Strong Starts and Ends for Club Sports Teams


Club sports are in full swing. (Courtesy of Instagram)

The spring club sports season is in full swing at Fordham, and many teams are off to a strong start as the weather begins to warm up. Both the men’s and women’s lacrosse, baseball and hockey teams have been the busiest so far, with more games to come throughout March and April.
After an eventful season, the Fordham’s club hockey team finished out their schedule in the end of February and beginning of March with three games, including a 6-0 loss to Ramapo College, a 12-3 loss to Fairfield University and a 5-3 rematch win against Farmingdale State College. They headed to nationals in West Chester, Pa. at the beginning of Fordham’s spring break. The team played against Liberty University, which resulted in a 3-3 tie, and fell to the University of South Carolina’s club team 4-0. They are looking forward to an exciting season next semester, with a return of players that went abroad this spring.

In an early start to the season, the women’s lacrosse team played games against Marist College and Fairfield University back on Feb. 26. In a nail-biter, the team edged out a win in the first game against Marist, 10-9. After losing to Marist in a close game in the fall, it was an important win for the team and an incredible way to start the season. They played Fairfield immediately after, and won the game by a score of 14-10. For the Rams, the round robin event at Fairfield proved to be a success, and earned them the ninth ranking in the Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Organization (WCLO) league. After a canceled game against Central Connecticut State University, they look ahead to a busy weekend after returning from spring break. Saturday will see them travelling to Stony Brook University and Sunday they will travel to Lafayette College to play second-ranked the home team and Duquesne University.

The men’s lacrosse team opened their season in a home round robin event against both Rutgers University and Columbia University and ended the day with a close loss and a comfortable win. Despite a valiant effort, they lost to Rutgers with a 7-5 score, but it was business as usual for the team in a 8-2 win against Columbia, a team they usually excel against. After coming back from spring break, they will travel to Fairfield on Sunday for a highly-anticipated rivalry matchup. They play late into the month of April and have plenty more games to look forward to.

To open their season, the club baseball team completed a three-game sweep of Stevens Institute of Technology on the weekend of March 4, winning by scores of 5-2, 6-2 and 12-2. Junior Joseph Sullivan and senior Matthew Reddy shined in the weekend series, with two and four hits respectively, and in addition freshman Barrett Spritzer and senior Michael Calamari, each knocked in two runs in the final game. They will try to replicate their success in a three-game series against Adelphi University in their home opener this coming weekend.
Fordham’s club teams have a lot to look forward to this season after strong starts to their schedules. Playoffs and nationals are on the horizon and are a goal for most of the teams here at Fordham. As the weather begins to warm up, Fordham’s club sports teams will try to remain hot.