CROSS COUNTRY LAST WEEK
The Lyons finished second overall at the Smith Invitational last week, earning their second-straight top three placing. MHC was once again paced by first year Sydney Nash, who was seventh overall and the top rookie runner to cross the finish line with a time of 21:04.3. In all, all seven of the Lyons team runners were in the top-22 as MHC placed just five points behind the overall race winner, the host Pioneers.
VOLLEYBALL LAST WEEK
The Lyons went undefeated last week, besting MCLA, Newbury and Pratt Institute at home by 3-0 scores. Junior middle hitter Sasha Simine was spectacular last week, recording a combined 33 kills over three contests, while also adding nine blocks. She also recorded 14-kills in the final game of Saturday's tri-match, while senior captain Sarah Caggiano and sophomore setter Brayden Walden each laid down nine service aces during the tri-match.
FIELD HOCKEY LAST WEEK
Field Hockey shouldered a pair of tough losses last week, falling at nationally-ranked Amherst before suffering a 2OT loss to Stevens in their home opener. Senior Kristina Ramsden notched the goal for MHC this week, while junior Morgan Turner recorded 24 total saves over the two games.
TENNIS OPENS 2018 SEASON
Under the direction of 26th-year head coach Aldo Santiago, the Lyons tennis team opens its 2018 season on Saturday. MHC welcomes Simmons University to South Hadley for a 12pm tilt. The squad brings back seven, while adding five more as the Lyons look to earn their 15th consecutive berth in the NEWMAC Tournament. Among the players returning include junior Ching-Ching Huang - last year's number one in singles and doubles, along with senior Ayame Yazawa, who returns to the court for MHC following a full-year abroad in 17-18.
GOLF READY TO KICK OFF NEW SEASON
Led by eighth-year head coach, Tim Walko, the Mount Holyoke golf team opens its 2018-19 season on Saturday. MHC brings five players back from last year's roster, including All-Liberty League First Team honoree, Stephanie Spitzer. The Lyons also welcome three newcomers to the fold.