A time for finals and NGU sports bringing Ws to the Ville

A time for finals and NGU sports bringing Ws to the Ville

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Kelsey Watson, Staff Writer

Amid all the craziness of the end of spring semester, spring athletic teams are finishing their seasons. For North Greenville, the year is ending on a high note. 

The NGU baseball team has rounded out this year’s season swinging with an overall record of 36-10. Their conference record is 21-6. As of now, the Crusaders are ranked No. 2 in the Conference Carolinas. There are four more games in the season, including Georgia State College and University and a three-game series against Erskine College. The Crusaders look to capture another national championship since their win in 2022. 

North Greenville softball is also ending the year with a winning season. They have an overall record of 34-18 and a 17-7 conference record. They competed in the Conference Carolinas Tournament April 25-28.

Maddie Stone, sophomore catcher for the Cru, said that going into the tournament, the team must stay tight.

“Just keep working together and overall just having a good spirit and playing for more than just ourselves and softball, and giving all the glory to God,” Stone said.

Both men’s and women’s lacrosse had promising seasons and show bright futures for NGU lacrosse. The men finished their season with an overall record of 9-7 and a conference record of 5-2. They competed in the Conference Tournament quarterfinals on April 23 and are ranked No. 3 in the conference. 

Women’s lacrosse finished their season with an overall record of 4-13. In the conference, the Crusaders finished with a record of 3-6. The women ranked eighth in the conference and while they did not qualify for the conference tournament championship, the team shows a very bright future and a lot of hard work to build on for next season. 

For NGU’s track and field teams comes broken records and a lot of personal bests. The track and field teams ranked fourth at the Conference Carolinas Championships for JDL Fast Track and second at the Myrtle Beach Collegiate Challenge.  

Women’s runner Riley Nicholson, sophomore, finished the 800-meter with a time of 2:19 at the Gamecock Invitational, setting a new school record. Freshman women’s runner Cecily Anderton also set a school record in the 5,000-meter run with a time of 18:52. These men and women competed in the Conference Carolinas Outdoor Championships April 26-27.

Junior women’s track and field runner Kaylee Copeland said the team has been pushed by the freshmen.

“We have a couple freshmen that came in this year that really took the leading spot for us. They helped motivate some of our older runners to take the lead with them and everyone started to push one another,” said Copeland.  

In the world of all things tennis, the NGU Crusaders have really shown promise and hard work. Women’s tennis finished this season with an overall record of 2-15 and a conference record of 1-6. These Crusaders are ranked tenth in the conference. 

Men’s tennis finished their season 3-14 overall and 1-6 in the conference also. They are ranked eighth in the conference. Both men’s and women’s tennis competed in the Conference Carolinas Tournament April 26-28.  

North Greenville’s women’s golf team showed out in their 2023-2024 season. These women placed first out of 15 teams in the Converse Spring Invitational. In their season, they placed second three times and third one time. These women also won the Conference Carolinas Tournament this year. For the men’s golf team, they placed second once and third twice this season. They competed in the Conference Carolinas Tournament April 21-23.  

Last but certainly not least, men’s volleyball had an extremely deep run this year with an overall record of 15-9 and a conference record of 11-3. They worked hard this year, winning in the Conference Carolinas tournament semifinal to King University 3-1 but losing in the championship to Belmont Abbey College 1-3.

North Greenville University is filled with hardworking and determined student athletes who show immense potential for the success of their teams.  

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