It won’t take the Aurora University softball team long to get a handle on how they fare against the nation’s best teams this season. As a program, McKenzie’s Spartans are very familiar with competing against the top teams in the region and nation.
The Aurora University baseball team has been all business this spring in preparing for the 2012 season. The success of the past two seasons has led to even higher expectations for the veteran group of players.
The Spartans were far from first-year patsies in their inaugural year of men’s lacrosse, posting an 11-6 overall record and going 6-2 in the league play to finish third in the MLC standings. The taste of success and missed opportunity left the young squad wanting more.
It looks like an exciting spring athletic season at Aurora University, with both the AU baseball and softball teams being picked in preseason coaches’ polls to finish near the top of the Northern Athletic Conference.
With only two weeks remaining before the NAC tournament, the Spartans have improved to 11-10 in the regular season.