Positives:

  • The performance of the men’s and women’s track teams at the Atlantic 10 Indoor Championships was exceptional. The men’s team won their 20th championship in program history and their third straight indoor championship, fifth in the last six years. The women’s team finished in second place just 6 1/2 points behind first place University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Each team also had champions in four different events. Overall, the day was certainly a success, and showed the strength of the track and field program from both sides.
  • The Rhody women’s softball team getting their first win was a nice breakthrough after starting the season with three losses in their first three games en route to disastrous record of 3-41. They were only able to muster two runs on three hits, but the standout performance from freshman Becca Rogers, who only gave up one run in six innings, made the two runs stand.

Negatives:

  • The Rhode Island men’s baseball team struggled in their opening series albeit against one of the top teams in the country in Florida State. The Seminoles came into the opening series as the 14th best team in the country and they showed why as they dismantled Rhody by a combined score of 50-6. It is a tough way to start, but there should be good times ahead for them.

Players of the Week:

Janel Conley (Atlantic 10 Indoor Championships) – Conley had a standout day at a time when the stage was among the biggest. The senior was crowned champion in the 60-meter hurdles and the high jump.

Jared Terrell (77-74 win vs Duquesne) – Terrell finished with 20 points making it his sixth 20-point game in the last eight. Terrell also distributed five assists, and shot 3-for-6 from the 3-point line.

Becca Rogers (2-1 win vs Lafayette) – The freshman starting pitcher threw six innings of one-run ball, allowing the two runs and three hits Rhody put up to stick. She also only gave up one extra base hit on the day.

Team of the Week: URI men’s and women’s track teams (Atlantic 10 Indoor Championships) – Normally I do not give multiple teams the team of the week honor, but it would be unfair to pick between two evenly matched performances. The men’s team won their 20th championship, while the women’s team narrowly missed out on winning the Atlantic 10 Indoor Championships.

Off the Record:  After being 0-23 on the road versus the Western Conference in the previous 23 games, the Celtics are now 10-10 in their last 20 games.