HOBART TENNIS STUDENT-ATHLETE WALTER GREEN ’12
EXTENDS HIS WINNING STREAK TO 10 MATCHES WHILE
PLAYING NAZARETH COLLEGE IN BRISTOL FIELD HOUSE.
WILLIAM SMITH HALL OF HONOR
In conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the passage of Title IX, the groundbreaking, gender equity legislation, the Heron Society will induct the Hall of Honor Class of 2012 in an on- campus ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 22. Beth Flannery Rosenthal ’73 (archery/basketball/ swimming), Jane Sala McWilliams ’75 (field hockey/tennis), Kristen Jensen ’82 (basketball/ soccer), Courtney Hutchinson Hundley ’92 (lacrosse/field hockey), Jaimie Van Fossan Kenny ’98 (swimming), Rebecca Gutwin Coons ’06 (rowing), and Susan Bassett (administrator/ coach) will join the Hall while the 1997 national champion William Smith field hockey team will be named a Team of Distinction.
HOBART HALL OF FAME
The Statesmen Athletic Association will induct the Hobart Hall of Fame Class of 2012 in an on-campus ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 10. Andrew D’Eloia ’95 (basketball/lacrosse), Larry Grimaldi ’82 (lacrosse), Tom Grimaldi ’85 (lacrosse), Andrew Horton ’98 (sailing), Scott Iklé ’84 (sailing), Nick Iorio ’38 (lacrosse), and Chris Teerlinck ’93 (soccer) will be the 19th class inducted into the Hall.
WILLIAM SMITH FIELD HOCKEY
In February, the NCAA informed William Smith College that it has been awarded the right to host the 2012 NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship on Nov. 17-18. It will be the second time McCooey Field has hosted the national semifinals and final.
At the annual BLOCK H Awards Dinner, cornerback Drake Woodard ’12 took home the Francis L. “Babe” Kraus Award as the most outstanding senior athlete. The gridiron great was a four-time unanimous first team selection to the All-Liberty League teams and earned D3football.com All-America honors as a senior. The William C. Stiles ’43 Award was presented to hockey’s Greg Ciciola ’12. A team captain, he led Hobart with 15 goals as the Statesmen captured the 2011-12 ECAC West Championship.
WILLIAM SMITH ATHLETICS AWARDS
At the annual William Smith Athletics Awards Banquet, field hockey All-American Kiersten Hamilton ’12 received the Winn-Seeley Award for her achievements in service, leadership, athletics and academics, while soccer All- American Amanda Davis ’12 was presented with the Marion Harrison Greene ’20 Award for accomplishments that made a significant impact on the team. The lone senior on the team this season, Hamilton finished her career in the top 15 in goals, assists and points. Davis was one of 10 seniors to win four straight Liberty League titles and make three trips to the NCAA national semifinals.
Another strong spring racing season put the HWS sailing team in contention for all three ICSA spring national championships. HWS finished third in the team race national championship, just a single win off the champion. The Colleges were sixth at the coed dinghy championship and finished 10th in the women’s dinghy national semifinals. The success on the water translated into a quartet of All-America awards. Skipper Sam Blouin ’12 was a finalist for the Sailor of the Year award and an All-American, skipper Austen Anderson ’12 garnered All-America honorable mention, and Chris Klevan ’12 and Catherine Pelo ’13 were honored as All-American crews.
KIARA OCASIO ’13 WENT 10-5 AT NO. 2 SINGLES
AND 14-4 AT NO. 1 DOUBLES THIS SEASON.
WILLIAM SMITH ROWING
It was a phenomenal season for the Herons on the water. After capturing its second straight Liberty League Championship, William Smith earned a berth in the NCAA Championship. The Heron varsity eight—with All- Americans Kim Goral ’13 and Tess Wiggins ’12 on board—finished third in the grand final and the second varsity eight won the petite final to put the team fourth in the final standings. Head Coach Sandra Chu was named the CRCA Coach of the Year. The varsity eight and novice eight were recognized as the conference’s Crew of the Year and Novice Crew of the Year, respectively.
Despite the fact that Coty Burgess ’13 was the only returning Statesman from the 2010-11 Liberty League Championship winning varsity eight, Hobart still delivered its seventh consecutive conference championship. The Statesmen, who were voted the Liberty League Crew of the Year for a ninth straight year, posted an impressive 11.3-second victory over runner-up Union. The following week, the 2V8 won its third straight gold medal at the state championships.
WILLIAM SMITH LACROSSE (9-9, 7-2 Liberty League)
William Smith improved three games in the win column over 2011 and finished tied for second in the Liberty League. The Herons earned their first berth in the conference tournament since 2009 and picked up their first tourney win, 14-10 over RIT, since winning the 2004 title. William Smith boasted seven players with 11 or more goals, including five seniors. Callie Frelinghuysen ’12 and Lucy Johnson ’12 led the way, earning IWLCA All-Region honors.Johnson broke the Heron season and career marks for center draws.
HOBART LACROSSE (4-9, 2-4 ECAC)
The Statesmen fought through a rash of injuries that robbed the team of several starters and left others playing through nagging injuries. Nevertheless, several Hobart players ranked among the best in the nation at season’s end. Goalie Peter Zonino ’14 led the nation in saves per game (14.58), keeping Hobart in games with a dazzling array of impressive stops. Bobby Dattilo ’12 was second in Division I in both faceoff percentage and ground balls. Cam Stone ’14 led the ECAC and was fourth in the nation in assists and Alex Love ’14 broke the Hobart Division I record for goals in a season with 38, ranking fifth in the nation.
