Messenger - Vol. 2, No. 3, Page 19
Summer 1993
Sports Roundup


Men's basketball
     It was another banner year for the Blue Hen men's basketball team.
After moving into a new home, the Bob Carpenter Center, the team captured
its second straight North Atlantic Conference title and NCAA tournament
berth and finished with a record of 22-8 under head coach Steve Steinwedel.
Finishing third in the NAC regular season, Delaware reeled off road wins
over Northeastern and rival Drexel in the playoffs to capture the title. In
the NCAA tournament, the Hens gave No. 18-ranked Louisville all it could
handle in the Midwest Regionals before falling 76-70. Individually, NBA
prospect Spencer Dunkley was dominating, leading the team in scoring (19.2
ppg), rebounding (12.2 rpg) and blocked shots (3.2 pg) while setting 10
school records. Dunkley earned All-East second team and All-NAC first team
honors, while senior forward Anthony Wright (13.9 ppg) and sophomore guard
Brian Pearl (11.9 ppg) were each named second team All-NAC.

Women's basketball
     The U.D. women capped another strong season in the NAC, finishing with
a 17-11 mark and fourth place-their sixth straight, winning season. The
Hens defeated Hartford in the NAC quarterfinal playoffs but were again
stopped in the semifinals by two-time defending champion Vermont. Head
coach Joyce Perry's squad was a balanced one as Molly Larkin (12.6 ppg),
Merel van Zanten (12.4 ppg), Colleen McNamara (12.3 ppg) and Jen Lipinski
(10.3 ppg) all averaged in double figures scoring. Larkin and Lipinski
capped outstanding careers for the Blue Hens with Larkin becoming only the
ninth U.D. player to score over 1,000 career points. McNamara was named
second team All-NAC, while freshman point guard Denise Wojciech was named
to the NAC All-Rookie Team.

Women's swimming
     The Blue Hens, coached by John Hayman, posted a 5-6 dual meet record,
placed third at the North Atlantic Conference championships at the
University of Maine and finished ninth at the ECAC Eastern championships at
Buffalo. Junior Kim Castellanos was the Hens' lone NAC champion, winning
the 200 backstroke in 2:08.32. She also placed second in the 200 individual
medley (2:09.72) at the NAC championships and broke her own school records
in those two events during the season. At the ECAC championships, the team
of Liz Coogan, Michelle Carns, Sally Murphy and Chris Helondovitch placed
second in both the 200 freestyle (1:39.96) and 400 freestyle (3:36.70)

Men's swimming
     Backed by a strong relay contingent, the University of Delaware men's
swimming team placed fourth at the North Atlantic Conference championships
at Maine and went on to place 12th at the ECAC championships under head
coach Hayman. Individually, team co-captain Clint Tracy placed second in
the 50 freestyle at the ECAC championships in a time of 21.16.

Women's indoor track and field
     The University of Delaware women's indoor track and field team enjoyed
another solid season, posting a dual meet record of 6-6 and finishing
fourth at the North Atlantic Conference championships in Boston. Jill
Riblett became Delaware's first-ever NAC indoor women's track champion when
she won the 1,000 meters in a time of 2:58.22. The Hens' 3,200-meter relay
team of Riblett, Murphee Hayes, Katie Guarracino and Jacqui Tweed placed
second at the NACs in a school record time of 9:31.65.

Men's indoor track and field
     Head coach Jim Fischer's men's indoor track team capped a stellar
season as the Hens ran to the North Atlantic Conference team title, edging
powerful Northeastern at the conference meet. Fischer, the NAC Coach of the
Year, had four NAC champions: Wade Coleman won the 35-lb. weight throw with
a NAC record throw of 67'-9 3/4"; Randy Lambert set a NAC record in winning
the long jump in 23'-9 1/2"; Paul Williams won the 200-meter dash (22.28);
and Bob Bechtold won the high jump (6'-7") title for the second straight
year. Coleman went on to place second in the 35-lb. weight throw at the
ECAC championships and placed 12th at the NCAA championships.


     The Blue Hen baseball team owned a record of 25-19 heading into the
North Atlantic Conference quarterfinals May 14-15 at Delaware. Head coach
Bob Hannah, currently in his 29th season, led the Hens to their 21st
straight season with 20 or more wins and, in the process, earned his 750th
career victory. Led by the pitching of Jamie Wilson (7-1, 2.51 earned run
average) and the hitting of outfielders Kevin Blackhurst (.405 batting
average) and Bill DiIenno (41 runs batted in) and second baseman Deron
Brown (.362, 21 stolen bases), the Hens (third in NAC regular season play
at 14-12) made a strong bid to win their second straight NAC title by
beating Boston University 6-1 and New Hampshire University 6-4 in 11
innings, before falling to Maine and Drexel. The Blue Hens finished the
season at 28-21.

