Winter Sports Wrap-Up

The Bobcat women's basketball squad played an impressive 15-win season, including postseason trips to the CAC and ECAC Tournaments, and numerous men and women earned individual honors for Bobcat Swimming and Track & Field.
Mon Mar 18, 2019

Mar 18, 2019 12:00 AM

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Record: 15-11 Overall, 7-7 Capital Athletic Conference

Highlight: Frostburg hosts Eastern College Athletic Conference First Round

Recap: The Frostburg women’s basketball team posted its winningest season in the CAC era with 15 wins that included postseason trips to the CAC and ECAC Tournaments. Frostburg earned the No. 5 seed in the CAC Tournament and traveled to Mary Washington in the opening round. The Bobcats were then selected to the ECACs for the first time since 2006 and earned the top seed in the fourth pod. FSU ultimately had its season come to an end with a 65-58 loss to Grove City. Juniors Victoria Diggs and Amanda Emory both garnered All-CAC honors, with Diggs being selected to the first team for the second straight season. Late in the season, Diggs reached the 1,000 career point plateau and set Frostburg’s career three-point record in the loss to Grove City.

Next season: Diggs and Emory return for their senior seasons as Diggs looks to ascend the all-time scoring record books.

MEN'S BASKETBALL

Record: 10-16 Overall, 6-8 CAC

Highlight: Bobcats place two on All-CAC teams

Recap: Frostburg posted 10 wins and earned its second straight trip to the CAC Tournament under first-year head coach Sean Brown ’03/’05. The Bobcats opened the season with a win over former NCAA Division II Cheyney and, later in the season, Frostburg narrowly lost to Division I Longwood in overtime. FSU closed the regular season at fifth in the CAC standings and traveled to fourth seed Salisbury for the opening round. Despite holding the lead for much of the contest, the Bobcats fell to the Sea Gulls in overtime. Senior Edwin Cole closed down his Bobcat career by earning All-CAC Second Teams honors for the second consecutive season, while junior Daniel Alexander was voted by the league’s coaches to the first team. Cole became the 20th player in program history to reach the 1,000-point milestone.

Next Season: Alexander and junior guard Lawrence Pettis will return to the Bobcats as they transition into DII.

MEN'S SWIMMING

Highlight: Men take four at CACs

Recap: The Frostburg men’s swimming team capped the 2018-19 season with a program record fourth-place finish at the CAC Championships and with a program record 352 points. First-year head coach Bryan Christiansen led the Bobcats to four wins during the regular season and sent six swimmers to the ECAC Championships at the Naval Academy. Sophomore Luke Holloway garnered All-CAC Second Team honors after breaking his own school record in the 100-yard freestyle with a second-place finish at 46.28, and he narrowly missed out on another school record in the 50-yard freestyle (21.10) in another runner-up showing. At the ECACs, Holloway, first-year Adam Stein, sophomore Brady Peterson and sophomore Anthony Giuseppetti posted ninth in the 800-yard freestyle relay in 7:26.12. Giuseppetti and Holloway, along with sophomore Luke Russell and first-year Cameron Edwards, took ninth in the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:14.11.

Next Season: Holloway and Giuseppetti return to pace Frostburg as it heads into DII.

WOMEN'S SWIMMING

Highlight: Five compete at ECACs

Recap: Frostburg finished its first season under coach Bryan Christiansen with a fourth-place effort at the ECAC Championships, while the Bobcats sent five swimmers to the ECAC Championships at the Naval Academy in Annapolis. Senior Maddie Weinberger and junior Elizabeth Demonte garnered Second Team All-CAC awards. Weinberger earned her fifth career All-CAC award with her second-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.92), while DeMonte set a program record in a runner-up effort in the 200-yard IM at 1:00.81. At the ECAC Championships, Weinberger secured ninth in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:25.58. Weinberger and Demonte, along with senior Emily Turner and first-year Aubree Morris, collected 10th place at the ECACs in the 400 medley relay in 4:06.78.

Next Season: Demonte and Morris will lead the Bobcats in Christiansen’s second season.

WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD

Highlight: Frostburg earns seventh at CAC Championships

Recap: The Frostburg women’s track & field team earned six top-10 finishes at the CAC Championships at Christopher Newport and went on to finish in seventh place in the final standings. Junior Keileen Estrada posted the highest individual finish as she took sixth in the 60-meter hurdles in a season-best 9.95. The 4x400-meter relay team of Estrada, along with juniors Sidonie Brown, Kenzi Smith and Sarah McCurry, finished in sixth place with a time of 15:02.04. On the first day of the CAC on Friday, senior Holly Van Wie took sixth in the weight throw (13.79 meters).

Next Season: Van Wie was the team’s only senior this year, so the Bobcats return plenty of depth and talent for their first year in the MEC.

MEN'S TRACK & FIELD

Highlight: Three earn All-Region honors

Recap: Frostburg took fourth at the CAC Championships this past indoor season, but it was the countless individual honors collected by members of the team that made up the season highlights. Seniors Shamar Nelson and Robert Romano, along with junior John Kerns, earned USTFCCCA All-Region honors following standout seasons for the Bobcats. Nelson garnered the honor in the 60-meter dash. Romano was one of the region’s top mile runners, while Kerns grabbed his second consecutive all-region award in the weight throw. Romano went on to win the mile at the All-Atlantic Region Indoor Track & Field AARTFC Conference Championships, Nelson proved he was the CACs fastest man with a win in the 60-meter dash (7.14) and Kerns earned First Team All-CAC honors after winning the weight throw with a new CAC Championship record at 17.34 meters. Nelson also captured the CAC title in the long jump at 7.02 meters.

Next Season: Kerns is the team’s top returning athlete, and he will help carry the Frostburg men’s team into new territory next winter.

– Noah Becker M’06