BETHEL COLLEGE NEWS



[Baseball] Clevenger Inks With Pilots
MISHAWAKA, Ind.– Bethel College baseball coach Seth Zartman is pleased to announce that Ben Clevenger has signed his letter of intent to play for the Pilots in 2018-19. Clevenger, a 6-2 right-handed pitcher, prepped at Carmel High School in Carmel, Indiana. He will have two years of eligibility remaining after transferring from Kankakee Community College (KCC). 


[Baseball] Pilots Land Lakeshore Backstop
MISHAWAKA, Ind.– Bethel College baseball coach Seth Zartman is pleased to announce that Bray Plomb has signed his letter of intent to play for the Pilots in 2018-19. Plomb, a 6-2 right-handed catcher, prepped at Lakeshore High School in Stevensville, Michigan. 


[Track & Field] Escobedo Wins Title, Wojciechowski Finishes Runner-Up
GULF SHORES, Ala. – The Bethel College Pilots men's and women's outdoor track and field teams finished day one at the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championship on Thursday and the Pilots came away with two All-Americans as Danielle Wojciechowski finished as runner-up in the women's pole vault and Erik Escobedo won the men's hammer throw national title. 


[Softball] Rozwara Signs With Softball
MISHAWAKA, Ind.– Bethel College softball coach Scott Reese is pleased to announce that Addison Rozwara has signed her letter of intent to play for the Pilots in 2018-19. Rozwara, a 5-1 right-handed middle infielder, prepped at Wheeler High School in Valparaiso, Indiana. 


[Softball] Mishawaka Native Chooses Pilots
MISHAWAKA, Ind.– Bethel College softball coach Scott Reese is pleased to announce that Brooke Stoltz has signed her letter of intent to play for the Pilots in 2018-19. Stoltz, a 5-6 right-handed pitcher, prepped at Marian High School in Mishawaka, Indiana. She will have three years of eligibility remaining after transferring from Reinhardt University in Waleska, Georgia. 


[Track & Field] Downs Jumps to Runner-Up Finish, Sets Program Record
GULF SHORES, Ala. – The Bethel College Pilots men's and women's outdoor track and field teams finished day two at the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championship on Friday and the Pilots added to their All-American accolades as Jordan Downs finished as the national runner-up in the men's long jump to give the Pilots three total thru the first two days of competition. 


[Track & Field] Pilots Finish Season at NAIA Outdoor National Championships
GULF SHORES, Ala. – The Bethel College Pilots men's and women's outdoor track and field teams finished their third and final day at the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championship on Saturday as Jordan Downs finished 14th in the men's pole vault. The Pilots saw one individual national champion, three All-Americans, and one program record in the three-day event.  


[Tennis] Tennis Lands Four Scholar Athletes
MISHAWAKA, Ind.– The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), as well as the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA), released their Scholar Athletes list and four Bethel tennis players were recognized among the recipients. 


[Women's Lacrosse] Maxwell Earns Scholar Athlete Status
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced its 2018 Daktronics-NAIA Women's Lacrosse Scholar Athletes earlier this month and Alexie Maxwell earned Scholar Athlete status for the women's lacrosse team. 


[Softball] Softball Hits With Four NCCAA Scholar Athletes
GREENVILLE, S.C.– The National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) announced its 2018 Softball Scholar Athletes last week prior to the national championship and four Pilots were recognized as Scholar Athletes for their work in the classroom this year. 


[Track & Field] Bethel Track Gears Up for NAIA Outdoor Championships
GULF SHORES, Ala. – The Bethel College Pilots men's and women's track and field team send ten athletes to compete in nine events in the NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships, which begin at 10:00am EST on Thursday and continue through Saturday evening at the Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Alabama. 


[Baseball] Four Pilots Recognized on All-Conference List
Avon, Ohio– The Crossroads League announced its 2018 Baseball All-League awards on Friday as four Pilots earned recognition on the list of honorees


[Track & Field] Escobedo, Wojciechowski Sweep Region Field Awards
NEW ORLEANS– The United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association (USTFCCCA) named their regional award winners for the 2018 outdoor season on Monday, recognizing each of the five regions' top track athletes and field athletes for both men and women, along with the top men's and women's head coaches and assistant coaches. The Bethel track and field program swept the Great Lakes Region Field Athlete of the Year awards as Erik Escobedo and Danielle Wojciechowski earned top honors. 


