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The Seawanhaka Sports Run Down is a weekly roundup of five stories that examine developments in sports news at the local, state, national, and international levels.
By: MADISON MCCARTHY / SPORTS CO-EDITOR
MLB End-of-Season Awards
With the 2022 World Series Champions crowned and the stadiums closed, MLB has released its yearly player awards. The league’s major awards include Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, the Cy Young Award, and Most Valuable Player.
In the National League, Atlanta Braves center fielder Michael Harris II was named Rookie of the Year, while the American League ROY was earned by Seattle’s Julio Rodriguez. Manager of the Year was taken home by Mets manager Buck Showalter in the NL and Cleveland’s Terry Francona in the AL.
Justin Verlander took home the coveted Cy Young award for the third time in his career. The 39-year-old finished his fifth season with the Houston Astros taking home two of the biggest honors in baseball, the Cy Young and a World Series ring. The Marlins’ Sandy Alcantara took home the award for the NL, making this the first time since 1968 that both Cy Young winners were each unanimous choices. Lastly, Paul Goldschmidt took home the National League MVP award for the Cardinals, beating out his teammate Nolan Arenado. In the American League, Aaron Judge capped off his historic season with the AL MVP award.
LIU Swimming Sweeps Saint Francis Brooklyn
LIU Women’s and Men’s Swimming took home wins over the weekend in the annual Battle of Brooklyn against neighboring Saint Francis College. The Women held off the Terriers 185-130, and the men were victorious 184-131. In the two-day event, the sharks took home 12 1st-place finishes for both the men's and women's teams. Junior Venna Andersen took home first in three events, the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, and 100 breaststroke, and second in the 200 individual medley. Junior Benny Karlsson led the Men's team with first-place finishes in the 100 and 200 backstroke and second place in the 200 butterfly.
Both teams take on Midseason Championships next, with the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships on December 2nd.
Giants Down Another Wide Receiver
The New York Giants lost another wide receiver this past weekend. Rookie Wan’dale Robinson tore his ACL during Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions. Before the season-ending injury, Robinson was just starting to find his footing in the NFL.
This is not the first loss of the season for the Giants, as Sterling Shepard went on IR earlier in the year with a knee injury and the team traded first-round pick Kadarius Toney. However, Robinson’s departure for the year has some fans questioning if the team will opt to bring in Odell Beckham for the back end of the season. According to writers for NFL.com, the Cowboys and the Giants are at the top of Beckham’s list after recovering from a total knee reconstruction.
LIU Women’s Volleyball Season Finale
LIU Women’s volleyball finalized their 2022 season on November 18th at the NEC Conference Semifinals. The sharks lost a hard-fought game to Sacred Heart with a score of 3-2. The sharks were led by Karolina Nova with 19 kills, Barbora Hošková with 17 kills, and freshman Amaris Smith with 11. The sharks didn't go down without a fight, lasting five sets, with the last ending in 15-10.
The team accumulated 14 wins this year and has several individual players win All-Conference awards. Grad student Anastasia Scott took home the NEC’s Defensive Player of the Year for the year time in a row, and Amaris Smith was named the 2022 NEC Rookie of the Year.
USA makes 2022 World Cup Debut Against Wales
Team USA made their 2022 World Cup debut against Wales on Monday, November 21. Both teams fought hard to tie the game 1-1. Timothy Weah scored the first and only goal for the Americans around the 36th-minute mark, just before halftime. Just when Team USA thought they had won their first World Cup match, Walker Zimmerman handed Wales’ Gareth Bale a foul. Bale secured Wales’ first goal from the penalty spot late in the second half of the game. The United States finished the match with four yellow cards, the team’s most since playing Germany in 2002. The US will play England next on Friday, November 25, followed by a match against Iran.