It was a year filled with firsts for Holy Names University in sports from baseball to golf. In 2017-18, the Hawks participated in a second year of active membership with NCAA Division II. Read on for highlights from our student-athletes’ accomplishments.
- Aiden McIntyre ’18 scored a major post-graduation homerun today (June 6), becoming the first Hawk to be drafted by Major League Baseball. With 105 strikeouts in 2018, McIntyre led the PacWest in the category during the regular season. He finished his career with the Hawks with 155 strikeouts — the most in HNU Baseball history.
- In September, history was made for HNU Women’s Golf as Jamie Lopez became the first individual winner of a tournament in program history as she finished atop the leaderboard at the RMAC Preview at 5-over-par 147. Also, Women’s Golf placed fourth overall at the PacWest Championships with a team score of 947, which was the best team score in PacWest Championship history for the Hawks. A three-round total score of 229 by Lopez was the lowest individual score in program history at a PacWest postseason event, as she was on the All-Tournament Team.
- In men’s golf, Zack Sims was the individual champion of the Bay Area Invitational in February at 6-over-par 222. Also, the Hawks became the first athletic team at HNU to advance to an NCAA Championship Event. HNU placed second at the PacWest Championships, then by placing third at the NCAA South Central/West Regional, advanced to the NCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championships.
- HNU hosted the 2017 PacWest Cross Country Championships in October, which was the first conference postseason event hosted by the University since joining the PacWest.
- HNU Men’s and Women’s Track & Field participated in their first seasons in 2018.
- With 105 strikeouts in 2018, Aiden McIntyre led the PacWest in the category during the regular season in baseball. McIntyre finished his career with the Hawks with 155 strikeouts — the most in HNU Baseball history.