May 3, 2016
Tysinger and Richardson Claim Lomax and Kirkland Awards
SALISBURY, N.C. -- Catawba College has announced its 2015-16 athletic award winners for its student-athletes. The awards were presented at the annual athletic ceremony held at the Keppel Auditorium on Tuesday, May 3. Heading the list of award winners were Carley Tysinger and Dylan Richardson, who were awarded the Lomax and Kirkland Awards for the top male and female senior athletes who have been in attendance for at least three years, and Greta Tamasauskaite and Gary Williams, who were given the Wurster Awards for team leadership.
Tysinger, a softball player from Lexington, N.C., was named the Lomax Award winner. She is a three-time South Atlantic Conference Pitcher of the Year and three-time All-American. She has helped the team to consecutive SAC Tournament titles and stands eighth in NCAA II with 1,340 career strikeouts. She has a 101-39 career record with 34 shutouts.
Richardson, of Randleman, N.C., who played baseball, earned the Kirkland Award. He was an all-conference and Gold Glove winner as a senior and was named to the NCAA II National All-Tournament team a year ago as Catawba was runner-up in the nation. He helped the baseball team to an unprecedented four SAC Championships, two SAC Tournament titles and three regional appearances.
The Wurster Awards were established to honor a male and a female that demonstrate strong character, able leadership and an outstanding team-before-self attitude. Tamasauskaite, a basketball player from Vilnius, Lithuania, and Williams, a football player from Southport, N.C., earned this year's awards.
Men's soccer player, Tobias Iriah, of London, England, was award the Darrus Morris "Ironhorse" Award for returning to action following a severe injury. Iriah tore his ACL and suffered nerve damage during drills in the fall of 2013. He returned to action this fall, assisting on a goal over 16 games.
Kyle Mechling, of Quinton, Va., and Lauren Sledd, of Roanoke, Va., were the recipients of the SAAC Award for the highest cumulative GPA’s for seniors. Mechling, a physical education major that plays tennis, posted a 3.94 grade point average. Sledd, a tennis player, had a 3.90 GPA while majoring in communications. The women’s cross country team took the team award with a 3.56 GPA.
The awards for team MVPs went to: Will Albertson (Baseball), Jameel Taylor (Men's Basketball), Bri Johnson (Women's Basketball), Abbie Adams (Women's Cross Country), Curtis Carmack (Men's Cross Country), Kyle Kitchens (Football), Jordan Taylor (Men’s Golf), Victoria Hedrick (Women’s Golf), Connor Eakes (Men’s Lacrosse), Bethany Davis (Women’s Lacrosse), Kenny Bonilla (Men's Soccer), Angelica Pawlowski (Women's Soccer), Carley Tysinger (Softball), Marcia-Mariel Erhart (Women’s Swimming), Aly Hegazi (Men’s Swimming), Mitchell McDonald (Men's Tennis), Erisa Onchi (Women's Tennis), Bri Howard (Volleyball), Cody Hummel (Cheerleading), Kersten Nagy (Athletic Training) and Duane Beckley (Sports Information).
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 1 (Ocean Ridge Plantation)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Golf (W) @ Myrtle Beach Inv - Day 2 (Ocean Ridge Plantation) 14th of 17
Volleyball @ Coker 1-3
Soccer (W) vs. QUEENS 0-1
Soccer (M) vs. QUEENS 1-1
Tennis (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 7-2
Tennis (M) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 1-8
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 1)
Cross Country @ Hagan Stone Classic W-1st;M-3rd
Swimming @ Converse Women's Invite (Day 2) 1st of 7
Football vs. NORTH GREENVILLE 26-20
Volleyball vs. NEWBERRY 2-3
Soccer (W) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3
Soccer (M) vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 0-3
Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 1 (Rock Barn GC)
Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 1 (CC of Salisbury)
Golf (M) @ NCAA II Preview - Day 2 (Rock Barn GC) 9th of 17
Golf (W) in PATSY RENDLEMAN INV - Day 2 (CC of Salisbury) 10th of 17
Soccer (W) vs. MOUNT OLIVE 3-1
Soccer (M) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 3-4
Football vs. WINGATE 24-27
Volleyball @ Anderson 0-3
Soccer (M) @ Anderson 1-2
Soccer (W) @ Anderson 1-2
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 1 (Mimosa Hills CC)
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 1 (Achasta GC)
Golf (M) @ Donald Ross Intercollegiate - Day 2 (Mimosa Hills CC) 11th of 13
Golf (W) @ Lee Ann Noble Memorial - Day 2 (Achasta GC) 12th of 16
Tennis (W) vs. Newberry 4-5
Tennis (M) vs. Newberry 1-8
Soccer (W) @ Wingate 0-1
Soccer (M) @ Wingate 0-0
Tennis (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 2-7
Swimming MEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 91-164
Swimming WOMEN vs. UNC WILMINGTON 81-172
Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 1-3
Cross Country @ SAC Championships 9 a.m.
Volleyball @ Tusculum 12:30 p.m.
Swimming @ Wingate 2 p.m.
Football @ Tusculum 2:30 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. TUSCULUM 5 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. TUSCULUM 7:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LENOIR-RHYNE 7 p.m.
Soccer (M) vs. USC AIKEN 7 p.m.
Swimming Men @ Gardner-Webb 5 p.m.
Volleyball vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 7 p.m.
Soccer (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 1 p.m.
Football @ Limestone 1 p.m.
Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 2 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Lincoln Memorial 3:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) in SAC Tournament (1st Round)
Soccer (M) @ SAC Tournament (1st Round)
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