The Raiders won the regular-season Horizon League title, hosted and won the post-season tournament, and advanced to the NCAA Regionals in College Station, Texas, where they were shut out by Texas A&M and Arizona. Finishing the season 36-19, it was the most wins posted by Wright State since going 36-22 in 2007. Prior to that, the Raiders had not won more than 36 games since recording 39 wins in 1994. Jake Hibberd, Corey Davis, Michael Schum, Zach Tanner, Tristan Moore, and Justin Kopale were named to the All-Horizon League First Team, while Dan Marsh was chosen for the Second Team. Hibberd was named the League’s Player of the Year; Schum Relief Pitcher of the Year, and Davis Newcomer of the Year. Head coach Rob Cooper was named Coach of the Year as he posted his 200th career coaching win. Schum, Hibberd, and Moore were named All-Mideast Region players, while Schum and Hibberd were selected as Louisville Slugger All-Americans. Hibberd was voted an Academic All-American and Marsh as a regional Academic All-American.
The Raiders finished the season 26-29. Senior third baseman Louie Haney was named to the All-Horizon League First Team, while Mollie Berry, China Frost, Justine Shilt, and Chelsea Archer were named to the Second Team. Archer and Kacie Rapshus were selected to the All-Newcomer Team. Haney led the league in hits (64), triples (5), and total bases (92). She finished fifth in batting average (.346) and seventh in runs scored (32).
The women’s track team placed fourth at the Horizon League Championships. Junior Cassandra Lloyd won the 100-meter hurdles, breaking the conference record with a time of 13.38. Lloyd was a member of the winning 4×100 relay team, earning Outstanding Runner accolades for the tournament. Heather Parrish finished second in the 100-meter dash and Emily Folino second in the 400 hurdles. Lloyd was selected as the Horizon League Outdoor Track and Field Female Athlete of the Year, becoming the first Horizon League female track athlete to earn the honor in both the indoor and outdoor seasons in consecutive years. She became the only Horizon League track All-American in 2011, finishing 14th in the 100-meter hurdles at the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. Ranked 21st in the 100-meter hurdles at the end of the regular season, Lloyd shattered the school record in the event on four occasions, lowering the mark to 13.38 seconds. She also broke the school record in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.87 and was a member of the 4×100 team that broke the record three times, the final being 46.68.
The golf team placed second in the Horizon League, just seven strokes off first place. The team’s score of 301 was the best round for any team in the tournament, which was held at Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. Jordan Higgins led the way for Wright State, shooting a 71 in the final round to finish third with a three-round score of 225, just one stroke off the lead. Scott Thompson tied for fifth with a 230. Both were named to the league’s All-Tournament team. The second-place finish was the highest for the Raiders since also placing second in 2005.
The men’s tennis team finished 17-10 and captured third
place in the Horizon League Championships. The Raiders closed out the season in dramatic fashion, overcoming a 3-0 deficit and winning the final four singles matches to claim a 4-3 victory over UIC in Indianapolis. Jan Alafriz was named to the First Team All-Horizon League.
The women’s tennis team finished 14-10, wrapping up the season with a 4-0 win over Milwaukee to finish fifth at the Horizon League Championships in Indianapolis. Kenisha Webb, the lone senior on the squad, led the way for the Raiders in her final collegiate match. She teamed with Masha Peresetsky to win 8-6 in first doubles and then posted a 6-1, 6-2 decision in third singles. After placing second in Division I during the 2009–10 campaign in winning percentage improvement (9-13 after going 3-18 in 2008–09), Wright State continued its climb this year. This year’s fourth-place Horizon League finish during the regular season was the highest for Wright State since also finishing fourth during the 2003–04 season. Kayla Tuscany was named to Second Team All-Horizon League.