2015 In Sports
2015 In Sports

More Outstanding Athletes from our Affiliation Class
Gordy Larson
10 Jun 2012
    For those of you who haven't been following Army sports, our baseball team won the Patriot League Championship and a trip to the NCAAs, where they were eliminated in two games.  The starting lineup included 4 plebes, who will form the nucleus of the Army baseball team for the next three years.  Third basemen, Harold Earls was named rookie athelet of the year in the Patriot League and was recently named a freshman All American as well.  http://www.goarmysports.com/sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/060612aab.html  Joining him in the Army starting lineup were freshmen Alex Jensen at SS, Daniel Cortes in LF, and Mark McCants the designated hitter.  Another freshman, Dakari Cooke was brought in as a pinch hitter against Virginia, and Andrew Flaherty saw action as a relief pitcher.
    Dave Hurley would be on my case if I didn't mention that his mentee from '15, Lisa Junta made it to the semi-finals in the NCAA 10,000 meters competition, one of three members of the Army track team to be invited to the NCAAs.
    Finally, I'd be remiss in not mentioning the exploits of Morgan Lashley, star pitcher in women's baseball, who was named Rookie of the Year and Pitcher of the Year in the Patriot League.  http://www.goarmysports.com/sports/w-softbl/spec-rel/052112aaa.html  Lisa broke the academy record for wins with 33 and strikeouts with 237 and was named Most Valuable Player on the softball team.
    At some point, I'll be compiling a more comprehensive list of outstanding athletes from our affiliation class, but these men and women merit special recognition.