A look back at some of our best athletes this last season.


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Star Athletes

August 4, 2017

Strunk is a Star: Freshman Greta Strunk won the program’s first-ever North Eastern Athletic Conference No. 1 Singles Tennis Championship – a first in school history – on April 30. Strunk defeated Penn State Abington’s Honora Hegarty, 6-1, 6-2 in the NEAC Final and was named NEAC Player of the Year and the NEAC Rookie of the Year. Strunk finished with 11 singles victories this season, including a perfect 8-0 mark in NEAC action, while she also recorded nine doubles victories with doubles partner Lynndath Thelemaque.

Goyak the Great: Sophomore Courtney Goyak propelled the women’s basketball team to another 20-win this season as the Chargers finished 20-9 and won the NEAC South Division title for the fifth straight season. Goyak finished with 18.1 points and 21.3 rebounds per game this season and her 617 total rebounds were the most in NCAA Division III women’s basketball history. Goyak was named to the NEAC All-Conference First Team and also landed on the D3hoops.com All-East Region Second Team, becoming just the second player in program history to be honored by D3hoops.com.

Burns’ Arm, Welsh’s Bat Lead Chargers: The baseball team posted a winning record (19-12-1) for the second straight season, marking just the second time in program history the Chargers posted back-to-back winning years (1980-81). Leading the way this season were senior Nate Burns and sophomore Will Welsh. Burns, a pitcher, posted a 6-3 record this season with a 3.30 earned run average. He struck out 43 batters and opposing batters hit just .239 against him this season. His six victories and four complete games led the NEAC and Burns finished his LBC career with 13 wins.

Welsh, a right-fielder, hit .367 this season and smashed a NEAC-leading 11 home runs. He drove in 35 runs and was tied for second on the team with 44 hits. Welsh scored 37 runs and led the NEAC in slugging percentage at .733. His 88 total bases were the second-most in the NEAC and his 35 RBI were the fourth-most in the conference. 

Both Burns and Welsh were named to the NEAC All-Conference First Team, while Burns was also named NEAC Pitcher of the Year. Welsh was honored by D3baseball.com as he earned a spot on the Mid-Atlantic Region Third Team.

Wonderful Wesner: Senior lacrosse player Alyssa Wesner capped her collegiate career with not only her finest season, but the best individual season performance in program history, as she scored a school-record 91 goals and posted 98 points. Wesner’s 91 goals were the second-most in NCAA Division III this season and her 5.69 goals per game were the third-most in the country. Wesner was named to the NEAC All-Conference First Team and finished her career with 231 goals and 262 points.

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