Athletics News
Green fuels record-setting offense at Franciscan

Senior attacker Josh Green (Beaumaris, Australia) set a school single-match assist record and Hanover College's men’s lacrosse squad set program single-match records for scoring and margin of victory in a 28-1 triumph against Franciscan University of Steubenville (Ohio) in Steubenville, Ohio.

Green spurred Hanover's offense by handing out eight assists to establish a new school single-match record. He, along with classmates Nick Hermes (Grayslake, Ill.) and Zac Cheatle (Fox River Grove, Ill.), scored five goals apiece to help the Panthers set new school marks for goals in the match (28) and largest margin of victory (27).

Hanover, which also had a school-record nine players net goals, got three goals apiece from sophomore midfielder Frank Vest (Nashville, Tenn.) and freshman midfielder Chad Szczublewski (La Grange, Ill.).

Green tallied four goals and five assists as the Panthers built a 17-1 lead at the intermission. Cheatle and Vest scored three goals apiece in the decisive half.

Hermes netted three goals in the second half, while Szczublewski dished out three of his four assists through the final 30 minutes of action.

Hanover out-shot Franciscan by a 60-18 margin, with 44 shots on goal, and scored on four of eight extra-man opportunities. Green paced the assault on the net with 12 shots. Vest fired 11 and Hermes had 10 shots.

The Panthers captured 22-of-31 face-offs, including 17-of-21 by senior midfielder Tim Gruber (Cincinnati, Ohio), and converted 16-of-20 clears.

Hanover, now 6-8 this season, also earned a 59-19 advantage in ground balls. Gruber and Szczublewski led the possession effort with seven apiece.

Hanover's previous team records for most goals and largest margin of victory came in a 24-2 triumph against Bethany College (W.Va.) during the 2013 campaign.

Franciscan fell to 0-12 on the season with the setback.

Hanover at Franciscan (Ohio) statistics

Linksters second at Defiance turn

Hanover College’s men’s golf team is second among five teams midway through the 36-hole Defiance College (Ohio) Spring Invitational. The two-day tournament is being played at Eagle Rock Golf Club in Defiance, Ohio.

Hanover totaled 300 strokes to land just four shots behind front-runner Ohio Northern University, which tallied 296. Tiffin University (Ohio) is third with a 305.

Senior Patric Geary (Clarksville, Ind.) turned in a one-over-par 73 to lead the Panthers. Geary is tied for third place in the 40-athlete field.

Freshman Joe Korjenek (Franklin, Tenn.) is tied for seventh after posting a 74, while classmate Tony Rogers (Indianapolis, Ind.) is 10th with a 76. Sophomore Ben Hamilton (Henderson, Ky.) fired a 77 to complete Hanover’s scoring.

Ohio Northern’s Tyler Davis sits on top of the leaderboard after 18 holes. Davis shot a three-under 69 to hold a one stroke lead on Defiance’s Alex Miday (70).

Defiance Spring Invitational first-round results

Hanover drops HCAC match to Defiance

Hanover College’s men’s tennis team dropped a 7-2 decision to Defiance College (Ohio) in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference match at the Zeddies Tennis Center.

Junior Reid Clark (Greenfield, Ind.) and freshman Nolan Carrico (Sellersburg, Ind.) paired for an 8-6 victory at No. 1 doubles against Defiance’s Mike Ross and Justin Walker.

Freshman Alex Kitchel (Indianapolis, Ind.) picked up Hanover’s lone singles win. Kitchel rallied to defeat the Yellow Jackets’ Tory Savage, 2-6, 6-3, 1-0 (10-6) in a battle at No. 5.

With the loss, the Panthers’ slipped to 4-8 overall and 0-4 in the league. Defiance, meanwhile, improved to 10-5 overall and 5-1 in the conference.

Hanover vs. Defiance (Ohio) results

Kemmerer earns Heartland Conference honor

Senior Leah Kemmerer (North Vernon, Ind.) has been recognized as the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference’s softball pitcher of the week.

