CHESTERTOWN — Senior right-side hitter/defensive specialist Cassie Kowalski is Washington College’s representative on the Centennial Conference All-Sportsmanship Team for volleyball. She was nominated by head coach Jamie Leventry.

Kowalski (Wilmington, Del.), who was the team MVP In 2018, was limited to nine matches this season due to injury. Her line included 43 kills, 40 digs and an average of 1.6 points per set.

She finished her career with 620 kills, 629 digs and 101 service aces while averaging 2.09 kills per set and 2.13 digs per set in 88 matches.

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Nine members of the college’s 2019 softball team have been named Easton/National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America Scholar-Athletes, meeting criteria that include having a grade point average of 3.5 or above. They are: Maddie Bennett (Ellicott City, Mount Hebron High School), Caroline Braungard (Lancaster, Pa.), Kerrigan Buck (Dalton, Pa.), Jenna Gordon (Fairfax, Va.), Amelia Mazza (Exton, Pa.), Grace Moery (Alexandria, Va.), Leah Stokes (Chandler, Ariz.), Alyssa Vieira (Mission Viejo, Calif.) and Brittany Walker (Jefferson, Brunswick).

Washington’s coach is Lacey Lister.

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The college’s women’s and men’s soccer teams have qualified for the United Soccer Coaches’ Team Academic Award for 2018-19, each side boasting a composite grade point average of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale. Washington is one of 259 schools across all NCAA divisions to have both of their teams qualify for the award.

The Shore ladies, who are coached by Tom Reilly, had a team grade point average of 3.52. The men, who are coached by Roy Dunshee, had a team GPA of 3.25.

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Trap and skeet head coach Doug Pfaff has announced the addition of JD Whitt as an assistant coach. Whitt had been a volunteer with the program.

In a Nov. 7 news release, Pfaff said: “JD has decided to bring his high focus and determination for greatness to the flock. JD’s main passion is trap and along with his dedication and strife for greatness as a shooter, he brings the patience and willingness to continue our sport and help present and future WCTS athletes to grow.”

Whitt, a 2014 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, was a four-year member of the Midshipmen’s trap and skeet team and was a member of the high power rifle team that competed at the national level.

He got his start at the age of 15 on his high school JROTC team in West Virginia that competed in the sported division.

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