8/20/2010 Mickey Blymier

Spring Recap


The Diplomats had a fielding percentage of .963 on the diamond, which led the Centennial Conference (CC) and set a school record. F&M finished with a 15-19-1 record. Three members of the team were named to the All-Centennial Conference team. Shortstop Matt Will ’11 was named to the first team for the second year in a row. Bill Murray ’10 earned second-team honors and J.T. Triantos ’12 earned honorable mention.

Golf For the third time in four years, the men’s golf team finished in the top 25 at the NCAA Division III National Championships. The Diplomats ended the 72-hole tournament in 21st place. After the first 18 holes, the team was in second place, paced by a 71 by Jeremy Rubin ’13. Cameron Warner ’12 came up on the short end of the playoff for the individual medal at the CC Championships, but he paced F&M to its second consecutive CC crown. The men won five tournaments and placed second in three.

Meghan Maloney ’13 won the 2010 CC championship by shooting a 166, while teammate Grace Gallagher ’10 placed second with 169. In the closest CC Women’s Golf Championships, McDaniel College edged F&M by one shot to earn the team title with a two-round score of 723. The Diplomats reset the program record for scoring average for the fourth consecutive season with a 389.0 strokes per round, the first sub-400 average in program history.

Lacrosse The women’s lacrosse team made its fourth Final Four appearance in as many years, losing to Hamilton College in the semifinals. The team finished 16-4, bouncing back after absorbing late-season losses at Gettysburg College and The College of New Jersey, but a 15-0 rout of Ursinus College in the Centennial semis and a come-from-behind win over Gettysburg in the CC Championship final gave F&M a fourth league title. Hosting the NCAA regional round, the Diplomats outscored the College at Brockport and University of Mary Washington by a combined score of 32-7. Paulette Cutruzzula ’10, Blake Hargest ’10 and Lidia Sanza ’10 earned All-American honors, and Hargest was named the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Attack of the Year.

A young F&M men’s lacrosse squad continued to make progress. The Diplomats finished one of the nation’s toughest schedules with a record of 5-8, but they were within three goals in six of the eight defeats, including four one-goal losses. Two players were named to the All-CC team as specialists: Faceoff-man Andrew Setian ’12 (first team) and Justin Rayman ’10 (honorable mention).

Rowing The women’s rowing team turned in five top-three performances and won the Seahawk Sprint. Alex Merrick ’10, Kate Emert ’10 and Haley Post ’13 were named All-Conference. The women’s varsity 8 of Jan Heddens ’11 (cox), Brittany George ’11 (stroke), Merrick, Morgan Burgess ’12, Caitlin Knierim ’11, Emert, Katie Winfree ’12, Post and Allison Ercolano ’12 finished sixth in the final with a time of 7:30.3 at the Mid-Atlantic Rowing (MARC) Championships.

Daniel Falciani ’10, Will Riegel ’11 and David Kaess ’13 were named All-Conference after the MARC Championships. The men’s varsity8 of Felipe Barron ’13 (cox), Kaess (stroke), Greg Hershman ’12, Pat Maloney ‘11, Marc Nelissen ’13, Falciani, Jake Seidenberg ’13, Riegel and Ho-Hong Lau ’11 took third at the championships.

Softball The softball team finished the 2010 campaign with a 10-18 record. The Diplomats were first in the conference with a .449 slugging percentage. F&M had a .371 on-base percentage and a team batting average of .302, ranking second in the conference. Danielle Murphy ’13 was named to CC second team after leading F&M in runs, hits, triples and home runs.

Tennis The men’s tennis team finished the 2010 season with a 10-8 record and made the conference tournament as the third seed. After posting a singles record of 10-3, Ross Silverberg ’13 was named to the CC singles second team.

The women’s squad turned in a 6-10 record in 2010. Julia Fiala ’13 finished with a 4-0 mark and Katie Ertel ’13 turned in an 11-7 season, ranking fifth in number-five singles in the conference.

Track & Field For the second time in three seasons Kwaku Anno ’10 was crowned champion in the long jump. Nils Michaelis ’13 and Mike Dohrmann ’12 took the top two spots in the finals of the 400-meter hurdles. The pair finished second and third, respectively, in 110-meter hurdles, with Michaelis earning a bid to the NCAA Championships. The 4x100 relay team, comprising Dohrmann, Anno, Michaelis, and Tim Tillman ’12, finished second.

Caitlin Regan ’12, Henley Siegrist ’12, Sheena Crawley ’13 and Megan Hunter ’10 finished first in the 4x400 relay with a time of 4:01.41 at CC Championships, breaking the previous CC record. The 4x100 relay team of Siegrist, Ariel Lefkovits ’13, Kristen Marinaccio ’13 and Hunter broke the school record and placed fourth. Crawley won the 800-meter run in 2:12.60 and broke the school record and landed an NCAA provisional mark. She placed eighth in the finals at the National Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championships, earning All-American honors.
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