Hendrix field hockey coach steps down

After six years, Ellie Karvoski has stepped down as the head coach of the Hendrix College field hockey program. Karvoski, who started the Warrior program in 2006, will take a job in the private sector.

During her tenure, her teams won 29 games, including a program-best 10 victories in 2011, tying for second place in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference. Karvoski won SCAC Coach of the Year honors in 2008 and 2011.

Karvoski coached nine all-conference players and four all-region selections. She also coached the 2009 SCAC Defensive Player of the Year and the 2011 Newcomer of the Year.

“I have had such an amazing experience at Hendrix working with so many wonderful people who have supported me in this journey of starting a field hockey program in Arkansas,” said Karvoski. “These past six years have enabled me to value what a special place Hendrix really is.”

“In just a few short years, she has been able to build a competitive program and has laid the groundwork for its continued success,” said Amy Weaver, Hendrix athletic director. “We are sorry to see Ellie go as she is a great coach and a valuable member of our athletic department.”

Mayflower downs Hornets in baseball

BEE BRANCH — The Mayflower Eagles romped past South Side of Bee Branch, 11-1, Wednesday to go to 5-0 on the season.

Senior Derek Vickers hit a grand slam in the second inning and hurled a three-hitter, striking out seven with no walks. 

The Eagles scored three in the first two-run single from Justin Sewell and a sacrifice fly from Tyler Herrin. Vicker’s grand slam and an RBI by Ty Fowler led to five more runs in the second. The Eagles added three more in the sixth on RBIs by Vickers and Trey Bradley. Ryan Koonce also provided offense for the Eagles. 

In JV action, the Eagles defeated the Hornets, 4-1,  as Austin Grundy had two hits and Tyler Godwin and Bryan Brown both had RBI singles. 

First 2 women
commit in lacrosse

Hendrix College women’s lacrosse coach Peri West has the program’s first two commitments in Kate Davis and Meghan Ayers, both of Allen, Texas.

Davis is a 5-foot-5 midfielder who served as team captain at Allen High School for three seasons. She was a district all-star during her sophomore and junior years, as well as the team MVP.

Ayers is a 5-8 defenseman who earned all-district honors twice and was the Defensive Player of the Year as a junior. She is a four-year varsity starter and all-time career leader in ground balls and caused turnovers.

West’s Warriors will begin intercollegiate play in the spring of 2014.