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Hawks Baseball Springs into Action Winning 3-of-4

Hawks Baseball 1On Saturday, Mar. 20, the Monmouth University baseball team earned a split against Quinnipiac University after a win in the second game with a score of 8-5. Quinnipiac took game one with a score of 5-0.

Monmouth scored very early in game two with a RBI single hit by fifth year student, Johnny Zega. The Bobcats soon retaliated by tying the game in the bottom half. The Hawks then scored three runs in the third with a single turned run in from senior outfielder, Jalen Jenkins. He was then followed by sophomore infielder and rookie of the week, James Harmstead, who slammed his first career home run which was a two-run homer, making the score 4-1.

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Men's Lacrosse Wins First Two Games of Season

Men's Lacrosse 1On Saturday, March 6, the Monmouth University men’s lacrosse team began its 2021 season with an 8-5 win against Manhattan at Kessler Stadium.

After the first quarter, Monmouth trailed 1-0 but scored four of the five goals. After taking ahold of the lead, the Hawks—who were sporting their chrome blue helmets, white jerseys, and shorts—never let it go. Manhattan was the first to score in the second half but in response, the Hawks upped the score to 4-1. A Manhattan win was out of sight.

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Men's Basketball Eliminated From MAAC 'Tourney'

Men's BasketballMen’s basketball fell to Fairfield in the quarterfinals of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Tournament by a score of 79-60, marking the end of Monmouth’s basketball season. Their record to end the 2020-2021 season was 12-8, and 12-6 in conference play.

“We’ve had a great season; we weren’t picked to win it and we ended up close and tying with Siena,” said Head Coach King Rice. “We hit 10 wins and we held that down for a long time.”

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Women's Lacrosse Opens Strong with Record Breakers

Women's Lacrosse 1Women’s lacrosse opened up their 2021 season with a very busy yet strong week of play going 2-1 in a three-game week. Fifth year attack Nicole Ceraso headlined the opening games with 18 total points on 14 shots, seven goals and 11 assists to become the Monmouth program’s all-time points leader.

“After everything that’s transpired over the course of the last year with COVID and so many uncertainties leading up to this point it felt surreal just to be back out there in our uniforms again playing together against real competition,” said Ceraso after her team’s first game. “It was a long time coming to get to this point where we can all be together competing again, but we finally made it.”

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MAAC Golf Preseason Rankings Released

MAAC GolfOn February 22, conference officials announced that the Monmouth University men’s and women’s golf teams were selected seventh in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Preseason Poll.

In the ranking, the Monmouth University men’s golf team earned 26 votes. Iona was picked to win the league

The women’s team had five first-place markers and was one of four teams that received a first-place vote.

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Men’s Tennis Start The Season 2-1

Men's TennisMen’s tennis was selected first place in the Metro Atlantic Athletics Preseason Coaches’ Poll as they received six out of seven possible first place votes. They also won the first two of their first three matches of the season to get out to a 2-1 start.

The Hawks led the way with a total of 48 points in the poll and second place Quinnipiac only received 38 votes as well as the only other first place vote.

Following Quinnipiac was Fairfield who received 36 points. Marist and Siena took fourth and fifth in the coaches’ poll finishing with 29 and 22 points respectively. Niagara claimed the sixth spot as they received 15 points and rounding out the poll was Rider who received eight points.

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Field Hockey Opens the Season with a Nail-Biter

Field HockeyThe preseason poll leaders in the America East conference, Monmouth field hockey, capitalized on their season opener against Hofstra with a 2-1 come-from-behind win.

The Hawks started slow going down 1-0 in the early part of the game at the 21:47 mark off of a put-back rebound. This game was a defensive battle through and through as the score remained 1-0 heading into the locker room at half time. 

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Women’s Bowling Competes in Conference

WBOWL 1The Monmouth bowling team competed in their first conference competition of their 2021 season at the MEAC Meet in North Carolina this weekend and finished with a .500 record.

In the three-day tournament, the Hawks went 5-5 and racked up two wins over top-25 teams. The team finished third with 4,624 pins over five traditional games.

The overall competition included five MEAC teams, North Carolina A&T, Delaware State, UAB, Coppin State, and Monmouth. The Hawks beat North Carolina A&T, who is ranked 13th and Delaware State who is ranked 15th in baker format. The Hawks also split the two matches with Sunday’s bracket play with a win against UAB.

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Cross Country Opens Up 2021 Season

XC 1Cross country opened up their 2021 season after a long, 350-day hiatus due to COVID-19 with the Jasper Winter XC Invitational this past weekend. It was the first time any Monmouth runner had raced this course in Montgomery, New York.

Typically, the cross-country season takes place in the fall as this will be the first ever winter cross country season in Monmouth history.

Heading into the season, MU was tied for third place in the men’s Preseason Coaches’ Poll with Manhattan. Both schools received 93 points while the Monmouth women tied for fourth with Quinnipiac with 84 points each.

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Women’s Bowling Earns All-Tournament Honors

WB 1The Monmouth Hawks women’s bowling team participated in the Garden State Classic at Bowlero in North Brunswick, New Jersey this past weekend.

Their head-to-head record on the weekend was 4-6 but they did achieve three individual match victories over Felician, Bloomfield, and New Jersey City University on Saturday. Most impressively, they led the entire tournament in total pinfall on Saturday with an average score of 185.8.

“We didn’t perform to our abilities Friday but turned things around Saturday and landed our first tournament win in our program’s history,” said Director of Bowling Karen Grygiel. “I’m proud of the way our athletes rebounded off of a rough start. We still have many things to improve on before we leave for our conference meet on Thursday, but this team is improving every day.”

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Women’s Ball Victorious Behind Rookie Star

WBBWomen’s basketball split a weekend series on the road against Saint Peters earning their second win on the season, losing their first matchup by a score 70-60 and taking the home victory in their second game by a score of 63-57.

Freshman center Belle Kranbuhl, got the scoring opened up early with six points in the opening minutes, finishing with eleven on the night. She performed on both ends of the floor as she would also add eight boards and seven rejections to her total for the night. After this performance, she is averaging 3.0 blocks per game, which leads the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC). This was also the fourth game that Kranbuhl scored in the double digits.

Saint Peters started to pull away as they were in front at one point by 22 points. However, Monmouth battled back in the second half as they went on an 18-2 run and were able to narrow the lead to just five. However, it would be too little too late as they would fall in the end for their eleventh loss of the season.

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Monmouth University
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