[Women's Tennis] Women's Tennis Welcomes Laubach
Mishawaka, Ind. – Bethel College Director of Tennis John Natali is pleased to announce that Zoe Laubach has signed her letter of intent to play for the Pilots in 2018-19. Laubach, daughter of Bill and Amy Green, is a native of Edwardsburg, Michigan. The sophomore will have three years of eligibility remaining for the Pilots after transferring in from Trine University (Ind.). 


[Track & Field] Six All-Americans Give Pilots Good Start at NCCAA Championship
WINONA LAKE, Ind. – The Bethel College Pilots men's and women's outdoor track and field teams came out firing on Day One of the NCCAA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships with big performances in the men's pole vault, women's 10,000m, and women's 4x800m relay to give the Pilots momentum heading into Day Two action on Friday. Six Pilots earned All-Americans and the men sit tied for third place overall, while the women are tied for ninth.


[Track & Field] Banner Day for Pilots at NCCAA Championships
WINONA LAKE, Ind. – The Bethel College Pilots men's and women's outdoor track and field teams finished their NCCAA National Championship event with 13 more All-Americans, two individual national champions, a meet record, and a team national championship. The men were crowned champions by the NCCAA to complete the indoor/outdoor sweep this season. Erik Escobedo was named Male Athlete of the Meet with a national championship record 69.05m toss in the hammer, while the coaching staff was named Men's Coaching Staff of the Meet, repeating their honor from the indoor championship. The women finished seventh overall and saw two All-Americans take the podium on the second day of action.


[Tennis] Trio of Pilots Earn All-American Honors
GREENVILLE, S.C. – The National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) released the 2017-18 Men's and Women's Tennis All-American awards on Tuesday, and the Pilots were well represented on both sides. 


[Softball] Younger Earns Crossroads League Honorable Mention
AVON, Ohio – The Crossroads League announced its 2018 Softball All-League Team on Tuesday and Mahri Younger earned an Honorable Mention among the players recognized for their efforts. 


[Track & Field] Two Program Records, Three NAIA Standards Highlight Final Day
INDIANAPOLIS – The Bethel College Pilots men's and women's outdoor track and field teams finished their Crossroads League Championship meet on Friday afternoon and posted two program records, three NAIA standards, and added 11 more Crossroads League All-Conference performances to bring their total to 18 in the two-day event. Erik Escobedo broke his own record in the hammer, while Bailey Mott broke a 15-year old program record in the 400m hurdles in his first outdoor championship meet as a Pilot.


[Softball] All-State Shortstop Chooses Pilots
MISHAWAKA, Ind. – Bethel College softball head coach Scott Reese is pleased to announce that Quinn Slattman has signed her letter of intent to play for the Pilots in 2018-19. Slattman, a 5-4 right-handed shortstop, is a three-time All-State honoree for Tinora High School in Defiance, Ohio. 


[Track & Field] Three Individual Champions, Seven All-Conference After Day One
INDIANAPOLIS – The Bethel College Pilots men's and women's outdoor track and field teams opened the Crossroads League Championship on Thursday afternoon and are in position to make moves following action on day one. The men sit in second place, 4 points out of the lead, while the women are lurking in fifth place. Jonah Lester, Jordan Downs, Danielle Wojciechowski all took event wins and headlined seven All-Conference performances on Day One.


[Baseball] Pilots Can't Close Out Titans
LAKEVILLE, Ind. – The Bethel College baseball team seemed headed for an 8-5 victory against IU South Bend in a home game for the Pilots under the lights at Newton Park, however the Titans struck for three in the ninth and one in the tenth to land the 9-8 victory.


[Women's Golf] Two Rounds Complete at Crossroads League Championship
ANGOLA, Ind. – The Bethel College women's golf team is through two rounds at the Crossroads League Championship held at Glendarin Hills Golf Club. The Pilots sit in 5th place after shooting rounds of 331 and 335, respectively, for a 36-hole score of 666. 


[Softball] Golden State Gold Glover Signs With Softball
MISHAWAKA, Ind. – Bethel College softball head coach Scott Reese is pleased to announce that Maribelle Castro has signed her letter of intent to play for the Pilots in 2018-19. Castro, a 5-5 right-handed catcher and center fielder, is a native of Oceanside, California.


[Women's Golf] Pilots Finish Sixth, Brooks and Bunner Earn All-Conference
ANGOLA, Ind. – The Bethel College women's golf team rebounded in the Crossroads League Championship on Tuesday afternoon with their best team round of the 54-hole event by posting a 324 in the third round but it wasn't enough to move the Pilots up the leaderboard, finishing 6th of 8 teams. Katie Brooks and Jaycee Bunner both finished in the top 15 to earn Crossroads League All-Conference Honors.