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By Jon King, Sports Information Director
On the heels of a Rookie of the Year season last year, baseball outfielder/pitcher Jon Lord '02 again put together solid offensive numbers, leading the team in batting (.434), hits (46) and doubles (8) and finishing second in RBIs (23) and home runs (5) on his way to selection to First Team All-NESCAC. After dropping their first two games on the annual spring break trip to Florida, the team's three straight wins proved to be the longest winning streak in their 12-18 season, which included a 4-11 NESCAC conference record. . . . Men's lacrosse chalked up spring trip wins over Roger Williams and SUNY-Geneseo before returning home and a 6-4 win over Bates to even the squad's record at 3-3, but the Bates victory would be their last as they ended the 3-10 season on a seven-game skid. Senior attack Jeff Boyer led the Mules in scoring with 12 goals and 19 assists, giving him 31 points on the season. Jeremy Barron '00 also netted 12 goals for the Mules, and Barron Butler '03 added 11. Sophomore John Shea was strong in net for the Mules, finishing the season with an 11.87 goals against average and a .558 save percentage. . . . A few close losses kept the 18-12 softball team from another 20-win season and a trip to the postseason. Alexis Grant '03 finished the season with a conference best 1.55 ERA, Stephanie Greenleaf '01 was not far behind at 2.67, good for fifth in NESCAC, and Stacy Thurston '03 threw 47.2 innings with a 4.26 ERA. Each of the three pitchers won six games this season. Third baseman Marcy Wagner '02, All-State and Second Team All-NESCAC, led the team in batting (.392), hits (38), RBIs (25), doubles (7) and home runs (6). Kate Magnuson '02, also All-State, knocked in 24 runs and led the team in triples (4) while hitting .355. Second Team All-NESCAC outfielder Kim Chadwick '02 scored a team-high 28 runs in the leadoff spot. . . . Men's tennis finished the spring break at 3-2, with wins over Hartwick, Hobart and Hamilton, and finished the season at 8-6. After facing five highly ranked regional NESCAC teams, the team made it to the third day of competition at the NESCAC tournament for the first time in five years. Owen Patrick '01 was a semifinalist in the #2 singles flight at NESCACs, and John McManigal '03 and Rick Harbison '03 were semifinalists in the #3 doubles flight at NESCACs before falling to reigning national champion Williams. . . . Women's tennis also was 3-2 on the spring break trip, including a tough 5-4 loss to Middlebury. The Mules rebounded with a win over Smith and an excellent showing versus Williams. Britt Palmedo '03 picked up where she left off in the fall, capping the spring season by winning the CBB singles championship and teaming with Erika Goss '02 to take the CBB doubles title. The women finished with a record of 6-8.
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