The first three years of Mike Henning's soccer career at Randolph-Macon have been marked by distinction. More is in the offing.
Henning (Towson), a junior midfielder, became the third player in 33 years of Randolph-Macon soccer to make the NCAA Division III first team. With 13 goals and 10 assists for 36 points, he led the team to a 14-5-1 record.
Henning has 89 career points, No. 5 on the school's all-time list and needs 27 more in his final season to become No. 1.
* When West Virginia Wesleyan soccer player Linda Bauer (Patapsco) learned she made the NAIA All-America first team, she became emotional.
"I was so excited, I cried," she said. "Being an All-American has been one of my dreams."
A senior midfielder, Bauer had 11 goals this season to finish with a school-record 42. As a freshman, she set the school single-season record of 18.
Free safety Antwaine Smith (Poly) had a banner season for Northeastern (2-9), finishing fifth on the team in tackles (63), blocking three punts and scoring on a 58-yard fumble return, despite missing three games with a stress fracture in his foot. Smith, who totaled only 12 tackles in his first two years, will return for his final season next fall.
Junior guard Jason Weyforth (Eastern Vo-Tech) "is playing well all-around" for Houghton, says coach Greg Berry. Weyforth raised his scoring average to over 20 after getting 27 in an 80-72 victory over St. Vincent.
* Freshman Kacy Williams (Hammond) grabbed six rebounds in Georgetown's win over Cornell for a six-game total of 31, third-high on the team.
At Franklin & Marshall, freshman Steven Truitt (St. Paul's) has a 2-3 record at 126 pounds and sophomore Brendan James (Calvert Hall) is 6-6 at 150.
* After three meets, Pennsylvania junior Brian Eveleth (Chesapeake) is 3-1 at 126. Penn will wrestle at Navy on Jan. 21.
* Gerard Harrison (Gilman) is plunging into his second year at Virginia after compiling a 10-6 record at 118 pounds as a freshman.
Swimming and diving
Nora Grannell (St. Mary's) is only a freshman, but Virginia's coaches expect her to contend for Atlantic Coast Conference titles and NCAA berths in both backstroke events.
Another Virginia freshman, Jennifer Stewart (Western), is competing for a spot as a diver. She set school and Baltimore city diving records at Western.
Walk-on Nick Jeppi (Calvert Hall) played on the kickoff teams in Nevada-Las Vegas' 52-24 win over Central Michigan in the Las Vegas Bowl. . . . Senior Bill Litz (Lansdowne) completed a successful career at the Merchant Marine Academy, playing outside linebacker and on special teams this year. . . . Bucknell junior Karen Goodwin (Arundel) posted a personal-best time of 57.67 seconds in finishing fourth in the 100 freestyle in a win over Seton Hall. . . . Mount Hebron lacrosse standout Scott Baughman is bound for Georgetown.