Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Around the NCAC

** Former Allegheny quarterback Jeff Filkovski, who led the Gators to the 1990 NCAA Division III championship, has been named head football coach at Marietta.

** Kenyon junior attack Devin Catlin was named Inside Lacrosse Division III Nike Player of the Week after helping the Lords to one of the biggest wins in their history.

The Lords were behind five goals to 12th-ranked Roanoke College when Catlin sparked a seven-goal run. Kenyon went on to win the game, 14-11. He had three goals during the run and finished the game with four goals and two assists.

Kenyon is off to a 2-1 start this spring.

** UPDATE: Photos from Rob Johnson's Retirement Banquet

The 2007 outdoor track & field season is something of a farewell tour for Wabash head coach Rob Johnson. This season will be the last for Rob, a coach, mentor, and friend of the Little Giants for the past 37 years. He will be honored at a retirement banquet on Saturday, April 19. For more information or to make reservations, contact Michele Tatar in the Wabash Alumni and Parent Relations Office by email or phone (765-361-6369).

Rob took over the Wabash track and field and cross country programs in 1972 and coaches both sports up until this past fall, when he handed over the reins of the cross country program to one of his many former All-Americans, Roger Busch ’96.

In addition to his storied career with the Little Giants, Rob was the first NCAA Division III coach to serve as an assistant coach with the United States Olympic team when he served the team at the 2000 Sydney Games. He has long been involved with the Olympic Development Committee and helped coach two US Junior National Teams. For more click here.

** Former Wabash basketball player Joshua Kendrick has led the Brownsburg (IN) boys basketball team to their first IHSAA state championship game.

** Wabash football player Mitch Brown will present "The History of the Brown County Art Colony" at Rockville (IN) Public Library at 7 p.m. March 25. His presentation will focus on prominent artists who took up residence in Brown County and helped establish a century-old outlet for artists to showcase their work.

** For the 10th consecutive year, the Wittenberg football program will host a golf outing to raise funds for the program. This year's event is scheduled for Saturday, June 14, at Reid Memorial Golf Course in Springfield. The event will be a four-person scramble with a shotgun start, and it will include prizes, raffles, dinner and awards. The cost of participation is $75 for those who pre-register, $85 on the day of the outing, and $50 for those only attending the dinner. All proceeds from this year's event will go toward the purchase of audio-visual equipment, computer software and field equipment for the football program. The registration deadline is Friday, June 1. For more information or to request an entry form, contact Head Coach Joe Fincham at (937) 327-6498.

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