Col­lege ath­letes ex­celling on and off the field

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CHESTERTOWN — While the on-the-field ac­tion for fall sports has ended, Washington Col­lege ath­letes con­tinue to re­ceive ac­co­lades.

Se­nior goal­keeper Josh Sa­muels re­peats as an Aca­demic All-Cen­ten­nial Con­fer­ence per­former. That means he has re­ceived All-Cen­ten­nial recog­ni­tion in all-star vot­ing by the con­fer­ence’s head coaches and qual­i­fied for the Aca­demic Honor Roll in the same sea­son.

Sa­muels was an hon­or­able men­tion in all-star vot­ing.

Eight members of the Shore­men soc­cer team have main­tained a cu­mu­la­tive grade point av­er­age of 3.4 (on a 4.0 scale) to meet cri­te­ria of the Aca­demic Honor Roll, which is for sopho- mores, ju­niors and se­niors.

Se­niors David McSwain (Durham, N.C.), Pat O’Neal (Birm­ing­ham, Ala.) and Sa­muels (Allentown, N.J.) qual­ify for the Aca­demic Honor Roll for the third year in a row.

Ju­nior Sean Garin (Fair­fax, Va.) re­peats.

Se­nior Matt Ran­nie (Abing­don, Bel Air High School) and sopho­mores Greg Adams (Pasadena, Ch­e­sa­peake), Gavin Camp­bell (Wilm­ing­ton, Del., Sale­sianum) and Ai­dan Kelly (Bear, Del., Sale­sianum) qual­ify for the first time.

Four of the Shore­men’s scholar ath­letes are dou­ble ma­jors: Garin, bi­ol­ogy and chem­istry; Kelly, busi­ness man­age­ment and econom- ics; O’Neal, his­tory and psy­chol­ogy; and Sa­muels, psy­chol­ogy and bi­ol­ogy.

McSwain is an eco­nomics ma­jor, Ran­nie is a busi­ness man­age­ment ma­jor, and Adams and Camp­bell have not de­clared a ma­jor.

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Se­nior mid­fielder Ari­anna Sa­batino has made pro­gram his­tory, again, as the first Washington women’s soc­cer player to earn all-re­gion honors. She landed on the Mid-At­lantic Re­gion third team of the United Soc­cer Coaches Di­vi­sion III All-Re­gion teams, which were an­nounced Nov. 26.

Sa­batino (Dix Hills, N.Y.) is one of the most highly dec­o­rated soc­cer play­ers in the Cen- ten­nial Con­fer­ence this fall.

She is the con­fer­ence’s Scholar Ath­lete of the Year, boast­ing a 3.94 cu­mu­la­tive grade av­er­age as a bi­ol­ogy ma­jor.

In all-star vot­ing by the Cen­ten­nial’s head coaches, she landed on the sec­ond team for a sec­ond year in a row. She also qual­i­fied for the Aca­demic Honor Roll.

Washington (8-6-1) fin­ished above .500 for the first time in the 21-year his­tory of the pro­gram.

In a sea­son of firsts, Sa­batino (7-3-17) be­came the first Washington women’s soc­cer player to earn All-Cen­ten­nial recog­ni­tion three times. She led the Shore ladies in goals and was sec­ond in points.

She fin­ishes her Washington ca­reer tied for the pro- gram record in goals (20) and sec­ond in points (48).

*** Sopho­more for­ward Kai­lyn Brandt (White Hall, Here­ford High School) has been named to the Longstreth/Na­tional Field Hockey Coaches As­so­ci­a­tion All-South Re­gion sec­ond team for the sec­ond year in a row. She is the first player in pro­gram his­tory to earn all-re­gion recog­ni­tion in each of her first two seasons.

In all-star vot­ing by the Cen­ten­nial Con­fer­ence head coaches, Brandt earned a spot on the elite first team for the sec­ond year in a row. She led Washington in goals (nine), points (19) and shots (50).

ARI­ANNA SA­BATINO

JOSH SA­MUELS

KAI­LYN BRANDT

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