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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
|Dale Plummer||Athletic Director||610-566-1776 x 237||[email protected]|
|John Curran||Men's Soccer Coach||610-742-0482||[email protected]|
|P.J. Steininger||Wrestling Coach||610-580-9503||[email protected]|
|Curtis Schofield||Tennis Coach||865-602-2337||[email protected]|
|Bill Michaels||Men's Basketball Coach||484-686-1026||[email protected]|
|Jim DeRose||Lacrosse Coach||610-220-3066||[email protected]|
|Dan Drake||Football Coach||610-566-1776 x265||[email protected]|
|Doug Thompson||Baseball Coach||302-383-5197||[email protected]|
|Steve Hixson||Cross Country Coach||610-842-1932||[email protected]|
[Men's Lacrosse] Lacrosse Tops Off Strong Season with Three USCAA Men's Lacrosse Academic ...June 14, 2018
Coming off their second straight National Collegiate Lacrosse League Liberty Division play-off appearance, the Williamson lacrosse team received some additional good news as the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) announced that seniors Rob Magee (SR/Wallingford, PA), Anthony Mariani (SR/Warrens, NY) and Matt Ruskowski (SR/Philadelphia, PA) all were named 2018 USCAA Men's Lacrosse Academic All-Americans.
In order to be eligible for consideration for the award, players must be starters and major contributors to their team's success, as well as maintain at least a minimum of a 3.50 Grade Point Average. That was not a problem for the three Williamson standouts.
Magee was a three-year starter and was one of the top face-off center man in the country. In 2018, he won 78% of all face-offs for Williamson and won 76% of all face-offs over his three years. He was a team captain in 2018 and his outstanding late-season play helped propel Williamson into the NCLL play-offs. He also was a USCAA Academic All-American in 2017.
Mariani was a three-year starter in goalie for the Mechanics and a 2017 USCAA Academic All-American in lacrosse as well. He leaves with just about every goalie record in Williamson history, including saves and save percentage. He was one of the team's captain's this past Spring. This past Fall, he also played soccer for Williamson and earned Academic All-American honors in soccer, as well.
Ruskowski had a solid season in his freshman year before taking off his junior year. He came back with a vengeance his senior year and was one of the team's leaders on defense. He also was a team captain.
[Men's Tennis] Tennis Trio Named USCAA Academic All-AmericansJune 12, 2018
A trio of junior Williamson tennis players recently received that highest academic honor the United States Collegiate Association can offer, as John Coleman (JR/Chichester, PA), Isaac Eshenour (JR/Shippensburg, PA) and Devin Fox (JR/Aston, PA) all were named 2018 USCAA Academic All-Americans.
Coleman capped off another outstanding season for the Mechanics in 2018. As Williamson's Second Singles player and First Doubles team member, his play allowed Williamson to be competitive in every match. He is a two-year team captain and was named the team's co-MVP for the second straight year.
This is the second straight year as well that Coleman has earned USCAA Academic All-American status. An outstanding soccer player as well, he earned USCAA Academic All-American status in soccer this past Fall.
Eshenour improved dramatically over last season and also had a big role in Williamson's success. He moved up from Fifth Singles last year to Third Singles this year and his clutch play at that position, as well as Second Doubles, allowed Williamson to win its second straight Eastern Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (EPAC) championship in a row. He was named the team's co-Most Improved Player this season.
A starter for the Williamson cross country team, Eshenour earned USCAA Academic All-American status this past Fall in that sports as well as tennis this Spring.
Fox didn't start last year but moved up to Fifth Singles and Third Doubles this year and it was his improved play that also had a huge hand in the team's success. He too, along with Eshenour, shared the team's Most Improved award at season's end.
