). “The city of Gospić is a destination with a characteristic culture, clean and preserved environment, strong spiritual production in which the residents invest a lot of energy, knowledge and passion. The people and culture of the City of Gospić, on the international scene, are recognized by their art, food…, they are proud of their Lika lifestyle, which others increasingly recognize and appreciate. From the very beginning of tourism, Gospić has been in the center of the world’s attention as a destination of untouched nature, beauty and open-hearted people. ” points out Maja Strilić, president of the Tourist Board of the City of Gospić.The area along the river Novčica is being arranged and seating stands are being formed with a platform across the river with the installation of Tesla’s turbine. There are several interactive seats in the stands with which in a sitting position one could participate in light effects on the stage with simple movements, so the visitor would be involved in the game with light, and Tesla’s turbine would participate in powering the city lighting. In front of the teacher’s studio, they plan to arrange the space and put a lighted sculpture depicting Nikola Tesla as a little boy rushing to school. Interventions in the form of play equipment and specially designed urban equipment are also planned in Kolakovac Park. In front of the KIC, where Nikola Tesla Square will be arranged, there will also be a Nikola Tesla room as an experience room (a space filled with lightning, Tesla’s laboratory, etc.).Nikola Tesla’s route through the town of Gospić will be a new tourist offer that is planned to be completed and put into operation by 05/2018. year, the first phase of the project will be completed by the end of this year. “The special significance of the origin and scientific work of Nikola Tesla is an exceptional opportunity for the affirmation of tourism in the City of Gospić. Not only as an opportunity to visit the birthplace and memorial museum of Nikola Tesla in Smiljan, the strength of Tesla’s attractiveness can be his initial “scientific and life paths” in the area of ​​Gospic, but also the possibility of visiting, staying and organizing student, scientific and business meetings of international character. , themed on the character and work of this world-famous Ličanin. Now MC Nikola Tesla is visited by about 50 tourists a year and with good projects that number must be doubled. That is exactly why the Tourist Board of the City of Gospić developed the project Nikola Tesla Roads”Says Maja Strilić, adding that the Zagreb – Ploče motorway has opened up opportunities for significant weekend tourism and that a lot of energy and knowledge is being invested in Gospić tourism in order to maintain and improve tourist traffic and consumption.The majority of accommodation capacities in the town of Gospić are private accommodation.Currently, the city of Gospić has about 750 beds and, according to data for 2016, it realizes 32.000 overnight stays, but every year it records an increase in arrivals and overnight stays. ”Horseback riding, hunting, fishing, cycling, active vacation, gastronomy, well-thought-out events such as Autumn in Lika, Plum, Mushroom and Potato Week, Gospić Music Summer, July in Gospić and others with a cultural basis currently make up our tourist offer. However, due to market changes, the tourist capacities of the City must be valorized through the expression of our culture and identity, national pride, business skills and especially as a space for long-term social and economic development.j ”concludes Maja Strilić.They are especially proud of the Full of Energy video, shot in attractive locations such as the Velebit Nature Park, the Nikola Tesla Memorial Center, the Ante Starčević Memorial Home, and the video is dominated by shots of untouched nature. She faithfully portrayed all the beauties of Gospić, with an emphasis on the emotional experience of visitors. Our famous cellist, Ana Rucner, also participates in the video, whose music from the album “eXpression” fits perfectly into the dynamics of the video itself. Her dress in this video is adorned with a characteristic belt and cuffs with elements of Lika embroidery made by the Association for the Preservation of Traditional Dota Culture. Along with the beautiful landscapes of Gospić and its surroundings, Velebit occupies a very important place in the film, because the video was shot on Visočica, at an altitude of 1619 meters.last_img read more

Stockland helps buyers fulfil dream of home ownership with campaign

first_imgKingsley Andrew, Queensland general manager for Residential Communities at Stockland.Queensland’s housing affordability crisis could get a little easier with a helping hand from developer Stockland’s latest campaign. A “50 homes in 50 days” campaign, is targeting first home buyers who are eager to get a start in the housing market.Stockland has identified 50 house and land packages presently priced at or under $450,000 in nine of its masterplanned communities, including Pallara. Stockland sells around 50 per cent of its residential lots and completed homes to first home buyers.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019Queensland general manager for Residential Communities at Stockland, Kingsley Andrew, said the company was working to make the dream of home ownership a reality for first home buyers.“Right now, the greater Brisbane median house price is $513,000, so we think this is a very compelling offer, with Stockland house and land package available in excellent locations for tens of thousands of dollars less than the median,” he said.First homeowner Zoe Appleby recently purchased a home and land package at Sovereign Pocket.Sovereign Pocket is a Stockland community at the heart of greater Brisbane’s booming western growth corridor.“I currently rent in the neighbouring estate, and was attracted by Sovereign Pocket’s amenities, location and affordability,” Ms Appleby said.“My partner and I are building a brand new three-bedroom, two-bathroom home, which we feel will be a great investment.”last_img read more

