From now until Jan. 2, 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. Thursday, we'll unveil the candidates for Female Freshman of the Year.
The sixth annual Frosty Awards will take place in late April 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
TEAM PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
Volleyball v. Anderson on Oct. 12: Against the reigning regular-season champions, the Eagles picked up their marquee win of the season. Entering the night winners of 17 of the last 18, Anderson registered its second-lowest hitting clip of the season as Carson-Newman limited the Trojans to a .065 margin. It was the first sweep for the Eagles against the Trojans in the last 12 matches dating back to a straight set win on Oct. 10, 2014 in the Palmetto State. Dave Franklin's crew posted a .213 hitting clip with Megan Oldenburger leading all players as the only individual in double figures with 11 kills for a .360 attack clip adding nine scoops. Erin Edwards did not make a mistake on the night with nine kills on 23 swings racking up a .391 hitting percentage while adding 1.5 total blocks.
Women's Basketball at #14 North Georgia on Nov. 17: Third-ranked Carson-Newman shot 62 percent in the second half to take the lead and win a Southeast Region title rematch over 14th-ranked North Georgia 91-78 on Nov. 17. It was the first road win for Carson-Newman at a top-15 team since taking down 11th-ranked Anderson 54-51 on Jan. 21, 2016.Carson-Newman went 11-for-15 from the field in the third and a 68-59 advantage entering the fourth frame. All five starters for Mincey's unit scored in double figures as Kayla Marosites led all players with 23 points going 10-for-16 from the field with five boards.
Men's Golf at the Aflac/Cougar Invitational: Carson-Newman picked up its first win of the season with its three best rounds of play in the fall at the Cougar Invitational presented by Aflac back in late September. By the end of the first day, the Eagles were second in the field with a two-round total of 569. In the final round of the tournament, Carson-Newman carded its lowest round score of the fall with a 274, pushing the team to a 10-under 843, the lowest 54-hole total for the program since scoring an 840 at the North Georgia Fall Invitational in 2015. Of the four counting scores in the third round from the five-man team, all sat in the 60s, the only time it happened in the first half of the season. Then ranked 16th in the nation, Carson-Newman closed the event three strokes ahead of No. 4 Florida Southern.
Women's Golf at the King Invitational: For a third-straight season, Carson-Newman left the King invitational with the tournament and top medalist crowns with a win in late September. Through two-rounds, the Eagles carded a 29-over score of 597, the best 36-hole total a Carson-Newman team has scored during coach Suzanne Strudwick's tenure. Six Eagles landed in the top 10 of the field with four in the top five and three in the top three. Freshman Maeve Cummins was the top medalist with a four-over 146 total. She became the first Carson-Newman freshman to win an event since Elizabeth England at the Newberry/Carson-Newman duel on Feb. 2, 2015.
Men's Soccer v. Coker on Sept. 22: Carson-Newman had never won a match at home against Coker in two meetings before the Sept. 22 showdown. The 4-1 victory was highlighted by Tobias Solem Karlsen's third career hat trick that came in a span of 27 minutes during the first half to give the Eagles an early 3-0 lead. Joe Taylor netted his first goal of the season in the 38th minute to put Carson-Newman up 4-0 heading into the break. Those four goals were the most scored in a single game by the Eagles this season. The win was coach Stephen Lyons' 100th career win and his 14th with Carson-Newman.
Women's Soccer v. Coker: The Eagles drubbed the Cobras on Sept. 22 7-0 at McCown Field behind a hat trick from Allie-Anne Blackburn, the first of her career and the first for C-N during the 2018 campaign. Duffy's group posted 31 shots on the day, 17 of which were on frame all the while holding the Cobras to just one.
Women's Soccer at LMU: The Eagles went on the road to Harrogate, Tenn. collecting a 5-2 victory over the Railsplitters on Sept. 19. The Eagles scored just over a minute into the game off the foot of Magda Mosengo, then again just three minutes later on a strike from Emilee Futrell. The win was the fifth-straight over LMU.
Football v. Wingate: Carson-Newman limited the Bulldogs to a paltry 141 yards and zero points through the first three quarters en route to 31-14, 17-point win in the Eagles' home opener at Burke-Tarr Stadium in front of a national audience on ESPN 3. The Bulldogs went through a stretch of eight possessions spanning the second and third quarters where they had six three-and-outs and two interceptions. The Eagles' forced a season-high three turnovers and outgained the Bulldogs 416-312 on the day.