News and Notes, 2/13-2/19



Scores and Stats for the week of 2/13-2/19 (Dylan Balsamo/The Fordham Ram)

By Dylan Balsamo

Hubertus Wins First Honor
Softball infielder Rachel Hubertus has received her first career award, and it is the Atlantic 10’s Player of the Week award, the league announced on Monday. Over the four games she played in this week, Hubertus was an offensive powerhouse with a solid line of .583/.583/1.167, hitting safely in all four games and scoring a run in three of them. Head coach Melissa Inouye said of Hubertus’ honor, “Rachel was our most consistent hitter this weekend as she did a good job making adjustments with each game. It’s been nice seeing her add some home run power to the lineup and it’s a credit to the hard work she’s put in.”

Men’s Basketball Wins in OT
In their Saturday matchup in Rhode Island, Men’s Basketball went to overtime and won a tight game by one score, 66-63 the final. The Rams had two players score in double figures offensively: Nick Honor, who has reached the mark 23 of 25 times out this season, and Chuba Ohams, who is averaging 10.1 PPG in his last seven games. Fordham won this game despite being outshot at the free throw line 26-10, and the Rams are now 7-6 on the season when leading at the half. Fordham’s next matchup is Wednesday night at the University of Richmond.

Baseball Swept by Aggies
Fordham baseball opened its 2019 campaign this weekend with a trio of matches at Texas A&M, but lost all three games to a strong Aggies home side. The opening game on Friday night resulted in a 4-0 loss, failing to utilize an overall good first outing by Matt Mikulski. Fordham put up six runs the next day, including a home run from Jason Coules, but Texas A&M ran the Rams for 19 runs on the day, putting Fordham at 0-2. After Alvin Melendez’s strong outing, Fordham lost a close one on Sunday 3-1 and head to their next game at North Florida at 0-3.

Squash Earns the Cup
This past weekend, Squash competed at the 2019 CSA Team Championship. With their 6-3 win over Northeastern on Sunday at Yale University, the Rams officially clinched the Chaffee Cup, which is the team championship trophy in the “E” division of the College Squash Association. This is the program’s first Chaffee Cup to date, and they defeated NYU 5-4 and Hamilton 6-3 at CSA Team Championship on their way to the title. With these victories, the Rams finish their season at 20-7, marking two straight seasons of 20-win squash for Fordham.