YORK COLLEGE: Golf teams enjoy historic weekend by both winning tournament championships

  • The York College golf teams won championships at the UMW Eagle Invitational in Virginia.
  • The York women's team won its title by 45 shots. The York men's team won its crown by six shots.
  • York freshman Emma Harding won the women's individual championship by eight strokes.

The first-year York College women's golf team enjoyed an historic weekend when it won the UMW Eagle Invitational hosted by the University of Mary Washington at the Augustine Golf Club in Stafford, Virginia.

Not only did the Spartans win the team title, but freshman Emma Harding took the individual championship by eight strokes.

Emma Harding

The Spartans won the team title with a whopping 45-stroke margin of victory over second-place Shenandoah. York carded a two-day total of 725, including a school record 358 on Saturday.

The tournament championship for the Spartans is their second of the year.

Harding shot matching 83s to earn her first collegiate championship. It's the first individual golf title in the history of the Spartans' women's golf program.

Freshman Eunice Sung was York's next finisher. She placed fourth with a two-day total of 176. Sung shot an 87 on Saturday followed by an 89 on Sunday.

York freshman Bethany Snodgrass shot 183 to finish sixth. Snodgrass shot 90 on Saturday and 93 on Sunday.

Freshman KeriAnne Mahoney was York's fourth finisher, placing 16th with a two-day total of 209.

York men also triumph: York also won the men's title at UMW.

The Spartans shot a 294 on Sunday to finish with a two-day total of 600. York beat host Mary Washington by six strokes. The Spartans were third after Saturday's round but York's Sunday round was six strokes better than the next best score in the field.

The Spartans were paced by sophomore Morgan Uhlick. He returned to his home area and shot a two-day total of 147. Uhlick finished third, one stroke off the lead. Uhlick shot a 2-over 73 in Saturday and followed that with a 74 on Sunday.

A trio of Spartans finished tied for eighth at 151 — freshmen Robert Cocorikis and Luke Fayocavitz and junior Tyler Newton. Cocorikis shot 78 on Saturday but carded a 73 on Sunday. Fayocavitz carded a 77 on Saturday and then notched a 74 on Sunday. Newton matched Cocorikis with a 78 on Saturday followed by a 73 on Sunday.

The tournament title is the Spartans' second of the year.



Lewis is CAC Softball Pitcher of Week: York College sophomore pitcher Ginger Lewis has been selected as the Capital Athletic Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week.

Lewis picked up a win in her lone start of the week and made history in the process.

Lewis tossed six innings and allowed one unearned run as she struck out a school-record 15 batters. Lewis scattered two hits and walked one to earn her fifth win of the year. The 15 strikeouts break the previous record of 14 and is the second time this year she has reached double figures in strikeouts in a game.

For the year, Lewis is 5-2 with a 3.04 ERA in 50 2/3 innings of work. Lewis has 65 strikeouts and walked 17. Opponents are hitting .198 against her.

Fox, Clauter sweep CAC weekly women's lacrosse honors: York sophomore Meghan Fox and junior Nicole Clauter swept the CAC Women's Lacrosse weekly honors for March 19.

Fox was selected as the CAC Offensive Player of the Week after totaling 14 points in a pair of wins last week, including a come-from-behind victory over third-ranked Trinity (Connecticut).

Clauter secured CAC Defensive Player of the Week accolades for the second time this year after totaling 18 draw controls, four caused turnovers and four ground balls in a 2-0 week for the Spartans.

Lacrosse teams move up in rankings: The York College men's lacrosse team is now ranked No. 2 nationally in NCAA Division III by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association.

York (7-1) was ranked No. 4 the previous week. RIT (6-0) is the only team ranked ahead of the Spartans. After an 8-6 loss to No. 5 Gettysburg, York has won three straight by a combined score of 51-14.

The York women's lacrosse team also moved up in the NCAA D-III Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association poll from No. 9 to No. 5.

The Spartan women won twice last week, including a stirring come-from-behind 16-15 triumph over No. 4 Trinity (Connecticut). York plays host to No. 1 Gettysburg at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Baseball team keeps piling up runs: The York College baseball team continued its recent offensive onslaught on Monday in a 14-5 non-conference triumph at Elizabethtown.

York (7-6) has now scored 42 runs in its last three games. Elizabethtown fell to 3-7.

Grant Oberholtzer (four hits, two doubles, four runs), Zach Hossler (four hits, three RBIs, two runs) and Christian Bilan (four hits, triple, double, four RBIs, three runs) powered York's 20-hit attack.

Bobby Kuehn (3-0) got the win, allowing four runs in 5 1/3 innings. Ben Demchak got his second save, allowing two hits and one run over 3 2/3 innings with six strikeouts.