The Georgetown baseball team was picked to finish last in the 12-team field in the Big East’s preseason coaches’ poll in late December. Notre Dame took top honors with nine first-place votes.

Going into his senior season on the Hilltop, first baseman/designated hitter Ryan Craft was one of 15 players named to the preseason all-Big East team. Last year Craft earned a spot on the all-conference team with a .335 batting average, 48 RBIs and 13 home runs. He placed in the top-five in the Big East in seven offensive categories.

Women’s Basketball

Two players from the Hoya women’s basketball team earned distinctions from the Big East over the holiday break just before conference play began. Freshman center Katrina Wheeler was named freshman of the week for her performance in two Georgetown wins. She had 12 points and nine rebounds in a 69-56 win over Clemson as well as a 17-point, 12-board showing in Georgetown’s 71-62 win at Florida Atlantic.

Sophomore forward Kieraah Marlow earned a place on the Big East Honor Roll that same week, her second nomination of the season. After missing three games, Marlow picked up 20 points at Florida Atlantic and 23 against Clemson.

Men’s Lacrosse

The Georgetown men’s lacrosse team announced a 10-player recruiting class on Jan. 10. The class of 2010 includes two attackers, four midfielders, three defenders and a goalie.

“I am very excited about the quality of this year’s class,” Lacrosse Head Coach Dave Urick said in a press release. “We were able to address several needs with this group and I think they’re going to give us some strength at every position.”

Georgetown is ranked No. 6 in Face-Off Yearbook’s preseason poll and No. 8 in Lacrosse Magazine’s preseason poll. Johns Hopkins and Duke swapped the top two spots in the two publications, as the Blue Jays came out on top in Face-Off Yearbook while the Blue Devils took No. 1 in Lacrosse Magazine.

Face-Off Yearbook also chose two Hoyas for its preseason all-American nominations. Junior defender Reyn Garrett placed on the second team while senior midfielder Pete Cannon, who led Georgetown in scoring last season with 31 points, took honorable mention. The two serve as team captains this year.

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