Sports Round-Up

Record: 21-12 overall, 7-7 NCAC
Recap: Turning in the best season in the program's history, the Lords set single-season College records for wins (21), batting average (.344), runs scored (255), hits (332), and runs batted in (226). On an individual basis, junior Michael Coe established the Kenyon single-season mark for pitching wins (9) and classmate Matt Marcinczyk broke the records for hits (49) and runs scored (42). Their impressive performances merited spots on the Rawlings All-Region Team. Tenth-year head coach Matt Burdette was named the NCAC Coach of the Year.

Record: Placed ninth at NCAC Championship
Recap: A lack of depth and experience kept the Lords from climbing up the conference standings in the 2005 season. With just four steady players hitting the links each weekend, the Lords had no room for error and struggled to contend. Sophomore Will O'Keefe led the team in scoring average (83.3) for the second straight season.

Men's lacrosse
Record: 5-9 overall, 2-3 NCAC
Recap: Inconsistency plagued the young Kenyon team throughout the 2005 season. Victories were hard to come by, but the Lords battled valiantly and capped off the season on a vigorous run. The team's final three games included a one-goal loss to NCAA Division II Bellarmine University, a tight, two-goal loss to perennial national powerhouse Denison University, and a 15-8 thumping of Oberlin College.

Women's lacrosse
Record: 5-8 overall, 1-5 NCAC
Recap: In what turned out to be her eighth and final season as head coach, Robin Cash directed the Ladies to a sixth-place finish in the conference standings. The season was highlighted by the accomplishments of junior Caitlin Wells , who led the nation in caused turnovers per game (3.77) and became Kenyon's first female lacrosse player in the past ten years to be selected to an All-America team.

Record: 16-19 overall, 7-6 NCAC
Recap: Head coach Stephanie Monday guided her Kenyon squad to a fifth-place finish in the conference, just one win shy of qualifying for the playoffs. The Ladies dropped some close games in midseason but finished strong, with six wins in their final ten games. Senior Dana Halicki capped off her career as the Ladies' all-time leader in batting average (.372), on-base percentage (.422), doubles (34), and total bases (209).

Men's tennis
Record: 16-6 overall, 4-0 NCAC
Recap: Another successful season on the courts featured the Lords' fourth straight conference title and fourth straight appearance in the NCAA champion-ship. On the national stage, Kenyon upset DePauw Univer-sity in the first round, just before bowing out of play with a loss to Kalamazoo College in the next round. Seniors Mike Herrick and Borko Tesic participated in the NCAA doubles champion-ship and were named All-Americans. Tesic, who also competed in the NCAA singles championship, was named the NCAC Player of the Year, while coach Scott Thielke was tabbed the conference's Coach of the Year.

Women's tennis
Record: 9-10 overall, 3-3 NCAC
Recap: The Ladies made a strong push at the end of the season, but it just wasn't enough to vault the team into the conference finals. The Kenyon women won four of their last five regular season matches and were victorious in their first-round playoff match against Wittenberg University. The Ladies were then eliminated from the second round of the playoffs by Denison University, the eventual conference champion.

Men's track & field
Record: Placed tenth at NCAC Championship
Recap: With a relatively small roster, the Lords had a difficult time keeping pace with larger teams in the conference. Although strong in hurdles and distance events, the Lords experienced a mediocre regular season that was topped off with a tenth-place showing for the team at the conference championship.

Women's track & field
Record: Placed ninth at NCAC Championship
Recap: Although the Ladies did not factor into the conference race, junior long jumper Katie Walker put together another outstanding season for Kenyon. She won her third straight conference title in the long jump and made her third straight appearance in the NCAA championship. At the national competition, Walker jumped 18' 5 1/4" to capture sixth place and earn her second career All-America award.

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