Written by Hannah Pulliam

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It is time to start out however one more Spring season of EOU sports! The previous handful of years have been specifically attempting for sports teams all across the nation, like Eastern Oregon. The COVID-19 pandemic created it practically not possible to practice and compete cohesively in approaches that would yield actual benefits. The 2023 season has been comparatively sickness-totally free so far and all of our athletes have been capable to compete in their respective sports. 

To genuinely finish the Winter 2022-2023 season with a bang, EOU’s women’s basketball group completed the season as #two in the CCC (Cascade Collegiate Conference). Two Mounties, Beverly Slater and Sailor Liefke, had been each named All-Americans. Slater was nominated for the 3rd group All-American and Liefke was named 1st group All-American. The group as a complete created it by way of the CCC championships and onto NAIA national championships. 

Each men’s and women’s soccer teams did properly in their fall season, with each teams generating it to the CCC championships. The men’s group ended their season with a 9-eight-two record, whilst women’s standing was 12-four-three. 

Moving on to men’s wrestling, the Mounties showed up to represent. Their general record was eight-two. Placing up a superior fight all through the whole season, they created it by way of the CCC championships coming in at 3rd and onto NAIA nationals in 12th spot. Women’s wrestling did substantially the exact same, generating it to CCC championships in 4th spot and NAIA nationals in 12th spot with an general record of six-three for the season. 

Spring sports are underway with our really personal Mounties participating in baseball, softball, track and field, and women’s lacrosse. Quite a few of these teams are new applications and with ever-altering coaches, they are just obtaining on their feet. The track and field group was just lately provided an indoor field property that was opened in October. The Field Residence creates new possibilities for the group, with an benefit at competitors away from the harsh climate circumstances. 

Men’s baseball has had a rough start out to their season, but it is not more than however. With a present record of 1-27, they are struggling to get on their feet, but with 14 games however to go, they are properly on their way to reclaiming the season. 

Women’s softball sits at a comfy 20-ten record and are on the proper path to make it all the way to championships. With 18 games left to go in their season, they must be confident in their standings. 

Each men’s and women’s track and field have been placing up a hard fight because December, when their season began. Men’s indoor season general placement at the indoor NAIA championships was 39th, and women’s was 34th. Like each the CCC and NAIA championships, each teams have ten meets left, and are hopeful they will finish the outside season with an improvement from the indoor season. 

Lastly, women’s lacrosse is a new sport for Eastern Oregon. This is only their 3rd season, and they have just hired a new coach, Bobbye Pendleton. Their record is at present -six, but getting such a new group, they are functioning their way up to victory. They have 3 a lot more games two are against Corban University, who have been rivals because the starting of the plan, and one particular final property game versus Multnomah University. 

For more info about EOU athletics, especially schedules and updates, please pay a visit to the Eastern Oregon Athletics internet site: https://eousports.com/index.aspx 

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