Local college roundup: Trotsky leads Camels to victory

Baltimore — Sophomore Maxx Trotsky scored five goals as No. 18 Connecticut College beat Transylvania 20-5 in a men's lacrosse game on Tuesday at Johns Hopkins.

Jordan Foster and Jack Rutter had three goals each and Jameson Hill made nine saves for Conn (4-0).

In other games:

• No.  16 Coast Guard suffered its first loss of the season, losing 15-5 to No. 14 Ithaca at Virginia Beach, Va. Freshman Matty Johnson scored twice and Benner Geurtsen had a goal and an assist for Coast Guard (4-1).

Women's lacrosse

• Coast Guard suffered its first loss of the season, losing to host Ursinus 13-7. Freshman Brenna Farrington had two goals, giving her a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference-leading 24. Haley Howard had a goal and two assists for Coast Guard (4-1).

Baseball

• Sophomore Jon Pressley went 4-for-4 as Coast Guard rode a five-run second inning to a 7-5 win over Gallaudet in the Gene Cusic Classic at Fort Myers, Fla. Walter Harris struck out six over six innings to earn the win and Bryan Delp pitched a perfect ninth for his first save of the season. Jake Behne had two hits and Luke Thompson scored three runs and stole two bases for Coast Guard (3-1).

• UConn scored seven runs in the top of the first inning and went on to beat Coastal Carolina. Chris Winkel's grand slam highlighted the outburst. Isaac Feldstein also homered and Feldstein and John Toppa each had two hits, three RBI and two runs scored. Zac Susi was 2-for-4 and scored twice for UConn (7-6).

Softball

• Coast Guard split a pair of games at Clermont, Fla., losing to Bethany 4-3 before beating Fitchburg State 9-1. Sophomore Carly Hattman was 5-for-7 with three RBI and three runs scored, Courtney McKenna was 4-for-7 with two RBI and Emma Hvozdovich tripled and drove in five runs for Coast Guard (5-1). Coast Guard pitchers Julia Ferris (3-1) and Sydney Arendt (2-0) have a combined earned run average of 2.27 with 31 strikeouts.

Volleyball

• Drew Schaeffer has been named head coach of the Mitchell College women's volleyball team, Director of Athletics Dana Fulmer Garfield on Tuesday. Schaeffer will make his collegiate head coaching debut with the Mariners. He most recently served as an assistant coach at Southern Connecticut State University for two seasons.

"We are extremely excited to add Drew to our coaching staff," said Garfield. "He has a proven history as a successful recruiter in the New England region, as well as his home state of Florida. I am confident he will grow Mitchell's women's volleyball program and help us reach new heights."

Southern Connecticut State made tremendous strides in Schaeffer's two years with the program. The Owls capped a historic 2017 season by advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in its first-ever appearance, finishing with an overall record of 24-11. While at SCSU he coached the NE-10 player of the year and multiple all-conference selections, including an AVCA All-American honorable mention.

"I would like to thank Director of Athletics Dana Fulmer Garfield, Assistant Athletic Director Casie Runksmeier, and the entire search committee for allowing me the opportunity to lead the Mitchell College volleyball program," said Schaeffer. "One word kept coming up while evaluating this program: potential. I am excited to begin training this great group of student-athletes to work towards unlocking this potential. Our first goal is going to be working hard every day in practice in preparation for minimizing our mistakes in matches. I'm excited to begin working and can't wait for the first day of spring training!"

Prior to joining the SCSU staff, Schaeffer spent six years as a coach at both the scholastic and club levels. He was the head volleyball coach at Oak Hall School in 2014 where he led the team to its first playoff appearance since 2010 and finished the season second in its district. Schaeffer inherits a Mitchell program that finished 2-18 overall last season.

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