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Eagle Sports Tips and Tales

From record breakers to win-loss tallies, Eagle athletes stay on the move. Whatever their goals, or obstacles, keep tabs on the tallies with The Eastern Echo’s Eagle Tips and Tales.

2023 E-Club Hall of Famers honored at Hall of Fame ceremony

It’s time to make more room for five EMU athletics legends as the new 2023 E-Club Hall of Fame class was honored and officially inducted on Friday, Oct. 27, at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony. 

Former men’s track and field hurdler Eric J. Alejandro, women’s basketball Ryan Coleman, football defensive back Charles Gordon, women’s gymnastics Natalie Hashimoto, and women’s volleyball’s Camila Olaio are the five new inductees of this year’s class. 

The 2023 class marked the 47th anniversary of the E-Club Athletic Hall of Fame as they were also recognized at the EMU football game on Saturday against Western Michigan. 

EMU Soccer Head Coach Scott Hall Announces Retirement 

Speaking of legends, 25-year Eastern Michigan University soccer head coach Scott Hall announced his retirement on Friday, Oct. 27. 

Hall held a career record of 210-215-67 as he achieved nine 10+ wins seasons, 15 MAC tournament appearances, one MAC tournament championship, three regular season conference titles, three MAC championship appearances, and was a three-time MAC Coach of the Year. 

Before becoming head coach, Hall was a former member of the EMU men’s soccer team from 1990-94 then became an assistant coach in 1995 for four seasons before taking over as head coach in 1999. 

EMU will now begin a national search for a new head coach. 

EMU Cross Country programs finish up action at MAC Championships 

Running miles isn’t for anybody, but for the EMU cross-country teams, it’s just what they do. 

At the Mid-American Conference championships this past weekend in Bowling Green, Ohio, the women’s program finished in second place with 76 points while the men’s team took fifth place with 139 points. 

Senior Marcus Kemp (Kitchener, Ontario), senior Esme Davies (Lake District, England), and freshman Paige Merchant (London, Ontario) all walked away with All-MAC first-team honors while junior Marta Moreno (Wassenaar, Netherlands) took second-team honors. 

EMU Women’s Soccer finishes 2023 season 

The Eastern Michigan University women’s soccer team officially closed out their 2023 season as they fell to Miami (OH), 3-0, on Thursday, Oct. 26. 

After the loss, the Eagle's all-time series record with the Redhawks now sits at 11-16-2 in favor of Miami (OH). 

The Eagles finished the 2023 season with a 1-12-6 overall record while going 1-8 in MAC play. 

Senior goalkeeper and senior defense Tiffanie Hollingsworth played their final matches for the green and white. 

Junior forward Meagan Lukowski and freshman forward Olivia Sipsock led the team this season in total goals scored with five each.