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Spring Sports Wrap-Up

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Women’s Basketball

Marymount opened a new era in women’s basketball this year, with a 13-10 overall record and an 11-5 mark in CAC action under first-year head coach Ashlee Courter. The Saints finished second in the CAC regular season and closed out their campaign in the semifinals of the conference tournament.

A pair of seniors ended their fouryear careers at Marymount in impressive fashion. Maame Amponsah became the fifth Saints player to earn CAC Player of the Year honors after leading the league and NCAA Division III in rebounding while averaging a double-double on the year. Maame also garnered numerous accolades, including All- CAC, All-Region, All-State, and Academic All-District recognition. Joining her was Amanda Billy with a record-setting season from behind the arc. Amanda tied the program record for points in a game while breaking the single-game and career marks for three-pointers made. For her efforts, she was named Second Team All-CAC and Academic All- District.

Men’s Basketball

Marymount went 6-19 overall and 4-12 in the CAC during head coach Chris Rogers’ second season at the helm. The Saints swept Stevenson on the year in league action, including a 95-88 win in the season finale as they scored the most points in regulation since 2005.

Freshman Reed Scott had an outstanding rookie campaign for the Saints, leading MU in scoring and rebounding and finishing seventh in the CAC in rebounding. He recorded three double-doubles and scored in double-figures in all but three games. Also impressive was newcomer junior John Magnani, who closed out the season on a tear, posting a pair of double-doubles in the final four games and finishing fourth in the CAC in blocks.

Swimming

Marymount had a solid performance at the CAC Championships, finishing fourth on the women’s side and fifth on the men’s side. Six Saints earned a combined 16 All-CAC honors.

For the men, freshman Michael Yelmgren placed in the 100 Backstroke and the 200 Backstroke, while senior Brian Tinsman finished second in the 200 Freestyle. On the year, Michael broke school records in both backstroke events.

On the women’s side, junior Anna Macedonia became the second Saint in program history to earn CAC Player of the Year honors, winning the 50 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke, and 200 Backstroke and placing in the 200 Free Relay and 400 Free Relay at the CAC Championships. Anna also qualified for the NCAA Championships, earning Honorable Mention All-America honors by finishing 10th in the 100 Backstroke. In addition, she placed 18th in the 200 Backstroke and 40th in the 50 Freestyle. Joining Anna in CAC recognition were freshman Katie Moran, junior Meghan Morch, and sophomore Kim Rizzo. Katie placed in the 50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 200 Free Relay, and 400 Free Relay, while Meghan and Kim both placed as part of the 200 Free Relay and 400 Free Relay teams.

Golf

In just the fourth season of golf as a CAC-sponsored sport, MU continues to make a mark on the league and post competitive individual scores. Sophomore Peter Johns became the third Saint to earn All-CAC honors and the only player to do it twice in a career. He finished tied for sixth at the CAC Championships to garner second team accolades, ending the year with the ninth-best stroke average in the conference. Also ranked for Marymount, fellow sophomore Nick Ryerson claimed the 19th best stroke average in the CAC throughout the season.

Men’s Lacrosse

Marymount went 2-14 on the season and 0-8 in CAC play during a season of close calls and hard-fought losses. The Saints lost six of their games by either one or two goals and 10 by four or fewer.

Senior Chris Wascak led in scoring with team-highs of 28 goals and 11 assists for 39 points. Junior Drew Phillips and senior Jeff Cook added 28 and 27 points respectively, while freshman Connor Kellogg added 22. Drew led Marymount and was tied for third in the CAC with eight manup goals, while Jack Burke added six.

Defensively, seniors Robby Woycik and Jake Farrow led the MU backline with 25 and 21 caused turnovers, respectively. Freshman Vince Lodato led all Saints with 51 ground balls, Robby Woycik added 49, junior goaltender Ross Fernandez collected 43, senior Andrew Gaston had 38, and Jeff Cook chimed in with 33.

Women’s Lacrosse

Marymount went 5-9 on the season and 2-6 in CAC action. The Saints scored nearly 20 goals in each of their wins and achieved 24 and 20 in conference victories over Wesley and Hood, respectively.

Tancy Weatherford became the 19th Saint to garner All-CAC accolades in program history and the seventh under the tenure of current head coach Jamie Reynolds. She led the Saints in scoring with 47 points on 33 goals and 14 assists while collecting 34 draw controls.

Also impressive for the Saints were junior Lindsay Quinn, with a teamhigh 34 goals to go with seven assists, and sophomore Stephanie Flood, who tallied 31 goals and 11 assists for 42 points. Freshman Chelsea Ritter had a breakout season for Marymount, scoring 19 goals and 11 assists for 30 points and hauling in the fifth-most draw controls in the CAC with 50.

Defensively, sophomore Cecilia Pasquale caused 21 turnovers, which ranks her in the top-10 in a season for the Saints. At least 11 Saints hauled in double-digit ground balls, led by Chelsea Ritter with 31.