Davidson Club Sports have had some great moments over the past year. Here are some of the most noteworthy events from some of the clubs:
From April 12th to April 14th, the Davidson club tennis team, both men and women, participated in the UTSA On Campus Tennis National Championship. Team members involved included Anne Meredith Baldy ‘14, Hannah English ‘12, Lucy McMurry ‘13, Savannah Huneycutt ‘14, Nick Carter ‘15, Kassim Alani ‘15, Jake Thompson ‘12, Mark Angel ‘13, and Jack Peterson ‘12. The ’Cats placed 2nd in pool play beating Baylor 29-18 and Stony Brook 30-11 while falling to Penn State 26-17. Their performance allowed them to advance to the Silver Bracket where they defeated Tulane 26-17 in the Round of 16 to advance to the quarterfinals against Southern Methodist. The ’Cats advanced again this time by a score of 28-18 to reach the semifinals where they fell to UNC in a hard fought match by a score of 28-20. They then faced last year’s champion UCLA in the 3rd place game where they lost a nail-biter, 24-22 finishing in 4th place in the Silver Bracket.
On Friday night Ben Krause ’13 was honored with the Parrott Award for outstanding commitment to the development of strong moral character through athletic participation and leadership in the Campus Recreation program at Davidson. The award was established for Dr. Larry H. Parrott ’56 in memory of his son David who passed away after a fight with leukemia at age 16. Ben is the President of the Club Baseball Team, which through his leadership finished with a winning record for the first time in school history with a 7-5 record and a 4-2 home record. The team also boasted 23 players, the largest roster the school has ever seen.
The Club Ultimate Frisbee Team wrapped up their season last week with a big win in a showcase game against the club team The Queen City Thunder by a score of 15-13. The Thunder is a club team that competes in many prestigious Frisbee tournaments against other clubs whereas the Davidson team is usually limited to tournaments against other college students. It was a fitting end to a great season for the team after they performed well at many tournaments throughout the year. The team, led by captain Evan Carter ’12, upset many Division I teams and even had a spot in the Division III Top Ten Rankings as a club team at one point this season. With many team members returning next year the team seems poised for another big run.
Club Lacrosse had a great season, as well. The ’Cats had a rough start due to attendance and injuries going 1-4 in the first five games, but the team went undefeated the rest of the season including a win against nationally ranked #13 Elon in a 13-12 nail-biter. The win marked the first time the senior class had ever beaten Elon during their 4-year club lacrosse careers. Lacrosse tied for first in our division but missed going to playoffs due to a 3-way tiebreaker. Elon, who we beat earlier, won the SELC conference tournament and will be heading to nationals. The ’Cats take pride in knowing that they beat the eventual conference champion. The team is graduating 6 seniors and looks forward to a strong season next year.