The Castleton men’s tennis team has gotten on a roll over the past six matches. Having gone 4-2 in the past six, it improved the team record to 8-2 on the season. Their only losses came from Norwich University and Thomas College both of which came over the last six matches.
Quentin Barthe has been the leading example for the Spartans on the tennis court. Barthe has achieved a 9-1 record this season including being on fire over the past few weeks as his win streak extends to five straight. On top of those staggering numbers, Barthe has also remained undefeated in North Atlantic Conference play this season. In doubles, Barthe is just as explosive with his partner Seth Marcil by his side. The two have combined for a 9-1 record as well with a record of 3-1 in NAC play. Ryan Mulder has also put together a phenomenal season for himself as he has jumped out to an 8-2 record this season with a record of 3-1 in NAC play as well.
The Spartans have their sights set on playoff as they approach the last two matches of the season against Green Mountain College and Colby-Sawyer College. With a combined team singles record of 49-11 and a team doubles record of 23-6, the Spartans are looking in peak form to take home a title.
The Spartan’s men’s lacrosse team has hit a tough wall this season. After starting the season with a strong win over Mt. Ida College in mid-March, the boys have not been able to tie together a few victories. Over the past nine games the Spartans haven’t been themselves, with a record of 4-5 over those past nine, they have fallen to a record of 6-7 on the season.
It hasn’t been all-bad for the Spartans, they came away with wins in NAC play over Maine Maritime Academy, Thomas College, and Husson University. A strong performance against Southern Maine University also added to their wins on the season. Louis Alhage has led the way in the points department this year amassing 39 points on the season with 15 goals and 24 assists.
With a few tough losses to New England College, Plymouth State, and Potsdam State, the boys hope their rivalry game against Norwich University will spark a light and shoot them through the playoffs. Only four games remain for the Spartans as they approach crunch time.
Track & Field:
The Castleton Track & Field team kicked off their spring season with a bang. With two meets in the bag, the Spartans have showed some great promise early on in the early years of the program. With meets hosted by Smith College and Fitchburg State, the Spartans blew the top off both places.
The men were up to no good over the past two weekends. With two athletes finishing in the top 10 in two events on the first weekend, the Spartans have high hopes for the future. Tayler Larmie led the way for the Spartans in the throwing aspects of things with a second place finish in the hammer throw the first weekend, followed by a top 10 finish in the shot put this past weekend. On the running side, Austin Beauregard was the top dog with a second place finish in the 110 meter hurdle the first weekend, followed by a fourth place finish this past weekend.
For the women, they have just been on a tear with eight-top-ten finishers at Smith, and then an amazing 14 athletes placed in the top 10 at Fitchburg State. The two women really leading the way are Brielle DeBaise, and Kaylyn Crompton. DeBaise has been the Spartans leading lady this season with a first place and second place finish in the discuss throw and a fourth and third place finish in the hammer throw, Debaise has kicked her outdoor season off fantastically. Crompton has also been great for the Spartans on the track to kick off the season. Crompton has finished second in both of her 800-meter races this year. She finished merely seconds behind the first place runner at Smith College and then followed it up with a Castleton record breaking run this past weekend to give her a second place finish overall.
The women were able to snag a fifth place finish this past weekend. With only one meet left before championships both the men and the women hope to close out the outdoor season on a high note.