LANCASTER, PA - Fourteen Washington College student-athletes have been named to the Centennial Conference's Academic Honor Roll for fall sports. To be named to the Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must be a sophomore, junior or senior; a starter or key reserve on his or her team; and carry at least a 3.40 cumulative grade-point average. A key reserve is definied as a reserve who appeared in at least 50% of his or her team's contests.
Leading the way among the college's four Centennial Conference fall sports was the women's soccer team, with five student-athletes on the Academic Honor Roll. Junior Becca Nicely (Baltimore, MD/Institute of Notre Dame) was a repeat selection, while junior Katelyn Malchester (Millersville, MD/Old Mill), and sophomores Kelsey Newborn (Flemington, NJ/Hunterdon Central), Kira Pancotti (Briarcliff Manor, NY/Briarcliff), and Corinne Welker (Annapolis, MD, Annapolis) each landed on the list in their first year of eligibility. Nicely, Malchester, and Welker are all majoring in Biology. Pancotti is a Sociology major, while Newborn is a double major in Political Science and Spanish.
Of the seven Washington College volleyball players who played in enough matches to qualify and were at least in their sophomore years, four earned spots on the Academic Honor Roll. Senior Kelli Canada (Midlothian, VA/James River) landed on the list for the third straight year, while classmate Caitlin Ward (Wantagh, NY/Wantagh) earned the honor for the second time. Sophomores Lauren Feeny (Upper Darby, PA/Villa Maria) and Alyssa Forget (River Vale, NJ/Pascack Valley) each received the distinction for the first time. Canada is majoring in Environmental Studies, while Ward is a Psychology major. Both Feeny and Forget are majoring in Biology.
Four members of the field hockey team also earned spots on the Academic Honor Roll. Senior Kelsey Kemp (Stroudsburg, PA/Stroudsburg) landed on the list for the third consecutive year, while senior Kristin Bircsak (East Windsor, NJ/Hightstown) was a second-time honoree. Sophomores Emily Broomell (East Petersburg, PA/Lancaster Christian) and Brittany Palasik (Severna Park, MD/Archbishop Spalding) were first-time honorees. Kemp is majoring in Psychology, Bircsak is a double major in Biology and Chemistry, Broomell is majoring in Biology, and Palasik is majoring in Chemistry.
Sophomore Ian Hall (Coopersburg, PA/Southern Lehigh) represented the men's soccer team on the Academic Honor Roll. Hall is a Biology major.
Biology is the most popular major among Washington's 14 members of the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll as eight of those student-athletes are majoring or double-majoring in that field of study.