NCAC Spring Sports Weekly Releases - (3-13-17)

Denison Senior Jack Lindell and Junior Jason Wesseling
Denison Senior Jack Lindell and Junior Jason Wesseling

NCAC spring sports weekly releases for the week ending on Sunday, March 12, which include up-to-date conference standings, weekly schedules, team notes and Player of the Week selections, are now available online.

BASEBALL
The 2017 NCAC baseball season is now in full swing as several league teams were in action last week on spring break trips in southern states, highlighted by Hiram posting a 7-3 mark at the Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic in Fort Myers, Florida. NCAC teams are slated to compete every day this week, with numerous games taking place in Arizona and FloridaComplete Release

GOLF
The spring portion of the NCAC men’s golf season kicked off last week with Wittenberg competing twice on its spring break trip. Three more teams kick off their seasons this week, highlighted by Ohio Wesleyan hosting Kenyon and several other non-conference teams for its annual Taylormade-Adidas Intercollegiate at the Dataw Island Cotton Dike G.C. in Beaufort, South CarolinaComplete Men's Release

The NCAC women’s golf spring season kicked off last week with Wittenberg finishing third out of 16 teams at the Callaway Gardens Invitational in Georgia. Several other league teams being their spring seasons this week, highlighted by DePauw competing at the highly competitive Jekyll Island Collegiate, March 17-19, in GeorgiaComplete Women's Release

INDOOR TRACK & FIELD
The 2017 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships concluded on Saturday (3/11) afternoon at the Al. B Carius Track on the campus of North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. Following the two days of competition, seven student-athletes from the NCAC posted All-American performances, highlighted by a pair of national championship efforts. Complete Release

MENS LACROSSE
Denison (3-1), DePauw (2-1) and Hiram (2-1) have all jumped out to solid starts to the 2017 season early on during non-conference action. North Coast men’s lacrosse squads dive into the league portion of the 2017 schedule this week with four games scheduled on Saturday. Complete Release

WOMENS LACROSSE
Oberlin has gotten off to its second-straight 3-0 start and the third time in the last four years after defeating Otterbein, 19-4, on Thursday. The Yeowomen have outscored their opponents, 58-8, to open the season, led by junior Natalie Rauchle (Edina, MN/Edina) with 12 goals. Non-Conference play continues this week with all nine North Coast squads in action. Complete Release 

SOFTBALL
North Coast softball squads continued spring break trips last week, highlighted by Wittenberg getting off to an 8-2 start and Kenyon setting a record for hits in a game with 21 during a 17-10 victory against Alverno. Non-conference action continues this week with all nine teams taking to the diamondComplete Release

SWIMMING & DIVING
The 2017 NCAA Division III Men's & Women's Swimming & Diving Championships will be held over a four-day period at the CISD Natatorium in Shenandoah, Texas. The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) and the City of Shenandoah will serve as the hosts for the event that will run from Wednesday, March 15, through Saturday, March 18. Preliminary events will begin each morning at 10:00 a.m. (CDT), while final sessions are set for 6:00 p.m. (CDT). The North Coast Athletic Conference will be represented in both the men's and women's meets by student-athletes from Denison, DePauw and Kenyon. Complete Release

MENS TENNIS
There was at least one NCAC men’s tennis match every day last week, which included a battle of nationally ranked teams that saw Trinity (TX) hand Kenyon a narrow 5-4 loss on Sunday in Orlando, Florida. Several other league teams will be in action this week on spring break trips in California, Florida and South Carolina. Complete Release

WOMENS TENNIS
It was a light week in NCAC women’s tennis action with just four total teams in action, highlighted by Wittenberg (0-0, 5-8) wrapping up its spring break trip in Orlando, Florida. Several league teams will hit the road for spring break trips this week in three different states, including California, Florida and South Carolina. Complete Release