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High Fives: March 30 – April 5


Wednesday, April 8, 2015


High Fives are the Top-5 performances by Westminster athletes during the previous week as selected by the Titan Sports Blogger.

#1 - Junior Lexi Sheffer (Softball) helped lead the Titans to a 4-0 mark last week, sweeping league doubleheaders against Bethany and Chatham. She hit .615 (8-for-13) with a pair of doubles and a home run while totaling a team-best six RBIs and four runs scored.

#2 - Junior Marissa Toensing (Women's Outdoor Track & Field) claimed first-place honors in the 400-meter hurdles with a time 1:08.03 at Saturday's Carnegie Mellon Quad. She also finished as the runner-up in the 100 hurdles (17.01) and ran on the Titans' second-place 4x100-meter (51.72) and 4x400-meter (4:17.34) relays.

#3- Freshman Jametrius Bentley (Men's Outdoor Track & Field). At Saturday's Carnegie Mellon Quad, Bentley won the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.23 seconds and ran the second leg of the Titans' 4x100-meter relay that won with a meet-record time of 43.29. Additionally, he finished third in the 200-meter dash (24.13).

#4 - Sophomore Nate McMaster (Baseball) earned the lone win for Westminster in the 7-3 victory over W&J in eight innings.

#5 - Senior pitcher Ashley Smith (Softball) did not give up an earned run in 10 innings in two appearances, while striking out nine batters and walking none.

Honorable Mention:
-Junior Nick Fiorentino (Men's Outdoor Track & Field) earned three top-3 finishes in the field. Fiorentino placed second in the javelin (170'2"/51.86m) and in the shot put (43'9.25"/13.34m). He also earned third in discuss with a toss of 127'5" (38.84m).
-Sophomore Cassidy Shepherd (Women's Track & Field) won the pole vault with a mark of 11'3.00" (3.43 meters). Shepherd also placed fourth in the 100-meter dash (13.82) and was the first leg of the 4x100-meter relay team that placed second with a time of 51.72.


High Fives: March 23 – March 29


Wednesday, April 1, 2015


High Fives are the Top-5 performances by Westminster athletes during the previous week as selected by the Titan Sports Blogger.

#1 - Sophomore Cassidy Shepherd (Women's Track & Field) won the long jump at Sunday's Titan Winter Invitational, hosted by Westminster, with a mark of 16-08. She was the runner-up in the pole vault (12-06) and was a member of the Titans' second-place 4x100 meter relay (53.15).

#2 - Senior John Jones (Baseball) led the Titan offense last week with eight RBIs, while batting .450 (9-for-20).

#3 - Junior Amber Forrest (Softball) went 2-0 on the mound with a 1.40 earned run average in two complete games. She only gave up three earned runs and struck out 16 batters, while only walking three; guiding the Titans to a 3-1 record last week.

#4 - Junior Marisa Toensing (Women's Track & Field) won the 100-meter hurdles with a personal-best time of 16.92 and won the 400-meter hurdles (1:10.28), guiding Westminster to a first-place finish at the Titan Winter Invitational on Sunday.

#5 - First-Year Addie Dieterich (Softball) had a walk-off single in the eighth inning, giving the Titans a 3-2 win over Washington & Jefferson.

Honorable Mention:
Freshman Jametrius Bentley (Men's Track & Field) won the 100-meter dash (11.47) out of 18 runners, guiding Westminster to a first-place finish at the Titan Winter Invitational on Sunday.


High Fives: March 16 – March 22


Wednesday, March 25, 2015


High Fives are the Top-5 performances by Westminster athletes during the previous week as selected by the Titan Sports Blogger.

#1 - Senior Steven Brooks (Men's Swimming & Diving) earned two All-America Honorable Mention distinctions at the 2015 NCAA Division III Men's Swimming and Diving Championships last week. He placed 10th in the 200 backstroke with a school-record time of 1:47.78 on Saturday and finished 11th overall in the 100 backstroke with a school-record time of 48.90 on Friday.

