Sports Wrap 5-7-13
Katie Corson of Ocean View, N.J. accomplished her collegiate track goal when she broke the 60-second barrier in the 400 m May 5 at the 2013 Centennial Conference (CC) women's track and field championships.
Corson knocked a quarter second off her already collegiate-best 1:00.25 at the May 4 prelims to take down the program record by 1.17 seconds and earn a silver medal with her time of 58.57 seconds. The previous mark had stood for 15 years (Kerry Wilson at the CC championship meet).
It was the second record that Corson took over the weekend. Following her 400 prelim race, she teamed with Jasmine McCormick of Antioch, Calif, Emily Gross of Red Lion, Pa., and Chloe Allen-Gorman of Portland, Ore., to take down the 4x800-meter record with a time of 10:03.29.
In other sports, three members of the McDaniel women's lacrosse team have been named to the All-Centennial Conference (CC) team, released on May 6. Paige Messersmith of Phoenix, Md., was named to the first team while Danielle Entrot of Ellicott City, Md., was tabbed to the second team. Kate Keim of Moorestown, N.J., earned honorable mention accolades.
McDaniel will host a 2013 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) South Region softball championship tournament first-round game on May 8. The third-seeded Green Terror (23-17) will take on sixth-seeded Stevenson (22-21) at 4:30 p.m. May 8. The winner of that game will face the winner of another first-round game between No. 2 seed Frostburg (29-12) and No. 7 Catholic (20-20) on May 11. No. 4 Centenary (20-13) and No. 5 Alfred (23-17) face off in another first-round game while No. 1 Alvernia (34-9) hosts No. 8 Marywood (18-15) in the final first-round game on May 8.
A pair of McDaniel men's golfers highlighted the All-Centennial Conference (CC) team after top performances at the 2013 championship. James Lillie of Garret Park, Md., earned the conference's top honor, being named Player of the Year after winning the tournament with a tournament-record score of 219. Among his three rounds was a single-round tournament-record score of 68. He became the eighth player in program history to claim the individual crown.
Alex Kane of Danvers, Mass., was named Rookie of the Year by virtue of his third-place finish at the tournament. Kane turned in the best round of any freshman in the field with his 54-hole total 229 that included a one-over par 73 on Friday to lead the field after 18 holes.
Head coach Scott Moyer was also tabbed Coach of the Year in the voting of his peers after guiding the Green Terror to its seventh CC title.
On the women's side, Morgan Koopman (Finksburg, Md./McDonogh) was the lone all-conference selection, earning the nod for the fourth straight year. The senior finished tied for the lead after 36 holes with a score of 161 but fell on the first hole of the sudden-victory playoff to finish runner-up for the third time. Koopman is just the fifth CC golfer – and third Green Terror golfer – to earn all-conference accolades four times.