Cody Norman, Broadside Correspondent

Men’s Cross Country
The George Mason University men’s cross country team competed at the Cavalier Open in Panorama Farms in Earlysville, Va. on Nov. 6 in its final meet before the NCAA Southeast Regional Championship meet. Sophomore Daniel Callan ran his way to a seventh-place finish in the Open, posting a time of 25:24.63. Freshman Philip Blankenship (26:41.50), freshman Andrew Pitts (26:52.25) and sophomore Henry Loehr (26:56.65) all finished in the top 25 in the 8K run.

On Sept. 22, sophomore Everett Hackett was named the CAA Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week after posting a 25:10.50 on his way to a third-place finish at the Lou Onesty Invitational.

Women’s Cross Country
The women’s cross country team finished as the runner-up to the Delaware Blue Hens in the team scoring for the women’s 5K with a total of 65 points. Freshman Rochelle Sceats and sophomore Sandy Castro finished second and third, posting times of 18:26.53 and 18:59.04, respectively. Freshman Laura Sinclair rounded out the top five with a time of 19:08.65.

At the CAA Championships, the Patriots put together 126 points to finish third place in the 6K race. Both Sceats and Sinclair earned All-CAA honors after the event.

Junior Marshall Tinsley has led the way thus far for the men’s golf team. Tinsley posted a four-under-par 66 and matched George Washington University’s Cole Turner for the low round of the tournament, but finished sixth overall after recording a 79 in round one. Senior Greg Brouse finished ninth overall after recording a team-best score of 75 in the first round.

The Patriots traveled to the Joe Agee Invitational on Oct. 10-11 and finished in fifth place as a team. Brouse led the charge for Mason after posting a 145 in the two rounds, just four shots behind the winner.

On Sept. 30, Tinsley was named CAA Co-Golfer of the Week with UNC-Wilmington senior Derek Wallace after shooting his best two rounds of golf in his career at Mason on the par 72 Rees Jones Course at the Sea Trail Intercollegiate in Sunset Beach, N.C.

Men’s Soccer
The men’s soccer team finished their season in seventh place in the CAA with an overall record of 10-7-1 and a 5-5-1 record in the conference. Senior midfielder Richard Edgar earned All-CAA honors and was named to the CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Team.

Junior midfielder Victor Freeman led the team in most offensive categories by recording 18 points on seven goals and four assists during the 2009 campaign. Senior goalkeeper Sean Kelley recorded a conference leading 82 saves on the year while posting five shutouts. Kelley finished his regular season career at Mason with 332 saves and 30 career shutouts.

Women’s Soccer
Led by first-team All-CAA redshirt junior midfielder Omolyn Davis, the Patriots finished their season with a 14-4-2 overall record and a 6-3-2 conference record, leaving them fourth place in the CAA. Davis led the team with 28 points on 10 goals and eight assists during the season.

Freshman forward Tiana Kallenberger added 26 points with nine goals and eight assists during the team’s successful 2009 campaign. The duo combined to help the Patriots pick up nine more wins than they recorded in a disappointing 2008 season. Kallenberger was named to the All-CAA third team while also being selected to the CAA All-Rookie team. Freshman goalkeeper Katie Frey was also named to the All-Rookie team while posting eight shutouts on the season.

Men’s Tennis
The men’s tennis team attended the Bucknell Invitational in Lewisburg, Pa. on Oct. 3-4 where one of the Patriots’ doubles teams made it to the Championship Match; however, the team came up short and finished as the tournament runner-up.

The team, consisting of sophomore Jorge Osuna and freshman Kevin McMillen, defeated each of their first three opponents before falling to the top-seeded team of Jemersic/Skvarka from FDU 8-5. Both Osuna and McMillen have posted 4-4 records this season in their singles matches while producing a 2-6 overall record in their doubles performances.

Women’s Tennis
The last weekend in September marked the third annual Mason Invitational and included teams from George Washington University, Loyola University, Howard University, Mount St. Mary’s University and Virginia State University.

Prior to the rain, the Mason women won 12 of 17 individual matches. Freshmen Kiersten Pappas and Alison Wingo both went 2-0 as Pappas pushed her record to a perfect 6-0 on the season. Junior Lindsay Gray, senior Meredith Cutchin, junior Aryn Cristman and junior Catherine Crisostomo also posted victories in their singles events.

The women’s volleyball team entered the final match of their 2009 regular season campaign with a 20-8 overall record, a 9-4 record in the CAA and an automatic berth to the CAA Championship, their first since 2007. Junior middle blocker Holly Goode led the team with 165 kills on the season and ranked fourth in the conference in the category.

Junior setter Fernanda Bartels finished second in the CAA with 482 assists on the season, while sophomore middle blocker Kelsey Bohman led the entire conference with 69 total blocks.