Carson named Player of the Year

Alumni college sports update

Week of May 6, 2017


Indiana Wesleyan’s Kaisey Carson has been named Crossroads League Player of the Year. The senior finished the regular season for the Wildcats (40-11, 23-8) with a .542 batting average, 20 home runs, 24 doubles, 80 RBIs, and 71 runs scored. She is ranked fourth or better nationally (NAIA) in 14 offensive categories. In addition to her amazing offensive numbers, she had a 20-7 pitching record with a 1.63ERA. IWU is now participating in the Crossroads League Championship Tournament; and the Wildcats won their first two games, defeating St. Francis 6-2 and Taylor 11-3. Play will continue today.  Carson had one double, one RBI, one stolen base, and two runs scored in six at bats in the two wins; and she was the winning pitcher against Taylor, giving up seven hits, no walks, and three earned runs in five innings and striking out here.

Eastern Illinois (27-19, 10-5) defeated Illinois 4-3 and split two games against Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. Kayla Bear had two hits (including one home run), two RBIs, and three runs scored in 10 at bats in the three games and is now batting .305  (47 for 154).


Indiana State’s Alethia Marrero won the 400 meter hurdles (59.50) in a field of 11 at the Indiana State Twilight Meet.


Indiana State’s Marcus Neely finished second in the 110 meter hurdles (13.78) to a runner representing Adidas in a field of 10  competitors at the Indiana State Twilight Meet.  Miami of Ohio’s Zubin Colemanwon the discus event in a field of nine (171-4 ¾) and was third of six in the hammer throw (169-4 ¼) at the same meet.

Demarco Henry, representing fifth place DePauw at the nine teams North Coast Athletic Conference Championships, won the discus competition in a field of 20 with a toss of 150-07, eight feet better than the second place finisher.  Dallas Pitts was sixth of 18 in the shot put (44-1 ¾) for meet champion Wabash.

Illinois State’s Jordan Wilkerson, competing at the University of Wisconsin Alumni Classic, was sixth of 14 in the 100 meter dash (10.88), ninth of 11 in the long jump (21 feet), and fourth of nine in the javelin (153-11 ¼).

At the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championships, Indianapolis’ Jordan Boyd was fifth of 18 in the hammer throw (162-0), 14th of 17 in the discus (136-02), and 11th of 18 in the shot put (42-11 ½).

Marian’s Moussa Conde, competing at the Crossroads League Championships, was first of 24 in the 200 meter dash (21.75),  seventh of 20 in the long jump (20-3 ¼), second of 18 in the pole vault (15-5), third of 23 in the 100 meter dash (11.10),  second of 13 in the 110 meter hurdles, and a member of the winning 4 X 100 and 4 X 400 meter relay teams. WOW!!! Teammate Aaron Murray was eighth of 20 in the 400 meter dash (50.15) and a member of the winning 4 X 400 meter relay team.