Herbert on Sports Update

LACROSSE (8-7): In the Patriot League Tournament, Army defeated top-ranked Colgate 10-8, but lost to Navy in the championship game 8-5. In the season's final game, we were upset at home by Ohio State 12-9.

BASEBALL (30-20-1): Playing at home against league-leading Lehigh, Army split the 4 games. We won 8-1, lost 6-5 and 3-1, and won 5-3. In non-league action, we defeated St. Francis 7-5 and St. Peter's 8-0. We then won 2 out of 3 from NY Tech, and Tuesday, we defeated Stony Brook 5-4. In the Stony Brook game, junior Milan Dinga went 4 for 4, hit the game winning home run in the ninth, and pitched a flawless ninth inning. Patriot League tournament this weekend.

Three Army players were named to the All-Patriot League Team: juniors Dinga, pitcher Nick Hill, and yearling outfielder Cole White.

MEN'S TENNIS (10-15): Army (Patriot League champs) will face No. 8 Virginia at Charlottesville Saturday at 10 am in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Senior Carl Fisher was named Patriot League "Player of the Year" and 3 other cadets made the Patriot League All-League team.

WOMEN'S TENNIS (15-12): Our Patriot League champs open the NCAA tournament at No. 3 Southern California Saturday in Los Angeles. The Patriot League honored Coach Paul Peck as "Coach of the Year," and named four Army players to the All-League team. Plebe Kristin Flach was named "Rookie of the Year."

MARATHON CLUB: Traveled to Washington, DC to participate in a 5K charity race. Of 850 men running, Army placed 3 in the top 10 (2nd, 4th, 8th) and the Army women all placed in the top 30.

SOFTBALL (16-35): Lost all 4 games to first place Lehigh. Army will face Lehigh again in the first round of the league tournament this weekend.

WOMEN'S RUGBY (18-4): Finished the season ranked fourth in the Nation behind Stanford, Penn State, and Navy.

MEN'S RUGBY: Army ranked 5th in the final national standings behind California, Brigham Young, Utah, and Penn State.

TRACK AND FIELD: Army's men captured the Patriot League Championship, and our women placed 4th. Thirteen men and 8 women were named to the All-Patriot League Team. The men's victory was the cadets' 15th straight Patriot League championship.


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