The Post Eagles men’s basketball team earned tournament bids again, while the women’s basketball team lost a leader to the WNBA. Both hockey teams suffered some growing pains in their sophomore and inaugural seasons, respectively, but the passion and determination displayed by all of our student-athletes make them great ambassadors for the school. Congratulations on all your hard work. Go Eagles!
Head coach Marc Kuntz continued the past success of the Post men’s basketball team (11-16, 10-9 CACC) in his first year at the helm. Post earned a spot in the CACC Tournament once again, this season receiving the #4 seed in the North Division. The Eagles visited the top seed in the South Division Philadelphia in the first round of the tournament for the fifth time in the last six years and were defeated 72-63. Post led by 12 points late in the first half and 39-36 at the break. The Rams grabbed control of the game in the second half to end the Eagles’ season. Tyler Desrosiers scored 15 in the game and will enter next season just 20 points away from becoming the 13th player in Post history to reach the 1,000-point plateau. Desrosiers also earned Second Team All-CACC honors for the second year in a row. He led the Eagles with 15.2 points per game and was fourth in the conference with 68 made three-pointers.
The Post women’s basketball team lost its final game of the season 70-69 to Concordia to finish 3-24 overall and 3-16 in CACC play. Despite the tough season, the Eagles improved tremendously in the second part of the season as their point margin went from -26.9 per game in the first 14 games to just -8.3 per contest in the final 13 games of the year. Post finished as one of the top rebounding teams in the CACC at 40.6 boards per contest and was the only team to have three player average 6.0 rebounds or more, Taylor Ceballos (6.5), Tyra Jones (6.4), and Deaisia Acklin (6.3). Jones led the Eagles in scoring at 13.0 points per game. Shortly after the season, head coach Taj McWilliams-Franklin stepped down to take an assistant coach position with the Dallas Wings of the WNBA. Her assistant last year, Jon Plefka, is currently serving as Post’s Interim Head Coach.
In its second season of existence, the Post men’s ice hockey team (3-17) matched its win total from the first year. Tyler 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 (NE-10) for the 2017-18 season. The Eagles will play 18 games against the other six teams in the conference beginning next season. This year, Post played five games against NE-10 opponents this year, losing just 5-3 to conference champion Assumption.
The Post women’s ice hockey team (0-23) wrapped up its first season without a win. The Eagles best shot for a victory came at home on Feb. 11 against Lebanon Valley. Kendall Fitzgerald scored late in the first period to give Post just its second lead of the season, but the Dutchmen answered with four straight goals to put away the Eagles. Fitzgerald led Post with three goals and six points on the year. Molly Brumfield had a goal and four assists. Mikaella Doran made 626 saves in goal including an impressive 77 against Neumann on Jan. 6. Post also announced that it had joined Sacred Heart, Holy Cross, St. Anselm, St. Michael’s, and Franklin Pierce in a new conference beginning in 2017-18. The teams will play a 20-game schedule against each other and crown a champion.