Eagles see early season success across the board

As we approach October, the Fall sports seasons have moved into full gear. Many teams are hitting their stride as they compete into Central Athletic College Conference (CACC) play and several student-athletes have been recognized for their exceptional performance through the first month of the season.

Here’s a look at how each team is performing this season:

Volleyball – The Eagles have picked up where they left off last year, as CACC champs. Volleyball has won five of their past six matches, and sit at 3-1 in conference play. Reigning CACC Player of the Year, Skylar German, has continued her exceptional play, twice being named CACC Player of the Week in September. A showdown with undefeated and conference leading Bloomfield College awaits the Eagles in the first week of October.

Mertz playing soccer

Sophomore Katharina Mertz has provided steady
goal scoring for the Eagles.

Women’s Soccer – Women’s soccer is undefeated in their last five games, notching four wins and a tie, all against conference foes. The 4-0-1 conference record sits the Eagles atop the CACC, with October games against fellow unbeatens Georgian Court and Holy Family looming. Post has received plenty of goal scoring from Sophomore Katharina Mertz, who was named CACC Player of the Week following a hat trick performance against Chestnut Hill on September 19.

Men’s Soccer – After dropping two of their first three games, both against nationally ranked opponents, the Eagles have turned a corner and improved to 3-2 in conference play and 4-4 overall. The team has benefitted from strong defense and goalkeeping, with three of their four wins coming in shutout performances. Graduate student Anthony Asante leads the way on offense with six goals in eight games. Out of conference games with Franklin Pierce and Long Island University Post will be tough upcoming tests for the Eagles.

Anthony Asante and opponent playing soccer

Graduate student Anthony Asante leads the men’s
soccer team in scoring this season.

Sprint Football – Sprint Football has struggled out of the gate, losing their season opener against Army and dropping their home opener against the University of Pennsylvania, for an 0-2 start to the season. The Eagles will look to turn it around when they travel to Franklin Pierce University to take on the Ravens in the CSFL Talon Cup on October 3. The Eagles return home on October 10 to host Chestnut Hill College.

Cross Country – The men’s and women’s cross country teams have notched several top five finishes
this season, with the women finishing fifth in the Baruch Invitational and the men finishing third in the Baruch Invitational and fifth in the Philadelphia Metro Championships. The Eagles lone home event will take place later this week, the Post Invitational, hosted at Hop Brook State Park.

Women’s Tennis – It’s been a whole lot of winning for the Eagles on the court in September. The Women’s Tennis team is now 5-1, 3-0 in conference, and sit atop the CACC. Impressively, the Eagles have won 15 of their 18 singles matches in conference play thus far. Matches against Caldwell University and Philadelphia University await the Eagles as they attempt to remain unbeaten.

Men’s Golf – Top five finishes in the Le Moyne Fall Preview Challenge and the Quechee DII Challenge highlight the Eagles opening month. Freshman Jose Luis Martinez also posted the lowest 18-hole round by an Eagle since 2004 en route to finishing tied for first overall individually, at the Le Moyne Fall Preview Challenge. The Eagles await the annual CACC Fall Golf Classic on October 6.

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