Sports in Brief
November 17, 2006
Former Tribe standout Wade Barrett ’98 (right) captained the Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer to the MLS Championship Nov. 12. The Dynamo victory was Barrett’s second MLS title after he was chosen as the 12th overall pick in the 1998 MLS College Draft. Throughout his professional career, Barrett has taken the field for the Dynamo as well as the San Jose Earthquakes. He also spent two years playing in Europe. At the College, Barrett excelled throughout his career. A four-year first team all-CAA selection, Barrett currently stands fourth in Tribe history in goals scored and within the top 10 in points and assists. In addition to first team all-CAA honors his senior season, Barrett was also named an All-American and voted CAA Player of the Year.
p. Sophomores Klaudyna Kasztelaniec (left) and Katarina Zoricic and freshmen Ragini Acharya and Magdalena Bresson all ended the Kitty Harrison Invitational and fall season with strong performances. The Invitational, hosted by the University of North Carolina, saw Kasztelaniec fall in the semifinals of the top singles bracket, while Zoricic rallied from a first round loss to win three games in a row. Acharya and Bresson both recorded hard-fought victories in the consolation bracket. The women return to action at the end of January.
p. Senior forward Gina Cimarelli’s performance throughout the season garnered her South Region Second-Team honors from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. Cimarelli is the 58th player from the College to earn a spot on the NFHCA all-region team, and her selection marks the ninth consecutive year a Tribe player has been named to an All-Region team. Cimarelli’s senior campaign saw her lead the Tribe with 21 points. Her assist and game-winning goal totals placed her fifth and fourth, respectively, in the CAA and helped earn her First-Team All-CAA recognition.
p. The strong tradition of cross country at the College was on display at the Southeast Regional qualifier for the NCAA Championships. Led by a seventh place finish from senior Keith Bechtol, the Tribe placed second at the qualifier and earned a spot in their 10th NCAA championships. Juniors Christo Landry (right) and Ian Fitzgerald placed eighth and 12th respectively, while fellow juniors Dave Mock and Anthony Arena finished 20th and 23rd. The Tribe’s performance vaulted them from unranked to 21st in the nation. They head to Terre Haute, Ind. for the national championships Nov. 20.
p. By scores of 187-103 and 155-110 respectively, both the women and men swimmers of the College dominated Georgetown University. Junior Meg O’Connor turned in the fourth-best diving performance in College history to pace the women to victory, while sophomores Jeff Collier and Shawn Mathews won two events each to lead the men. Both programs return to action this coming weekend at the Terrapin Cup Invitational hosted by the University of Maryland.