Top 10 Most Exciting Athletics Moments of 2017-18

Jun 18, 2018 12:00 PM

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10: baseball

No. 10: Sixth-Inning Slugfest Leads Baseball Over No. 1 Cortland

The Frostburg State baseball team added another exciting moment to its season as the team topped No. 1 Cortland with an 8-5 win. Three home runs, each from a different Bobcat, and a great game by junior starting pitcher Brady Adam, helped the Bobcats come out on top with three wins over nationally ranked teams.

9 - women's soccer

No.9: Bell’s Header Lifts Women’s Soccer Over Salisbury to Advance to Championship

After more than 80 minutes of scoreless play against Salisbury, senior midfielder Melanie Bell used a header to score the game’s only goal and send the Bobcats to the CAC championship game. With a great assist from senior defender Alyssa Malanik, Bell was set up perfectly to score the goal and advance the Bobcats.

8 - basketball

No. 8: Men’s Basketball Shocks All With Two Upsets Over Top-20 Teams

The Bobcats started out strong with a win over No. 17 Christopher Newport on the road, but the best performance of the year was topping No. 7 York (Pa.) in Bobcat Arena, 95-85. With outstanding performances from six Bobcats, the game easily ranked as the No. 8 most exciting moment of 2017-2018.

7 - Adam Gross

No. 7: Gross Ends Career With Historic Honors

Adam Gross finished his collegiate lacrosse career at Frostburg State being named a USILA All-American, becoming the sixth Bobcat in school history to earn that title. He also became the fourth Bobcat to represent Frostburg at the USILA/Nike North-South All-Star game, and he made CAC and ECAC First Team honors as well.

6 - Softball

No. 6: Short Sets Wins Record, Seniors Lead Softball Over No. 8 CNU

Bobcat softball saved its best win of the season for the last day. The Bobcats entered the second day of the CAC tournament facing elimination at top seed and No. 8-ranked Christopher Newport. The Bobcats used outstanding performances from their senior class of Sam Gatton, Brittney Platt and Allison Short to check in as the No. 6 most exciting moment.

5 - Paralympics duo

No. 5: Bobcat Duo Makes Waves in International Waters

The Bobcat swimming duo of Zach Shattuck and Connor Gioffreda represented Frostburg at the 2017 World Para Swimming Championships in Mexico City. During this international competition, Shattuck and Gioffreda posted incredible results, landing their moment at No. 5 in the most exciting moments.

4- swimming

No. 4: Swimming Duo Capture CAC Top Honors Again

Christian March and Macey Nitchie earned CAC Male and Female Swimmers of the Year, respectively, for the second time. It is just the second time in CAC history that teammates have captured this honor in consecutive seasons.

3 - Niles Scott

No. 3: Football Standout Signs With San Francisco 49ers

Niles Scott signed with the San Francisco 49ers, the first Bobcat to sign to an NFL free agent contract since 2006. Scott finished his college football career as a four-time All-American with 150 tackles, 43 tackles for loss and 25.5 sacks. He is officially listed on the 49ers roster in jersey number 67!

2 - Kayla Truesdel

No. 2: Truesdel Finishes Career With Four Straight CAC Athlete of the Year Awards

Kayla Truesdel has made her name known and has made her case to be high on the list of impressive and decorated Bobcat sprinters. Truesdel captured four straight CAC Female Track Athlete of the Year trophies in her final two indoor and outdoor campaigns. On top of her impressive times, these four straight awards landed her at No. 2 in the most exciting moments.

1 - football

No. 1: Football’s Record-Shattering Season

The Bobcats captured a program record of 11 wins and spent the entire season ranked in both major Top 25 polls. The team made just its second appearance in the NCAA playoffs and advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time in program history since the tournament expanded to 32 teams. The Bobcats had an incredible season that made it hard to pinpoint one moment, making their entire season No. 1 in the most exciting moments of 2017-2018.

Best of the Rest

Best of the Rest: More Thrilling Moments From the Bobcats

The Bobcats across each program produced far more than 10 exciting moments. The Best of the Rest highlights the other thrilling moments that just missed the Top 10.