April 29, 2014

Frame, Hensley named Athletes of the Year at Inaugural Frosty Awards

Jefferson City, Tenn. - Men's soccer's Ross Frame and softball's Kelli Hensley were named male and female athlete of the year, respectively, at the inaugural Frosty Awards Tuesday evening in Gentry Auditorium. 

The winners and nominees for the Frosty Awards follow.  

Male Athlete of the Year - Ross Frame, men's soccer

An All-American selection and the SAC men's soccer Player of the Year, Frame was one of two members of the South Atlantic Conference to earn All-American honors this season. He is the first C-N men's soccer All-American since 2008, and the program's 10th overall.  This fall, Frame put up 20 goals, three away from the school record, landing him the no. 5 spot in the nation and making him the fourth player in C-N history with 20 goals or more in a single season.  Frame's 11 assists on the season tie him for seventh in the nation.  

Frame was a fundamental part of the team this season; Carson-Newman made program history this year by advancing to the final match of the national tournament, two rounds further than the previous record set in 2005.

Other Nominees: 

Antoine Davis (Men's Basketball)

Ish Sanders (Men's Basketball)

Jonathan Kim-Moss (Men's Golf)

Jaycob Coleman (Football)

Cassadine Blassingame (Track and Field)

Bo Ausmus (Baseball)

Female Athlete of the Year - Kelli Hensley, softball

Hensley has a chance at becoming just the third player in SAC and the second in Carson-Newman history to hit for .500 or better in a single season.  She's hitting .494 heading into the South Atlantic Conference tournament.  She is a first team All-SAC selection and C-N softball's 13th conference player of the year.  Hensley needs two more hits to match Carson-Newman's single season hits record and five more to match the conference mark.  She leads the nation in triples with nine and is eighth in the nation in batting average.  Hensley needs for more triples to match the conference and school single season record.

Meridith Hawkins (women's golf)

Katie Brown (women's tennis)

Jai Jai McLaughlin (women's basketball)

Tiana Mills (track)

Rachel Harper (volleyball)

Play of the Year - Rachel Harper's under-the-net save (volleyball)

Rachel Harper (Chattanooga, Tenn.) ducked under the net to play a ball back in a 3-2 loss to rival LMU.  Lauren Santarelli's (Colorado Springs, Colo.) first ball flew over the net, but outside the antennas. Harper scooted over to LMU's side to make the over-the-shoulder save before Kristen Pickett (Cleveland, Tenn.) gave a free ball back to the Railsplitters to keep the point rolling.   Emily Schultz gave the point to the Eagles with a kill from the right side. The play was featured on ESPN, Deadspin, AVCA, and the NCAA for its incredible nature. 

Other nominees:  

Joao Pedro Dowsley's semifinal game winner (men's soccer)

Tyron Douglas' 64 yard pinball run (football)

Joe Tipton's walk-off bomb (baseball)

Jonathan Kim-Moss conference-title-clinching chip (men's golf)

Kelli Hensley's two-RBI walk-off triple (softball)

Patricia Guerreiro and Breanne Tremblay's 50-point tiebreak win (women's tennis) 

Female Performance of the Year - Tiana Mills breaks three school records at the PowerSox Invite (track and field)

Carson-Newman freshman Tiana Mills was named the South Atlantic Conference Female Field Athlete of the Week following her school-record-breaking performances at the PowerSox Invitational.  Mills earned first in the women's long jump and second in the triple jump, breaking the school records for both events.  Her 18'-2.25" leap in the long jump bested the previous school record by nearly a foot and a half.  Her 35"-11.25" tally in the triple jump was 5.25 inches longer than the previous mark set more than a decade ago.  In addition, Mills was a part of the school-record setting 1,600 meter relay team.

Other nominees: 

Jai Jai McLaughlin turns in triple double in conference tourney (women's basketball)

Meridith Hawkins tears through the Smokey Mountain Intercollegiate (women's golf)

Kalyn Davis fires a perfect game versus Erskine (softball)

Sara Kelley matches school record for total bases versus Concord (softball) 

Rachel Harper pounds Converse to open the year (volleyball)

Amanda Henderson earns all-conference honors in the 200 back (women's swimming) 

Comeback of the Year - Whitney Kyle brings women's basketball back from the brink at Newberry­

Carson-Newman women's basketball needed a victory in its regular season finale at Newberry to clinch a home first round SAC tournament game.  Things looked bleak with the Eagles trailing by six with 52 seconds left. Then Whitney Kyle (Jefferson City, Tenn.) happened.  The junior willed Carson-Newman to the victory by scoring the final eight points in the contest after C-N trailed 48-42. After cutting Newberry's lead to 49-48, she stole the ensuing inbounds pass and scored with a right-side layup to give Carson-Newman a 50-49 lead over the Wolves with 14 seconds to play, which would be the final score.

