The baseball team concluded its season with a 20-18 record, and a 10-12 mark in the HCAC for a seventh-place finish.
Dillon Fischer ’24 earned first team honors after leading the Earlham starting rotation on the mound this season. Fischer started nine games with a 3-4 record, and went complete three times this season. He also earned one shutout and one save. In more than 63 innings tossed, Fischer had 65 strikeouts and held opponents to a .261 batting average.
Nathan Lancianese ’23 landed on the first team all-conference and second team all-region listings as an outfielder. The 2023 graduate started all 38 games this year with a .424 batting average and 1.168 OPS, both team highs. He recorded 64 hits with 18 doubles, two triples and four home runs. With 40 runs scored and 31 RBI, Lancianese accounted for over 26 percent of all runs scored by the Quakers this season. He also led EC on the basepaths with 17 successful stolen bases. In the field, Lancianese had a .989 fielding percentage with just one error on the year.
Sean Jeffries ’26 earned second team honors as a freshman in the Quaker lineup. Jeffries saw action in 23 games with 20 starts. He was effective at the plate with a .385 batting average with 30 hits, seven doubles, two triples, one homer and 18 RBI. In his 95 plate appearances, Jeffries struck out just seven times.
Max Fries ’23 (below) was given honorable mention as an outfielder for Earlham. Fries posted a .328 average with 43 hits, 16 doubles, three triples, four home runs and a team-high 44 RBI. Fries hit as both a designated hitter and in right field this season, typically in the cleanup spot.
Donovan Shea ’24 earned second team honors after leading the Quaker defense this year. Shea was credited with 47 caused turnovers, and he picked up 96 ground balls this season. He also won a team-high 51 faceoffs. Shea bookended the season with offensive production, dishing out an assist in the season opener against Concordia Chicago and scoring a goal in the finale against Anderson.
The men’s tennis team earned two all-conference selections in Sarthak Sharma ’23 and Hyunseong (Sean) Ahn ’23. Sharma played at No.1 singles for EC with three wins, including a three-game win against Manchester University. Ahn posted a 4-9 record at No.2 singles for the Quakers this year. Sean also picked up a conference win against Manchester with a 6-0, 6-3 final score. The pair teamed up at No.1 doubles for EC this season and had a 4-9 record with sweeps against Manchester and Olivet.
The women’s program finished the season with a sixth-place finish at the conference championship meet.
Madison Huelskamp ’23 was named women’s jumper of the meet after earning All-HCAC honors in both her jumping events. The junior won the long jump with a leap of 5.16 meters. Huelskamp also earned the honors in the triple jump on Friday with a mark of 10.31 meters.
The women’s 4×400 relay team of Liv Kyrk ’24, Huelskamp, Lily Schamel ’25 and Elena Stirn ’24 got second place with a time of 4:19.3.
The men’s program earned 38 points and finished in ninth place at the conference championship meet.
Conner Kimball ’23 won the 800-meter run with a new school record of 1:53.63. The senior was fastest in the prelims on Friday, and he won the event by over two seconds over the field.
Connor Del Carmen ’25 earned all-conference honors with two second-place finishes in the 5,000- and 10,000-meter runs. The sophomore ran a 31:55.19 in the 10k on Friday, and he recorded a 15:23.71 in the 5k on Saturday.
Mary Josephine Easley ’24 (left) led the Quakers with a 301 in the three-day event. The junior had a best round of 98 on Saturday. Easley finished in 36th place individually.
Makinzie Laughlin ’26 totaled 307 on the weekend with a best round of 98 on the final day of the tournament. The first-year finished in 37th place.
The men’s team finished in fifth place in the HCAC Championship Tournament with a combined score of 693. Mychal McKelvey ’25 led the Quakers at the tournament with a fourth-place individual finish. McKelvey earned all-tournament honors for the championship and was named all-conference based on his season’s performance.