Bacolod to send P4.5-M aid to quake victims

first_imgThis was in response to PresidentRodrigo Duterte’s call for immediate relief operations to the local governmentunits in Davao del Sur and North Cotabato, many of which have already declareda state of calamity. Executive Assistant Joemarie Vargas,cluster head of the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, said thecalamity assistance will be distributed to various areas. “The city chose these towns andcities after their areas were placed under the state of calamity,” Vargasfurther noted. According to Vargas, the city willgive P500,000 to municipalities of Makilala; Tulunan; Magpet; Magsaysay; andBansalan. Financial aid worth P1 million will also be sent to the cities ofKidapawan and Digos. EVACUEES. Evacuees in Cotabato. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler BACOLOD City – The local governmentunit of this city will extend calamity assistance worth P4.5 million to theprovinces in Mindanao badly hit by consecutive earthquakes. Vargas said that the money will begiven through bank-to-bank transaction, and it will be possibly released bynext week because it needs the approval of the Sangguniang Panlungsod./PNlast_img read more

Moeen Ali’s unbeaten 67 takes game away from Proteas

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Moeen Ali’s sparkling strokeplay in his undefeated 67 put England in total control of the fourth Test with a lead of 360 over South Africa at Old Trafford.England ended a third day curtailed by early evening rain on 224-8 and, with two full days remaining, will be confident of wrapping up a 3-1 series win.Although the comfort of their first-innings lead meant there would have been few nerves in the England dressing room, the hosts were struggling at 134-6 when Moeen walked to the crease.Jonny Bairstow, whose first-innings 99 had been key to England’s lead, soon departed for 10, leaving Moeen with only the lower order for support.England had struggled against the spin of Keshav Maharaj who was making the most of the rough outside off-stump to the left-handed batsmen.But Moeen took the game to the left-arm spinner, putting on a 58-run partnership with Toby Roland-Jones and eliminating the concern over the rough with positive footwork.He was fortunate to be dropped on 15 by Dean Elgar at slip off Maharaj but, with that let-off behind him, went on to bring up a fifty with a towering six that was caught on the players’ balcony by a beaming Bairstow.Three times Moeen hit Maharaj for six and his confidence, shot selection and execution raised the question of why he is batting down at number eight.“I think it was my best (innings for England) in terms of trying to take momentum and putting pressure back on them,” Moeen said.“I had a few hacks early on that I got away with but I felt the situation of the game needed a little impetus, a few shots. Sometimes you can be a sitting duck and I just felt today I didn’t want to do that,” he added.After Roland-Jones departed, top-edging as he tried to pull Rabada, Broad joined Moeen and the pair will resume on Monday after rain cut play short in the final hour.South Africa’s first-innings batting had left them with an extremely difficult task but their bowlers were not intent on ending the series without a fight.Paceman Morne Morkel got the early breakthroughs, striking twice before lunch.Alastair Cook went in the seventh over, attempting a cover drive, but his thick edge flew to Theunis de Bruyn, who comfortably pocketed the catch at gully.Tom Westley went in similar fashion, edging to substitute fielder Aiden Markram, who held on at a gully to leave England on 30-2. After lunch, England opener Keaton Jennings, who has struggled throughout the series and was badly in need of a good score, departed for 18, making a mess of a short delivery from Rabada to give Hashim Amla a simple catch at first slip.England skipper Joe Root looked composed and confident again but fell one run short of his half-century after dragging on a low delivery from Duanne Olivier.Olivier had his tail up, causing problems with his clever right-arm medium-fast deliveries and, after troubling Stokes outside the off-stump on several occasions, got his reward when the England batsman edged to skipper Faf du Plessis at first slip.Broad had earlier claimed the final wicket of South Africa’s first innings.Olivier’s attempted pull ended in a top-edge which was safely gathered by keeper Bairstow. James Anderson ended with his best figures in a Test on his home ground of 4-38 in 17 overs. ENGLAND 1st innings 362 (J. Bairstow 99, B. Stokes 58, J. Root 52; K. Rabada 4-91)South Africa 1st innings (Overnight: 220-9)D. Elgar lbw b Anderson 0H. Kuhn c Stokes b Ali 24H. Amla c Bairstow b Roland-Jones 30T. Bavuma b Anderson 46F. du Plessis b Anderson 27Q. de Kock c Bairstow b Broad 24T. de Bruyn c Root b Anderson 11K. Maharaj lbw b Ali 13K. Rabada c Stokes b Broad 23M. Morkel not out 20D. Olivier c Bairstow b Broad 4Extras (b-3 nb-1) 4Total (all out, 72.1 overs) 226Fall of wickets: 1-2 D. Elgar,2-47 H. Amla,3-84 H. Kuhn,4-131 T. Bavuma,5-132 F. du Plessis,6-146 T. de Bruyn,7-167 K. Maharaj,8-189 Q. de Kock,9-220 K. Rabada,10-226 D. OlivierBowling: J. Anderson 17 – 5 – 38 – 4, S. Broad 16.1 – 4 – 46 – 3,T. Roland-Jones 11 – 3 – 41 – 1, M. Ali 21 – 5 – 57 – 2,B. Stokes 6 – 0 – 34 – 0(nb-1),D. Malan 1 – 0 – 7 – 0ENGLAND 2nd inningsA. Cook c de Bruyn b M. Morkel 10K. Jennings c Amla b Rabada 18T. Westley c sub b M. Morkel 9J. Root b Olivier 49D. Malan c de Bruyn b Maharaj 6B. Stokes c du Plessis b Olivier 23J. Bairstow c Rabada b Olivier 10M. Ali not out 67T. Roland-Jones c Maharaj b Rabada 11S. Broad not out 0Extras (b-9 lb-9 nb-1 w-2) 21Total (for 8 wickets, 66.2 overs) 224Fall of wickets: 1-16 A. Cook,2-30 T. Westley,3-55 K. Jennings,4-72 D. Malan,5-129 J. Root,6-134 B. Stokes,7-153 J. Bairstow,8-211 T. Roland-JonesTo bat: J. AndersonBowling: M. Morkel 12 – 2 – 39 – 2(nb-1),K. Rabada 15.2 – 4 – 37 – 2(w-2),K. Maharaj 27 – 5 – 92 – 1,D. Olivier 12 – 5 – 38 – 3.last_img read more

