Bauman, Upton lead conference fall academic honors

Taylor Bauman, Kristen Upton (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Taylor Bauman, Kristen Upton (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

LANCASTER, Pa. – Taylor Bauman (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle), a junior on the McDaniel volleyball team, and Kristen Upton (Chalfont, Pa./Central Bucks South), a senior on the women's soccer team, were named the Centennial Conference (CC) 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.

Bauman, a biology major, posted a 4.0 cumulative grade-point average through the end of the spring semester. That was the highest GPA among juniors and seniors on the all-conference team.

Bauman was a second-team all-conference nod. She led the team with a program-record 580 digs this season. She also paced the team with 61 service aces. Bauman reached the 20-dig mark in 19 matches this year and the 30-dig mark in three matches.

Upton, an exercise chemistry major, posted a 3.92 cumulative grade-point average through the end of the spring semester.

Upton was a first-team all-conference nod. Starting all 20 games, she keyed a backline that posted a 1.06 goals-against average and eight shutouts. She also contributed two goals and an assist.

Women's soccer seniors Abby Keen (Salisbury, Md./Parkside) Katie Kirschenmann (Damascus, Md./Damascus) joined Bauman and Upton on the Academic All-Centennial team. Keen and Kirschenmann both earned second-team all-conference honors. The Academic All-Centennial team recognizes student-athletes who receive both all-conference and Academic Honor Roll honors.

The quartet was part of the 30 named to the Academic Honor Roll. To be nominated for the honor roll, a student-athlete must be of sophomore standing or higher and have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.40. The honored Green Terror student-athletes are:

Men's Cross Country

Junior Gavin Gibson (Newark, Del./Sanford) and sophomore Caleb White (Glen Burnie, Md./Baltimore City College).

Women's Cross Country

Junior Mable Buchanan (Westminster, Md./North Carroll), senior Rebecca Debinski (Sykesville, Md./Century), senior Carinna Powell (Chesapeake Beach, Md./Northern) and sophomore Jill Shephard (Monkton, Md./North Harford).

Field Hockey

Sophomore Meghan Sadler (Blandon, Pa./Fleetwood Area).

Football

Junior Patrick Bartlett (Rockville, Md./Good Counsel), junior Dustin Miller (Wyomissing, Pa./Wilson West Lawn), sophomore Billy Ray (Barrington, N.J./Haddon Heights) and senior Perry Stefanelli (Rockville, Md./Good Counsel).

Men's Soccer

Sophomore Randall Hilleary (Bonney Lake, Wash./Skyline).

Women' Soccer

Junior Rachel Engle (Elizabethtown, Pa./Elizabethtown Area), sophomore Jackie Fahrenholtz (Scotch Plains, N.J./Scotch Plains Fanwood), sophomore Megan Henderson (East Windsor, N.J./Notre Dame), sophomore Kaylee Holliger (Forest Hill, Md./North Harford), junior Alyssa Johnston (West River, Md./Southern), senior Abby Keen (Salisbury, Md./Parkside), senior Katie Kirschenmann (Damascus, Md./Damascus), junior Annie Marshall (Ijamsville, Md./Oakdale), senior Sarah McDonald (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury), junior Jo Rice (Sinking Spring, Md./Wilson), senior Paola Rosa (Laurel, Md./Reservoir), sophomore Allie Titus (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) and senior Kristen Upton (Chalfont, Pa./Central Bucks South).

Volleyball

Sophomore Kennedy Barlond (Battle Creek, Mich./Pennfield), junior Taylor Bauman (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle), sophomore Abigail Hernandez (Gaithersburg, Md./Richard Montgomery), senior Teryn Rath (Grass Valley, Calif./Bear River) and junior Lauren Wells (Glen Allen, Va./Glen Allen).

In all, 584 student-athletes from the CC's 11 member institutions were named to the 2017 Fall Academic Honor Roll and 84 were tabbed Academic All-Centennial.

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