Kristen Upton, a senior on the McDaniel women’s soccer team, has won the 2018 Maryland Association of College Directors of Athletics (MACDA) postgraduate scholarship. Upton was one of three recipients of the annual award.
At the annual award ceremonies that McDaniel College holds each spring, 25 Green Terror student-athletes were among the honorees. On Apr. 29, the College recognized more than 30 undergraduate students at the annual Spring Awards Ceremony. On May 18, the College held its annual Senior Investiture and Honors Convocation, where 41 academic and activity/leadership awards were given to graduating seniors.
McDaniel College has announced its Dean’s List from the Fall 2017 semester and 129 Green Terror student-athletes, including 37 first-semester students, qualified for the honors. In addition, six student-athletes were named to the Green and Gold Honor Roll.
The United Soccer Coaches recently announced its 2017 Team Ethics and Sportsmanship Award winners and the McDaniel women’s soccer team was among those recognized. The Green Terror earned the gold-level honor.
Three members of the McDaniel women’s soccer team have been named to the United Soccer Coaches Division III Scholar All-South Region team while one was named a Scholar All-American. Sarah McDonald, Kristen Upton and Abby Keen were all Scholar All-South first-team selections. Upton also earned third-team Scholar America honors.
Three members of the McDaniel women’s soccer team have been named to the United Soccer Coaches All-Mid-Atlantic team. Kristen Upton was named to the first team while Katie Kirschenmann and Abby Keen earned third-team honors.
Taylor Bauman, a junior, and Kristen Upton, a senior, were named the Centennial Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year in their respective sports. Bauman and Upton were two of 30 Green Terror spring student-athletes named to the CC Fall Academic Honor Roll.
Sarah McDonald finished the game with 10 saves for the Green Terror. Lynchburg broke through for the game’s lone goal midway through the first overtime, defeating McDaniel 1-0 in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Four members of the McDaniel women’s soccer team have been named to the All-Centennial Conference team. Kristen Upton was named to the first team while Katie Kirschenmann and Abby Keen earned second-team honors. Marissa Funke was tabbed honorable mention.
McDaniel learned its season will continue with an at-large bid into the NCAA Division III women’s soccer field. The Green Terror will travel to Virginia Beach, Va., for the opening round of the tournament. McDaniel will take on Lynchburg in the one first-round game on Saturday.
Sarah McDonald returned to the net and made eight saves for the Green Terror. McDaniel and Johns Hopkins each scored a goal in the second half of the Centennial Conference semifinal. The game is officially recorded as a tie but the 10th-ranked and top-seeded Blue Jays advanced to the championship game 4-3 during the shootout.
Alyssa Johnston scored the game-winner for the fourth-seeded Green Terror. McDaniel carried play for much of the game but couldn’t find the back of the net until the 95th minute for a 1-0 win over Gettysburg in the first round of the Centennial Conference tournament.
McDaniel will host Gettysburg in the first-round game of the 2017 Centennial Conference women’s soccer championship on Wednesday. Game time is 2:30 p.m. The fourth-seeded Green Terror faces the fifth-seeded Bullets with the winner advancing to Saturday’s semifinals at Johns Hopkins.
McDaniel remained in the latest United Soccer Coaches Mid-Atlantic regional poll and the second release of the NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic regional rankings. The Green Terror was 10th in the regional poll. In the regional rankings, McDaniel remained at the No. 9 spot.