Written by Karina Steitz ’23
It was a year of competition unlike any other year, with fall seasons shifting to spring, lots of COVID testing, and slimmed down schedules, but Quaker student-athletes were both resilient and well represented in post-season awards.
Women’s volleyball placed five individuals on the All-HCAC honorees list with Sarah Dickman ’22 and Giselle Mora ‘22 earning first team honors and Erin Wagner ’23 and Jennifer Shamel ’23 receiving honorable mention. First year Maria Young ’24 was named to the all-newcomer squad.
Men’s lacrosse made program history by placing five individuals on the All-HCAC roster. Logan Reihing ’22 and Avery Rush-Elias ’21 were named second team for midfield and Josh Wilson ’21 and Ben Adkins ’24 were named second team for defense, with Donovan Shea ’24 receiving second team at long stick middie.
In women’s basketball, Kayla Bowling ’21 was named a second team All-HCAC selection for the second straight year. She averaged 15.3 points per game and 5.4 rebounds in 2021.
Jamel Barnes Jr. ’21 received second team All-HCAC honors in men’s basketball; he averaged 18.2 points per game and 5.6 rebounds in 2021 and scored more than 1,000 points in his Earlham career.
Men’s cross country placed four individuals on the All-HCAC roster. Austin Burt ‘21 received first team honors in cross country to go with second team recognition in outdoor track, with Alexander Roberts ’23, Ian Gorley ’23 and Henry Foultner ’23 getting the nod as honorable mention selections.
In addition to Burt, men’s outdoor track & field placed three individuals on the all-conference teams with John Mahaney ’24 receiving first team All-HCAC honors and Blessed Shumba ’23 earning Second Team All-HCAC recognition. During the indoor track and field season,sprinter Sheldan Lindsey ’22 received third team All-HCAC honors. Mahaney was also named an All-Great Lakes Region selection in the javelin by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Senior Garret Schuler ’21 earned All-HCAC honors for the third time in his career at Earlham, finishing in a tie for sixth place. Schuler carded a one-under 71 on Sunday and was among a group of four golfers to post a six-over 222 for the tournament.
Two women’s soccer players received the nod for Honorable Mention All-HCAC: Jennifer Douyere ’21 and Emma Jones ’22. Both players started in all nine games this season in defensive roles.
Men’s soccer also had two individuals who received honorable mention All-HCAC: first-year Quentin Berry and senior Jeffrey Douyere. Berry scored his first collegiate goal this year versus Franklin, and Douyere earned All-HCAC honorable mention for the second time in his career at Earlham.
Six members of the women’s track & field team earned All-HCAC honors during the spring. Lyndsey Hermes ’22 was a first team All-HCAC honoree in the indoor season and second team All-HCAC in outdoor track & field. Sophomore Madison Huelskamp ‘23 earned second team All-HCAC at the conference indoor meet. Jennifer Douyere ‘21, mentioned previously in women’s soccer, also received third team All-HCAC for indoor track. Elena Stirn ’23, Shianna Bellingham ’22 and Esther Mano ’21 received Third Team All-HCAC for their efforts at the HCAC indoor meet.
Women’s Outdoor Track & Field placed five individuals on the All-HCAC team, with Rosie Newhart ’21, Sarah Dickman ’22, and Shianna Bellingham ’22 receiving first team All-HCAC recognition. Lyndsey Hermes ’22 and Esther Mano ’21 were second team All-HCAC honorees. Dickman was also tabbed for first team All-HCAC honors in women’s volleyball.
Three members of the baseball team received All-HCAC recognition. Third baseman and DH Danny Dopp ’20 (G ’21) and pitcher Joey Gerbus ’21 were both first team All-HCAC selections, while Austin Hatfield ’20 (G ’21) was tabbed for honorable mention. Gerbus and Marc Gendreau ’21 were also named to the all-tournament team after leading Earlham Baseball to a runner-up finish at the 2021 HCAC baseball tournament in Lexington, Kentucky.
Both Dopp and Gerbus earned First Team All-Mideast Region honors, while Dopp was named a Third Team All-American by D3baseball.com to become the program’s first All-America selection. He is Earlham’s first All-America honoree in a sport other than track & field since 1998.
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