Sports Round-Up

Men's Cross Country
Recap: Placed fourth at the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) championship and finished fifteenth among thirty-four teams at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Great Lakes regional meet. First-year student James Boston, who led the Lords for most of the season, and senior Sean Strader earned spots on the All-NCAC second team.

Women's Cross Country
Recap: The Ladies captured fifth place in the conference championship race and concluded their season with an impressive eighth-place showing in the Great Lakes regional meet. Senior Amy Wilkins capped off her collegiate career by turning in a sixth-place individual finish at the NCAC championship, a feat that positioned her on the All-NCAC first team.

Field Hockey
Record: 10-7 overall, 6-6 NCAC
Recap: Under the direction of interim head coach Chrissy Kilroe, the Ladies nearly battled their way to a berth in the NCAC playoffs. The team came up one game short, however, and finished tied for fourth in the conference. Senior defender Kate Flinner was the only player from the NCAC selected to participate in the prestigious Senior North/South All-Star game. She was also named to the All-NCAC first team.

Record: 6-4 overall, 6-1 NCAC
Recap: The Lords captured second place in the NCAC and turned in their best record since the 1990 season. The team's remarkable run included a victory over the College of Wooster, which at the time was nationally ranked. Kenyon also knocked off Allegheny and Denison, teams it had not defeated since 1989 and 1998, respectively. Junior Alby Coombs wound up breaking every College career rushing record and the team established several new single-season records, including marks for total yards (4,003) and rushing yards (2,298). Coombs's efforts resulted in his selection to the All-NCAC first team.

Men's Soccer
Record: 4-9-4 overall, 1-7-1 NCAC
Recap: With first-year head coach Chris Brown at the helm, the Lords made significant steps in becoming a much more competitive team. Although their record did not reflect it, six of the Lords' nine losses came by just one goal. The team even tied the NCAA record for playing the most overtime games (seven) in a season. Senior David Palchak registered a team-best six goals and was named to the All-NCAC second team.

Women's Soccer
Record: 10-7-1 overall, 5-3-0 NCAC
Recap: Finishing with a deceiving record, the Ladies had one of their best seasons in the past two decades. During the regular season, the team notched a win over Wilmington for the first time and defeated nationally ranked Ohio Wesleyan for the first time since 1994. The Ladies wound up in second place in the conference and earned their first trip to the NCAC playoffs before being eliminated in the semifinal round. Senior Blair Heiser was selected to the All-NCAC first team for the second consecutive season.

Record: 9-16 overall, 2-6 NCAC
Recap: With just seven players on the roster, the Ladies lacked depth and struggled to keep pace with the rest of the conference. Players were shifted to new positions and it took time for the Ladies to jell. Despite the obstacles, first-year student Sam Hoeffler led the Ladies in assists and earned an All-NCAC honorable mention.

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