So I was trying to figure out the budget for the week and then proceeded to completely forget to actually do my own post…classic.
Anyway, it was a mixed bag of a weekend for Georgetown athletics, with a thrilling upset (men’s lax over 14th-ranked ‘Cuse) sprinkled in with some tough losses (women’s lax in double OT and baseball twice against ND). In swimming, the men took sixth place at the Big East Championships, while the women finished ninth, and the softball team split a doubleheader with Providence on Saturday.
Though the Blue and Gray overall had a fairly mediocre couple of days, three Hoyas played huge roles in their teams’ respective performances. With that, we present to you the post you’ve all been waiting for (since it was due yesterday at noon): here are this week’s Three Stars.
Matt Winters, Men’s Lacrosse – Thanks to a three-game skid, the men’s lax team probably wasn’t taking on 14th-ranked Syracuse in the best of emotional states on Saturday. With a big performance from senior goalie Winter, though, the Blue and Gray were able to pull out a key victory to keep their conference tournament qualification chances alive. The Connecticut native recorded 12 stops en route to being named Big East defensive player of the week, the first Georgetown player to be recognized as such this season.
Barb Black, Women’s Lacrosse – Not to be outdone, Black was likewise clutch between the pipes in helping the Hoyas hang tight with sixth-ranked Notre Dame over the weekend. The sophomore had 12 big saves for her team, as she and the rest of the G’town D held a high-powered Irish attack to a season-low in goals. A golden goal in double OT would end Georgetown’s upset bid, but Black’s body of work in the game remains no less impressive.
Paul Quincy, Swimming – Quincy was one of three swimmers for the men’s team that qualified for the final rounds of their respective events at Big East’s, finishing ninth overall to provide the Blue and Gray’s highest finish of the weekend. Racing the grueling 1650 yard freestyle, Quincy posted a time of 15:40.08 to help the Hoyas earn some valuable points.