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Women’s Golf Captures Fifth Straight Liberty League Title

A recap of everything NYU athletics from April 29 to May 5.
Stern junior Jack Walter in a game against RPI on April 8.


After a dominant 16-1 victory over Baruch College on Tuesday, the NYU baseball team faced off against Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey City University and St. Joseph’s College of Brooklyn over three straight days. Against Stevens, the Violets jumped to an early 9-0 lead. Although Stevens responded with five runs in the third inning, NYU kept the lead throughout all nine innings, winning 14-10. Gallatin senior Cooper Halpern contributed two hits, two runs and four RBIs.

After suffering a 12-3 loss against New Jersey City University, the Violets bounced back with a 5-1 win over St. Joseph’s on Saturday. Stern junior and pitcher Sal Cammisuli allowed only four hits, struck out two and allowed no earned runs. With the game tied at one going into the bottom of the eighth inning, the Violets scored four runs, capped off by an RBI double from SPS first-year Grant Berman. 

The Violets now stand at 26-12 on the season and return to action Monday at Ramapo College. 

Women’s Golf

For the fifth year in a row, the NYU women’s golf team will be returning to the NCAA Division III National Championship. This past weekend, the Violets won the Liberty League Championship for the fifth straight year. As a team, the Violets shot a 317 on Friday, placing them in first place by 16 strokes. On Saturday, the Violets shot even better, scoring a 307 to secure the title by 25 strokes over second-place Wellesley College. Stern sophomore Navika Kuchakulla shot a tournament-best 152. Coming in one stroke behind her and in second place was Stern first-year Arshia Mahant, who shot a 153. The Violets also secured third place, as SPS senior Patty Treevichapan shot a 160.

The Violets return to action on May 14 at the NCAA National Championship in Houston, Texas.

Men’s Track and Field

Two members of the NYU men’s track and field team participated in the Tom Farrell Classic hosted by St. John’s University this past Saturday. Stern first-year Chris Shirazi placed tenth out of 31 runners in the 1,500m with a time of 4:20.93. Additionally, first-year Michael Mangual came in fifth place out of 22 competitors in the shot put with a mark of 12.50m. 

Several team members will return to action on Thursday for the West Point Twilight Meet in West Point, New York. 

A version of this article appeared in the Monday, May 6, 2019, print edition. Email Brendan Duggan at [email protected].

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Brendan Duggan, Sports Editor
Brendan Duggan is a senior in CAS studying English and is captain of the NYU Men's Volleyball team. Growing up in Boston, the most successful sports city in the world, he has a passion for sports and Dunkin' Donuts. In his free time, Brendan enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with his family and chocolate lab. Follow him on Twitter @OfficialBDuggs.

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