By Emmanuel Berbari
Women’s Soccer Receives All-Conference Recognition
As the Atlantic 10 Women’s Soccer Championship progressed, the conference unveiled its major awards, and the Fordham Rams were well-represented. Senior defender Brooke Salmon earned First Team All A-10 accolades, while senior midfielder Clara Gastaldi and junior midfielder Margaret Roughley received All-Academic team spots. The tandem of Gastaldi and Roughley was only the second in program history to make the All-Academic team in the same season. Salmon is no stranger to All-Conference teams, as she has been on the Second Team for her sophomore and junior year efforts. This was her first appearance on the First Team. Salmon started all 19 games for Fordham this season and broke program career records for games played (80) and games started (78). She also helped facilitate a backline that tied a school record for goals against average (0.82). Gastaldi (4.0 GPA) and Roughley (3.84 GPA) were shoo-ins for the Academic Team, both excelling in the classroom in addition to their performance on the pitch.
Football Senior Day
Coach Conlin’s squad did not have a Senior Day to remember, falling 41-0 to conference-best Colgate, but several stellar home careers came to a close. Senior captains Dylan Mabin and Isaiah Searight took Jack Coffey Field for the final time, while wideouts Austin Longi, Corey Caddle, Jonathan Lumley, Jalen Ollie and Jordan Allen and defensive backs Antonio Jackson, Noah Fitzgerald, Lawrence Menyah, Bryce Petty and James Biggs-Frazier all did the same. Center Dominic Lombard also played his final game in the home maroon and white. While the performance wasn’t Fordham’s most memorable, it said goodbye to a core that has fueled growth within the Football program and paved way for a new era.