(GREENVILLE, Pa.) – The Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC), formally organized in 1955 by charter members Case Institute of Technology, Western Reserve University, John Carroll University, and Wayne State University, is celebrating its 60th anniversary throughout the 2014-15 academic year. The PAC will be recognizing 60 of its outstanding student-athletes that have competed as members of both present, and past, league-affiliated institutions in 19 championship sports with the creation of 60th anniversary celebratory teams.
Sixteen of the PAC’s past and present members are participating in the yearlong celebration project. All 10 of the PAC’s current members were automatically included, while past league members must have had at least a 10-year affiliation with the conference to participate.
Both past and present PAC members receive “automatic” selections on the 60th anniversary teams based on the institution’s membership time. Each school also has the opportunity to nominate a limited number of additional “at-large” student-athletes for consideration.
Sport-specific advisory committees, made up of five-six past and present PAC coaches and administrators, determine additional “at-large” student-athletes to be recognized in order to reach 60 student-athletes on each celebratory team.
Thomas More College had 32 former fall and winter student-athlete named to their respective sports’ 60th anniversary celebratory teams.
Zach Autenrieb – 2009-12 – Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder
In 2012 Zach Autenrieb was selected as a finalist for the Gagliardi Trophy, earned Kentucky Commonwealth Collegiate Defensive Player of the Year honors, and was named the PAC's Player of the Year. A four-time, first-team All-PAC selection, he was named to three All-America teams following his 2012 campaign. Autenrieb currently holds the NCAA's Division III career interceptions record with 32. A two-time D3football.com All-American, he set the Thomas More single-game interception record with three against Bethany in 2011 and holds the single-season interception record with nine, set in 2009. He is tied for the longest interception return in Thomas More history with a 100-yard return against Grove City in 2012, holds the school record for career interception return yards with 434, and interception return yards in a single season with 200 (2012).
Mark Carlisle –2003-06 – Canal Winchester, Ohio/Bloom Carroll
Carlisle was named the PAC's Most Valuable Player in 2006, becoming the first football player in Thomas More history to claim the award. A 2006 D3football.com All-American, he is tied for the school record in career tackles with 445. Carlisle was selected to the 2005 and 2006 All-PAC first team, the program's first two seasons in the league. In 2005 he totaled 147 tackles, including 20 tackles for a loss, and four sacks. In 2006 he finished with 125 tackles, including 8.5 tackles for a loss.
Burger – 2008-11 – Cincinnati, Ohio/Mother of Mercy
Katie Burger was named an All-PAC second team selection in 2011. In 2010, she led all NCAA Division III keepers in goals against average (0.09). She finished the 2011 season with a 0.58 GAA.
Courtney Clark – 2010-13 – Burlington, Ky./Notre Dame Academy
Clark was a four-time All-PAC selection, earning first team honors in 2011 and 2013 and second team recognition in 2010 and 2012. She was also named an NSCAA All-Region selection following the 2011 and 2013 seasons. Clark finished with 105 career points and 43 career goals. As a senior she totaled 38 points and 15 goals.
Abby Gindling – 2009-12 – Cincinnati, Ohio/Seton
Gindling was named the 2012 PAC Player of the Year. She was a three-time first team All-PAC selection (2010-12). Gindling was the first Thomas More women’s soccer player to earn All-American honors (2012 by D3Soccer.com and NSCAA). She finished her career with 25 goals, while also helping on the defense.
Megan Hobbs – 2007-10 – Cincinnati, Ohio/Seton
Hobbs was an All-PAC first team selection in 2008 after earning All-PAC second team honors in 2007. She totaled nine goals and 18 points her first three years. During her senior season she anchored a Saints’ defense that only allowed five goals.
Jenna Kramer – 2008-09 – Cincinnati, Ohio/Seton
Kramer was a second team All-PAC selection in 2009. She posted 20 career shutouts in two seasons with the Saints and holds the school’s single-season record for shutouts with 11 in 2009. Kramer finished with a 0.82 goals against average in 2008 and 0.65 GAA in 2009.
Cathy Santillo – 2002-06 – Harrison, Ohio/Harrison
Santillo is the top scorer in Thomas More women's soccer history. She graduated with the Thomas More records for career goals scored with 53 and career points with 122. Santillo totaled 22 goals and five assists as a sophomore in 2003.
Chrissy Sonderman – 2009-12 – Independence, Ky./Holy Cross
Sonderman was a two-time All-PAC first team selection (2011-12) after earning All-PAC second team honors in 2010. She was named a first team All-Great Lakes Region selection following the 2012 season. Sonderman finished with 53 career points and 19 career goals and made 69 total starts for the Saints.
