Still in the game
Hill makes CAC second team
Harley Hill (Huntingtown High School) was recently named to the All-Capital Athletic Conference second team.
The Salisbury University sophomore batted .439 against conference opponents this season for the Sea Gulls, who picked up an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament and who are the No. 18 team in the nation.
Graham concludes freshman year
Washington College freshman outfielder/second baseman Kelsey Graham (Northern) concluded her first season with the Washington College softball team.
The Dunkirk resident played in 29 games, starting 25 times for the Shorewomen this season. Graham batted .253 with five RBIs while tying for the team lead in triples with two. She tied for the team and Centennial Conference lead in sacrifice hits with 13.
Against Mount St. Joseph on March 16, she went 3 for 3 with two runs scored and two RBIs in a 10-0 win. She had three two-hit games this past season.
The Shorewomen finished 21-20 and 11-5 in the Centennial Conference. The 21 victories tied the programís best for wins in a year with the 1997 and 2011 teams. The team reached the championship round of the Centennial Conference tournament for the first time ever.
Feusahrens named to CAC team
Solomons Island resident Lauren Feusahrens (St. Maryís Ryken), a junior at Salisbury University, was recently named to the CAC first team along with six of her teammates.
Feusahrens scored 56 goals this season, ninth-best on the Sea Gullsí single season scoring list.
Sweeney nabs Timberlake Award
Coker College junior James Sweeney (Huntingtown) was named the C.G. Timberberlake Athlete of the Year award on April 26.
Sweeney, a mathematics major, excelled on and off the field as the Cobras goalie. Sporting a 4.0 GPA, Sweeney started all 21 games, and allowed just 13 goals while adding 58 saves.
Sweeney led Coker to an 18-3 record and a berth to its first-ever NCAA Division II regional tournament. The team reached as high as No. 5 nationally and finished at No. 18. Sweeney posted a 0.61 goals-against average that included 10 shutouts and a .817 save percentage.
Sweeney was also named to the Capital One Academic All-American first team as well as the Capital One Academic All-District team. He was also the Conference Carolinas Scholar-Athlete of the Year, first team all-conference and a Daktronics All-Southeast Region selection.