Side Lines 2/1/17

Softball: The softball team was selected to finish second in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Preseason coaches’ poll, the league announced on Monday. Senior first baseman Justene Reyes and junior pitcher Amanda Riley were named to the  Preseason All-MAAC First Team. The blue and white made it to the MAAC Championship a season ago, but fell to Marist, who garnered 10 of the 11 first place votes,  by a run. Monmouth recieved the other first place vote. Fairfield came in third followed by Canisius, Manhattan, Quinnipiac, and Iona. Siena placed eighth in the poll, while Niagara, Rider, and Saint Peter’s round out the final three.

Men’s Tennis: The men’s tennis team competed against three schools at the NJIT Invitational over the weekend and picked up doubles wins over Binghamton and New Jersey Institute of Technology on Saturday and recieved singles wins from Przemyslaw Filipek, Sam Bellersen, and Nicola Pipoli, while Alberto Giuffrida earned two singles wins on Saturday. MU recorded four more doubles matches on Sunday and picked up singles victories from Pipoli, Filipek, Vikrant Dahiya, Ale Gomez Estrada, and Richard Chen. The Hawks will next hit the court when they travel to Chicago, IL on Feb. 3 to take on DePaul. The first match is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.