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Sports Summary (4/22 - 4/28)

By Jessyca Tingue | April 29, 2024


The past week saw the following results for the University at Albany sports:


Mikaela Mooney, #12, against Le Moyne on Tuesday.

Photo Credit: Brent Warzocha / UAlbany Athletics



Tuesday, April 23:

Softball beat Army 7-3. The Great Danes recorded nine hits. Morgan Petty and Jordan Nastos led the team with two hits and one run each. Petty also recorded one run and one RBI. Wendi Hammond pitched a complete game, recorded six strikeouts and earned the win. During the game, Hammond reached a milestone of 400 career strikeouts. Softball improved their record to 22-11. 


Softball beat Army 4-3. The Great Danes recorded six hits. Morgan Petty led the team with two hits. Four other Great Danes added one hit each and eight others contributed with either a run or RBI. Kate Powers pitched a complete game, recorded four strikeouts and earned the win. Softball improved their record to 23-11. 


Baseball lost to Le Moyne 4-1. The Great Danes recorded four hits. Luke Myers, Will Binder, Thomas McElwee and Ryan Ferremi each recorded one hit. Ferremi also recorded one RBI. Ryan Pittz pitched 3.0 innings and had two strikeouts. The Great Danes fell to a record of 5-28. 


Women’s lacrosse beat Le Moyne 13-7 in their final regular season home game. The Great Danes took 36 shots, with 26 shots on goal, and recorded 10 turnovers. Allie Maloney, Megan Dineen and Emma Weaver all led the team with three goals each. Bryar Hogg led the team with three assists. Goalkeeper Grace Cincebox recorded four saves. The Great Danes improved their record to 6-9. 


Thursday, April 25:

Softball beat CCSU 8-2. The Great Danes recorded nine hits. Caitlyn Mitros led the team with four RBI’s. Mitros also recorded two hits and one run. Deanna Grahek also recorded two hits and three runs. Kate Powers pitched 5.0 innings, recorded five strikeouts, and earned the win. Softball improved their record to 24-11. 


Friday, April 26:

Track and field competed in the Capital District Classic. Jack Gallagher won the men’s 400m hurdles with a mark of 54.69. Lejla Hrelja won the women’s 5,000m with a mark of 18:59.11. Jade Foster won the women’s long jump with a mark of 18-02.50. Charlotte Moscovici won the women’s pole vault with a mark of 11-00.25, which is a personal best. Overall, the women placed first with 160 points and the men placed third with 90 points. 


Baseball beat NJIT 17-11. The Great Danes recorded 18 hits. Jared Toby led the team with four RBI’s, and recorded two hits and two runs. Luke Filippi, Ryan Ferremi, and Will Binder all recorded three RBI’s. During the game, Binder reached a milestone of 200 career hits. Dylan Banner pitched 7.0 innings, recorded seven strikeouts, and earned the win. The Great Danes improved their record to 6-28, and improved to 4-11 in conference play. 


Saturday, April 27:

Track and field competed in the Penn Relays. Men’s distance medley team of Jared Rogalski, Hassan Abidi, Steve Hines, and Isaac Graber placed 10th with a mark of 9:58.45. Steph Green placed second in the women’s hammer throw with a mark of 183-01.00. Shelby Bigsby placed third in the women’s discus with a mark of 162-05.00. Leann Nicholas placed second in the women’s triple jump with a mark of 42-06.25. Amanda Chambers placed 11th in the women’s 10,000m championship with a mark of 34:17.47. In her first ever 10,000m race, Chambers’s time earned her third place for time in program history. 


Softball beat UMBC 9-0, in five innings. The Great Danes recorded six hits. Mary Kate Murray led the team with three RBI’s, and recorded one run and one hit. Maddi Petrella recorded two RBI’s and also recorded one run and one hit. Wendi Hammond pitched a complete game, recorded five strikeouts, and earned the win. The Great Danes improved their record to 25-11, and improved to 10-5 in conference play. 


Baseball beat NJIT 8-7, in 11 innings (extra innings). The Great Danes recorded 12 hits. Levi McAllister led the team with three hits, and recorded one run and one RBI. John Vittuci led the team with two RBI’s, and recorded one hit. Matthew Mariano pitched 4.2 innings and recorded four strikeouts. Michael DiMartino pitched 3.0 innings and was charged with the win. The Great Danes improved their record to 7-28, and improved to 5-11 in conference play. 


Women’s lacrosse beat New Hampshire 18-9. The Great Danes took 38 shots, with 26 shots on goal and recorded 14 turnovers. Mikaela Mooney led the team with five goals, and recorded one assist. Other contributors included Megan Dineen with four goals and Allie Maloney with three goals. Grace McCauley and Bryar Hogg each had two assists. Goalkeeper Grace Cincebox recorded 11 saves. The Great Danes finished the regular season with a record of 7-9 and conference record of 5-1. With this win, the Great Danes are the regular season champions for the second straight year, clinched the No. 1 seed in the America East Championships and earned the right to host the conference championship tournament for the third-straight season.


Men’s lacrosse beat Binghamton 18-10. The Great Danes took 47 shots, with 31 shots on goal and recorded 14 turnovers. Graydon Hogg led the team with five goals, which tied his career best, and recorded two assists. Ryan Doherty recorded four goals. Alongside Hogg, Amos Whitcomb and Silas Richmond each recorded two assists. Goalkeeper Landon Whitney recorded 11 saves. The Great Danes finished the regular season with a record of 6-7 and conference record of 6-1. With this win, the Great Danes are the regular season champions, clinched the No. 1 seed in the America East Championships and earned the right to host the conference championship tournament. They last hosted the tournament back in 2018. 


Important  Note: For the first time in school history, both the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams will be hosting the America East Championships at the same time. America East conference play starts Thursday for the men, and Friday for the women.  


Sunday, April 28:

Softball beat UMBC 7-5, in eight innings (extra innings). The Great Danes recorded six hits. Mary Kate Murray led the team with two RBI’s, and recorded one run and one hit. Kate Powers pitched 5.0 innings and recorded one strikeout. Wendi Hammond pitched 3.0 innings, recorded one strikeout, and earned the win. The Great Danes improved their record to 26-11, and 11-5 in conference play. 


Softball lost to UMBC 2-0 . The Great Danes recorded one hit. Caitlyn Mitros led the team with the lone hit. Wendi Hammond pitched 5.1 innings, recorded three strikeouts, and was charged with the loss. The Great Danes now stand at a record of 26-12, and 11-6 in conference play. 


Baseball beat  NJIT 6-5. The Great Danes recorded five hits. John Vittuci led the team with three RBI’s, and recorded one hit. Jared Toby also recorded two RBI’s and recorded one hit and one run. Connor Eisenmann pitched 4.0 innings, and recorded one strikeout. Luke Boule pitched 1.2 innings, recorded one strikeout and earned the win. The Great Danes now stand at a record of 8-28, and 6-11 in conference play.

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