Goshen News, Goshen, IN


May 21, 2012

COLLEGE CONNECTIONS: Steele excels for Ravens in NCAA regional run

GOSHEN — Freshman outfielder Samantha Steele (Northridge) was a key player for the Anderson Ravens women’s softball team that finished the season with a 32-12 overall record, 16-0 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

The Ravens finished in fourth place in an NCAA DIII regional in Bloomington, Illinois.

Steele appeared in 39 games (23 starts) batting .441 (30-for-68) with 12 doubles, a triple and two home runs. She scored 37 runs, drove in 17 and was 13-of-18 in steals.

Also for Anderson, freshman catcher Kerri Doutlick (Northridge) had a .308 batting average (4 for 13) with an RBI.


Sophomore Alicia Cleveland (Lakeland) scored nine runs and was 8-of-10 in stolen bases as the Manchester Spartans posted a 21-23 record.


Junior Kyle Konarski (Concord) was the winning pitcher for the Manchester Spartans in a 13-7 win over Adrian in the NCAA DIII Mideast Regional at Marietta, Ohio. Konarski struck out six and walked one in 7 1/3 innings of work.

On the season, Konarski has a 5-4 record with a 3.80 ERA in 13 games (eight starts).

He has fanned 61 and walked 12 in 68 2/3 innings.

Junior Tyler Wallin (Jimtown) had a .314 batting average (22 for 70) with three doubles and three home runs for the Trevecca Nazarene University Trojans.

Wallin played in 28 games (26 starts) scoring 14 runs and driving in 17 as the Trojans finished 19-22-1 (11-11 TranSouth Conference).

Men’s Golf

Senior Michael Koronkiewicz (Goshen) had the third-best average at 79.2 (18 holes) for the University of Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles.

He placed 57th in the Great Lakes Valley Conference tournament at 89-81-83—253.

Senior Nathan Smith (Northridge) had an 18-hole average of 82.60 in five rounds for the DePauw Tigers this season.

He fired a low round of 77 in the DePauw Small College Classic.

He has an average of 81.57 in 21 career rounds.

Sophomore Nate Newcomer (Concord) played two days for the Anderson Ravens in the four-day Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships at Honeywell Golf Course in North Manchester. Newcomer carded an 81-85—176 total.

Women’s Golf

University of Indianapolis sophomore Amy Thompson (NorthWood) tied for 33rd place with an 82-80-77-85—326 in the NCAA DII Championship in Louisville, Kentucky.

As a team, the Greyhounds were ninth 337-326-308-334—1308.

It’s the third Top Ten finish in the last four seasons for Indianapolis.

Thompson played 21 rounds this season averaging 78.2 strokes per 18 holes.

Among her highlights were first-place finishes in the NKU Spring Invitational, the Indianapolis Spring Invitational and in the NCAA DII East Super Regional.

Freshman Krista Zurcher (Wawasee) carded an 86-91—177 total for the Anderson Ravens in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships at Eagle Rock Golf Club near Defiance, Ohio.

The Ravens were fourth in the team standings.

Women’s Tennis

Freshman Abbey Neff (Fairfield) notched an overall singles record of 11-13 for the IUPUI Jaguars.

Her best position was No. 5 where she was 9-8.

Neff and junior Vanessa Whyte had a 10-16 doubles mark.

Women’s Track

Anderson freshman Desiree Maran (Goshen) placed fifth in the 10,000 meters (42.00.14) in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships at Franklin.

Also in the HCAC, Manchester junior Meredith Cors (Elkhart Memorial) was fifth in the 400 (1:03.40).

Women’s Swimming

Ball State sophomore Emily Wisolek (Northridge) has been named to the Academic All-Mid-American Conference team.

The elementary education major has a 3.79 grade point average.

At the league championships, Wisolek tied for 20th in the 100 free preliminaries (51.39) and claimed program records in the 200 free (1:50.13) and the 500 free preliminaries (4:54.95), in addition to a seventh-place finish in the 200 free preliminaries (1:50.60).


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