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106 S. New Middletown Rd
Media, PA 19063
Athletics Phone: 610-566-1776 x 237
President: Michael Rounds
Athletic Director: Dale Plummer
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[Men's Basketball] Mechanics Blow Big Halftime Lead But Come Back Late to Defeat Lehigh CarbonDecember 13, 2017
Williamson hit the road on Tuesday and found themselves with what appeared to be a comfortable 33-17 halftime lead over host Lehigh Carbon Community College. Looks can be deceiving and that is exactly what happened to Williamson, as the hosts came storming back and actually led game with a minute to go before Williamson scored the final four points to come away with a 61-58 victory over the Cougars.
Williamson trailed with just over a minute to go before retaking the lead, 59-58. They then needed a big defensive stand and got just that to regain possession and maintain their lead. Senior guard Jose Montanez then calmly hit two free throws at the end ice the game for Williamson.
The win is Williamson's fifth in a row and moves them above .500 for the first time all season. After starting the year off 0-5, Williamson has since gone 7-1 over their last eight games. Their only loss during that stretch came at the hands of #3 ranked Central Penn, a team they led by six at halftime before losing. They close out their first semester slate this Saturday at noon against Christendom College.
[Football] Outlaw, DiCamillo Top All-Conference PicksDecember 12, 2017
Juniors DeJuan Outlaw (JR/Elkton, MD) and Gino DiCamillo (JR/Broomall. PA) were named Seaboard Conference MVPs, while four other players were named a 2017 Seaboard Conference First Team selection, as announced by the conference recently. In addition to those six selections, Williamson had four players named to the Second Team squad.
Outlaw was named the 2017 Seaboard Conference All-Purpose MVP, and rightfully so. He did it all for Williamson in 2017, as he was second on the team in receptions with 18 for 401 yards (21.1) and three touchdowns, averaged a whopping 27.1 yards on 11 kick-off returns, had one punt return for 24 yards, and also added 52 yards rushing. As if that wasn't enough, he was the team's punter, averaging 35.7 yards per punt on 41 punts. In addition to being named First Team all-purpose player, he also was named a Second Team wide receiver.
DiCamillo was named Co-Defensive Player of the Year, as well as a First Team outside linebacker. He had an amazing year, logging 65 tackles (8.7 per game), of which nine were for loss. He also had an interception, a sack, seven hurries, three pass break-ups, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. He was a First Team Seaboard Conference selection last year as well as a Second Team USCAA All-American in 2016.
Joining those two on as First Team selections were offensive tackle DeVon Lewis, tight end Blaze Puzznagara, middle linebacker Michael Shanahan (SR/Glenolden, PA) and cornerback Jack Gibson (FR/Rutledge, PA).
A two-year starter at left tackle, Lewis was a huge reason Williamson was able to average over 350 yards of offense per game. His presence on the line was huge for Williamson in both the run game and the passing game, as Williamson rushed for over 1,100 yards and passed for over 1,200 yards. He also is a member of the Williamson baseball team.
The ultimate teammate, Puzzangara was asked to shift to tight end in 2017 after finishing second on the team in tackles in 2016 at outside linebacker. An extremely strong blocker, he also had several key catches for Williamson on the year, two of which that went for touchdowns. An outstanding all-around athlete, he also is a two-year starter for the Williamson baseball team.
Shanahan capped off a brilliant career by being named First Team at middle linebacker. A true ball magnet, if there was a turnover occurring, chances are he was right in the middle of it, either forcing it or coming away with it. He had 41 tackles, including seven for loss, an interception, three pass-break-ups, two fumble recoveries, a forced fumble, a blocked kick, four hurries, and a safety in 2017 alone. He was a Second Team selection in 2016.
Gibson took the football world by storm in 2017 as just a freshman. In his first collegiate game, he not only started but tied the Williamson record for interceptions in a game with three, in Williamson's win 12-10 win over Jersey Coast Academy. He finished the year with a league high six interceptions, which also tied for the lead in the USCAA as well.
Williamson was well-represented in the second team as well as quarterback Vince DelPercio (JR/Middletown, DE), fullback Dwayne Parent (JR/Brookhaven, PA), defensive lineman Pat Shoup and defensive bag Mike O'Chuida all were named to squad.
Williamson finished 2017 at 3-5 overall, while going 1-2 in the conference play.
[Men's Basketball] Mechanics Overcome Slow Start with Big Second Half to Upend SUNY-ESFDecember 10, 2017
As far as first halves go, Sunday's for Williamson was one the Mechanics would just as soon forget. They shot a paltry 33 percent from the floor, turned the ball over seven times and committed 11 fouls, in trailing SUNY-ESF 34-28 at the break.
As far as second halves go however, Williamson had one they would just as soon would repeat as they held the Mighty Oaks without a single point for over ten minutes to start the half, and just 14 for the entire half, while outscoring them 35-14 to come away with the triumph.
