Eleven named to Academic Squad

(c) 2013 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
(c) 2013 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
WESTMINSTER, Md. – Eleven members of the McDaniel College field hockey team have been named to the 2013 National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) National Academic Squad, released on Wednesday.

Seniors Danielle DeColli (Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll), Julie Little (Walkersville, Md./Walkersville) and Sarah Meszler (Herkimer, N.Y./Herkimer) joined juniors Bayley Vohs (Millerstown, Pa./Greenwood) and Caila White (Delmar, Md./Delmar) and sophomore Erica DeColli (Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll) on the list.

Freshmen Suzy Banister (Cockeysville, Md./Dulaney), Christina Claypool (Abington, Md./Patterson Mill), Devon Denman (Gambrills, Md./Elizabeth Seton), Maya Pickens (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora) and Haley VanNostrand (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Mechanicsburg) also made the necessary grade after their 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 2013-14 academic year.

Danielle DeColli, a midfielder, started all 17 games, contributing two goals and two assists to go with two defensive saves.

In addition, on Thursday DeColli was named a Scholar of Distinction by virtue of a cumulative grade-point average of 3.9 or greater through the fall semester.

Little, a forward, started all 17 games, and led the team with 10 goals. She added three assists to finish second on the team with 23 points.

Meszler, a forward, appeared in all 17 games with 12 starts, contributing six goals.

White, a goalkeeper, appeared in 10 games with eight starts. She finished with a 2.44 goals-against average and .726 save percentage.

Vohs, a defender, started all 17 games with three assists and three defensive saves.

Erica DeColli, a midfielder, appeared in 15 games with four starts. She contributed one goal.

Banister, a forward, appeared in 12 games with one assist.

Claypool, a defender, appeared in 12 games with one start.

Denman, a defender, started five of the first eight games of the season before missing the rest of the year with injury.

Pickens, a defender, appeared in 14 games with 11 starts. She had one defensive save.

VanNostrand, a forward, appeared in all 17 games, making 14 starts with one goal and two assists.

Danielle DeColli, Erica DeColli, Little, Meszler and Vohs were also selected to the Centennial Conference (CC) Academic Honor Roll after the fall season.

No fewer than 103 CC student-athletes made the list this year.

As a team, McDaniel was recognized as one of 126 Division III squads with a team GPA of at least 3.0, including all 11 CC teams.

The Green Terror finished the season 8-9 overall (3-7 CC).