BC Sports Recap

Field Hockey Scores as Does Men’s Basketball

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Photo by Dean Barker

Bridgewater men’s basketball huddles up during a 2020 home game against EMU. The Eagles will be joined by two new assistant coaches this upcoming season.

Dean Barker, Staff Writer

Bridgewater, Va. – With the ODAC cancelling all spring seasons and championships, and Governor Ralph Northam giving Virginians an executive order to stay at home until June 10, not much is taking place in the world of Bridgewater College athletics. However, there was a bit of good news for the Eagles this past week.

Eagles field hockey team won the National Academic Team Award from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) for having a roster GPA above 3.0.

In addition, junior forward Kallie Moyer and freshman midfielder Meredyth Rankin were honored as NFHCA Scholars of Distinction for having GPAs above 3.9 during the 2019 season. Both players succeeded in balancing academics and athletics in their first collegiate season; Rankin was a freshman, and Moyer competed for the first time since high school.

On Monday, March 30, Bridgewater men’s basketball team added Turner Ashby High school varsity head coach Bryan Matthews to the coaching staff for the upcoming season. Matthews is the husband of current Eagles women’s basketball head coach Sarah Matthews, and joins Jarrett Hatcher as the second addition to the coaching staff this offseason.

“With the retention of assistants Marcus Anderson, Daniel Noe and Clay Michael and now the addition of both Jarrett Hatcher and Bryan Mathews, I feel great about our staff and its ability to operate at an extremely high level across the board as we build this program,” said head coach Steve Enright about his new staff.

Matthews spent three years in the starting lineup at Elmira College. Following graduation, he spent five years as a collegiate assistant coach, working at Keystone College, Elmira, SUNY-Oswego, and Keuka College, before spending last season at TA.