BSU Spring Sports Preview

The campus may still be blanketed with snow, but BSU spring sports are right around the corner. Read on for a look at the exciting season ahead for baseball, softball, women’s lacrosse, and men’s tennis.

Women’s Lacrosse: Head Coach Erica Adams is returning for her eighth season at the helm and is looking to lead the Bears to their first MASCAC Championship since she began coaching in 2016.  

The Bears are coming off a 10-8 season where they lost a home match in the MASCAC Tournament to a tough Framingham State squad. 

Some players to watch this season will be captains Hannah Bowlby, Savannah Herrington, and Kate Wrona, along with midfielder Haley Wood. 

The Bears will open the season at home on February 21 against Wheaton College. Then, over spring break, they will travel to Puerto Rico where they will play against Chatham University and the Rochester Institute of Technology. 

Baseball: Head Coach Greg Zackrison is entering his sixth season at the helm for the Bridgewater State Baseball program and is looking for the Bears to win their third straight MASCAC Championship.  

Last season, the Bears won their second straight MASCAC Championship as the team also got to host the NCAA Regional Tournament for the first time ever. Coach Zackrison told The Comment, “It’s awesome, just making the regional means you won your conference tournament, because it’s the only way to get in. It was really cool and then not having to travel.” 

Most of the batting lineup is returning from last season, with only Joey Molis graduating and Nolan DeAndrade transferring to Division II Franklin Pierce University. Matthew Seavey is expected to be the ace of the pitching rotation after Matt Josselyn and Daivd Kerns both graduated. 

Men’s Tennis: Head Coach David Purpura will be entering his eighth season as the BSU Men’s Tennis coach.  

BSU was 5-9 last season, then won against UMass Boston in the Little East Tournament Quarterfinal and lost to the eventual LEC Champions Salem State.  

Some key returning players are Adam Beatrice, Charles Malinowski, Matthew Krampf, and Ryan Hebert.  

The Bears will start the season at the Rosen Courts against Wentworth on March 26 with a 3 p.m. start time. The toughest stretch of the schedule will be towards the end of the season against LEC contenders UMass Boston, Rhode Island College, and Salem State.  

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