Winter Sports Wrap-up

Feb 28, 2022 10:00 AM

The third year in Division II produced strong showings for winter sports, including the first DII championship for a women’s sport, Women’s Swimming. 

Women’s Swimming

Record: 9-1 in Head-to-Head Meets, First at Mountain East Conference Championships
Highlight: The team won the MEC Swimming Championship.
Recap: The women’s swim program captured the first outright conference championship – as well as the first conference championship for a female sport – since Frostburg joined the MEC. With the addition of young talent and a foundation of established returners, the Bobcats put up 752 total points to lead the MEC Championships. At the championships, FSU had six individual victories, split between first-year Kendall Hooper and sophomore Liz Perry, while another four victories came in relay events. The full list of all-conference performers includes senior Aubree Morris, sophomores Francesca Crevoiserat and Cali Kobasiar and first-years Amaya Burke, Lydia Nebiolo, Madison Kauffman and Natasha Paciello. Several team records were also broken throughout the season.

Men’s Swimming

Record: 6-2 in Head-to-Head Meets, Third at MEC Championships
Highlight: Freshman Nate Canapp captured four First Team All-MEC performances to lead the conference in individual scoring.
Recap: The men's swim team started out the year with a home win over Wheeling before a road loss at Davis & Elkins before rattling off five straight victories in a series of impressive meets. A close loss at the end of the year to conference champions Notre Dame (Ohio) preceded an impressive third-place finish at the MEC Championships. Canapp continued his strong first-year season, while sophomores P.J. Emrich and Noah Loper also swam well, having been leaders on a team without any seniors throughout the year. Other all-conference performers were junior Quincy Page, sophomores Justin Geiszler and Jackson Miller and first-years Jaden Tipton and Mikkel Leblanc. Multiple team records were also broken during the season.

Men’s Basketball

Record: 8-20 (6-16 MEC). 
Highlight: Bobcats upset No. 16 Fairmont at home in the last game of the year on Senior Day. 
Recap: In year three of the Division II transition, the Bobcats continued to improve, showing improvements in MEC play, especially on the defensive end. After losing some opening games to PSAC schools, FSU won four out of six games, with wins over Mansfield and District of Columbia on either side of two big conference wins against Glenville State and Concord. Junior Agyei Edwards built on last season’s breakout year by leading Frostburg in scoring average (16), rebounds (131), assists (68) and minutes per game (30.7). In the win over Glenville, Edwards had a single-game conference high for points scored in a game with 40. Graduate Canaan Bartley (15.2) and junior Micheal Tate Jr. (10.8) also had double-digit scoring averages. 

Women’s Basketball 

Record: 5-23 (4-18 MEC). 
Highlight: 72-66 win over Concord at Bobcat Arena. 
Recap: After dropping close games to start the season, the Bobcats won two home games in a row over Davis & Elkins and Mansfield. Junior Maggie Sharp was a nice addition for the Bobcats, leading the team in points per game (10.7) and making three-pointers (55) and free throw percentage (76.7 percent). Sophomore Samiya Esema lead the team in field goal percentage (47 percent) and rebounds (194), while senior Morgan Dombroski was the defensive leader of the team, leading FSU in steals (35) and blocks (19).