Quakers make their mark

WC student-athletes excel in 2010-11

June 1, 2011

Bryce Martin (at left) and Braden McMonigle continued Wilmington College's All-America tradition in 2010-11.

Bryce Martin (at left) and Braden McMonigle continued Wilmington College's All-America tradition in 2010-11.

Wilmington College student-athletes made their mark during the 2010-11 year. For the Quakers, the tradition of excellence in both the classroom and field of competition continued.

Senior Bryce Martin became the 76th Quaker football player to earn All-America honors since 1972. The linebacker ended his career atop the WC all-time tackles list.

Junior Braden McMonigle was the runner-up in the NCAA indoor high jump. The All-America distinction was the second in McMonigle’s career.

Sophomore Mackenzie Wills pole vaulted her way to the NCAA indoor and outdoor championships while freshman Christian Patterson broke onto the national scene with a 10th-place finish in the NCAA outdoor high jump.

Senior Katie Skaleski and sophomore Annie Cekada led a group of Wilmington student-athletes who earned conference, regional and national honors for their athletic and academic achievements.

Skaleski — a four-time All-Ohio Athletic Conference and three-time Academic All-OAC honoree — was a member of the All-Great Lakes Region Women’s Soccer Team for the second straight year.

Cekada —who is rewriting the WC distance running record book — was All-OAC in cross country, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field. Cekada (shown at left) also was a National All-Academic Cross Country honoree.

Forty-four WC student-athletes received either All-OAC or Academic All-OAC honors while 11 Quakers received both All-OAC and Academic All-OAC awards.

Joining Skaleski and Cekada as dual recipients were Britney Beck (soccer), Amy Bricker (basketball), Pat Carroll (cross country/track and field), Julie Creech (swimming), Mitch Howard (track and field), Amy Johnson (soccer), Dan Roncolato (baseball), Kelsey Stief (cross country/track and field) and Mackenzie Wills (track and field).

In recognition of their overall excellence, Skaleski and Roncolato were Wilmington College’s 2011 Clyde Lamb Award winners.

The women’s cross country, women’s soccer, men’s and women’s swimming and women’s tennis teams received national team academic awards.

The women’s cross country team achieved a Top-10 regional ranking.