College athletes excelling on and off the field
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.
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).