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Making the grade: McDaniel places 132 student-athletes on Dean’s List, 11 on Green and Gold Honor Roll

Hoover Library represents the Spring 2018 Dean's List honorees.

WESTMINSTER, Md. – McDaniel College has announced its Dean's List from the Spring 2018 semester and 132 Green Terror student-athletes.

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.

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

Sophomore Megan Coyle (Las Vegas, Nev./Bishop Gorman), a designated player on the softball team, earned first-team honors on the field. She earned Honors in the classroom. A business administration major, she started 34 of her 38 appearances, hitting .365 on the year with 38 knocks that included four doubles and a home run. She drove in 16 runs and scored 13 more. She also walked 19 times.

Senior Carly Deichman (Easton, Pa./Freedom), a second baseman on the softball team, earned first-team honors on the field. She earned Honors in the classroom. A communication major, she started 32 of her 33 appearances, hitting .307 on the year. She had seven doubles and a home run among her 27 base knocks to go with 10 RBIs and 14 runs scored.

Junior Lindsey Farrell (Towson, Md./Loch Raven), a midfielder on the women's lacrosse team, earned second-team honors on the field. She earned Honors in the classroom. A communication major, she led the conference with a program-record 111 draw controls. Starting 15 of the 16 games, she recorded 28 goals and 36 points to go with 20 caused turnovers and 24 ground balls.

Senior Olivia Geiger (Ellicott City, Md./Marriotts Ridge), a midfielder on the women's lacrosse team, earned second-team honors on the field. She earned Honors in the classroom. A psychology/elementary education major, she started all 16 games and was second on the team with 49 goals, 11 assists and 60 points. She led the team with 21 caused turnovers to go with 26 ground balls and 84 draw controls.

Senior Tayler Hishon (Fort Lauderdale, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas), a third baseman on the softball team, earned second-team honors on the field. She earned Honors in the classroom. An exercise chemistry major, she started all 39 of her appearances, finishing the year with a .336 batting average. She contributed 42 hits that included a team-best nine doubles. She also had a triple and three home runs to go with 27 RBIs, 24 runs scored and 18 walks.

Freshman Michaela Persinger (Emmitsburg, Md./Catoctin), an outfielder on the softball team, earned first-team honors on the field. She earned Honors in the classroom. A kinesiology major, she started 35 of her 37 appearances, rapping out 33 hits in 95 at bats for a .347 average. She added four doubles and four home runs and walked 18 times. She added 25 runs scored and 18 RBIs.     

Sophomore Cassie Rickrode (Hanover, Pa./Delone Catholic), a pitcher on the softball team, earned first-team honors on the field. She earned High Honors in the classroom. A social work major, she posted a 2.70 earned-run average in 109 innings. She made 23 appearances, including 17 starts, going 10-4 in the circle with one save and led the team with 73 strikeouts.

Junior Meg Schlesinger (Frederick, Md./Urbana), a women's golfer, earned first-team honors on the course. She earned Highest Honors in the classroom. A chemistry/kinesiology major, she finished fifth at the conference championship with a 36-hole score of 171. She led the team with an 89.5 stroke average over nine rounds.

Senior Jasmine Smith (Baltimore, Md./Baltimore Polytechnic Institute), a guard on the women's basketball team, earned honorable mention honors on the court. She earned High Honors in the classroom. A biology major, she started 18 of the 21 games in which she appeared, ranking second on the team in scoring (8.8 ppg). She led the team with 55 assists and was third with 37 steals.

Senior Brandon Vance (Worcester, Pa./Methacton), a men's golfer, earned first-team honors on the course. He earned Highest Honors in the classroom. An accounting/economics majors, he finished second at the conference championship with a 54-hole score of 221. He led the team with a 76.2 stroke average over his 22 rounds.

Sophomore Caleb White (Glen Burnie, Md./Baltimore City College), a heptathlete on the men's indoor track and field roster, honorable mention honors on the track. He earned Honors in the classroom. An undeclared major, he took bronze at the conference championship meet, scoring 3,892 points in the heptathlon.

