Coleman in Sweet 16
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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