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Spring Sports Wrap-Up

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The women’s tennis team captured its third straight Landmark Conference title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the third straight season.

The baseball team finished the season with 11 victories under head coach Mike Bartoletti, including a pair of victories over teams that reached the NCAA Division III regionals. The Royals were led by junior first baseman Ross Danzig, who was an all-Landmark Conference second-team selection and picked up the 100th hit of his career during the season. Danzig led the team with three home runs and was one of four players to start at least half the team’s games and hit over .300.

Men’s Golf
Under head coach Ed Karpovich, the men’s golf team posted its second straight second-place finish in the Empire 8 Conference Championship behind junior Erik Meyer, who finished second overall, and sophomores Eric Montella and Ryan Brown, who finished fifth and tied for sixth, respectively. The Royals finished the season with a 10-1 match record along with a pair of invitational titles. The Royals also shot the lowest team score in school history when they shot a four-player total of 3-over-par 287 in victories over Marywood and Baptist Bible College on the final day of the season.

Men’s Lacrosse
The men’s lacrosse team finished the season 10-7 under second-year head coach Doug Sage while qualifying for the Landmark Conference playoffs for the fourth straight season and sixth out of the last seven. The Royals’ 10 victories are the most for the team since they won 12 in 2008. Eight players earned all-conference honors, and senior Matt Tibbitts was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship English Teaching Assistantship to Malaysia following the season.

Women’s Lacrosse
The women’s lacrosse team went 6-10 under second-year head coach Cindy Wilson, including 3-3 in Landmark Conference play to earn a playoff berth for the fourth straight season and fifth time in six years. Junior Emily Towey and freshman Meghan Ginty were named first-team all-conference, while junior Emily Goss, who led the team with 40 goals, and sophomore Erin Allen earned second-team honors.

Under head coach Mia Collarini, the softball team finished the season with nine victories, including three in conference play. Junior Stephanie Romano and freshmen Shannon Stricker and Angelica Titorearned second-team all-Landmark Conference honors at the end of the season. Stricker led the Royals in batting average (.410), runs scored (26) and RBIs (24), while senior Caitlin McHenry had a team-high 10 extra-base hits.

Men’s Tennis
Head coach Keith Hetsko’s men’s tennis team finished the season with a 7-5 record, including a 5-2 record in Landmark Conference play to qualify for the postseason for the seventh straight season. Senior David Teres was named first-team all-conference in singles and doubles for the third time in his career, making him the second player in Scranton history to achieve that feat. Senior Brian Williamsjoined Teres in earning first-team all-conference honors in doubles. 

Women’s Tennis
The women’s tennis team won its third straight Landmark Conference title under the direction of first-year head coach Janice Winslow while also advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the third straight season. Sophomore Emily Walsh earned first-team all-conference honors in singles and was named the Landmark Conference playoff Most Valuable Player. Juniors Megan Azzalina and Nicole Mahaffeyearned second-team honors for their singles play. Winslow, who had previously coached at nearby Marywood for 21 seasons, earned the 200th victory of her coaching career.