Spring 2013 Sports Wrap-UpDec 9th, 2013 | By admin | Category: Sports
An extremely young Wolverines squad finished 6–9 in 2013, highlighted by a CAC overtime victory over Marymount, advancing the Wolverines into the CAC Tournament for the first time since 2010. The roster featured just seven seniors and four of the top five leading scorers were in their freshman seasons. Following the season, face-off specialist Michael McQuarrie set Wesley records for face-off percentage and face-offs won and was named Second Team All-CAC. Head coach Bill Gorrow also earned his 200th career victory after a season-opening win over Immaculata.
Wesley showed off its largest and best nucleus of players in program history and finished the 2013 season with a 6–9 record. Seniors Jen Jacobs, Nina Cornog and Alyssa Batty set new Wolverine career records for goals, draw controls and saves, respectively, and head coach Debbie Windett became the school’s all-time leader in victories.
Batty also finished the year ranked in the top 10 nationally in saves and saves per game while being named Second Team All-CAC. Jacobs and fellow senior Jorden Lutz also earned All-Conference recognition, giving the Wolverines the most All-CAC selections in team history.
Senior Robert Ehrhardt was named a GCAA All-American for the first time and led the Wolverines to a second place finish at the 2013 CAC Tournament. Ehrhardt had one of the best individual seasons in Wesley history, recording a 74.9 stroke average and being named First Team All-CAC for the fourth straight year. Ehrhardt also earned medalist honors at the Glenn Heath Shipbuilders Memorial after carding a CAC-record 140 (-2) over 36 holes, while shooting a second-round 67 (-4), the second best single round in CAC history. Ehrhardt also shot a second round 67 the weekend prior at the Hershey Cup, his second of three rounds on the year where he finished par or better. Freshman Mason Mendoza was also named CAC Rookie of the Year and First Team All-CAC, while Clayton Bunting received First Team accolades. Wesley also provided more history as Madison Leone became the first female in school and CAC history to participate in a men’s sports championship.
First-year head coach Stephen Kimes led the Wolverines to a fourth place finish at the CAC Outdoor Championships, more than doubling the points by Frostburg in the process. With several injuries on the squad, Wesley still saw 18 school records broken in the winter and spring seasons combined. Senior Twila McCrea was named Second Team All-CAC in the 400-meter dash. She also was named All-Conference in the 4x100-meter relay, along with sophomore Stevi Carpenter and freshmen Taylor Lynch and Kerri Pagels. Following the year, senior Tristin Burris was named a Capital One Academic All-American, CAC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year and the CAC nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year.
With trips to the NCAA National Championships in both indoor and outdoor track, junior Matt Bundy highlighted the season for first-year head coach Stephen Kimes. Bundy won the 60-meter hurdles at the CAC Championship in the winter to qualify for Nationals before running the second-fastest time in NCAA Division III in the 110-meter hurdles while also winning his second straight ECAC Championship in the event. Freshman Robert Wiggs was also an All-CAC performer in both the long and triple jump as 13 school records were broken on the year.
Graduation took its toll on the 2013 Wesley College baseball team, but the Wolverines still managed to record a 21–19 record with a trip to the CAC Semifinals. Opening the year with an 8–2 record, Wesley won three of its five CAC series and turned an NCAA All-Divisions record seven double plays in a 10-inning game against Mary Washington in the second round of the CAC Tournament. Following the year, freshman Trevor Mears was named the CAC Rookie of the Year while senior battery mates Jordan Lozzi and Corey Jefferson earned First and Second Team honors, respectively.
Seven freshmen started regularly for the 2013 Wesley College softball team, which finished 12–23 and earned its first trip to the CAC Playoffs since 2011. In addition to earning All-CAC honors, first-year outfielder Steph Caracozza had one of the best years in Wolverines single-season history with a .412 batting average and 47 base hits. Fellow freshmen Sarah Saunders, Kayla Fromal and Allison Kraky also littered their names all over the school’s single-season record book, which is definitely a great sign for the future of Wesley softball. Junior infielder Ashly Bendorovich also had a career year, leading the squad with three home runs and 26 RBIs in addition to earning CAC Player of the Week honors.