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An intense last week for our boys.

Park University is celebrating the Heart of America Athletic Conference title for the first time (in which they landed in 2021) after last Saturday’s victory against GrandView in the grand final. Congratulations to Alessandro Tolin, Michele Bascapè and coach Luciano Bucci, the latter named Coach of the Year. With this victory, the Pirates earned access to the National Championship (April 11-15 in DesMoines, Iowa) which puts the 2023 NAIA National Title up for grabs.

A more bitter end to the season certainly that of David Barcan with Life University who loses to St. Andrews after a hard-fought and balanced match for the race in the AAC Tournament and Daniel Cogo with Midway University: the Eagles lose the quarterfinals of the Mid-South Conference against Thomas More 3-0. While there is disappointment with the team trials, Daniel and David can console themselves with individual awards: the former was nominated in the Mid-South AcademicAll-Conference, an award for the best performing student-athletes, and in the Second Team All Conference; the second, on the other hand, in his first season overseas, was included in the Second Team of the Appalachian Athletic Conference.

What can I say, keep up the good work guys, we’re proud of your journey on and off the pitch!