Athletics photos and news from the fall are featured here.

Kirwan Leads Women’s Volleyball to Strong Campaign

It was another successful season for the women’s volleyball team, which won more than 20 games for the third straight season and reached the Landmark Conference playoffs for the seventh straight year. The Royals finished the season 22-16 and were led by sophomore outside hitter Kristin Kirwan, who set school and conference records for kills in a season (559). She also earned All-Landmark Conference second-team honors for her play during the year.

Casey, Busch Among the Best on – and off – the Field

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Senior  Erin Casey  of the women’s soccer team and senior  Matthew Busch  of the men’s soccer team were named second-team Academic All-Americans by the College. Sports Information Directors of America. The Academic All- American honor is the highest honor a student-athlete can achieve, which recognizes both athletic and academic ability. Casey helped the women’s soccer team go 17-1-2 and win the Landmark Conference title this season while pursuing her master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting. Busch led the men’s soccer team to a 15-4-1 record and a Landmark Conference title while pursuing a degree in neuroscience with a minor in math. They become the 33rd and 34th student-athletes in Scranton history to be named Academic All-American.

Trio Shines for Field Hockey Squad

The field hockey team posted five wins on the season and could have increased that total significantly but for seven losses by a single goal. Three players earned All-Landmark Conference honors: Junior forward Meredith Campbell was a first-team choice, while senior midfielder Elizabeth Yorey and junior defender Jessica Kaplowitz were second-team selections. Campbell finished the season with a team-high 10 goals.

Cross Country Places Three on All-Conference Teams

The men’s and women’s cross country teams both landed runners on the All-Landmark Conference teams. On the men’s side, the Royals finished third in the Landmark Conference championship meet as senior Jimmy Buckley finished seventh to earn first-team honors, and junior David de Leon earned second-team accolades by finishing 10th. On the women’s side, the Royals finished fifth at the conference championship as senior Patricia Hoffman finished 13th to earn second-team All- Conference accolades.


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