LANCASTER, Pa. – Ten Ursinus College student-athletes were named to the Centennial Conference All-Sportsmanship Team in their respective spring sports.
The honorees were: Noah Frantz (men's lacrosse), Katherine Eckhoff (women's lacrosse), Jen Hammons (softball), Mike Stanziale (baseball), Connor DeFaber-Schumacher (men's tennis), Maddie Russell (women's tennis), Zach Crebbin (men's outdoor track and field), Sophia Simoes (women's outdoor track and field), Dan Schlitt (men's golf), and Alissa DiGuglielmo (women's golf).
Frantz, a senior, played a key role on defense for the 6th-ranked men's lacrosse team, collecting 13 ground balls and causing four turnovers from his long-stick midfielder position. He is a two-time member of the CC Academic Honor Roll.
Eckhoff was in the midst of a strong start to her junior campaign, notching two goals and two assists in the four games. The midfielder had already established a new career high for goals and matched her previous career high for points while starting a pair of contests. She is also a member of the women's basketball team.
The only senior on a young softball squad, Hammons held a 3.68 ERA in five appearances. She threw one complete game and struck out 12 batters in 19 innings.
Stanziale was swinging a hot bat in the early part of the baseball schedule, hitting .346 with a home run and nine RBIs in just 11 games. He had already produced three doubles and scored six runs, both halfway to career highs, and had accumulated a .414 on-base percentage and .577 slugging percentage.
DeFaber-Schumacher continued to be a rock in the middle of the Bears' lineup, going 11-5 overall this spring. The senior was 5-2 at No. 3 singles and teamed with Simbarashe Kanjanda to compile a 5-1 mark at No. 2 doubles. DeFaber-Schumacher eclipsed 50 career wins in the team's sweep of Arcadia on February 29.
Russell was potentially on the way to an all-conference type of campaign when the spring tennis season was canceled. The sophomore lost only twice in the team's first seven matches, winning five of her seven singles bouts at No. 2 and combining with classmate Cara Freedman to go a perfect 7-0 at No. 2 doubles. Russell was also an Academic Honor Roll recipient.
Crebbin was the Bears' top performer in the jumps during the winter campaign. The sophomore captured a silver medal in the high jump at the indoor championships and placed fourth in the long jump.
Simoes was the senior leader of the throws squad, a consistent contributor who placed fourth in the weight throw at the indoor championships. She was also 11th in the shot put.
Schlitt joined the golf team as a junior and worked his way into the regular lineup, ultimately firing a career-best 81 during the final round of the conference championship. He carded an 85 at this year's Ursinus Invitational.
DiGulgielmo came to the women's golf team as a sophomore and brought her hard-working attitude to the program. She improved her game by leaps and bounds over the ensuing three seasons, posting the best rounds of her career this year. Diuglielmo represented the Bears on the Academic Honor Roll.