UChicago Athletics Preview: March 15-19

UChicago Athletics Preview: March 15-19


Swimming & Diving

UChicago will take part in the four-day 2017 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships from Wednesday-Sunday in Shenandoah, Texas. The daily schedule will begin with prelims at 10:00 AM, followed by finals at 6:00 PM.

The Maroons will be represented by 18 swimmers (10 men, 8 women) and one diver at the meet. The highest seed for the men is freshman Reona Yamaguchi, who submitted the second-best time in the men's 100-yard breaststroke (54.22). The women's top seed is senior Alison Wall with the fifth-best time in the 200-yard backstroke (2:01.03).

UChicago's women have two relays ranked in the top five – the 400-yard freestyle relay is the No. 3 seed (3:24.82) and the 800-yard freestyle relay is the No. 4 seed (7:28.03).

At the 2016 NCAA Championships, the Maroons finished 14th in both the men's and women's NCAA team standings. Their 16 national qualifiers combined to earn 42 All-American honors.

  • DATE/TIME: Wednesday-Saturday, March 15-18 @ 10:00 AM / 6:00 PM – UChicago at NCAA Division III Championships (Shenandoah, Texas)
  • LINKS: Preview / Live Stats / Live Video


Baseball

The Maroons (2-2) head down to Florida for their eight-day spring trip, starting on Saturday. They open the weekend with afternoon tilts against St. Olaf College (2-2) on Saturday and Union (N.Y.) College (0-0) on Sunday.

UChicago began its schedule on March 4-5 with a four-game invitational in Jacksonville, Ill. The Maroons defeated Lawrence University 8-3 and Elmhurst College 13-12. Sophomore outfielder Connor Hickey did plenty of damage out of the lead-off spot, hitting .533 with seven runs scored and four RBI. He also drew three hit-by-pitches. Sophomore pitcher Brenton Villasenor made a strong debut with five strikeouts in six innings to earn the win against Lawrence.

  • DATE/TIME: Saturday, March 18 @ 4:30 PM (ET) – UChicago vs. St. Olaf (Auburndale, Fla.)
  • DATE/TIME: Saturday, March 19 @ 3:00 PM (ET) – UChicago vs. Union (N.Y.) (Auburndale, Fla.) 


Softball

UChicago kicks off its season schedule with the annual 12-game spring road trip to Florida. Saturday will feature games against Anderson University (3-0) and Benedictine University (0-0). Sunday's opponents are St. Olaf (5-3) and University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (5-1).

The 2016 Maroons posted a 27-10 overall record and reached the NCAA regional final. UChicago has reached the postseason four times since 2010 and returns 10 players from last year's team. Senior infielder Anna Woolery hit for a .345 batting average and stole six bases. Sophomore outfielder Maeve Garvey knocked four home runs and totaled a team-high 27 RBI. Junior pitcher Molly Moran posted a 2.21 ERA and struck out 83 batters in 85.1 innings pitched.

  • DATE/TIME: Saturday, March 18 @ 4:30 PM (ET) – UChicago vs. Anderson (Clermont, Fla.)
  • LINKS: Live Stats / Live Video
  • DATE/TIME: Saturday, March 18 @ 7:00 PM (ET) – UChicago vs. Benedictine (Clermont, Fla.)
  • LINKS: Live Stats / Live Video
  • DATE/TIME: Sunday, March 19 @ 9:00 AM (ET) – UChicago vs. St. Olaf (Clermont, Fla.)
  • LINKS: Live Stats / Live Video
  • DATE/TIME: Sunday, March 19 @ 11:30 AM (ET) – UChicago vs. Wisconsin-Oshkosh (Clermont, Fla.)
  • LINKS: Live Stats / Live Video