Fall ’13 Semester Round Up
In fall sports action, men’s soccer placed three players on the All-Conference team. Asa Fox made the USA South All-Conference first team. Fox is only the second men’s soccer player in school history to be so honored. Aaron Gustine and Christian Turcios were both named to the second team. Gustine is Ferrum’s first-ever men’s soccer player to earn three All-Conference honors. He was a second team selection as a freshman in 2010, then earned honorable mention in 2012. Gustine closed out his four-year career with school records for career shots (150), goals (31), assists (15), and points (77). The Panthers finished the season at 12-8 under fourth-year Head Coach Andrew Pauly.
In women’s soccer, Morgan Funck was named to the All-Conference third team. Funck was Ferrum’s scoring leader this year, twice posting hat tricks. The Panthers finished 6-11-1 under second-year Head Coach Liesl Narrow.
The volleyball team finished 4-24 under second-year Head Coach Jessica Flanagan ’10. Ferrum hosted a very successful Dig Pink event on October 29, raising funds and awareness for breast cancer research.
The men’s and women’s cross-country teams competed this fall as well, with Hailey Moran earning All-Conference third-team honors. She is Ferrum’s first All-Conference selection since 2007. The Panthers are led by sixth-year Head Coach Rob Fuller ’08.
The football team placed two players on the All-Conference team. J.L. Tyree and Tae Gilbert both earned spots on the All-Conference second team, as the Panthers finished 2-8 under third-year Head Coach Dave Harper ’89.
The Ferrum men’s golf team won the 2013 Hampden-Sydney Invitational, held September 23–24 at The Manor Golf Club. Coach Adam Crawford’s ’07 team finished an impressive 28 strokes ahead of host Hampden-Sydney, winning the College’s 13th overall golf team title. Nine teams competed in the event, and Ferrum’s Scott Obenshain won medalist honors, his second career tournament title. Obenshain is a three-time USA South All-Conference honorable mention. Crawford hopes to
see his team carry momentum from a strong fall season into the spring portion
of the schedule.
The Ferrum women’s and men’s basketball teams have been picked to finish at the top of the USA South standings this year. Bryan Harvey’s women are the preseason favorite to win the league title, while Bill Tharp’s men have been picked to finish second. Both coaches begin their ninth season as head coach, and the Ferrum women are coming off back-to-back trips to the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Now in its first year as a varsity sport, wrestling opened the year with a win over Washington and Lee University November 13 at home. Over 900 fans packed Swartz Gym to watch the Panthers mat men earn a 33-15 win over the Generals in their inaugural varsity dual meet. Ferrum wrestled in a number of individual tournaments early in the season, as well as posting three third-place finishes, and a fourth and a fifth at tournaments loaded with NCAA Division I, II and NAIA wrestlers. The Panthers are led by first-year Head Coach Nate Yetzer.
The men’s and women’s swimming teams are both competing already, with the women earning a win over Hollins University. The men competed in their first-ever varsity meet November 15 against Hampden-Sydney College and Randolph-Macon College. Coach Tom Calomeris is in his second year at the helm of swimming program.