Sports Round-Up

Men's Cross-Country

Record: Sixth at NCAC Championship
Recap: The Lords toiled through a rebuilding period after graduating their top two runners from the previous season. Sophomores Matt Davis and Patrick Meyers helped ease the transition by placing first and second, respectively, in six of the Lords' seven meets. Davis captured an individual tenth-place finish at the North Coast Athletic Conference championship and was named to the all-conference team.

Women's Cross-Country

Record: Fourth at NCAC Championship
Recap: Junior Lauren Metzger finished sixth at the NCAC championship and earned first team All-NCAC honors, but her efforts alone couldn't spring a repeat title for the Ladies, who had to settle for a fourth-place team finish. Junior Gaither Smith and sophomore Nina Castelli helped the cause and showed great improvement after finishing within the top twenty at the championship meet.

Field Hockey

Record: 8-12, 6-6 NCAC
Recap: Individual achievement did not translate to team success for the Ladies. Senior Maggie Gilligan put together a stellar campaign, but Kenyon placed fifth in the NCAC and missed out on postseason play for the first time since 2005. Gilligan led the team in goals (14) and points (31). She also established new Kenyon single-game records for goals (5) and points (10) during an 11-1 victory over Oberlin College.


Record: 3-7, 3-4 NCAC
Recap: The Lords brushed against the .500 mark for most of the season, but losses in the final three games dropped Kenyon into a tie for fifth place. The senior trio of Mike Hermanson, Kyle Toot, and Harry von Kann was the team's catalyst. Hermanson threw for 2,368 yards and 15 touchdowns, Toot ran for 770 yards and 12 touchdowns, and von Kann, an All-NCAC first team pick, hauled in a conference-best 1,079 receiving yards. Additionally, junior defensive lineman Mark Sullivan became the program's first player to be named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America team since Mark Foran '01 earned the honor in 2000.

Men's Soccer

Record: 13-5-1, 6-2-1 NCAC
Recap: The Lords finished third in the NCAC and closed out the year with a heart-breaking 1-0 loss to Denison University in the first round of postseason play. Kenyon now owns a combined 38-14-5 record over the past three seasons but has no wins in three postseason appearances. Freshman Jeremiah Jemison led the Lords offense with seven goals, while senior defender Jeremy Fischer was named the NCAC's Defensive Player of the Year for the second time in a row.

Women's Soccer

Record: 7-10-1, 4-3-1 NCAC
Recap: The Ladies put together a strong run to finish off their 2009 schedule. However, six 1-0 defeats throughout the season eliminated any chance of postseason play. Sophomore Caddie Durrett had a breakout year, leading the team with seven goals, two assists, and 15 points. Senior Stefanie Couchman pitched in with five goals. Both were named to the All-NCAC first team.


Record: 4-29, 1-15 NCAC
Recap: Under second-year head coach Katie Charles, the Ladies showed promise and improvement, especially coming off a winless 2008 season. The young squad (eleven freshmen and sophomores) remained competitive and laid the groundwork for a more sound future. Sophomore Mary Myers's 386 kills led the team and was the second-best total in the conference. She was rewarded with a second straight spot on the All-NCAC team.

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