By: Dylan DeWitt
The spring season has been filled with plenty of success and rewards so far that have been claimed by University of Findlay athletes. Two teams in particular have started their respected seasons on the right path, women’s lacrosse and softball.
Women’s lacrosse has been winning the majority of the games as they have begun their season 7-2 with a perfect record on the road.
For softball, although their record of 16-15 may not demonstrate the amount of success they have had from individual players, the team continues to be recognized.
Outscoring their opponents, 128-56, lacrosse has been led by Senior Olivia Sherman, a two time GMAC player of the week recipient. Sherman has begun her senior campaign with a total of 44 points to lead the way for the Oilers. Another milestone Sherman has accomplished this year was on March 17th when she was able to make her 100th career goal as an Oiler.
Sherman has not been the only one recognized for her success of the playing surface either. Teammates Brittany Stephens and Natalie Fury have each gotten the reward as well. Stephens and Fury were each rewarded the GMAC Player of the Week honors for their lock-down defensive play.
On the diamond, softball has been led by another few seniors in Amanda Delmonte, Madison Arnold and Kelley Cejar. Each senior is hitting over .390 on the season and have a combined five homeruns. Arnold and Cejar have each been awarded the GMAC Player of the Week for their efforts on the ball field, but it has not just been seniors helping the team to their victories.
Freshman Megan Fisher was also named to the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week, when she was able to strike out 11 batters while only allowing two earned runs along the way. From freshmen to seniors, the softball team will look to take on the conference teams in the next month before the conference tournament takes place. The next series for softball will be home against Trevecca Nazarene and Hillsdale on April 7-8.
The lacrosse team looks to take on Walsh University away on Sunday, April 8. The women well be back at home on Tuesday, April 17 again against Walsh.
The women of Findlay athletics are continuing to show their worth on the playing surfaces, and, as the spring continues, there looks to be more to come.