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Winter Sports Wrap-Up

Women’s Track & Field

Highlight: Truesdel competes at NCAA Championship for second time

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Zoe Harris

Recap: The Frostburg women’s track & field team finished the Capital Athletic Conference Indoor Championships with a sixth-place finish. Junior sprinter Kayla Truesdel captured the CAC Title in the 60-meter (7.80) and 200-meter dashes (25.70), while breaking her own CAC meet record in the 200-meter. Sophomore Kayla Herbert took third place in the triple jump (10.49 meters), while junior Zoe Harris was sixth in the shot put (10.52 meters). Truesdel joined junior Destiny Logan, freshman Keileen Estrada and sophomore Samantha Gittere for third place in the 4x400-meter relay in 4:10.46. Because of her two CAC titles, Truesdel garnered First Team All-CAC honors in both and was named CAC’s Track Athlete of the Year. She went on to capture the ECAC Championship title in the 60-meter (7.74). She set a school record in the 200-meter with her third-place finish of 25.59 and earned two USTFCCCA All-Mideast Region awards. She capped her stellar indoor campaign by finishing 11th in the 60-meter dash at the NCAA Indoor Championships.

Next Season: Truesdel, Herbert, Harris, Logan, Estrada and Gittere will all return to power the Bobcat women’s team toward a CAC Title.


Men’s Track & Field

Highlight: Bobcats capture sixth at CAC Championships

Donovan Burriss

Recap: The Frostburg men’s track & field team captured sixth place at the CAC Indoor Championships to highlight a strong indoor season. The Bobcats finished the CACs with 15 top-10 performances led by third-place efforts from sophomore Shamar Nelson in the long jump (6.71 meters), junior Collin Schultz in the high jump (1.93 meters), senior Patrick Broussoul in the weight throw (14.31 meters) and junior Donovan Burriss in the shot put (13.47 meters). At the ECAC Indoor Championships, Nelson captured seventh place in a career-best 6.74 meters in the long jump, while Schultz took home sixth place in the high jump at 1.93 meters. Freshman Kevon Adams, sophomore Robert Romano and sophomore Christian Healey also competed at the ECACs. The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association named Schultz to the All-Mideast Region team after he ranked in the top five in the event throughout the season.

Next Season: Schultz and Nelson return to the roster to accent a talented Bobcat men’s team that should climb in the final CAC standings.


Women’s Basketball

Record: 12-14 Overall, 10-8 CAC

Highlight: Frostburg advances to CAC Tournament

Victoria Diggs

Recap: The Frostburg women’s basketball team took impressive steps forward under third-year head coach Carrie Saunders as they won 12 games, 10 in the CAC and advanced to the CAC Tournament for the first time in five years. The Bobcats came on strong late in the season by winning seven of their final 10 games to earn the fifth seed in the tournament. Prior to visiting York (Pa.) in the tournament first round, FSU capped its regular season with a 59-57 win over rival Salisbury on Senior Day. The Bobcats also collected numerous postseason honors as Coach Saunders was named the CAC’s Co-Coach of the Year, and sophomore Victoria Diggs was selected as the CAC Rookie of the Year, while senior Kirsten Rayner earned Second Team All-CAC honors. Rayner, who carries a perfect 4.0 in the classroom, became Frostburg’s 11th Academic All-American and second in program history. Diggs was also selected as the ECAC’s South Rookie of the Year.

Next Season: Rayner and senior Kache Fields graduate. However, Saunders will lean on Diggs and junior Sharyce Warren to help carry Frostburg back to the CAC Tournament.


Men’s Basketball

Record: 7-18 Overall, 6-12 CAC

Highlight: Bobcats upset 11th-ranked Salisbury

Tyler Michael

Recap: The Frostburg men’s basketball team had an up-and-down season, but it ended on a high note as the Bobcats won three of their final five games, including an 86-80 overtime win over No. 11 Salisbury at Bobcat Arena on Senior Day. The other two wins came against Mary Washington (85-84, OT) and Southern Virginia (86-62). FSU led the CAC in rebounding (42.2), offensive rebounding (14.6) and blocks (5.8). Junior Tyler Michael was selected to the All-CAC Second Team after finishing second in the league in scoring (16.5). He paced the CAC in field goals made (7.0) and field goals attempted (15.1) per contest.

Next Season: The Bobcats return their top 10 scorers from the winter season, including Michael as they push for a trip to the CAC Tournament.


Men’s Swimming

Highlight: Frostburg takes sixth at CAC Championships

Christian March

Recap: The Frostburg men’s swimming team finished the 2016-17 season with 10 wins and a sixth-place showing at the CAC Championships, and the men just barely missed out on setting a school record for points at the CACs. The Bobcats sent six men to the ECAC Championships at the U.S. Naval Academy, where they finished in 20th place, just eight points shy of tying NCAA Division I Towson. Junior Christian March captured seven individual school records and was joined by teammates to set another two relay records. He took home the CAC Male Swimmer of the Year award after winning league titles in the 50-yard freestyle, along with the 100- and 200-yard breaststrokes. The three wins earn him First Team All-CAC honors in all three events, and he set NCAA “B” cut times in both breaststroke events. Junior Zach Shattuck also posted impressive numbers again this winter as he broke another 18 American Paralympic S6 records, and he became the first ECAC Champion in school history after winning the Paralympic 100-yard freestyle.

Next Season: March and Shattuck return for their final years to power the Bobcats toward a CAC team title.


Women’s Swimming

Highlight: Frostburg takes sixth at CAC Championships

Macey Nitchie

Recap: The Bobcat women’s swimming team had a very impressive winter season in which 26 school records were captured and the team totaled 10 wins. The Bobcats capped their record-setting season with a sixth-place finish at the CAC Championships behind a school record 361 points. FSU also sent six swimmers to the ECAC Championships at the U.S. Naval Academy where the group finished in 13th place, just 11 points behind NCAA Division I Loyola. Junior Macey Nitchie captured nine individual school records and was part of eight relay records. She was named the CAC’s Female Swimmer of the Year after capturing the league titles in the 50-, 100- and 200-yard freestyles. The wins also handed her First Team All-CAC honors. Sophomore Maddie Weinberger earned two Second Team All-CAC awards after finishing runner-up in the championships in the 100- and 200-yard backstrokes.

Next Season: Nitchie and Weinberger return to the roster and will push their teammates for even more record-setting performances.

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