By Tim Marcin
Elm Sports Editor
School is back in session. Fall sports, however, have been back at it for more than a week now. With the whirlwind of classes beginning and the school-year getting into full swing, it can be hard to keep up with what is going on in the world of sports. So, The Elm is giving you this quick look at the four earliest starting fall sports and their key stats heading into the year.
2011 Record: 10-8 (6-4 Centennial Conference)
Leading returning scorers: Claire McAuliffe (11) and Gabby Tarbert (9)
Leading assists returner: Hilary Manion (5) and Kristen Wille (4)
2012 captains: Hilary Kane, Erin Lewns, Hilary Manion, Gabby Tarbert and Kristen Wille
Head coach: Rachel Boyle (11th season)
First home game: Saturday Sept. 1, 1 p.m. vs. Catholic University
Extra note: The Shorewomen made the Centennial Conference Playoffs in 2011 and barely lost to Haverford in a heartbreaking 3-2 loss in the first round.
2011 Record: 16-12 (2-8 Centennial Conference)
Returning kills leader: Jenny Lee (249) and Lauren White (128)
Leading assists returner: Lauren White (737)
Leading digs returner: Kate Liccione (332) and Lauren White (268)
2012 captains: Not announced yet
Head coach: Lacey Lister (4th season)
First home match: Monday Sept. 20, 7 p.m. vs. Bryn Mawr College
Extra note: Jenny Lee garnered honorable mention All-Centennial Conference honors last season.
2011 Record: 3-11-2 (1-7-1 Centennial Conference)
Leading returning scorers: Ryan Duffy (2) and Tim Marcin (2)
Leading assists returner: Matt Wilfong (3)
2012 captains: Justin Geho and Tim Marcin
Head coach: Roy Dunshee (new)
First home game: Friday Aug. 31, 7:30 p.m. vs. Shenandoah University
Extra note: The Shoremen have won their season-opener the past two seasons. They won 1-0 over Randolph Macon College last season and beat Penn State Brandywine 7-0 in 2010.
2011 Record: 2-13-1 (0-9-1 Centennial Conference)
Leading returning scorers: Gabby Antalffy (2), Katie Bradley (2) and Heather Smith (2)
Leading assists returner: Heather Smith (2)
2012 captains: Gabby Antalffy, Ainsley Boynton, Katie Bradley and Kim McClellan
Head coach: Kanute Drugan (new)
First home game: Saturday Sept. 12, 7 p.m. vs. Immaculata University
Extra note: New coach Kanute Drugan has the 27th most wins in Division III soccer (229 wins). He was also the NIIC’s Coach of the Year four times and the NAC’s Coach of the Year three times while at Aurora University in Illinois.