Kemmerer picked up two victories as Hanover posted a 3-1 record in league games last week. The Panthers swept Franklin College, April 10, and split two games at Anderson University, April 12.

Kemmerer made four appearances for the Panthers, including two starts and two in short relief. She allowed just one run in 14 innings of work for a 0.07 earned run average. She scattered 11 hits, with just one for extra bases, issued four walks and tallied 19 strikeouts.

Kemmerer, now 8-3 this season, leads the Heartland Conference with 89 strikeouts. She ranks second in the HCAC in wins (eight), fourth in earned-run average (2.06) and fifth in opponents’ batting average (.216).

Hanover returns to the diamond, Saturday, April 18, for a league twinbill against the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. The first pitch is slated for 1 p.m. at Kops-Bedel Stadium.

Vidal leads golfers at Hanover Invitational

Sophomore Johnny Vidal (Harrison, Ohio) tied for the top spot on the leaderboard to pace Hanover College’s men’s golf team in a fourth-place finish at the Hanover Invitational. The 36-hole tournament was held at Shadowood Golf Course in Seymour, Ind.

Vidal fired a 145 (74-71), including a one-under-par 71 in the second round to finish in a tie with the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Sanders Park after 36 holes in the event. Park, however, claimed medalist honors after defeating Vidal in a three-hole playoff.

Hanover totaled 613 strokes (311-302) to finish just five shots behind the University of Northwestern Ohio. The Racers grabbed the tournament’s team title with a 608 (300-308) on the 6,724-yard course.

Davenport University (Mich.) and Mount St. Joseph University (Ohio) tied for second place. Each team totaled a 609. Thomas More College (Ky.) was fifth with 615 strokes (301-314).

Freshman Tony Rogers (Indianapolis, Ind.) earned a 17th-place finish with a two-day total of 155 (75-80). Sophomore Ben Hamilton (Henderson, Ky.) was 29th in the 65-golfer field after posting a 158 (81-77). Senior Matt Ehman (Noblesville, Ind.) was one shot behind in 32nd place (81-77). Senior Patric Geary (Clarksville, Ind.) rounded out Hanover's squad with a 163 (81-82) He finished 43rd.

Hanover Invitational final results

Woods’ game-winner caps Senior Day rally

Hanover College’s women’s lacrosse team rallied from a 6-2 deficit to earn a 9-7 victory against Thomas More College (Ky.) in an Ohio River Lacrosse Conference battle at Alumni Stadium.

Senior midfielder Paige Woods (North Manchester, Ind.) scored the eventual game-winning goal with 7:43 to play and freshman defender Abby Shroyer (Zionsville, Ind.) added an insurance goal with 3:35 left to clinch Hanover’s third win of the season.

Junior Megan Weaver (Indianapolis, Ind.), sophomore Isabella Miller (Indianapolis, Ind.) and freshman Mallory Fogus (Midland, Mich.) each netted two goals to provide offensive support from the midfield slot.

Thomas More grabbed a 4-1 lead fewer than nine minutes into the contest. The Saints led 6-2 with 10 minutes left in the opening half. Miller, who scored two first-period goals, cut the margin to 6-3 at halftime with her second goal of the frame.

Junior attacker Alexis Taylor (Frankfort, Ind.) netted her 13th goal of the season to start a three-goal spurt by the Panthers early in the second half. Weaver followed Taylor’s goal less than two minutes later and Fogus added another at the 13:35 mark to tie the match at 6-6.

Thomas More (0-9; 0-8 ORLC) countered to regain the lead at 7-6 with 11:08 on the clock. Weaver, however, converted a pass from Taylor just 43 seconds later to knot the score at 7-7.

Three minutes later, Woods charged the net for her first collegiate goal to give Hanover the lead for good.

The Panthers, making the squad's final home appearance of the season, got a team-high eight shots from Fogus, while Miller fired a season-high five attempts at the net.

In addition to a goal and an assist, Taylor led the Panthers (3-10; 2-6 ORLC) with six ground balls and two caused turnovers.

