Batter Up

Max Ortega ’21

Fired up! Max Ortega ’21 at the 2019 Ivy League Playoff Series.

The Ivy League / Sideline Photos

Lions softball had its strongest season in the program’s 20-year history, finishing with a 24–21 record after going 15–6 in Ivy League play. Their effort earned them their first trip to the Ivy League postseason, though they lost in the first round to Harvard. Coach Jennifer Teague garnered Ivy League Coach of the Year honors — her first in her five seasons leading the team. “This has been such an amazing year in so many different ways, but the things I’m going to remember most about Team 20 are their energy and spirit,” Teague said. “They loved each other and were great teammates to each other.” Max Oretega ’21, Maria Pagane ’21, Sommer Grzybek ’20 and Alexa Pinarski ’22 all were named to the All-Ivy first team, while Madison Canby ’20 earned a spot on the second team.

Lions baseball, meanwhile, fell to Harvard in the Ivy League Playoff Series, finishing its year at 19–23 and just missing a bid to the NCAA tournament. Joe Engel ’19 earned a spot on the All-Ivy first team, while Chandler Bengtson ’19, Julian Bury ’20, Liam McGill ’20 and Josh Simpson ’19 landed on the second team.