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

Freshman Simi Adeoye, Women's Track and Field, undeclared, Honors
Senior Billy Adkins (Delmar, Md./Delmar), Football, Enviromental Studies, High Honors
Sophomore Tori Arcilesi (Bel Air, Md./Harford Tech), Women's Lacrosse, Business Administration, Honors
Junior Taylor Bauman (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle), Volleyball, Biology, Highest 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 Paige Bleyer (Cambridge, Md./Cambridge South Dorchester), Softball, Kinesiology, Honors
Freshman Hannah Bowers (Clear Spring, Md./Clear Spring), Volleyball, Biology, High Honors
Freshman Nick Bowman (York, Pa./York Suburban), Men's Soccer, Kinesiology, 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, High Honors
Senior Mable Buchanan (Westminster, Md. /North Carroll), Women's Cross Country, English, Honors
Junior Halle Burgess (Ashton, Md./Good Counsel), Women's Basketball, Communication/Art, Honors
Freshman Marley Burgess (Ashton, Md./Connelly School of the Holy Child), Women's Basketball, undeclared, Honors
Senior Shantae Byro (Baltimore, Md./Northwestern), Women's Track and Field, Kinesiology, High Honors
Freshman Bailey Chapman (Bel Air, Md./Patterson Mill), Women's Track and Field, English, Highest Honors
Sophomore Katie Clawson (Waynesboro, Pa./Waynesboro Area), Women's Soccer, Business Administration, Honors
Junior Morgan Collinson (Harwood, Md./Southern), Women's Lacrosse, Business Administration/Accounting, High Honors
Sophomore Joey Conklin (Westminster, Md. /Wesminster), Men's Lacrosse, Biology/ Mathematics, Highest Honors
Sophomore Matt Cramer (New Market, Md./Oakdale), Men's Golf , Biology, Honors

Senior Rebecca Debinski (Sykesville, Md. /Century), Women's Cross Country, Spanish, Highest Honors
Freshman Patricia Dixon (New Bern, N.C./New Bern), Women's Soccer, Psychology, Highest Honors
Senior Annemarie Duerr (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake), Women's Lacrosse, Political Science, High Honors
Freshman Gayle Edelstein (Livingston, N.J./Livingston), Volleyball, Psychology, High Honors
Freshman Marlowe Embry (Milpitas, Calif./J.H. Pitman), Volleyball, Kinesiology, Honors
Junior Rachel Engle (Elizabethtown, Pa./Elizabethtown Area), Women's Soccer, Communication, Highest Honors
Sophomore Jackie Fahrenholz (Scotch Plains, N.J./Scotch Plains Fanwood), Women's Soccer, Undeclared, Honors
Junior Marquise Findley-Smith (Baltimore, Md./Atholton), Football, Sociology, Highest Honors
Freshman Paige Ford (Edgewater, Md./South River), Field Hockey, Business Administration, Highest Honors
Junior Zach Fortuna (Metuchen, N.J./Metuchen), Baseball, Business Administration, Honors

Junior Colin Franke (Highland Mills, N.Y./Cornwall Central), Baseball, Kinesiology, Honors
Junior Marissa Funke (Kings Park, N.Y./Smithtown West), Women's Soccer, Accounting/Economics, High Honors
Senior Maddie Gamble (Colora, Md./Rising Sun), Women's Swimming , Mathematics, High Honors
Junior Gavin Gibson (Newark, Del./Sanford), Men's Track and Field, Philosophy/Psychology, Highest Honors
Senior Will Giles (Lavale, Md./Bishop Walsh), Men's Tennis, Communication, High Honors
Freshman Megan Gorsuch (Freeland, Md./Hereford), Women's Swimming , undeclared, High Honors
Sophomore Tim Griest (Lititz, Pa./Warwick), Baseball, Kinesiology, Honors
Freshman Mason Grim (Millersville, Md. /Old Mill), Football, Kinesiology, Honors
Sophomore Brenna Gutshell (Spring Grove, Pa./Spring Grove Area), Tennis, English, Highest Honors
Senior Adam Halmy (Shenandoah, Texas/College Park), Men's Swimming, Kinesiology, High Honors

