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So Long, Seahawk Seniors: A Fond Farewell To Exemplary Athletes, Team Leaders, and Team Players

Senior athletes from various Seahawk sports teams have been looking back at their last year at St. Mary’s as the current season draws to a close.

For many, this season’s statistics have been an all-time personal best in their Seahawks College Athletics careers.

The men’s baseball team completed their season with a 19-16 overall record, considerably improving their standing from last year. Seniors are proud to have ended their last season with such an achievement.

The baseball team includes many players from this year’s graduating class, including Matt Baden, Brad Shepherd, Ian Simposon-Shelton, Mark Datitilio, Joey Kavanagh, Bobby Corton, Barrett Enix, Adam Shenk, Mikel Iraola, and Matt Bedcraft.

Leading all the way to the second round in the Capital Athletic Conference were Senior Captain first-baseman Ian Simpson-Shelton and seniors Matt Baden, Mark Datitilio, and Joey Kavanagh, who each connected on two hits to lead the Seahawk offense at the plate.

Simpson-Shelton started in all 31 games played, and had 22 hits, 11 RBI, and 8 runs scored this past year.

The men’s tennis team also a number of seniors leaving, who celebrated their “senior day” April 25.

Seniors Nick Ibello and Stoytch Nechev finished undefeated for their one-year career as the duo recorded an 8-3 victory at No. 2 doubles over sophomore Jeremy Davis and junior Dan McAllister.

Also coming off a successful year was Senior Jeff Levey, who notched a 3-10 singles record as well as a 1-3 mark in doubles action this past year.

 

The men’s and women’s Lacrosse team seniors have both had a great last season as both progressed in the Capital Athletic Conference.

Senior Dennis Rosson was named team Offensive MVP and CAC Player of the Week, and finished as the team’s leading scorer for third consecutive season.

Rosson had team-bests of 42 goals and 60 points this year, 18 assists, 23 ground balls and five caused turnovers.

He finished with a career best of seven goals and nine points vs. Wooster College and a season-high three assists vs. Hood College.

Also graduating this year are seniors Sean Reitenbach, Christ Becraft, Sean Hatley, Tim Fortner, Pat Simpson, Micheal Ott, Chris Lacey, Bobby Cooke, Colin Gload, John Windsor and Joe Meringolo.

Women’s lacrosse went 11-6 this year, with 219 total goals and 310 turnovers.

Senior Aubrey Mirkin led in many categories, including number of caused turnovers, shots, ground balls and goals.

She had several career-bests this year with 4 goals, 2 assists, 6 points vs. Marymount on April 7, a career-high 8 ground balls vs. Marymount April 17, and a personal-best 6 draw controls at Christopher Newport University.

Graduating from the team are seniors Jamie Roberts, Christina Parr, Maggie Macleay, Arianna Larrimore, Elisa Bateman, and Aubrey Mirkin.

The Seahawk sports season offically concludes with on one final women’s lacrosse game against Chris Newport University Sunday May 1.

Many of the seniors have been a part of the St. Mary’s athletic community and devoted countless hours to practices and games, creating lasting relationships with coaches and teammates alike.

As our seniors depart, we look forward to the coming seasons of Seahawk sports.

 

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