Racers' Fall Sports Land Multiple WHAC Titles

Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2019

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UNOH Men's Soccer

Written by Sports Information Director Matt Zircher

Men’s Soccer

The men’s soccer team, under the helm of third-year head coach Tyler Brock, finished the season at 14-4-6 overall and 8-1-2 in the WHAC.  UNOH, who advanced to the NAIA quarterfinals before falling to eventual champion Central Methodist, was ranked #8 in the final NAIA Coaches Poll.

Sophomore defender Mikhail Radchenko was named a NAIA First Team All-American while junior midfielder Karim Jouini and junior defender Marc Skelton were selected to the Honorable Mention Team. 

Jouini was chosen as the WHAC Newcomer of the Year and was joined on the First Team by junior goalkeeper Mark McMillan, junior midfielder Luka Pekovic, Radchenko and Skelton.

Women’s Soccer

The women’s soccer team, led by WHAC Coach of the Year Jen Dervarics, won its sixth straight WHAC regular-season title and claimed the WHAC Tournament title for the fourth time in the seven-year history of the program.  The Racers then made their sixth consecutive appearance in the NAIA Tournament, advancing to the quarterfinal round.  

UNOH, which reached as high as #3 in the NAIA Coaches Poll during the season, finished 21-2 overall, with one of those losses coming to eventual national champion Keiser, and 11-0 in the conference.

Senior defender Kate Agyemang was chosen as a First Team All-American and the WHAC Defensive Player of the Year while senior midfielder Julie Cazanave was selected as a Second Team All-American and the WHAC Offensive Player of the Year.   Both were also named to the NAIA All-Tournament Team.  Freshman forward Jeweleen Reuille was a Third Team All-American.

Sophomore midfielder Agnes Stefansdottir joined Cazanave, Agyemang and Reuille on the WHAC First Team while freshman midfielder Juliette Chotard, sophomore defender Dana Schueller and freshman goalkeeper Lisa Venrath were named to the Second Team.  Junior defender Viviana Mireles was selected to the All-Newcomer Team.

Away from the pitch, Cazanave was chosen as a First Team Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Volleyball

Under third-year head coach Max Miller, the volleyball team recorded 20 or more wins for the third consecutive season, finishing 23-12 overall and tying for fourth in the WHAC at 13-7. 

Three seniors--outside hitter Erika Angstmann, middle hitter Devon Heitkamp and setter Kayleigh Hulst—were chosen First Team All-WHAC while junior outside hitter Kacey Jaeger was tabbed as the WHAC Newcomer of the Year and was named to the Second Team.

Angstmann was also an Honorable Mention All-American and a Second Team Academic All-American while Heitkamp was named First Team Academic All-District by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Men’s Golf

The men’s golf team, under eighth-year head coach Dave Kortokrax, finished either first or second in four tournaments during the fall.

UNOH won the WHAC regular-season title by winning all three Jamborees with a team total of 1852 in the three Jamborees.  Two Racers were named First Team All-WHAC in senior Gonzalo Garcia-Parada, who was second amongst all conference golfers with a 74.00 round average through three Jamborees (six rounds total), and freshman Jaime Moliner, who was fifth with a 77.17 round average.  UNOH also had two selected as Second Team All-WHAC in senior Dakotah McClain, who was ninth with a 78.83 round average and senior Josh Beatt, who was 10th with a 79.00 round average.

Women’s Golf

Under eighth-year head coach Dawn West, the women’s golf team won three tournaments and finished second in three more during the fall.  Senior Natalia Quintero tied for medalist honors at the WHAC Jamboree #2 and junior Devaki Ganesh was the medalist at the UNOH Fall Invitational.

The Racers, currently ranked #18 in the NAIA Coaches Poll, finished second in the WHAC regular season.  Tthree players were named First Team All-WHAC in Ganesh, who was second amongst all conference golfers with a 78.00 round average through three Jamborees (six rounds total), Quintero, who was fourth with a 79.33 round average, and sophomore Hastha Rajendran, who was fifth with a 79.50 round average.  UNOH also had one Second Team All-WHAC selection in sophomore Haleigh Gray, who was ninth with an 84.00 round average.

Men’s Tennis

The men’s tennis team went 3-2 during the fall and also competed as individuals during three tournaments, including the ITA Regionals in Marion, Indiana.  The duo of junior Marcos Salazar and freshman Sergio Conde won the doubles title at the ITA Regionals and, as a result, qualified to compete in the ITA Oracle Cup in Rome, Georgia. 

At the ITA Oracle Cup, Conde and Salazar upset the #3 seeded team of Julian Turosienski and Juan Marrero from Keiser in the opening round before falling to #2 seed Federico Bonacia and Valentino Caratini of Georgia Gwinnett in the semifinals.  Conde and Salazar then fell to Gregorio Magnarelli and Valentin Popescu of Tennessee Wesleyan in the third-place match.

Salazar also competed in singles at the ITA Oracle Cup, falling to the #4 seed, Bruno Pessoa of Warner, in the opening round.  He then fell to Georgia Gwinnett's Daniel Czepielewski in consolation play before defeating Alejandro Oveido of Texas A&M-Texarkana.

Women’s Tennis

The women’s tennis team played three dual matches as well as competing as individuals during three tournaments in the fall.

Category: Athletics

Keywords: Athletics, Racers, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Golf

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Last updated: 12/18/2019