By Chrissy Segrest
Elm Staff Writer
Of all the amazing student athletes Washington College has, some of them stand out among others. This fall season, eight athletes were honored by the Centennial Conference for their efforts in the season.
For field hockey, juniors Grace Steele, Kailyn Brandt and senior Kylie Weiss were named to the CC teams. Steele, a first-time honors gatherer, found herself on the second team. She finished top on the team in assists, and garnered 10 points in the season. She was also tied for third in assists in the conference.
Brandt, who is only the 12th Shorewoman to earn all Centennial Conference for at least three years running, was named to the honorable mention section. She scored a team best with five goals, and accumulated 12 points on the season. She ranks eighth in program history for goals.
Weiss, a first timer to honors, found herself on the All-Sportmanship team.
As for the men’s soccer team, junior Junior James Strine and senior Sean Garin found themselves nominated.
Strine, a first timer, found himself on the second team. He leads the team in goals with eight, assists with 12, and points with 28. He started all 17 contests in the season. He also leads the conference in assists, and is third in points.
Garin was nominated to the All-Sportsmanship team. Garin has been a four year starter for the Shoremen and has found himself on the Centennial Conference Academic role three years straight, (2017, 2018, 2019). He was also named the team’s 2018 MVP, 2019 Athey Cup All-Tournament Team as well as Goose Nation TV Shoremen Player of the Game.
For the women’s soccer team, freshman Rachel Chatfield and senior Maia Duval were also able to garner conference recognition.
Chatfield, who was sent to the honorable mention team, helped the program have a record eight shutouts on the season. She scored two goals to gather four points. For the All-Sportsmanship team representative, Duval filled the spot. Duval served as her team’s captain in the 2019 season and recorded eight shots in 16 games played in during season. She also tied the school record for single-game assists at three.
Lastly, Cassie Kowalski of the Shorewoman Volleyball team found herself gathering an All-Sportsmanship team award. In only nine matches this season, she tallied 43 kills, 40 digs, and averaged 1.6 points a set. She finished her career with over 600 kills, 600 digs, and over 100 service aces in 88 all time matches.
From top left: Kailyn Brandt—Field Hockey, Grace Steele—Field Hockey, Kylie Weiss—Field Hockey, James Strine—Men’s Soccer, Sean Garin—Men’s Soccer, Rachel Chatfield—Women’s Soccer, Maia Duval—Women’s Soccer, and Cassie Kowalski—Volleyball