Shroyer and freshman goaltender Amanda Mousa (Springboro, Ohio) each picked up five ground balls.

Mousa also tallied five saves, including four in the second period during Hanover’s rally.

Hanover vs. Thomas More (Ky.) statistics

Softball knocks Anderson from atop HCAC standings

Hanover College’s softball team split a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference twinbill at league-leading Anderson University.

Hanover used two big innings to grab a 10-1 victory in just five innings in the opener. Anderson shut out the Panthers, 4-0, in game two.

Hanover scored six times in the second inning and added four runs in the fifth inning to post the lopsided win in the first contest.

Senior shortstop Danielle Merrick (Quincy, Ind.), junior outfielder Lyndsea Burke (Modoc, Ind.) and freshman designated player Sidney Powers (Indianapolis, Ind.) each collected three hits to lead the Panthers’ 15-hit offensive attack.

Merrick knocked in three runs and also scored one run. Burke crossed the plate twice and had one run-batted-in. Powers tallied two RBI and scored once.

Senior hurler Leah Kemmerer (North Vernon, Ind.) raised her record to 8-3 this season with a five innings in the circle. She scattered seven hits and allowed one earned run with two walks and five strikeouts.

The Panthers had five hits in the six-run second inning, which was fueled by two-run singles by Merrick and Powers.

The squad had six hits in the four-run fifth inning. Three of the runs were unearned.

Hanover at Anderson game one statistics

Hanover totaled five hits in the second game, but could not put a run across the plate in the 4-0 setback. Freshman outfielder Dabner Skutt (Indianapolis, Ind.) had two of the Panthers’ hits, including a double.

Anderson (14-6; 6-2 HCAC) scored once in the second inning and added three more runs in the bottom of the fifth.

Sophomore pitcher Anna Phillippe (Greenfield, Ind.) tossed the first four and two-thirds innings. Phillippe (3-2) gave up six hits and two earned runs.

Kemmerer worked the final one and one-third innings, allowing one hit with three strikeouts.

Hanover is now 12-8 overall and 4-4 in the Heartland Conference.

Hanover at Anderson game two statistics

Trio leads track & field at ID3 championship

Junior Anni Titchenal (Lizton, Ind.) set a meet record to win the 3,000-meter steeplechase, sophomore Mackenzie Dean (Greenwood, Ind.) won the 5,000-meter run and classmate Savannah Hubbard (Madison, Ind.) scored in seven events to lead the Hanover College women’s track & field team at the Indiana Division III championship.

Titchenal’s 11:51.93 surpassed the previous record by eight seconds and is just three seconds shy of the Hanover record. She also ran 20:15.22 to place eighth in the 5,000-meter run.

Dean ran away from the field with fewer than two laps to go, running 18:39.66 in her debut at the 5,000-meter distance. She also placed second in the 1,500 (4:54.58).

Junior Kaleigh DeBeck (Cromwell, Ind.) and sophomore Cami Trachtman (Carmel, Ind.) also placed in the 1,500-meter run, running 4:56.28 and 4:57.99 to place third and fifth, respectively. Both marks are season bests.

Trachtman placed fourth (19:17.70) in her debut at the 5,000 meters, while DeBeck placed fifth in the 800-meter run (2:28.93).

DeBeck joined Hubbard and sophomores Erika Jervis (Sheridan, Ind.) and Brittany Ferrell (Hillsboro, Ohio) to place third in the 4x400-meter run. Their 4:09.05 mark stands as third in Hanover history and is a season-best by six seconds.

Ferrell also ran a season-best 2:24.95 to place second in the 800-meter run, while junior Rachel Smith (Brownsburg, Ind.) placed fourth in 2:27.13.

Senior Mackenzie Dye (New Castle, Ind.) placed fourth in the 10,000-meter run (40:56.46), while classmate Jordan Moseby (Indianapolis, Ind.) placed sixth (17.05) in the 100-meter hurdles and seventh (13.56) in the 100-meter dash.

Hubbard jumped a personal-best 5.08 meters to win the long jump, while she leapt 10.33 meters to place third in the triple jump. Her long jump mark ranks third in Hanover history.

