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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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Track and Field Competes in IC4A/ECAC Championships

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Antonio Thomas has been great all season and held his own in the IC4A Championship. He finished fourth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.66.

In the 4×100-meter relay Mohamed Koroma, Adrian Arthur, and Jason Powell placed sixth in 41.22.

Victor Gilreath finished 18th in the triple jump while Brian Pendleton finished 19th.

Finally, Britney Foreman finished 24th in the 100-meter dash in 12.22.

Written by Corey Johns

May 18, 2009 at 3:12 pm

Relay Team Breaks School Record at Track Penn Relays

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It was a small meet for UMBc as it was just a tune up for the relay teams befor the America East Championships. But what the teams did who competed was impressive. Josh Okoniewski, Dominic Devuad, Michael Christmas, and Anthony Kelhower serves as the distance medley relay team and finished the race in 10:05.86 which was over 14 seconds faster than the previous school record.

then in the 4×200 Joshua Hewiston, Adrian Arthur, Jason Powell, and Antonio Thomas earned bronze in a time of 1:25.06.

The track team now gets ready for the conference championship held on May 1st and 2nd in Binghamton.

Adrian Arthur Wins Two Golds at Bucknell Team Challenge

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One word describes Adrian Arthur, consistent. While the track and field team has not being doing well as a whole for the past three weeks primarily due to injuries, Adrian Arthur has been as consistent as they come this entire season. He continued his success in Lewisburg, Pa last week at the Bucknell Team Challenge as he won both events he was in, which were only two UMBC first place finishes. In the men’s 100 meter dash Arthur crossed the finish line in IC4A qualifying time of 10.72. Antonio Thomas also qualified for the IC4A’s in the event with a time of 10.80.

Arthur was not done there. In his next event, men’s 200 meter dash, he crossed the finish line first in an IC4A qualifying time of 21.33. Jason Powell finished in third with a time of 21.95.

While no other athlete finished in first, UMBC enjoyed four second place finished and one third place finish, which was Powell in the 200 meter dash. On the women’s side Sara Parkinson finished second in the 1,500 meter run with a time of 4:39.02 and Quiteelia Boyd earned the silver in the javelin throw with a toss of 39.12m. On the men’s side the second place finished came from James Mildenberger in the high jump with a height of 1.99m, and the men’s 4 x 400 relay team with a time of 3:16.45.

Unlike most meets this season, but similar to the America East Championships, the Bucknell Team Challenge was a scored event. The out of the seven teams at the meet the men’s team finished in fifth place with 63 points and the women’s team finished in seventh place with 26 points.
While it may not seem like a successful meet, considering the size of UMBC’s track and field team it was a successful meet. Neither the men’s nor women’s team competed in all 20 events at the meet. The men’s team competed in 15 and the women’s competed in just six, but rarely did they have more than two athletes in a given event. UMBC’s has a total of 67 athletes on the entire track and field team while in comparison Bucknell matches that number with just their men’s team and has 136 athletes on their team.

UMBC has one more meet to prepare for the America East Championships, which is the Penn relay’s from April 23-April 25.

Written by Corey Johns

April 19, 2009 at 9:41 am

Gilreath Wins Double Gold at Virginia Invitational

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Victor Gilreath has had a huge impact for UMBC ever since he got here after transferring from Maryland. He started strong in the indoor track season and hasn’t let up since the meets have moved outside. In both of his events he won gold. First in the high jumped he recorded a leap of 2.00-meters for the gold and followed that up with an IC4A qualifying mark of 14.71 meters in the triple jump for his second first place finish of the day.

The women’s performance was highlighted by Imani Colbert who also, like Gilreath has had little trouble translating her ability to the outdoor arena. Despite a sixth place finished in the 100 meter hurdles, Colbert broke the UMBC record in an ECAC qualifying time of 14.28.

Last week at the Penn Invites the team did not have a great week, this week they seemed to bounce back a bit. The week the team had 18 athletes place in the top 10 of their respected events with five medaling. Other than Gilreath’s two first place finishes UMBC medaled in the women’s 4×100 relay with a second place and ECAC qualifying time of 47.59. The men’s 4×100 relay team earned a bronze with a IC4A qualifying time of 42.06 and Britney Foreman earned a bronze in the 100 meter dash with a time of 12.42.

The women’s 100 meter dash and the men’s 110 meter hurdle both had three placed in the top 10. Waquesha Canty and Tawan Wilson joined Foreman in the top ten of the 100 meter dash and though none of them medaled, Keith Brown, Camal Pugh, and Dominic Devaud all finished in the top 10 of the 110 meter hurdles.

Track and Field Has Down Day at Penn Invites

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Adrian Arthur walked away from the weekend as the only IC4A qualifier with a 10.83 second place finish in the 100-meter dash. While the men’s side saw four athletes medal, no retriever finished in first for the gold. Victor Gilreath finished second in the high jump with a leap of 1.98-meters and Keith Brown earned a bronze in the 110-meter hurdle with a time of 14.94. The men’s 4×100 relay team finished in second place in 42.18.

On the women’s side the 4×100 relay team highlighted the day with a third place finish in 48.30. Britney Foreman finished in the top ten twice. She finished fourth in the 100-meter dash in 12.39 and sixth in the 200-meter dash in 25.59. Kierra Gregory wrapped up the weekend with a fourth place finish in the 100-meter hurdles in 14.82.

Written by Corey Johns

April 5, 2009 at 10:55 am