Athletics Roundup: Spring Sports Starts Soon

Dave Canfarotta

Dave Canfarotta

Men’s Ice Hockey

The Post men’s hockey team wrapped up its season last weekend with a tough 5-4 loss at William Paterson. The Eagles were down 5-1 heading into the final period, but goals by Kyle Weiss and Tyler Hackett pulled Post within one late. On Jan. 28, the Eagles snapped their losing streak with a 3-1 win over Marist. Matt Moreschi scored twice in the victory. Post finished the season with a record of 3-17. Hackett led the team in scoring with 11 goals, six assists, and 16 points. Post also announced that it had signed scheduling agreement with the Northeast-10 Conference for the 2017-18 season. The Eagles will play 18 games against the other six teams in the conference beginning next season.

Mikaella Doran

Mikaella Doran

Women’s Ice Hockey

Post women’s hockey is still searching for its first-ever win and sits at 0-21 heading into the final two games of the season this weekend against Sacred Heart. After concluding a 12-game road trip, Post had a few close games against Lebanon Valley falling 4-1 and 4-0 at home on Feb. 11-12. Kendall Fitzgerald scored her third goal of the season in the first game to give Post a 1-0 lead early. She leads the team with six points (3 goals, 3 assists). Post will host Sacred Heart on Friday, Feb. 17 in its final home game of the year. Senior Brina Yanez will be honored in a short ceremony before the game. The Eagles will visit the Pioneers on Saturday to close out the year. Post also announced that it joined Sacred Heart, Holy Cross, St. Anselm, St. Michael’s, and Franklin Pierce in a new conference beginning in 2017-18.

Tyler Desrosiers

Tyler Desrosiers

Men’s Basketball

The Post men’s basketball team (10-14, 9-8 CACC) is in a great position to make its 13th-consecutive CACC Tournament appearance, the longest active streak in the conference, with two games remaining. Currently, the Eagles sit in the third place in the North Division, needing only a win to secure a spot in the playoffs. Post could move up to second place by winning the final two games and getting some help from teams at the top of the standings. The Eagles grabbed a big 78-72 victory over Wilmington on Saturday, Feb. 11 in their home finale. Tyler Desrosiers nailed six three-pointers and led Post with 25 points in the win. Post visits Dominican (Feb. 15) and Concordia (Feb. 18) to wrap up the season. The CACC Tournament begins on Feb. 25 with games played on the campuses of the top two seeds from each division.

WBB Senior Day

WBB Senior Day

Women’s Basketball

The Post women’s basketball team (2-23, 2-15 CACC) snapped its 13-game losing streak earlier this month with a 67-62 victory over Nyack. Freshman Taylor Ceballos scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the victory. Deaisia Acklin had a stellar stretch in late January as she averaged 25.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 3.0 steals over two games earning her a spot on the CACC Honor Roll. The Eagles have two games remaining on their schedule, both on the road, at Dominican (Feb. 15) and Concordia (Feb. 18).

Baseball

There may still be snow on the ground but the spring sports season gets underway this weekend as the Post baseball team heads to Holly Springs, N.C. for four games. The Eagles will play LeMoyne (Feb. 17-18) and East Stroudsburg (Feb. 18-19) to open the season. Post returns two-time All-CACC performer Don Walsh along with 2016 NCAA Division II strikeout leader Enzo Esposito. The Eagles were picked to finish second in the CACC North Division and earned two first-place votes in the preseason coaches’ poll.

Men’s Lacrosse

The Post men’s lacrosse season gets underway at LaMoy Field on Saturday, Feb. 25 as the Eagles host Chestnut Hill at 1 p.m. The CACC also announced that it would sponsor men’s lacrosse as a championship sport beginning in the 2018 season. Four conference schools already sponsor the sport (Post, Chestnut Hill, Dominican, and Georgian Court) while Wilmington and Felician will begin teams next year.

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