Denison University posted top-five finishes in 19 of 23 sports to earn the North Coast Athletic Conference All-Sports Championship for the 12th time in school history. The Big Red opened the year with top-five finishes in five of the seven fall sports, and kept the momentum rolling into the winter season with five more top-five finishes, including league titles in men's swimming & diving and women's swimming & diving. DU capped off the year with a strong showing in the spring season, finishing in the top-five in nine of the 10 sports, including the outright NCAC title in men's lacrosse. The Big Red secured the 2013 All-Sports title by compiling 165.0 total points, edging out 2012 All-Sports champion DePauw (159.5) by five-and-a-half points.
Wittenberg Director of Athletics and Recreation Garnett Purnell has announced the hiring of Matt Fannon as the university’s new women’s soccer head coach. Fannon replaces Kwame Lloyd, who resigned in February to take the same position at Salisbury University. Fannon comes to Wittenberg after one year as an assistant coach at the University of Wyoming. He helped the Cowgirls to an overall record of 8-8-2 in the 2012 season.
DePauw University won one outright league championship to go along with two third-place finishes and two fourth-place finishes to maintain its lead in the race for the 2012-13 North Coast Athletic Conference All-Sports Championship.
Hiram senior Ryan Greenhill (Solon, OH/Solon), a Management & Accounting major with a 3.98 GPA, and Denison junior Andrea Karl (Powell, OH/Olentangy Liberty), a Biochemistry major with a 4.00 GPA, highlighted the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Soccer Teams selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) as first-team selections.
DePauw (7-11-1), which earned the NCAC’s automatic berth into the 2012 NCAA Div. III Women’s Soccer Tournament after winning the NCAC Tournament, and Wittenberg (11-5-3), which earned a Pool C at large bid where both eliminated from the national tournament in the opening round.