by Charlie McGuire, sports information director
July 1, 2012
Sean White '12 made his fourth-consecutive appearance on the All-CC squad after setting a new career strikeout record of 274. Photo by James Rasp.
From women’s tennis to men’s lacrosse, the Red Devils closed out the spring season with numerous records, Centennial Conference (CC) honors and national championship bids. An impressive 34 student athletes in five sports were named to All-CC teams for the season.
The Red Devil baseball team had an outstanding season, breaking several school records, including most wins in a season and posting an overall mark of 25-12. The team just missed the CC playoffs with an 11-7 record. The Devils broke school single-season records in almost every offensive category, including hits (413), runs (309), doubles (84), RBIs (269) and home runs (25). Andrew Sterling ’12 broke single-season records with 58 hits and 40 runs scored. He also stole 27 bases, leading the Devils to a season-best 78 as a team. Sean White ’12 set records with 274 career strikeouts, 22 wins and 23 complete games. Tyler Rosá ’12 broke the record for career putouts and reached the century mark in hits and runs scored. As a class, the seniors virtually rewrote the school career and single-season top 10 lists, winning 46 games in the past two seasons.
The men’s golf team had a great season as well, placing third at the CC championships. The Red Devils were tied for the lead after the first round behind some outstanding individual performances. Brothers Linn ’15 and Arthur Worthington ’14 both just missed earning All-CC honors, finishing sixth and eighth, respectively. The Devils had four golfers place in the top 15, with Chris Noonan ’15 placing 11th and Tucker Joyce ’12 tying for 14th.
The women’s golf team placed second at the Gettysburg and Franklin & Marshall Fall Invitational tournaments. Anne Marshall ’12 was ninth at the CC championships. Marshall was named to the All-CC Sportsmanship Team and was voted the team’s Most Valuable Player.
The women’s lacrosse team had an up-and-down season, finishing 7-9 overall and 4-5 in the CC. The Red Devils had a relatively young but talented roster. First-year Kelly Haglund earned first-team All-CC honors, while Ali Dawson ’15 and Brett Whelan ’14 were named to the second team. Haglund scored 30 goals and dished out seven assists while Dawson added 29 goals and six assists. Dawson was dominant on draw controls, setting the school record for a first-year, winning 55 on the year. Whelan battled injuries but proved to be a valuable asset, winning 43 draw controls while controlling 21 ground balls and causing 10 turnovers to anchor the defense.
The men’s lacrosse team had another outstanding season, finishing 15-4 overall and 6-2 in the CC. The Devils captured a second straight conference championship, and a record 10 players earned All-CC honors. Dickinson advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, making a third straight appearance. Chip Murray ’12 set a school record, winning 208 face-offs this season and ranking second with 130 ground balls to earn All-CC honors. Brian Cannon ‘14 and Matt Cherry ’13 cracked the top 10 for single-season assists and joined Peter Zouck ’13 as the team’s first-team All-CC selections. The Devils broke school records for goals, assists and points scored in a season.
The softball team weathered some injuries and relied on some young talent this spring, finishing 12-26 overall and 7-9 in the conference. Three players earned All-CC honors with Chelsea Homa ’14 receiving first-team honors as a pitcher, Denise Haines ’13 named to the second team and catcher Carly Jordan ’13 earning honorable mention. In just two seasons, Homa tallied the second-best strikeout total in school history with 177 to rank her third all-time with 245. Haines and Jordan each recorded a team high of 30 hits, while Haines led the team with 18 RBIs. Katie Swade ’15 set a school record with 28 walks, and Madison Gerish ‘12 tied the school mark with a 14-game hitting streak.
Women’s tennis tied the school record with 15 wins. The Red Devils won nine of 10 matches to close out the regular season to secure the No. 2 seed in the CC tournament. Alysia Rodgers ’13 earned first-team All-CC honors in singles and joined Shannon Lavery ’14 to earn second-team honors in doubles. Rodgers posted a 13-4 record in the top singles flight while the duo finished 12-5 on the year. Lavery added a 13-3 singles record as Dickinson finished 15-4 overall and 8-2 in the conference.
Will Golinkin ’13 was named first-team All-CC in singles to lead the men’s tennis team. He finished 9-7 in the top singles flight and added six wins in doubles. The Devils finished the season 8-8 overall and 4-5 in the conference. David London ’12 went 9-6 in singles and posted a 10-4 doubles record with partner Jonathan Brittin ’15.
Track and Field
The women’s track and field team placed second at the CC championships. Olivia Schumann ’15 won the 400 meter while Catherine Campbell ’12, Anne Dyroff ’14 and Ellie Mackintosh ’12 earned All-CC honors. Campbell qualified for the NCAA championships in the 10,000 meter, ranking 10th nationally during the season. Mackintosh broke the school record in the pole vault, clearing a height of 3.40 meters (11 ft. 1.75 in.) while classmate Hannah Leahey ’12 eclipsed the previous school mark with a vault of 3.36 meters (11 ft. 0.25 in.). Vivian Butali ’13 cleared 11.02 meters (36 ft. 2 in.) to break her own school record in the triple jump.
The men’s team finished third at the CC championships. Aaron Pannell ’14 won both the 100- and 200-meter dashes, repeating as the conference champion in the 100. Michael Tucker ’12 gained the individual title in the shot put and earned All-CC honors in the discus as well, placing second. The Devils added three more All-CC honors when David Breen ’12 placed second in the steeplechase, Mu Mu ’15 ran to second in the 110-meter hurdles and Henry Mynatt ’14 finished second in the 10,000 meters.