Sports in brief

Graduated Gaels sign overseas

Four former Gaels saw their careers blossom after graduating from Queen’s last spring.

Decorated women’s basketball alum Brittany Moore signed a professional contract with TSV Quackenbruek Dragons in the 2. Bundesliga, the German second division.

Moore captained the Gaels from 2009-2011, was a four-time team MVP and four-time OUA-East All-Star. Her 1,652 career points total leads all women’s players at Queen’s, and is second all-time in the OUA.

Joining Moore in Europe are three former members of the OUA champion men’s volleyball team.

Four-time All-Canadian outside hitter Joren Zeeman signed with Prins VCV club in the Dutch A-division.

Three-time OUA All-Star middle hitter Michael Amoroso is set to join Örelljunga VK of the Swedish Elitserien. Libero Nikolas Rukavina signed with Habo Wolley club, also in the Elitserien.

Baseball rebuild continues

The baseball team is looking to bounce back after a winless season in 2011.

They suffered a 25-5 loss in their season opener last Wednesday at Megaffin Park. The Brock Badgers scored 10 runs in the fifth inning, opening up an insurmountable lead.

The Gaels baseball program is still recovering from two incidents that left them with 11 suspended players. Queen’s Athletics imposed sanctions forcing the team to compete in the OUA with only six returning players in 2011. This year, the amount of returning players did not increase.

While the rebuilding team is still on probation from the two alcohol-related incidents, the addition of newly appointed head coach Jeff Skelhorne-Gross could help turn things around.

The baseball team plays two doubleheaders this weekend in Milton, Ontario. They’ll face the Laurier Golden Hawks and Western Mustangs on Saturday; on Sunday they’ll face the Guelph Gryphons and Waterloo Warriors.

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