Football: Gallaudet finished the season 2-8, including two close losses: The Bison lost the home opener to Hiram in overtime, 20-14, and lost the following week to St. Vincent, 23-22. The two wins came against Williamson Trade, 40-6, and Becker, 26-18. This year the team played at Hotchkiss Field on new synthetic turf that was put in place over the summer to replace the old grass field. There is also a new scoreboard that is larger than the old one and closer to the stands. This was Gallaudet's second season in its return to Division III competition after a long period as a club team. Senior wide receiver Kevin Alley, from Lebanon, Ore., was a key offensive player. Freshman defensive back Jared Vollmer, from Delavan, Wis., had a successful year on defense.
Men's Soccer: The men's soccer team didn't win any games this year, but played hard nonetheless. The Bison played two close games, losing once in overtime to Hood, 2-1, and to Lincoln, 1-0. Senior forward Jonathan Penny made several big goals for Gallaudet this year, including two in the final 10 seconds of two games. Freshman goalkeeper Poloko Qobose had a busy year, making spectacular goals in every game.
Men's Basketball: The men's basketball team is off to a strong start, winning its first four games, and now stand at 5-2. The Bison won the Gallaudet Holiday Tournament championship, held Thanksgiving weekend. Senior Sekoe White from Lexington, Ky., leads the team in all major categories, including scoring (17.7 points per game), rebounding (7.9 per game), assists (4.0 per game), and steals (2.4 per game). Freshman Tony Tatum from Birmingham, Ala., is averaging 16.3 points per game, 5.0 rebounds per game, 2.4 assists per game, and 2.0 steals per game.
Women's Basketball: The women's basketball team started off 3-0, and is now 4-3, eclipsing last year's total of three wins. Sophomore Nukeitra Hayes from Anderson, Ind., has been a dominant player, averaging 17 points per game, 9.8 rebounds per game, and 3.8 blocks per game. Senior Ursa Rewolinski from Frederick, Md., is averaging 11.8 points and 8.2 rebounds per game.
Swimming: Carlisle Robinson from Carmel, Ind., is having a great sophomore season and has won six events so far this year. She also broke a school record in the 100-yard individual medley with a time of 1:05.75. She also holds two other school records, which she broke last year.
Sports Information Director
Posted: 22 Dec 2008