Wednesday, March 19, 2014
High Fives are the Top-5 performances by Westminster athletes during the previous week as selected by the Titan Sports Blogger.
#1-Sophomore Marissa Kalsey (Women's Track & Field) earned her third-straight All-American honor at the 2014 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships last week. The pole-vaulter cleared 3.95 meters to lock a second-place title at the Nebraska Devaney Sports Center. Kalsey's finish was the best at Nationals in Titan men's and women's track & field history and the highest finish ever by a female student-athlete representing the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC).
#2-Freshmen Brooke Mancuso and Cassidy Shepherd (Women's Track & Field) tied for fifth place as they both cleared 3.80 meters at the 2014 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships last week. Mancuso ranked fourth in the nation among NCAA Division III women's pole vaulters going into the competition with a mark of 3.85 meters. Shepherd's 3.80-meter clearance on Friday set a personal best as she was 14th in the nation coming in with 3.70 meter mark. This marked the first All-American honors for both freshman.
#3-Senior Caitlin Hosler (Women's Tennis) went 6-0 last week (8-0 overall) in South Carolina. Last week, in singles, Hosler defeated her opponents 6-1, 6-1; 6-2, 6-0; 6-0, 6-2. In doubles, Hosler teamed up with Mariah Turiano to win 8-1, 8-4 and 8-1.
#4-Sophomore Amber Forrest (Softball) improved to 3-1 overall as the Titan women beat Suffolk last Thursday 6-5. The pitcher struck out four batters and walked none. Forrest also pitched 6.0 innings and gave up two runs off eight hits. On Friday, Forrest started the game for the Titans as they took on Catholic. She pitched six scoreless innings, while striking out four batters and walking one.
#5-Junior Duncan Watt (Baseball) helped lead the Titan offense last week as they took on Northwestern, Penn. State-Behrend, and Richard Stockton in Florida. On the week, Watt finished with four RBIs off of 13 hits. He also finished with four runs and a .526 batting average.