We all know about the lacrosse team's current bid for a twelfth national title, but they aren't the only group of orange-people tearing up their respective college sport this spring.
The Syracuse softball team went to Louisville this weekend, and won three straight games in three days. They defeated Pittsburgh 2-1 on Thursday, DePaul 2-0 on Friday, and the hometown Cardinals 1-0 on Saturday on ESPN2 to capture a second consecutive Big East title, and an automatic NCAA bid. Syracuse was led by their ace pitcher, junior Jenna Caira, in the tournament who struck out 13 while only allowing 11 total hits in her 21 innings of work in the Big East Tournament. She finished the season 34-9. Caira is joined on the all-tournament team by teammates Kelly Saco, Stephanie Watts, Morgan Nandin, and Lisaira Daniels.
The Orange finished the season on a fourteen game winning streak, and will now head to Texas to face LSU (38-16) in the first round of the double elimination NCAA Tournament, and are joined in their pod by host Texas A&M and Sacred Heart.
Meanwhile, in Worcester, MA, Syracuse Crew's varsity eight finished fifth in the Eastern Sprints, the best finish in head coach Dave Reischman's nine years in Syracuse. The team is currently ranked 7th in the USRowing men's poll. The women's rowing team also had a nice showing in their Eastern Sprints in New Jersey, where all three crews reach the Petite Finals, with the varsity eight placing tenth overall.
Good luck to all of the 'Cuse teams who are still playing this spring, I'm sure you will all continue to make Doctor Gross proud.