Spring Sports Highlights

May 17, 2011

Sixteen McDaniel student-athletes were honored with College awards in a pair of ceremonies over the past month.

Jennie Weiner, a senior on the women's golf team, won the Centennial Conference individual title and lead McDaniel to a second-place finish. Weiner earned her third All-CC honor, taking home Player of the Year.

Greg Bowman, junior, and Paul Kovalcheck, senior, of the men's golf team, were named to the Division III PING All-Region team. The Green Terror finished first at the 2011 Centennial Conference, the team’s sixth title, and went on to NCAA Division III championships in Greensboro, N.C., where the team came in 19th. Bowman, playing as an individual over the final 36 holes of the NCAA tournament, finished his four rounds in four days with a total of 301, recording the lowest individual 72-hole score of any Green Terror golfer and any Centennial Conference golfer at the NCAA championship.

Men’s outdoor track and field finished in eighth place at the April 30 Centennial Conference Championships. Jake Nichols, junior, won the decathlon, earning McDaniel’s first gold medal since 2006. He also won the 110 hurdles, placed second in the 100 and pole vault, and third in three more events. Freshman Fonati Quinn earned a pair of silvers for the triple jump and long jump, and a bronze in the 4x100-meter relay.

Women’s outdoor track and field finished in 10th place at the Centennial Conference Championships. Kelsey Dickman, sophomore, earned a bronze medal in shot put.

DJ Rickels, junior, and Matt Mummert, sophomore, of the men’s lacrosse team were named to the second team and honorable mention, respectively, of the All-Centennial Conference team.

Erin McDonnell, senior, and Paige Messersmith, sophomore, of the Women’s lacrosse team were named to the first team and second team, respectively, of the All-Centennial Conference team.

Patrick Christopher, a sophomore on the baseball team, was named All-Centennial Conference honorable mention.

Sara Erlichman, a freshman on the softball team, was named to the All-Centennial Conference second team.