Sewanee men top Centre swimmers and other sports news

Sewanee men top Centre swimmers and other sports news

October 18th, 2013 by Staff Reports in Sportlocal

Sewanee's men's swimmers and divers beat visiting Centre 132-109, but Centre won the women's competition 117-114 Thursday in Sewanee's Fowler Center. Freshman Caty Hueske helped in the opening women's 400-yard medley win and won the 200 freestyle and 200 backstroke, and classmate Mac McNally won the men's 200 and 500 frees and 200 butterfly. Sewanee's Carolyn Rice and Ed Dennis were the 200 individual medley winners, and junior Grace Cobbs won both 1-meter and 3-meter diving. Other Sewanee winners were Michael Whitehead in the 1000 free, Brian Glatt in the 100 free, Jackson Cromer in the 200 back, Frazier Devany in men's 1-meter diving, the men's 400 medley relay and Astrid Escobar in the women's 200 breaststroke.

Basketball

• As the Lee University men's basketball team prepares for its Nov. 2 opener against Tennessee Temple, one of the Flames' newcomers is Roane State transfer Antonio Thomas. Thomas, a 6-foot-4 guard/forward from Charlotte, N.C., averaged 15 points a game last season and excites Lee coach Tommy Brown with his versatility and athletic ability. "Valentino is an explosive athlete," Brown said in a Lee release. "He is very athletic and can really get to the rim. He has the athleticism and toughness to be a great defensive weapon as well. He's an even better person and a good student." According to Thomas, the Cleveland program truly is a dream destination. "The day before I made my decision, I prayed that God would show me the college I was supposed to attend in the form of a dream," the digital media major related in the school release. "In my dream that same night, I walked out of a building, turned around to look back at the building and at the top of the building was a flame symbol. I woke up and told my parents I was going to Lee."

Soccer

• Five Bryan College men's soccer players scored the goals in a 5-0 Appalachian Athletic Conference home victory Wednesday against Virginia Intermont, beginning with Daniel Branley from a Jorge Gonzalez Giron assist in the eighth minute and Alan Da Costa from a Zach McCown assist at 16:11. Stephen Millage, Gustavo Angel Tamayo and Brandon Roberts also scored for the Lions (10-2, 9-1), who outshot the visitors 25-9.

Softball

• Catcher Abby Daniels from Ooltewah was one of four Berry College softball players named a 2013 All-America Scholar Athlete for NCAA Division III by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. That requires a grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. Daniels was the Southern Athletic Association newcomer of the year as well as first-team all-conference last spring, when she batted .412 with 25 extra-base hits, 39 RBIs and 33 runs scored. The Times Free Press reported area NCAA Division I and II and NAIA honorees on Oct. 9.

Field Hockey

• Warren Davis had four goals and an assist as Sewanee beat visiting NCAA Division II member Newberry College 8-3 in field hockey Thursday. Three of those came in a 4-0 first half, the last two from assists by Maggie Boozer, who scored two second-half goals for the Division III Tigers (6-3). Sewanee's Kat Mulligan opened the scoring from a Mary Kate McAlister assist at 17:49, and Davis scored less than a minute later. Tilden Davis had the other Sewanee goal. Kaitlyn Willard had a goal and an assist for Newberry (0-9).