Making the grade: 129 student-athletes on Fall Dean’s List

Making the grade: 129 student-athletes on Fall Dean’s List

WESTMINSTER, Md. – 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.

To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must achieve a grade-point average (GPA) of 3.50 for the semester. A GPA of 3.5-3.699 earns a student Honors according to the College. A GPA of 3.7-3.899 earns a student High Honors while a GPA of 3.9 or above qualifies for Highest Honors.

McDaniel also honors student-athletes through the establishment of the Green and Gold Honor Roll, which was introduced in 2011 through a joint initiative of the athletics department, including the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), and President's Office.

To be named to the Honor Roll, a student-athlete must be named to the Dean's List in the same semester in which he or she has also been named to an athletic honor of All-Centennial Conference (CC) or higher.

Six Green Terror student-athletes have earned the department's honor this past semester.

Junior Taylor Bauman (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle), a libero on the volleyball team, earned second-team honors on the court. She earned Highest Honors in the classroom. A biology major, she led the defense with a program-record 580 digs and team-best 61 service aces. She added 67 assists to the offense.

Freshman Marlowe Embry (Milpitas, Calif./J.H. Pitman), an outside hitter on the volleyball team, earned second-team honors on the court. She earned Highest Honors in the classroom. A kinesiology major, she led the team with 241 kills. She also added 266 digs and 15 blocks.

Junior Marissa Funke (Kings Park, N.Y./Smithtown West), a defender on the women's soccer team, earned honorable mention honors on the field. She earned High Honors in the classroom. An accounting and economics major, she started 17 of her 18 appearances on the backline that posted a 1.06 goals-against average. She also contributed two goals and three assists to the offense.

Senior Abby Keen (Salisbury, Md./Parkside), a midfielder on the women's soccer team, earned second-team honors on the field. She earned Honors in the classroom. An exercise chemistry major, she started all 20 games and led the team with eight assists to go with two goals for 12 points.

Senior Katie Kirschenmann (Damascus, Md./Damascus), a forward on the women's soccer team, earned second-team honors on the field. She earned Highest Honors in the classroom. A kinesiology major, she started 19 of the 20 games and led the team with eight goals and 18 points.

Senior Kristen Upton (Chalfont, Pa./Central Bucks East), a defender on the women's soccer team, earned first-team honors on the field. She earned Highest Honors in the classroom. A biochemistry/exercise chemistry major, she started all 20 games as a stalwart on the backline that posted a 1.06 goals-against average. She also contributed two goals and one assist to the offense.

The following McDaniel student-athletes were also named to the Dean's List in the fall:

Sophomore Tori Arcilesi (Bel Air, Md./Harford Tech), Women's Lacrosse, Business Administration, High Honors
Sophomore Justin Arter (Waldorf, Md./North Point), Men's Tennis, Economics, Honors
Freshman Annalise Bell (Highlands Ranch, Colo./Rock Canyon), Women's Soccer, Kinesiology, High Honors
Freshman Aaron Bilbie (Shrewsbury, Pa./Susquehannock), Men's Soccer, Accounting, Honors
Junior DJ Biscoe (Millersville, Md. /Old Mill), Baseball, Exercise Science, Honors
Sophomore Grayson Blanchard (Germantown, Md./Seneca Valley), Men's Swimming, undeclared, Honors
Sophomore Chase Bowden (Sharptown, Md./Mardela), Wrestling, Kinesiology, Honors
Sophomore William Bower (Emmitsburg, Md. /MMI Prep), Men's Track and Field, Biochemistry/Biology, Honors
Freshman Hannah Bowers (Clear Spring, Md./Clear Spring), Volleyball, Biology, High Honors

Senior Libby Bowles (Gaithersburg, Md./Damascus), Women's Basketball, Accounting/Economics, High Honors
Freshman Nick Bowman (York, Pa./York Suburban), Men's Soccer, Kinesiology, High Honors
Freshman Blair Boyle (Springfield, N.J./Villa Walsh Academy), Women's Swimming, undeclared, High Honors
Junior Michael Brant (Wilmington, Del./Cab Calloway School of the Arts), Men's Swimming, Kinesiology, Honors
Junior Greysen Brockbank (Vineyard, Utah/Big Spring (Pa.)), Men's Soccer, Cinema, Honors
Junior Austin Cannon (Hampstead, Md. /Manchester Valley), Men's Basketball, Business Administration, Honors
Freshman Bailey Chapman (Bel Air, Md./Patterson Mill), Women's Cross Country, English, Highest Honors
Sophomore Katie Clawson (Waynesboro, Pa./Waynesboro Area), Women's Soccer, Business Administration, High Honors
Sophomore Joey Conklin (Westminster, Md. /Westminster), Men's Lacrosse, Biology/ Mathematics, Highest Honors
Sophomore Megan Coyle (Las Vegas, Nev./Bishop Gorman ), Softball, Business Administration, High Honors