HOBART TENNIS (17-5)
It was a memorable first season for Head Coach Tim Riskie. His Statesmen tied the school record for wins in a season with a 17-5 mark. The team had six singles players reach double digits in the wins column and will return four next season, including No. 1 Bruce Grant ’13 and his partner at No. 1 doubles Michael Fields ’15. Walter Green ’12 was named a Capital One Academic All-American, just the second Statesmen tennis player to earn the prestigious honor.
WILLIAM SMITH TENNIS (15-4)
William Smith put together a perfect April (9-0) and stretched its win streak to 10 with a 5-3 victory over Rensselaer in the quarterfinals of the Liberty League Tournament, the longest win streak in a season in program history. The Herons will return four of the six singles players that reached double digit wins this year, but will be without No. 1 and No. 3 singles players Casey Kennedy ’12 and Joanie Hilton ’12 as well as the No. 2 doubles tandem of Jess McCue ’12 and Katie Serock ’12.
Led by individual medalist Ben Ayres ’14, the Hobart golf team earned its first victory in nearly seven years, capturing the Keuka Spring Invitational by nine strokes over the runner- up. Ayres shot a three-over 75 for a one-stroke victory. Dillon Sass ’14 played all 16 rounds this year and won the team’s scoring title (80.8).
WILLIAM SMITH GOLF
William Smith earned its first tournament victory as a varsity program by winning the 36-hole William Smith Invitational. Individual medalist Kara Capstraw ’15 led the Herons, posting a one-stroke victory over the No. 2 finisher. The Herons’ team victory came by a single stroke over Division II Le Moyne.
HOBART BASKETBALL (23-6, 14-2 Liberty League)
On the hardwood, the Statesmen enjoyed a record-setting season under the leadership of first-year Head Coach Mike Neer. The long-time boss at Rochester ended a one-year retirement to take over at Hobart when Izzi Metz ’98 departed for Division I Boston College. The transition was nearly seamless as the Statesmen captured the Wendy’s College Classic, won the Liberty League regular season title, earned an NCAA tournament at-large bid, picked up the program’s first NCAA tourney win, and rattled off the best record in school history.
Neer was named the D3hoops.com East Region Coach of the Year while forward Matt Pebole ’12 and guard Stefan Thompson ’13 garnered D3hoops.com All-East honors. Guard Joe Gibbons ’14 was voted the Liberty League Defensive Player of the Year and Neer and his assistants were tabbed the conference’s Coaching Staff of the Year.
FOLLOWING ITS 5- 0 SHUTOUT OF NEUMANN, THE HOBART
HOCKEY TEAM CELEBRATES ITS ECAC WEST TOURNAMENT
WIN AT THE COOLER. THE WIN WAS THE SECOND ECAC
TITLE IN STATESMEN HISTORY.
WILLIAM SMITH BASKETBALL (13-12, 9-7 Liberty League)
The William Smith basketball team narrowly missed earning a spot in the Liberty League Tournament, but put together an inspiring season that included several runs at Heron records.
The big preseason news on campus was the knee injury suffered by forward Kristen Kush ’12, the 2010-11 team’s leading scorer. Faced with a surgery that would rob her of her senior season or a long and painful rehab that might allow her to play, she opted for rehab and appeared in all 16 conference games, starting 14. Her gritty performance earned her all- conference honors and a spot in the top 10 in William Smith career history in field goals made (7th, 495), field goal percentage (8th, .459), and scoring average (9th, 12.6 ppg).
Another all-league pick, guard Jackie Murphy ’14 led the conference in rebounding. Her 261 total rebounds are third on the Herons’ all-time list behind Jennifer Goodell ’97 and Gwen Scott ’82.
Guard Sasha Borenstein ’14 led the team in scoring, making 74 3-pointers. Only Jill Brower ’93 has made more threes in a season than Borenstein.
HOBART HOCKEY (16-10-1, 5-6-1 ECAC West)
As January drew to a close, the hockey team was just a game over .500 and staring at a grueling stretch run. Undaunted, the Statesmen caught fire, finishing the season on a 6-1-1 tear that secured the program’s 10th consecutive winning season and ended with its second ECAC West Championship.
For his 26-save shutout of Neumann in the championship game, Nick Broadwater ’13 was named the tournament’s most outstanding player. Greg Ciciola ’12, Brad Richard ’13 and Frank Salituro ’13 earned All-ECAC West praise, and Terrance O’Neill ’15, the ECAC West Co- Rookie of the Year, and Tommaso Traversa ’15 merited a spot on the All-Rookie Team.
WILLIAM SMITH SWIMMING & DIVING
The highlight of a season that saw the Herons post an 8-3 dual meet record was the record- breaking performance of the 400-yard medley relay team at the state championships. Lia Duffy ’14, Casey Sherwin ’13, Katie Stebbins ’13 and Mimi Mahoney ’14 produced a time of 4:07.87, besting the previous mark of 4:08.41 set at last year’s state meet.
HOBART SQUASH (13-18)
Led by All-Liberty League selections Kevin Kent ’12 and Daniel Palaez ’13, Hobart improved by seven wins over 2010-11. The Statesmen capped the season with a three-match win streak to capture the Conroy Cup. Hobart dispatched Colgate 8-1, sweated out a 5-4 win over Northeastern and slipped past Tufts 5-4 in the title match.
WILLIAM SMITH SQUASH (9-12)
It was a tale of two seasons for the Heron squash team. Before the semester break, William Smith fielded an inexperienced lineup and won just two of its first eight matches. After the break, bolstered by the return of several student-athletes from study abroad programs, the Herons took flight. William Smith won seven of its 13 matches in the New Year and finished second in the Epps Cup.
For up-to-the-minute news and results go to www.HWSAthletics.com