Men's Ski

 

  Alex Zahoruiko
Alex Zahoruiko

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
North Andover, Mass.

High School:
North Andover High

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 150

Birthdate:
07/10/1987


AS A SENIOR IN 2009: Complete Results
Named co-captain of the men's team along with teammate Andrew Hawes ... Was named a Second Team All American after his 17th place finish in the Slalom (1:44.15) and 15th place finish in the Giant Slalom (2:01.62) at the USCSA National Championships (Mar. 5-7) ... Placed seventh in both the Slalom (1:32.33) and Giant Slalom (2:13.60) at the ECSC Regionals (Feb. 21-22) ... Finished 12th in the Giant Slalom (1:59.11) and 46th in the Slalom (2:01.76) at the Boston College Carnival (Feb. 6-7) ... Placed 34th in the Slalom with a time of 1:54.19 at the MIT Carnival (Feb. 1) ... Finished third in the Giant Slalom with a time of 1:44.57 at the UMass Carnival (Jan. 31) ... Finished 18th in the Slalom (1:30.28) and eighth in the Giant Slalom (2:04.08) at the Plymouth State Carnival (Jan. 24-25) ... Placed 43rd (2:04.63) and 16th (1:28.54) in two Slalom runs at the UConn Carnival (Jan. 16-17) ... Finished ninth in two Giant Slalom runs with times of 1:41.59 and 1:44.94 at the Colby-Sawyer College Carnival (Jan. 9-10).

AS A JUNIOR IN 2008: Complete Results
Competed in the Giant Slalom at the USCSA National Championships, finishing with a time of 2:34.38 (Mar. 6) ... Finished 25th with a total time of 2:02.59 in the Slalom at the MIT Carnival (Feb. 6) ... Finished 20th in the Giant Slalom with a time of 2:01.30 at Loon Mountain (Feb. 3) ... Took 12th with a total time of 1:41.67 in the Slalom at the Plymouth State Carnival (Jan. 30) ... Finished 29th with a time of 2:22.48 in the Giant Slalom and placed 12th in the Slalom with a time of 1:30.76 at the UConn Carnival (Jan. 21-22) ... Finished 26th in the Giant Slalom at the Colby-Sawyer College Carnival (Jan. 12).

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2007: Complete Results
Placed 25th in Day One (2:01.04) and Two (1:38.82) of USCA Nationals Giant Slalom (Mar. 8-10) ... Finished in 22nd in ECSC Regionals Giant Slalom (Feb. 25) (2:15.84) ... Finished 10th overall (1:22.52) in Day One of the Boston College Giant Slalom (Feb. 10) ... Placed 18th (1:32.06) in the Brown Slalom (Feb. 2) and the following day finished 29th in the MIT Giant Slalom (Feb. 3) ... Came in 15th (1:54.14) in the Slalom at the Colby/St. Anslem's Carnival (Jan. 27) and the next day in the Giant Slalom (Jan. 28) captured 10th place (1:44.50) ... Posted 12th at Plymouth State Carnival (1:10.94) (Jan. 20) and finished the race the next day also (Jan. 21) ... Was last Minuteman to place in UConn Slalom (1:33.10) (Jan. 12)

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2006: Complete Results
Quickly became an important part of the UMass team, scoring for the team regularly and qualifying for Nationals ... Posted top-25 finishes in nine of 14 events ... Finished 19th overall at the USCSA National Championships with a 25th place finish (third on the team), in the giant slalom and a 29th place finish (second on the team), in the slalom (3/9 & 3/11) ... Overcame a 59th place finish in the slalom to finish 24th in the giant slalom at the ECSC Championships (2/25-26) ... Finished 22nd in the UConn Carnival Giant Slalom in first collegiate race (1/13) ... Finished 20th in the Plymouth State Carnival Slalom (1/21) ... Took 18th in the slalom and 21st in the giant slalom at the Brown Carnival (1/27 & 2/4) ... Finished 19th in both the slalom and giant slalom at the Boston College Carnival (2/11-12) ... Finished 22nd in the St. Anslem's Carnival Giant Slalom (2/17) ... Posted season and collegiate career best finish of 12th in the Colby-Sawyer Carnival Slalom (2/18)

BEFORE UMASS: Ski team Captain and NSSL League MVP his senior year ... MIAA Giant Slalom Champion and Slalom runner-up his Junior year ... Named Ski Team MVP freshman, junior, and senior years for North Andover High.

PERSONAL: Full name is Alex William Zahoruiko ... Born July 10, 1987 ... Son of John and Leslie Zahoruiko ... Brother of Tyler and Alyssa ... Believes consistency will be greatest contribution to the team ... Goal for the season is to return to Nationals ... Hobbies include golf, water skiing, and fishing ... Most admired person is Lance Armstrong ... Favorite athlete is Tiger Woods ... Nicknamed Riko ... An Economics major

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02/25/2009
Q&A With Head Ski Coach Skip Fox Recapping The ECSC Regionals
The UMass Women's Ski Team captured a trip to the USCSA Nationals next weekend after their fifth place finish in last weekend's ECSC Regionals. The Minutewomen placed three skiers in the top-15 during both days of the Regionals. The Men's team, the defending USCSA National Champions, will not be returning to the Nationals after their sixth place finish over the weekend. The Minutemen had a tough day in Saturday's Slalom, finishing in ninth place before recovering with a second place finish in the Giant Slalom. Andrew Hawes, Matthew Small and Travis Hopkins will participate in the NCAA EISA Eastern Regional Championships this weekend at Sugarloaf.
 
 
02/23/2009
Men's Skiing Places Six, Women Fifth, At ECSC Regionals
  • Slalom Results | Giant Slalom Results
    The UMass Ski team competed in the ECSC Regionals this past weekend in Waterville Valley, N.H. The women's team finished fifth overall, securing a spot in the USCSA Nationals in Winter Park, Colo. from March 3-7. The Men's team finished sixth overall after a disappointing ninth place finish in the Slalom before a second place finish in Sunday's Giant Slalom. UMass Skiing will be back in action this weekend when they will participate in the EISA Regionals at Sugarloff.
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    02/18/2009
    UMass Skiing Prepares For ECSC Regionals At Waterville Valley
    UMass Skiing will travel to Waterville Valley, N.H. this weekend to compete in the ECSC Regionals. The Minutemen are coming off a successful weekend at the Boston College Carnival, where they locked a spot for the USCSA Regionals. The men's team finished second in the Giant Slalom before a sixth place Slalom finish while the women placed fourth in Friday's Giant Slalom before finishing fifth in the Slalom. The Men's team finished the regular season in third place in the MacConnell standings, while the Minutewomen finished fifth.
     
     

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