Sophomore Matt Cramer (New Market, Md./Oakdale), Men's Golf , Biology, Honors
Freshman Thomas Crites (Aberdeen, Md./Havre De Grace), Football, Accounting, High Honors
Freshman Jordan Davis (Randallstown, Md./Randallstown ), Football , Biology, Honors
Senior Rebecca Debinski (Sykesville, Md. /Century), Women's Cross Country, Spanish, Highest Honors
Senior Carly Deichman (Easton, Pa./Freedom ), Softball , Communication, Highest Honors
Freshman Patricia Dixon (New Bern, N.C./New Bern), Women's Soccer, Psychology, High Honors
Freshman Kathryn Dixon (New Bern, N.C./New Bern), Women's Soccer, Biology/Pre-Med, Highest Honors
Senior Michael Dunn (Lanham, Md./DeMatha), Baseball, Accounting/Economics, High Honors
Freshman Gayle Edelstein (Livingston, N.J./Livingston), Volleyball, Psychology, High Honors
Junior Rachel Engle (Elizabethtown, Pa./Elizabethtown Area), Women's Soccer, Communication, Honors

Sophomore Jackie Fahrenholz (Scotch Plains, N.J./Scotch Plains Fanwood), Women's Soccer, Undeclared, Highest Honors
Sophomore Emily Farrell (Hampton, Va./Kecoughtan), Field Hockey, Kinesiology, Honors
Junior Lindsey Farrell (Towson, Md./Loch Raven), Women's Soccer/Lacrosse, Communication, High Honors
Junior Marquise Findley-Smith (Baltimore, Md./Atholton), Football, Sociology, High Honors
Sophomore Dan Finelli (Brick, N.J./Brick Township), Football, Kinesiology, Highest Honors
Sophomore Abby Gallagher (Dayton, Md./Glenelg), Women's Lacrosse, Biology, High Honors
Senior Olivia Geiger (Ellicott City, Md./Marriotts Ridge), Women's Lacrosse, Psychology/ Elementary Education, High Honors
Junior Gavin Gibson (Newark, Del./Sanford), Men's Cross Country, Philosophy/Psychology, High Honors
Senior Will Giles (Lavale, Md./Bishop Walsh), Men's Tennis, Communication, Highest Honors
Freshman Christopher Greene (Essex, Md./Kenwood), Football, Political Science and International Studies, High Honors

Freshman Mason Grim (Millersville, Md. /Old Mill), Football, Kinesiology, Honors
Freshman Jonathan Gunter (Winston-Salem, N.C./Bailey), Men's Lacrosse, Mathematics/ Art, Honors
Sophomore Brenna Gutshell (Spring Grove, Pa./Spring Grove Area), Tennis, English, Highest Honors
Senior Tim Hahn (Glen Rock, N.J./Glen Rock), Men's Soccer, Accounting, Highest Honors
Freshman Kendall Hanak (Highlands Ranch, Colo./Rock Canyon), Volleyball, Biology/Pre-Med, Highest Honors
Junior Josh Hefta (Blacksburg, Va./Blacksburg), Men's Lacrosse, Kinesiology, High Honors
Sophomore Megan Henderson (East Windsor, N.J./Notre Dame), Women's Soccer, Biochemistry, Honors
Freshman Dylan Henry (Lansdale, Pa./Methacton), Football , Biochemistry, Honors
Sophomore Randall Hilleary (Bonney Lake, Wash./Skyline), Men's Soccer, Molecular Biology, Highest Honors
Senior Tayler Hishon (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas), Softball, Exercise Chemistry, Honors

