What will happen in May?
Softball: The No. 13 Greyhound softball team currently stands at 27-10-1 on the season and 10-6-1 in GLVC play. The team has only five doubleheaders left until the GLVC softball championships in Illinois on May 6-8. Currently, they stand fifth in the GLVC conference. Standouts include senior infielder Jamie Keltz, whose offensive output places her in the Top 10 of many of UIndy’s records, including homeruns. She currently has five homeruns on the season and 25 RBIs. Last year, the team made it to NCAA Regionals before falling to Quincy University.
Women’s Golf: The women’s golf team finds itself fifth in the Midwest region as it looks ahead to the GLVC Championships April 22-23. The young team had junior Darrin Pinnick as the lone upperclassman for part of the season until senior Hillary Wenning joined the squad in March. Highlights of the season have included a first-place finish at the Northern Kentucky University Invitational at the end of March and freshman Amy Thompson’s recent accolade as the GLVC’s Women’s Golfer of the Month. The team hopes to keep its winning ways alive in Head Coach Ken Piepenbrink’s last season.
Men’s Tennis: The men’s tennis team ended its season at 9-13 overall and 1-4 in GLVC conference play. The poor GLVC play led to an early end to its 2011 campaign as the team failed to make the conference tournament. Highlights of the season included the doubles team of juniors Christian Nikou and Pete Wilson’s win over the Midwest region’s No. 1 doubles team in a match earlier this April. Despite this season’s disappointment, the Greyhounds will graduate no seniors from the team and return next year with the same squad.
Men’s Track & Field: The men’s team has won the last three indoor and outdoor conference championships, bringing them to a three-year winning streak. This year, they hope to continue this tradition. Standouts include recent GLVC Athlete of the Week, junior Jerel Flournoy, who also runs on the team’s All-American 4×400 team. Seniors Matt Royer and Seth Galloway have anchored the team with consistent wins in the field portion of the meets, among others. The GLVC Outdoors Championships will be held May 6-8, followed by the NCAA Championships in Stanislaus, Calif., May 26-28.
Baseball: Baseball stands at 22-8 on the season and at 11-11 in GLVC conference play, putting the team in fifth place in the East Division. The team faces just five more opponents before the GLVC Tournament to be held May 12-15. Last season, the Greyhounds reached the NCAA Midwest Regional before falling to archrival Northern Kentucky University. This year’s statistical leaders include sophomore second-baseman Scott Lawley, who is currently on a 10-game winning streak. Junior outfielder Andrew Armour also has had a strong season.
Men’s Golf: The No. 17 men’s golf team has a lot to look forward to in the 2011 postseason. The team currently sits at No. 17 in the national poll and No. 1 in the regional poll. They ended their regular season play with a first-place finish at the Great Lakes Region #3 tournament in Noblesville, Ind. The tournament saw three top-10 finishes, including freshman Jacob Yokum’s first-ever collegiate first-place finish. The GLVC Championships begin April 18 in Springfield, Ill. Last year, the team reached the NCAA Super Regional, where it tied for 10th place. Graduate Seth Fair continued to nationals.
Women’s Tennis: The women’s tennis team has managed to keep its season alive by defeating Bellarmine University on April 17 and earning the last spot in the 2011 GLVC Conference Tournament. As the third seed in the GLVC East Division, the Greyhounds will face two-seed Drury University on April 22 to begin their postseason play. The team must keep winning to keep its season alive. No individual has stood out from the team this season, therefore everyone will have to play well to make a run in the tournament.
Women’s Track & Field: The women’s side of the track and field team also finds itself in a good position before the GLVC Outdoor Championships May 6-7. The team has one more meet before conference to improve its times and make more NCAA provisional marks. Individual highlights include senior Angelique McNeal’s success in sprints and sophomore Haley Miller’s success in the mid-distance events. Sophomore Katy Watson, among others, has found success in the field portion. The team has a lot to live up to, because last year they took first place at the GLVC Outdoor Championships.