Spring Sports Finish Strong
The men’s tennis national championship highlighted an outstanding spring season for OC athletics.
The men’s golf team, national champions in 2009 and 2011, finished second in 2012, extending its streak of top-four national tournament finishes to 13 straight years.
Vilhelm Bogstrand placed third individually. He and Logan Herbst, who tied for 10th, represented OC on the all-tournament team and were named first-team All-Americans along with teammate Alasdair Dalgliesh. Preston Wilkins and Jared Consoli made the second-team All-America list.
In the first year of the women’s golf program, the Eagles placed sixth at the national tournament, led by Anna Arrese Cortadellas’ second-place individual finish. Arrese Cortadellas and Sarah Harper were named NAIA All-Americans.
The women’s tennis team advanced to the national semifinals for the first time in program history before falling to eventual champion Auburn-Montgomery (Ala.). It was the best national finish ever by any OC women’s athletic team.
Hermon Brhane and Lucie Sipkova each received NAIA All- America first-team honors while Gabriela Carrillo, Marta Contel Miranzo, Maryfer Abreu Roman and Andreea Constantinescu earned honorable mention.
In track and field, Silas Kisorio capped his remarkable career with two more national championships, earning Most Outstanding Performer honors at the NAIA outdoor meet. In his career, Kisorio won 12 NAIA individual titles (the most in OC history), one team championship (last fall in cross country) and earned All-America status 21 times (also an OC record). “Silas was just amazing,” OC head coach Randy Heath (69) said. “Just amazing. What a way to close out his collegiate career. It’s real fitting that he won the award. He is very deserving. Everybody appreciates his talents.”
Eagles Kisorio, Geoffrey Njonjo, David McWilliams, Brandon Jackson and Brayden Barrientez joined Lady Eagles Katie Ostlund and Makenzie Brown in earning All-America honors.
View more stories from the Fall 2012 issue of Vision magazine.