Spring Awards 2018

1027
Nolan Lavender (Jr.) in anticipation for the next pitch during Sunday's game against Loras College NATASHA DRIVER

Men’s Sports:

MVP: Polo Burguete (track, senior): NCAC Conference Mid-Distance/Distance MVP, 1st in Conference 3,000-meter steeplechase, 1st in 5,000 meter (14:58.47), NCAC Men’s Athlete of the Week.

Honorable mention: Sam McManus (swimming, senior): National champion- 200 yard breaststroke, All-American 200-yard breaststroke (1st, 1:58.57), All-American 100-yard breaststroke (2nd, 54.20).

 

Breakout: Grant Rademacher (baseball, junior, pitcher): 2017: 1-3, 4.04, 30 K, 35.2 IP; 2018: 4-3, 3.29 ERA , 61 K’s, 54.2 IP, two NCAC Men’s Athlete of the Week honors.

Honorable mention: Nick Burris (golf, sophomore): 2017: 78.05 average; 2018: 75.75 average, Four top-ten finishes.

 

Rookie of the Year: Sam Voelz (track, first-year): Broke 50-year old school record in the 800 meters (1:52.56), five 1st-place finishes in the 800 meter.

Honorable mention: Charlie Patrick (baseball, first-year, outfield): .359 AVG, 46 hits, 12 doubles, 3 triples, 25 RBI.

 

Offensive Player: Ben Sherman (lacrosse, senior, attacker): 27 goals, 28 assists, 55 pts.

Honorable mention: David Vogel (basketball, senior, guard): 12 PPG, 41.7 FG PCT,  72 3PTs.

 

Defensive Player: Donny Bleifus (lacrosse, junior, defender): 51 ground balls, 34 caused turnovers.

Honorable mention: Charlie Robson (lacrosse, sophomore, goalie): 178 saves, 44.7 SV%, NCAC Men’s Lacrosse Athlete of the Week.

 

Women’s Sports:

MVP: Maya Howard (basketball, junior, guard): started all 28 games; reached 1,000 career points, NCAC player of the year; 2x NCAC player of the week; 15.2 points per game; 85.5% free throw rate; 38.8% three point rate

Honorable Mention: Emma Baldwin (softball, pitcher, senior): 11 GS; 10 W, 8L, 3 SV;

2.66 ERA; NCAC Pitcher of the week; NCAC tournament MVP; 109 K

 

Breakout: Jordyn Fera (softball, shortstop/ third base, sophomore): 2016-2017: 97 AB; 24 H; 247 AVG; 119 TC, .882 FPCT; 2017-2018: 99 AB, 34 H, .343 AVG; 4 HR; 121 TC, .909 FPCT; 4 DP

Honorable Mention: Megan Galle (tennis, junior): 2015-16: 19-9 singles record (no. 6

flight); 14-14 doubles record; NCAC tennis player of the week; 2016-2017: 15-4 singles

record (no. 6 flight); 17-4 doubles record (no. 3 flight); 2017-2018: 11-11 doubles record

(no. 1 flight); 12-10 singles record (no. 2 flight) → started at 6 and moved up to 2

 

Rookie of the Year: Kathryn Hopkins (lacrosse, goalie, first-year): started all 16 games; 40.7 save percentage; 172 career saves

Honorable Mention: Becca St. Germain (softball, catcher/ infield, first-year): played 38

games; .394 AVG; 104 AB, 41 H, 25 RBI; 187 TC, .979 FPCT; NCAC softball player of

the week

 

Offensive Player: Liz Getz (softball, outfield, senior): 114 AB, 45 H, 23 R, 20 RBI; .395 AVG; 19 SB

Honorable Mention: Sarah Ramsey (lacrosse, midfielder, sophomore): started all 16

games; 26 G and 2 A for 28 PTS; 10 GB; 20 DC

 

Defensive Player: Marisa Ellison (lacrosse, defense, senior): started 13 of 16 games; 28 ground balls; 18 CT; 1 A for 1 PTS; All NCAC honorable mention

Honorable Mention: Sydney Kopp (basketball, guard, sophomore): started all 28

games; 130 DREB; 19 STL; 347 PTS; second on team in scoring; all-NCAC first team

honors