Winter/Spring Sports Wrap-up

Apr 27, 2020 12:30 PM

In a year with the twin trials of moving into the Division II Mountain East Conference and COVID-19, Bobcat teams still rose to the challenge. (The track & field teams’ outdoor seasons had not begun before all NCAA competition was cancelled.)


Men’s Basketball

Record: 10-18 Overall, 7-15 MEC
Highlight: Frostburg wins 10 games in first season at DII
Recap: The Frostburg State men’s basketball team capped its first season in the Mountain East Conference, one of the toughest leagues in the nation in basketball, with a 10-18 overall record. Bobcats narrowly missed out on a spot in the league tournament. FSU collected a four-game winning streak over the middle part of the season and opened the newly renovated Bobcat Arena in late January and early February with three straight home wins, all coming via a heart-stopping, game-winning shot. The Bobcats held league opponents to the lowest shooting percentage in the MEC, finished third in the league in offensive rebounds (39.8) and led the league in blocked shots (4.10). Senior Daniel Alexander led the MEC in scoring (20.8) and finished second in points (561) and steals (2.1). He ended the season by being named to the All-MEC Second Team.
Next Season: Bobcat head coach Sean Brown will have his work cut out for him next season as he graduated five players, including Alexander.

Women’s Basketball

Record: 6-22 Overall, 5-17 MEC
Highlight: Frostburg closed the season with two wins, narrowly missed MEC Tournament
Recap: The Frostburg State women’s basketball team finished the season with wins over Davis & Elkins and Fairmont State, and those two wins almost secured FSU a trip to the MEC Tournament. Frostburg finished sixth in the league in rebounding offense (39.0), fourth in rebounding defense (38.3), fifth in blocked shots (3.18) and ninth in assists (13.36). Graduate guard Victoria Diggs led the way in scoring with 391 points, while senior forward Amanda Emory was second with 375 points. Diggs moved to eighth place in program history with 1,436 points, while Emory finished her career with 1,016 points after achieving the 1,000-point milestone in a late season win over Davis & Elkins.
Next Season: Diggs, Emory and senior Sydney Stotler all graduate, leaving some large holes in the Bobcat roster that coach Carrie Saunders will have to fill.



Record: 4-9 Overall
Recap: Frostburg gathered some mid-season momentum with three wins in a five-game stretch before the season ended abruptly. The Bobcats posted those three wins over Goldey-Beacom (1-0), Shepherd (14-10) and Mansfield (6-5). In the win over Mansfield, Frostburg scored three runs in the ninth, including a walk-off RBI single from junior Bryce Jackson. Senior Ryan Roell led the Bobcats in hitting with a .347 batting average and 14 RBI.


Record: 5-7 Overall
Recap: Frostburg opened the season with a 5-3 victory over Emmanuel (Georgia) and later earned three wins in four games at the Chowan Tournament. The Bobcats opened that four-game tournament with a commanding 11-1 win over Elizabeth City State. FSU’s final win of the abbreviated season came in a 3-2 extra-inning game against Lees McRay when sophomore Kennadie Batchelor doubled home first-year Brianna Powell for the walk-off win. Senior Claire Hanlon led the team with a .400 batting average with 12 hits. Sophomore Amber Keene had eight hits, seven RBI and five runs.

Women’s Lacrosse

Record: 2-2 Overall
Recap: Frostburg posted an 18-6 win over Chestnut Hill in the home opener on Saturday, Feb. 29. Frostburg rallied from a 5-4 deficit with a 9-0 run that stretched from the first half to the second for the win over the Griffins. A week later, FSU held off a feisty Albion squad for a 25-21 win at Bobcat Stadium in what proved to be the season finale. First-year Lilly Stephens led the team with 13 goals and tied for the team lead with 16 points. Fellow first-year Cammie Schniedwind led the team with eight assists.

Men’s Lacrosse

Record: 5-0 Overall
Recap: Frostburg opened its first season at the NCAA Division II level with a 5-0 record that included a dominating 16-8 win over No. 19 Florida Southern. Frostburg, which was receiving votes in the USILA Weekly Top 20 poll prior to the Florida Southern win, also posted an impressive 35-4 win over Alderson Broaddus in late February. The win set several program records, including goals (35), shots (82) and shots on goals (18). The 35 goals are tied for the second-highest single-game total in NCAA DII history. Seniors Mikes Sipes and Paul Ruppert tied for the team lead with 19 points each.

Men’s Tennis

The Frostburg State men’s tennis team posted a 1-1 record in two matches in its very brief spring schedule. The Bobcats defeated Hood 7-0 and suffered a 6-3 loss to Mount Aloysius. Junior Tim Goldring was undefeated in two singles matches, while the doubles tandem of Goldring and sophomore Ryan Tomasic was 2-0 at No. 3 doubles.

Women’s Tennis

The Frostburg women’s tennis team collected a 1-1 record in the shortened spring schedule with a loss to West Liberty and a 6-1 win over Hood. In the win over the Blazers, first-year Rabiatu Ladan posted a win at No. 3 singles and senior Allison Paul earned a victory at No. 6 singles. Together they posted a win at No. 2 doubles.

– Noah Becker M’06