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Kalsey Featured in Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Wednesday, May 20, 2015


By Chuck Curti

Throughout junior high, Marissa Kalsey tried every sport, but she said she never found one she really liked - or where she excelled.

In track and field, Kalsey finally found her calling: pole vault. She showed an aptitude and a liking for it almost immediately.

She won three WPIAL titles and one PIAA title then carried that success over to college. This week, Kalsey, a junior at Westminster, will go for her third straight NCAA Division III All-American honor in the event at the national championships at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y.

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High Fives: April 20 – April 26


Wednesday, April 29, 2015


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

#1 - Junior Nick Fiorentino (Outdoor Track & Field) was named the overall meet MVP and the Field MVP after winning three events, guiding the Titans to a third-place finish at the 2015 Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Outdoor Track & Field Championships. He won the discus with a throw of 139' (42.36 meters), the shot put with a toss of 50'1.25" (15.27 meters), and the javelin with mark of 189'7" (57.80 meters). All three marks were personal bests, while his mark in the shot put was only 0.05" away from tying a 20-year school record.

#2- First-year Kelsey Phillips (Women's Golf) earned first team All-PAC after posting a four-round score of 365 (96-93-92-84), guiding the Titans to second place at the PAC Championship. 

#3 - Junior Marisa Toensing (Outdoor Track & Field) broke her own school record in the 400-meter hurdles as she won with a time of 1:03.07 at the PAC Championship. She also placed third in the 100-meter dash (12.68) and fifth in the 100-meter hurdles (16.36). Toensing was also the anchor of the 4x400-meter relay team that placed second (4:07.92) and was the last leg of the 4x100-meter relay team that placed fourth with a time of 50.68.

#4 - In the Titans' extra-inning-win against Geneva, first-year Gabby Butcher (Softball) scored the eventual game-winning run in the top of the ninth inning with an RBI-double, scoring sophomore Checka Nardone.

#5 - Sophomore Sean Coyne (Baseball) led the offense with four RBIs and went 1-0 on the mound with only allowing two runs. He added an inside-the-park home run and a double.

Honorable Mention:
-Senior Ross Montanti (Men's Golf) placed 20th with a four-round score of 332 (87-80-85-80).


High Fives: April 13 – April 19


Tuesday, April 21, 2015


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

#1 - Senior Morgan Pierce (Women's Golf) guided the Titans to a first-place finish at the Thiel Invitational on Saturday with a second-place score of 90 out of 22 participants.

#2 - Junior Marisa Toensing (Women's Outdoor Track & Field) broke the school record in the 400-meter hurdles with a third-place time of 1:03.84 on Saturday at Slippery Rock. Additionally, Toensing won an individual event and was also part of a winning relay team on Thursday at the PAC Quad North Meet. Toensing won the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.08 and was also the last leg of the 4x400-meter relay team who clocked in at 4:10.26.

#3 - Senior Jared Heck (Baseball) led the Titan offense with seven RBIs, while adding six runs scored and two stolen bases. Westminster went 2-3 last week.

#4 - Sophomore Emily Lindsey (Softball) tallied team-highs six RBIs, eight hits, six runs scored, and two home runs. The Titans went 1-5 last week.

#5 - Freshman Kornel Foremski (Men's Tennis) went 3-0 at number five singles last week, including a 7-5, 2-6, 10-6 tiebreaker win at Waynesburg. Westminster went 1-2 last week.

Honorable Mention:
-Junior Andrew Brannen (Men's Outdoor Track & Field) won the pole vault with a mark of 13'3.5"(4.05m) at the PAC North Quad Meet.
-Junior Marissa Kalsey (Women's Outdoor Track & Field) won the pole vault with a mark of 13'16" (4.01 meters) at the Slippery Rock Invitational.


High Fives: April 6 – April 12


Wednesday, April 15, 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 (Outdoor Track & Field) claimed first-place honors in the pole vault at Saturday's Westminster Invitational, bettering her own school record with a jump of 13-03.05. She currently holds the number one spot on the Division III outdoor qualifying list and is the lone women's pole vaulter to go over 13 feet this season. Saturday's jump also ranks eighth all-time in Division III women's outdoor track and field history.

#2 - First-year Addie Dieterich (Softball) led the Titan offense batting .563 (9-for-16), including two runs scored, a team-high four doubles, a triple, and two RBIs. She had a slugging percentage of .938, to go along with a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage (14 putouts, 1 assist, 0 errors).

#3 - Sophomore Tyler Bommer (Baseball) led the Titans to a 3-1 record last week with five RBIs, including the game-winning hit in the Titans' 11-10 extra-inning contest versus Bethany.

#4 - Freshman Jametrius Bentley had the highest finish for the men's team with a third place finish in the 100-meter dash with a personal-best time of 10.94.

#5 - In Westminster's win versus Bethany, senior Mike Matisi (Men's Tennis) won no. 2 singles, 6-2, 7-5, and teamed up with junior Troy Abbott for a 9-8 no. 1 doubles win.

Honorable Mention:
-Junior Ashley Smith (Softball) posted a 2-0 record in a pair of starts last week for the 3-1 Titans, recording complete-game victories against Waynesburg and Saint Vincent. She finished the week with a 2.00 earned run average and nine strikeouts and did not issue a walk over her 14.0 innings of work.


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.


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