A pair of York College golfers were honored by the Capital Athletic Conference on Tuesday.
Senior Kevin Long was named to the All-CAC First Team, while teammate David Boslough was picked to the All-CAC Second Team.
Long and Boslough were the only repeat honorees on the 2014 All-CAC Golf Team. In addition, Boslough was selected for the Andrew Geyer Memorial Scholar Athlete Award, which recognizes a CAC golfer for outstanding academic credentials, athletics, citizenship and community service. The award is presented by Wesley College in honor of former Wesley standout Andrew Guyer.
Boslough, a junior, is a sports management major with a 3.75 grade-point average. He has performed several internships, volunteers during the summer to teach golf at a local Boys & Girls Club of America and is president of the York College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). He has participated in several events associated with Special Olympics as the SAAC president, including two fund-raising Polar Bear Plunges.
For Long, he became just the fourth CAC golfer ever to earn four all-conference selections during his career. He was also a first-team selection in 2013. Long and Boslough helped York take first place in five regular-season events this past season and finish in the top four in 11 of 14 regular-season events. The Spartans placed third this past weekend in the CAC Championship.
OTHER YORK COLLEGE NOTES
Baseball team routed: The York College baseball team suffered its worst loss of the season in an 11-1 defeat at Montclair (N.J.) State on Tuesday afternoon.
The Spartans managed to collect eight hits but left nine runners stranded on base. York scored its lone run in the top of the second inning when Montclair's starting pitcher committed a balk with the bases loaded. It's the largest margin of defeat in a game for York in more than year, going back to 16-2 loss to Mary Washington on April 7, 2013.
York (23-8) has now lost three of its last four games and five of its last nine games after starting the year 19-3. The Spartans also dropped out of the top-25 in the latest NCAA Division III rankings released Tuesday. They were previously ranked No. 23.
York right-hander Elliot Mortimer got the nod to start Tuesday, his first start since he went the distance last Friday in a 5-1 win over Frostburg State in the second round of the CAC Tournament.
Things didn't go nearly as well Tuesday. Montclair (16-14) tagged Mortimer for six runs on six hits in just three innings. Montclair tallied 14 hits on the day.
The Spartans have off the next three days before they try to right the ship Saturday, when they host Southern Virginia in a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. It'll begin a stretch of seven games in five days for York.
Hartung honored: York College senior Tim Hartung has been named the CAC Men's Track Athlete of the Week.
Hartung put on a record-breaking performance at the Larry Ellis Invitational hosted by Princeton. Hartung broke his own school and CAC records in the 5,000 meters, crossing the line in 14 minutes, 21.59 seconds. In a field comprised primarily of NCAA Division I runners, Hartung finished 17th out of 77 competitors and was the top NCAA Division III finisher in the race.