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UNW baseball prepares for spring training trip

Captain Nathan Ehnstrom is one of only two seniors on the baseball team this year (photo from unweagles.com).

The University of Northwestern – St. Paul baseball team is gearing up for their annual spring training trip to Florida. The team will fly out on the first day of spring break, March 8, and spend the next week and a half enjoying the sun while preparing for their conference season. Head baseball coach Dave Hieb said, “We’ve been going on this trip to the same place in Florida for 22 years.” The trip consists of training and games as well as two off-days. On the off-days, the baseball players have the opportunity to visit the beach or attend Major League Baseball spring training games.

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Northwestern tennis travels south for Spring Break

The UNW Women's Tennis team won 5-4 against Wartburg College on Feb 24 (photo courtesy of unweagles.com).

A few things that come to mind when you hear spring break are warm weather, beaches and relaxing. All of these things are happening for the University of Northwestern – St. Paul tennis team over spring break. The tennis team has been traveling down to Orlando, Florida for the past few years. While in Florida, they spend time a lot of time hanging out at the beach and going to fun places to eat. Every year they set out one day of the trip and go to a theme park. This year they are spending one of their days at Universal Studios.

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UNW women’s basketball ends season with loss

The women's basketball team displayed teamwork and unity during their season (photo courtesy of unweagles.com).

The women’s basketball team at the University of Northwestern – St. Paul began their season in November. There were a lot of ups and downs throughout the season but overall it was a success. Although they didn’t win the conference championship, they still had a winning season. The Eagles faced off against Hamline University for the first game of the year. The game was particularly special for senior Alex Peterson. She originally went to Hamline before transferring to Northwestern. “One of my favorite games from this season was definitely playing and beating Hamline,” said Peterson. Another big early season game for UNW was playing Snelling Avenue neighbor, Bethel University. Whenever Northwestern plays Bethel in any sport it is a big game. The game took place on campus in the Ericksen Center, and Northwestern came out victorious by a score of 55-48.

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Men’s basketball season ends with loss in title game

The University of Northwestern – St. Paul men’s basketball team saw their season come to an end with a loss at Bethany Lutheran College in the UMAC Championship game. With the loss, the Eagles ended their season with a 14-13 overall record and an 11-5 record in conference play. While the team struggled in early games, they fought through losing all five 2016-2017 starters to come back and challenge Bethany Lutheran for the UMAC title. “[We have a] close group of guys with great team chemistry,” explained head coach Tim Grosz. “We kept improving as the year went along, starting 2-9 and finishing by losing a hard-fought game in the conference tournament championship after a big win at St. Scholastica in the conference tournament semifinal.”

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UNW softball prepares for Florida training trip

The eagles softball team will play several games in Florida which will help prepare them for conference games later in the season (photo courtesy of unweagles.com).

This season, the University of Northwestern – St. Paul women’s softball team looks forward to a promising season both on and off the field.

According to the pre-season polls, the Northwestern softball team is expected to rank third in their conference. The team kicked off their season with a game in the Dundas Dome on Feb. 23. Their next two games will be in the Rochester Dome before they head to Florida to begin their spring training games.

The thing that makes this team remarkable is their behind-the-scenes support for each other and commitment to maintaining a loving and Christ-centered community.

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