Athletes on an All-America Roll
Dickinson has 170 All-America honors, including 6 this academic year
June 4, 2010
Nick Karwoski '10 (right), with track and field coach Don Nichter at the NCAA championship last week in Ohio. Karwoski, a three-time All-American, placed second in two events at nationals, the 3,000-meter steeplechase and the 5,000-meter run. During the past academic year, Nichter was named the Centennial Conference Coach of the Year in three sports: men's outdoor track, men's indoor track and men's cross country. Photo/Ted Karwoski.
Dickinson athletes are on an All-America roll, earning six of the prestigious national honors — including three by runner Nick Karwoski ’10 — during the past academic year. With the latest awards, Dickinson has 170 All-America honors, including 70 in football.
Karwoski, of Hollis, N.H., last week earned his second and third All-America awards last week by recording second-place finishes in the 5,000-meter race and the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Berea, Ohio. He captured his first All-America prize in March by placing eighth in the 5,000-meter race at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Greencastle, Ind. The top eight finishers in the outdoor and indoor track events are All-America athletes.
All-America honors also recently went to lacrosse standouts Chris Dodson ’10 of Bethesda, Md., and John Haire ’11. Both were selected as honorable mentions to the the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-America team.
Last fall, Greg Leak ’10 of Chadds Ford, Pa., earned All-America honors by placing 22nd in the 2009 NCAA National Cross Country Championship in Cleveland, Ohio. Leak’s finish was the highest at nationals by a Dickinson runner in cross country program history. The top 35 finishers at the national cross country championship are All-Americans.
Last week at the track nationals, Karwoski placed second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in a school record time of 8:58.99. He was ranked seventh nationally in the steeplechase entering the race. At the same meet, Karwoski placed second—his qualifying ranking—in the 5,000-meter race in 14:29.45.
In lacrosse, Dodson closed out a remarkable career, leading the Red Devils to one of the program’s best seasons in school history. The attackman tied the school record with 80 career assists and tied for seventh in points with 131. He set another school mark by recording a point in 38 consecutive games as a Red Devil. He finished second in consecutive games with an assist, handing out at least one in 11 straight games in 2010. He led the Devils in scoring with 23 goals and 55 points.
Haire, a defenseman, held opposing attackmen in check throughout the season. He was equally as impressive in transition, playing a key role in the Devils' 84 percent success rate on clears.
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