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Bauman leads conference fall academic honors

Taylor Bauman (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Taylor Bauman (c) 2018 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

LANCASTER, Pa. – Taylor Bauman (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle), a senior on the McDaniel volleyball team, was named the Centennial Conference (CC) Scholar-Athlete of the Year in her sport.

Bauman was one of 45 Green Terror fall 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 an honorable mention all-conference nod. She finished the season with 532 digs for her second straight season of 500-plus digs and added 36 aces this season.

Women's soccer senior Alyssa Johnston (West River, Md./Southern) and volleyball sophomore Marlowe Embry (San Jose, Calif./J.H. Pitman) joined Bauman on the Academic All-Centennial team. Johnston and Embry both earned first-team all-conference honors. The Academic All-Centennial team recognizes student-athletes who receive both all-conference and Academic Honor Roll honors.

The trio was part of the 45 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

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

Women's Cross Country

Sophomore Bailey Chapman (Bel Air, Md./Patterson Mill), sophomore Mackenzie Meyer (San Jose, Calif./Pioneer), senior Samantha Merkel (Baltimore, Md./Winters Mill) and junior Jill Shephard (Monkton, Md./North Harford).

Field Hockey

Sophomore Paige Ford (Edgewater, Md./South River) and junior Meghan Sadler (Blandon, Pa./Fleetwood Area).


Sophomore Mason Grim (Millersille, Md./Old Mill), sophomore Matt McBride (Collegeville, Pa./Highland Regional), senior Dustin Miller (Wyomissing, Pa./Wilson West Lawn), sophomore Jacob Morris (Crapo, Md./Cambridge South Dorchester), junior Ben Stapleton (Purcellville, Va./Loudoun Valley), graduate student Perry Stefanelli (Rockville, Md./Good Counsel) and junior Kyle Wyant (LaPlata, Md./LaPlata).

Men's Soccer

Sophomore Aaron Bilbie (Shrewsbury, Pa./Susquehannock), sophomore Nick Bowman (York, Pa./York Suburban), junior Randall Hilleary (Bonney Lake, Wash./Skyline), sophomore Drake Pew (York, Pa./Dallastown Area) and senior Billy Rodgers (Hopewell, N.J./Montgomery).

Women' Soccer

Sophomore Annalise Bell (Highlands Ranch, Colo./Rock Canyon), junior Kaitland Clawson (Waynesboro, Pa./Waynesboro Area), sophomore Patricia Dixon (New Bern, N.C./New Bern), sophomore Kathryn Dixon (New Bern, N.C./New Bern), senior Rachel Engle (Elizabethtown, Pa./Elizabethtown Area), junior Jackie Fahrenholtz (Scotch Plains, N.J./Scotch Plains Fanwood), senior Marissa Funke (Kings Park, N.Y./Smithtown West), junior Megan Henderson (East Windsor, N.J./Notre Dame), junior Kaylee Holliger (Forest Hill, Md./North Harford), senior Alyssa Johnston (West River, Md./Southern), senior Annie Marshall (Ijamsville, Md./Oakdale), senior Jo Rice (Sinking Spring, Md./Wilson), and junior Allie Titus (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson).


Senior Taylor Bauman (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle), sophomore Gayle Edelstein (Livingston, N.J./Livingston), sophomore Marlowe Embry (San Jose, Calif./J.H. Pitman), sophomore Kendall Hanak (Highlands Ranch, Colo./Rock Canyon), junior Abigail Hernandez (Gaithersburg, Md./Richard Montgomery), sophomore Emma Lorenzen (Hagerstown, Md./South Hagerstown), junior Isabel Paci (Ellicott City, Md./River Hill), Catherina Park (Clarksville, Md./Atholton), sophomore Makayla Patterson (Colorado Springs, Colo../Cheyenne Mountain), sophomore Alena Villanueva (Gaithersburg, Md./Magruder) and senior Lauren Wells (Glen Allen, Va./Glen Allen).

In all, 639 student-athletes from the CC's 11 member institutions were named to the 2018 Fall Academic Honor Roll and 79 were tabbed Academic All-Centennial.