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.
Grant Neary has been named McDaniel College’s head baseball coach. Neary takes over as just the 15th coach in the vaunted history of Green Terror baseball after spending the last six seasons as an assistant coach at Division I NJIT.
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.
The Centennial Conference announced its academic honors for the spring sports season and 33 Green Terror athletes were named to the CC Spring Academic Honor Roll. Four athletes also were named to the Academic All-Centennial team.
Two members of the McDaniel men’s golf team have been named to the Division III PING all-region team. Brandon Vance is making his third straight appearance on the All-Mid-Atlantic team while Shawn MacBurnie makes his first appearance.
Three members of the McDaniel women’s lacrosse team have been named to the All-Centennial Conference team. Lindsey Farrell and Olivia Geiger were named to the second team while Emily Brownawell was tabbed honorable mention.
Seven members of the McDaniel softball team have been named to the All-Centennial Conference team. Cassie Rickrode, Alicia Wagner, Carly Deichman, Tori Wilkins, Michaela Persinger and Megan Coyle were all named to the first team. Tayler Hishon was the lone second-team selection.
Three members of the McDaniel baseball team have been named to the All-Centennial Conference team. Antonio Rosanova was named to the first team while Kasey Nelson earned second-team honors and Mike Dunn was tabbed honorable mention.
Alicia Wagner recorded two hits to lead the second-seeded Green Terror. Haverford scored three runs in the fifth inning to break a scoreless deadlock and defeat McDaniel 5-0 in the first round of the Centennial Conference (CC) tournament.
McDaniel will travel to Gettysburg, Pa., for the 2018 Centennial Conference softball championship tournament, to be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The second-seeded Green Terror will take on third-seeded Haverford in Friday’s second first-round game.
Brandon Vance fired a three-day score of 221 to finish second and lead McDaniel to a second-place finish at the Centennial Conference championship. The Green Terror finished with a 54-hole score of 907.
Lindsey Farrell led the Green Terror in the season finale. In addition to being one of three players with a hat trick, she also pulled down 11 draw controls to set a new single-single record. McDaniel scored the game’s first 16 goals in a 19-4 victory over Bryn Mawr.
Senior Alejandra Mata led the Green Terror with a 2-for-2 performance in game one, including her first home run in a McDaniel uniform. McDaniel scored eight runs in the sixth inning of game one to key a doubleheader sweep of Haverford. The Green Terror won the opener 12-4 in six innings before completing the sweep, 4-2.