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The University Magazine

Spring was right for RIT athletes

RIT athletics enjoyed a tremendous spring 2007 season, as five teams made the postseason and a plethora of individual and team records were broken.

In track and field, seniors Allison Griggs, Danielle Simmons, Dave Falcinelli, along with juniors Stephen Burns and LaKeisha Perez made appearances in the NCAA Outdoor Division III Championships. The women won the 2007 NYSCTC Championship for the first time in school history, while placing second at ECAC, the highest finish ever for the team.

The men’s lacrosse team won its third ECAC Upstate championship in the last four seasons and won 14 games, one shy of a school record. The Tigers were ranked as high as N o. 2 in the nation. Senior John Foley became the school’s all-time leader in wins by a goalkeeper with 49.

Four baseball players earned ABCA/Rawlings All-New York Region honors and helped lead RIT to 24 wins, tying the school record for victories in a season. Freshman outfielder Geoff Dornes became the first player in the history of the Empire 8 conference to be named the Player and Rookie of the Year in the same season. Junior catcher Ryan Tryt earned CO-SIDA ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American honors.

Sophomore Kelsey Evans became the first player to be honored as the Empire 8 conference Goalkeeper of the Year. She helped lead the women’s lacrosse team to a program record equaling eight wins and its first appearance in the Empire 8 Tournament. Junior Amanda Crozier set school records for assists in a game (7), season (37) and career (57).

The men’s and women's varsity 8 squads both finished eighth at the prestigious Dad Vail Championships in Philadelphia, Pa. Both squads had great finishes at the New York State Championships as well.

Senior Josa Hanzlik broke the school record for doubles in a career (40), helping lead the Tigers to the No. 3 seed in the 2007 Empire 8 Tournament.

The men’s tennis team finished the 2007 season with a 6-5 record and competed in the Empire 8 championship match.