MADISON, N.J. - Another full week of spring sports competition earned 14 student-athletes recognition as Landmark Players of the Week. The Landmark Player of the Week selections are made by the Landmark Conference office.
Junior Dustin Thomsen helped USMMA to a perfect 5-0 week, including a three-game sweep of Landmark foe Scranton. The junior knocked out 9 hits in 15 at-bats, including a .500 average with four hits in eight at-bats against the Royals. He blasted three home runs in the Landmark series, and drove in eight runs while scoring six times. He also walked four times, and for the week he drew five walks with 12 RBI. He also pitched six innings and earned the win in the second game of the series against Scranton.
Catholic's Adam Schroth pitched the Cardinals to a series win over Drew with a strong outing in the series finale. He went six innings, allowing no runs on just one hit while striking out five batters as Catholic won the rubber match of the three-game set. He walked only one batter and hitters managed a .045 average against him in the win.
Pierce Ingram erupted offensively to help Goucher top Drew in a battle of Landmark leaders. Ingram scored a career-high seven goals, finding the net on all seven of his shots as the Gophers rolled to an 18-8 win. He also contributed a caused turnover defensively in the victory.
Marcus Cheathan was a key defensive contributor as Susquehanna claimed a pair of victories. In a Landmark road match, he helped Susquehanna limit USMMA to nine goals and 30 shots by picking up four ground balls and register a pair of caused turnovers. Earlier in the week Susquehanna and Cheatham limited Immaculata to seven goals 39 shots in a win. He produced three ground balls in that contest, giving him seven for the week.
Mary Swarthout provided a pair of strong all-around games as the Cardinals went 1-1against a pair of top-20 nationally-ranked teams. The Cardinals knocked off number-19 Stevenson as she scored three goals and passed out four assists for seven points. Earlier in the week, the team dropped a one-goal match to fifth-ranked Trinity, with Swarthout scoring three times. She also accumulated 15 draw controls, eight ground balls and five caused turnovers.
Drew midfielder Lindsay Fry helped the Rangers to a 1-1 week with strong all-around play. She notched 12 draw controls in a win over Wellesley, two ground balls and a caused turnover, while also scoring three goals and passing out three assists. Against 13th-ranked Stevens, the Rangers pushed the Ducks to overtime with Fry earning six draw controls, three caused turnovers and a ground ball. She also scored three goals.
Catholic's Taylor Stockinger slugged 1.077 with a .615 batting average as Catholic enjoyed a 4-0 week. She scored four runs with two hits, including a double and four RBI as Catholic opened Landmark play with two wins over Juniata. Earlier in the week she was six-for-nine in a doubleheader sweep of Randolph-Macon, blasting a home run and two doubles. She walked three times and stole a base with 11 RBI and six runs scored.
Erin McMakin was 3-0 in the circle for Catholic as the Cardinals went 4-0 including a sweep of a Landmark doubleheader. She tossed a complete-game shutout in the team's Landmark opener against Juniata, allowing only two hits while striking out eight. She also tossed a no-hitter in a non-conference win over Randolph-Macon, fanning seven in that outing. She finished the week with 16s strikeouts in 16 innings pitched, allowing only three earned runs and five hits.
Raul Smego was a perfect 4-0 with two singles and doubles wins as Drew knocked off a pair of Landmark opponents. He won a three-set thriller at first singles in a Landmark win over Scranton, after teaming with Elliot Smego for an 8-6 win at first doubles. Earlier in the week he notched a 6-1, 6-1 win at first singles and again posted a doubles win by an 8-3 score in a road match against Moravian.
Sarit Ashkenazi picked up two points as the Rangers earned their first Landmark win in a tight 5-4 decision over Scranton. Playing at first singles she bounced back from losing the first set to rally to a 0-6, 6-3, 6-1 win at the first position to help seal the victory. She also teamed with Erica Fredrickson to claim an 8-5 victory at third doubles to help the Rangers pick up the victory.
Men's Outdoor Track & Field:
Gary Zack opened the outdoor season with a strong effort in the javelin at the Virginia Team Swashbuckle meet. He produced a toss of 220" 10' just two inches shy of his school record and finished second at the meet. His effort is the best in NCAA Division III so far this season.
Joe Zamadics turned in a pair of top-3 finishes for Susquehanna at the Juniata Invitational. The senior placed first in the 1,500, running a winning time of 4:09.61. He followed that up with a mark of 2:02.07 to place third in the 800 meter run.
Women's Outdoor Track & Field:
Abby Schaffer opened the outdoor season with a winning effort in the pole vault for Moravian at the Virginia Team Swashbuckle meet. The senior produced an ECAC-qualifying mark of 3.85-meters to win the pole vault, a mark that currently ranks third in Division III.
Goucher's Destiny Phillips placed first in three individual events and another relay on the track while also winning an event in the field at the Juniata Invitational. She placed first in the 100-meter dash in a time of 13.21, the 100-meter hurdles by running 15.87 and also the 400-meter hurdles in a mark of 1:06.42. She also was a part of the winning 4x100-meter relay and then she added a win in the long jump.