The Spectrum’s sports staff hands out midseason awards
Senior pitcher/infielder Mike Burke has made an impact for the baseball team both on the mound and at the plate this season. Chad Cooper, The Spectrum
Senior pitcher Tori Speckman has started 21 of the softball team’s 31 games, and she threw a no-hitter Saturday. Yusong Shi, The Spectrum
Senior Tanvi Shah is Bulls’ No.1 singles player and also excels on the No.1 doubles team. Yusong Shi, The Spectrum
Junior Sebastian Ionescu is 10-8 in singles play this season, and he clinched the Bulls’ first MAC win over Western Michigan. Yusong Shi, The Spectrum
Baseball (13-12, 4-4 Mid-American Conference)
MVP: Mike Burke, senior pitcher/infielder
Burke has made a major impact both on the mound and at the plate thus far this season. He is 4-2 with a 1.76 ERA and 44 strikeouts. When he's not pitching, Burke starts in the infield, and he's posted an equally impressive season at the plate. He is batting .319 with 15 RBIs and is tied for the team lead with three home runs.
Surprise Star: Anthony Magovney, junior pitcher
After winning seven games all of last season, Magovney is 5-0 this season and has lowered his ERA nearly three whole runs from last season - from 4.26 to 1.65.
Softball (16-15, 1-1 MAC)
MVP: Tori Speckman, senior pitcher
Speckman is the Bulls' ace, starting 21 of the team's 31 games and pitching 16 complete games. The senior pitcher has a 2.24 ERA and 143 strikeouts this season. Speckman threw just the third no-hitter in program history Saturday against Ohio. She has 37 career victories, only six away from breaking the program record for most career wins.
Surprise Star: Holly Luciano, senior outfielder
After batting .188 and hitting one home run with seven RBIs last year, Luciano has had a bounce-back season. The senior outfielder leads the team in RBIs (22) and is second on the team in batting average (.319).
Women's Tennis (12-4, 3-2 MAC)
MVP: Tanvi Shah, senior
Shah is the Bulls' No. 1 singles player and also plays on the No. 1 doubles team, posting impressive records in both. She has gone 10-4 at No. 1 singles and 11-3 in doubles play with her partner, senior Miranda Podlas, this season.
Surprise Stars: Margarita Kotok and Laura Holterbosch, freshmen
The freshman duo has gone an impressive 10-1 in doubles play. They started 10-0 before falling at third doubles in the Bulls' last match against Ball State Saturday. In singles play, Kotok and Holterbosch have a combined record of 24-9.
Men's Tennis (11-5, 1-1 MAC)
MVP: Sebastian Ionescu, junior
Ionescu is second on the Bulls in singles wins with 10, including a 6-2 record at No. 2 singles. He has also gone 8-5 in doubles with partner sophomore Pablo Alvarez. Ionescu clinched the Bulls' first MAC win of the season over Western Michigan Sunday with a third-set winner-take-all tiebreaker victory at second singles.
Surprise Star: Sergio Arevalillo, sophomore
Arevalillo leads the team in singles (12) and doubles (nine) victories after going just 3-8 and 1-7 in singles and doubles, respectively, as a freshman.
Men's Lacrosse (5-3, 0-1 Pioneer Collegiate Lacrosse League)
MVP: Julian Kann, junior attack
Kann leads the team in points (17) and is second on the team in goals (10). The junior has scored a goal in every game this season.
Surprise Star: Ben Ott, freshman midfielder
In his first season, the freshman is tied for second on the team in points (15) and tied for fourth in goals (six).
Get Top Stories Delivered Weekly
From Around the Web
More ubspectrum News Articles
Recent ubspectrum News Articles
Discuss This Article
MOST POPULAR UBSPECTRUM NEWS
GET TOP STORIES DELIVERED WEEKLY
FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER
LATEST UBSPECTRUM NEWS
- Spectrum 360: video newscast Sept. 29
- Pushing forward
- Quick Hits: Volleyball and women’s soccer begin MAC play, Roberts scores in...
- UB prepares for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
- UB no longer buying McCarley Gardens
- The Spectrum sits down with Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood
- UB hits ‘undo’ on a mistake in the making
FROM AROUND THE WEB
- When It Comes to Winter Roof Checkups, the Attic Is Your...
- Is It Time to Sell Your Structured Settlement for Cash?
- Pest Proof Now to Protect Homes for Winter
- 3 Fishermen Rescued at Sea Thanks to GPS Device
- Mes de la Hispanidad inspira liderazgo, empoderamiento,...
- Majority of Moms and Moms-to-Be Believe in Public...
- Wineries Speak Up About the Benefits of Using Natural Cork
- Taking a Holistic Approach to Fit Living
- Wondering if it's Time to Buy a New Car? Just Check Your...
- Smartphone to Become Wallet -- Are Customers, Businesses...
COLLEGE PRESS RELEASES
- Over 2,000 Groups Prepare to “Hit the Streets” with Volunteers and Celebrities for National Voter Registration Day on September 23, 2014
- Peace Corps Director Calls on College Students to Make a Difference After Graduation Through International Service
- USA NETWORK AND VERIZON LAUNCH THE “CHARACTERS UNITE COLLEGE TOUR” COMPETITION FOR STUDENTS TO BRING A USA NETWORK CELEBRITY AND A WORTHY CAUSE TO THEIR CAMPUS
- WHEN GEORGIA SMILED: THE ROBIN MCGRAW REVELATION FOUNDATION TEAMS WITH PIVOT AND STUDENTS OF THE WORLD TO LAUNCH THE #iASPIRE GRANT CONTEST
- Latino Groups Launch National Campaign to Deliver Record Latino Turnout for 2014 Midterm Elections