This spring season has been nothing less than impressive for the Fairfield Stags. This past week was not one to be forgotten. Each team gave a remarkable performance to help bring the MAAC season to a close for some, and stay on track for others.
The Women’s Tennis team won the MAAC regular season title, finishing with a perfect season of 7-0.
With the two co-captains Monica Yajima ’14 and Sharissa Ryan ’14 leading the team to victory, each with amazing records in their respective matches.
Yajima currently holds a five match-winning streak, the longest winning streak within the team. Her counterpart Ryan is now 7-0 in the conference in doubles match.
In addition to the two sophomore co-captains, Nikki Jackson ’13 and her doubles partner Victoria Pirello ’14 ended the regular seasons with the Stags undefeated in the conference.
The team is traveling to the MAAC Championship tournament Saturday in West Windsor, N.J, as the number one seed competing first against Saint Peter’s, the number four seed.
The Men’s Tennis team won the second seed in the MAAC conference with their victory over Loyola Maryland.
The doubles team of Cameron Amyot ’15 and Mike Lessing ’12 defeated their competitors with a match score of 8-1.
Also, the doubles team of Dan Sauter ’12 and Dennis Zlobinsky ’14 as well as the team of Erik Kremheller ’13 and Joe Michalisin ’12 defeated their opponents, finishing the season with a perfect 18-0 record in doubles.
With clinching the 2nd seed in the MAAC Championship tournament, they will travel this weekend to New Jersey to play against Niagara University first in the semifinals.
Fairfield Stags Baseball team traveled this weekend to Niagara University where they swept the double-header. In extra innings of the opener game, Sal Ciccone ’15 helped the team win the first of the two games with the game winning run.
In the second game of the day, senior pitcher Brett Shulick led the team to victory. The team left Niagara with a record of 6-6 in the MAAC and 17-20 overall.
In their Tuesday game against Sacred Heart, the Stags came out with a 10-5 victory.
Jack Giannini ’13, Larry Cornelia ’12 and Ryan Plourde ’14 all had three hits on the evening. Baseball will next play Stony Brook, Wednesday at 3:30.
Softball traveled to Jersey City to compete against Saint Peter’s College, winning a double header.
In the first of the two games, the team won 6-0, with three homeruns during the game. In the second game, the Stags won with an impressive double digit win, 14-1.
On Tuesday, the Stags fell 3-2 to Sacred Heart. Eight members of the team had a hit, but unfortunately the Stags could only muster up two runs.
The Stags will next travel to UMass to play on Thursday night.
With MAAC regular season titles still up for grabs, and MAAC tournaments beginning, the upcoming week will prove vital for Stags of all sports.
While we look back on an impressive week in sports, there is the hope the the current form will continue and some hardware will make its way back to Fairfield for the trophy cases.
For the time being, all that is needed is focus and consistency, and the rest could fall into place for the Stags.
It will be an interesting week ahead to say the least.