Previewing Eastern’s Fall/Winter Sports: A look at the Eagles’ upcoming seasons.

The wait is finally over, as many of Eastern’s fall sports are gearing up to begin their seasons.

Eastern’s soccer team started off their season 4-0, including an exciting game with a game-winner by junior Emmanuel Hewitt against Farmingdale State College. They follow up with a three-game away stretch against Cairn University, Cabrini University and Swarthmore College, which is their longest stretch away from St. Davids for the rest of the regular season. They return to St. Davids on Sept. 25 for a game against Lycoming College before taking on Catholic University on Sept. 29.

The men’s cross country team opens the season with four straight away events in Lebanon, La Plume, Philadelphia and Frederick, Md. before the MAC Championships in Center Valley, Pa. Returning team members include Billy Dykes, Solomon Rios and senior Milan Sharma, and they are welcoming first-year student William Housworth to the team.

For fans of the lacrosse team, the maroon-white scrimmage game will take place on Saturday, Nov. 14.

The men’s basketball team also looks to have a great season, and their season kicks off with a scrimmage on Friday, Nov. 20. There is a slew of first-year players on the team, with only ten out of twenty-four players being upperclassmen. 

Eastern’s women’s volleyball team may be made up of mostly first-year students, but that has not stopped them from a red-hot start to the year, beginning 8-1. After a game at Stevenson, they return to St. Davids for a four-game homestand against Franklin and Marshall College, Rowan University, Goucher College and Albright College respectively.

The women’s golf team began their season on Sept. 24 at the Arcadia Invitational. They will then have five invitationals in the next month following that. Marin Dremock and Elaina McGarrigle return, with Julia Leo joining the team as a first-year student.

The women’s field hockey team had two road games against Swarthmore College and Alvernia University before they returned back to St. Davids on Sept. 22 to take on Elizabethtown College. While much of the team is made up of upperclassmen, Joel Groff, Grace Wise and Rebecca Webb all join the team as first-year students.

The women’s cross country team will have two meets to prepare for their MAC Championships, one on Oct. 9 and another on Oct. 16. These come awhile after their Sept. 11 and Sept. 18 contests at Lebanon, Pa and La Plume, Pa., respectively. While four of the six team members are upperclassmen, there are two first-year students on the team in Madison Moylan and Hailey Shreffler.

It will be another great year of sports for Eastern University’s Eagles. For each team’s full schedule, visit Eastern University’s athletics website.

Source: Eastern University Athletics

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