She also ran personal-bests in both hurdle races, placing second (16.46) and third (1:07.53) in the 100-meter hurdles and 400-meter hurdles, respectively.

Hubbard teamed with Jervis, Moseby, and freshman Casey Pennell (Indianapolis, Ind.) to place fourth in the 4x100-meter relay in a season-best 51.81 seconds.

Sophomore Megan Richey (Marshall, Ill.) scored in all three throwing events to round out the Panthers' scoring. She placed seventh in shot put (9.50 meters), sixth in the discus throw (27.21 meters), and sixth in the hammer throw (33.76 meters).
Hanover tied for third in the eight-team invitational.

Indiana DIII Championships results

Feldmann leads Hanover at Indiana DIII meet

Junior Joe Feldmann (Oregonia, Ohio) finished second in the 400-meter dash, third in the 200-meter dash and anchored the third-place 4x400-meter relay to lead the Hanover College men’s track & field team at the Indiana Division III Championship meet.

Feldmann ran 49.25 seconds in the 400, the second-fastest 400 mark in school history. His 200-meter time (22.68) ranks fifth in Hanover history.

He teamed with sophomore Gavin Alexander (Indianapolis, Ind.), sophomore Enrico Franchini (Sao Paolo, Brazil), and freshman Andrew Strong (Poland, Ind.) to run the second-fastest 4 x 400-meter relay (3:24.50) in school history.

The same squad ran 43.81 seconds to finish third in the 4x100-meter relay.

Franchini ran a personal-best 50.49 to place third in the 400-meter run. He also finished seventh (23.10) in the 200-meter dash.

Alexander also scored in the 400-meter dash, running a personal-best 51.37 to place seventh.

Strong ran a season-best 57.61 seconds in the 400-meter hurdles to place eighth, while senior Richie Sellers (Noblesville, Ind.) ran 2:00.71 to place eighth in 800-meter run.

Freshman Joe Rector (Aurora, Ind.) and senior Logan Wells (Scottsburg, Ind.) both scored in the 5,000-meter run. Wells ran a personal-best 15:45.20 to place eighth, while Rector placed fifth in 15:39.46.

Senior Justin Baldwin (North Vernon, Ind.) completed the Hanover scoring, throwing 45.50 in the javelin throw to place sixth.

Indiana DIII Championships results

Baseball drops Senior Day twinbill

The Hanover College baseball team dropped both ends of a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader against the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology at K.T. Young Ballpark.

Hanover fell 4-1 in the opener and totaled 14 hits in the second game, but lost 13-6.

Rose-Hulman led 4-0 in the first contest before the Panthers put a run on the scoreboard in the bottom of the eighth for the final margin.

Junior centerfielder Chris Ares (Versailles, Ky.) had two of Hanover’s six hits in the game. He hit an eighth-inning double and later scored on an infield error.

Sophomore Chase Justus (Crawfordsville, Ind.) was tagged with the loss after seven innings of work on the mound. Justus (0-4) gave up seven hits and three earned runs.

Hanover vs. Rose-Hulman game one statistics

Hanover led 4-2 after three innings in the second contest, but Rose-Hulman plated 10 runs through the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to pull away.

Four players had multi-hit outings for the Panthers, including senior shortstop Matt Newman (Bloomington, Ind.) who finished 3-for-5. Ares, senior leftfielder Nolan Hall (Knightstown, Ind.) and senior first baseman Matt Brooks (Goodlettsville, Tenn.) each had two hits.

Ares scored two runs, while Hall and Brooks each knocked in a pair of runs.

Junior Matt Powers (Floyd Knobs, Ind.) took the loss. Powers (2-2) pitched the first three and two-thirds innings. He surrendered four hits and eight runs (two earned) with two walks and two strikeouts.

The loss bumped Hanover to 10-13 overall and 6-9 in the league. Rose-Hulman raised its mark to 14-11 overall and 9-6 in the HCAC.

Hanover vs. Rose-Hulman game two statistics