Athletic Achievements for Hawks Athletes

Megan Miller, Editor in Chief

Volleyball senior Jenna Bridges can’t be stopped. Bridges a senior from Exeter, Rhode Island, has been on fire this season. The middle hitter has carried her team with 397 cumulative kills on the season, averaging 4.09 kills per set. She has also combined her 449 points out of the team’s 1,635 total points on the season. Bridges has been named America East Player of the Week nine times this season. This number marks the most by America East players in a single season. Compared to her conference opponents she leads in hitting percentage (.254) and kills (13.04). On the books, she ranks first in America East in kills per set (4.09), hitting percentage (.378), and points per set (4.63). In her junior campaign, Bridges received the player of the week honors and was named to the All-Conference First Team. Throughout her career, she has been a solid player including being named to the All-Rookie team in 2016. For the remainder of her career, she looks ahead to the America East semifinals on Friday, Nov. 22 at 4 p.m. against New Hampshire in Albany. If the Hawks take down the Wildcats they will advance to the championship game on Saturday, Nov. 23.

Night and day: men’s soccer finishes remarkable season . After losing a 0-1 heartbreaker to New Hampshire in the America East championships the Hawks look to start a winning tradition for seasons to come. The team’s season didn’t start on a great foot with two-straight losses on the road to California State at Fullerton and UC Riverside. Once they got back to the east coast they won six straight games. One of the toughest games of the season came from the #14 Wildcats in Durham where the Hawks lost 0-5. Going into a championship game against a team that shutout the Hawks wouldn’t be easy. Most people didn’t expect Hartford to take home the trophy or even come close to touching it. Although the Hawks didn’t take home the win, they got as close as they could. Last season, the team only took home one win with a 1-10-5 record. Very few people expected that this team could make it all the way to the final, beating teams such as Vermont and Binghamton. The team will be losing four seniors going into the fall of 2020.

In addition to men’s basketball and women’s volleyball, the ladies of the University of Hartford women’s team have also announced some exciting news. UHart women’s coach Morgan Valley, recently announced signing two players to National Letters of Intent. Players representing will be Marisa Lee of Marlborough, Connecticut. Along with Morgan Darnell from Gahanna, Ohio. The players will be joining the program for the 2020-2021 season. UHart has cited that they are very excited for the players, and this upcoming summer will be a huge one for everyone involved.