Freshman Kendall Hanak (Highlands Ranch, Colo./Rock Canyon), Volleyball, Biology/Pre-Med, High Honors
Sophomore Megan Henderson (East Windsor, N.J./Notre Dame), Women's Soccer, Biochemistry, High Honors
Sophomore Abigail Hernandez (Gaithersburg, Md./Richard Montgomery), Volleyball, Spanish, Honors
Sophomore Randall Hilleary (Bonney Lake, Wash./Skyline), Men's Soccer, Molecular Biology, High Honors
Sophomore Kaylee Holliger (Forest Hill, Md./North Harford), Women's Soccer, Biology, Honors
Junior Allison Isidore (Montclair, N.J./Montclair), Women's Golf, Sociology, Honors
Sophomore Madisyn Johnson (Glen Rock, Pa./Dallastown Area), Softball, Elementry Education, High Honors
Senior Ben Kahn (Selinsgrove, Pa/Selingsgrove Area), Football, Political Science, Honors
Sophomore Jakob Katzen (Wilmington, Del./Wilmington Friends), Men's Lacrosse, Communication, High Honors
Sophomore Kevin Keane (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman), Golf, Undeclared, Highest Honors

Senior Abby Keen (Salisbury, Md./Parkside), Women's Soccer, Exercise Chemistry, Highest Honors
Freshman Sydney Kelly (Windsor, Pa./Eastern York), Women's Soccer, Biology, High Honors
Senior Katie Kirschenmann (Damascus, Md./Damascus), Women's Soccer, Kinesiology, Highest Honors
Freshman Jayce Klingenberg (Hampstead, Md. /Manchester), Women's Basketball, Biology, Highest Honors
Senior Will Koester (Purcellville, Va./Woodgrove), Football, Accounting/Economics, Honors
Sophomore Frankie Kratovil (Stevensville, Md./Kent Island), Men's Lacrosse, Political Science/Philosophy, Highest Honors
Freshman Jackson Kratovil (Stevensville, Md./Kent Island), Men's Lacrosse, Biology, High Honors
Senior Valerie Lamb (Miami Gardens, Fla./Miramar), Softball, Political Science and International Studies, High Honors
Freshman Stephen Lang (Gaithersburg, Md./Poolesville), Men's Basketball, Kinesiology/ Accounting, Highest Honors
Senior John Linnehan (Camp Hill, Pa./East Pennsboro), Football, Accounting/Economics, Honors

Senior Luke Lynes (Dillsburg, Pa./Northern), Football, Kinesiology, 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, Highest Honors
Sophomore Carson Marshall (Brookeville, Md./Glenelg), Men's Lacrosse, Exercise Science, Honors
Senior Alejandra Mata (Miramar, Fla./Cooper City), Softball, Sociology, Highest Honors
Junior Hannah Maxwell (Towson, Md./Loch Raven), Field Hockey, Communication, Honors
Junior Robbie Mays (Parkton, Md./Hereford), Baseball, Computer Science, Honors
Freshman Matthew McBride (Collegeville, Pa./Highland Regional), Football, Accounting, High Honors
Senior Sarah McDonald (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury), Women's Soccer, Accounting, Honors
Junior T.J. McGuire (Blue Point, N.Y./Bayport-Blue Point), Baseball, Elementry Education, High Honors

Sophomore Samantha Merkel (Baltimore, Md./Winters Mill), Women's Track and Field, Social Work, Highest Honors
Sophomore Paige Meszaros (Hamilton Square, N.J./Steinert), Women's Lacrosse, Elementry Education, Honors
Freshman Mackenzie Meyer (San Jose, Calif./Pioneer), Women's Track and Field, Biology, Highest Honors
Junior Dustin Miller (Wyomissing, Pa./Wilson West Lawn), Football, Communication, Highest 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
Junior Tate Myers (East Berlin, Pa./Bermudian Springs), Men's Tennis, Kinesiology, Honors
Sophomore Kelly Novak (Millington, N.J./Watchung Hills), Women's Lacrosse, Biochemistry, High 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 , Honors

