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30 - April 2018 Collegiate Field Determined For 2018 Intercollegiate Team Championships By Aaron Smith ARLINGTON, Texas – The teams that will compete for the Kerm Hel- mer Cup at the 2018 Intercollegiate Team Championships were deter- mined at four sectional qualifiers this weekend. The 16 women’s and 16 men’s teams will travel to Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Nebraska, from April 19-21 in hopes of claiming the coveted title in their respective division at the pinnacle event of the United States Bowling Congress Collegiate season. Both the women’s and men’s finals will be taped for broadcast and tele- vised on CBS Sports Network in May. The teams advancing to the ITC were determined through four section- als across the country – Stratford, New Jersey; Smyrna, Tennessee; Fair- view Heights, Illinois; and Dallas – with the top four teams in each divi- sion earning spots in Lincoln. Each sectional consisted of 64 Baker games over two days, with total pinfall determining the top four in each division. In Stratford, the Sacred Heart women reclaimed the overall lead in the final game, firing a 233 to finish at the top of the standings with a 12,779 total. Delaware State finished second with 12,735, Notre Dame-Ohio was third with 12,560 and Schenectady CCC earned its first trip to the ITC with a fourth-place finish (12,267). The William Paterson men nearly led from wire-to-wire in Stratford, fin- ishing with 13,482.Webber International (13,243), Notre Dame-Ohio (12,474) and Morehead State (12,385) also advanced. The St. Francis-Illinois women rolled in Smyrna, posting a 12,605 total to pace the field. Savannah College of Art and Design-Savannah (12,485), Maryland Eastern Shore (12,280) and first-time ITC qualifier Alabama-Birmingham (12,214) also will be heading to Lincoln. The Robert Morris-Illinois men cruised to a 900-pin victory in Smyrna, finishing with a 13,413 total. St. Francis-Illinois (12,513) and Savannah College of Art and Design-Savannah (12,464) will make their ITC debuts after finishing second and fourth, respectively, while Wisconsin- Whitewater (12,469) made a furious run in the final 16 games to make up a nearly 300-pin deficit and jump from seventh to third in the standings. In Fairview Heights, the Lindenwood women earned the top spot with a 13,424 total. Grand View was second with 13,061, while Stephen F. Aus- tin (13,055) and St. Ambrose (12,798) claimed the final two spots. The Calumet men earned their 12th consecutive trip to the ITC after posting the top score in Fairview Heights (13,259). Arizona State (13,182), Lindenwood (13,132) and St. Ambrose (13,012) will join Calu- met at Sun Valley Lanes. The Wichita State women successfully defended their sectional title in Dallas, claiming the victory with a 12,435 total. Defending ITC champion McKendree finished second with 12,175, while Newman (12,040) and William Penn (11,758) rounded out the field from Dallas. McKendree claimed the men’s title in Dallas, earning the top spot with 13,118. Midland (12,693), Wichita State (12,634) and William Penn (12,350) also advanced. The weekend also included qualifying for the Intercollegiate Singles Championships, and the top individual performers Friday at each sec- tional also qualified for a trip to Lincoln and will have the opportunity to claim a national title at the ISC, held at Sun Valley Lanes on April 17-18. The ISC field will include 24 men and 24 women, and the finals of the ISC will be taped April 21 for broadcast on CBS Sports Network. Field Determined For 2018 Intercollegiate Singles Championships By Aaron Smith ARLINGTON, Texas – The 48 players advancing to the 2018 Intercollegiate Singles Championships were determined Friday through four qualifying events held throughout the United States. The 2018 ISC field will feature 24 men and 24 women competing for individual national titles April 17-18 at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, Nebraska. Both the men’s and women’s finals will be taped April 21 for broadcast on CBS Sports Network and begin to air in late April. At each of the four sectionals Friday, participants bowled six games, with the top four men and top four women guaranteed to advance. The eight additional men and eight additional women who advanced were determined based on the number of entries at each sectional. Webber International’s Matt Russo led the men’s qualifying in Stratford, New Jersey, post- ing a 1,381 total. Joining Russo from Stratford are Thomas Wisnewski of Stevens Institute; Andrew Dekowski of William Paterson; Michael Ruben of SUNY-Stony Brook; Adam Glick- man of Webber; Matthew Miller of Concordia; and Evan Baranecky of Webber. Fairleigh Dickinson’s Amanda Chrzanowksi rolled games of 233 and 238 to jump from 11th place to the lead with a 1,288 total. The other advancers from Stratford are Alexis Neuer of Delaware State; Makayla Lancioni of Concordia; Laura Branch of Rochester Insti- tute of Technology; Jacqueline Evans of Monmouth; Jenna Harrington of Franklin Pierce; and Emma Catone of St. Francis-New York. Bryan Bourget of Robert Morris-Illinois earned the top spot in the men’s field in Smyrna, Tennessee, pacing the way with a 1,376 total. The other players joining the 2018 ISC field from Smyrna are David Eggert and Chris Wiley of Wisconsin-Whitewater; Hunter Kempton of Lincoln Memorial; Chase Benites and Kenny Ryan of Robert Morris-Illinois; and Brandon Magennis of Martin Methodist. Kristin Quah of Vanderbilt posted the top score in the women’s division in Smyrna, rolling a 1,341 block. Quah will be joined in Lincoln by Taylor Davis of Arkansas State; Ashley Saville of Belmont Abbey; Veronica Cepeda of Savannah College of Art and Design- Savannah; Haley Richard of Arkansas State; and Arianna Campbell of Emmanuel. The men’s sectional in Fairview Heights, Illinois, was led by Calumet’s Tyler James, who posted a 1,358 total. Lindenwood’s Michael Coffey, a semifinalist at the 2017 ISC, also advanced and is joined by Tommy Tkacz of Vincennes; Roger Harford of Waldorf; Jordan Shepherd of Marian; and Jeff Holden of Calumet. Stephen F. Austin’s Stephanie Schwartz will return to the ISC for the third consecutive year after posting the highest six-game block of all competitors Friday, rolling a 299 game on her way to a 1,453 total in Fairview Heights, a 242.16 average. Schwartz has advanced to the semifinals in each of the past two seasons. Joining Schwartz from Fairview Heights are Cassidy Courey of Mount Mercy; Julia Bond of Nebraska; Crystal Land of Campbellsville; Shelly Goodwin of Lindenwood; Kelly Belzeski of Nebraska; and Amanda Garavet of Lindenwood. Three of the four qualifiers from the men’s field in Dallas were from Wichita State, includ- ing tournament leader and 2017 Intercollegiate Team Championships Most Valuable Player Wesley Low Jr. (1,353). The other qualifiers from Dallas are Charlie Reid of McKendree; and Cortez Schenck and Joseph Grondin of Wichita State. Newman’s Ashton Anderson rolled a 300 game on her way to the top spot in the Dallas sectional, finishing with a 1,258 total. She is joined from Dallas by Kristen Machacek of Newman; Kaitlyn Rudy of Wichita State; and Abigail Goldsberry of Iowa Central CC. Defending ISC champion Sydney Brummett of Wichita State will not defend her title after finishing in 16th place in Dallas. Sectional competition for the rest of the weekend now will focus on team play. The ITC qualifying events will take place Saturday and Sunday. Total pinfall for 64 Baker games will determine the top four men’s and top four women’s teams from each site that will advance to the ITC, also taking place at Lincoln’s Sun Valley Lanes from April 19-21.Total pinfall for 64 Baker games will determine the top four men’s and top four women’s teams from each site that will advance to the ITC, also taking place at Lincoln’s Sun Valley Lanes from April 19-21.