MOUNT OLIVE — The No. 23 Mount Olive Trojans defeated the Warriors of Southern Wesleyan University 24-0 in the quarterfinals of the Conference Carolinas women’s lacrosse championship tournament on Monday afternoon at the Ray McDonald Sr. Sports Complex in Mount Olive, N.C. Freshman Meaghan Michaud tallied nine points in the match on four goals and five assists to lead the way for the Trojans. Mount Olive returns to action on Thursday when they will face the No. 3 seeded Crusaders of Belmont Abbey College the semifinals of the Conference Carolinas Women’s Lacrosse Championship tournament. Game times on Thursday are 12 and 3 p.m.
HIGH POINT — University of Mount Olive’s Cassandra Lassiter was named the Conference Carolinas Softball Player of the Week, while teammate Haley Brogden was tabbed the Conference Carolinas Softball Pitcher of the Week for games played Apr. 15-21, the Conference announced today. This marks the first POTW for Lassiter, while being the third for Brogden and fifth overall for Mount Olive.
A freshman from Pikeville, N.C., Lassiter led Mount Olive to a 5-0 record last week. Lassiter hit .556 with 10 hits, including five extra-base hits (4 2B, HR), with 11 RBI and nine runs scored. Lassiter’s best performance came in an 8-0 game one win over Winston-Salem State, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and five RBI and two runs scored.
A sophomore from Mount Olive, N.C., Brogden posted a 2-0 record and 0.00 ERA for the Trojans last week. In 10 innings pitched, Brogden let up no hits and issued one walk, while registering 14 strikeouts. Brogden’s best performance came in an 8-0 game one win over Winston-Salem State, pitching a six-inning no-hitter with seven strikeouts.
HIGH POINT — The University of Mount Olive men’s golf team placed two golfers on the 2019 Conference Carolinas All-Conference teams, it was announced by the conference office. UMO was tied for third in the conference with two selections as Patrick Schweitz and Olle Ryberg earned a spot on the all-conference teams.
Schweitz, a junior from Clayton, N.C. held the lowest stroke average for the Trojans with a 75.20 average and earned a spot on the third team. He had three top-15 finishes over seven tournaments with his highest finish being second at Mount Olive’s home tournament The Trojan. His lowest round of the year was a 69 that the junior recorded in the final round at the Conference Carolinas Championship.
Ryberg, a junior from Stockholm, Sweden held the second-lowest stroke average for Mount Olive with a 75.71 average and joined Schweitz on the third team. He had two top-20 finishes over five tournaments with his highest finish being t-5th at UMO’s The Trojan. His lowest round of the year was a 70 that the junior recorded at the Bearcat Golf Classic back in March.
HIGH POINT — The Conference Carolinas office announced the men’s and women’s Academic All-Conference tennis teams last Friday afternoon. Fifty-three student-athletes from the twelve league schools were named to the 2019 Academic All-Conference teams with five being Trojans from the University of Mount Olive. Representing the men’s team from UMO are Juan Arbelaez, Alex Meseguer Carce, Jack Middleton, and Martin Moser, while Emma Burroughs was the lone women’s tennis representative.
Track and field
HIGH POINT — The Conference Carolinas office recently announced the men’s and women’s Academic All-Conference track and field teams. Representing the men’s team from UMO are Martin Bayles, Sven Bulik, Daniel Francken, Adrian Mazo, Darius McDaniels-Biddings, and Zach Teeple. The women’s track and field representatives were Shona Blades, Hannah Glover, Leah Hanle, Daphne Hawkins, Lena Kaster, Meredith Lorient, Taylor Moncrief, Celine Ritter, Heidi Murray, and Elise Tanner.