Postseason honors for Shore athletes

Washington College’s baseball team sported a composite grade point average of at least 3.0 in 2019 to qualify for the Team Academic Excellence Award from the American Baseball Coaches Association. In two years as head coach Cory Beddick, far left, is 52-28.

CHESTERTOWN — Washington juniors Erika Reynolds and Olivia Robb have been named College Rowing Coaches Association All-Americans. Reynolds of Finksburg (Notre Dame Prep) was named to the elite first team, while Robb, a coxswain from Kennett Square, Pa., was named to the second team.

This is only the fourth time in program history that Washington has had two or more All-Americans in one year, and the first time in 16 years.

Robb, who was a first-team honoree in 2018, joins coxswain Anna Germain ‘03, Sara Beegle ‘04, Amy Uebel ‘06 and Mickey Fili ‘15 as multi-year All-Americans.

Washington has had seven first-team All-Americans, including Fili, who three-peated from 2013 to 2015.

Reynolds, who set the pace in the stroke seat, and Robb earned All-Mid-Atlantic Rowing Conference varsity team recognition this spring as the Shore ladies won their seventh consecutive conference title.

They were members of Washington’s first varsity eight, which came from behind to win the petite final at the NCAA Division III Championships.

This was the seventh year in a row that Washington pinned down a full-team berth at nationals.

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Five members of the women’s lacrosse team have qualified for the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association Zag Sports Division III Academic Honor Roll, and the team was named an IWLCA Zag Sports Academic Honor Squad.

Academic Honor Roll student-athletes must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or greater. Freshmen are not eligible.

To qualify as an Academic Honor Squad, a team must have a composite GPA of at least 3.0 for the academic year.

Washington’s honorees are senior Caitlin Donovan (Baltimore, Friends School) and juniors Lauren Brenner (Glen Mills, Pa.), Kayla Catts (Mullica Hill, N.J.), Melissa Donato (West Chester, Pa.) and Aubrey Robinson (Kennett Square, Pa.). They each started at least 11 games for 12-6 Washington and appeared in 17 games.

Donovan, a midfielder, graduated magna cum laude with a degree in sociology. She appeared in all 18 games, with 15 starts.

Catts and Robinson are majoring in economics, Donato in business management and Brenner in biology.

In voting by the Centennial Conference coaches, Brenner, an attacker, and Robinson, a midfielder, were placed on the all-conference second team. Robinson additionally distinguished herself as an IWLCA All-Metro Region second-team performer.

Brenner put up career-highs in goals (50), assists (18) and points (68), and became the eighth player in program history to score 50 or more goals in a season. She led Washington in goals, was second in points and third in assists. She played in all 18 games, with 17 starts.

Robinson scored a career high of 36 goals. She led the team with 10 goals scored on 20 free-position shots. She also appeared in all 18 games, with 11 starts.

The college’s baseball team received a Team Academic Excellence Award for the 2018-19 academic year after meeting criteria established by the American Baseball Coaches Association. The Shoremen had a composite grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. They finished 28-12, tying the program record for most wins in a season.

Centennial Conference rivals Franklin and Marshall, Haverford, Johns Hopkins and Swarthmore also received an ABCA Team Academic Excellence Award.

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Sophomores Ella Samer (Boise, Idaho) and Koby Bonta (Towson, Loch Raven) and senior Mariah Thomas (Forest Hill, Bel Air) had a grade point average of 3.5 or better for the 2018-19 academic year to meet the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s criteria for All-Academic Scholar Athlete.

Samer, who was the team MVP for Washington’s women, is majoring in chemistry and psychology. She also earned a spot on the Centennial Conference’s Academic Honor Roll.

Samer went 9-6 at No. 2 singles in dual matches, which included a 6-4 record in conference play — both team bests.

Also for Washington’s women, Thomas qualified for the conference’s Academic Honor Roll for the third year in a row.

Bonta also qualified for the Academic Honor Roll as a math and computer science double major.

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