Williamson closed out their season with the 2018 EPAC title and a sixth place finish at the 2018 NJCAA Region XIX tournament
[Baseball] Baseball Player Bobby Jones Named USCAA Second Team All-AmericanMay 17, 2018
The United States Collegiate Athletic Association announced its All-American squad on Wednesday. Included on that list as a Second Team All-American was Williamson freshman Robert "Bobby" Jones. In being named to the squad, he is the first Williamson All-American in nine seasons and he becomes the first Williamson player to earn Second team honors since the USCAA went to a split system (First, Second and Honorable mention) eight years ago.
Jones had a record-setting freshman year for the Mechanics, as he was impressive in every way. He finished second in the nation in slugging percentage (.804) and sixth in the country in batting average at .431. He also finished ninth in the nation in on-base percentage at .580.
In addition to those statistics, Jones led Williamson in home runs (3) and runs batted in (19), doubles (6) and stolen bases (9). He was second on the team in walks with 11 and was second on the team in hits with 25. His three home runs were more than Williamson hit as a team over the previous two seasons combined!
"It is hard to imagine anyone having a better season than what Bobby did for us this year," commented Williamson head coach Doug Thompson, who just completed his tenth year as head coach at Williamson.
"He did everything we asked of him and he did it well. He has the potential to be one of the greatest players and athletes in Williamson history before things are all said and done, if he keeps progressing the way he has."
In addition to his work as a positional player, Jones also was successful on the pitching mound for the Mechanics as he went 2-1 on the year with one save.
Jones becomes the second All-American during Thompson's tenure at Williamson. The other one was Joe Greenya 0W9, who was an Honorable Mention All-American in 2009, when the USCAA went to naming a First, Second and Honorable Mention All-American squad. Former Williamson pitching great Justin Sidleck was a Two-time First team All-American in 2007 and 2008 but the USCAA was much smaller and did not list a Second team for All-Americans.
"The USCAA was much smaller ten years ago. It has really grown and the competition for All-American status, on any level, is incredibly fierce. We have been disappointed in our guys not earning All-American status when we felt they should have in the past, but that disappointment has ended with Bobby's recognition this year," explained Williamson athletic director Dale Plummer, now in his 30th year.
"He is absolutely deserving of this honor and we are extremely happy for him, his coaches, his family and all of Williamson for such a fine accomplishment.
Jones' play was instrumental in Williamson having one of its finest season in recent memory. Despite playing its toughest schedule ever, and having to battle the horrible spring weather, Williamson was able to finish with a winning record and actually received votes in the USCAA Weekly Top 20 poll in the final two polls. With the team returning all but four seniors and being joined by an outstanding group of incoming freshmen next year, things look extremely bright for the future of Williamson baseball.
[Baseball] Muscarella Named 2018 USCAA Baseball All-Academic TeamtoMay 24, 2018
Three-year veteran pitcher and first baseman James Muscarella (SR/West Chester, PA) was named to the 2018 United States Collegiate Athletic Association Baseball Academic All-American team, as announced by the organization recently.
A three-year starter, Muscarella was a key part of Williamson's 2018 success that say them win double-digit games and finish with a winning record. The team also received votes in the final USCAA Top 20 poll.
While a sloid player all three years for Williamson, Muscarella saved his best season for his final one. He batted a whopping .429 on the year and finished with an astounding.714 slugging percentage. He finished third on the team in RBI. In addition to action at first base, he also saw time on the mound for the Mechanics.
In order to be considered Academic All-American, a player must not only be a significant contributor on the field, but also must maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average of above a 3.50.
With Muscarella earning the honor, it marks the sixth straight year that a Williamson baseball player has achieved such.
[Williamson] DiCamillo Named Athlete of the Year; Arena 6W9 Added to Hall of FameMay 03, 2018
Williamson's fifty-second annual Sports Banquet was held on Thursday night with 130 student-athletes being honored for participating in a varsity sport during the 2017-18 school year. In addition, numerous other team and individual awards were given out.
The big winner on the evening was junior football and lacrosse standout Gino DiCamillo (JR/Broomall, PA) (JR/Broomall. PA) who was named the George W. McCarty 3W7 Athlete of the Year award winner. The award is the highest award the Williamson athletic department gives out and is determined by a student vote each year.
