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A weekly look at what’s going on in the Centennial Conference:

Softball

Western Maryland (4-2) went 2-2 at Salisbury’s Sea Gull Invitational, dropping games to Moravian and nationally ranked Cabrini ... Dickinson opened its season with a 3-2 win against 2001 NCAA Tournament participant York ... Gettysburg went a perfect 5-0 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. ... Washington swept Husson to finish its Florida trip 2-4 ... Franklin & Marshall (7-5) was swept by Elizabethtown ... Ursinus is 5-4-1.

Baseball

Haverford (6-5) went 5-2 in Florida, stealing 11 bases in one game against Roger Williams and swiping 13 in a sweep of Skidmore ... Washington (7-3-1) went undefeated in its final six Florida games ... Johns Hopkins (5-2) beat Robert Morris, 27-7, in its Florida opener, scoring 14 runs in one inning ... Franklin & Marshall (8-4) has won six of its last seven, with its lone loss coming to Division I Lafayette ... Western Maryland (4-1) kicked off its Florida swing by sweeping FDU-Madison (1-0) and Keene State (7-4) ... Ursinus fell to 5-8 after getting swept by Alvernia in two one-run extra-inning games ... Gettysburg is 5-3.

Women’s Lacrosse

In games involving two nationally ranked teams, No. 15 Franklin & Marshall (3-1) upset No. 13 Washington & Lee, 13-8, and No. 6 Gettysburg (3-1) was upset by No. 14 Ithaca, 10-9 ... Ursinus (2-0) validated its No. 9 ranking by pounding Western Maryland (2-1), 21-7, in its CC opener ... Washington (1-2) lost to No. 7 William Smith, 19-8 ... Dickinson dropped its opener to Susquehanna, 17-5.

Tennis

The seventh-ranked Washington men defeated No. 10 Averett, 5-2. In that match, the Shoremen’s top singles player knocked off the top-ranked singles player in Division III ... The Dickinson men won fourth through sixth singles and swept the doubles to nip Franklin & Marshall, 4-3 ... Ursinus christened its new home tennis courts by sweeping Western Maryland, 6-1 for the men and 8-1 for the women ... The Washington women (5-1 with the only loss to No. 12 Rhodes) are ranked 12th in the Atlantic South Region.

Women’s tennis wins opener: Freshman Emily Oster and sophomore Sarah Niebler each dropped only two games while winning in singles and doubles as the Muhlenberg women’s tennis team opened its 2002 season with an 8-1 win against local Division II rival Kutztown. Click here for box score.
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LESKO A FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN

Senior forward Mark Lesko of the Muhlenberg men’s basketball team has been named a first-team All-American by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.

Lesko was the top vote-getter on the Middle Atlantic Region Mark Lesko All-District Team, making him Middle Atlantic Region player of the year and an automatic first-team All-America choice. He is the first first-team All-American in Muhlenberg basketball history.

The All-America selection caps a season that saw Lesko honored frequently after averaging 19.0 points and 9.8 rebounds per game while shooting 59.1 percent from the field and leading the Mules to a 19-6 record and the Centennial Conference East Division championship. He was a finalist for The Jostens Trophy as Division III player of the year, CC player of the year, a unanimous first-team All-CC selection, d3hoops.com first-team All-Region, Lehigh Valley player of the year, three-time CC player of the week and the MVP of Whittier’s Purple & Gold Classic.

Lesko, who also led Muhlenberg in blocked shots (55) and steals (42), finished his career as the eighth all-time leading scorer in team history with 1,399 points and the career leader in blocked shots (165).

All-America Team
First Team
Mark Lesko, Muhlenberg
Mike Medbury,Brockport State
Kyle Williford, Bridgewater (Va.)
Jeff Gibbs, Otterbein
Colin Tabb, Trinity (Conn.)
Tim Dworak, Wis.-Oshkosh
Antoine McDaniel, Carthage
Brian Turner, Rutgers-Camden

All-District Team (Middle Atlantic Region)
First Team
Mark Lesko, Muhlenberg
Matt Hilleary, Catholic
Willie Chandler, Misericordia
Chaz Williamson, Widener
Tom Wesner, Lycoming
Bob Porambo, Elizabethtown
Second Team
Curtis McNeil, Gettysburg
Andy O’Brien, York
Dennis Hobbs, King’s
Darren Pugh, Lebanon Valley
Tillman Sims, Alvernia

Coach of the Year: Bob Schlosser, Elizabethtown


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Last updated March 18, 2002