Posts Tagged ‘spring sports’
Haig Schneiderman (CC ’12) has consistently been a driving force behind the successes of the Columbia men’s tennis team since his first appearance in the fall of 2008. The New York City native was Ivy League Rookie of the Year, member of the 2010 Ivy League Championship team, and has repeatedly received All-Ivy honors in singles tennis over the last four years. Despite his success on the court, Schneiderman finds a way to stay humble.
The economics major took the time away from his busy schedule to sit down and answer five questions for Spectrum. Want to know what his most embarrassing tennis moment is? Or how about the best advice he’s ever been given?
Dying to know? Read after the jump for the latest installment of “five questions” with this Ivy ace. More »
It was a so-so weekend for Lion baseball as they traveled to Harvard and Dartmouth, and split both series to go 2-2 over the holidays. That mark brings them to 5-3 for their Ivy season, and 12-16 overall. There’s an adage in Major League Baseball that goes: If you’re well above .500 at home, and about .500 on the road, then you’re most likely having a successful season. Unfortunately, due to the 20-game Ivy schedule, that adage definitely doesn’t apply to the Light Blue. So what does this 2-2 weekend mean? Click past the jump for “three quick thoughts” on the weekend and the road ahead. More »
The Spectator SportsCast will be back this week with another episode for your listening pleasure. The usual suspects will be your hosts—Spectator columnists and varsity soccer players Ronnie Shaban and Zach Glubiak, with fellow columnist and Spectrum daily editor Mrinal Mohanka—and this week they’ll have a special guest in Jon Eisen, infielder for the Lions baseball team.
So far this season, Eisen is second on the team in batting average and on base percentage at .330 and .426, respectively, and is tied for the team lead in stolen bases at seven.
You can email questions and comments for Eisen or the whole gang at firstname.lastname@example.org, and keep a look out for the podcast right here on Spectrum later this week.
Linsanity making an appearance in another who’s hot, who’s not? You ‘betcha. But tennis and baseball also feature prominently in this week’s installment.
Teams that once had (or still do have) #Linsanity
With the NBA season almost complete, the New York Knicks are hanging on to the final playoff spot with a 28-27 record after a 7-3 stretch in the last 10 games. Even though their Asian sensation point guard, Jeremy Lin, is injured and out for the season, their chance for a playoff berth started with his explosion in January and February.
As it turns out, Columbia has its own Lin who keeps…well…Linning. The Lions tennis team has won 10 straight, and it has been in large part due to freshman Winston Lin. Lin plays both singles and doubles, and is currently ranked 102nd in the country. Lin has not lost a match since Feb. 10 against George Washington, and has won every singles match since. That’s 14 straight matches, guys!
Clearly, Linsanity has arrived at Columbia once again. More »
Most people love springtime.
And even though this was one of the mildest winters I’ve ever been through, when the calendar turns the page to April, it’s still like everything is reborn. The sun shines brighter, the trees have leaves again… and, of course, baseball season starts again.
I’ve already lambasted Major League Baseball for beginning their regular season last week in Japan, and while I still have a few issues with the beginning of the season tonight (namely the fact that the world champion St. Louis Cardinals have to start their season on the road just because the league wants to show off Miami’s new ballpark), baseball is back and it couldn’t be more beautiful.
But if all the money and exorbitant contracts of the pros turns you off, luckily we’ve got a pretty darn good baseball team right in our own backyard. More »
This weekend kicked off the beginning of the Ivy season for the baseball team, and they nearly had as good of a weekend as you can get. The Light Blue swept its doubleheader against Yale on Saturday and split the two games against Brown yesterday, to bring their overall record up to 9-14 and their Ivy record to 3-1. Definitely not a bad way to start off the Ivy season, as the Lions are tied with last year’s Ivy Champion, Princeton, in the Lou Gehrig Division with their 3-1 records. In the first three games, pitching and defense kept the Lions going, but in the last game, it was all about offense. Click past the jump to see three quick thoughts on the team’s fast start to Ivy play. More »
In this week’s “Who’s hot, who’s not,” we’ve got baseball and softball victories, world-class archers, and a lament for the lost underdog.
Sports that require a bat
The softball team has won three of their last four games, and baseball has also turned it around by winning three straight after three heartbreaking losses.
The Lions seem to be on the upswing for sports that require a bat as they enter into Ivy play this weekend. Solid pitching has proved crucial to both teams in their success. More »
The Ivy season begins tomorrow afternoon for Columbia baseball. In anticipation of the 20 league games that will determine if the Lions play for a championship, here are 20 quick predictions for the Light Blue’s upcoming Ivy season.
1. Columbia’s improvement over the course of its first 19 games is a great sign. Even if it looks bad, the team’s 6-13 record does not matter. At all. I promise.
2. Junior leftfielder Dario Pizzano, who was just named Ivy player of the week, will become the Ivy Player of the Year. I’m really not going out on much of a limb with this prediction.
Columbia College junior Dario Pizzano has always stood out among his teammates with an overall .353 batting average and a powerful arm. In the last three years, the Massachusetts native has played in 103 games, starting in 96, and among his accomplishments are multiple All-Ivy League first team memberships and Ivy League Rookie of the Year.
However, despite the fact that Pizzano is consider to be one of the most prolific hitters in the Ivy League, there is much more to this outfielder than a wicked swing. Want to know who the fans think his celebrity doppelganger is? Or how about his biggest celebrity crush?
Read on after the jump for the latest installment of “five questions” with this Ivy slugger. More »