Simpson’s Sam Amsbaugh added to his growing collection of awards last week when he earned all-district honors from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and all-region honors from D3hoops.com.
Sam Amsbaugh earned co-Most Valuable Player honors to highlight Simpson’s three selections to the 2017 All-Iowa Conference Men’s Basektball Team, as voted on by the league’s nine head coaches. Conor Riordan earned first team honors while Tyler Stumbo was an honorable mention pick.
Simpson senior Noreen Morrow earned first team honors for the second straight season to highlight the Storm’s three selections to the 2018 All-Iowa Conference Women’s Basketball Team, as voted on by the league’s nine head coaches. Sophomore Jenna Taylor and freshman Victoria Hazard earned honorable mention honors.
Kayla Reusche broke the school record for times hit by a pitch in a season and the Simpson softball team closed its successful Spring Break trip to the PFX Games on Saturday. The Storm lost to Olivet 6-3 in the opener before beating Stevenson 10-5 in the nightcap.
Simpson hurdler Dylan Kalinay brought home the program’s best finish at indoor nationals in 33 years, placing third in the 60-meter hurdles at the 2018 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at Birmingham CrossPlex on Saturday.
Simpson’s Dylan Kalinay will represent Simpson at the 2018 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Birmingham-Southern at the Birmingham CrossPlex on Friday and Saturday, March 9-10.
The Simpson baseball team led by three runs in the opener and built a six-run lead in the nightcap but couldn’t tally a win against Bethany Lutheran, falling 5-4 and 12-11 Monday at the Tucson Invitational Games.
The Simpson softball team faced its toughest test of the young season, coming from three runs down to beat Wheaton (Ill.) before cruising to a run-rule win over Wheelock on Monday at the PFX Spring Games. The Storm beat Wheaton 6-4 to start the day then beat Wheelock 11-0 in five innings.
Freshman hurler Emily Bell tossed a no-hitter in the opener and the Simpson offense amassed 33 runs of 39 hits en route to a pair of run-rule wins on opening day. The Storm beat Houghton 19-0 to start the day then topped Johnson State 14-0 in the nightcap.
On the heels of an MVP performance at the Iowa Conference Indoor Championships, Simpson’s Dylan Kalinay earned IIAC Track Performer and Male Athlete of the Week honors for the period ending Sunday, Feb. 25, the league office announced earlier this week.