Sports Round-Up

Men's cross country
Recap: Placed sixth at the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) championship and finished eighteenth among thirty-one teams at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Great Lakes regional meet. Sophomore James Boston, who led the Lords to the finish line in every race of the season, was named to both All-NCAC and All-Region teams.

Women's cross country
Recap: The Ladies captured sixth place in the conference championship race and nineteenth place at the Great Lakes regional meet. Sophomore Jessica Francois, who earned all-conference and all-region honors, qualified for the NCAA Division III championship meet and wound up placing 127th among 279 runners. She was the first Kenyon woman to qualify for and run in the national race since the 2004 season.

Field hockey
Record: 18-6, 8-4 NCAC
Recap: Under the direction of NCAC coach of the year Chrissy Kilroe, the Ladies constructed the best season in the program's thirty-five-year history. Highlights included a new record for wins in a season, a conference tournament title, and the program's first-ever victory (1-0 over Juniata) in the opening round of the NCAA Division III championship tournament. Seven Ladies were selected to the All-NCAC team and five were named to the All-Region team, including senior Julia Sivon, who was also awarded All-American status.

Record: 4-6, 3-4 NCAC
Recap: Despite producing incredible offensive numbers, including team single-season records for total yardage (4,514), rushing yardage (2,678), and total points (354), the Lords struggled defensively and settled for a sixth-place finish in the conference standings. Senior running back Alby Coombs, Kenyon's all-time leading rusher (4,350 yards), was selected to the All-NCAC first team, while classmates Ryan Lacy and Chad Rothschild, as well as junior Josh Cowgill, scored positions on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District team.

Men's soccer
Record: 4-9-4, 2-4-3 NCAC
Recap: Although duplicating the overall record of last season's team, the Lords were certainly not stuck in neutral. The Kenyon men played at a much more competitive level and earned nine points, compared to just four in 2005, in the NCAC standings. The team was also young. Five of the Lords' top seven point-getters were freshmen, including David Gold, who chalked up a team-best
five goals.

Women's soccer
Record: 14-6-0, 6-2-0 NCAC
Recap: Winning the first NCAC title in the program's history, the Ladies capped off a stellar season with their first-ever appearance and first victory in the NCAA Division III championship. The Ladies defeated Capital in the first round of the national tournament, before falling to undefeated Calvin in the second round. Kelly Walters was selected as the NCAC's coach of the year and seven players, including first-teamers Amanda Drummond, Jean Arnold, and Rosie Davis, were named to the All-NCAC team.

Record: 7-22, 4-12 NCAC
Recap: Toiling through another transition year with their fourth head coach in the last five seasons, the Ladies lacked depth and consistency. The team struggled to keep pace and finished tied for seventh place in the NCAC race. Senior Patrice Collins persevered and rang up a career total of 1,309 kills, while classmate Sarah Brieschke capped off her career with 2,637 assists. Both totals rank second all-time at Kenyon.

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