Lauren Weitmarschen – 2008-12 – Cincinnati, Ohio/McAuley
Weitmarchen was a two-time first team All-PAC selection with the Saints (2008, 2012). She was also selected as a first team All-Region pick following the 2012 season. Weitmarchen holds the school record for assists in a game (three), season (16), and career (34). As a senior she led the team in scoring with 40 points on 12 goals and 16 assists.
Dan Miller – 2007-10 – Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder
Miller was named the 2010 PAC Player of the Year and earned first team All-PAC honors in both 2009 and 2010. He was an All-PAC second teamer in 2007 and earned honorable mention recognition in 2008. Miller is tied for the single-season assists record at Thomas More with 12. He was a part of PAC title teams in 2009 and 2010.
Alex Oeswein – 2010-11 – Louisville, Ky./DuPont Manual
Oeswein was named the PAC’s Player of the Year in 2011. His 48 points and 20 goals in 2011 ranked first among PAC counterparts, while his eight assists ranked second. Following his 2011 campaign Oeswein was named an All-American by both D3soccer.com and the NSCAA. He recorded three hat tricks in 19 games played during the 2011 season.
Aaron Osborne – 2007-10 – Cincinnati, Ohio/LaSalle
Osborne was a four-time first team All-PAC selection (2007-10). In 2009 he earned PAC Player of the Year honors while also being recognized as a NSCAA Division III All-American. Osbourne holds Thomas More single-season records for goals (22) and points (49), along with school records for career goals (59) and points (132). He was a member of the Saints’ 2009 and 2010 PAC Championship squads.
Emily Bohman – 2008-10 – Yorkshire, Ohio/Versailles
Bohman was named the 2009 PAC Player of the Year and earned All-PAC first team honors. She was also named a 2010 first team All-PAC selection after being selected as an All-PAC honorable mention in 2008. Bohman ranks fifth in Thomas More history in career digs with 1,753 and third in single-season service aces with 75. As a sophomore she led the team in assists with 695, service aces with 75, and digs with 507.
Michelle Clifford – 2008-11 – Cincinnati, Ohio/McAuley
Clifford was named the PAC Freshman of the Year and first team All-PAC selection in 2008. She was also recognized in 2008 as a honorable mention selection on the AVCA All-Great Lakes Region team. She was an All-PAC second team selection in 2010 and 2011. Clifford ranks fourth in Thomas More history in career assists with 3,269. As a freshman she led the PAC in assists with 1,269.
Brandi Corbello – 2009-10 – Florence, Ky./Boone County
Corbello was named to the All-PAC first team following the 2009 and 2010 seasons. She also garnered AVCA All-Great Lakes Region and All-American honorable mention honors in 2009. She totaled 756 kills, 92 service aces, and 92 digs for the Saints.
Valeri Kuhn – 2004-07 – Cincinnati, Ohio/Oak Hills
Kuhn was named to the All-PAC first team in 2007 after earning second team All-PAC honors in 2006. She holds the Thomas More record for career assists with 5,172 and is fourth in school history with assists in a single season with 1,522 (2005). Kuhn was a member of Thomas More’s first PAC regular-season title in women’s volleyball (2007) and tournament championship (2006).
Katie Sullivan – 2008-11 – Cincinnati, Ohio/Seton
Sullivan was a three-time All-PAC first team selection (2009-11) after earning All-PAC second team honors in 2008. Following the 2011 season, she was recognized as an AVCA All-Region honorable mention. Sullivan holds the Thomas More record for career hitting percentage at .326. She also ranks fifth in career block assists with 234 and holds the third-best single-season hitting percentage at Thomas More (.356).
Tori Verville – 2010-12 – Edgewood, Ky./Holy Cross
Verville was named the 2012 PAC Player of the Year and earned a spot on the All-PAC first team. Following the 2012 season she was named an AVCA All-Great Lakes Region honorable mention. Verville holds Thomas More’s single-season school record for hitting percentage a .416. As a senior she led the team in assists with 1,028, while she also totaled 274 digs, 77 kills, and three blocks.
Lindsey Burns - 2008-11 - Cincinnati, Ohio/Seton
Burns, battling from the number six seed, finished third at number two singles at the 2009 PAC Championships. She earned a third-place finish at third singles at the 2008 conference championships. She also played to a fourth-place finish at second doubles in 2008.
Lauren Race – 2008-11 – Cortland Manor, N.Y./John F. Kennedy
Lauren Race totaled five top-four finishes throughout her career at the PAC Championships for the Saints. She finished fourth at number one singles in 2009, and was fourth at number one doubles 2008, 2010 and 2011. She posted a third-place finish at first doubles in 2009.
