The Mercyhurst University men’s lacrosse team maintains their first place standing in the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) weekly rankings, which were released on Monday, May 8.
Closing out the regular season in impeccable style, the Mercyhurst University baseball team has claimed a piece of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Western Division first-place crown.
The Lakers finished the regular season with a respectable record of 15-9, which earned them a three-way tie for first-place position in the PSAC Western Division along with Gannon’s Golden Knights and the California (Pa.) Vulcans.
On Saturday, April 20, junior Cailin Jope and senior Lisett Calderon of Mercyhurst University women’s water polo were named to the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Division II Easter All-Tournament Team.
“It’s always nice to be named to a tournament team, it lets you know your hard work paid off,” Jope said.
During the CWPA Division II Eastern All-Tournament’s two games, Calderon notched three steals, three goals and two assists. Additionally, Jope went on to score three goals.
The Mercyhurst Women’s Golf Team finished its 2013 spring season with a third place finish at the Gannon Invitational.
The Lakers shot a combined 681 for the 36 holes. Junior Caitlin Kempton tied for sixth. Kempton scored a 169 (83-86) in the two rounds. Sophomore Gaelin Carrig tied for eighth with a combined 170. Sophomore Andrea Novoa and freshman Megan Finley tied for tenth with totals of 171. Freshman Emily O’Donnell shot 185.
The Lakers will only lose two seniors to graduation, Andrea Carneval and Breda Knott.
Finishing up a college career is a bittersweet moment for any collegiate athlete, but senior Jorn van der Veer is ending his career with a proud moment to say the least.
Van der Veer was named an All-PSAC selection in singles as announced on Friday April, 26.
The senior from Hoofddorp, Netherlands adds this honor to his PSAC Champion Scholar Award he won last week prior to the latest Mercyhurst match against Kutztown at the PSAC Championships. Van der Veer has also maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout his career as well.
Mercyhurst University men’s and women’s rowing teams had a rewarding weekend while competing in the Mid-America Collegiate Rowing Association (MACRA) Championships in Ypsilanti, Mich., over the weekend.
All in all, the Lakers snagged two gold, one silver, and two bronze medals on April 27 and April 28.
Men’s rowing earned a gold medal in the morning, a bronze in lightweight 8+ competition, and ended the day with a bronze finish behind Michigan and Grand Valley State in the lightweight 4+.
The Mercyhurst women’s lacrosse team has recorded 12 wins on the season and only three losses.
The team was on an eight-game winning streak before falling to Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) rival West Chester, 5-19.
The Lakers celebrated senior day with a win over Millersville University, winning 11-7. Honored on the afternoon were seniors Brittany Tucker, Kayla Minner and Alisha Catalino. The win clinched a playoff berth in the PSAC Tournament. The team has been ranked No. 15 in the latest polls.
With a record of 12-0, the Mercyhurst men’s lacrosse team is on a mission to have yet another unforgettable season.
The Lakers are also currently in the NCAA Division II South Regional Rankings.
The Lakers are 12-0 after winning a tough match against Lake Erie College.
Rising to the challenge is senior Zac Reid, who received Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) award on Monday, April 15.
“It’s always nice winning an individual award, but a lot of my offensive production this year has happened because I’m surrounded by a number of talented teammates.
The slam-dunk is arguably the most electrifying type of basketball shot in the history of the game. It is a high percentage shot known for its crowd-pleasing capabilities.
Dunking has progressed in the college ranks from being banned in the NCAA in 1967, to now being one of the more prominent parts of college basketball. In recent years, there has been an annual award for the Hoops Manifesto’s NCAA College Dunk of the Year. Mercyhurst’s own Jonathan Ouegnin was nominated for it.
The Mercyhurst University women’s tennis team was knocked out of the Pennsylvania State Athletics Conference Tournament with their 5-1 loss to the Indiana (Pa.) Crimson Hawks on Wednesday, April 17. The quarterfinals defeat brings the Lakers’ record down to a still very impressive 14-4.
During the tournament, Laker’s doubles duo sophomore Sarah Baich and junior Caroline Bristol notched the only win for Mercyhurst University in doubles play.