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The Blue Jays almost pulled out another upset, going back-and-forth with top-seeded Widener for 55 minutes in the semifinal round before falling 8–6. Six players earned All-MAC recognition, including first team selections Brendan Corcoran ’12, Greg Kenneally ’11 and Mike Kenneally ’11. Shawn Corcoran ’12, Casey Decker ’14 and Dustin Mulcahey ’11 were named to the All-MAC Second Team.

As to be expected with a young squad, there were hills and valleys to navigate this past spring. The Blue Jays scored 10 goals or more nine times in 16 games, and put together a season-long three-game winning streak from March 30 to April 6. They also experienced some heartbreaking defeats against some of the MAC’s top teams, including an 11–10 loss to Messiah in overtime and a 7–6 loss to Lycoming in double overtime. E-town finished 9–7 overall and 6–5 in the MAC. First-year attack Derek Kline ’14, led the squad with 34 goals. Shawn Corcoran had 29 and Cory Boushell ’13 netted 25. Greg Kenneally finished his career as the seventh leading point-scorer in program history, while his brother, Mike, is third on the school’s career ground balls list with 229.

Women’s Lacrosse

Elizabethtown closed its 2011 season with 16 wins and a spot in the national rankings for the second straight year. The Blue Jays, ranked 17th in the IWLCA Division III Poll, rode Middle Atlantic Conference Player of the Year and senior captain Sarah Cullinan ’11 to a fourth straight appearance in the conference championship game.

Though E-town could not solve Messiah in the title game, the Blue Jays finished with their fifth consecutive season of 10 wins or more under head coach Mike Faith. Cullinan, Alexis Morris ’13 and Kara Solesky ’14 all were named to the All-MAC First Team at their respective positions. Three other players, Lindsey Miller ’14, Bari Rosenstein ’14 and Katie Scheurich ’12, earned second team spots. Sophomore Becky Porter ’14, a 45-goal scorer, was an All-MAC Honorable Mention pick.

Additionally, Morris and Solesky were chosen to IWLCA All-Metro Region teams. The Blue Jays finished the season with a 16–4 overall record and won 11 of their 12 conference games. Sarah Cullinan was named IWLCA First Team All-American. She’s the first player in program history to earn a spot on the first team and the third player in the last three years to be named to one of the IWLCA All-America teams. Cullinan, who Faith called one of the

best all-around players he’s ever coached, left many marks on the program. She ended her career fifth in points (224), fifth in goals (133), second in assists (91), first in ground balls (192) and first in caused turnovers (161).

Softball

Consistency from sophomore catcher Courtney Comstock ’13 and the power-infused swing of Elly McCarthy ’13 were two factors in the Blue Jays finishing a game over .500 at 19–18 this season. Both players were All-Common-wealth Conference First Team choices and appeared on NFCA All-East Region teams. Comstock hit .328 from the leadoff spot and scored a team-high 41 runs. She had 11 extra-base hits over the course of the season and walked 23 times. McCarthy, in just her second year wearing blue and gray, already stands tied for the

program’s career home run record with 15. Career home run number 15 came during a win over Albright on the final day of the regular season.

E-town used only two pitchers for the third straight season. Both 2011 pitchers, Julie Sebastian ’12 and Emily Vogel ’13, were the only players to take the rubber for the Blue Jays for the second year in a row. Sebastian struck out 84 while throwing 18 complete games during an 11-win season. She registered a 2.43 earned run average over 149.2 innings pitched. Vogel won eight games. The Blue Jays finished 6–8 in the Commonwealth Conference, just shy of their second straight playoff berth.

Men’s Tennis

Elizabethtown, which took the Commonwealth Conference title for the second time in school history this spring, made its first trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament in the program’s 65-year history. The Blue Jays fell to Grove City, 5–3, in the first round, finishing the year 13–6. Junior Manrique Arrea ’12, the Commonwealth

Conference’s Player of the Year and Tournament MVP, compiled a 14–5 singles record on the season. Arrea, the team’s No. 1 singles player, ranks second on the school’s all-time singles wins list with 46 (46–16). He’s registered the fourth most combined (single and doubles) victories in a career after just three seasons with 83. Sophomore’s Billy Freitag ’13 and Eric Fritzges ’13 also contributed greatly to E-town’s 84–60 singles record in 2011. Their joint efforts culminated in 26 victories and both were named to the All-Commonwealth Conference Second Team. Sophomore Paul Whitman ’13 captured a team-high 17 singles wins for the Blue Jays this season, playing primarily at No. 4. Whitman’s youth is exemplary of the Elizabethtown’s 11-man roster, which featured just one senior and nine underclassmen.

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J ay S ports d e s k

Sophomore catcher Courtney Comstock played every single inning this season as the Blue Jays won 19 games.

Among the career leaders in many statistical categories, senior Sarah Cullinan was named IWLCA First Team All-American this season. She is the first player in program history to earn that high of an honor.

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