"It wasn't pretty in the first half but our intensity level picked up and that was the key for us in the second," stated Williamson head coach Bill Michaels. "Once our defense picked up, our offense did as well. It was a true team effort."
A team effort indeed, as six Williamson players had nine or more points. Nazir Goldston (FR/Pottsgrove PA) had 13, Ryan Tobin (JR/Newtown Square, PA) 11 and Gus Pagan (JR/Prospect Park, PA) added 10 for the Mechanics. Kyree Freeman (JR/Glenarden, MD) had a big game helping out his teammates as he dished out a game high 10 assists.
The win extends Williamson's winning streak to four and even's their record at 6-6. They will try to stretch that streak to five on Tuesday night as they travel to Lehigh Carbon Community College in a 8:00 P.M. start.
[Williamson] Myers Named Co-ESSL Player of the YearDecember 07, 2017
Junior fullback Luke Myers (JR/Plymouth Meeting, PA) was named 2017 Co-ESSL Player of the Year by the league. Myers, along with seniors Ryan Haines (SR/Aston, PA), Justin Daehling (SR/North Cape May, NJ) and Shai Eis (SR/Philadelphia, PA), fellow junior Chris Smith (JR/Tullahoma, TN) and freshman Thomas Vieyra (FR/Mays Landing, NJ) were named to the 2017 All Eastern States Soccer League (ESSL) All Conference team.
A standout who play on the back line was dominating, Myers excelled in each game throughout the year for the Mechanics. His inspired play helped lead Williamson to their third straight outright ESSL title. He also was recently named a 2017 USCAA Academic All-American, as well. He was named Co-Player of the Year along with Zach Morrill from Central Penn.
Haines capped a brilliant career as a three-year starter in goal for the Mechanics. Some of his saves over the years have become legendary. A team captain this year, he finished in the Top 10 in the nation the past two years in Save Percentage in the USCAA. He is a three-time USCAA Academic All-American (twice for soccer, once for tennis) and leaves as one of the all-time great soccer players in Williamson history.
Daehling was known as Mr. Clutch for the Mechanics. While his play was always top-notch, he saved his best performances big games, as witnessed by his hat trick in last year's ESSL championship game and his game clinching goal in this year's final. No one will be happier to see him graduate than Central Penn!
Eis was Mr. Versatility for Williamson throughout his career. While a natural midfielder, he also played forward and at the end of the season was stating at fullback. He finished 2017 with three goals and one assist.
An All ESSL selection in 2016 as a freshman, Smith finished one goal shy of the freshman record last year with 11 goals. This year, teams were wise to him but he still accounted for six goals and seven assists for a total of a team high 19 points. He was a team captain and also was the #1 Singles player for the Williamson tennis team last Spring.
Vieyra played last season for the team and did well however, he left school at mid-year to be able to re-enroll in a different major as a freshman this year. He was a big part of the team's success this year as h stared all 16 games for Williamson. He added three goals and two assists, with one of his goals being a game winner.
Williamson closed out their season as the 2017 ESSL champions, defeating Central Penn, 4-2 in this year's final.
[Williamson] Sixteen Seniors Receive Three-Year Varsity Letterman JacketsDecember 06, 2017
Williamson honored sixteen senior student-athletes with commemorative Varsity Letterman jackets on Tuesday afternoon. The jackets were awarded to the students for participating in a varsity sport all three years during their time at Williamson.
"It was a long-standing tradition that the college somehow got away from doing over the years. One of the first things President Rounds did when he first came onboard five years ago was reinstate that tradition," explained Williamson's athletic director Dale Plummer.
"Our athletes sacrifice a lot to participate in varsity athletics at Williamson. Participating in athletics for one year takes a great deal of sacrifice and commitment. To participate in athletics all three years takes a commitment that is off the charts so for us to be able to say 'thank you' to them for all they have done so is a wonderful thing.
"We could not be more proud of the work our guys do on the field, in the classroom and in the community. This is just a small way for us to acknowledge all their hard work and dedication on to Williamson during their time at the college."
Students receiving jackets on Tuesday were:
John Bussen (SR/Bangor, PA) - Cross County/Soccer
Tim Callahan – Cross Country/Soccer
Mark Chamberlain – Football
Justin Daehling (SR/North Cape May, NJ) – Soccer
Bryce Dean (SR/Belcamp, MD) – Soccer
Shai Eis (SR/Philadelphia, PA) – Soccer
Ryan Haines (SR/Aston, PA) - Soccer
Andrew Hicks (SR/Dear, DE) – Football
Garrett Huffman (SR/Lansdale, PA) – Football
Jacob Lapp (SR/Souderton, PA) – Soccer
Anthony Mariani (SR/Warners, NY) – Lacrosse/Soccer
Mike O'Chuida – Football
Blaze Puzzangara (SR/West Chester, PA) - Football
Mike Shanahan - Football
Pat Shoup – Football
Jacob Sterr (SR/Galloway, NJ) – Football
[Baseball] Baseball Team's Rally Falls Just ShortMarch 24, 2017
James Muscarella (JR/West Chester, PA) pitched seven strong innings while CJ Cardell added a double and two RBIs but it was not quite enough as a late Williamson rally fell just short in their 4-3 loss to Luzerne County College on Thursday.
