Mustangs Moment of the Decade Voting to Start Tuesday, May 26

Mustangs Moment of the Decade Voting to Start Tuesday, May 26

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Stevenson athletics office is presenting a fan-voting bracket to help determine the Mustangs Moment of the Decade. The voting will take place on Twitter (@GoMustangSports) beginning on Tuesday, May 26.
 
The 32 most memorable moments from the past decade will be matched up in an NCAA tournament-style bracket with fans voting to determine which moments advance to the next round. The fours regions will feature the top men's team moment, men's individual moment, women's team moment, and women's individual moment.

The tournament begins on Tuesday, May 26 with the first round, which will consists of four match-ups per day for four days. Each region will be featured on its own day. The second round will take place from Monday, June 1 through Thursday, June 4. The quarterfinals will run over two days on June 8 and June 9 with the semifinals taking place on June 10 and June 11. The championship round will be over three days from Friday, June 12 through Sunday, June 14. The champion will be announced on Monday, June 15.

Men's Team Moment Women's Team Moment Men's Individual Moment Women's Individual Moment
No. 1 Men's Lacrosse vs. No. 8 Men's Tennis No. 1 Women's Soccer vs. No. 8 Field Hockey No. 1 Patrick Watson vs. No. 8 Dereck Davis No. 1 Sara Tarbert vs. No. 8 Emily Gates
No. 2 Men's Volleyball vs. No. 7 Men's Track and Field No. 2 Women's Volleyball vs. No. 7 Women's Swimming  No. 2 Landon Shorts vs. No. 7 Richie Ford No. 2 Annika Schwartz vs. No. 7 Danika Ani
No. 3 Football vs. No. 6 Men's Ice Hockey No. 3 Women's Ice Hockey vs. No. 6 Women's Golf  No. 3 Jimmy Dailey vs. No. 6 Austin Tennessee  No. 3 Emily Soller vs. No. 6 Caitlin Dempsey 
No. 4 Men's Golf vs. No. 5 Men's Basketball No. 4 Women's Basketball vs. No. 5 Women's Lacrosse  No. 4 Dan Williams vs. No. 5 Colby Giacubeno  No. 4 Melanie Milam vs. No. 5 Chelsea Blackburn 

 

Men's Lacrosse Wins the 2013 National Championship Men's Tennis Wins 2019 MAC Commonwealth Title
  The men's lacrosse team won the University's first National Championship with a 16-14, come-from-behind, victory over RIT. The Mustangs outscored RIT 6-1 in the fourth quarter to overcome a three-goal deficit. The Mustangs finish the season with a school record 22 wins and on a 10-game winning streak. The top-seeded Stevenson men's tennis team claimed its first MAC Commonwealth title in a 5-1 win over third-seeded Messiah in the championship final.
Men's Volleyball Advances to Final Four Men's Track and Field Win First Conference Titles in Indoor/Outdoor (2017-18)  
 After winning the program's first conference title, the Mustangs made their first-ever NCAA Tournament, advancing all the way to the Final Four. The sixth-seeded Mustangs, upset third-seeded Carthage in four sets before falling to second-seeded, Springfield.   The Stevvenson track and field team won its first MAC Championship in program history with a school-record 164 points, which was two better than eight-time defending champion Widener. The Mustangs won the Outdoor title, tying with Widener for first place.
Football Wins 2016 MAC Championship Men's Ice Hockey Wins Inaugural MAC Title (2018) 
  No. 23/24 Stevenson University claimed its first-ever Middle Atlantic Conference football championship with a 28-10 win over Lycoming College, earning the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Stevenson men's ice hockey team claimed the inaugural Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Men's Ice Hockey Championship as the Mustangs posted a 4-3 victory over Manhattanville. The Mustangs went unbeaten in MAC play and totaled 11 points.
Men's Golf Wins Four Straight MAC Commonwealth Titles (2016-19) Men's Basketball Wins Back-to-Back ECAC Titles (2014-15) 
 The men's golf team won its fourth straight MAC Commonwealth title last spring, overcoming a three-stroke deficit to win by one stroke over Lebanon Valley. The Mustangs have made four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. The Mustangs won the ECAC Division III South Championship with an 83-73 victory over conference rival Arcadia. The team finished the season with a school-record 21 wins, equaling the mark set by last year's team who won the ECAC Division III Southeast Championship. Over the two seasons, the Mustangs posted a 42-17 overall record, the best two-year record in school history.
   
