Thirteen named to Academic Squad

2012 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

WESTMINSTER, Md. – Thirteen members of the McDaniel College field hockey team have been named to the 2012 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) National Academic Squad, released on Tuesday.

Seniors Katie Corson (Ocean View, N.J./Ocean City), Kaitlin Mahoney (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y./Comseqogue) and Paige Messersmith (Phoenix, Md./Dulaney) joined juniors Danielle DeColli (Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll), Julie Little (Walkersville, Md./Walkersville) and Sarah Meszler (Herkimer, N.Y./Herkimer) and sophomores Bayley Vohs (Millerstown, Pa./Greenwood) and Caila White (Delmar, Md./Delmar) on the list.

Freshmen Brooke Cannon (Bel Air, Md./Fallston), Erica DeColli (Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll), Courtney Hoffman (Fredericksburg, Va./Fredericksburg Academy), Kiley Morgan (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin) and Sara Reynolds (York, Pa./Central York) 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 2012-13 academic year.

Corson, a forward, started all 18 games, finishing second on the team with 25 points on seven goals and a program-record 11 assists.

Mahoney, a defender, started all 18 game on defense.

Messersmith, a midfielder, started all 18 games with a program-record 45 points on 18 goals and nine assists. She also had five defensive saves.

Danielle DeColli, a midfielder, started all 18 games, contributing three assists and four defensive saves.

Little, a forward, appeared in 13 games with 10 starts, adding two assists.

Meszler, a forward, appeared in two games before missing the rest of the season with injury.

White, a goalkeeper, started all nine of her appearances with a 2.36 goals-against average and .656 save percentage.

Vohs, a defender, started all 18 games with three defensive saves.

Cannon, a forward, appeared in two games, taking one shot.

Erica DeColli, a midfielder, appeared in seven games with one goal.

Hoffman, a defender, appeared in seven games.

Morgan, a midfielder, appeared in six games with one start. She took one shot.

Reynolds, a midfielder, started all 18 games, finishing fourth on the team with 18 points on eight goals and two assists.

Danielle DeColli, Little, Messersmith. Vohs and White 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 125 Division III squads with a team GPA of at least 3.0, including all 11 CC teams.

The Green Terror finished the season 9-9 overall (4-6 CC) and appeared in the ECAC Mid-Atlantic tournament.

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