Sophomore Kaylee Holliger (Forest Hill, Md./North Harford), Women's Soccer, Biology, Highest Honors
Sophomore Madisyn Johnson (Glen Rock, Pa./Dallastown Area), Softball, Elementary Education, Highest Honors
Senior Ben Kahn (Selinsgrove, Pa/Selinsgrove Area), Football, Political Science, High Honors
Sophomore Jakob Katzen (Wilmington, Del./Wilmington Friends), Men's Lacrosse, Communication, Honors
Sophomore Kevin Keane (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman), Golf, Undeclared, Highest Honors
Freshman Sydney Kelly (Windsor, Pa./Eastern York), Women's Soccer, Biology, Honors
Freshman Jayce Klingenberg (Hampstead, Md. /Manchester), Women's Basketball, Biology, High Honors
Senior Will Koester (Purcellville, Va./Woodgrove), Football, Accounting/Economics, High Honors
Freshman Jackson Kratovil (Stevensville, Md./Kent Island), Men's Lacrosse, Biology, Highest Honors
Sophomore Frankie Kratovil (Stevensville, Md./Kent Island), Men's Lacrosse, Political Science/Philosophy, Highest Honors

Senior Valerie Lamb (Miami Gardens, Fla./Miramar), Softball, Political Science and International Studies, Honors
Freshman Stephen Lang (Gaithersburg, Md./Poolesville), Men's Basketball, Kinesiology/ Accounting, High Honors
Senior John Linnehan (Camp Hill, Pa./East Pennsboro), Football, Accounting/Economics, Honors
Freshman Emma Lorenzen (Hagerstown. Md./South Hagerstown), Volleyball, Communication, Honors
Senior Luke Lynes (Dillsburg, Pa./Northern), Football, Kinesiology, Honors
Junior Shawn MacBurnie (Beverly, Mass./St. Mary's Lynn), Golf, Business Administration, Honors
Sophomore Devon Maranto (Dayton, Md./Loyola Blakefield), Men's Lacrosse, Biology/Exercise Science, High Honors
Senior Ann Marshall (Ijamsville, Md./Oakdale), Women's Soccer, Mathematics, Honors
Sophomore Carson Marshall (Brookeville, Md./Glenelg), Men's Lacrosse, Exercise Science, Highest Honors
Senior Alejandra Mata (Miramar, Fla./Cooper City), Softball, Sociology, Highest Honors

Sophomore Samantha Merkel (Baltimore, Md./Winters Mill), Women's Cross Country, Social Work, Highest Honors
Freshman Mackenzie Meyer (San Jose, Calif./Pioneer), Women's Cross Country, Biology, Highest Honors
Sophomore Nathan Miller (Edinburg, Va./Stonewall Jackson), Baseball, Undeclared, High Honors
Junior Dustin Miller (Wyomissing, Pa./Wilson West Lawn), Football, Communication, Highest Honors
Freshman Claire Milne (Springfield, Va./Robert E. Lee), Women's Soccer, Undeclared, Honors
Sophomore Anna Mondoro (Dumfries, Va./Homeschool), Women's Basketball, Kinesiology/Cinema, High Honors
Freshman Ashley Morrison (Taneytown, Md./Francis Scott Key), Field Hockey, History, Honors
Senior Kasey Nelson (Denton, Md./St. Michaels), Baseball, Communication, High Honors
Sophomore Kelly Novak (Millington, N.J./Watchung Hills), Women's Lacrosse, Biochemistry, Highest Honors
Junior Cole Ostendarp (Baltimore, Md./Eastern Tech), Men's Lacrosse, Business Administration, High Honors

Freshman Jose Pac (Quetzaltenango, Guatemala/Inter-American), Men's Swimming, Biology , High Honors
Sophomore Isabel Paci (Ellicott City, Md./River Hill), Volleyball, Kinesiology, Honors
Sophomore Catherina Park (Clarksville, Md./Atholton), Volleyball, Kinesiology, High Honors
Freshman Makayla Patterson (Colorado Springs, Colo./Cheyenne Mountain), Volleyball, Biology, High Honors
Senior Laura Penhallegon (Glen Arm, Md./Loch Raven), Tennis, Environmental Biology, Honors
Freshman Michalea Persinger (Emmitsburg, Md. /Catoctin), Softball, Kinesiology, Highest Honors
Freshman Drake Pew (York, Pa./Dallastown Area), Men's Soccer/Football, Political Science, Honors
Sophomore Sara Pilkey (Fawn Grove, Pa./Kennard-Dale), Women's Basketball, Undeclared, Honors\
Freshman Stephan Porembski (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley), Men's Cross Country, Sociology, Honors
Senior Teryn Rath (Grass Valley, Calif./Bear River), Volleyball, Kinesiology, Highest Honors
Junior Hannah Ravenscroft (Berryville, Va./Clarke County), Women's Basketball, Exercise Chemistry, Highest Honors

