Today Magazine Winter 2020 - Page 12

SPORTS w Men's Cross Country Volleyball GMercyU’s volleyball team reached the postseason for the first time in 12 years, securing a needed win in its last regular season game against Immaculata University. The Griffins fell short in the first round of the Atlantic East Tournament, losing to Marywood University 3-1. The loss marked the last game for the team’s three seniors; Natalie Danze, Kerry McGlinn, and Liz Schule. All three seniors will leave the program in the record books. Schule is tied for third in aces (172), fourth in block assists (62), and fifth in kills (624). McGlinn’s assist totals rank her fourth all-time (1,238) and Danze nearly averaged a service ace while playing in just 41 contests. 10 TODAY The Griffins took a third-place finish at the 2019 Atlantic East Conference Cross Country Championship. Senior Armani Rivera repeated as first-team all-conference at the championship, placing fifth overall. The team moved onto the NCAA Mideast Regional Championships where they placed 40th out of 51 schools. Rivera had his best finish and his best time in the NCAA Regionals, placing 101st with a time of 26:56.9. Freshman Thomas Balla earned an All-Conference Second- Team selection as well.