In hard-fought, physical affair, Connecticut snaps SU women’s soccer’s 5-game unbeaten streak

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments By the time Skylar Sabbag left the field on Sunday, her nose became an innocent bystander after taking an elbow to the face in the closing minutes of the game. It was part of a recurring theme. ‘I think their game plan,’ Syracuse freshman goalie Brittany Anghel said, ‘was to just plow right through us.’ Knees were iced, noses were bloodied and everyone walked away a little worn out after taking part in the battle that was Syracuse against Connecticut. But in the end, Syracuse’s five-game unbeaten streak was over, and the Huskies handed the Orange a 3-0 loss on Sunday. The Orange (5-4-3, 2-1-0 Big East) earned four corner kicks in the first half and had four shots, but trailed 2-0 at halftime when mistakes in the back end led to consistent scoring chances for Connecticut (5-4-2, 1-1-1 Big East). But the 21-9 shot margin in favor of the Huskies doesn’t illustrate how competitive the game really was. Within the first 10 minutes of the match, several players on both sides were hitting the grass, following hard-nosed jersey tugging, feet tangling and battles for possession. For much of the first half, the mutually aggressive style of play was occasionally penalized, as it seemed as though the referees were making a point to allow the no-nonsense style of soccer.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Rosina Callisto, one of the team’s up-and-coming sophomore midfielders, was not surprised with the pace of the game. ‘We knew it was coming,’ Callisto said. ‘This whole week, we’ve been discussing how hard they were going to come out. We fought hard to the end, so there wasn’t much you can do. But it’s just a little disappointing because we’ve been doing so well lately.’ By the 22nd minute, Megan Bellingham was holding her head and walking off the field gingerly after colliding with a Connecticut defender. By the 55th minute, defender Cecilia Borgstrom had received her second yellow card of the day, and the undermanned Syracuse defense was finding trouble keeping the Connecticut forwards in front of them. By the 56th minute, a total of three cards had been handed out, with the officials being booed by fans of both teams. And by the end of the game, hair was being yanked, players were being blatantly pushed, and neither side cared much about what the score was. It was like watching a rivalry in the making. ‘(Connecticut) lost to St. John’s, who we beat 1-0,’ senior midfielder Rachel Blum said. ‘We absolutely knew they were going to come out on fire, wanting to win. … So they wanted revenge.’ Recognizing the initial disadvantage following Borgstrom’s red card, Connecticut’s Angelika Johansson found a seam, pushed forward and barreled through Anghel en route to scoring the game’s final goal. ‘I thought I had it in my hands, and then some girl came out of nowhere and plowed me over,’ Anghel said. ‘The referees are supposed to protect the goalkeepers. And I think they should have done a little better job of that. I’m getting bumped, and they’re not giving me any calls. So that’s tough to deal with.’ The red card was not the reason Connecticut won the game, but it did help the Huskies reinforce an aggressive mentality that led to several counterattacks and goal scoring opportunities. Connecticut has played Syracuse notoriously tough over the past decade at SU. With the Huskies now holding a 16-0 tilt in the all-time series, several Orange players on this year’s team recognize if they were ever going to punch back their Big East bullies, this could be the year. Syracuse certainly did not play like it is capable of it on Sunday. But at least in the eyes of head coach Phil Wheddon, the team played admirably. And now, throughout the rest of Big East play, it will have to learn to punch back. ‘Yes, it was physical, but it was physical on both sides,’ Wheddon said. ‘I’m proud of the fact that we didn’t back down.’ [email protected]center_img Published on September 26, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

