9/14/2011 Magazine Staff

Spring Sports Wrap-up


For the second time in three seasons, the Diplomats’ baseball team advanced to the CC playoffs. F&M finished the season with a 22-18 mark, going 12-6 in conference play. Five members were named to the All-CC team. J.T. Triantos ’12 and Will Benenson ’14 earned a spot on the first team. Mike Duranti ’11 and Eric Bornstein ‘11 landed on the second team, while Matt Will ’11 earned honorable mention. Will was named the 2011 NCAA Division III statistical champion for walks per game, drawing 1.08 a contest to lead the nation.

  • Cameron Warner ’12 Cameron Warner ’12


The men’s golf team failed to defend its two-straight CC golf titles, finishing in sixth place at the 2011 CC Championships. Inconsistent play in the lineup plagued the Diplomats, with the exception of the first position. Cameron Warner ’12 accounted for seven of the top 10 rounds this season. He won two tournaments, finished in the top five four times, and nailed down nine top-10 finishes in 13 events.

Paris Haas ’14 finished ninth overall to lead F&M to a fourth-place finish at the 2011 CC Championships. Haas finished 10 strokes behind medalist Jennie Weiner from McDaniel College for her second top-10 finish of the season. Saira Dar ’13 also finished in the top 15 at the CC Championships, landing in 13th place.

  • Cat Serpe ’12 Cat Serpe ’12


The women’s team posted a 19-3 record and came within a single goal of advancing to a fifth-consecutive NCAA Final Four. The Diplomats advanced to their 14th NCAA tournament on the strength of a fifth consecutive Centennial Conference (CC) Championship. The championship-game victory over Gettysburg College was the Diplomats’ second against the Bullets, who went on to win the 2011 NCAA Division III National Championship. Anne Brockmeyer ’12, Erin Dunne ’12 and Cat Serpe ’12 were each named IWLCA All-Americans.

A much-improved men’s lacrosse team turned in the program’s first winning record since 2008, putting up an 8-6 mark. The Diplomats managed a number of impressive wins, including three in one-goal contests. Colin McKew ’12 scored with 13 seconds left to deliver a huge 10-9 win over Washington College, only the third in 41 meetings with the Shoremen. Billy Kempner ’14, Freddy Schweizer ’12, Andrew Setian ’13 and Jimmy Wenk ’13 were selected to the All-CC team.


The women’s team placed third at the 2011 Middle Atlantic Rowing Conference (MARC) Championship. Brittany George ‘11, Haley Post ‘13 and Maggie Provencher ’14 were named All-Conference, while Academic All-Conference honors went to George and Julia Sokel ‘13. The Varsity 8 of Jennie Silver ’14 (cox), George (stroke), Morgan Burgess ‘12, Seymone Killins ‘12, Erika Jozwiak ‘14, Provencher, Allison Ercolano ‘12, Caitlin Forsthoefel ‘14 and Post finished third.

The men’s team finished third at MARC Championship. Nick Ferra ‘11, Clement Hsu ’12 and Connor Tencate ’14 were named All-Conference. The Varsity 8 of Felipe Barron ‘13 (cox), Ferra (stroke), Hsu, Tencate, Jeff Smith ‘14, Ho Hong Lau ‘11, Jake Seidenberg ‘13, Will Riegel ’11 and David Kaess ’13 finished in third place.

  • Malorie Sassaman ’14 Malorie Sassaman ’14


The softball team tied the 1981 squad’s record for wins in a season, posting a 22-13 mark. Alicia Kukoda ’14, Danielle Murphy ’13 and Malorie Sassaman ’14 were named to the All-CC team. Sassaman led the Diplomats with a .438 batting average, setting the school record for hits in a season with 56, while sporting a .947 fielding percentage at second base. Kukoda batted .371 on 26 hits with 15 RBIs. She scored 13 times, had three doubles and three triples. Murphy batted .333 with 10 doubles, two triples, 23 walks and 13 stolen bases.


The men’s tennis team made the school’s first-ever trip to the CC Championships this season with a 7-2 conference record and 12-6 overall record. Ross Silverberg ‘13 (first team) and William MacArthur ’14 (second team) both earned spots on the All-CC team. The pair also earned second-team honors for their doubles play.

The women’s squad finished 1-15 in 2011. Danielle Weiner ‘13 posted a team-best 5-5 record to led the Diplomats. Valeri Harteg ’11 landed on the conference’s All-Sportsmanship team.

  • Nils Michaelis ’13 Nils Michaelis ’13

Track & Field

Nils Michaelis ’13 earned All-American honors with a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Division III Track and Field Outdoor Championships. Michaelis clocked a 14.510 in the 110-meter hurdles. At the CC Championships, Michaelis earned two gold medals and one bronze.

Sheena Crawley ’13 picked up her second All-America honors in as many years with a 4:29.46 in the 1,500 meters at the NCAA Championships. Crawley is just the second Diplomat to earn multiple All-America honors, joining Amanda Shaw ’87 who won three. She struck gold three times for F&M at the CC Championships.

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