Spring Sports Previews: Baseball, Men’s Lacrosse, Women’s Track and Women’s Tennis

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Baseball

2018 record: 11-26 (9-9 in NCAC)

2018 NCAC Ranking: T-fifth

Head Coach: Blake Allen

Key losses: OF Collin Einertson, IF Sam Comer, P Tyler Holt

Players to watch: P Grant Rademacher, OF Charlie Patrick, IF Noah Salasky

Key addition: OF Nick Nelson

Summary: The Tiger baseball team struggled at the beginning of the 2018 season, losing 18 of their first 21 games, but bounced back to finish the year 8-8, with a respectable 9-9 record in conference play. DePauw loses starting outfielder Collin Einertson and staring first basemen Sam Comer, but returns the rest of the starting lineup, led by 2018 NCAC Newcomer of the Year Charlie Patrick in the outfield. Senior pitcher Grant Rademacher’s fastball will be tough to deal with for opposing teams, coming off his second team all-NCAC season in 2018. First-year Nick Nelson will provide new firepower to the program in the outfield.

 

Men’s Lacrosse

2018 record: 7-11 (4-4)

2018 NCAC standing: T-fourth

Head Coach: Dan Ambrose

Key losses: M Jack Gomez, A Ben Sherman

Players to watch: A Ben Davis, A Steen Jorgensen, G Charlie Robson

Key addition: Quinn Cashion

Summary: The DePauw men’s lacrosse team is coming off of the 2018 season that found them finishing in the middle of the pack in the NCAC at .500. The team loses the team leader in assists and second-highest scorer in Ben Sherman, but leading-scorer Ben Davis and third-leading scorer Steen Jorgensen return to fill the void. Junior Charlie Robson returns as goalie, along with sophomore Matthew Braun who went 50-147 on faceoffs as a first-year. A key for the Tigers this year will be closing out close games, as they went 0-5 in games decided by three points or less.

 

Women’s Track

2018 NCAC standing: Eighth

Head Coach: Kori Stoffregen

Key losses: Cami Etgen, Hannah Adams

Players to watch: Emily Wilson, Kaitlyn Daanan,

Key addition: Jenny Noll

Summary: The DePauw women’s track and field program is looking to bounce back from an eighth-place finish in the 2018 NCAC Outdoor Championships. The team improved during this year’s indoor season, as they placed sixth in the NCAC Indoor Championships. They are led by junior distance runner Emily Wilson and senior sprinter Kaitlyn Daanan, who both placed in the top eight at the indoor championships.

 

Women’s Tennis

2018 record: 8-14 (2-2 in NCAC)

2018 NCAC standing: T-third

Head Coach: Scott Riggle

Key losses: Alyssa Seneviratne

Players to watch: Megan Galle, Sarah Wilder

Key addition: Erin Friedrich

Key addition: The women’s tennis team is led by the 2018 first-team all-NCAC doubles pair of seniors Megan Galle and Sarah Wilder. Galle was also named second team all-NCAC for singles. They, along with junior Emma Love and senior Colleen Morris, will anchor the team along with emergence of first-year Erin Friedrich. The team will be looking to improve upon their NCAC semifinal appearance last year.