Scots Weekly: Week 34 (April 18-23, 2016)

Scots Weekly: Week 34 (April 18-23, 2016)

Returning this year is Scots Weekly, a weekly publication that highlights the past week's Covenant athletic events with news, notes and more.

LAST WEEK'S RESULTS:

Baseball (3-0)
Covenant 9, Berry 4
Covenant at Methodist - Cancelled
Covenant 6, Methodist 1
Covenant 12, Methodist 9
 

Softball (1-1)
Agnes Scott 12, Covenant 4
Covenant 10, Agnes Scott 6

SCOTS IN THE NEWS:

Covenant Finishes Fourth Overall in USA South Presidents Cup (April 21, 2016)

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- The USA South released the final 2015-16 Presidents Cup standings earlier this week after the conclusion of the spring conference tournaments. Covenant placed fourth in the overall standings and fourth in the both the men's and women's rankings. The fourth place finish is the highest for Covenant since joining the conference in 2013-14... FULL STORY

Baseball, Softball Voted USA South Sportsmanship Winners; Covenant Claims Sportsmanship Trophy (April 22, 2016)

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. -- The Covenant softball and baseball teams were voted as recipients of USA South Sportsmanship Awards for their respective sports, announced the conference on Thursday morning.

It is the third straight year that both softball and baseball teams have been recognized with Sportsmanship Awards.

By virtue of winning two more awards, Covenant has claimed the overall Sportsmanship Trophy. It is the third straight year that Covenant has had at least a share of the overall Sportsmanship award.

FULL STORY

RECORD BREAKERS:

Garrett Kriston: The senior baseball pitcher set several program records on the year. Kriston set single-season pitching records in innings pitched (86.1), strikeouts (101) and tied for most complete-games (6) with his performance this year. For a career, Kriston now holds program records for innings pitched (272.2), victories (23) and strikeouts (255).

Morgan Lane: The softball senior capped her career by tying the program's record for career hits with 177. Lane also eclipsed 100 career RBIs earlier in the year, becoming just the third Lady Scot to achieve the feat. 

Luke Harvey: The junior baseball outfielder set a single-season program record with 26 stolen bases this year. Harvey was caught just four times and smashed the previous record of 21.

Gracie Smith: The junior women's tennis player still has one more season left, but is setting the pace for the program's career singles victories. Smith broke the record during the year and sits at 37 career singles wins heading into 2017. Smith along with teammate and doubles partner Claire Luger are tied for most career doubles victories at 37 going into their senior seasons.

COVENANT ATHLETES OF THE WEEK:

Each week, Covenant will honor a female and male student-athlete with Athlete of the Week. This week's honorees are Morgan Lane and Luke Harvey. Click on the names below for full highlights of the recipients' week.

Morgan Lane - Sr. - Softball Luke Harvey - Jr. - Baseball

 

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