Other nominees: 

Baseball rallies in extra innings versus Brevard

Men's hoops surges in the final three minutes versus Wingate

Softball rallies twice versus Mars Hill

Women's soccer scores two in last 20 minutes for win at league-leading LMU

Coach of the Year - Richard Moodie, men's soccer

For his efforts in tutoring Carson-Newman men's soccer to its first ever national title appearance, Richard Moodie was named the Captain U national coach of the year.  Moodie saw striker Ross Frame earn All-American honors as the Eagles streaked through the national tournament as the ultimate Cinderella.

Other nominees: 

Randy Wylie

Chuck Benson ­

Ken Sparks  

Suzanne Strudwick   

Male performance of the year - De'Andre Thoams, Football v. Wingate

The sophomore quarterback was 13-for-16 through the air with 172 yards and two touchdown tosses to go along with 19 carries and 123 rushing yards and three touchdowns, his second three rushing touchdown performance of his career. Thomas led an offense that racked up 648 total yards of offense, Carson-Newman's best offensive output of the 2013 campaign.

Other Nominees:

Cassadine Blassingame at Terrier Relays

Quinton Yocom shutout v. Newberry

Ross Frame's hat trick at Coker

Josh Grover all-conference in 400 IM

Kim-Moss three even to under par rounds at McDonough Cup 

Ish Sanders v. Lenoir-Rhyne

Newcomer of the Year - Ross Frame, men's soccer

An All-American selection and the SAC men's soccer Player of the Year, Frame was one of two members of the South Atlantic Conference to earn All-American honors this season. He is the first C-N men's soccer All-American since 2008, and the program's 10th overall.  This fall, Frame put up 20 goals, three away from the school record, landing him the no. 5 spot in the nation and making him the fourth player in C-N history with 20 goals or more in a single season.  Frame's 11 assists on the season tie him for seventh in the nation.

 

Frame was a fundamental part of the team this season; Carson-Newman made program history this year by advancing to the final match of the national tournament, two rounds further than the previous record set in 2005.

 Other nominees: 

Tiana Mills

Sawyer Williams

Kaitlyn Cupples

Michael Cogliano

Gabrielle Gianeselli

Eien Jacob

The Swim team 

Team of the Year - Men's Soccer 

With a 16-6-1 overall record, the Eagles won 12 of their final 14 matches before falling 2-1 in the national championship game to Southern New Hampshire. The Lads made history by advancing to the Elite Eight for the first time since 2005, winning for the first time ever, and pushing two matches further to the championship game, a feat accomplished by no previous C-N men's soccer team.

Men's soccer had, perhaps, the moment of the season as Joao Pedro Dowsley scored in the final minute of the Final Four match with Simon Fraser that guaranteed the Eagles a spot in their first ever title game. The play was improbable for several reasons.  One, there's the absolute gem of a clearance from keeper Rumwald Le Guevel to put the ball onto the Eagles' offensive third, two, there's the majestic flick on by Kristian Speake, three, there's Dowsley's actual goal, which itself was improbable. Dowsley had spent the first half of the season on the bench with an injury and the between-the-legs game winner with 1:11 left on the clock proved to be his first and only goal of the season.

In his second season as the head man of men's and women's soccer and third as the men's soccer coach, Richard Moodie was hand-selected to be the DII 2013 Coach of the Year by the CaptainU committee in San Francisco, Ca. in early January. The Lads were unranked going into the tournament. Ross Frame was named the SAC player of the year and third team All-American among other accolades. Joining frame on the first team All-SAC group was Sindre Welo and Rumwald Le Guevel. Defenders Matheus Bachi, Christopher Trejo and Rurik Pereira were honorable mentions.

Other nominees: 

Men's Golf

Men's Basketball

Football

Women's Golf

Upset of the year - Men's Hoops over no. 7 LMU 

On February 5, 2014, the Eagles defeated No. 7 Lincoln Memorial 79-77 at Holt Fieldhouse. The Eagles notched their second straight win against teams ranked in the top 10. C-N beat LMU when it was ranked fifth in the nation 64-61 on the road in 2011 – its last game against a team in the top 10.  The win also snaps a 13-game win streak for the Railsplitters and a 12-game road winning streak (the second longest in the nation). The Railsplitters came into the game sinking an average of 52 percent of their shots.  The Eagles held them to 26-of-66 from the field, 39.4 percent. It marks just the second time this year LMU has been held under 40 percent shooting from the field.  Ish Sanders led the Eagles with a game-high 25 points, Antoine Davis followed with 20 points, including a career high 10 made free throws. Jared Johnson rounded out C-N's three-headed monster with 17 points.  

