High Fives: Oct. 20-Oct. 27

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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

#1 - A blocked punt and a recovery in the end zone from Titan senior Dylan Heitmeier (Football), with 44 seconds left in the game, proved to be the game-winning touchdown as the Westminster College football team defeated Bethany, 7-6.

#2 - Titan junior Rich Ellebie (Football) had a career-high nine tackles, including 2.5 tackles for a loss, and a sack in Westminster's 7-6 win on Saturday. Ellebie broke up Bethany's 3rd-and-18 pass in the fourth quarter before the Titans blocked the Bison's punt and recovered the ball in the end zone.

#3 - Junior Steven Brooks (Men's Swimming & Diving) was part of the 3x100 yard backstroke relay team who won with a school-record time of 2:38.10. Also against Penn. State-Behrend in a dual meet, Brooks picked up a pair of wins in the 100 yard backstroke (54.04) and the 200 yard backstroke (2:02.88).

#4 - Senior Jordan Steele (Women's Soccer) had a team-high two assists (both off corner kicks), including the pass in Westminster's game-winner against Grove City and the Titans' lone goal at Waynesburg.

#5 - In two matches, senior Megan Romocean (Volleyball) led the Titan offense with 26 kills and was second on the team with 19 digs. Romocean's five blocks were also second on the team. Westminster went 1-1.

Honorable Mention:
-Titan senior goalie Joe Bonish (Men's Soccer) had a combined team-high 15 saves in 220 minutes, including a season-high nine against Grove City. Westminster earned two double overtime ties in a pair of PAC matches.

- Senior Carrie Whisel (Women's Swimming & Diving) was part of the 500 yard freestyle relay team who won with a time of 4:57.51 at the Westminster Relays. Also against Penn. State-Behrend in a dual meet, Whisel was part of the 200 yard medley relay team who won with a time of 1:55.29 and also won the 50 yard freestyle (26:36).

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster 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 378 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.

 

Dylan Heitmeier