Alumni eNewsletter: 2008 fall sports wrap-up (Archives)

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.

Women's Soccer: The women's soccer team finished the season 0-18. On a positive note, Sarah Gumina has been hired as the full-time women's head coach and is now busy recruiting and rebuilding the program.
Cross Country: Cross country made a return as a varsity sport, and under the leadership of Andrew Brinks, Gallaudet fielded a team for the first time in many years. Sophomores Rose Ritz and Kayla Castro both had great seasons, and the future looks bright for cross country at Gallaudet.

Volleyball: Injuries affected the volleyball team this year, but the Bison managed to finish with an 18-18 record. The team's best performance was a second-place finish at the McDaniel Invitational. Gallaudet lost the championship game to nationally ranked Salisbury University, which only lost twice this year. The Bison finished the season strong, winning 10 of their final 15 games. Senior Ludmila Mounty-Weinstock from Takoma Park, Md., was named second team all-Capital Athletic Conference after finishing the season with 262 kills, 51 digs, and .51 blocks per game. Junior Justine Jeter from Noblesville, Tenn., had 358 kills, and freshman Paige Johnson from North Richland Hills, Tex., had 1,177 assists.

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.

--David Tossman

Sports Information Director
Gallaudet University
www.gallaudetathletics.com
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Posted: 22 Dec 2008

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