Sophomore Isabel Paci (Ellicott City, Md./River Hill), Volleyball, Kinesiology, Honors
Freshman Makayla Patterson (Colorado Springs, Colo./Cheyenne Mountain), Volleyball, Biology, Honors
Senior Emma Perdue (Grasonville, Md./Annapolis Area Christian), Women's Swimming, Molecular Biology, High Honors
Freshman Drake Pew (York, Pa./Dallastown Area), Men's Soccer/Football, Political Science, High Honors
Freshman Stephan Porembski (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley), Men's Track and Field, Sociology, Honors
Senior Carinna Powell (Chesapeake Beach, Md./Northern), Women's Cross Country, Kinesiology, 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
Junior Isaac Ray (Fredericksburg, Pa./Northern Lebanon), Men's Basketball, Kinesiology, High Honors
Sophomore Billy Ray (Barrington, N.J./Haddon Heights), Football, Sociology, Honors

Junior Jo Rice (Sinking Spring, Pa./Wilson), Women's Soccer, Kinesiology, 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, Highest Honors
Senior Paola Rosa (Laurel, Md./Reservoir), Women's Soccer, Business Administration, Highest Honors
Junior Giules Rossi (Parkton, Md./Hereford), Women's Lacrosse, Kinesiology, Honors
Freshman Will Rund (Elkridge, Md./Howard), Men's Lacrosse, Biology, Honors
Senior Lindsay Russell (Leonia, N.J./Leonia), Women's Tennis, Communication, Highest Honors
Sophomore Meghan Sadler (Blandon, Pa./Fleetwood Area), Field Hockey, Biology, High Honors
Senior Morgan Scardina (Pasadena, Md./Seton Keough), Softball, Biology, Honors
Freshman Cory Schlee (New Market, Md./Oakdale), Football , Accounting/Economics, High Honors

Senior Drew Scott (Brick, N.J./Brick Twp.), Football, Sociology, Honors
Freshman Zach Shrift (Hershey, Pa./Hershey), Men's Lacrosse, undeclared, Honors
Senior Samantha Smith (Bangkok, Turkey/International School of Bangkok), Women's Swimming , Mathematics, Highest Honors
Junior Nevin Stambaugh (Taneytown, Md./Francis Scott Key), Men's Track and Field, Kinesiology, High Honors
Senior Perry Stefanelli (Rockville, Md./Good Counsel), Football, Kinesiology, Honors
Sophomore Liv Storer (Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia/Galen Catholic College), Women's Basketball, Undeclared, High Honors
Sophomore Alyssa Swartz (Dillsburg, Pa./Northern), Women's Lacrosse, Environmental Biology, Honors
Junior Brad Thaxton (Stevensville, Md./DeMatha), Baseball, Accounting , Honors
Sophomore Miranda Thompson (Columbia, Md./Atholton), Softball, Kinesiology, High Honors
Sophomore Allie Titus (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson), Women's Soccer, Elementry Education, Honors

Junior Renie Tsomos (Forest Hill, Md./Bel Air), Women's Basketball, Accounting, Honors
Senior Kristen Upton (Chalfont, Pa./Central Bucks South), Women's Soccer, Biochemistry/Exercise Chemistry, Highest Honors
Senior Paul Van Nevel (Gaithersburg, Md./Poolesville), Men's Swimming, Enviromental Studies, Highest Honors
Freshman Garrett Vandervalk (Westminster, Md. /Westminster), Wrestling, Undeclared, High Honors
Sophomore Nathan Vazquez (Glenside, Pa./Abington), Football, Business Administration, High Honors
Freshman Alena Villanueva (Gaithersburg, Md./Magruder), Volleyball, Undeclared, Highest Honors
Freshman Caroline Ward (Mount Airy, Md./Linganore), Women's Basketball, Undeclared, High Honors
Junior Lauren Wells (Glen Allen, Va./Glen Allen), Volleyball, Biology, High Honors
Sophomore Jamese Word (Belmont, Mass./Lexington Christian Academy), Women's Basketball, Communication, Honors
Sophomore Kyle Wyant (La Plata, Md./La Plata), Football, undeclared, High Honors

Freshman Hannah Zajac (Houston, Texas/Clear Creek), Women's Basketball, undeclared, Honors