Both Reinhardt lacrosse teams are moving up in the national rankings after stringing together three-game winning streaks.

On the men’s side, the two-time defending national champions are back to No. 2 in the coaches’ poll after improving to 3-1 last week.

The Eagles received a pair of first-place votes and are just four points back of No. 1 Madonna.

The Lady Eagles (5-1) have exploded offensively in recent weeks with 20 or more goals in each of the last three games to improve to No. 6 in women’s coaches’ poll.

The bump comes on the heels of a sweep of conference awards for the Lady Eagles.

Erin Benjamin was named the Appalachian Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week after making a pair of saves in a 20-2 win over Missouri Baptist.

Morgan McGhee was named the AAC Offensive Player of the Week after finishing with six goals and three assists to win her third weekly award of the season.

Both teams will be off until Saturday, when the men travel to Saint Ambrose and the women host Tennessee Wesleyan.



Reinhardt track sweeps weekly awards

Reinhardt got a sweep of the first Appalachian Athletic Conference Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Athlete of the Week awards of the season this week after Sam Davis and Arius Gilstrap were recognized by the conference Monday.

Davis won the high jump (1.95 meters), was third in javelin (38.28 meters) and was fourth in the long jump (6.24 meters) at the Adonica Ferguson Classic over the weekend.

Gilstrap won the 400-meter hurdles in 53.98 seconds to post the fastest time in the NAIA this season. He also finished third in the 100-meter dash in 11.01 seconds.




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