Other nominees:

Baseball over Lee

Men's soccer over #4 Rollins

Men's Golf at the SAC tournament

T.J. Davis at the Sea Ray Relays

Women's Basketball at L-R 

Women's soccer over LMU

Team award winners: 

Athletic Training

Wounded Warrior of the Year Kevin Leatherwood

Wounded Warrior of the Year Lacy Miller

Cheerleading 

Leadership Award Taylor Parker

Eagle Spirit Lauren Catlett

Cheerleader of the Year Brandi Lewis

Leadership Award Lendsay Mayes

Eagle Spirit Award Tinsley Tullos

Dancer of the Year Tessa Desforges

 

Men's Soccer 

Freshman of the Year Jalen Goddard

Player's Player of the Year Matheus Bachi

Player of the Year Ross Frame

 

Women's Soccer 

Freshman Player of the Year Megan Peterson

Player's Player of the Year Tiarna McKenna 

Player of the Year Sidnee Edwards

Men's & Women's Tennis 

Male Award

Most Improved Player Austin Mackay

Most Wins Austin Mackay

Most Valuable Player Austin Mackay

Female Award

Most Improved Player Jessica Edds

Most Valuable Player Katie Brown

Most Wins Katie Brown

16 - 0 Undefeated Regular Season

 

Swimming 

Male Award

Leadership Award Benjamin Young

Biggest Splash Award Joshua Grover

Eagle Award Sam Schechter

Female Award

Leadership Award Aly Kaywork

Biggest Splash Award Amanda Henderson

Romans 12 Award Nancy Claire Smith

 
 

Baseball 

Bobby Wilson Scholar Athlete Award Daniel Sharp

Frosty Holt - Most Dedicated Award Trace Rogers

Best Defense Peter Rajkovich

Best Pitcher Michael Cogliano

MVP Bo Ausmus

 

Softball 

Best All Around Sara Kelley

Best Defense Caitlyn Lance

Highest Batting Average Kelli Hensley 

100% Award Cassie Lyons

Women's Basketball

Best Offense Tatum Burstrom

Triple Double Award Jai Jai McLaughlin

Eagle Award Kaitlyn Cupples

Most Improved Chante' Markus

 

Men's Basketball 

Collin Crane Leadership Award Antoine Davis

 

Football 

Captain Jaycob Coleman

Captain Alex Taylor

Most Improved Award Deandre Thomas

Eagle Spirit Award William Alderman

McDonald Leadership Award Andy Hibbett

John Abe Teague Jonathan Sites

Roy Harmon Award  William Alderman

 

Men's Golf

Most Valuable Player Jonathan Kim-Moss

Most Improved Nick Kennedy

Academic Excellence Corey Bray

Outstanding Leadership Rafael Jackson

 

Women's Golf

Player of the Year Meridith Hawkins

Short Game of the Year Mary Tunnell

Talons Up Award Chelsea Passmore

 

Volleyball

Academic Excellence Kiana Sedlacek

Senior Recognition & Leadership Award Emily Schultz

 

Men's & Women's Cross Country 

Male Award

Leadership Award Stephen Patton

Most Valuable Eagle ( 9 x 12 ) Nick Guerra

Most Improved Patrick Stump

Paul Butterfield Award Jonathan Chastain

Female Award

Leadership Award Amanda Bowman

Most Valuable Eagle Amanda Bowman

Most Improved Sarah Honaker

 

Men's & Women's Track & Field

Male Award

Outstanding Runner Brandon Lindley

Outstanding Field Events TJ Davis

Overall Point Winner Cassadine Blassingame

Female Award

Outstanding Runner Shauntae Miller

Outstanding Field Events Tiana Mills

Overall Point Winner Jessica Azor

 

Male Scholar Athlete of the Year:

Garret W. Duron GPA: 3.9136

Evan D. Kirkpatrick GPA: 3.6972

Female Scholar Athlete of the Year

Jennifer L. Ott GPA: 3.9659

Brittany Lauren Bass GPA: 3.9091

Academic Athlete of the year 

Lucas Watson GPA: 3.81

Booster of the Year

Allen Morgan