Women’s Tennis Goes Back-to-Back
The women’s tennis team captured its second straight Landmark Conference title and earned its second straight trip to the NCAA Tournament. The Royals went on to post their first NCAA Tournament victory by defeating LaRoche College, 5-0, in a first-round match before falling to seventh-ranked Johns Hopkins. Devon Cohen ’14 (Ambler) earned first-team all-conference honors for singles play. Megan Azzalina ’15 (Easton) and Nicole Mahaffey ’15 (Harrisburg) earned second-team doubles honors, and Emily Walsh ’16 (Scranton) was named Rookie of the Year in the Landmark Conference.
Swinging for Success
Following its third straight Glenmaura National Collegiate Invitational championship, the men’s golf team gathered to celebrate. Seen from left are volunteer assistant coach Chris Schank; Erik Meyer ‘15, co-captain; Justin Riley ‘13; Grant Gulick ‘14, co-captain; Jamie Bresnahan ‘13; Charles Hudacek ‘14; and Ed Karpovich, head coach.
Wall of Fame Gains 6 New Faces
The University officially inducted six new members into the athletics department’s Wall of Fame in a Dec. 1 ceremony. The class of 2012 included the following members (from left): Mark Beneski ’92 (men’s basketball, 1988-1992); Al Callejas ’02 (men’s basketball, 1997-2001); Judith (Grimaldi) Shapiro ’89 (field hockey, 1985-1988); Jennifer (Knight) Sifnakis ’99 (volleyball, 1995-1998); Tom McGill ’83 (men’s soccer, 1979-1982); and Meghan Quinlan ’02 (women’s soccer, 1998-2001). Founded in 1970, the Wall of Fame honors former student-athletes, coaches, administrators and those in the community who have been instrumental in the overall development of the university’s athletics program. This year’s class brings the Wall’s membership to 226.
Lady Royals Return to NCAAs
McCormick Makes a Splash
Prolonged Pool Success
The women’s swimming and diving team finished second at the Landmark Conference championships for the third straight year, marking the 10th consecutive season the Royals have finished either first or second in their conference. Colleen Barry ’15 (Pembroke, Mass.) was named Landmark Conference Diver of the Year and three Royals – Barry, Paige Agnello ’15 (Bridgewater, N.J.) and Alexis Walsh ’15 (Hazlet, N.J.) – each won individual conference titles. The trio also combined to set four school records in the event – two by Barry and one each by Agnello and Walsh. Five other swimmers earned All-Landmark Conference honors at the championship
Royals Shine On Diamond
The baseball team went 23-20 and advanced to the Landmark Conference championship series for the third time in the past six seasons. The 23 wins marked the third straight year the Royals won 20 or more games – the first time they’ve accomplished that in school history. Catcher Michael Amaturo ’13 (Rye, N.Y.) received third-team All-Mid-Atlantic Region honors from D3baseball.com. Pitcher Corey Gorman ’12 (Laflin) was named Landmark Conference Pitcher of the Year and joined Amaturo and outfielder Michael Gaeta ’13 (Cranford, N.J.) on the All-Landmark Conference first team.