Sports Wrap 11-26-13
McDaniel forced 27 Franklin & Marshall turnovers Nov. 20 to help key a 54-44 victory in the Centennial Conference (CC) women's basketball opener for both teams. Emma Wingerd, a junior from Pittsburgh, Pa., led the Green Terror (3-0, 1-0 CC) to its first 3-0 start since 2003-04 with her second straight triple-double (a triple-double is the accumulation of a double-digit number total in three of the five categories in a game), recording a team-high 14 points to go with 11 rebounds.
On Nov. 23, McDaniel scored the first 19 points en route to a 80-25 victory over Bryn Mawr in non-conference women's basketball action. Alyssa March, a sophomore from Fallston, Md., netted a career-best 14 points to lead a balanced attack for the Green Terror (4-0), scoring no fewer than two points each from 14 different players. Steph Perez, a junior from Harrisburg, Pa., was the only other McDaniel player to reach double figures with 12 points.
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America recently named McDaniel among its Division III Team Academic Award winners for 2012-13. The award recognizes outstanding academic achievement by a team with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better for the 2012-13 academic year. The Green Terror was one of 593 women's teams across all divisions (NCAA Division I, Division II, Division III, NAIA).
It marks the first time McDaniel was among the honorees, posting a collective grade-point average of 3.24. McDaniel was one of just five Centennial Conference (CC) teams to make the list, joining Bryn Mawr, Haverford, Johns Hopkins and Swarthmore. The Green Terror finished the season 13-6-1 overall (6-4 CC) and earned a berth into the CC and ECAC South tournaments.