UMSL Tritons weekly rewind

by | Mar 19, 2018

Sophomores Patryk Golinski (pictured) and Merel Visser each earned honorable mention All-American recognition at the NCAA Division II Swimming Championships.
Patryk Golinski

Patryk Golinski (above) finished 16th in the 1,650-yard freestyle at the NCAA Division II Swimming Championships, posting a time of 15:45.10 while becoming the UMSL’s first men’s swimmer to earn All-American honors since 1993. Women’s swimmer Merel Visser also earned All-American honors with a 16th-place finish in the 1,000-yard freestyle.

Softball
UMSL went 2-2 in last weekend’s homestand, sweeping Wisconsin-Parkside on Saturday before dropping two to No. 16 Indianapolis on Sunday. Junior Chelsea Martinez tallied 10 RBI on six hits, including three doubles and two home runs, one of which was a grand slam for the Tritons. Junior Reagan Osborn recorded seven hits and drew four walks while scoring six runs. UMSL (16-12, 3-3 Great Lakes Valley Conference) is at Illinois Springfield on Saturday and at Lewis on Sunday.

Baseball
The Tritons went 3-1 last week, sweeping Bemidji State on Thursday before splitting with Bellarmine on Sunday. Senior Jim Brandt earned the win in UMSL’s victory over the Knights on Sunday while striking out a career-high eight. He allowed one run on two hits in seven innings of work and improved to 2-0. Offensively, senior Jake Morsch recorded five hits, including two doubles and scored six runs. The Tritons (8-9) wrap up a five-game homestand on Wednesday, hosting Southern Indiana, before opening GLVC play at Drury this weekend in a four-game series.

Women’s Tennis
UMSL went 3-0 last week in Hilton Head, South Carolina, highlighted by a 7-1 win over No. 24 ranked Indiana (Pennsylvania). The Tritons finished the week with wins in all nine doubles matches and went 15-2 in singles matches. UMSL (7-2) hosts Southern Indiana on Wednesday and opens GLVC play on Saturday at home against Maryville before closing out the week at Bellarmine on Sunday.

Men’s Tennis
The Tritons went 2-1 last week in Hilton Head, recording wins over Edinboro and Fairmont State. Sophomore Ben Kasprzak went 3-0 in singles, including a win over Division II’s 13th-ranked singles player, Vitor Albanese of Edinboro, while junior Rob White was also 3-0 in singles play. UMSL (5-2) plays host to Southern Indiana on Wednesday and opens GLVC play on Saturday at home against Maryville before closing out the week at Bellarmine on Sunday.

Men’s and Women’s Swimming
Sophomores Patryk Golinski and Merel Visser each earned Honorable Mention All-American recognition while representing the UMSL swimming teams at the NCAA Division II Championships last week in Greensboro, North Carolina. Golinski finished 16th in the 1,650-yard freestyle in 15 minutes, 45.10 seconds, becoming the program’s first swimmer to earn All-American honors since 1993. Visser broke her own school record in that same race on the women’s side, placing 22nd in 17:15.67. Visser earned Honorable Mention All-American honors in the 1,000 freestyle, placing 16th in a time of 10:11.64 to become the first female swimmer to receive such accolades. Golinski broke his own school record in that race, placing 22nd in a time of 9:25.18. The duo also swam the 500 freestyle.

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Mary Ann Mitchell

Mary Ann Mitchell

Eye on UMSL: Tending the gardens
Eye on UMSL: Tending the gardens

Biology student James Ott and Sustainable Energy & Environmental Coordinator Katy Mike Smaistrla pull weeds last week in the native gardens north of the Recreation Wellness Center.

Eye on UMSL: Tending the gardens

Biology student James Ott and Sustainable Energy & Environmental Coordinator Katy Mike Smaistrla pull weeds last week in the native gardens north of the Recreation Wellness Center.

Eye on UMSL: Tending the gardens

Biology student James Ott and Sustainable Energy & Environmental Coordinator Katy Mike Smaistrla pull weeds last week in the native gardens north of the Recreation Wellness Center.