Baseball Club Hosts First Ever Home Game

You have to hand it to club captain Jacob Anders.  Close to two years ago he walked into the Campus Recreation Services office with a dream.  He played high school baseball and wanted a chance to do this in college so he would tackle this huge task to create a club from scratch.  Not only that but he had no field to play baseball either.  Undaunted he made small gains here and there and finally this year a club team materialized.  The fun was only beginning.  There were now associations to join, uniforms to buy, fields to rent, paperwork, and more.  He came this far, why stop now?

Come cheer on our new club team as they take on Wofford University this weekend out in Summerville.  A story this good needs a happy ending and that is where you come in.  Get your carpool together and head on out for a true American game.  Hope to see you there!

Field location: 184 W. Boundary Street, Summerville, SC  29485
Game times: Saturday, doubleheader starting at 11 a.m. and Sunday, one game at 11 a.m.

Men’s Lacrosse Club Releases Spring Schedule

The men’s lacrosse club spring season is about to begin and the team is ready with a great line-up of games.  Whether you are new to lacrosse or not, the boys will love having you attend any of their games.  What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon in Charleston!

February 3 @ 2pm: College of Charleston vs. UNF (home)*
February 4 @ 12pm: College of Charleston vs. Davidson (home)
February 10 @ 3pm: College of Charleston vs. Wake Forest (home)
February 17 @ 4pm: College of Charleston vs. ECU (home)
February 24 @ 2pm: College of Charleston vs. Georgia Southern (home)*
March 3 @ 2pm: College of Charleston vs. Kennesaw State (away)
March 23 @ 7pm: College of Charleston vs. FAU (away)*
March 24 @ 2pm: College of Charleston vs. FGCU (away)*
April 1 @ 11am: College of Charleston vs. App State (home)
April 7 @ 2pm: College of Charleston vs. Columbus State (home)*
April 8 @ 1pm: College of Charleston vs. Citadel (away-football stadium)
April 14 @ 2pm: College of Charleston vs. Coastal Carolina (home)*

Home games are played at CUSABO Nation, 2045 Austin Avenue, Charleston.


Yes it happens, and when it does, oh is it so sweet!  The CRS & Friends team did the unthinkable when they upended The Alley Cats unprecedented run for a fourth consecutive championship in the faculty and staff bowling league.

What makes this all the more surprising is the CRS team is what some may call a cellar dweller.  While everyone loves a “from last place to first place” storyline, this team is surely deserving but also humble in victory.


Women’s Lacrosse Boasts 6 Academic All-American Players

The College of Charleston women’s lacrosse club placed 6 members on the prestigious roll of Academic All Americans in the Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates Division 2.  Complete listing of the WCLA 2017 Division II All Academic award winners.

The College is one of 16 teams of the 146 teams that compete in the WCLA D2 to receive this distinction.  Of the roughly 3000 players that comprise the D2 only 46 garnered the award.

Qualifications include a student GPA of at least 3.70 and a significant level of participation, which is generally accepted as a majority attendance at games and practices.

College of Charleston team members receiving the award were:
Nicole Hill, senior
Abby Rhodes, senior and team captain
Madison Crow, sophomore
Courtney Walsh, freshman
Reilly Walker, freshman
Isabelle Natale, freshman

Faculty and Staff Softball Final

The Wild Cougars upset the Cougar Sharks, 6-2 in Monday’s championship game.  A team of free agents representing many different departments strung together an improbable run to the title ousting the 3-time defending champion from the Athletics Department.

This humble group deserves the chance to have the spotlight shine on them, so let’s list them here: Katie McCampbell, Bryan Granger, Kaylee Lass, Wood Marchant, Brendan Laubner, Daron Calhoun, Brandon Lewter, Jeri Cabot, Bill Olejniczak, Freddie Lipata, Tim Callahan, and Josh Bloodworth.  Though there is no official MVP award for this league, the team bestowed the honor on Tim Callahan.

Well done gang!


CofC Running Club — Bridge Run Results

Congratulations go out to the members of the running club who took on the challenge to compete in this 40th running of the Cooper River Bridge Run 10k race.

Bridge Run Participants
Running club members pictured left to right are: Rachel Housel, Megan Shea, Sofia Troya, and Melissa Cote.


Club president Jake Peters led the way with a very respectable time of 43:44.  According to Jake this did register as his second best time on the course.  Times for the others were:
Megan Shea 47:42
Bailey Horn 49:52
Catie Keegan 49:57
Joshua Roller 52:30
Paige Durham 54:53
Rachel Housel 55:41
Bailey Davidson 57:59
Melissa Cote 59:49
Sofia Troya 1:09:05

Exercise — It Does A Body Good

Of late a number of highly regarded studies were published showing strong correlations with exercise and longevity or disease prevention.  One of the real nuggets of information gleaned from these papers is that a short bout of exercise leads to very big positive outcomes in terms of a longevity and steering clear of the diseases related to inactivity that face our society.  Here are three suggested papers and all are easy reading.
“Weekend warrior and other leisure time physical activity patterns characterized by 1 or 2 sessions per week may be sufficient to reduce all-cause, CVD, and cancer mortality risks regardless of adherence to prevailing physical activity guidelines.”
“One moderate exercise session has a cellular response that may help suppress inflammation in the body.”
“Global survey reveals how little fitness the average person will undertake in a lifetime, and opportunities to make positive changes. ”

For its part, Campus Recreation Services is underway with a fitness program aimed at getting persons to complete the longstanding 10K race over one of our famous landmarks, the Ravenel Bridge.  Our Bridge Run Training Program is open to persons of all fitness levels and we are especially interested in working with first-time runners or walkers.

For more information on the Bridge Run Training Program, visit our site:

“What have you to lose?”