BALTIMORE, Md. – Over the next couple of weeks, Goucher College Athletics is going to highlight performances of the year. While our main goal is to promote positive events that happened to the Gophers in 2019-20, we are going to add some intrigue with a voting contest with each category. Votes can be cast on the athletics website, Facebook (each like counts as a vote) and Twitter. Graphics of the nominees in each category will also be posted on Instagram, but the number of likes will not be counted from Instagram.
Voting will last 36 hours, starting at 9 a.m. and ending at 9 p.m. the following night. Below is the schedule that we will follow:
April 23-24 – Senior Performance of the Year
April 27-28 – Game/Event of the Year
April 30-May 1- Video Highlight of the Year
Next we have the Senior Performance of the Year. This category is for one singular game or event that a senior student-athlete performed well in and in most cases so did the team.
Darby Bauer | Track and Field
Bauer finished 11th in the weight throw with a toss of 12.08m and 12th in the shot put with a toss of 10.98m at the Landmark Conference Championships on February 29.
Gabby Blazek | Track and Field
It was déjà vu all over again for Blazek after she finished second in the pole vault and established a new indoor program record in the process with her leap of 3.04m at the Landmark Conference Championships on February 29. It was the second-straight year the senior placed second in the event.
Camilla Civiello | Swimming
Civiello advanced to the B Final of the 200 free and finished 16th overall with a time of 2:06.34 at the Landmark Conference Championships on February 15.
Brandon Cohen | Men's Soccer
Leading 1-0 and the goalkeeper out of position, Jack Topper passed the ball from the right to left to Cohen and then Cohen drilled the ball into the netting at the 66:30 mark for the eventual game-winning tally of a 3-1 win against Cairn on September 4. Cohen then put the game away in the final 45 seconds of the match when he took a pass from the Xavier Dever in the defensive end and battled with a defender for the ball and got ahead and beat the goalkeeper 1-on-1 to seal the victory.
Slade Dumas | Men's Tennis
Dumas has faced some tough competition in his collegiate career on the tennis courts. Dumas rallied from a set down for a 1-6, 6-4, 11-9 win at No. 3 singles against the No. 40 College of New Jersey on March 8. The win also tied the senior for fourth on the program's career singles win list with 59 win in what would be his final collegiate match.
Virginia Estes | Volleyball
Estes recorded 18 digs to help Goucher sweep Gallaudet 3-0 in a Halloween-themed night on October 30.
Rebecca Hallameyer | Women's Soccer
Hallameyer had six collegiate shots in her career, but it was her last that was the one that she will remember. With the score tied at 1 and in overtime, the senior took feeders from Jolie Price and Lily Shaffer and buried the shot to give the Gophers a thrilling 2-1 overtime win against Notre Dame on September 24.
Danielle Johnson | Field Hockey
Johnson and Meghan Oakes each had a hat trick in an 8-0 win against Southern Virginia on September 7, but Johnson also had an assist and had a hand in three of the first five scores in the match. The senior gave the Gophers the lead for good two minutes and 39 minutes into the game and then assisted Mia Wiggins at 25:32 for a 3-0 lead at halftime. Johnson then added two tallies in the fourth quarter in the win.
Jacy MacConvery | Swimming
MacConvery saved his best individual performance for his final day of his collegiate career, advancing to the 200 fly A Final and finishing eighth with a time of 2:05.56. The senior also placed 12th in the 400 IM with a time of 4:36.77 and 16th in the 200 IM with a time of 2:10.46 at the Landmark Conference Championships on February 14-16.
Dwayne Morton | Men's Basketball
Morton had his breakout performance after the holiday break when he went off for a career-high 37 points in a 96-90 win against Cairn on December 30. The 37 points were the second most points scored since Goucher joined the Landmark Conference and the fifth most in program history.
Mandile Mpofu | Women's Tennis
Mpofu went 4-0 at the Goucher Invitational on September 28-29 and only allowed 11 games to her opponents. The senior started the event with a 6-1, 6-0 win and then took a 6-2, 6-2 win to end the first day. She then took a 6-1, 6-2 win to open the second day and then completed the tournament 4-0 with a 6-2, 6-1 win.
Shannon Stull | Women's Lacrosse
Stull is accustomed to scoring five goals in a game, reaching the feat eight times in her career and she posted five goals one final time in a 15-5 win against Neumann on March 7. The senior scored four of the team's first seven goals to stake the team out to a 7-1 lead and then tallied her fifth marker of the night late in the second half.
Matt Woodson | Men's Lacrosse
Woodson had plenty of great performances in his senior year, but we will focus on the time he tallied three goals and three assists and scored the game-winning goal in overtime in a 10-9 win against Neumann on March 11. Woodson assisted on Ike Eastburn's first collegiate goal and a pair of Ben Smith tallies including the tally that gave the Gophers a 9-6 lead after three quarters. Rashaan Evans assisted Woodson three times, but the biggest one came with 1:33 left in overtime to give the team a 10-9 win in overtime.
Anna Wright | Equestrian
Wright was a two-time winner at the George Mason/George Washington Show on November 2-3, winning the limit flat on both days of the competition.
Voting has ended. We will announce the winner in May!