Syracuse freshman Hannah Dossett transfers basketball skills to the diamond

first_imgIn her six years with the Gallatin County (Kentucky) High School girls basketball team, Dossett scored over 2,300 points, good for second in school history. Dossett led her varsity basketball team to two Eighth Region Class A championships and two state final four appearances, the first of their kind in school history. She is also the only player in the Eighth Region to be named to the all-tournament team twice.“I had several Division I colleges ask about her and want to recruit her,” Holly Roberts, Dossett’s aunt and former basketball coach, said, “but she made it clear she was going to focus on softball in college.”Cincinnati, Western Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky all showed interest in Dossett for basketball, but for the two-sport star, there was only one sport she wanted to play in college. Published on February 24, 2016 at 1:06 am Contact Matt: [email protected] Hannah is the starting third baseman for the Syracuse softball team, and Brooke is a sophomore guard for the Vincennes University Trailblazers, a junior college program in Indiana. Much to the delight of her coaches, Dossett adapted easily. As a teenager, Syracuse freshman Hannah Dossett imagined herself becoming a college basketball player. “I was like, ‘Wow, where was she hitting from, the pitcher’s mound?’” Goler joked. She had it all figured out. She would attend school to play basketball, and her sister, Brooke, would go to school for softball. Goler remembers getting a call from Bosch one day in the fall while she was out of town recruiting. He told her that in the team’s home run derby, Dossett hit 17 home runs. Dossett played varsity basketball as a seventh grader, started varsity as an eighth grader and even after landing a scholarship offer from the Orange, Dossett decided to play her senior year of high school basketball. She was named a finalist for Miss Kentucky Basketball. Dossett is currently hitting .333 with seven RBIs, and assistant coach Alisa Goler considers her “one of (SU’s) top corner players” in the field. “It’s not rocket science watching a great player on the field,” Bosch said. “She can do things and move, that was it.” As good as she was at basketball, Dossett was just as good at softball. She earned All-Eighth Region honors, led her team with a .580 batting average in her senior season, and also led the team in stolen bases. Even before she joined SU’s softball program, the coaching staff knew that Dossett was a pure athlete. Once Dossett joined the team in the summer, the staff immediately started adjusting her hitting. According to Goler, it’s sometimes not easy for freshmen to make major adjustments, especially with a new coaching staff and a new environment. The coaching staff said Dossett’s adaptability comes from her two-sport background. Bosch said she is always in the cage or on the field looking for extra practice. “We kind of grew up a little, and my sister decided she wanted to play (college) basketball, and I was like, ‘Well I want to play (college) softball now,’” Dossett said. “The kid works hard, puts her nose down, and does some really solid things,” Bosch said, “She has a lot of that ability because she was such a great basketball player.” Comments Now the sisters laugh at how their athletic careers have culminated. In last Saturday’s game against Purdue at the ACC-Big Ten Challenge in Atlanta, Dossett teased what’s to come this season. She sent two bombs over the outfield wall and also made a couple of spectacular plays in the field. While recruiting Dossett, Bosch travelled to a showcase in Orlando, Florida, where he immediately noticed her athleticism. She hit a gap shot to right-center, ran the bases well, played first base, third base, and even spent an inning behind the plate. Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more