Nine named to NFHCA National Academic Squad

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Nine members of the McDaniel College field hockey team have been named to the 2008 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) National Academic Squad, released on Thursday.

            Seniors Michelle Fluty (Huntingtown, Md./Calvert), Jamie Smith (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) and Erika Wawzyanick (Wantage, N.J./High Point Regional) joined junior Emma Ardolino (Freeland, Md./Hereford) and sophomores Kristin Behrle (Manassas, Va./Stonewall Jackson) and Stephanie Hammond (Parkton, Md./Hereford) on the list.
             Freshmen Michelle Deitrick (Mt. Lakes, N.J./Mt. Lakes), Kelly McGarry (Ocean City, Md./Stephen Decatur) and Lindsay Riordon (Monkton, Md./Hereford) also made the necessary grade after their first semester on campus.
            To be a member of the squad, a student-athlete must have achieved a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.3 through the fall semester of the 2008-09 academic year.
            Fluty, a midfielder, finished tied for second on the team five goals. She added a team-best six assists to rank second on the team with 16 points.
            Smith, a forward, was tied for second on the team with five goals. She added an assist to rank fourth with 11 points.
            Wawzyanick, a goalkeeper, made 92 saves while allowing 43 goals between the pipes.
            Ardolino, a defender, started all 18 games on defense.
            Behrle, a defender, made two appearances this season.
            Hammond, a midfielder, started 17 games and had a defensive save.
            Deitrick, a defender, had one shot in her nine appearances.
            McGarry, a midfielder, had one assist in her five appearances.
            Riordon, a forward, appeared in 15 games with four starts. She recorded a goal and an assist.
            Ardolino, Fluty, Hammond and Wawyzanick were also selected to the Centennial Conference (CC) Academic Honor Roll after the fall season.
            No fewer than 107 CC student-athletes made the list this year.
            As a team, McDaniel was recognized as one of 102 Division III squads with a team GPA of at least 3.0, including all 11 CC teams.
            The Green Terror finished the season 8-10 overall (5-5 CC).