The 2019-20 campaign started on Saturday, Oct. 5 for the Eastern Michigan University women’s rowing team. The team competed at Head of the Grand, hosted by Michigan State University. The Eagles finished competition at Head of the Grand with two wins over Michigan State and Grand Valley State.
The Eastern Michigan soccer team clinched a spot in the MAC Tournament by defeating Central Michigan on Thursday, Oct. 31. On Halloween, the Eastern Michigan’s women’s soccer team went to Central Michigan and dominated the Chippewas by a score of 3-1.
With the schedules being set for the 2019-20 NCAA men’s basketball season, teams in the MAC West are getting prepared for competition in less than two weeks. The division consists of Eastern Michigan, Ball State, Northern Illinois, Central Michigan, Toledo and Western Michigan.
Six teams in the MAC East are looking to tip-off the 2019-20 season with high levels of competition. The six MAC East teams are Buffalo, Ohio, Bowling Green, Miami (OH), Akron and Kent State. After winning the MAC East, the MAC Tournament along with competing in the NCAA Tournament, Buffalo will look to keep its momentum heading into this upcoming season.
The Women’s Collegiate Gymnastics Association announced the top academic teams from the 2018-19 year and the Eastern Michigan’s gymnastic team landed the 24th spot in the country with a team GPA of 3.5. Four other MAC schools joined EMU on the list in the top 25.
On Tuesday, Oct. 8, the Eastern Michigan women’s golf team won its second consecutive tournament with a score of 942 (316-314-312) after going into the third round of the MAC Fall Preview trailing by three strokes. The Eagles captured the victory at Silver Lake Country Club.
Eastern Michigan women’s soccer player, Lindsey Shira, was named the United Soccer Coaches Player of the Week following wins over Northern Illinois and Western Michigan. Shira, who is in her junior season, scored the game-winning goals in both victories last week, including an 83rd minute score versus the Broncos. The Eagles have now won two consecutive games for the first time this season.
Transfers in college sports has become more common over the past few years. Shortly after the end of last season, the Eastern Michigan men’s basketball program witnessed a slight downfall after several players graduated or transferred. In total, EMU basketball had to replace nine players before the start of the 2019-20 season,with five of the nine players transferring out.
Eastern Michigan’s men’s basketball team has seen many additions to the program in recent years and Boubacar Toure has been one to standout amongst the rest. The Senegal native is a 7’0” center who made his way to EMU in 2018. Before his arrival to Eastern Michigan, Toure played collegiate basketball at Grand Canyon University. He started his career as a redshirt freshman during the 2015-16 season.
The Eastern Michigan University’s women’s basketball team has an updated roster going into the 2019-20 season. The current 14-player roster consists of two freshmen, one transfer and 11 returners. The Eagles picked up freshmen guards, Aaliyah Stanley and Constance Chaplin for the upcoming season.