Coach Mark Spangler has his eyes set on returning to Conference playoffs this year with his rather young team. With only three returning players (Mylon Weaver, Tyler Schultz and lone senior, Codie Todd) Coach Spangler hopes for a season full of improvements on an individual, as well as, team level. Ultimately, he is hoping for a Conference title. Big competition will be seen on the court against opponents such as defending Conference champs Wilkes, as well as Kings and Aracadia. It will also be a battle of Eagle Road when the men face rivals Cabrini in a non-conference match. Junior Mylon Weaver comments, “We have some new guys on the team who should be able to bring a big impact to our team. Our first goal is to make conference playoffs.”
As the women’s coach as well, Mark Spangler again is setting the bar high. The women’s team is another young group hoping to snag the Conference title. With key returning sophomore Jenna Laubach (named Rookie of the Year in their Conference last year) and lone senior, Kim Kirk, Coach Spangler is hopeful of the leadership they will provide. The biggest challenges facing the team with be facing off against defending Conference champs Wilkes, as well as runner up Misericordia. Their notable non-conference match will be played against West Chester University. Coach Spangler comments, “This is a young team with a lot of potential. Our goal is to grow and get better as players and as a team collectively.” Laubach also adds, “I am looking forward to growing closer as a team and watching everyone improve.”
The women’s golf season is now underway with the team’s sights set high. This season will mark the second year for the women’s golf team. The Eagles finished second at the MAC Championship meet last season. First-year golfer, Bianca Scrimali looks forward to playing at the collegiate level and has high hopes for this year. “My dream ever since I was a little girl was to play golf in college and now I’m finally living that dream,” said Scrimali. “I think saying that I’m excited is an extreme understatement to how I feel about this season.” The new golf room in Gough Hall will be a huge help to getting this team prepared and ready for the 2013 season.
With the addition of five new players to the roster, the upcoming golf season is looking bright. “Having finished in the bottom half of the conference last year, the guys have their sights set on surprising some teams this year and being in the mix to compete for a MAC Freedom Championship,” said head coach, Mark Birtwistle. First year golfer, Ryan Torresin commented: “Our goal is going to be a hard task to accomplish but I know that each individual will put in the necessary time and effort to accomplish it.” The mixture of positive attitudes and golf skills has the potential to get this team closer to their goals.