IRVING, Texas –– The National Football Foundation announced its list of 185 semifinalists for the William V. Campbell Trophy.
Among the 49 candidates representing NCAA Division III are Thiel College senior linebacker Matt Crawford (Greenville High), Michael Lohmeier from Carnegie Mellon and Isaac Withrow from Case Western Reserve.
• Women’s tennis — The Wolverines dropped to 4-1 overall this season as Franciscan handed them a 7-2 non-conference setback at Belleview Courts, Steubenville, Ohio.
Madi Reed earned a 3-set win at 2nd singles and also teamed with Morgan Happe for a win at No. 1 doubles.
• Men’s tennis — The Wolveriness earned their 1st win of the season, an 8-1 triumph at Franciscan in non-conference action at Belleview Courts.
Grove City (1-1) earned 6 straight-set singles victories after going 2-1 in doubles action. Singles winners: Karsten Lagerquist, Ryne Talko, Paul Hodge, Andrew Rodenbeck, Edward Doyle, Adam Schnaragl. Doubles winners: Lagerquist/Talko and Hodge/Doyle.
• Women’s soccer — The Wolverines rolled to a 3-1 non-conference win at Ohio powerhouse Baldwin Wallace (7-3). Midfielders Ruby Mattson and Jess Book both scored for the Wolverines, as did Michaela Burke.
Grove City jumped out to a 1-0 lead when Mattson scored an unassisted goal. Burke doubled the lead with her team-leading 3rd goal of the season. Jacqui Netschert assisted Burke’s goal. Book closed Grove City’s scoring with her 1st collegiate goal, an unassisted score. B-W’s Kaitlin McGuire broke up the shutout by scoring at 72:47.
Baldwin Wallace outshot Grove City, 14-9, but the Wolverines owned a 7-6 edge in shots on goal. BW had 4 corner kicks and Grove City netted 3 corners. Junior goalkeeper Columbia Harkrader stopped five shots to earn the victory.
Grove City (2-4-2) opens PAC play Friday at Thiel College’s Alumni Stadium, Greenville, at 4:30 p.m.
• Women’s volleyball — The Wolverines improved to 10-3 overall by earning a 25-17, 25-20, 25-20 victory over visiting Penn State Behrend in non-conference action at GCC Arena. The Wolverines are now 3-0 at home this season.
Emma Hartshorn paced the Wolverines’ balanced offensive attack by pounding down 13 kills; Faith Keating, the 2-time reigning PAC Rookie of the Week, posted 12 kills, and Elisabeth Sems added 9 kills. Setter Cassidy Kohmann distributed 36 assists and also served a team-high 3 aces. Maria Boris led the defense with a season-high 6 blocks. Hartshorn added 2 blocks and tallied a team-high 18 digs. Keating collected 17 digs while senior Katie McClymonds (Slippery Rock High) contributed 13 digs. Kohmann (11) and Sems (10) also added double-digit digs.
At 10-3, Grove City is off to its best start since the 2007 team won 12 of its first 13 matches. Each of Grove City’s last 5 wins have been sweeps. The Wolverines welcome PAC rival Thiel at 7 p.m. today in GCC Arena.
• Women’s lacrosse – The Tomcats have announced that this year’s Prospect Day will be Saturday, Jan. 18.
Registration and details on the Winter Showcase can be found by visiting the women’s lacrosse page and clicking “WLAX 2020 Prospect Day” link. Questions can be directed to Head Coach Tim Priskey by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone, 724-589-2012.
• Women’s volleyball — The Tomcats lost a PAC match in Pittsburgh to the Chatham Cougars, 25-14, 25-23, 25-16. Courtney Grubbs led Thiel with 22 assists and 11 digs. Taylor Williams tallied 11 digs while Natalie Zucco and Raquel McDonald record 8 and 7 kills, respectively.
• Women’s volleyball — The Titans swept La Roche University in straight-sets in a non-conference road contest, 25-21, 25-17, 25-16. The win extended Westminster’s win streak to 6 and also marked the 9th shutout for the Titans (14-1). The Redhawks dropped to 4-10.
Maya Steward led the Titan offense with 9 kills and added 6 digs on defense.Isabelle Snyder and Becky Adelman added 6 and 5 kills, respectively. Haley Moore set a career-high with 4 kills. Ssamantha Kelly dished out a team-high 13 assists, followed by Moore with 8. Kelly also had 5 digs. Adelman tied a career-high with a match-high three aces. Maya Thornton tied a career-best with a match-best 15 digs. Reilly DeGeorge had 4 kills, 2 aces, and 8 digs.
• Women’s soccer — The Titans remained at No. 9 in this week’s United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III Great Lakes regional rankings. The Titans went 1-1, defeating La Roche University, before falling to the No. 3 regionally ranked College of Wooster.
• Golf — Michael Bell was named the PAC Player of the Week.
Bell averaged 76.3 strokes in 3 rounds. He claimed individual medalist honors at the La Roche Invitational, winning a scorecard playoff with a 7-over 79. The Titans finished 1st in the 9-team field.
Bell posted a 36-hole score of 150 (73-77) at the Penn State Altoona Invitational to tie for 7th. Westminster was 4th at the 6-team event.