Hall of Fame Induction photo gallery (courtesy of Vicki Schmucker)
ADRIAN, Mich.--Recent graduates Kristin Lewicki of NCAA Women's Hockey and Ryan Dorow from Baseball were honored as the 2016-17 Adrian College Senior Athletes of the Year during Friday's induction ceremony for the new Bulldogs Athletics Hall of Fame class. The event was held in the Tobias Center of Ritchie Hall as part of Homecoming Weekend.
"I am honored to receive this award and to be in the same category as past winners," Dorow said. "I wouldn't have had the success I achieved as the best College in the world without the support my family, girlfriend Macy Laws, the Lord, Coach (Craig) Rainey, Coach (Aaron) Klotz and the rest of the coaching staff. I am very grateful."
Lewicki added: "This prestigious award means more than words can express. I am deeply honored because it's a privilege to represent Adrian Athletics and female athletes and an award I never thought I would receive. I am truly appreciative of those who voted for me and it's a memory I will always cherish."
Kristin Lewicki, NCAA women’s hockey
Lewicki is the most decorated skater in the 10-year history of the Adrian College NCAA women’s ice hockey program, earning five All-America citations from three different organizations during her record-setting four seasons with the Bulldogs.
Lewicki helped Adrian compile a 92-15-6 overall record (.841), 60-7-5 (.868) Northern Collegiate Hockey Association mark, five NCHA regular-season and tournament championships, and a pair of NCAA Division III Women's Ice Hockey Championship appearances during her tenure. She leaves holding 15 school records under her belt.
Lewicki saved her best season for last as the senior led the Bulldogs to the national title game in March for the first time. She led the nation with 66 total points on 32 goals and 34 assists, scored 11 power-play goals, and had nine game-winning tallies--all school records. For her efforts, the forward was named the NCHA Player of the Year, U.S. College Hockey Online Division III Women's Player of the Year, and first-team All-America by USCHO.com and American Hockey Coaches Association.
Lewicki was instrumental in the Bulldogs' perfect 18-0 worksheet in NCHA play this season, the first unbeaten and untied conference record in league history. She scored 44 points in 18 conference games for a NCHA record. She scored the game-winning, overtime goal against Gustavus Adolphus to put the Bulldogs into the title game.
With school bests of 90 goals and 89 assists, Lewicki is the NCHA's all-time leading scorer with 179 total points to finish her career as the sixth-leading scorer in D-III women's hockey history.
Lewicki graduated this spring with a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice with a minor in business administration. She's a member of the criminal justice Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society.
She is putting aside a career in working in federal government to pursue her dream of playing professional hockey. The Moundsville, W.Va., is signed to play for the Buffalo Beauts of the National Women’s Hockey League for the 2017-18 campaign.
Ryan Dorow, Baseball
Ryan Dorow, a shortstop from South Haven, Mich., concluded his Bulldog four-year career this spring with his third D3baseball.com All-America award (Third Team in 2017). He also won two All-America citations from the American Baseball Coaches Association during his freshman and junior years for a total of five – the most All-America nods in program history.
The four-time ABCA all-region first team standout set or tied 22 school single-season and career standards this spring. Among those benchmarks: 187 at-bats, 166 assists, 41 double plays turned and 112 total bases in a single-season, and 179 games started/played, 15 sacrifice flies, 570 assists, 25 home runs, 179 runs scored and 188 runs batted in for a career.
In 2017, Dorow led the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association with 54 RBI, which ranked 14th in NCAA Division III, and eight triples for fifth in the country and batted a career-best .401. Dorow became the first three-time MIAA Most Valuable Player in baseball.
Dorow, who graduated with a sports management degree, ended his college career as the Division III active career leader with Adrian records of 267 hits, 57 doubles and 425 total bases.
Dorow punctuated his collegiate career by becoming the second Bulldog ever to be selected in the Major League Baseball First-Year Amateur Draft. The Texas Rangers made him the 914th overall pick in the 30th round of the 2017 class.
He was assigned to the club’s Rookie affiliate in the Arizona League, where he batted .296 and had a .384 on-base percentage with 17 RBI in 40 games. That earned a promotion at the end of the summer to the full-season Class A Hickory Crawdads of the South Atlantic League, where he had a double in three at-bats. Dorow wrapped up his first season as a professional by hitting in nine of his last 10 games, going 12-for-33 and a .364 batting average.
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