3/02/2011 Mickey Blymier

Fall Sports Wrap-up


  • John Harrison '12 John Harrison '12

John Harrison ’12 continued his assault on the record books of both F&M and the Centennial Conference (CC). With a season left to play, he already owns 37 single-game, single-season and career records between the College and conference. He added a handful at Washington & Jefferson College in the ECAC Southwest Bowl, the Diplomats’ second postseason appearance in as many years. Harrison completed a school and conference record of 44 passes for 422 yards and five touchdowns (tying his own school record), but F&M came up short, 54-41. The loss wrapped up F&M’s season at 6-5. Eight Diplomats earned All-CC honors. Michael Deutch ’11 was named to the D3Football.com All-South Region Team, while John Kaschak ‘12 and Mark Surma ’11 were named to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District II First Team.


  • Pam Horner '11 Pam Horner '11

The women’s volleyball team went 22-7 (8-2 CC record) and won the CC Championship. It was the fifth title in school history and the first since 2000. F&M advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament for the sev

enth time in school history, where the team lost a thrilling 3-2 match to Randolph-Macon College in the regional round. It was the second year in a row the squad won 20 or more matches. Pam Horner ‘11 and Sydney Seydel ’13 were named to the All-CC First Team, Nicole Morano ’11 earned a Second-Team nod and Candice Tussing ’13 received Honorable Mention.


  • Charlie Welch '11 Charlie Welch '11

The men’s soccer team finished 9-4-3 (5-1-3 CC record) and reached the CC semifinals, where the team fell to Muhlenberg College. The squad posted seven shutouts during the season. Charlie Welch ’11 and Zach Zamek ’11 were named to the NSCAA Mid-Atlantic All-Region team. Welch and Ben Beaver ’14 were named to the All-CC First Team, while Zamek and Giuseppe Bua ’11 earned Second-Team honors.

The women’s soccer team posted four shutouts en route to a 7-8-1 overall record (3-7 CC record). The season signaled a vast improvement over last season’s 3-15 record. Carley Nicholson ’13 was named to the All-CC Honorable-Mention team.


  • Sheena Crawley '13 Sheena Crawley '13

Franklin & Marshall’s men’s cross-country team won the York Invitational, led by Ryan Bell ’11 in first place and Greg Duckloe ’13 in second place. The team placed 10th at the Paul Short Invitational and finished 21st at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic meet.

The women’s cross-country team won the York Invitational, and finished seventh at the Paul Short Invitational and ninth at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic. The team’s finish was the highest for the Diplomats since a fifth-place mark in 1999. Sheena Crawley ’13, who was a CC First-Team selection, placed 90th, out of 279 runners, at the NCAA Division III National Championship.

Field Hockey

F&M’s field hockey team posted a 10-7 overall record (5-5 CC record), finishing strong with four consecutive victories to end the season. The Diplomats posted four shutouts in the season and were 6-1 at home. Eileen O’Reilly ’11 was named to the Longstreth/NFHCA All-South First Team and the CC First Team. Valerie Sauers ’11 earned All-CC Second-Team honors.

Student-Athletes Earn Honors

Thirty F&M student-athletes were named to the 2010 CC Fall Academic Honor Roll. To be nominated, student-athletes must have participated in at least 50 percent of their teams’ contests and have a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 3.40. F&M’s volleyball team led the way with eight members, while the women’s cross-country and field hockey teams had five student-athletes on the list. The men’s cross-country, men’s soccer and football teams each had four players selected.

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