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Spring Sports Wrap

As Georgetown’s summer begins, we wanted to recap the conclusions of the Hoyas’ spring athletics season. We have already covered the end of some sports seasons, including baseball, softball, women’s lacrosse, women’s golf and men’s lacrosse,

Men’s Golf:

The men’s golf team finished fifth in the Big East championships at Callawassie Island Golf Club in Callawassie Island, S.C. The Hoyas finished with a score of 51-over par 915 in the three-day tournament, 18 strokes behind champion Marquette. Freshman Sam Madsen finished ninth overall with a score of eight-over par 224, followed by senior Greg Podufal with 13-over par 229 and freshmen Cole Berman and Jack Musgrave with 15-over par 231.

Men’s Tennis:

The men’s tennis team earned a dramatic upset victory over third-seeded DePaul in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament. The Blue Demons earned the doubles point before winning the first and third singles matches to take a 3-0 lead, but the Hoyas fought back to win the final four points, sealing the match with a 4-3 score. However, Georgetown lost its semifinal match against second-seeded Marquette 4-0, ending its season.

Women’s Tennis:

The women’s tennis team’s season ended in disappointment at the Big East tournament, as it fell 4-0 to fourth-seeded Marquette. Freshman Casey Marx and sophomore Sophia Barnard earned a victory in third doubles, but it was not enough to drive the Hoyas to a victory.

Track & Field:

Sophomore Jonathan Green (10,000-meter), freshman Joe White (800m), sophomore Sabrina Southerland (800m), senior Ryan Gil and junior Darren Fahy (3,000m steeplechase) all qualified for the 2015 NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in their respective events. Saturday is the final day of preliminary racing, but the program is already guaranteed to be well-represented.

Men’s Rowing:

The men’s heavyweight rowing team travelled to Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, Mass., to compete in the Eastern Associations of Rowing Colleges (EARC) Sprints. The Hoyas’ three boats finished sixth, fifth and sixth in their respective opening heats before finishing fifth, third and fourth in their respective finals.

Women’s Rowing:

The women’s rowing team finished fifth in the Patriot League championships for the second consecutive year, earning a total of 27 points. Navy (54 points) earned the championship by winning all three grand final races.

Sailing:

The women’s sailing team earned a sixth-place finish in the Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) championships. The Hoyas’ coed team is still in the midst of competition at the ICSA team championships, and is currently in sixth place after the conclusion of the Friday races.

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Top Sports Features of the Year

The Hoya’s final issue of the academic year is set to hit stands in just hours, and the lead sports story is a feature on the relationship between the head lacrosse coach, Dave Urick, and his son and assistant coach, Scott. It got me thinking about some of my favorite sports features of the year. Since it’s 4 or so in the morning now, I’ll use a completely unscientific method of choosing… namely, whatever comes to my mind right now. Here we go…

Men’s Basketball
A Coach and A Player by Harlan Goode
Does it get any better than the story of our favorite coach and point guard? I don’t think so. Check out the entire basketball preview for some other excellent stories.

Big Man High by Bailey Heaps
When Roy Hibbert was in high school at Georgetown Prep, the Little Hoyas’ frontcourt consisted of Big Roy (7-foot-2), Davis Nwankwo (6-foot-9) and Aris Williams (6-foot-9). That’s a big trio for college — to say it’s enormous for high school may be an understatement.

At West Virginia, Mountaineering is a Full-Time Job by Harlan Goode
Okay, so technically it’s a column. But I find it hilarious how serious West Virginia is about the guy they dress up and give a gun (it’s a real one, apparently). Continue reading

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