Athletics

Go Petrels Athletics Update: May 1-7

After 18 years at the helm of the university’s tennis programs, coach Peter Howell is retiring.

A member of the Oglethorpe Athletics Hall of Fame, Howell has also been enshrined in the United States Professional Tennis Association’s Southern Division Hall of Fame, the Georgia Tennis Hall of Fame, and the Georgia Professional Tennis Association Hall of Fame. He received a lifetime achievement award from the Georgia chapter of the United States Tennis Association, as well as countless other honors over the course of his tennis career.

Peter Howell retiring as men’s and women’s tennis coach

Oglethorpe head men’s and women’s tennis coach Peter Howell will retire from his position, marking the end of a successful 18-year coaching career at the university. A member of the Oglethorpe Athletics Hall of Fame, Howell has also been enshrined in the United States Professional Tennis Association’s Southern Division Hall of Fame, the Georgia Tennis Hall of Fame, and the Georgia Professional Tennis Association Hall of Fame.

The 2019 Petey Awards closed out the academic year for student-athletes and honored the best and brightest performances of the year.

Stormy Petrels close out academic year with 2019 Petey Awards

The Oglethorpe athletic department rounded out the season with the Seventh Annual Petey Awards on Sunday, hosted at the university’s Conant Performing Arts Center. The event, which is produced by the Oglethorpe Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), allowed Oglethorpe student-athletes to honor the best and brightest performances of the year while reflecting on the 2018-19 athletic year as a whole.

Men’s golf is competing in the NCAA DIII Championship May 14-17 at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Kentucky. The team placed four players — Jake Arnett, Kyle Shealy, Justin Rickerson, Anthony DeRosa — on All-Southern Athletic Association teams, with Arnett being named Golfer of the Year.

Men’s golf places four on All-SAA teams; Arnett named Golfer of the Year, Owen Coach of the Year

The Oglethorpe men’s golf team placed four players on the All-SAA teams released this week by the conference office and earned two end-of-season awards. Senior Jake Arnett took his second straight SAA Men’s Golfer of the Year honor, while head coach Jim Owen garnered his fifth SAA Coach of the Year nod.

Women’s golf had two players make all-conference teams: Hailey Williams, first team; Angel Sanchez, second team.

Women’s golf earns pair of All-SAA nods

The Oglethorpe women’s golf team saw two players earn spots on the All-SAA teams released this week by the conference office. Senior Hailey Willman nabbed All-SAA first-team honors, while sophomore Angel Sanchez grabbed a spot on the All-SAA second team.

The women’s track and field team saw four earn All-SAA honors: Arielle Shaw, Nicolette Andrey, Kayla Trice, and Sarah Ayoade.

Women’s track and field athletes earn four All-SAA accolades

The Oglethorpe women’s track and field team placed four athletes on All-SAA teams, released Monday by the league office. Senior Arielle Shaw nabbed All-SAA first-team honors, while fellow senior Nicolette Andrey took All-SAA second-team accolades. Junior Kayla Trice and freshman Sarah Ayoade took home All-SAA honorable mention.

Men’s track and field had five athletes on All-SAA teams — Toju Etiwe, Rodrigo Meade, Jacob Hadden, Bryce McNealy, and John Griner — with the freshman Etiwe being named SAA Field Athlete of the Year and Newcomer of the Year.

Men’s track and field places five on All-SAA first team; Etiwe wins pair of postseason awards

The Oglethorpe men’s track and field team placed five athletes on the sport’s All-SAA first team, released Monday by the league office, while freshman Toju Etiwe earned both the SAA Men’s Field Athlete of the Year and SAA Men’s Track and Field Newcomer of the Year honors.

In Howell’s last season coaching the tennis teams, he saw four players make All-SAA teams. Walker Benson, Richard Johnson, and Michael Santaloci made men’s teams, and Hannah Dattilo was named to a women’s team.

Men’s tennis puts three on All-SAA teams

The Oglethorpe men’s tennis team saw three players earn spots on All-SAA teams, as voted by the league’s coaches and released Monday by the conference office. Sophomore Walker Benson earned All-SAA first-team honors, while senior Richard Johnson garnered a spot on the All-SAA second team and senior Michael Santaloci nabbed All-SAA honorable mention.

Hannah Dattilo named to All-SAA second team

Junior Hannah Dattilo of the Oglethorpe women’s tennis team earned a spot on the All-SAA second team, as voted by the league’s coaches and released Monday by the conference office. It marked the second All-SAA honor of her career after she earned honorable mention in 2018.

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