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CAC Announces Weekly Award Winners For March 23, 2009

Wesley sophomore 2B KEVIN MURPHY (Middletown, Md./Middletown), York sophomore 1B C.T. STANLEY (Timonium, Md./Calvert Hall College), Salisbury sophomore pitcher KELSEY MILLS (Frederick, Md./Frederick), Mary Washington sophomore goalkeeper RYAN KLEMAN (Fairfax, Va./Robinson) and Salisbury junior attack KIM CUDMORE (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air) were selected as the CAC Athletes of the Week for their respective sports for March 23, 2009.


Wesley sophomore 2B KEVIN MURPHY (Middletown, Md./Middletown) and York sophomore 1B C.T. STANLEY (Timonium, Md./Calvert Hall College) were named the CAC Baseball Co-Players of the Week after leading their teams last week.

Murphy hit .400 with five runs, 10 RBI and provided several key game-winning hits for Wesley, which moved up to fourth place in the CAC. His three-run homer in the 14th inning helped WC top Haverford. He followed that with four hits and five RBI as the Wolverines handed Stevenson its first CAC loss of the season. Murphy also started a five-run rally in the sixth inning with an RBI hit as the Wolverines secured a split in the CAC DH vs. Stevenson with a 5-3 win.

Stanley led York to a 5-0 week, including a three-game sweep vs. St. Mary's, by hitting .462 with six runs scored, and seven RBI and two homers. He drew four walks and was hit by a pitch three times in compiling a .650 on-base percentage and a .923 slugging percentage. In Friday's win over SMC, Stanley jacked his team-leading fifth homer of the season.



Salisbury sophomore pitcher KELSEY MILLS (Frederick, Md./Frederick) was named the CAC Softball Player of the Week after throwing no-hitters on consecutive days and helping the defending champion Sea Gulls to a 5-0 record. Mills was an error away from a perfect game against SUNY-Plattsburgh, where she fanned nine in a complete-game effort. Later that day, she picked up her first save of the season against 23rd-ranked Ithaca. The following day, Mills struck out a career-high 13 batters and walked just one in a no-hitter against SUNY-Geneseo. She also chipped in a hit and a run scored in two at bats against SUNY-Geneseo. For the week, she threw 15 hitless and scoreless innings and struck out 23.

SPECIAL RECOGNITION: Mary Washington senior pitcher KIRSTEN ROWELL (Alexandria, Va./Mount Vernon) and York junior pitcher/DH SAM KOEHL (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) were key contributors to their teams last week. Rowell went 3-0 with a save, including winning both ends of a DH vs. CAC rival Wesley, and broke her own school record with 193 strikeouts this season. Koehl was 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA in 14 innings, fanning 13 and walking one, and contributed a .333 batting average with three RBI, three runs scored, three walks and two homers as York went 3-1.


Mary Washington sophomore goalkeeper RYAN KLEMAN (Fairfax, Va./Robinson) was named the CAC Men's Lacrosse Player of the Week after recording 32 saves, a 62.5 save percentage and allowing just 7.55 goals against in two non-conference wins. Kleman opened the week with 16 stops in a 12-7 win over SUNY-Plattsburgh, then rejected another 16 shots in a 12-4 win over Randolph-Macon, which was ranking among others receiving votes in last week's USILA Top 20 poll.



Salisbury junior attack KIM CUDMORE (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air) was named the CAC Women's Lacrosse Player of the Week after pouring in seven goals, adding seven assists and seven ground balls as the Sea Gulls went 2-0 last week, including a three-goal win over the defending NCAA Division III Champion Hamilton Continentals last week. Cudmore tallied a career-high 11 points with games highs of six goals and five assists in the Gulls win over Roanoke. Her goal, assist and point totals were team highs this season. She also had a goal and two assists in the midweek showdown between the top two teams in the country, which gave Salisbury three regular-season wins over the top-ranked team in the country in the last three seasons.