Fall sport All-GSAC awards
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This year, Westmont fall sports were seasoned with a various number of awards.
For the men’s cross country team, Michael Oldach was awarded as the men’s cross country individual champion with a time of 25:25.3. He was also given the Runner of the Month on Oct. 29 after winning the William Jessup Warrior Invitational at Johnson-Springview Park on Oct. 20. In this race he competed with runners from 5 highly ranked teams such as #3 Southern Oregon, #4 College of Idaho, and #11 The Master’s University. He beat his previous time as well as winning four of the five races that he has competed in this year. Blake Fonda (Sr.) and Michael Oldach (Jr.) were awarded with the All-GSAC Team awards. Fonda (chemistry) and Oldach (kinesiology) were also awarded as GSAC Scholar-Athletes.
For the women’s cross country team, Bethany Bondie (Fr.), Dominique Delgado (Sr.), Grace Hanna (So.), and Casey Jensen (So.) were all awarded with the Women’s Cross Country All-GSAC Team award. Sarah Claud, a junior majoring in chemistry, was awarded as a scholar athlete.
The men’s soccer team had three All-GSAC Team awards given to Lalo Delgado (Jr.), Tim Heiduk (Sr.) and Chairat Puengrod (Jr.). Jeremiah Anderson, a kinesiology major senior, Heiduk, a business/economics major, and Samuel Martin, also a kinesiology major senior, were given the scholar athlete awards for men’s soccer.
Maddie Berthoud (Jr.), Gabi Haw (So.), Tegan Matye (Fr.), Kira Nemeth (Jr.) and Hailey Parker (Sr.) were given the All-GSAC Team awards for women’s soccer. Haw was also awarded with the GSAC Co-Player of the Year award. Berthoud (Jr.) a biology major, was the only Westmont player to get the GSAC Scholar-Athlete award. Haw was also awarded the Defensive Player of the Week three times this season. Matye was also award the Offensive Player of the Week once this season.
Finally, for the women’s volleyball team, Amy Buffham (Sr.), Samantha Neely (Sr.), and Cassidy Rea (Jr.) were given the All-GSAC Team award. The player of the year for 2018 was given to Neely. She also was named attacker of the week four times this season. Neely had a season attack percentage of 0.345 as well as averaging 2.92 kills per set. Not only that but had a total block count of 32 on the season. (about 0.086 per set.) This years assistant coach of the year was given to Westmont’s very own Ruth McGolpin. The scholar athletes were Libby Dahlberg (Sr.), a chemistry major, Neely (kinesiology) and Rea (history and political science double major).
As the 2018 fall season comes to an end, all of Westmont looks forward to the beginning of the winter sports season, highlighted by men’s and women’s basketball.