Upcoming Athletic Events
Saturday, Aug. 30
8:00am - Women's XC at GR Early Bird in Forest Park
8:30am - Men's XC at GR Early Bird in Forest Park
Sunday, Aug. 31
12:00pm - Women's Soccer at Kaskaskia
Tuesday, Sept. 2
7:00pm - Volleyball at Fontbonne
Thursday, Sept. 4
7:00pm - Volleyball hosts MacMurray at SLUH
7:00pm - Women's Soccer hosts BenU-S at SLUH
9:00pm - Men's Soccer hosts BenU-S at SLUH
Saturday, Sept. 6
5:00pm - Women's Soccer at Freed-Hardeman
7:00pm - Men's Soccer at Freed-Hardeman
Five Athletes are NAIA Scholar-Athletes
Five STLCOP spring sport athletes have been named NAIA Scholar-Athletes. To be eligible for the award, varsity student-athletes must maintain at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA as a third-year or above.
Head coach Caleb Barnes leads the Eutectic women’s tennis team. Preseason training for the team begins two weeks before classes start in August with the KIAC Tournament in late October. The team has approximately eight to ten matches per season, with the majority of travel on weekends.
Euts Finish Seventh in KIAC; Tran and Stach Earn All-Conference Honors
|LeAnn Tran hi-fives partner
Photo by Alyssa Brewer
The Eutectic women’s tennis team finished the season in seventh place of nine teams in the KIAC with a record of 2-6. Faced with a tough schedule of only conference teams, the Euts got wins over Alice Lloyd College and Carlow University, defeating both 6-0 on Oct. 19.
Third-year No. 5 singles player LeAnn Tran earned KIAC Player of the Week honors on Oct. 21 for her victories over Asbury University and Carlow, going 3-0 for the week of Oct. 14. She finished the regular season 9-2 in singles play and 4-0 in doubles.
At the conference tournament in Midway, Ky., the Eutectics were scheduled to play No. 2 ranked Brescia University in the first round. Having lost 3-6 to Brescia during the regular season, the Euts had a fighting chance, but could not pull off the upset, losing 0-5. Tran and fellow third-year Carmen Stach were named to the All-Conference Second Team after the tournament by a coaches vote.
At the Fall Sports Athletic Awards Banquet on Nov. 24, Tran and Stach received special tennis team awards for their seasons. Tran earned the Singles Player of the Year award for having the best singles record. She shared the Doubles Team of the Year award with partner and second-year captain Amanda Empson. They had a stellar season record of 4-1. Stach received the Coaches’ Award for her positive attitude, hard work and dedication to the team.