CU’s baseball team earned a double-header sweep on the road against Western Connecticut Friday to bump their season record to 16-18. The team started the season with sophomore Tyler Mclain and Aubrey Ramey winning LEC Player of the Week and Pitcher of the Week recognition respectively. Mclain currently holds a .347 batting average, second behind Jackson Cardozo’s .381. Senior Riley Orr then posted three consecutive LEC Pitcher of the Week honors, and leads the team with a 2.47 ERA to support a 4-3 record. The team closes out the regular season with a double-header at home against Southern Maine Friday, May 5.
Like the baseball team, the softball team took a recent double-header sweep, outscoring SUNY Canton 26-1 in the two games, which pushed them up to 16-12 on the season. Their 7-5 conference record has them in fourth place in the conference standings. Alexandra Brouillette recently received LEC Rookie of the Week honors, joining Alexis Rogers, who won the award earlier in the season. Rogers currently holds a 3.17 ERA, right behind Olivia Joy’s team leading 1.97 ERA, which is sixth in the conference. The softball team will wrap up the regular season with senior day at home against Western Connecticut on May 6.
The Castleton men’s lacrosse team closed out its season this past Friday finishing with a 4-13 record. While not having the winningest season there were plenty of bright spots on this team, most notably sophomore goaltender Christian Dindino. He posted a .568 save percentage and started every game after transferring from Muhlenberg College. He also earned a spot on the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Coaches Association (USILA) NCAA Division III Team of the Week after a stout showing against Norwich on April 6 and a victory against Salem St. on April 8. In those games combined, he tallied 34 saves with just 10 goals against with an outstanding .773 save percentage.
The Castleton women’s lacrosse team closed out its season with a final record of 4-12. Like the men’s team, they might have not posted the best record, but they did have some bright spots on the team. Junior Kimberly McCarthy, senior Lacey Greenamyre, freshman Phoebe Loomis and freshman Megan Ward all posted over 30 points this season. McCarthy’s 2.73 goals per game ranked her eighth in the LEC while Loomis’s 2.20 ranked her 14th. Things look bright for the offense of the Spartans next year with three of the four top scorers returning.
The Track and Field team kicked off its outdoor season with a hot start placing first out of nine teams at the Mount Saint Mary College’s meet. The team stayed consistent all season. Most notably, the team broke a program record for the 4×100 relay. Zack Durr, Taylor Bourn, Charles Govan, and Macalyster Perry beat the previous record by over a second with a time of 44.44. Shay Lawrence also broke her own program record in the 200-meter race with a time of 27.27 seconds.