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Spring Sports Prepare for Upcoming Season

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Written by Lauren Weeks

Men’s and Women’s tennis, lacrosse, softball and baseball all are well underway for the upcoming 2016 spring season.

The women’s tennis team prepares to open a challenging 2016 schedule, which features six nationally ranked programs. Led by captains Halle Young, Georgia Comber and Morgan McNeil, the Saints hope to make it back to the Liberty League Tournament. The Saints finished the 2014-15 season with a 15-7 overall record, and 5-2 in conference play. Their first dual match will be held on Feb. 27 when they play host to Ithaca in the Newell Field house and face their first nationally ranked test of Vassar the following day.

The Men’s tennis team will start their spring season with a match on Feb. 20 against Oneonta at 1 p.m. in the Newell Field House. Led by head coach Neil Caniga, the Saints roster consists of three seniors, four juniors and two freshmen as they head into play next weekend. The men’s team, as well as the women’s team, will be heading to California over spring break to compete against four schools before returning back to the North Country.

The women’s lacrosse team recently named seniors Abigail Owens, Chloe Knapp, Faith Seeley and Caroline Bailey as the 2016 captains. The Saints finished the 2015 season with a 4-11 record overall, and 2-7 in conference play. They kick off their season on Feb. 26 against Johnson & Wales College in Queensbury, NY then continue with two more away matches before heading to Sarasota, FL for Spring break matches against Birmingham-Southern College, SUNY Fredonia and Allegheny College.

After landing two seniors, Jack Roberts and Conor Healy as 2016 preseason all Americans, the men’s lacrosse team is looking to have a strong spring season. Both Healy and Roberts earned All-American honors at the end of the 2015 season as the Saints finished 9-8 overall and 5-2 in conference play. The men’s team will also begin games on Feb. 27 against Franklin and Marshall. They will travel to Florida over spring break as well to face a few teams.

The Saints softball team will be kept very busy over spring break as they head to Clermont, FL, and face 12 teams over the course of the week. With a young roster, including no seniors and five freshmen, the Saints play host to SUNY Potsdam on March 31 to begin their 2016 season. They finished 15-13 overall last year and 5-7 in conference play.

St. Lawrence baseball senior captains Mark Syron and Andrew Schreyack earned first and second team All-Liberty honors in the 2015 season, and hope to repeat that in their final season as they kick off play on March 12 against St. Joseph’s college. The Saints will travel to Florida over Spring break to face numerous teams, including a Liberty League matchup against Vassar College. Last year the men finished 16-21 overall, and 7-16 in conference play.

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Lauren Weeks