Cole­man in Sweet 16

Maryland Independent - - Sports B -

Shayna Cole­man of Wal­dorf, a mem­ber of the un­de­feated Mount St. Mary’s Univer­sity women’s rugby team is head­ing with her team to the Na­tional Small Col­lege Rugby Or­ga­ni­za­tion Sweet 16 Tour­na­ment.

Mount St. Mary’s has once again qual­i­fied for Na­tion­als in 7s rugby by win­ning the Eastern Penn Rugby Union cham­pi­onship on April 16. The Mount played six games and went un­de­feated.

The na­tional NSCRO Sweet Six­teen Tour­na­ment will take place the week­end of April 30 in Char­lotte, N.C. They are en­ter­ing the tour­na­ment with a record of 13 wins and 0 losses. Last year the Mount fin­ished as the na­tional run­ner-up.

Mount St. Mary’s Univer­sity

Bess named NCAA D-III steals cham­pion

Thiel Col­lege (Pa.) men’s basketball se­nior guard Khari Bess, a McDonough High School grad­u­ate from Wal­dorf, was of­fi­cially named the 2015-16 NCAA Divi­sion III sta­tis­ti­cal cham­pion for steals per game Mon­day.

Dur­ing his se­nior year, Bess av­er­aged 3.69 steals per game. He to­taled 96 steals over­all on the sea­son. The next clos­est player to Bess at the Divi­sion III level was John­son & Wales (R.I.) ju­nior guard An­thony Jerni­gan, who av­er­aged 3.55 steals per con­test.

Bess fin­ished his col­le­giate ca­reer with 292 steals, set­ting a new ca­reer record for the Thiel Tom­cats. Bess pre­vi­ously led the na­tion in steals per game (3.70) dur­ing the 2013-14 sea­son.

Thiel’s men’s basketball team, led by 10thyear head coach Tim Loomis, was also the 2015-16 Divi­sion III sta­tis­ti­cal cham­pion for blocked shots per game. The Tom­cats av­er­aged a na­tion-best 6.0 blocks per game, to­tal­ing 155 blocks on the sea­son.

The Tom­cats fin­ished 12-14 on the year and qual­i­fied as the sixth seed in the PAC Cham­pi­onship Tour­na­ment.

Thiel Col­lege (Pa.)

Heinze sets home run record

Ju­nior Rachel Heinze, a St. Mary’s Ryken High School grad­u­ate from Char­lotte Hall, broke the North­east Con­fer­ence sin­gle sea­son home run record in help­ing lead the Mount St. Mary’s Univer­sity soft­ball team to a split in its non­con­fer­ence dou­ble­header at Ge­orge Ma­son on Wed­nes­day.

Heinze’s three-run homer, her 17th of the sea­son, sparked a seven-run third in­ning in the Mount’s 8-3 win in the open­ing game of the twin­bill. Ge­orge Ma­son cap­tured the sec­ond game, 8-0.

Trail­ing 2-0 head­ing to the top of the third with run­ners on sec­ond and third with one out, Heinze belted a line drive homer to cen­ter field to give the Mount (12-28 over­all) a 3-2 lead.

Heinze’s home run is her 17th of the sea­son, break­ing the NEC sin­gle-sea­son mark of 16 set by Wag­ner’s An­drea Laz­zari in 2009. Ear­lier this sea­son, Heinze broke the Mount St. Mary’s sin­gle-sea­son home run record of 11 set by Liz Chris­tiansen in 2010.

Heinze now has 24 ca­reer home runs, just one shy of match­ing Chris­tiansen’s Mount St. Mary’s ca­reer record.

Mount St. Mary’s Univer­sity

Swann on All-AAC sec­ond team

The Univer­sity of the Cum­ber­lands (Ky.) men’s lacrosse team has had a fan­tas­tic in­au­gu­ral sea­son in 2016, go­ing 7-4 over­all and 3-3 in Ap­palachian Ath­letic Con­fer­ence play.

Two de­fen­sive play­ers along with two mid­field­ers were named AAC sec­ond-team all-con­fer­ence. Kody Swann, a McDonough High School grad­u­ate from New­burg, was among them.

Swann added two goals on the year while rack­ing up 51 ground­balls and three forced turnovers.

Univer­sity of the Cum­ber­lands (Ky.)

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