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The UMBC Sports Blog Awards

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Fall Sports:

Men’s Soccer-
MVP: Andrew Bulls (8 goals, 2 assists)
Freshman of the Year: Andrew Bulls (8 goals,, 2 assists)

Women’s Soccer-
MVP: Morgan Warrington (5 Goals, 1 assist)
Freshman of the Year: Mo Van Vlerah (35 saves, 67.3%)

Volleyball-
MVP: Alyssa Lang (319 kills, 317 digs)
Freshman of the Year: Alyssa Lang (319 kills, 317 digs)

Men’s Cross Country-
MVP: Paul Zwama

Women’s Cross Country-
MVP: Sara Parkinson

Winter Sports:

Men’s Basketball-
MVP: Darryl Proctor (20.0ppg, 8.8rpg, 46.7 FG%)
Freshman of the Year: Chauncey Gilliam (10.9ppg, 4.4rpg, 51.4 FG%)

Women’s Basketball-
MVP: Carlee Cassidy (20.4ppg, 35.8 FG%, 32.1 3-pt%)
Freshman of the Year: Michelle Kurowski (13.7ppg, 4.6rpg, 40.6 FG%)

Men’s Swimming and Diving-
MVP: Justin Bronson

Women’s Swimming and Diving-
MVP: Samantha Maccherola

Men’s Indoor Track and Field-
MVP: Adrian Arthur

Women’s Track and Field-
MVP: Imani Colbert

Spring Sports:

Men’s Lacrosse-
MVP: Jeremy Blevins (151 saves, 54.5%)
Freshman of the Year: Rob Grimm (10 goals, 17 assists, 18 ground balls)

Women’s Lacrosse-
MVP: Kara Dorr (40 goals, 10 assists, 26 ground balls)
Freshman of the Year: Emily Coady (22 goals, 13 assists, 11 ground balls)

Baseball-
MVP: Shawn Retz (.380, 60 hits, 27 runs, .627 Slg%, 9 Home runs)
Freshman of the Year: Max Himmelstein (.303, 40 hits, 18 runs, .432 Slg%, 3 Home runs)

Softball-
MVP: Stephanie Weigman (2.20 ERA, 22-16, 245.0 Innings Pitched, 293 strikeouts)
Freshman of the Year: Keala Mason (.255, 13 hits, 5 runs, .353 SLG%, 1 HR)

Men’s Indoor Track and Field-
MVP: Victor Gilreath

Women’s Track and Field-
MVP: Britney Foreman

Men’s Tennis-
MVP: Fredi Voorman

Women’s Tennis-
MVP: Cornelia Carapcea

Final Awards

Men’s POY: Darryl Proctor
Women’s POY: Stephanie Weigman

Men’s ROY: Andrew Bulls
Women’s ROY: Michelle Kurowski

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Baseball Drops Finale to Georgetown, 10-3

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It was not a great season for UMBC. They only had nine wins and dropped the last game of the season. But seniors Shawn Retz and Tom Meaney went out on high notes as each homered.

But through the down season there is a lot to be happy about. They are the youngest team in the conference and will be much better next year and will likely be competitive again in two years. One year works wonders for a pitcher. When you see the improvement Austin Drewyer made from last year to this year you’ve got to be impresses, so just wait until next year and his senior year. The same goes for David Divita. He can be a great pitcher in the conference when he’s healthy. The only problem is he may not get to that point.

Hitting wise the foundation is there. Max Himmelstein is the future clean up guy and Justin Lamborn and Rich Conlon make a great defensive infield that can get a few hits a game. Brian Russo also has potential as a power hitter. So just because they had a down year, it means they are rebuilding, not regressing.

Written by Corey Johns

May 14, 2009 at 12:31 pm

Baseball Swept in Season Finale by Vermont

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GAME 1: Vermont 3, UMBC 0

Ed Bach pitched a decent game allowing three runs on five hits with five strikeouts, but Vermont completely shut down UMBC’s hitting as they recorded just four hits and no runs. And no matter how good your pitching is, when you don’t score you can’t win.

GAME 2: Vermont 5, UMBC 1

UMBC got an early lead as Brad Brainer crossed the plate in the top of the first inning, but Kevin Clark gave up five runs off seven hits for the eventual loss. The hitting was still bad for UMBC. They only recorded three hits and two of them came in the first inning.

Game 3: Vermont 12, UMBC 0

Austin Drewyer got shelled in game three. He gave up 11 runs off 12 hits in five innings of work. But once again it does not matter what your pitching does, or how bad they play, if the team cannot get runs they cannot win. UMBC got six hits but was unable to capitalize on any of chances as they were shutout.

Game 4: Vermont 7, UMBC 4

After a rain delay on sunday the game was rescheduled to Monday and the team played much better than the previous three outings. Brad Brainer and Rich Conlon both recorded multi-hit games while UMBC recorded four runs off eight hits. But the pitching still needs work. Travis Pearson gave up five runs and his help in Steve Miller gave up two more in the loss.

Written by Corey Johns

May 11, 2009 at 6:21 pm

UMBC Drops Rain-Shortened Game to Towson, 5-1

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It was only five innings and then stopped for the rain but Kevin Clark pitched well. He pitched all five innings and struck out three batters and only gave up one earned run. Sadly he gave up four unearned runs for give Towson five. But the team didn’t get the hitting going either. They recorded three hits and one run which came from Bryan Russo in the second inning.

Written by Corey Johns

May 5, 2009 at 11:46 pm

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Both Softball and Baseball Cancelled Due to Rain

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The Softball game against Hartford and the baseball double header against Binghamton were canceled on Sunday for rain

Written by Corey Johns

May 3, 2009 at 6:10 pm

Baseball Drops Two to Binghamton, 10-0 and 9-3

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GAME 1: Binghamton 10, UMBC 0

Binghamton pitcher Jeff Dennis held UMBC to just two hits in the complete game shutout. As bad as Ed Bach did pitching there is no complaining for UMBC because unless you score it doesn’t matter what your pitching does.

GAME 2: Binghamton 9, UMBC 3

Brad Brainer his his third home run of the season on the first Binghamton pitch of the game and they added two more runs in the third, but Austin Drewyer gave up four earned runs in seven innings of work for the loss.

Written by Corey Johns

May 2, 2009 at 10:37 pm

Baseball falls to Nationally Ranked George Mason, 12-4

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Max Himmelstein is going to be a good player in his UMBC career. He went 4-5 with one run and one RBI against the Patriots but only Tom Meaney helped his effort with a multi-hit game. The problem was once again pitching. Travis Pearson got shelled in the third inning, giving up five run which was enough for the loss. But to put the blame on him would be wrong. The defense had three errors and none of those five runs were earned. The relievers did not help much either. Steve Miller gave up five runs in three innings himself while Brian Klukowicz gave up two runs in 1.1 innings. The only retriever pitcher to not allow a run was Josh Dick, who pitched a shut out 1.2 innings.

Written by Corey Johns

April 29, 2009 at 9:25 am