Women's Soccer Wins MAC Commonwealth Title Over No. 1 Messiah (2014) Field Hockey Wins 2014 ECAC Championship in Double Overtime
 Led by six saves by Most Valuable Player Tiffany McKee and two stops in the shootout, the top-seeded Stevenson women's soccer team edged the second-seeded and No.1-ranked Messiah 4-2 on penalty kicks after a 1-1 tie in regulation and two scoreless overtime periods to claim the Commonwealth Conference Championship. Led by Most Outstanding Player Caitlin Dempsey who scored her seventh game-winning goal in the second overtime, the seventh-seeded Stevenson field hockey team defeated fifth-seeded Arcadia to claim the 2014 ECAC Division III Mid-Atlantic Field Hockey Championship.
Women's Volleyball Reaches NCAA Sweet 16 (2013) Women's Swimming 200-Medley Relay Upsets Messiah (2019)
 The Mustangs downed No. 8 Juniata to advance to the program's first-ever regional final. The win set a new program record for wins in a season while winning its first-ever meeting versus the two-time national champions. Stevenson won the final three sets after falling behind two sets to one. The Stevenson women's swimming team took first overall and set a new school record in the 4x200 Yard Medley Relay with a time of 1:47.11. The Mustangs defeated second place and top-seeded Messiah by almost a full second.
Women's Ice Hockey Wins Inaugural CHC Title in Double Overtime Women's Golf Wins Third MAC Championships
 The Stevenson women's ice hockey team erased a 1-0 deficit as the top-seeded Mustangs defeated second-seeded Endicott, 2-1 in double overtime to claim the inaugural Colonial Hockey Conference championship. The win was the 12th straight, tying the longest unbeaten streak in program history.  The Stevenson women's golf team shot a season-low score of 311 (+23) in the final round of the MAC Championship en route to its third conference title. The Mustangs also advanced to their third NCAA Tournament. It was the third NCAA Tournament appearance for the Mustangs and first since 2016 when Stevenson won back-to-back MAC titles.
Women's Basketball Wins MAC Commonwealth Title, NCAA Second Round (2015) Women's Lacrosse Wins MAC Commonwealth Title, NCAA Second Round (2014)
 The top-seeded Stevenson women's basketball team captured its first-ever conference title with a 54-50 victory over second-seeded Albright. With the win, the Mustangs earned the conference's automatic bid the 2015 NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship. It was the first-ever appearance for Stevenson. Stevenson women's lacrosse sophomore Carli Bafford scored her only goal of the game with just 2.4 seconds remaining to carry the second-seeded Mustangs to the Commonwealth Conference championship, 13-12 over top-seeded Messiah.
   
