Mountaineer Update
from Ron Macosko, Athletic Director
April 9, 2014

Congratulations to sophomore Courtlynd Miller of the SU women’s golf team for earning the SCAC Character & Community Student-Athlete of the Week award for last week.  Also, a thank you goes to Jimmy and Lori Smith.  Jimmy resigned his position as our head men’s basketball coach and will be leaving us soon but we are greatly appreciative of his professionalism, passion and efforts that certainly made Schreiner Men’s Basketball better than when he arrived two years ago.  Best wishes, Jimmy!

Last week, both SU’s baseball and softball teams celebrated Senior Day as a total of 11 players from the two teams (combined) were recognized for their contributions to their respective programs.  For SU Softball, it was seniors Victoria Alcozer, Brianna Brunner and Victoria Day and for SU Baseball, it was seniors Ethan Catalani, Colton Mendenhall, Daniel Brewer, Ryan Pisseri, Kelly Rundzieher, Chase Valdez, Chris Migl and Brett Keckler.  Congratulations and thank you to all 11 players for their time and efforts representing the maroon and white.

Here’s a quick rundown of last week’s activities:

MEN’S GOLF:  finished in second place at the West Region Invitational.  Freshman Matt McClung won his first collegiate event and became the third different men’s golf team win an individual title this year.  He shot 72-73-76.  Junior Cheyne Kendall was third which is the third straight event that he placed third or better.  Included in that run is a win last month at the Schreiner Spring Shootout.  The Mountaineers, currently ranked #17 in the nation, were edged by #12 UT-Tyler for the team title.  #16 Southwestern, who hosted the event, was 23 shots behind SU in third place.  #18-ranked Trinity was 41 shots in back of Schreiner.

WOMEN’S GOLF:  finished in fourth place at the West Region Invitational.  SU was paced by sophomore Amber Hernandez and freshman Kaycee Bankert who tied for 11th place overall.  Schreiner is currently ranked #23 in the nation.  The event was won by #7 Mary Hardin-Baylor, with #5 UT-Tyler in second place.  Southwestern, currently ranked #17 was in third place followed by SU.  Trinity, which is ranked #11 in the nation, was 24 shots behind the Mountaineers and placed in fifth out of the eight teams in the field.

MEN’S TENNIS:  lost to NCAA Division I Abilene Christian, 7-0.  No details are available.

BASEBALL:  lost a three-game series to #6 Trinity this weekend and then lost a 6-1 contest at #11 Concordia-TX last night.  SU had a tough weekend in all phases of the game against the Tigers.  TU scored 32 runs, only allowed four and the Mountaineers committed nine errors in the three games.   SU led 4-0 in Saturday’s finale but the Tigers rallied against Joe Osinski for seven runs to take command.  SU bats were held to just two hits over the final seven innings.  Valdez had a pair of hits in the game.

SOFTBALL:  lost a four game series with SCAC leader Texas Lutheran this past weekend.  The Bulldogs showed why they are 17-1 in conference play by outscoring SU, 62-11.  Alcozer paced the Schreiner attack with four hits.

The schedule for the week ahead:

Saturday, 4/12:
W/M TENNIS at Southwestern * (Georgetown, TX) at 10:00 am
SOFTBALL (DH) at Trinity * (San Antonio, TX) at Noon
BASEBALL (DH) at Dallas * (Irving, TX) at Noon

Sunday, 4/13:
SOFTBALL (DH) at Trinity * (San Antonio, TX) at Noon
BASEBALL at Dallas * (Irving, TX) at 1:00 pm

*=SCAC contests

Go Mountaineers!!!

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