The Blazer Times
A Recap from a Great Year!
2019 MARCA Ethnic Minority Careers in Athletics Symposium
Participants gain knowledge from a variety of interactive discussion sessions through various topics. They will also network with peers, coaches and administrative staff.
Baseball earns top seed in the MAC Commonwealth Tournament
Men's golf places fifth in the MAC Commonwealth
Women's golf earns seventh at MAC Championships
Men's lacrosse sets wins record
Women's lacrosse turns in best season in program history
Softball starts season on high-note
Men's tennis fights through spring season
Women's tennis starts spring strong
Lewis wins MAC Championship
Women's track and field builds towards future
Senior Awards Banquet
The Kim Servedio Award is given in honor of a former women's soccer player and honor student Kim Servedio, who passed away tragically in 1998. The award is given to a current male and female student-athlete who best embodies Kimmy's characteristics of sincerity, selflessness and optimism.
The Dean's Award is given to a current male and female student-athlete who has shown an unparalleled commitment to the student body through involvement in extracurricular activities and has demonstrated outstanding service to the Hood College athletic department.
The President's Award is given to a current male and female student-athlete who has distinguished him/herself throughout their Hood College careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletic excellence, service, and leadership.
Pictured above are the Most Outstanding Senior Athletes Rachel Slater and Grayson Zubradt, who repeated their honors after earning the department-wide MVP honors.
Payton Belella, volleyball
Women's Kim Servedio Award
Maddy Collins, softball
Women's Dean's award
Hailey Poisal, field hockey
Women's President's Award
White Blazer Awards
A total of 34 student-athletes took home awards in various departments at Hood's Honors Convocation in April.
Among the awards presented was the White Blazer Award, established by the athletic department. It honors one male and female student-athletes from the senior class in recognition of outstanding academic accomplishments, significant contributions to the community and excellence in intercollegiate athletics. This award is grounded in a rich Hood tradition when a single member of each graduating class from 1921 to 1969 was honored as a White Blazer Girl for outstanding achievements in academics and athletics. This year's recipients are Nate Luscombe, baseball and Hailey Poisal, field hockey.
Alumni Spotlight: Chelsea Young
A 2014 graduate of Hood College, Chelsea is using her experience as a former student-athlete by coaching and doing personal training. Chelsea earned her CrossFit Level 1 certification, and in addition to coaching she competes as an athlete in CrossFit around the world--most recently placing first in Maryland for the CrossFit Open.
For her full-time job, Chelsea is working as a marketing coordinator in Baltimore, but with her wedding approaching she is going to make a transition to North Carolina where she hopes to expand her coaching and MOD Nutrition. In 2018, Chelsea was the winner of the Hood Pitch competition, for her nutritious meal prep pick up and delivery strategy.
Division III Week
Our student-athletes volunteered more than 2,000 hours this year.
The athletic department staff also makes time to volunteer
Upcoming for Athletics
Women's soccer ventures to France
Blazers to add esports
Hood announced this spring that esports will be added as a club sport in fall 2019, joining equestrian as an active club sport within the athletic department.
You heard it here first, Chris Leonard will be formally announced as the program's first head coach later this month.
Esports, also known as electronic sports, is a form of competition using video games. They are commonly multiplayer games involving strategy and skill. The popularity of esports is a phenomenon in the technology industry and sporting platforms such as ESPN are devoting time on their media outlets, including live television.