Men's lacrosse
     Led by record-setting attackmen Anthony DiMarzo and John Wunder, the
Blue Hen men's lacrosse team went undefeated in North Atlantic Conference
play to capture its second straight NAC title in 1993. The Blue Hens posted
an overall record of 5-9 and were ranked No. 20 in the final United States
Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association poll. DiMarzo, the NAC Player of the
Year and a strong All-American candidate, led the NAC in scoring, setting a
school record for points in a season (76) and assists in a season (50, No.
2 in the nation), breaking marks set by Rich Mills in 1975. DiMarzo's
favorite passing target was senior John Wunder, who scored a team-high 44
goals and finished with 125 for his career, the third highest total in
school history. In addition to DiMarzo, midfielders Thad Boyce and Tom
Stamos and defender Scott Barnard were named first team All-NAC, and head
coach Bob Shillinglaw was named NAC Coach of the Year for the second
straight season.

Men's outdoor track and field
     The Blue Hen men's track team swept the 1992-93 season by capturing
the North Atlantic Conference indoor and outdoor team titles. Delaware had
four individual champions as senior Anthony Wright, out for track for the
first time since his freshman season, set a NAC record in winning the high
jump with a leap of 6-10. Randy Lambert won his sixth career conference
long jump with a jump of 23'-5 1/4"; Chris Ebaugh set a school record in
winning the javelin title (199'-1"); and Wade Coleman captured the discus
in 174'-04". At the IC4A championships, Coleman placed second in discus and
sixth in hammer throw, while Lambert placed sixth in the long jump. Coleman
qualified for the NCAA championships in the hammer throw.

Men's tennis
     The Blue Hen men netters posted their second straight 13-3 dual meet
record, winning seven of their last eight matches, including two in the
North Atlantic Conference tournament to place fifth. Led by head coach Roy
"Doc" Rylander, number 1 singles player Jeff Harrison posted an overall
record of 10-1 to end his career as the No. 5 all-time win leader at
Delaware with 48. In doubles, Harrison and Paul combined for a 12-1 record
and captured the NAC title.

Men's golf
     The Blue Hen golf team enjoyed another great season on the links,
finishing fifth or higher in all but one tournament and posting its 30th
straight winning season with a 3-0 mark. Led by head coach Jim Kent, the
Blue Hens placed second at the North Atlantic Conference tournament for the
second straight year, won the Wesley (Del.) Invitational and placed seventh
out of 19 teams at the Scotty Duncan Memorial Eastern Intercollegiate Golf
Association (EIGA) championships at Easton, Md. Individually, senior Gary
Cecchet was the team leader with a team low-stroke average of 76.30.

Women's lacrosse
     Led by high-scoring forwards Jen Rinnander and Jennifer Hadley, the 
Blue Hen women's lacrosse team posted a 6-11 record and placed fourth in
its first season in the Colonial Athletic Association. Rinnander posted 55
goals and 19 assists and was named first team All-CAA, while Hadley was
named second team All-CAA. Midfielder Kristina Scanlon was also named
second team All-CAA.

Women's outdoor track
     Thanks to a talented group of long-distance runners, the Blue Hen
women's track team placed fourth at the North Atlantic Conference
championships in Boston in May. Ellen Strickler became Delaware's
first-ever NAC double winner as she captured both the 5,000-meter run
(17:30.8) and 3,000-meter run (10:08.75). Marnie Giunta, who was named the
U.D.'s 1993 Outstanding Senior Female Athlete, won the 800 meters at the
NAC championships and broke her own school record in the event (2:15.3)
while winning the Towson Invitational.

     The University of Delaware softball team posted one of its finest
seasons in school history, finishing second in the North Atlantic
Conference regular season standings with a 21-13 record. Head coach B.J.
Ferguson's squad finished just one win shy of the school single season
record. Senior pitcher Chris Etherington, a first-year transfer from
Adelphi, earned first team All-NAC honors as she went 14-6 with a 1.14
earned run average. Freshman second baseman Janet Jones batted .317 and
also earned first team All-NAC honors while third baseman Lisa Kosanovich
(.208) and outfielder Lisa Myers (.293) were named second team All-NAC.
                                   -Scott Selheimer