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Civetti joins Tufts staff

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July 17, 2008

Wellesley native Jay Civetti has joined the Tufts University football staff as offensive coordinator and tight ends coach.

Civetti is a 2001 graduate of Trinity College, where he earned ECAC Rookie of the Year, All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) and All-American honors as an offensive lineman. He was also a team captain.

Civetti spent four years on head coach Tom O'Brien's staff at Boston College and was offensive graduate assistant at North Carolina State under O'Brien last fall. His younger brother, Ted, who played at Wellesley High and Deerfield Academy, will be a junior quarterback at Union College.

"I'm really excited to come back to the NESCAC and to come back home. It's nice to get back to your roots," said Civetti, who played football and basketball and was on the wrestling and track teams at Belmont Hill School, where he was an All-Independent School League and All-New England football selection and a Shriners' Classic participant.

"I've had great mentors in Tom O'Brien and Dana Bible (offensive coordinator at BC and NC State) and great respect for [Tufts] head coach Bill Samko from my playing days in the NESCAC."

Big week for young golfers

Big week coming up for Shrewsbury High golf teammates Brittany Altomare and Nick Ehrlichman.

Altomare, a team captain who is entering her senior year of high school, will play in the US Girls' Junior Championship at Hartford Golf Club. She shot a 74 at Winchester Country Club to finish second in sectional qualifying.

Ehrlichman, who will be a junior at Shrewsbury High, was among four sectional qualifiers for the US Junior Amateur Championship at Shoal Creek Golf and Country Club in Birmingham, Ala. He finished tied for second at sectionals with a 36-hole total of 146 at the Dedham Country and Polo Club.

Both tournaments begin Monday.

Hospital hosts running clinic

The sports medicine staff at Newton-Wellesley Hospital will host "Running Strong: Train Smart - Run Well," a free service for beginning and intermediate runners, Saturday from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Participants are asked to come dressed to run because of the clinic's "learn by doing" format. The program will be held in the Department of Rehabilitation Services located on the second floor at, 2014 Washington St., Newton. Registration is required by calling 617-243-6383.

Women named to select team

Forward Sarah Parsons of Dover (Dartmouth College) and goaltender Molly Schaus of Natick (Boston College), have been named to the US Women's Under-22 Select Team that will participate in the USA Hockey Women's National Festival in Lake Placid, N.Y., and the Under-22 series in Pierrefonds, Canada, next month.

Both were members of the US national team that won the gold medal last April at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships in Harbin, China. The U-22 head coach is Newton native Jackie Barto, the former Providence College star and current head women's coach at Ohio State University. Barto was also head coach of Team USA at the World Championships.

Marvin Pave can be reached at 508-820-4223 or marvin.pave@rcn.com.

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