MSU Roundup: McNeal Named to All-Tournament Team

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Midwestern State guard Bretson McNeal was named to the all-tournament team Tuesday night after the conclusion of the NCAA Division II South Central Regional.

The junior from Minneapolis averaged 17.5 points while knocking down seven 3-pointers as the Mustangs advanced to the Round of 32 for the seventh consecutive season.

McNeal buried five 3-pointers and led the team in scoring with 19 points in a 58-56 first-round win over No. 11-ranked Metropolitan State of Denver before scoring a team-high 16 points in a loss to No. 19-ranked Angelo State.

The All-Lone Star Conference first-team selection averaged 15.9 points per game this season while knocking down 80 3-pointers -- the eighth most in a single season in school history.

Tarleton State senior Mohammed Lee was named the most outstanding player leading the Texans to a third Elite Eight appearance with a 66-64 win over Angelo State in the regional championship game Tuesday night at Wisdom Gym.

Filling out the squad are Colorado-Colorado Springs junior guard Derrick White, Angelo State senior guards Demario Mayfield and Chris Jones and Tarleton State senior forward Davene Carter.

MSU Football: Special Teams Tryouts March 28

The Midwestern State football program hosts special teams tryout on Sat., March 28 at the practice fields across from D.L. Ligon Coliseum.

Prospective student athletes are required to fill out the online tryout form, bring proof of a current physical within the last six months, sickle cell test results or waiver, unofficial high school transcripts, copy of SAT/ACT scores and a highlight tape or DVD.

Workouts are set for 1 p.m.

For more information, contact coach Solomon Brown at


M. Tennis: #15 Mustangs Double Up #20 Georgia College, 6-3

No. 15-ranked Midwestern State used a doubles' sweep to subdue No. 20 Georgia College 6-3 Wednesday morning at the West Florida's Ralph "Skeeter" Carson Tennis Complex.

The Mustangs improved to 9-3 on the season and close out their spring break trip to Florida Thursday morning against 8th-ranked Saint Leo (Fla.). First serve is set for 9:30 a.m.

The 17th-ranked doubles tandem of juniors Kyle Davidson and Zack Santagate combined to defeat No. 21-ranked Yannick Hass and Vincent Castermans 8-3 at the No. 1 position.

Senior Tomas Grejtak and sophomore Ramon Toyos edged Jannik Kumbier and Taylor Powell 8-6 at the No. 2 spot, while senior Kacper Boborykin and sophomore Chris Norrie swept Mattia Campus and Kyle Kinsler 8-0 at No. 3 to give the Mustangs a 3-0 edge coming out of doubles.

Toyos put Midwestern on the brink of clinching by taking a 6-3, 6-1 win over Kumbier at the No.3 position. It was the seventh consecutive win for the Torrelavega, Spain native who improved to 9-3 in singles this season.

Boborykin and Davidson cinched the victory for the Mustangs with wins at the top two positions -- both in split sets.

Boborykin defeated the 22nd-ranked Hass 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 at No. 1, while 32nd-ranked Davidson beat Castermans 4-6, 6-3, 6-0 at the No. 2 spot. It was the fifth consecutive win for Davidson who improved to 8-3 playing at the two positions for MSU.

Sophomore Keegan Sullivan extended Campus to a third set before falling in a super tiebreaker 5-7, 7-5, 5-10 at No. 5, while Georgia College's Powell edged Tyer 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 at No. 6.

Georgia College fell to 7-4 on the season.

W. Tennis: MSU Blasts #26 Georgia College, 8-1

Midwestern State sent No. 26-ranked Georgia College to its second straight loss blasting the Bobcats 8-1 Wednesday afternoon at West Florida Ralph "Skeeter" Carson Tennis Complex.

The Mustangs (6-4) close out their spring break trip to Pensacola by taking on No. 3-ranked Saint Leo (Fla.) Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m.

Midwestern got a leg up by taking all three doubles matches as Kayla Casey and Taylor Coffman outlasted Camille Clausse-Pujo and Kristen Jones 9-7 at No. 1, Lauren Pineda and Lindsay Nochowicz beat Katie Krupp and Jena Kelly 8-3 at No. 2 and Madeline Schorlemmer and Paige Boykin bounced Emma Niemi and Macy Polk 8-1 at No. 3.

Four of the six singles' matches went to split sets as the Mustangs battled to three of them.

Coffman bounced back from losing the first set 6-4 to Macy Polk at the No. 2 position then claimed 12 of the next 13 points (6-0, 6-1) to improve to 6-1 this season in singles play.

Schorlemmer won in straight sets beating Jones 6-4, 6-2 at No. 3, while Courtney Anderson beat Kelly in a super tiebreaker in the third set 6-3, 3-6, 10-8.

Boykin dominated Niemi 6-2, 6-0 at No. 5, while Nochowicz rolled past GC's Cristalei Polk 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 at No. 6.

Georgia College's Clause-Pujo ousted Kayla Casey at the top singles spot 7-5, 5-7, 10-2 to give the Bobcats their only win of the morning.

GC fell to 8-3 on the season.

Softball Series at Tarleton State Pushed Back a Day

Midwestern State's four-game series with Tarleton State has been pushed back one day due to forecasted rain in the North Texas region on Friday.

The Mustangs and TexAnns will now play a doubleheader Saturday at 5 and 7 p.m. at the Tarleton Softball Complex before wrapping up the series with a twin bill at 1 and 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Midwestern State (15-10) split a four-game set with Texas Woman's last weekend at Mustangs Park putting MSU in a tie for sixth place in Lone Star Conference play at 2-6.

The Mustangs are led by junior Katelyn Vinson and senior Katy Vandewater with nine and eight homers, respectively.

Tarleton State is 13-11 overall and 0-2 in league play.