Friday, October 14, 2022

10 DIII Honorees For Woman Of Year


written by STEVE ULRICH
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1. 10 DIII Honorees For Woman Of Year

2022 WOTY Splash
by Carly Lyvers, NCAA

"The Woman of the Year Selection Committee has announced the national Top 30 honorees for the 2022 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. 

Selected from 577 school nominees — a group that was then narrowed to 156 nominees at the conference level — the Top 30 honorees include 10 from each of the three NCAA divisions. Each honoree has demonstrated excellence in academics, athletics, community service and leadership. The honorees represent 14 sports and include nine multisport student-athletes. They have a variety of majors, including biological and biomedical engineering, psychology, business, digital communications, education, nursing, law and policy, and robotics.

The selection committee will select three honorees from each NCAA division, for a total of nine finalists. From those finalists, the NCAA Committee on Women's Athletics will choose the 2022 NCAA Woman of the Year."

>> What They're Saying: "As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX, we recognize the impact of women on college sports and are honored to select 30 incredible student-athletes who have played instrumental roles on their campus, in their community and on their teams," said Renie Shields, chair of the Woman of the Year Selection Committee and senior associate athletics director/senior woman administrator at Saint Joseph's."

DIII Honorees

  • Lizzie Chu, Stevens, volleyball
  • Elaina Clancy, Dickinson, cross country/track and field
  • Ellen Gilbert, Illinois Wesleyan, swimming
  • Karenna Groff, MIT, soccer
  • Reagan Janzen, Nebraska Wesleyan, track and field
  • Sharde Johnson, Colby, track and field
  • Macy Klein, St. Catherine, swimming and diving
  • Erin Nicholas, Middlebury, field hockey, lacrosse
  • Kendall Sanders, Centenary (La.), gymnastics
  • Sophie Srivastava, Chapman, volleyball

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2. CSMAS Considers Updates to Strategic Priorities for Health and Safety

by Justin Whitaker, NCAA

"At its September meeting in Indianapolis, the Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports supported a potential reorganization of the NCAA's health and safety strategic priorities.

The move was among the actions the committee took to support its mission of promoting a safe and healthy environment for student-athletes throughout the Association. 

  1. Strategic Priorities for Student Health and Safety
  2. SAAC Statement on Mental Health
  3. Summit on Cannabis in Collegiate Athletics

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3. ITA Cup Results


The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Cup is underway in Rome, Ga. Formerly known as the Small College Nationals, the event brings together the top players in DIII.


Singles - First Round

  • (1) Sylwia Mikos (Chicago) d. Sarah Yang (Carnegie Mellon), 6-2, 7-5
  • Stephanie Shulman (Emory) d. Sabrina Tang (Grinnell), 6-3, 7-5
  • (4) Angie Zhou (Pomona-Pitzer) d. Suzuka Nishino (UT Dallas), 6-2, 6-1
  • Dakota Fordham (NYU) d. Cassidy Binder (Pacific), 6-3, 5-7, 7-5
  • Sarah Pertsemlidis (MIT) d. Kelsey Dorr (St. Catherine), 6-1, 6-1
  • Ida Krause (NYU) d. (3) Katherine Wurster (Claremont-M-S), 6-2, 6-3
  • Alice Hall (Sewanee) d. Crystal Zhou (Carnegie Mellon), 6-4, 6-4
  • (2) Olivia Soffer (Babson) d. Miranda Yuan (Chicago), 6-2, 1-6, 6-3

  • Mikos d. Shulman, 6-3, 2-6, 6-3
  • Zhou d. Fordham, 6-2, 6-2
  • Pertsemlidis d. Krause, 6-2, 6-2
  • Soffer d. Hall, 5-7, 7-6(2), 6-2


Singles - First Round
  • (1) Aiden Drover-Mattinen (RPI) d. Marco Siviero (Gustavus Adolphus), 6-3, 7-6(2)
  • Nolan Shah (Emory) d. Nicolas Teynie (New Jersey City), 4-6, 6-4, 6-3
  • (4) Tristan Bradley (Bowdoin) d. Caleb Wilkins (Chapman), 6-4, 6-4
  • Jordan Theron (Sewanee) d. Alessio Azzalini (Trinity, Texas), 3-6, 7-5, 6-2
  • Advik Mareedu (Claremont-M-S) d. Luke Westholder (Luther), 6-1, 6-0
  • (3) Thomas Yu (Johns Hopkins) d. Emil Grantcharov (Chicago), 6-2, 7-6(5)
  • Reid Staples (Bowdoin) d. Michael Melnikov (Swarthmore), 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
  • (2) Abhi Ramireddy (Washington, Mo.) d. Rox Rogers (George Fox), 6-2, 6-4
  • Drover-Mattinen d. Shah, 6-2, 4-6, 7-6(4)
  • Bradley d. Theron, 6-0, 6-3
  • Mareedu d. Yu, 6-2, 7-6(0)
  • Staples d. Ramireddy, 7-5, 6-1

>> Complete Results

4. What We're Watching 

  Field Hockey

  • Middlebury (12-0) vs. Trinity, Conn. (10-2)
  • Rowan (13-0) vs. Kean (11-2)
  Soccer (M)
  • Hamilton (8-0-2) vs. Bowdoin (8-1-1)
  • Bethany Lutheran (8-2-3) vs. UW-Superior (8-2-1)
  • Stevens (10-0-2) vs. Lycoming (7-2-4)
  • Mary Hardin-Baylor (6-1-2) vs. Ozarks (9-1-3)
  Soccer (W)
  • Johnson and Wales (11-2-1) vs. Emmanuel (11-1-1)
  • Montclair State (11-1) vs. TCNJ (10-1-1)
  • Illinois Tech (11-2-1) vs. Edgewood (10-1-1)
  • FDU-Florham (12-2) vs. Misericordia (10-0-1)
  • Virginia Wesleyan (9-1-1) vs. Washington and Lee (8-0-4)
  • Trine (5-1) vs. Olivet (5-0)
  • Carnegie Mellon (6-0) vs. Washington & Jefferson (5-1)
  • Trinity, Conn. (4-0) vs. Middlebury (4-0)
  • Bridgewater (5-0) vs. Randolph-Macon (5-0)
  • Ripon (5-0) vs. Lake Forest (5-0)
  • Ithaca (15-3) vs. Salisbury (13-4)
  • Juniata (17-1) vs. Randolph-Macon (14-2)

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5.  Lightning Round 


  • Former Gordon standout Eric Demers and the Boston Celtics agreed to a camp deal for the season.
  • Bethel is cutting nine majors and minors and expanding four programs to deal with shifts in enrollment, The Star-Tribune reported.

   Happy Birthday

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  • Saturday: Gabe Rejonis, Muskingum.
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