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Week 10 News and Notes: Winter season gets rolling for McDaniel

(c) 2021 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
(c) 2021 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

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This Week's Schedule

Friday, Nov. 5
Women's Soccer vs. Swarthmore (CC Semifinal), 2:30
Women's Basketball at Goucher, 7:00

Saturday, Nov. 6
Wrestling at Messiah Invitational, 10:00
Football at Gettysburg, 12:00
Swimming at St. Mary's (Md.) w/Stevenson, 1:00

Sunday, Nov. 7
Women's Soccer at CC Championship, 3:00

Monday, Nov. 8
Women's Basketball at Elizabethtown, 7:00


LAST TIME OUT: McDaniel scored twice in each half to close out the regular season with a 4-0 win over Ursinus on Saturday.

• McDaniel found itself ranked third in the second NCAA Region V regional rankings last Wednesday behind Scranton and Johns Hopkins. The next regional rankings will come out on Wednesday afternoon and then there will be a final version of rankings next Sunday that is used for the at-large selections to the NCAA tournament. The Green Terror also moved back up to seventh in the United Soccer Coaches poll.

• McDaniel is making its sixth straight Centennial Conference tournament appearance and seventh overall. The Green Terror is the No. 2 seed in this week's tournament in search of its first championship. In a twist to the normal format of both semifinals and final at the site of the top seed, the No. 2 seeds were awarded hosting rights for the semifinals in women's soccer, men's soccer, and field hockey this fall due to venue limitations at Johns Hopkins. McDaniel hosts Swarthmore in the semifinals on Friday afternoon and would advance to Baltimore for the title tilt on Sunday with a victory. The Green Terror has won 12 of its last 13 home postseason games (Centennial, ECAC, NCAA) with the only loss coming to Johns Hopkins in the 2016 CC championship game.

• Hannah Schepers scored twice in Saturday's 4-0 Senior Day victory over Ursinus. With the two goals, Schepers reached 40 goals for her career and moved into a tie for second place in program history for career goals, accomplishing the feat in 57 career games. She has scored 12 or more goals in each of her three collegiate seasons.


LAST TIME OUT: McDaniel closed out the 2019-20 season with a 50-45 loss to Swarthmore on Feb. 22, 2020.

• When McDaniel takes to the court at Goucher on Friday, it will be 622 days since its last competitive game. The Green Terror opens the 2021-22 season with two road games in the first four days of the season before playing four straight at home between Nov. 12 and 20. McDaniel then does not play another home game until Jan. 5.

• The Green Terror has three of its top five scorers back from two years ago. Mallory Conroy was one point off the team lead as a rookie in 2019-20, averaging 10.2 ppg. She also averaged a team-best 6.1 rebounds per game. Natalie Mehl (7.2 ppg) and Ellie Connelly (4.5) also return to anchor the offense in 2021-22. Josey Klingenberg returns to run the offense after dishing out a team-best 63 assists as a freshman two years ago. She also led the team with 57 steals.


LAST TIME OUT: McDaniel finished 11th out of 20 teams at the Southeast Regional on Feb. 28-29, 2020.

• When the Green Terror opens the season with its traditional opener at the Messiah Invitational on Saturday, it will be 617 days since the squad last took to the mat. The last time McDaniel was on the mat was the NCAA Div. III Southeast regional, which was also hosted at Messiah.

• Tony Wuest and Alex LaVeck return to lead the squad after successful rookie campaigns with McDaniel. Wuest posted a 26-4 overall records with 25 of those wins coming at 197. He led the team in 2019-20 with 17 pins. LaVeck went 24-15 at 157 two years ago with 12 falls. Wuest finished sixth at the regional tournament while LaVeck was eighth. They were two of four placewinners at the regional tournament for the Green Terror.


LAST TIME OUT: McDaniel fell in both the men's and women's dual meet at Dickinson on Saturday.

• Thomas Fagiolo led the Green Terror in the first regular dual meet of the season on Saturday. He won the 100 backstroke in a time of 56.09 seconds. Individually, he was also fourth in the 200 IM, swimming just slightly faster than his time a week early and within 0.21 seconds of his personal best in the end. He also led off the 200 medley relay, which was third.

• Ella Tomkins recorded the lone win of the day for the women at Dickinson. She touched first in the 100 butterfly with a time of 1:02.93. She was also third in the 200 free, swimming the event for the first time in her collegiate career.