News & Notes

Dylan Balsamo, Assistant Sports Editor

Men’s Tennis Hires Assistants
This week, Fordham Men’s Tennis head coach Mike Sowter announced that two new assistant coaches had been hired to the staff: Vladimir Makatsaria and Max Darrington. Makatsaria was one of the top junior players in Russia before moving to the United States to play Division I tennis at the University of Minnesota. He currently captains the Russian National 45+ team on the International Tennis Federation World Seniors Tour. Darrington is a graduate of Marist, having won All-MAAC Second Team Doubles honors in 2018–19 during his senior season. During his college career, he also served as a professional hitter at the Queens Club of England.

Football Defeats Georgetown
On Saturday, Fordham Football traveled to Georgetown in Washington D.C. and defeated the Hoyas by a score of 30–27. The game was decided by a 17-yard Rams touchdown scored by sophomore wide receiver Fotis Kokosioulis off of a throw from sophomore quarterback Tim DeMorat with 16 seconds left to play in the game. Rams junior running back Zach Davis recorded his fifth career 100-yard game and his fourth in the seventh game his team has played this season. Georgetown was notably unable to convert on two-point attempts three times in the game.

McGovern Gets ROW
This week, the Atlantic 10 conference bestowed its Men’s Cross Country Rookie of the Week honors upon Fordham freshman John McGovern, the conference offices announced on Tuesday when it gave its weekly honors. This is McGovern’s first weekly award of his Fordham career. In this past weekend’s Metropolitan Cross Country Championship, McGovern was the first freshman to finish the race, coming in fifth place overall with a time of 26:15.8. He and his Fordham teammates made up four of the top five finishers, helping the Rams bring home their second straight win of this tournament and their fourth in six years.

Women Draw Senior Day
This past Sunday, Fordham Women’s Soccer held its annual Senior Day ceremonies and capped off the festivities with a 1–1 draw against Atlantic 10 opponent Rhode Island. The deciding goal was scored on a penalty kick from junior Saige Bingman on a foul that was drawn by senior Margaret Roughley. In net as usual for the Rams was senior Kelly LaMorte, who may have allowed Saint Louis to tie the match with a goal in the second half but also notched four saves.