Asa Goldstock, freshman goalie, looks to guide No. 2 seed Syracuse in the ACC tournament

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 26, 2017 at 11:08 pm Contact Nick: | @nick_a_alvarez Luke Goldstock needed a goalie. So, one summer day, he turned to his 8-year-old cousin, Asa Goldstock, who had never played the position in her life.The young girl put on goalie gear and stood in front of the net as a future North Carolina attack peppered her with shots. Her apprehension turned to fear. The shots that didn’t hit the back of the net ricocheted off her.Growing tired of the pain, something clicked and she began to prove herself. The hurled rubber hit the netting of her stick. As she picked balls out of the air with ease, the shooters took notice and were impressed as the “natural” displayed an athleticism they were unprepared for.“Ever since that one day,” said Goldstock’s mother Tiffany Moore. “She just took to it.”That young boy’s spur-of-the-moment decision started Asa Goldstock on the path from neophyte to town star, and eventually to the nation’s top-ranked high school goaltender. Now in her freshman year, Goldstock looks to lead No. 2 seed Syracuse (13-5, 5-2 Atlantic Coast) on Thursday against seventh-seeded Virginia Tech in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGoldstock has struggled at times this season. Some of her tendencies that carried in her in high school failed to translate on the collegiate level. Her 11.29 goals against average ranks 45th in the nation. As the season has progressed, Goldstock has found her footing. She is in the midst of her best stretch, saving 31 shots in SU’s last three games.Dalton, Asa’s brother, also played goalie and wanted to see how he stacked up. Luke’s sister, Julia, sought to test her shot against Asa. Family gatherings on Asa’s grandmother’s farm turned into showcases for the young Goldstocks.Soon, the grass fields of the farm turned into the turf-covered ground at Niskayuna (New York) High School, where all four cousins played on the varsity level. Dalton would win a Section II championship as the men’s starting goalie. When both Asa and Luke are home, they play with each other as if they were kids again.“She’s so athletic,” Luke said. “It was like shooting on a male goalie.”Lacrosse has embedded itself as a fixture in Niskayuna. When an eighth grader started in net for the varsity women’s lacrosse team, people took notice. Goldstock had to rearrange her middle school schedule in order to make the time for high school practices.Locals who knew Luke and his success waited to see what accolades Asa would collect. Before being named a two-time USA Today All-American, a 13-year-old Goldstock befriended the most decorated lacrosse player in Syracuse history, Kayla Treanor.Treanor, who ranks fourth all-time in NCAA point totals (393), was a senior at Niskayuna when Goldstock joined the team in eighth grade. Taking Goldstock “under her wing”, Treanor shot with Goldstock after practice, prepping her for the level of talent she soon faced.“Their friendship grew organically and the fact that Kayla became such an unbelievable player,” Moore said. “Asa kind of followed in her footsteps.”Treanor’s choice to go to Syracuse resonated with Goldstock. When the nation’s No. 3 recruit per Inside Lacrosse began to look at colleges, Goldtock talked only about Syracuse. She verbally committed to SU before her sophomore season. Years later, the Orange is trusting the freshman in net. Halley Quillinan, women’s editor at Inside Lacrosse and SU alum, thinks Goldstock can follow Treanor and be Syracuse’s next star.“I think she has the ability to be the next Liz Hogan, a national team goalie,” Quillinan said. “What Asa has been able to do is remarkable.” Commentslast_img read more

Concern for cross-border healthcare scheme following reimbursement delays

first_imgThe Minister for Health has come under further pressure to approve additional resources for the Cross-Border Directive unit following long delays in the reimbursement scheme.Recent figures show there has been a huge increase in people across the country accessing services through the Cross-Border Directive.Speaking on the matter, Deputy McConalogue said it was time that additional resources were granted sooner rather than later. “The cross-border directive provides people who are languishing on waiting lists with an alternative option by giving them the opportunity to avail of health services in another European country,” McConalogue saidThey can then recoup costs from the HSE for the amount of that treatment in Ireland, or the cost of the treatment abroad, if that is less.“In our County (Donegal), patients more often than not, avail of services in Northern Ireland for a wide-ranging array of treatments and surgeries,” he added.“The scheme has exploded in popularity in recent years as waiting lists have become unbearably long. This has been shown by the number of people making applications under the CBD.” In 2014, there was a total of 37 processed applications for reimbursement and prior authorisation under the CBD scheme, with the most recent figures revealing the number at 5,379.“For of the number of people now seeking services through the CBD, more staff are required to adequately process reimbursements in a timely manner,” McConalogue added.“Unfortunately, those who have chosen to pursue medical treatment through the CBD are currently experiencing long delays in having their reimbursement issued. This is not only frustrating for them but also financially crippling.“The Cross-Border team have made a number of submissions to the Department of Health seeking additional resources to cope with the sheer amount of applications they are receiving.“However, the Minister has not yet saw fit to approve this despite this being a scheme which actively seeks to reduce waiting lists,” he said. “The Minister must approve these additional resources so that reimbursements can be processed in a timely manner and so that the current delays can be cleared.”Concern for cross-border healthcare scheme following reimbursement delays was last modified: April 10th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CHARLIE MCCCONLOGUElast_img read more