Sophomore Billy Ray (Barrington, N.J./Haddon Heights), Football, Sociology, Honors
Freshman Jordan Rhodes (Fawn Grove, Pa./McDonogh (Md.)), Baseball, Psychology, Honors
Sophomore Cassie Rickrode (Hanover, Pa./Delone Catholic), Softball, Social Work, High Honors
Freshman John Rigatti (Santa Fe, N.M./Desert Academy), Men's Basketball, Business Administration/ Kinesiology, Highest Honors
Junior Billy Rodgers (Hopewell, N.J./Montgomery), Men's Soccer, Communication, Honors
Sophomore Keegan Romanoff (Hanover, Pa./New Oxford), Football/Baseball, Sociology, Honors
Senior Paola Rosa (Laurel, Md./Reservoir), Women's Soccer, Business Administration, Highest Honors
Freshman Will Rund (Elkridge, Md./Howard), Men's Lacrosse, Biology, High Honors
Sophomore Meghan Sadler (Blandon, Pa./Fleetwood Area), Field Hockey, Biology, Highest Honors
Freshman Sophus Schanche (Kinnelon, N.J./Kinnelon), Men's Soccer, Business Administration, Honors

Freshman Cory Schlee (New Market, Md./Oakdale), Football, Accounting/Economics, High Honors
Sophomore Meg Schlesinger (Frederick, Md./Urbana), Women's Golf, Sociology, High Honors
Sophomore Jill Shephard (Monkton, Md./North Harford), Women's Cross Country, Spanish, High Honors
Freshman Luke Shuck (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora), Men's Tennis, Mathematics, Highest Honors
Sophomore John Slater (Hebron, Conn./Rham), Baseball, Biology, High Honors
Junior Jasmine Smith (Baltimore, Md./Baltimore Polytechnic Institute), Women's Basketball, Biology, Honors
Sophomore Patrick Smith (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson), Indoor Track and Field, Philosophy, Honors
Senior Samantha Smith (Bangkok, Turkey/International School of Bangkok), Swimming, Mathematics, Highest Honors
Senior Perry Stefanelli (Rockville, Md./Good Counsel), Football, Kinesiology, High Honors
Sophomore Liv Storer (Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia/Galen Catholic College), Women's Basketball, Undeclared, Highest Honors

Sophomore Alyssa Swartz (Dillsburg, Pa./Northern), Women's Lacrosse, Environmental Biology, High Honors
Senior Becca Sykes (Collegeville, Pa./Methacton), Swimming, Kinesiology, Honors
Junior Brad Thaxton (Stevensville, Md./DeMatha), Baseball, Accounting, Highest Honors
Sophomore Miranda Thompson (Columbia, Md./Atholton), Softball, Kinesiology, High Honors
Senior Paul Van Nevel (Gaithersburg, Md./Poolesville), Men's Swimming, Environmental Studies, Highest Honors
Freshman Garrett Vandervalk (Westminster, Md. /Westminster), Wrestling, Undeclared, Honors
Sophomore Nathan Vazquez (Glenside, Pa./Abington), Football, Business Administration, High Honors
Freshman Alena Villanueva (Gaithersburg, Md./Magruder), Volleyball, Undeclared, High Honors
Freshman Caroline Ward (Mount Airy, Md./Linganore), Women's Basketball, Undeclared, Highest Honors
Freshman Ryan Washabaugh (Frederick, Md./Urbana), Baseball, Political Science, Highest Honors

Freshman Caleb White (Glen Burnie, Md./Baltimore City College), Men's Cross Country, Environmental Studies, Honors
Freshman Brendan Woody (Crofton, Md./South River), Wrestling, Kinesiology, Honors
Senior Michael Wright (Baltimore, Md./Dunbar), Football, Sociology, High Honors