That DiCamillo won the award was not a big surprise. He is a two-time USCAA All-American in football. This past season he was named the 2017 Seaboard Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Year after leading Williamson in tackles for the second straight year. He is a two-time First Team All Seaboard Conference selection. This past season he had 65 tackles (8.7 per game), including nine for loss. He also had an interception, a sack, seven hurries, three pass break-ups, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.
In addition to his play on the football field, he also had another solid season on the lacrosse team where he was one of the team's top scorers and helped lead Williamson to their second straight National Lacrosse League Liberty Division play-off berth, after a four-year drought.
DiCamillo was up against some tough competition for the award as he had to beat out Chris Smith (JR/Tullahoma, TN) (soccer/tennis), Anthony Mariani (SR/Warners, NY) (SR/Warrens, NY) (soccer/lacrosse) and Austin Jacque (SR/Media, PA) (wrestling) to win the top honor.
"It was one of those years where all four guys are deserving of the award," shared long-time Williamson athletic director Dale Plummer. "Each one has some tremendous accomplishments.
"Needless to say, we are extremely pleased by all Gino has accomplished on the football field and in lacrosse. He has really earned this award."
In addition to DiCamillo's big night, Tommy Arena 6W9 was inducted into the Williamson Athletic Hall of Fame for his accomplishments in football and baseball, while at Williamson and beyond, and his subsequent work as a PIAA official
After an outstanding high school career at Conestoga High School, Arena arrived at Williamson and had an immediate impact on the team. He was a three-year starter and co-captain in 1968, when he led the team in rushing, receiving and total yards. He also was a three-year starter in baseball and lead the team in home runs, and was second in batting in 1969.
Upon graduating from Williamson, he then attended Millersville University, where he played an additional two years of football. He played in every quarter of every game during those two seasons and received the highest grades of all the Millersville running backs for his blocking skills.
After finishing his playing career, Tommy became a certified PIAA official and has officiated soccer, football, basketball, lacrosse (girls) and volleyball games over the years. In 2009, he was elevated to the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, one of the highest certifications a basketball official can earn.
"While this is a great day for Tommy, it is also a great day for Williamson," shared Plummer. "He is epitomizes what Williamson is all about. He was a great player and teammate while here and then made the choice to use his talents to give back to the community through officiating once he finished his collegiate career."
Arena becomes the 29th person inducted into the Williamson Athletic Hall of Fame since its inception in 1993.
[Men's Tennis] Despite Team's Loss, Fox Comes Up Big for WilliamsonMay 01, 2018
When taking on 5-time national champion Rowan College at Gloucester County, it is rare that Williamson ever wins a match. The Roadrunners have dominated the local and national junior college men's tennis scene for years. Yet, despite that fact and Williamson's track record against them in the past, junior Devin Fox (JR/Aston, PA) proved that anything can happen, as he stunned his opponent at Fifth singles in a third set tiebreaker to give Williamson a point on the day. Unfortunately for Williamson, that was the only upset they were able to pull off as they fell to the powerhouse Roadrunners, 8-1.
With nationally ranked flight players at each of their spots, RCGC raced out to an early lead and had the match locked up pretty early on. Despite that, Fox kept battling and chipping away and in the end, pulled off one the biggest match upsets for Williamson in a long time.
"Devin has improved so much since last year," exclaimed Williamson head coach Curtis Schofield. "We and all the guys have worked hard and their hard work is being seen on the court. I'm proud of each of them."
Williamson now looks to the 2018 NJCAA Region XIX tournament this Friday at Mercer County Park. The top two finishers in each flight automatically qualify for the 2018 NJCAA National Championships in Texas.