Emily Wesselman – 2009-12 – Union, Ky./St. Henry
Wessleman won a school-record 40 singles matches (40-21) during her time at Thomas More. She finished third at number one doubles at the 2009 PAC Championships and placed third at second singles at the 2012 PAC Championships. As a senior she finished with a 13-3 record at second singles and posted a 12-5 record at third singles as a sophomore.
Men’s Cross Country
Matt Wurtzler – 2010-13 – Cincinnati, Ohio/Roger Bacon
Wurtzler earned All-PAC recognition for four-straight years during his time with the Saints. Of those four, two were first team accolades. He posted a fifth-place finish at the 2012 PAC Championships before running to a 33rd-place finish at the NCAA Division III Mideast Regional Championships to earn All-Region honors. Wurtzler recorded a third-place finish at the league championships as a senior. He concluded his career never finishing outside of the top 100 at the Division III Regional Championships (65th-2010, 96th-2011, 33rd-2012, 56th-2013).
Women’s Cross Country
Celia Arlinghaus – 2009-12 – Edgewood, Ky./Holy Cross
Arlinghaus was a three-time All-PAC performer for the Saints. She earned three top 20 finishes at the PAC Championships (15th-2009, 18th-2010, 13th-2012) and ran to three top 125 finishes at the NCAA Division III Mideast Regional Championships (95th-2009, 80th-2010, 122nd-2012).
D’Carlo Hayes – 2010-14 – Louisville, Ky./Male
Hayes, a two-time all-conference selection, was named the 2013 PAC Player of the Year. Following his junior season he was named to the D3hoops.com All-Great Lakes Region team, the NABC All-Great Lakes Region team and was selected as a DIII News All-American. He scored 898 career points, had 165 career assists and recorded 123 career steals.
Daniel McKeehan – 2008-10 – Maineville, Ohio/Little Miami
McKeehan was selected as the 2010 Capital One Academic All-America of the Year. A Two-time All-PAC selection, he helped lead the Saints to their first-ever NCAA Division III Championship Tournament appearance. McKeehan led the team in scoring in each of his two years at Thomas More. He scored 776 career points and pulled down 268 career rebounds and also finished with 86 career assists and 104 career steals.
Devin Beasley – 2010-14 – Burlington, Ky./Conner
Beasley, a three-time All-PAC selection, was named an All-Great Lakes Region selection by D3hoops.com after the 2013-14 season. As a senior she led all NCAA Division III counterparts in in assist-to-turnover ratio at 5.2 and was second in the nation in total assists with 238. Beasley established new Thomas More single-game (18), single-season (238) and career (531) assists records.
Nicole Dickman – 2007-11 – Park Hills, Ky./Notre Dame Academy
Dickman was a four-time All-PAC selection and four-time All-Great Lakes region pick by D3hoops.com. She ranks second at Thomas More in career scoring with 1,532 points and second in career rebounding with 887. She also ranks second in career field goals made (586), fourth in career free throws attempted (454) and free throws made (310) and sixth in career field goal attempts (1,050). Dickman holds four of the top 10 spots on Thomas More’s single-season rebounding list.
Katie Kitchen – 2009-14 – Alexandria, Ky./Campbell County
Kitchen, a three-time All-PAC selection, was a four-time PAC Academic Honor Roll awardee. She ranks fifth at Thomas More in career free throws attempted (397), sixth in free throws made (277), seventh in points scored (1,213), seventh in three-point field goals attempted (359) and three-point field goals made (120) and ninth in field goals made (408).
Allison Long – 2009-13 – Hebron, Ky./Conner
Long, a four-time All-PAC performer, was named the PAC Player of the Year following the 2012-13 season. She also claimed All-America honors following her senior season by DIIINews, D3hoops.com and the WBCA. A 2013 finalist for the Jostens Trophy, Long earned Capital One Academic All-America honors as a senior. Twice named an All-Great Lakes region pick by D3hoops.com, she ranks third at Thomas More in career points (1,505), assists (363), three-point field goals made (212) and three-point field goals attempted (510).
Jayme Thiem – 2007-09 – Cold Springs, Ky./Newport Central Catholic
Thiem, a two-time All-PAC selection, earned 2008 PAC Player of the Year honors. A two-time D3hoops.com First Team All-Great Lakes selection, she was also named to the 2007 D3hoops.com All-American team. Thiem ranks seventh in career free throws made (225) and 10th in career assists (199) and holds the number eight spot on Thomas More’s single-season assists list with 116 during the 2008-09 season. She also holds two of the Saints’ top five single-season free throws made records (T-2nd, 129 in 2007-08; 4th, 126 in 2008-09).
Brooke Warner – 2009-07 – Maineville, Ky./Kings
Warner was twice named an All-PAC selection. She ranks sixth at Thomas More in career rebounds (661) and assists (303). She is also ninth in career free throws attempted (332), 10th in free throws made (242) and 13th in career points (1,091).