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Vanderbilt’s squash team, a club sport, won its division and a national title at the 2011 Men’s National Team Championships in February, with a 5–4 victory over MIT. All other teams in their division were varsity squads. The team was led this year by captains Tyler Kopp (left) and Austin Schiff, both juniors.

Vanderbilt’s squash team, a club sport, won its division and a national title at the 2011 Men’s National Team Championships in February, with a 5–4 victory over MIT. All other teams in their division were varsity squads. The team was led this year by captains Tyler Kopp (left) and Austin Schiff, both juniors.

Baseball

Preseason Honors Bode Well for Season

Vanderbilt baseball once again rates high in the national spotlight. Baseball America had the Commodores ranked No. 1 in the nation at press time. Sonny Gray and Jason Esposito were named preseason All-Americans by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Gray, a junior pitcher, was named to the second team. Esposito, a junior third baseman, was named to the third team. In the coaching ranks, associate head coach/pitching coach Derek Johnson was named the ABCA/Baseball America Assistant Coach of the Year for 2010.

Football

Trio Named to SEC All-Freshman Team

Three freshmen were named to the Southeastern Conference Coaches’ All-Freshman team in December: offensive lineman Wesley Johnson, safety Kenny Ladler, and defensive end Walker May. Johnson started all 12 games at left tackle. Ladler accounted for 57 tackles (41 solo), 5.5 tackles for loss, an interception and a forced fumble. May had 29 tackles and 1.5 sacks before suffering a season-ending leg injury against Florida. Two other players, junior defensive back Casey Hayward and junior tight end Brandon Barden, were named to the Associated Press All-SEC second team. Redshirt junior linebacker Chris Marve was named to the SEC Coaches’ All-SEC second team.

Women’s Tennis

Commodores Start in Top 20

After defeating No. 9 Northwestern University to open the 2011 season in January, the Commodores saw their national ranking jump seven places to 19th in the Campbell/ITA tennis poll.

Lacrosse

Strong Season Predicted

The Commodores have been picked to finish second in the American Lacrosse Conference in a vote by ALC coaches. They finished second in the ALC last year and advanced to the NCAA tournament. Lacrosse Magazine has rated Vanderbilt No. 11 in the nation. The team is led by All-American Ally Carey, a junior midfielder who is the returning leader in assists, points, ground balls, draw controls and caused turnovers.

 

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