Center Stage: This Year’s Final Curtain

Throughout the past year you have voted on the top performances in Marist Athletics each week. With this year in collegiate athletics coming to an abrupt and unexpected close, take a look back on some of the best showings from Marist athletes that were voted for this past year. Read about some of these top performances and vote for who you think took center stage.

Women’s Softball: Sophomore catcher, Kaley Coltrain, went four-for-four with a two-run single and a double during the second game against Green Bay on February 15. After falling to Green Bay in the first game, the Red Foxes came back to win the second game with a score of 7-0. 

Women’s Track: Junior Lauren Harris, took second place at the New York Road Runners Millrose Games on February 8. Her 6:39:81 time in the mile racewalk is her personal best. Her second place finish makes her highest placing Marist athlete at a national-level competition.

Men’s Track: He did it again. Jeremy Mooney broke another school record — for the second week in a row — this time in the 60-meter race with a time of 7.12 seconds on January 31 at the Metropolitan Championships. That time topped Jesse Aprile’s 7.13-time from 2012.

Women’s Basketball: Redshirt senior captain Grace Vander Weide scored a 40-foot buzzer shot at the end of the first quarter during the game at Monmouth on January 28. She finished the game with 14 points.

Men’s Basketball: Redshirt junior guard Michael Cubbage led the Red Foxes to their first season opener victory since the 2007-08 season, on November 8. He had a game-high of 19 points, 15 of which he tallied in the second half, and made the game-winning layup to secure the team’s 58-56 win. 

Men’s Soccer: Freshman Antek Sienkiel made the game winning goal against Fairfield on October 16. The game was won in the 98th minute after it entered overtime. 

Women’s Soccer: Sophomore goalie Natalie Kelchner made 11 saves on September 18 during their game at West Point, a career high. She only let one in goal, stopping over 90% of the shots Army took at her. 

Football: Senior receiver Anthony Olivencia had two touchdowns during the game against Stetson on September 14, the first off of a 49-yard pass in the first half. The second was off of a 75-yard pass during the second half, winning Marist the game.

Be sure to vote on who you thought did it best this week on Twitter, and follow us @CFMarist!

Edited by Lily Caffrey-Levine

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