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Amidst the excitement of the developing spring season, there is also a twinge of melancholy, as Eastern prepares to say farewell Brad Fields. Fields will be taking over the Assistant Director position at his alma mater, Centre College in Kentucky, this fall. Fields made the following comment about his upcoming departure: “As my family and I prepare to transition to the next chapter in our lives, leaving Eastern to return to a place I regard as ‘home,’ it is with bittersweet emotions. While there is no doubt in my heart that God has His hands all over this amazing opportunity for me and my family, we are saddened to leave behind unfinished work and so many wonderful people. But we trust that God’s timing is always perfect, and we know that we will forever be Eastern Eagles.” Look for more coverage of Field’s departure and the appointment of Eastern’s next AD in upcoming issues of the Waltonian…Young teams continue to be a prevailing storyline for EU Athletics this year. The Softball team is looking to find its groove with a roster featuring 9 first-year players. To complicate matters, the team has been hit by injuries early in the season. Coach Brittany Stroop is taking the early-season adversity in stride: “As our players get more reps against live pitching, we will continue to improve.”…Transfer Junior Dan Fowler and Freshman Grant Williams have taken over the #1 and #2 Men’s Tennis singles spots in their first seasons of competition at EU, helping to lead their squad to victories over Rosemont and Neumann…Women’s Lacrosse and Women’s Tennis are both feeling the effects of departures from last year’s squads. Second-year Jenna Laubach’s 4-2 record thus far at #1 singles is a silver lining for the tennis team…In a spring season filled with uncertainty, the only uncertainty for the Men’s Lacrosse team is figuring out just how good they can be. If the recent 22-1 drubbing of Bryn Athen is any indication, the answer might be scary for the rest of the conference…Women’s golfer Kaleigh Boreman claimed 3rd place the Dickinson Invitational, the team’s first meet.

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