Roundup: Pirates release nonconference schedule
ECU, Staff reports
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
East Carolina's next basketball season will begin Nov. 5 against Virginia Military Institute in Minges Coliseum.
The Pirates will then travel to Navy (Nov. 8) and Appalachian State (Nov. 12), per their entire nonconference schedule that was released Tuesday. The American Athletic Conference portion of the schedule has not been finalized and will be announced at a later date, along with tip-off times and the complete television slate.
Here’s the full nonconference schedule:
Nov. 5 – VMI
Nov. 8 – at Navy
Nov. 12 – at Appalachian State
Nov. 16 – LIBERTY
Nov. 22 – vs. Evansville (Nassasu, Bahamas)
Nov. 23 – vs. George Washington or UMKC (Nassau, Bahamas)
Nov. 24 – vs. Liberty, Milwaukee, Morgan State or Rice (Nassau, Bahamas)
Nov. 30 – at James Madison
Dec. 3 – COPPIN STATE
Dec. 14 – CAMPBELL
Dec. 17- UMES
Dec. 22- CHARLOTTE
Dec. 28 – EASTERN KENTUCKY
AAC recognizes top defender
East Carolina women’s soccer defender and senior Jayda Hylton-Pelaia was named the American Athletic Conference preseason defensive player of the year on Tuesday, as chosen by the league’s 10 head coaches. ECU also was voted fifth in the AAC preseason poll.
The last Pirate to earn a defensive player of the year award was goalie Amber Campbell, who took the C-USA award at the end of the 2008 season. Hylton-Pelaia is also the first ECU player to earn a spot on the AAC preseason team since Lana Spitler in 2016.
"We are glad the other coaches recognized her for this and we are excited to see what she does this season," coach Jason Hamilton said.
Hylton-Pelaia started all 19 games a season ago, setting new career-highs with two goals and four assists. The Brampton, Ontario, native also was named all-AAC second-team and to the league tournament team.