Fall Sports Wrap-Up

Dec 14, 2017 12:00 PM

Field Hockey

Record: 5-14 Overall, 0-6 CAC

Highlight: Bobcats collected two shutout wins.

Recap: The Frostburg field hockey team kicked off a new era prior to the 2017 season as Kaitlin Boerman took over the reins of the program and led the Bobcats to five wins in her first season. Two of Frostburg’s five wins came via shutout as the Bobcats defeated both Ohio Wesleyan, 1-0, and Hood, 6-0. Senior defender Savannah Neubert led the country with 12 defensive saves, while classmate Ivy Meissner powered the team with 13 points behind four goals and five assists.

Next Season: Seven of the Bobcats’ top eight scorers return next fall for Boerman’s second year at the helm.

 

Volleyball

Record: 16-12 Overall, 4-5 CAC

Highlight: Bobcats hosted the ECAC Tournament.

Recap: The Bobcat volleyball team cruised to 16 wins after opening the season with eight victories in their first 10 matches. Frostburg carried that momentum throughout the season and earned the right to host the ECAC Tournament in November. The Bobcats earned one of the tournament’s four No. 1 seeds and hosted the semifinals and finals at Bobcat Arena. Frostburg lost in the tournament to eventual champion Westminster. The Bobcats placed sophomore Ashante Corey-Bey on the all-tournament list. Seniors Naya Cheatem and Lindsey Scepura capped the season by being named to the All-CAC Second Team.

Next Season: Corey-Bey leads a talented group of underclassmen who will have to replace the graduation of seven seniors.

 

Men’s Soccer

Record: 6-11-1 Overall, 4-5 CAC

Highlight: Bobcats earned a spot in the CAC Tournament.

Recap: Frostburg closed out its 2017 regular season with three wins in four matches, and the Bobcats earned the sixth seed in the CAC Tournament. All three of those late-season victories came via shutout, and Frostburg finished the season with five shutouts in total. Senior Ernie Williams earned All-CAC honors for the second consecutive year as he landed on the first team this fall after finishing the season with one goal and one assist while starting 17 games. Sophomore Josh McRobie paced the team with 11 points behind five goals and one assist, while first-year keeper Juan Bofill registered 55 saves and five wins.

Next Season: McRobie and Bofill return to lead Frostburg toward another CAC Tournament appearance.

 

Women’s Soccer

Record: 10-9-2 Overall, 7-1-1 CAC

Highlight: Bobcats advance to the CAC Championship game and host the ECAC Championship Opening Round.

Recap: Frostburg advanced to the CAC Tournament Championship game for the second straight season after earning 10 wins and the tournament’s No. 2 seed. The Bobcats used a late-season surge that included six wins in their final seven regular-season games to climb to second in the league standings. The Bobcats shut out rival Salisbury in the first round, 1-0, before falling to Christopher Newport in the title game. Frostburg was also selected to host the opening weekend of the ECAC Championship. Frostburg downed Westminster in the first round before falling to Grove City in the tournament quarterfinals. The late-season run included four shutouts, and Bobcat sophomore Brooke Shehade made her way to 10th in the CAC in goals scored (10) and eighth in points (23). Shehade, along with seniors Melanie Bell and Alyssa Malanik, earned First Team All-CAC honors. Bell also became the program’s seventh Academic All-American.

Next Season: Seven starters return as the Bobcats try and get over the hump and win the CAC title in 2018.

 

Women’s Cross Country

Highlight: Bobcats post three top-five finishes.

Recap: Frostburg posted six top-10 results in seven scoring meets this fall, and three of those finishes came inside the top five. The Bobcats collected back-to-back runner-up showings at the Westmoreland and Messiah Invitationals before taking fourth at the Bobcat Invitational at nearby Maplehurst Country Club. FSU went on to capture eighth place in the CAC Championships. Sophomore Lauren Halvorson powered Frostburg with a 44th-place finish at the CACs, while taking seventh at Westmoreland. First-year Natalie Gray captured 10th at Westmoreland, while sophomore Sarah McCurry led the team with 212th at the NCAA Mideast Regional.

Next Season: Without a senior on this year’s roster, the Bobcats should be able to climb in the CAC Championship results and push for a top-five finish.

 

Men’s Cross Country

Highlight: Bobcats post three wins for the second straight year.

Recap: Frostburg posted three wins on the season with four top-five finishes and six top-10 results in eight meets this fall. In its second week of the season, Frostburg earned a win at the Westmoreland Invitational before posting wins at the Bobcat and Hood invitationals. The Bobcats finished sixth at the CAC Championships and capped their year by taking 31st at the NCAA Mideast Regionals. Junior Robert Romano was Frostburg’s top finisher throughout the season as he finished runner-up at Westmoreland before taking third at the Bobcat and Hood invitationals. Sophomore Timothy Wolodkin posted two second-place finishes at Westmoreland and the Bobcat Invitational, while sophomore Jacob Rickards was third at Westmoreland and eighth at Maplehurst Country Club at the Bobcat Invitational.

Next Season: Frostburg returns what may be its deepest and most talented roster in several years and will again be led by Romano, Wolodkin and Rickards.

 

Football

Please see story here: https://www.frostburg.edu/news/eNews/Winter%202018/bobcat-football-stands-tall-at-ncaa-playoffs.php

 

– Noah Becker M’06