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More Spring Athletics Highlights

Wrestling Continues Resurgence 

ian evansPosting nine dual-meet victories this past season, the most since the 2004-05 season, the wrestling team finished the season 9-9. The Royals had a thrilling 28-15 win over King’s Jan. 13 in the Long Center, the team’s first victory over its nearby rival since 2005. Junior Ian Evans (pictured) finished the season with a 29-8 record at 157 pounds. He now has 90 career victories, the third most in school history. Three other wrestlers — senior Eric Calimano, sophomore Nicholas DePierro and freshman Daniel D’Agostini — each won more than 20 matches. 


Trio Leads Royals on the Diamond 

schneiderThree baseball players made the all-Landmark Conference team after the Royals finished their season with a 16-21 record. Sophomore outfielder Tommy Trotter and sophomore shortstop Brad Schneider (pictured) both earned first-team honors, while senior first baseman Zach Dignam was a second-team selection. Both Dignam and Trotter reached the 100-hit milestone for their careers during the season, with Trotter doing so in just his 64th career game. 


Scranton Golfers Shine on the Links 

golfThe men’s golf team finished fourth at the Empire 8 Conference championships, the team’s sixth straight season finishing in the top four at the conference championships. Senior Eric Montella (pictured) had a strong spring, finishing seventh at the conference championships to earn second-team, all-conference honors. Fellow senior Ryan Brown also had a strong season, leading the Royals with an average of 79.00 over 11 rounds.


Men’s Lacrosse Reaches Double-Digit Victories Again 

lacrosseIt was another strong season for men’s lacrosse. The team reached the Landmark Conference playoffs for the sixth straight season and eighth time in the last nine. The Royals finished with an 11-7 record, marking the third consecutive season they’ve won at least 10 games. Four players earned All-Landmark Conference honors for their play: senior midfielders Brad Elkin (pictured) and Alec Mikrut and sophomore midfielder Adam Drury were first-team choices; senior goalkeeper Nicholas McKaba was a second-team choice. 


Women’s Lacrosse Breaks New Ground 

allenThe women’s lacrosse team reached the Landmark Conference championship for the first time in the conference’s nine-year history. The Royals finished the season with 11 victories, matching the program’s highest win total in the past 11 years. The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association selected junior attacker Meghan Kerr to the first-team All-Boardwalk Region, and senior midfielder Erin Allen (pictured) was a second-team choice. Both Kerr and Allen were also first-team All-Landmark Conference honorees. Senior defender Bridget Gallaher earned second-team honors. 


Walsh Shines for Women’s Tennis 

walshFor the fourth consecutive season, the women’s tennis team finished with double-digit wins. They had a 12-7 overall mark, qualifying for the Landmark Conference playoffs for the ninth straight season in the process. Senior Emily Walsh (pictured) broke Scranton’s all-time, career singles victories record with 49 wins. She was also named first-team all-conference in singles and doubles, ending her career at Scranton with 44 doubles wins, the second-most in program history. Sophomore Julia Frattaroli earned first-team honors in singles and doubles, and junior Emily Machado was a second-team choice in singles. 


Men’s Tennis Makes Return to Conference Playoffs 

tennisThe men’s tennis team qualified for the Landmark Conference playoffs for the first time since 2014, finishing with an 8-10 overall mark and a 5-3 ledger in Landmark Conference play. The team was led by five student-athletes who earned All-Landmark Conference honors: freshman Charles Swope (second-team singles); sophomore Keller McGurrin (second-team doubles); freshman Alexander Ochalski (second-team doubles); and juniors Michael Pottieger (second-team doubles) and Matt Prendergast (second-team doubles). 


Stricker Sparks Softball to Postseason Berth 

strickerThe softball team punched a ticket to the Landmark Conference playoffs, finishing with a 20-16 overall record, marking the first time Scranton played in the Landmark Playoffs since 2012. Scranton was paced by junior Shannon Stricker (pictured), who went on to win the Landmark Conference’s Player of the Year award after batting .403 with 27 RBIs. Stricker was also honored for her work in the classroom, as she earned CoSIDA Academic All-District Honors. Juniors Jenna Snyder (first-team) and Christine Kiefer (second-team) also earned all-conference accolades. 

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