Natalie Tavana, Seton Hall, Jr., M
The 2023 BIG EAST Preseason Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Poll was unveiled on Thursday and after winning its sixth BIG EAST Championship in the last seven seasons, Georgetown was projected to remain at the top of the conference as the upcoming season is set to begin. Two Hoyas earned preseason major awards as graduate student midfielder Julia Leas was selected as BIG EAST Preseason Defensive Player of the Year and graduate Allie Augur was voted BIG EAST Preseason Goalkeeper of the Year, both by unanimous votes. Rounding out the major award winners was Butler redshirt senior forward Abby Isger who was picked BIG EAST Preseason Offensive Player of the Year. Isger, Leas and Augur all earned major awards following the 2022 season and enter 2023 as the reigning BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and Goalkeeper of the Year. The poll, major awards and Preseason All-BIG EAST Team are decided by a vote of the league’s head coaches who are not permitted to vote for their own teams.
Kyla Gallagher, Providence, Sr., F
Behind the arm of graduate pitcher Brant Alazaus and the bat of graduate shortstop Jack Housinger, Xavier weathered the storm to win a nail-biter at Prasco Park on Saturday night and secure the program’s fourth BIG EAST Baseball Championship title.
On the eve of the 2023 BIG EAST Baseball Championship Presented by JEEP, the conference announced the regular-season awards and all-conference teams.
Congratulations, and welcome back to the big time, Seton Hall.
Six teams. Four days. One goal.
The 2023 BIG EAST Softball major awards and all-conference selections were released Tuesday, ahead of the BIG EAST Softball Championship Presented by Jeep, which begins Wednesday.
There’s a new era of the BIG EAST Softball Championship on the horizon.
In the context of the BIG EAST baseball season, can pressure really make diamonds?
As the BIG EAST enters the heart of league play, the top of the conference has been tightly contested through the first few weekends of play, with first place to fifth place separated at the moment by just two games.
The main focus for all of the Colonial Athletic Association’s baseball teams is to compete to win their league and give themselves the best chances of qualifying for the quickly approaching national postseason.
It’s a big week for the BIG EAST, as the first series of conference play opens this weekend.
Listen closely, and you can hear the scribbles of pens, the tapping on phones and the chats within office pods everywhere.
Try as the rest of the BIG EAST’s women’s basketball programs may, UConn is unshakable.