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Athletic Director: Dale Plummer
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[Williamson] Seven More Student-Athletes Awarded a 3-Year Varsity Letterman JacketMarch 20, 2018
Seven Williamson senior Winter athletes were awarded a 3-Year Varsity Letterman Jacket in a special ceremony held after this morning's daily chapel service.
The jackets are awarded to any Williamson student who participates in varsity athletics for the entire three years he is attending Williamson.
"It was a great tradition back in the day that somehow got lost over the years," explained Williamson athletic director Dale Plummer. "When President Round arrived five years ago, he felt we really needed to do something to honor the guys for the time they put in and sacrifices they make to play a sport for three years, so he reinstituted the policy then. It has been a huge hit ever since."
Earning a jacket this time around were senior wrestlers Austin Jacque (SR/Media, PA), Charles Faustino (SR/Glenolden, PA), Matt Bilotta (SR/Springfield, PA) and Andrew Schlegel (SR/Morrisville, PA), as well as senior basketball players Ryan Carlino (SR/Lancaster, PA), Jose Montanez Jr. and Raymond Drulik (SR/Chichester, PA).
"We are extremely proud of the guys and grateful for their efforts over their three years at Williamson and this is a way for us to be able to thank them for their efforts and let them know how much we appreciate each one of them," closed Plummer
[Baseball] Williamson Rallies for Dramatic Extra Innings WinMarch 17, 2018
[Baseball] Mechanics Start Strong and Never Let Up in 16-6 VictoryMarch 17, 2018
Corey Shupp (JR/Galloway, NJ), Bobby Jones (FR/Chichester, PA), C.J. Cardell (JR/Norwood, PA) and Bryan Archambo (FR/Newtown Square) each had two hits while James Muscarella (SR/West Chester, PA) allowed just three hits during his time on the mound, as Williamson defeated Penn State Hazelton, 16-6, in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday.
In addition to his two hits Cardell also scored four runs as Williamson raced to a 9-0 lead. The Lions then rallied to pull to within 9-6 but that was as close as they would get as Williamson pulled away late for their first victory of the year.
[Men's Lacrosse] Mechanics Ride Big Second Quarter to WinMarch 17, 2018
After battling two nationally ranked teams and then the weather the past two weeks, the Williamson lacrosse team understandably started off slow in their road game against Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville.
"We played like we were still on the bus in the first period," shared head coach Jim DeRose. Fortunately for DeRose and the team, they were able to shake off the rust and outscore their hosts by ten goals in the second quarter and carry that momentum through the rest of the game in an 18-9 victory.
Williamson was able to spread things out on offense, as eight different players scored goals in the victory. James Moorhead (FR/Norwood, PA) led the way with four goals and an assist, while Jacob Long (FR/Newtown Square, PA) also scored four goals. Kevin Colgan (SR/Drexel Hill), seeing his first action on the year, added three goals and an assist. Zachary Faust (FR/Newtown Sqaure, PA) and Chris Munn (FR/Drexel Hill, PA) added two goals each, while Gino DiCamillo (JR/Broomall, PA), Jim Carey and Rob Pugh (JR/Brookhaven, PA) each added a goal.
After two shorthanded losses to nationally ranked teams, the Mechanics move to 1-2 on the year. They next take on Temple Univeristy on Thursday night, March 22.
[Men's Basketball] Mechanics Save Their Best for LastFebruary 20, 2018
Facing backyard rival Delaware County Community College is always a daunting task. Facing them with just seven players on Senior Night, made the task even more daunting. Yet, when the chips were down, all seven of Williamson's players stepped up and propelled the Mechanics to an improbable 68-60 upset win on Tuesday night.
With more injuries and games missed by players this year than perhaps ever before in school history, few would have blamed the Mechanics if they threw in the towel on Tuesday night. Yet, each of the seven players that dressed showed the true heart and determination that makes a Williamson man and in the end, they gutted out the victory.
Playing perhaps his best game of the year, it was only appropriate that senior Ryan Carlino (SR/Lancaster, PA) led the way for Williamson. He had a game high 23 points, shooting 10-15 form the floor. He also added six rebounds to close out a stellar career.
Carlino was not alone however, as fellow seniors Ray Drulik and Jose Montenez (SR/Chester, PA) both had outstanding games as well. Drulik added six points, shooting three for four from the floor, and added three rebounds and two steals. While Montanez didn't score, he played outstanding defense, while chipping in with three rebounds and three assists.
A huge help for Williamson was the return of Kyree Freeman (JR/Glenarden, MD), who had missed the last four games with a shoulder injury. Though he struggled a bit early on, he managed to score 17 points and dish out four assists. Gus Pagan (JR/Prospect Park, PA) also had an outstanding game, adding nine points, four assists and not turning the ball over a single time. Coming back from an illness that saw him miss over a week of action, Ryan Tobin (JR/Newtown Square, PA) added six points for the Mechanics. Nazir Goldston also was a big factor in the win, adding seven points, four assists and five rebounds.
