From now until Jan. 1, the Carson-Newman Athletic Communications Department will debut the Frosty Award nominees for the fall semester. These are the fall nominees for Team Performance of the Year. Wednesday, we'll unveil the candidates for Female Freshman of the Year.
The fifth annual Frosty Awards will take place in early May and honor athletic excellence in Carson-Newman's athletic department.
- Team Performance of the Year
- Female Newcomer of the Year
- Male Newcomer of the Year
- Coach of the Year
- Team of the Year
- Game of the Year
- Play of the Year
- Male Freshman of the Year
- Female Freshman of the Year
- Upset of the Year
- Comeback of the Year
- Male Performance of the Year
- Female Performance of the Year
- Female Athlete of the Year
- Male Athlete of the Year
Women's Soccer vs. Columbus State: In the Southeast Region ritle match, the Eagles defeated 10th-ranked Columbus State 6-0. It was the most goals CSU allowed in a match since 2005 when Lincoln Memorial garnered a 7-3 victory. The six-goal drubbing is the largest loss for Columbus State since coach Jay Entlich took over in 2004. Goalkeeper Jackie Burns and the C-N defense held the No. 1 offense in the nation at bay as the Cougars let off a season-low eight shots on goal and were shutout for just the second time all year. The six goals for the Eagles were the most in their 25 NCAA tournament games, garnering a hat trick from Mosengo and other goals from Wade, Futrell and Seed. After a 2-0 lead at halftime, C-N collected four goals in the final 22 minutes.
Women's Basketball vs. Columbus State: In a meeting with the reigning Southeast Region champions, Carson-Newman produced its third-highest scoring total in program history beating Columbus State 119-91 on Nov. 26. Six players scored in double figures. Haris Price (Gatlinburg, Tenn.) led the Lady Eagles with 26 points, seven assists and six rebounds going 10-for-18 from the field in the game. Mika Wester (Newport, Tenn.) also flirted with a triple-double with 15 points, seven boards and seven helpers. Mike Mincey's squad picked off 25 turnovers lead to 30 points off of giveaways tallying 42 fast break points in the game. Overall, the Lady Eagles shot 53 percent from the floor and gobbled up a season-high 58 rebounds.
Men's Basketball vs. Columbus State: Carson-Newman shot a blistering 61.9 percent from the field and used dominant defensive effort to crank by Columbus State, a team that has made three straight NCAA tournaments, 99-69 Sunday afternoon at Holt Fieldhouse. The Eagles' 30-point margin of victory is their largest of the season. It propelled Carson-Newman to a 6-0 start, the Eagles' best start since they opened up the 1987-88 season with six straight wins. Carson-Newman shot at least 60 percent from the field for a third game this season. The contest saw Charles Clark (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) join the 1,800-point club, albeit on a night where he wasn't the Eagles primary star. Clark only had 12 points, a season-low for the Eagles' leading scorer and preseason All-American. Clark went 3-for-5 from the field, but acted more as a facilitator and distributor, dolling out five assists for a third time in four games. Carson-Newman improved to 18-1 all-time when Clark produced at least five dime drops. In Clark's scoring stead, Malik Abraham (Snellville, Ga.), Josh Murray (Burlington, N.C.) and Shaun Jones (Lawrenceville, Ga.) erupted. The trio combined for 59 points led by Abraham's 22.
Women's Soccer vs. Wingate SAC Final: The Eagles dominated Wingate in the South Atlantic Conference Final in Rock Hill, S.C. by a final of 4-0 which included a hat trick from Lauren Wade. It was the third-straight league championship for the Eagles, all of which have came over the Bulldogs. Wade collected the first goal just 2:45 into the match before the freshman Huffstetler accompanied Wade again to make it 3-0 just over 12 minutes into the match. Wade eventually connected on her third goal in the 63rd minute. C-N held Wingate to just two shots on frame on the day. The win helped the team finish the regular season and tournament play unbeaten, a feat which had never been done in the history of the SAC or the C-N women's program.
Men's Soccer vs. LMU: A 3-0 victory over the Railsplitters on Oct. 4 gave the No. 25 Eagles their best start (8-1-1, 5-0-1) through 10 games since 2007, a season when the team started 9-1. In the win over LMU, Tobias Solem Karlsen notched his second hat trick of the season, making him the first to do so in program history, including a penalty kick in the 84th minute that sealed the deal for C-N's sixth-straight shutout victory. The defense stood its ground in the outing, only allowing just three of LMU's 11 shots to fall on goal. Eagles' goalkeeper Twan Verweij recorded three saves in the win, picking up his seventh shutout of 2017.
Volleyball vs. Queens: Against the eventual SAC Tournament champions, the Eagles limited the Royals to their third-lowest attack percentage of the season at .086 with six rejections in a sweep at Holt Fieldhouse. Queens did not record a block as C-N posted a .218 hitting clip. Alex Biro (Ootlewah, Tenn.) produced one of the most efficient outings of the year for C-N with eight kills on 12 swings without a miscue to hit .667. Marnie Streeter (Golvein, Va.) led all players on the night with 16 kills hitting .275 while piling up seven digs. Megan Oldenburger (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) notched a career-high 22 digs as she cranked out eight kills.
Women's Golf at the Music City Invitational: The team's first appearance at the Music City Invitational was bound to be an interesting one as the team prepared to take on some of the nation's top teams. The Eagles finished second overall, 20 strokes behind the No. 1 team in the nation in the University of Indianapolis. The Eagles opened the event with a round of 311 before shooting 304 on the second day, moving from fourth on the leaderboard to second by the conclusion, jumping over No. 9 Grand Valley State and the University of Findlay for the second-lowest score at the event. Elizabeth England and Taylor Hayes propelled the Eagles up the leaderboard, shaving six strokes off of their scores from the first to second rounds to finish at a tie for eighth. Freshman Matilda Frovenholt took the 13th spot on the leaderboard while Reagan Kinnie and Jayla Sims tied for 17th.