The softball team battled the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineers in a doubleheader that featured two seventh-inning comebacks today.
Every time junior catcher Lindsey Johnson comes to the plate to hit, she performs the same ritual, touching the second “A” in the middle of her Easton Stealth bat as a tribute to her pony Andy. After this symbolic gesture, she steps into the batter’s box with strength and poise.
After tallying just 24 hits in their first nine games in Florida, the softball team combined for a total of 23 hits winning both games today against the SUNY-Old Westbury Panthers.
The last three Upper New York State Collegiate Swimming Association and Empire 8 Conference Championships have been a battle between the women’s swimming and diving team and Steven’s Institute of Technology. This year was no different.
As junior Matt Pappadia stands in the Fitness Center training room helping a student with bad knees, he has a look of intense focus. He encourages the student to bend at the waist, shouting, “Come on, you can do it!” as he instructs him to stretch his abdominal muscle before the workout begins.
For the eighth time in school history the women’s swimming and diving team finished the regular season without a loss (12–0–1). Today’s 196-100 win against Union College in the Athletics and Events Center Pool also marked the second consecutive undefeated season for the Bombers, a program first since the 2002 and 2003 seasons.
The women’s swimming and diving team got just what it needed to maintain its undefeated record in conference and regular season competition during the winter break.
The women’s swimming and diving team returned home to the Athletics and Events Center Pool, winning 15 out of 16 events in a 238-56 rout against Alfred University on Saturday.
The women’s swimming and diving dual-meet consecutive win streak ended at 30 today, but its unbeaten streak is still in tact.