Patrick Watson Wins Cross Country National Championship (2019) Dereck Davis Wins MAC Track Athlete of the Year (2019)
 Patrick Watson became the first student-athlete in school history to capture an NCAA individual national championship as he finished first at the NCAA Division III Men's Cross Country Championship. Watson bested a field of 279 competitors with an 8K time of 24:13.9.  He outdistanced second place Matthew Wilkinson of Carleton College by 5.7 seconds. Davis won gold in the 60m dash finals with a blazing time of 6.94 seconds. He also finished second in the 200. Davis was also a part of the 4x200m relay team that took second place on Friday and the 4x400 squad that placed third on Saturday.
Landon Shorts Set NCAA All-Division Service Ace Record (2019) Richie Ford Becomes First Four-Time All-American (2011)
 With his third service ace on the night, Landon Shorts recorded his 256th career service ace, setting the NCAA All-Division record, which was last set in 2007. He finished his career with 293 service aces, which still holds as the record. Despite missing seven games during his senior season, Richie Ford, earned his fourth consecutive All-American honor, as an honorable mention selection. Ford was a Second Team All-American selection as a junior.
Jimmy Dailey Named Division III Player of the Year (2011) Austin Tennessee Invited to NFL Rookie Camp (2017)
 A recipient of the Iroquois National Award, Dailey is the first player in the school's 17-year history to be selected as a sports' national player of the year. He led Division III with 118 points and 58 assists this season, both of which are school records. Dailey earned his third first team All-America selection while being selected as the 2011 CAC Player of the Year. Stevenson University senior All-American safety Austin Tennessee has landed an invite to rookie mini-camp with the National Football League's Minnesota Vikings following the conclusion of the league's annual draft. Tennessee becomes the first Mustang to land with an NFL franchise in the six-year history of the program.
Dan Williams Throws No Hitter (2017) Colby Giacubeno Scores Program Record 48 Points in ECAC Semifinals (2015)
 Stevenson sophomore Dan Williams threw the second no-hitter in Mustang baseball program history to open a doubleheader against Albright College. Williams threw 96 pitches, 61 for strikes, and struck out five while walking two. He faced just two batters over the minimum and improved his record to 3-1 on the season. Williams recorded back-to-back swinging strikeouts to end the game. Colby Giacubeno went 16-for-21 from the floor, including 13-for-18 from three-point range en route a school-record 48 points as the Mustangs held off in-state rival Hood 97-91 in the semifinals of the of the ECAC South Championship.
   
Sara Tarbert Sets NCAA Double Double Record (2017) Emily Gates Qualifies for NCAA Cross Country Championship (2019)
 Tarbert finished 8-8 at the free throw line and 6-16 from the floor en route to her 27th straight double-double, eclipsing the previous Division III record of 26 consecutive double-doubles. Junior Emily Gates placed third overall with a 6k time of 21:32.7 at the NCAA Division III Mideast Regional Championship, making her the first female runner in program history to qualify for the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships.
Annika Schwartz Sets Program Record With 32 Kills (2015) Danika Ani Qualifies for NCAA Track and Field Championship (2017)
 Schwartz totaled 32 kills and 17 digs as top-seeded Stevenson University won its fourth straight MAC Commonwealth women's volleyball title. Schwartz' 32 kills are a single-match program record, eclipsing the previous mark of 26.  It also marked the single-match high in kills in a four-set match in Division III that season. Ani, the MAC Rookie of the Year, placed second in the shot put at the MAC championship with a toss of 13.22 meters. She also won the weight throw at that event. Ani was seeded 11th in the shot put with a throw of 13.82 meters, which she posted at the Tiger Invitational at the NYC Armory on January 14.
Emily Soller Hits Two Grand Slams in One Inning (2015) Caitlin Dempsey Named First All-American, Sets Program Records (2014)
 Stevenson softball junior Emily Soller tied an 18-year record with two grand slams in an inning. Soller became just the second player in Division III history to total two grand slams in one inning and is the first since 1997. She also becomes just the sixth player and first since 2013 to total two grand slams in a game. Dempsey was named to the 2014 Longstreth/NFHCA Division III All-American Third Team becoming the first in program history. The Commonwealth Conference Offensive Player of the Year, Dempsey finished the season with 67 points on 26 goals and 15 assists, all school records.
Melanie Milam Comes-From-Behind, Wins 200-IM (2019) Chelsea Blackburn Nets Five Goals in a Game (2017)
 Milam posted a program record and personal-best time of 2:07.67 to best Messiah's Kaylee Hollenbach by 1.5 seconds and take first place in the 200-yard individual medley. Blackburn scored five times en route to the 50th goal of her career in the consolation game of the 10th Annual Codfish Bowl. The five goals is a program record, which still stands.