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Record-Setting Career

Senior Megan Azzalina of the women’s tennis team finished her career as the school’s all-time leader in career singles wins (47) and doubles wins (46). She was one of four Royals to earn all-conference honors as the team reached the Landmark Conference championship match for the fourth straight season.

Baseball Breaks Through

The baseball team won a school-record 16 conference games en route to finishing first in the Landmark Conference during the regular season. Head coach Mike Bartoletti earned his 200th career victory at Scranton and was named the conference’s Coach of the Year. First-year student Tommy Trotter, outfielder, was the Rookie of the Year, while three other players earned all-conference honors.

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Senior Ryan Millard of the men’s lacrosse team picked up two prestigious awards from the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) this past season, earning All- American and Scholar All-American honors. He and Tim Cleary (2012, 2013) are the only players in Royals’ history to be named All-American by the USILA. He joined Cleary (2013) and John Gregitis (2014) as Scholar All-Americans from Scranton.


The men’s lacrosse team advanced to the championship of the Landmark Conference playoffs for the third time in the league’s eight-year history. Even though Scranton lost a heart-breaking 5-4 decision to Catholic University in the title game, the Royals gave their fans plenty to be proud of, winning 10 games for the second straight year and posting their fifth straight winning season.

Goss is Great

Senior Emily Goss played a major role in the women’s lacrosse team, securing a Landmark Conference tournament home game for the first time in school history. She scored a team-leading 38 goals to earn first-team All-Landmark Conference and second-team All-Boardwalk Region honors from the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association. A four-time all-conference and two-time all-region selection, she finished her distinguished career as the fifth all-time leading scorer in Royals’ history with 188 total points.

Royals Repeat

The men’s basketball team repeated as Landmark Conference champions and earned its sixth league title in eight years, defeating top-seeded Catholic University, 76-65, in the title game in Washington, D.C., in February. Junior forward Brendan Boken was named the tournament’s most valuable player for the second straight season after scoring 23 points and pulling down 12 rebounds in the championship game.

Master of the Mats

Senior Shawn Flesche finished his wrestling career as one of the most successful grapplers in school history. His 77 career victories are the fourth-most in school history, and he had 29 pins among those wins, ranking him second on the program’s all-time pins list. In his final season, he went 23-9 with an 11-match winning streak midway through the season. He also amassed nine pins, the eighth-most in a single season in Royals’ history.

All-American Accolades

Senior Meredith Mesaris of the women’s basketball team capped one of the most decorated careers in Lady Royals’ history by being named second-team Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America, All-American by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and third-team All-American by She finished her career with 1,758 points, fourth-most in team history, and was named Landmark Conference Player of the Year in her final season.

Swift Swimmers

Six Scranton swimmers earned all-Landmark Conference honors in February, led by first-year student Raquel Wasserman, who was conference Rookie of the Year and a first-team selection. The women’s team finished third at the Landmark Conference championships, marking the 16th straight season they finished in the top three at the conference championships. The men finished fourth, giving them nine top-10 finishes in the past 10 years.

Brown, Meyer Shine on Links

Junior Ryan Brown and senior Erik Meyer had top-10 finishes to lead the men’s golf team to a third-place finish at the Empire 8 Conference Championships in April. Brown finished ninth with a four-round total of 314 while Meyer was tied for 10th place, two strokes behind Brown at 316. Meyer’s effort capped a career in which he finished in the top 10 at the conference championships three times. He finished tied for second in his junior year and was tied for fifth as a sophomore. Brown notched his second top-10 finish after tying for sixth last season.

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