[Baseball] Mechanics Drop Regular Season FinaleMay 01, 2018
Often times in baseball, it only takes one bad inning by a team to determine the outcome of a game. Unfortunately for Williamson that was exactly the case as they allowed host Montgomery a 5-run second inning and that was all the Mustangs needed, as they defeated Williamson by a score of 8-4 on Tuesday afternoon in Blue Bell, PA.
After a scoreless first inning where both teams had a runner in scoring position, Montgomery busted things wide open in the second inning as they score five runs to grab an early 5-0 lead. They would increase that lead to 6-0 the next inning. They led 7-0 in the sixth before Williamson got two runs to pull to within 7-2.
In the seventh inning, Williamson again scored to pull to within four runs at 7-3. The Mustangs then scored a run of their own to go up 8-3. Williamson added a run in the eight but that was as close as they would get, as they closed the regular season at 12-11.
The twelve wins were the most for Williamson in seven years. The Mechanics, who received votes in the last USCAA National poll, now await to see if their slim hopes of getting an invite to the 2018 USCAA College World Series will be met.
[Baseball] Mechanics Come Storming Back to Overtake DCCCApril 30, 2018
Trailing 5-4 to backyard rival Delaware County Community College, Williamson was in need of two things if they had any hope of pulling out a victory. First off, they needed to mount a rally to somehow take the lead. Secondly, they needed to shut down the Phantoms in order to try to get that lead. Williamson ended up getting both, as they rallied late and then rode the clutch pitching of junior Jereimi Ortiz (JR/Philadelphia, PA) to the end in a 9-5 victory on Monday afternoon.
Though starting pitcher Jon Polillo (JR/Prospect Park, PA) pitched well, unearned runs were his undoing, he left trailing 5-4 at the end of the fourth winning. In stepped Ortiz and he kept the Phantoms at bay, allowing just five hits and one run over the final five innings.
Despite the solid pitching by Ortiz, Williamson still found themselves trailing 5-4 in the eighth inning before C.J Cardell's sacrifice fly tied things up at 5-5. Williamson then kept the rally alive and pulled ahead for good on a clutch, bases loaded clearing triple by senior Tom Catenacci (SR/West Chester, PA) to put Williamson up 8-5. The Mechanics would add another run to seal the win.
The win guarantees Williamson of a winning season and it also give it their most wins (12) in seven years. They will close out their 2018 campaign tomorrow afternoon (Tuesday) at Montgomery County Community College in a 3:30 P.M. start.
[Men's Tennis] Today's tennis match with Bucks is CancelledApril 30, 2018
Sadly, due to Bucks County College not being able to field a team for today's match, it has been cancelled and will not be made up.
Williamson closes out its regualr season tomorrow at home against national power RCGC at 3:30 P.M.
[Men's Lacrosse] Mechanics Go Toe-To-Toe with West Chester in NCLL Play-offsApril 28, 2018
After playing back-to-back games last night and winning both to gain the final National Collegiate Lacrosse League Liberty division play-off berth, Williamson was rewarded by having to play their third game in 16 hours, with this one being a road game at West Chester University, the defending NCLL Division II national champions.
Despite the odds being stacked against them, Williamson gave it all they could and managed to make the most of things, putting a scare into the Golden Rams before running out of gas at the end in a 10-4 loss.
Despite being tired, Williamson came out strong and actually led 1-0 at the end of the first quarter and trailed by just 4-3 at half. The second half is when fatigue set in and West Chester, with a 45-man roster, proved to have too much depth for an exhausted Mechanics squad.
Williamson was led by Jacob Long (FR/Newtown Square, PA) and Zachary Faust (FR/Newtown Sqaure, PA), who each had two goals. Golaie Anthony Mariani (SR/Warrens, NY) closed out a brilliant career with seven saves.
"It is unfortunate we had to play three games over that short a period," said Williamson coach Jim DeRose. "I think if we had had even a day's rest things would have turned out much differently."
Despite the loss, Williamson managed to finish strong, after opening their season 0-2. The finished 6-6 with five of their six losses coming against nationally ranked teams.