TRACK & FIELD
Koch named National Athlete of the Week
CEDARVILLE — Cedarville University standout Carsyn Koch has been named the U.S. Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association Division II Women’s Outdoor Track & Field National Athlete of the Week.
The Washburn, Maine native earned the honor after posting a time of 2:03.58 in the 800 meters to win her heat in the elite division on April 16 at the Mt. SAC Relays in Norwalk, Calif.
Koch’s time took nearly two seconds off of her school record and is the third-fastest in Division II history.
She is the first D-II woman to ever run a sub-2:04 time prior to the NCAA Championship.
Koch has the quickest time in Division II so far this spring and is seventh among all collegians in 2016.
She won the D-II indoor 800 title in March and was the 2015 outdoor national runner-up.
According to the school’s website, some of the women’s team will be headed to Columbus to compete in the Jesse Owens Classic on Friday, while the rest of the Yellow Jackets contingent will compete at the Wilmington Invitational at Wilmington College.
Buccaneers defeat Greenon
ENON — Visiting Xenia won all five matches with Greenon in straight sets on Wednesday.
Xenia is now 3-6 overall. Unless the match is rained out , they’ll host Trotwood-Madison at 5:30 p.m. today. Greenon (3-7) will host Riverside Stebbins at 4:30 p.m. today.
Xenia 5, Greenon 0
SINGLES — 1. Jason Jones def. Riley Farrell 6-0, 6-2; 2. Connor Sell def. Brady Whittaker 6-1, 6-0; 3. Zane Cukovecki df. Ryan McNeil 6-3, 6-4;
DOUBLES — 1. Chris Brodsky-Michael Graham def. Mike Deering-Colin Campbell 6-1, 6-1; 2. Spencer Titus-Dorien Morris def. Owen Leathley-Cole McNeil 6-4, 6-2.
Rams fall to West Liberty-Salem
JAMESTOWN — Greeneview’s Brianna Seigfried went 2-for-3 at the plate, but visiting West Liberty-Salem pounded out 14 hits and didn’t commit an error to claim a 14-0 win Wednesday in Ohio Heritage Conference play. The Tigers blew the game open by scoring seven runs in the top of the seventh inning.
Mechanicsburg overshadows Wilson
MECHANICSBURG — Despite Cedarville pitcher Josh Wilson limiting host Mechanicsburg to three hits in the game, the Indians exploded for five runs in the bottom of the sixth to claim a 6-4 win, Wednesday, in Ohio Heritage Conference action. Austin Lewis, C.J. Pahl and Jacob Gannon each had two hits for Cedarville.
AMATEUR SOCCERThree Flyers joing Dayton Dutch Lions
DAYTON — The Dayton Dutch Lions FC is pleased to announce its first three player signings for the upcoming Women’s Premier Soccer League. All three currently play their college soccer locally at the University of Dayton. Flyers signing for this summer are forward Meghan Blank, forward Alexis Kiehl and midfielder/defender Kaitlynn Kiehl.
Forward, Blank is returning to the Dutch Lions for her third season and will be a veteran with the squad. She had a strong fall season starting all 19 matches she played in and is looking to build on that success.
Forward, Kiehl started 42 games for the University of Dayton in the past two seasons. Teammate, sister and Mid/defender Kaitlynn Kiehl appeared in 24 games during her career with the Flyers.
Head coach Ian Richardson shared the following, “It’s always great to have local players as the core of the team and I’m excited to return these three ladies for the summer.”
This will be the Lions’ first season in the WPSL PDL, which is now the highest level of women’s amateur soccer in North America. The Women’s Premier Soccer League is an independent highly competitive national league whose main focus is on the development of premier women’s soccer teams. They have over 100 teams participating throughout the United States.
The WPSL was formed in 1998. It is sanctioned by the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA), who is an affiliate of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the ruling body of soccer in the United States and FIFA the world’s ruling body for soccer.
The women’s Lions home opener is May 22nd at 2:00 p.m. at DOC Stadium on the campus of West Carrollton High School.
Ticket options and more information about the 2016 PDL season can be found on the Dayton Dutch Lions FC website, www.ddlfc.com .