Sports Round-UpMen's Cross Country
Review: The Lords fell just short of repeating as conference champions. The team's runner-up finish at the NCAC was paced by senior Tyler Newman, who turned in an individual eighth-place effort.
Record: Placed second at NCAC Championship
Remark: Head coach Duane Gomez: "We've had a fantastic run in the past seven years, with four conference titles and three runner-up finishes."
Recognize: All-NCAC Second Team: senior Tyler Newman and junior Sean Strader. All-NCAC Honorable Mention: sophomore Ryan Weinstock.
Women's Cross Country
Review: The Ladies placed second at the NCAC Championship and third at the Great Lakes Regional Championship, falling just one place short of qualifying for nationals. Junior Christina McNamara qualified for the national meet individually and placed 94th out of the nation's top 215 Division III runners.
Record: Placed second at NCAC Championship
Remark: Head coach Duane Gomez: "We've developed into serious contenders. With the group of women we have now, I think we are going to see a lot of great things."
Recognize: All-NCAC First Team: junior Christina McNamara and freshman Emma Reidy. All-NCAC Second Team: junior Amy Wilkins. All-NCAC Honorable Mention: junior Lauren Rand and senior Heather McMillan.
Review: The Ladies produced one of the best seasons in the program's history, tying the College record for wins in a season and placing second in the conference. An NCAC tournament bid concluded with a runner-up spot.
Record: 14-5 overall; 8-4 NCAC
Remark: Head coach Robin Cash: "This was a special season for us. After receiving national media attention on Election Day, team members said they felt important. What a difference acknowledgment can make, both from those close to you and those whom you've never met."
Recognize: All-NCAC First Team: seniors Hannah Hill and Maggie Rosen. All-NCAC Second Team: senior Liz Aragona, junior Kate Flinner, sophomore Kim Brown, and freshman Caroline Graham. All-NCAC Honorable Mention: sophomore Sarah Pfeifer. NCAC Newcomer of the Year: Caroline Graham. NCAC Coach of the Year and NFHCA Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year: Robin Cash.
Review: The overall record didn't change, but the 2004 Lords set College records for total offense (3,920 yards), first downs (213), and rushing touchdowns (21). Sophomore Alby Coombs ran for a total of 1,399 yards and set the Kenyon single-season records for rushing attempts (299) and rushing touchdowns (14).
Record: 2-8 overall; 2-5 NCAC
Remark: Head coach Ted Stanley: "Our offense reached new heights. Defensively we struggled, but we improved each week. If we continue to progress and are able to add talented recruits, the future looks bright."
Recognize: All-NCAC Second Team: sophomore Alby Coombs. All-NCAC Honorable Mention: senior Calvin Hatfield, sophomore Carlin Shoemaker, and freshman Rafael Sanchez.
Review: Struggling on offense, the Lords had a tough year. But in the season's last two weeks they went 2-2 and gave nationally ranked Ohio Wesleyan University a scare.
Record: 3-16-0 overall; 2-7-0 NCAC
Remark: Head coach Des Lawless: "The quality of our opposition's play resulted in a hard season, but the players worked diligently all season. We'll have just three seniors graduate, so a solid nucleus will return for next season."
Recognize: All-NCAC Honorable Mention: freshman Robert Sussman.
Review: The Ladies assembled the program's best season since 1995 and finished in a three-way tie for third place in the conference standings, just missing a first-ever playoff berth.
Record: 10-7-1 overall, 4-4-0 NCAC
Remark: Head coach Kelly Walters: "Our Ladies made great strides and have become committed to the improvement of this program. We are very excited about the future."
Recognize: All-NCAC First Team: junior Blair Heiser. All-NCAC Second Team: sophomore Annie Brobst, freshmen Katy Spear and Rosemary Davis. All-NCAC Honorable Mention: senior Heather Preston.
Review: Despite enduring a fourth straight coaching change and a thinned-out roster, the Ladies surprised a lot of people and finished in the middle of the conference standings.
Record: 13-17 overall, 3-5 NCAC
Remark: Head coach Todd Raasch: "We competed very well with a majority of our opponents. We were young this season, but a good recruiting year will have a major impact on next season's results."
Recognize: All-NCAC Honorable Mention: sophomore Lauren Reiter.
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