By Richard Pryor III
With the end of the fall sports season, The Sewanee Purple is pleased to highlight the efforts of the fall sports athletes and their achievements.
The football team ended the season with 10 losses and no wins, with their opponents scoring more than two times the points that Sewanee made. Outstanding players included punter John Cleveland (C’18), who had the highest average punt length in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA), averaging 43.8 yards per punt.
The men’s soccer team ended up with a 7-10-2 record, but they did score more goals than they let through. Forward Marco Randazzo (C’19) and midfielder Ben Vaeth (C’20) led the team with four goals each. Forward Kyle Johnston (C’19) led the SAA with six assists.
Sewanee’s field hockey team ended up with a 6-9 record, but did have a positive net goal total. Forward Ceara Caffrey (C’20) was tied for fourth in the SAA in goals, with 10. Her fellow forward Virginia Barry (C’18) was right behind her, tied for sixth with nine goals. Forward Carrie Anderson (C17’) led the SAA in assists with nine.
Sewanee’s volleyball team, with a final record of 6-9, saw outstanding performances. Outside hitter Diamond Stewart (C’17) was sixth in the SAA for kills with 267. Libero Sara Jayne Sutton (C’17) was seventh in the SAA for digs with 452. Macy Gardella (C’20), a middle blocker, was ninth in the SAA when it came to hitting percentage with her’s being .219.
The women’s soccer team, ending with a record of 8-9-2, saw forward/defender Erin Gill (C’19) be a top performer, with four assists, making her seventh in the SAA. Shelby Meckstroth (C’17), a forward, was sixth in the SAA with three game winning goals.