[Men's Basketball] Mechanics Stretch Winning Streak to ThreeDecember 07, 2017
The Williamson basketball team was able to finally put together two halves of solid offense and defense on Thursday night. The result was not good for Harrisburg Area Community College as the Mechanics were able to come away with a 76-50 victory.
Williamson shot a blistering 52.6% both from the floor (30-57) as well as from 3-point range (10-19), while holding HAAC to just 25% from the floor for the game. Despite a size disadvantage, Williamson outrebouded their opponents by a 37-32 margain and had nine more assists (17-8) than HAAC.
Gus Pagan (JR/Prospect Park, PA) led four Williamson players in double figures with 15 points. He also added 4 rebounds and two assists for the Mechanics, who raced to a 37-25 halftime lead and never looked back. Ryan Carlino (SR/Lancaster, PA) added 13 points, four rebounds and four assists for Williamson, who now have won thee in a row in moving to 5-6 on the year. Harrisburg, who was led Brady DeShong's 12 points, dropped to 6-5 on the year.
Williamson next hosts SUNY-ESF on Sunday afternoon in a 1:00 P.M. start.
[Men's Basketball] Mechanics Hang on for Win Over LuzerneDecember 05, 2017
Williamson started off the first half of Tuesday night's game with Luzerne County College red-hot but then watched the Trail Blazers come roaring back to pull to within three. The second half looked like a mirror image as Williamson once again opened a big lead only to see Luzerne come racing back to pull to within two but in the end, the Mechanics escaped with a 73-71 win.
Williamson led by as many as 15 in the first half before Luzerne pulled to within 31-28 at half. The same thing happened in almost exact fashion as Williamson once again built a big lead, this time by 14 with under ten minutes remaining but once again the Trial Blazers came storming back to pull to within two with 5.5 seconds left. They were able to get the ball inbounded and pull off a shot however, their three-pointer came after the buzzer giving Williamson the win.
Ryan Carlino (SR/Lancaster, PA) had a big game for Williamson as he put in a game high 25 points and added 8 rebounds. Nazi Goldston and Gus Pagan (JR/Prospect Park, PA) each had 11 and Jose Montanez chipped in with 10 to round out four Mechanics players in double figures.
Matthew Dessoye had 24 to lead Luzerne, while Angelo Colon added 21.
The win was Williamson's second in a row and moves them to 4-6 on the year. They next host Harrisburg Area Community College on Thursday night at 7:00 P.M.
[Men's Basketball] Mechanics Bounce Back With Consolation Game VictoryDecember 03, 2017
Taking on one of the top ranked NJCAA colleges in Region XIX with an undermanned roster yet again, few people would have given Williamson much of a chance against Roadrunner Classic host Rowan College at Gloucester County in the opening round of the tournament. To the surprise of almost nobody, Williamson fell to the Roadrunners by a score of 81-57 on Friday night to drop to the consolation round. What might have surprised some however is the performance the Mechanics put on in the consolation round on Saturday as they played one of their best games of the year in upsetting Bronx Community College by a score of 71-61, to take home third place in the tournament.
Williamson ran into a buzz saw on Friday night as they fell behind early to RCGC and could never recover. The consolation game was a different story and as Williamson used a balanced scoring attack to move to a big second half lead, before withstanding a big run by Bronx to come away with the win.
Ryan Carlino (SR/Lancaster, PA) led Williamson in scoring against Bronx and was named to the All-Tournament team. With the split, Williamson moves to 3-6 on the year. They return home to take on Luzerne County College on Tuesday night, Harrisburg Area Community College on Thursday and then SUNY-ESF on Sunday.
[Men's Cross Country] Isaac Eshenour Named to 2017 USCAA Men's Cross Country All-Academic SquadNovember 22, 2017
Junior cross country runner Isaac Eshenour (JR/Shippensburg, PA) was named to the 2017 United States Collegiate Athletic Association Men's Cross Country Academic All-American squad. The team was announced recently by the USCAA.
A Machine Tool Technology major, Eshenour is a two-year starter and a key part of Williamson's success during their 2017 campaign. As the team's number three runner, he helped Williamson to several top finishes during the regular season, as well as a tenth place finish at the 2017 NJCAA Region XIX championships and a 26th overall finish at the 2017 NJCAA national championships.
In addition to his work with the cross country team, he was a starter for the Williamson tennis team this past Spring and helped them earn their second Eastern Pennsylvania Athletic Conference title in the past three years.