March 6, 2012

Ten named to Academic Squad

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Ten members of the McDaniel College field hockey team have been named to the 2011 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) National Academic Squad, released on Monday.

Seniors Hope Battista (Crofton, Md./South River) and Katie Corson (Ocean View, N.J./Ocean City) joined juniors Katie Jones (Westminster, Md./Winters Mill), Kaitlin Mahoney (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y./Comseqogue) and Paige Messersmith (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) and sophomores Caroline Bramble (Easton, Md./Easton), Danielle DeColli (Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll), Julie Little (Walkersville, Md./Walkersville) and Sarah Meszler (Herkimer, N.Y./Herkimer) on the list

Freshman Bayley Vohs (Millerstown, Pa./Greenwood) also made the necessary grade after her 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 2011-12 academic year.

Battista, a midfielder, started all 18 games with one goal and one assist.

Corson, a forward, started all 18 games, finishing fourth on the team with 10 points on three goals and four assists.

Jones, a midfielder, started all 18 games, tallying three goals and three assists.

Mahoney, a defender, did not appear in a game, missing the entire season with injury.

Messersmith, a midfielder, started all 18 games with four goals and three assists.

Bramble, a defender, appeared in six games.

DeColli, a midfielder, started all 18 games, contributing two assists.

Little, a forward, appeared in 16 games with five starts, adding two assists.

Meszler, a forward, started one time while appearing in 17 games, finishing second on the team with seven goals.

Vohs, a midfielder, started all 18 games with one goal.

Battista, DeColli, Jones Little, Messersmith and Meszler 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 111 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 10-8 overall (4-6 CC) and appeared in the ECAC Mid-Atlantic tournament.

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