Da Scoop: Georgetown Sports Summary

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February 15, 2001

Women’s Golf

McDonough Arena can add another name to its list of varsity sports. With the hiring of Leland Beckel, Georgetown has officially started its first women’s golf program. Beckel, a former professional golfer and graduate of the University of Virginia, has been named head coach of the start-up women’s sport.

In August, surveys regarding the creation of a new varsity sport were given to incoming female first-year students. According to the surveys, the top three most requested team sports were golf, softball and skiing, respectively. Golf and softball were then selected as the sports to be implemented in the coming years.

Beckel is calling the team “a natural fit for the Hoyas.” The golfer herself may just be a natural fit for the Hoyas as well. Originally from Bethesda, Maryland, Beckel was a member of the 2000 champion Curtis Cup Team. She also earned a #three national ranking in 1999 and is currently ranked 25th. The new coach has also worked on the business side of the golf world as vice-president of DIVOT, Inc.

There will be an informational meeting for those interested in joining the women’s golf team on February 23rd at 3 p.m. in the McDonough Trophy Lobby. Coach Beckel can be reached at (301) 318-5570 for more information.

Men’s Lacrosse

In a testament to the strength of coach Dave Urick’s program, four former Hoyas have been selected in the first ever Major League Lacrosse draft.

Greg McCavera (‘99), Georgetown’s all-time leading scorer, was selected in the third round by Baltimore. Scott Urick (‘00) was taken by New Jersey in the fourth round while, Andy Flick (‘00) was taken in the sixth round by Connecticut. Dan Martin (‘97) was the last Hoya picked, when he was taken by Baltimore in the eighth round.

Swimming & Diving

At the Rutgers Invitational over the weekend, sophomore Bryan Evangelista set a new school record in the 100-meter butterfly with his time of 51.72 seconds.

Nine other Hoyas qualified for the Big East Championships, as well, including two freshmen: Kathryn Harrison and Juliana Bonilla.


Georgetown lost its first two games of the season over the weekend at William and Mary. On Saturday, Jason Boice scored the only run in a 7-1 losing effort. The Hoyas had four runs on Sunda, but still fell to the Tribe, 12-4. Randy Erwin and Eric Sutton picked up the respective losses. The baseball team will head to Duke this weekend for back-to-back games.

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