Sports Wrap

November 10, 2008

McDaniel athletes receive Centennial Conference recognition, while fall sports wind down and wrestling begins.

Lindsay Wilson (Catonsville, Md./Seton Keogh) finished in ninth place overall in cross country to earn second-team All-Centennial Conference (CC) honors.

Two members of the McDaniel field hockey team have been named to the 2008 All-Centennial Conference (CC) team. Senior Brooke Dixon (Clayton, Del./Smyrna) was named to the first team while senior Kristin Mele (Ellicott City, Md./River Hill) earned an honorable mention nod. Dixon, a midfielder, earned her third all-conference after being named second team in 2006 and 2007. She ranked third on the team in goals (5), assists (2) and points (12). She also had a defensive save. Dixon finished her career fourth all-time in assists (16) and 18th all-time in goals scored (15). Mele, a forward, garnered her first All-CC nod after pacing the team with 12 goals and 24 points. The 12 goals was tied for ninth in the conference while the point total was 15th.

Jay Leonard (Westminster, Md./Westminster), a senior on the McDaniel football team, was named the Centennial Conference (CC) Co-Special Teams Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 8. Leonard accounted for all nine of the points scored by the Green Terror (2-7, 1-6 CC) in the 38-9 loss Nov. 8 to Gettysburg. The kicker went 3-for-3 in field goals, converting attempts from 29, 19 and 32 yards in each of the first three quarters, respectively. For the season, he is 6-for-9 in field goal attempts with a season long of 40 yards.

Brittany Baer (Westminster, Md./Westminster), a junior on the McDaniel College women’s soccer team, was named to the 2008 All-Centennial Conference (CC) second team,. Baer, a forward, led the team with seven goals and five assists for a team-best 19 points. She started 14 of her 15 appearances, missing two games in the middle of the season with illness. Her 1.27 points per game ranked fourth in the CC while the 0.47 goals per game was sixth. McDaniel finished the season with a record of 5-12 (2-8 CC).

Cross country:

McDaniel scored a sixth-place showing Nov. 1 at the 2008 CC women’s cross country championships hosted by Gettysburg. The Green Terror posted its best team finish since 2002, tallying 177 points. Johns Hopkins snapped Dickinson’s eight-year dominance, winning its first-ever CC cross country championship with 49 points.

On the men’s side, McDaniel finished with 186 points to place sixth – its best showing since the inaugural CC meet in 1993. Dickinson ended Haverford’s stranglehold on the men’s title with 23 points, marking the first time a men’s team other than the Fords claimed the crown. Haverford was second with 44 points.

Field hockey:

Kristin Mele (Ellicott City, Md./River Hill) recorded two goals, including the game winner 1:54 into the first overtime to lead McDaniel to a 3-2 victory over Haverford Nov. 1 in Centennial Conference (CC) field hockey action. The Green Terror (8-10, 5-5 CC) finished in a three-way tie for fifth place in the conference standings.


A big third quarter carried Gettysburg to 38-9 victory over McDaniel during Homecoming Nov. 8.  Franklin and Marshall scored a 20-0 victory Nov. 1 over McDaniel.

Men’s soccer:

Gettysburg scored a 3-2 victory Nov. 1 over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) men’s soccer action. Joseph Potucek (Germantown, Md./St. Johns at Prospect Hall) scored both goals for the Green Terror (4-11-1, 1-7-1 CC), who scored more than one goal in a game for just the second time in 16 games this season. The Bullets (9-4-4, 5-2-2 CC) finished with advantages of 22-13 and 14-3 in shots and corner kicks, respectively, to earn the No. 2 seed in the upcoming CC tournament.

Dickinson took a 4-1 Centennial Conference (CC) men’s soccer victory over McDaniel Oct. 29.

Women’s soccer:

Haverford scored a 1-0 victory over McDaniel Nov. 1 in Centennial Conference (CC) women’s soccer action.


Swarthmore scored a 112-84 women’s swimming victory over McDaniel Nov. 8 in the Centennial Conference (CC) opener for both teams. On the men’s side, Swarthmore (1-1, 1-0 CC) took a 101-83 victory over McDaniel (0-1, 0-1 CC), despite the Green Terror’s six victories in 10 competed events. Stephen Gomez (Charlottesville, Va./Albermarle) was a triple winner for McDaniel while James Eu (Reston, Va./Hargrave Military Academy) earned two victories.


Haverford tallied a 3-0 win over McDaniel in Centennial Conference (CC) volleyball action Nov. 1. With the loss, the Green Terror (12-16, 5-5 CC) were eliminated from the playoff chase on the season’s final day while the Fords (22-6, 9-1 CC), by virtue of Gettysburg’s 3-1 win over Muhlenberg, earned the No. 2 seed in the upcoming tournament.

Jenna Filipone (Wayne, Pa./Radnor) recorded a match-high 15 kills to lead McDaniel to a 3-0 win over Johns Hopkins Oct. 29 in Centennial Conference (CC) volleyball action.


Brock Glotfelty (Grantsville, Md./Northern Garrett) went 4-0 with a pair of pins Nov. 8 to win at heavyweight and key McDaniel’s third-place finish at the Messiah Invitational in wrestling action. The Green Terror posted 62.5 points to finish 11.5 points behind team champion Messiah. Elizabethtown was second with 80 points.

York (Pa.) scored a 31-18 non-conference wrestling victory over McDaniel Nov. 5 in the season opener for both teams.