Athletes in the Spotlight

By Will Edwards
Sports Editor

This article was originally published in Issue 13, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (April 14, 2016). Click here to view the entire issue.

Sweeney, TylerTyler Sweeney – Baseball
The junior infielder was named to the Team of Week and was listed as the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Honorable Mention Hitter of the Week for the week of March 27. Sweeney went 12-for-17 (.706) at the plate, driving in six RBIs and scoring 10 runs over a five-game stretch, where the team posted a 4-1 record.



Wheeler_headshotVeronica Wheeler – Track and Field

The sophomore biology major is gearing up to defend her titles in the 5,000- and 10,000-meter runs at the Middle Atlantic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships, but she’s still reaping the rewards of her stellar cross country season, when she finished 57th at the NCAA DIII National Championships. She was recently named the DeSales Outstanding Athlete of the Year by the Lehigh Valley Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women.

PJP_2874Patrick Ludlow – Track and Field

In his collegiate outdoor track and field debut, Ludlow won the 800-meter run at the Tribe Invitational at the College of William and Mary on March 19, beating runners from William and Mary, George Mason, and Richmond Universities. A Michigan high school 800-meter state champion, Ludlow’s time of 1 minute, 55.91 seconds in the event ranks third all-time in in DeSales program history. (Update: Ludlow ran a time of 1:54.88 in the 800-meter run at Moravian College’s Greyhound Invitational April 16, the second best performance in the event in school history.)

Warnken, MattMatt Warnken – Men’s Lacrosse

The senior goalkeeper received MAC Freedom Defensive Player of the Week honors on April 11 after a 12-save performance against King’s College on April 10. Warnken recorded a .706 save percentage that day, allowing just five goals out of the 23 shots taken in the team’s 15-7 win. One of Warnken’s saves in the game was also named the MAC Play of the Week. The senior accounting and finance dual major currently has a save percentage of .553 and is averaging over 10 saves a game with 73 saves in 7 starts this season.

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