Spring Sports Coming to a Close

Matt Bodnar

Staff Reporter


With two weeks remaining in their season, the baseball squad has a record of 3-9 in Centennial Conference play and is 7-13 overall. Despite the lack of wins, there have been several success stories thus far. Freshman pitcher Zack Jones was named Conference Pitcher of the Week for the week of March 22-28. In that week, Jones recorded a win against Dickinson throwing seven shutout innings with 11 strikeouts. For the season, the freshman is 2-1 with a 3.03 ERA and 30 strikeouts. Offensively, senior Russell Coover reached a milestone in McDaniel’s victory over Washington on April 9. In that game, Coover tied the program’s career hit leader and ultimately claimed the record with a game-winning hit. For his career, Coover has 135 hits with 10 games left to play. For the year, he his hitting .329 with 14 runs scored and a team-high 28 RBIs.

Women’s Lacrosse

With three games remaining on the schedule, the women’s lacrosse team has a 2-4 record in Conference play and an 8-5 record overall. Senior Brittany Baer has been the story throughout the year, and broke into the record books once more in the victory over Washington on April 13. Having already claimed the program record for draws won, Baer scored 6 goals against the Shorewomen to claim the record for career goals scored. On the season, Baer has 44 goals and 8 assists. Fellow senior Sarah Mintz has been distributing the ball nicely throughout the year and has a team-high 21 assists to go along with 9 goals.

Men’s Lacrosse

With three games remaining on the year, the men’s lacrosse team finds themselves in third place in the Centennial Conference with a 3-2 (6-5 overall) record. On April 10, the men claimed an important victory over Muhlenberg 11-6. Sophomore D.J. Rickels led the way with 5 goals. Senior Gibbs Preston added 2 goals to the tally. Rickels was named Conference Player of the Week for the week of March 29-April 4. During that week, Rickels led the team to victory over Swarthmore with 6 goals and 2 assists. For the season, he has a team-high 33 goals to go with 8 assists. In addition, he has four of McDaniel’s five game-winning goals.


On the year, the softball squad has an overall record of 11-17. For the week of March 22-28, sophomore Erinne Warrenfeltz was named Conference Player of the Week. This marked the second week in a row the sophomore was player of the week. For the second week, Warrenfeltz hit .700 with 1 home run. She had a .833 OBP and slugging percentage of 1.300. For the year, Warrenfeltz is hitting .418 with 5 home runs and 26 RBIs. On the mound, she sports 2 wins and 25 strikeouts. Fellow sophomore Hope Battista is hitting .384 with 28 hits and 19 RBIs. Freshman pitcher Ashley Meister leads the club with 6 wins on the year, boasting a 3.53 ERA.


Senior Jaime Latham has stood out so far this year with 3 single match wins and 5 doubles match wins. Fellow senior Kristen Shavirov has added 5 wins in singles and doubles matches. The men’s squad has posted a 4-7 overall record with senior Dan Hovorka leading the way. On the season, he has four wins. Joining Hovorka with 4 wins are juniors Ben Faber and Justin Ward.