Ten named to Academic Squad

© 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
© 2010 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Ten members of the McDaniel College field hockey team have been named to the 2010 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) National Academic Squad, released recently.

Senior Stephanie Hammond (Parkton, Md./Hereford) joined junior Hope Battista (Crofton, Md./South River) and sophomores Eliza Blatchford (Gloucester, Mass./Manchester Essex Regional), Kerry Campbell (Gaithersburg, Md./Damascus), Katie Jones (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill), Kaitlin Mahoney (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y./Comsewogue) and Paige Messersmith (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney).

Freshmen Caroline Bramble (Easton, Md./Easton), Danielle DeColli (Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll) and Sarah Meszler (Herkimer, N.Y./Herkimer) 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 2010-11 academic year.

Hammond, a defender, started all 17 games on defense. She made her fourth appearance on the team.

Battista, a midfielder, started all 16 of her appearances with two assists.

Blatchford, a forward, appeared in 10 games.

Campbell, a defender, appeared in 13 games with one start.

Jones, a midfielder, started all 17 games, tallying two goals and four assists.

Mahoney, a defender, started all 17 games.

Messersmith, a midfielder, started all 17 games with three goals and three assists.

Bramble, a defender, appeared in two games.

DeColli, a midfielder, made 13 starts among her 16 appearances with two goals.

Mesler, a forward, started eight times while appearing in all 17 games, finishing tied for the team lead with seven goals. She added one assist.

Battista, Campbell, Hammond, Jones and Messersmith were also selected to the Centennial Conference (CC) Academic Honor Roll after the fall season.

No fewer than 102 CC student-athletes made the list this year.

As a team, McDaniel was recognized as one of 115 Division III squads with a team GPA of at least 3.0, including 10 of the 11 CC teams.

The Green Terror finished the season 7-10 overall (4-6 CC).