Castle, Rosen named Davis Award recipients

A pair of Maryville College spring sports standouts have been named recipients of the 2007 J.D. Davis Award by the athletic department.

The female winner is softball pitcher Angie Castle, selected from a group that included cross country’s Allison Barker, basketball’s Beth Reed and trainer Jennifer Stanley. Castle, a biology major and native of Whitwell, excelled in the classroom with a 3.75 GPA and will pursue a career in medicine. She was on the Dean’s List in every semester at Maryville and was on four occasions awarded All-Academic honors within the Great South Athletic Conference. She was nominated for CoSida Academic All-American honors her senior season.

The versatility of the right-handed pitcher and outfielder allowed her to earn team most valuable player honors in 2006. The four year starter has a career batting average of .302, hitting .382 in this her senior season. In the pitching circle, Castle has a 35-19 career win/loss record and a 3.08 ERA. During her senior campaign, she is 15-2 with a 1.06 ERA in 121 innings of work.

Castle earned All-Conference accolades and was named the GSAC Pitcher of the Year this spring.

"Angie is exactly what every student-athlete should strive to be," Maryville coach Danny Fish said. "She puts in an unbelievable effort in the classroom and on the softball diamond. It has been my pleasure to have coached her. She has established a standard that I will use when recruiting our future players."

Baseball player Adam Rosen was selected the male winner from a group that included football players Chris Howerton and Justin Price and soccer players Johnny Black and Drew Davenport, basketball player Bobby Golden and tennis player Brent Pesterfield.

Rosen excelled in the field, at the plate and on the mound for the Scots. His versatility made him one of the most complete players in the history of Maryville baseball.

Rosen was named Great South Freshman of the Year in 2004. He followed with three consecutive All-GSAC selections. He earned ABCA All-South region honors in each of his seasons and was named as an All-American by the "Jewish Sports Review" in 2006.

Rosen became Maryville’s all-time hits leader, tallying the 218th of his career this season, shattering the old record by over 48 base knocks.

On the mound, Rosen has tossed 127 career innings, winning six games and posting 12 saves. His 10 saves this season is a new Maryville record and leads NCAA Division III. His 12 career saves also set a new Maryville standard.

A three-time team most valuable player and .387 career hitter, Rosen is hitting .431 with a team leading 41 RBI. He was named Great South Athletic Conference Player of the Year and earned tournament most valuable player honors after leading the Scots to the 2007 GSAC baseball tournament championship.

Rosen will graduate with a degree in business and aspires to attain his MBA while being a graduate assistant as an assistant baseball coach at the collegiate level.

"Adam has provided tremendous leadership and guidance within our program," Maryville coach Daniel Washburn said. "His exceptional attitude and effort match his baseball talents making him one of the best division three players in the country.

"What separates elite players is their ability to sustain a high level of performance over a long period of time. Adam has been the key player in this program since he stepped on campus as a freshman. Adam Rosen will always be recognized as one of the greatest baseball players to ever take the field at Maryville College."

Maryville sweeps Presidents Cup for third straight year

LaGrange, Ga. — The Great South Athletic Conference released its final 2006-07 Presidents Cup standings after the completion of the spring sports championships. Maryville College, for the third straight year, swept the cup.

Maryville’s women won conference championships in cross country, soccer and volleyball. They were second in basketball, softball and tennis. On the men’s side, Maryville won conference championships in cross country, basketball and baseball. Maryville’s men were second in soccer and tennis

This is the ninth Presidents Cup celebrated by Maryville in the Great South’s seven year existence. Maryville has won five men’s titles, the last four consecutive, and four women’s accolades.

Maryville’s men accumulated 480 points to out distance Piedmont College, who posted 430. The Scots’ women dominated competition with 570 points, surpassing the Lions by 80 points.

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