"Our seniors hung in there. Obviously going from being the number three ranked team in the country last year to only winning twelve games this year isn't what we had anticipated, but those three guys hung in there and were real leaders for us. I'm proud of them and their families and for all they have contributed to the basketball program and to Williamson as well. They are excellent ambassadors for the college," shared Williamson head coach Bill Michaels.
Looking to the future, things look bright in the sense that at times on Tuesday, there were four underclassman on the floor for Williamson, and each time that unit played well together. The issue will be depth as with just six players returning, Williamson needs help with filling out a roster next year.
"We have a good core of juniors that will lead the way for us next year. They know what it takes to get to nationals and I fully anticipate they will commit themselves to doing what it takes to get us back there next year. We are not that far off," closed Michaels.
[Baseball] Mechanics Drop Home OpenerMarch 15, 2018
Jon Polililo pitched 6 1/3 innings of strong relief but 6 unearned runs doomed Williamson early on the way to a 10-2 defeat at the hands of Valley Forge Military College.
Bobby Jones (FR/Chichester, PA) had a double and 2 RBIs to lead Williamson, while Corey Shupp (JR/Galloway, NJ) went 2 for 3. Konstantinos Karros (FR/Aston, PA) added a double for Williamson who dropped to 0-3 on the year.
Williamson next hosts Penn State Hazelton on Saturday in a noon doubleheader.
[Men's Wrestling] Jacque's Tournament Run comes to an EndMarch 09, 2018
After pinning Kyler Kelsch from Dixie State in the Consolation Round of 16 at the 2018 National Collegiate Wrestling Association National Championships, Austin Jacque (SR/Media, PA)'s run at All-American status came to a halt in the Consolation Round of 8. In that match, Jacque lost to Benje Hund from Queens College by a score of 12-5 to end his tournament and his Williamson wrestling career.
It was another fine run at Nationals for Jacque, who won the 2018 NCWA Mid-East Conference championship at 197 pounds. He came one win short of All-American status his freshman year and came up just a bit short again this year as well. He missed Nationals last season due to a broken collar bone.
Based on the efforts of Jacque, Zakaria Elfernani (FR/Newtown Square, PA) and Jeremy Gannon (FR/Aston, PA), Williamson currently stands in 45th place in the team standings at Nationals out of 79 teams competing.
[Williamson] This weekend's sporting events have been postponedMarch 09, 2018
Due to the snow and wet weather, this weekend's baseball and lacrosse games have been postponed.
The lacrosse team's home game against Drexel University has been moved to Saturday, April 7 @ 1:00 P.M. at home. No word yet on any make-up dates for the baseball team's doubleheader at Penn State Scranton.
[Men's Wrestling] Tough Night for Williamson WrestlersMarch 08, 2018
It was a tough night for the Williamson wresting team and the first day of the 2018 National collegiate Wrestling Association National Championships drew to a close. Facing an elimination match in the 141 pound weight class, Williamson freshman Zakaria Elfernani (FR/Newtown Square, PA) gave it all he could but came up short, as he was eliminated from the tournament by Michael Harris of Emmanuel College by a score of 13-7. He finished his day going 2-2 in the tournament.
Senior Austin Jacque (SR/Media, PA), who was wrestling in the Round of 16, knew he was facing a battle as he faced one of the tournament favorites to win it all, Jack Dahlgren from Grays Harbor College. Dahlman proved to live up to the hype as he dominated the match from start to finish, before finally pinning Jacque in the third period.
Jacque now drops into the Consolation bracket and will have to win at least two matches on Friday to remain in All-American contention. He is tentatively scheduled to hit the mat at 10:00 A.M. tomorrow.
Williamson freshman Jeremy Gannon (FR/Aston, PA) was eliminated from the tournament earlier in the day.
[Men's Wrestling] Elfernani Still Alive at NationalsMarch 08, 2018
After a convincing first round victory, Williamson freshman Zakaria Elfernani (FR/Newtown Square, PA) gave it all he could against returning NCWA All-American Carlos Garcia from Middle Tennessee State University, but in the end it was not quite enough as he came up just short in a 7-5 second round defeat.
Elfernani fell behind 6-1 at one point, but mounted a furious rally late in the match before falling short and then dropping into the Consolation bracket.
Not to be dismayed, Elfernani came back in his first round consolation match to easily dispose of Temple University's Jake Yoder. After building an 11-1 lead in the match, he then pinned Yoder in the second period to advance onward in the Consolation bracket. He will wrestle again tonight for a chance to stay alive in the tournament. He is still in contention for All-American status.
Sadly, for fellow freshman 141 pounder Jeremy Gannon (FR/Aston, PA), his tournament is over. After losing in the first round of the tournament, Gannon then lost via pin in the second round to Danial Gough of Ohio State University to bring his tournament to an end.
Keep checking back at www.williamsonatheltics.com for updates as we get them.