While it may be hard to find time in a busy school schedule for other things, the beginning of the school year promises to have lots of events for students to participate in. And while you might find yourself going to hear guest lecturers, seeing plays with friends, or hanging out at the waterfront, there will also be plenty of sports to go to (schedule provided in this issue) throughout the fall semester. However, before looking forward to the games of the coming season, here is a brief reflection of last semester’s spring sports.
The Baseball team, coached by Lew Jenkins, finished 4th in their conference with 19 wins and 16 losses. Two of their Infielders, Corey Napier and Matt Baden, earned Second Team Honors at the 2011 Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) All-Conference Baseball Teams. The baseball team was knocked out of the CAC tournament after losing to Salisbury 6-5 after 12 innings. The team won it’s last conference game against Randolph-Macon with a score of 9 runs to 8.
Both Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse, coached by Chris Hasbrouck and Lisa Valentine respectively, ended their seasons in 5th Place. The Men’s team had 6 wins and 9 losses, while the women’s team had 12 wins and 6 losses. In their final game, Men’s Lacrosse lost To Stevenson, who ended up being the conference champions, with a score of 16-7. Three players from the men’s team became part of all conference teams, while 4 players from the women’s team were named to all conference teams. The women’s team won their last game 16-12 against Christopher Newport University.
Men’s and Women’s Tennis, both coached by Derek Sabedra, finished in fourth place in their respective conferences as well as were named Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Teams. Student Athletes Andrew Gear, Jay Guzzone, and Arvin Wong played for All Conference teams with Gear playing singles for the first team. Guzzone and Wong both played for the second team, with Guzzone playing singles and Wong playing doubles. The Men’s Tennis Team played it’s last conference game against Lancaster Bible College, winning 9-0. The Women’s Tennis team won its last match against Hood College 6-2, and senior Kathleen Ramsey became the tennis program’s leader in total singles wins.
It may feel odd when a season ends, but before you know it Spring will be back with all the same sports. And even though it sad when seniors leave, there are always new students that change the way a team works. This allows for change from season to season and makes the competition more interesting. Feel free to try out for teams for next semester if you want to play.