#2 - Senior John Jones (Baseball) went 1-0 on the mound with a complete-game 10-inning-shutout in the Titans' 1-0 win against Saint Vincent on Friday. He only gave up three hits, while striking out six batters and walking two.

#3 - Junior pitcher Amber Forrest (Softball) threw a complete-game two-hit shutout in Westminster's 1-0 win over Hiram on Saturday, while striking out five batters and walking none.

#4 - Sophomore Sydney Sterner (Women's Tennis) led the Titans to a 5-4 win at Clarion with a 6-4, 6-1 win at number one singles.

#5 - Junior Duncan Watt (Baseball) guided Westminster to a 4-1 record last week as he led the offense with a .550 batting average (11-20), including team-highs of six runs, 11 hits, and 13 total bases. He added two doubles and two RBIs


High Fives: March 9 – March 15


Wednesday, March 18, 2015


High Fives are the Top-5 performances by Westminster athletes during the previous week as selected by the Titan Sports Blogger.

#1 - Junior Marissa Kalsey (Women's Indoor Track & Field) posted a second-place finish and earned her third-straight indoor All-America citation in women's pole vault at the 2015 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships.

#2 - Junior Amber Forrest (Softball) earned a pair of victories for the Titans last week, including a three-hit shutout in their 2-0 win over Defiance on March 11. She also threw three innings of relief in their 5-4 win over Mitchell on March 10. Forrest surrendered five hits without an earned run over her 10.0 innings and combined to strike out seven while not issuing a free pass.

#3 - Senior John Jones (Baseball) went 2-0 in a pair of complete-game victories last week, including a two-hit shutout in the Titans' 2-0 win over the University of Northwestern (Minn.) on March 13. He allowed one run on two hits with seven strikeouts in a 10-1 win over La Roche College on March 9.

#4 - Sophomore Cassidy Shepherd (Women's Track & Field) finished 12th in the 17-vaulter event with mark of 11 feet, 7.75 inches (3.55m) at the 2015 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships. Shepherd was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Mideast Region Women's Field Athlete of the Year earlier in the week.

#5 - Freshman Jametrius Bentley (Men's Track & Field) placed third in the 200-meter dash (22.67) and ninth in the 100-meter dash (11.02) at Coastal Carolina University.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 379 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.


High Fives: Feb. 23 – March 1


Wednesday, March 4, 2015


High Fives are the Top-5 performances by Westminster athletes during the previous week as selected by the Titan Sports Blogger.

#1 - Senior Anthony Thomas (Men's Track & Field) placed second in the triple jump with a school-record leap of 45 feet, 11.75 inches (14.01m) at the 2015 PAC Indoor Championships, helping the Titans finish third with 76 points. Thomas also notched second place in the long jump with a mark of 22 feet, 4.25 inches (6.81 meters).

#2 - Sophomore Cassidy Shepherd (Women's Track & Field) was named the PAC Women's Field Most Valuable Performer at the 2015 PAC Indoor Championships, helping the Titans finish second with 110 points. She won the long jump with a leap of 15 feet, 11.75 inches (4.87 meters) and placed second in the pole vault with a mark of 11 feet, 9.25 inches (3.59m).

#3 - Sophomore Cameron Pozsgai (Men's Basketball) scored a career- and game-high 20 points in Westminster's 79-63 win over Washington & Jefferson in the play-in game of the PAC Championship Tournament.

#4 - Sophomore Rachel Durbin (Women's Basketball) led all scorers with 18 points and grabbed down a game-high 11 rebounds for her second career double-double in the Titans' 77-65 win at Bethany College in the First Round of the PAC Championship Tournament.

#5 - Junior Marissa Kalsey (Women's Track & Field) helped Westminster sweep the top three spots of the pole vault with a first-place mark of 12 feet, 3.25 inches (3.74 meters) at the 2015 PAC Indoor Championships. The mark also tied her own PAC record.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 379 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.


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