Recapping the seasons of OU spring sports


The Oakland University men’s baseball team finished out their 2014 spring season May 22 in the Horizon League tournament after suffering a 2-0 loss to Valporaiso in an elimination game. The team lost to fourth seeded Milwaukee the day before to set up the elimination game with Valpo.

OU finished with an overall record of 12-33 and a conference record of 7-17 in their first Horizon League season. Robby Enslen, a junior outfielder for the team was named to the 2014 Horizon League All-Tournament team after going 6-8 in OU’s two games.

The Grizzlies will return in 2015 looking to build off some late season success, going 4-2 over their final six games of regular season play.


The OU women’s softball team finished its inaugural Horizon League season last month with an overall record of 16-23 and a conference record of 5-9. Their final home series came against UIC, which took two out of the three games from the Grizzlies.

Erika Polidori was honored as a First Team All-Horizon League athlete, finishing the season with a .333 batting average, 41 hits, five home runs. She committed only one error the entire season as the team’s catcher. Coach Connie Miner called Polidori “an amazing young lady” and said the senior will be missed. 

Kaley Waalkes was also named to the All-Freshman team. The freshman pitcher finished with a 3.22 ERA with an 8-5 record and 48 strikeouts.

Track and Field

The Grizzlies men and women’s track and field teams finished out the 2014 spring outdoor season last month at the Horizon League Championship, with the men finishing sixth overall and the women taking seventh.

Chris Scott and Serena San Cartier both earned individual championships in the men’s 800 and the women’s 100 hurdles, respectively. OU also competed in the Toledo Invitational shortly after the Horizon League Championship, with Geoffrey Williston posting a 1:54.20 in the 800 and Buddy Becker throwing 141’ 3” in the discus.

Serena San Cartier went on to set a new Oakland record in the 100 meter hurdles at the Louisville Twilight Classic later in May with a time of 13.91 seconds. The track and field team will look to carry over their improvement with the fall cross-country season just around the corner.


The Oakland University men’s soccer team concluded the spring season last month, with the team featuring matches against 2013 national champion Notre Dame and Michigan State. The Grizzlies finished with mostly ties, with the only other outcome being a 2-1 loss to Notre Dame.

The bigger news came in the form of an announcement from the university that student-athletes will be enjoying a new $4.9 million practice facility.

The facility will replace the current 29,000-square-foot facility with a new 108,000-square-foot facility that will be able to house multiple teams at once. This facility is in addition to the new track and field and tennis facility being completed on the upper fields. The two projects are scheduled to be completed by the fall semester.