—After playing primarily on special teams during his first two seasons, junior running back Percy Agyei-Obese (Oakdale) is now flourishing as the lead running back for James Madison, which is ranked No. 2 in the FCS coaches poll. Agyei-Obese has rushed for 901 yards on 176 carries for the Dukes (11-1), who haven’t lost since falling to FBS school West Virginia in its season opener.

—Freshman linebacker Stefan Anderson (MSD) is the second-leading tackler at Gallaudet (2-8), having collected 56 total tackles, including five tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and one fumble recovery. Meanwhile, senior defensive lineman Everett Polzin (Walkersville) finished with 26 total tackles, including 3.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and three fumble recoveries. Freshman defensive back Jason Werner (MSD) contributed seven total tackles.

—Junior running back Nicolas Bishop (Thomas Johnson) was the leading rusher at Alderson Broaddus, carrying the ball 115 times for 547 yards and eight touchdowns. Another former Patriot, junior defensive back Jason Swann, ranked fifth on the Battlers (1-9) in total tackles (41) while also totaling three tackles for loss, an interception, eight pass breakups, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble. Also, freshman defensive lineman Aaron White (St. John’s Catholic Prep) played in every game for Alderson Broaddus, registering four total tackles, and sophomore wideout Melique Jeffrey (Thomas Johnson) caught two passes for 22 yards.

—Junior wide receiver Rodney Dorsey (Tuscarora), who played two seasons at Towson, ranks third in receptions (42) and fifth in receiving yards (346) at Shepherd (9-2). Meanwhile, sophomore wideout Josh Polce (Walkersville) has caught four passes for 40 yards for Shepherd (10-2), which played Slippery Rock in the second round of the Division II national playoffs Saturday.

—Senior running back James Early (Middletown) has rushed for a team-high 425 yards and four touchdowns for the United States Merchant Marine Academy (5-3). Another former Knight, junior linebacker Garrett Johnson, has amassed 17 total tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss and a pass defensed.

—Freshman wide receiver Joey Felton (Linganore) caught two passes for 43 yards and rushed once for 16 yards in addition to averaging 22.7 yards on kickoff returns for Yale (9-1).

—Freshman running back Aris Hilliard (Tuscarora) rushed 29 times for 159 yards and two touchdowns while also catching three passes for 91 yards for Davidson (8-4). Hilliard is also the Wildcats’ primary kick returner, averaging 20.6 yards per return.

—Freshman lineman Shawn Gibbons (Oakdale) has started every game at right tackle for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (6-4), which averages 339 yards of offense per game.

—Junior running back Chad Gleason (Walkersville), the third-leading rusher for undefeated Salisbury, leads a slew of former Frederick County athletes playing key roles for the Sea Gulls. Gleason has rushed for 365 yards and three touchdowns on 36 carries — an average of 10.1 yards per rush — in addition to catching five passes for 171 yards and a touchdown.

Meanwhile, sophomore wide receiver Lenard Prue (Thomas Johnson) has caught six passes for 157 yards and two touchdowns while sophomore wideout Hunter Cleaver (Walkersville) has five receptions for 124 yards and two touchdowns, and a 20-yard touchdown run.

Defensively, junior defensive lineman Austin Farinholt (Walkersville) has 23 total tackles, including 4.5 tackles for loss and two sacks.

—Sophomore defensive lineman Luke Freeman (Linganore) has recorded 14 total tackles for Frostburg State (8-3), including 3.5 tackles for loss and two sacks. Sophomore defensive back Xavier Campbell (Urbana) has registered 13 total tackles and an interception he returned 51 yards for a touchdown, sophomore defensive back Zach Willett (Linganore) amassed nine total tackles, and junior offensive lineman Kevin Lynott Jr. (Middletown) played in six games.

—Senior linebacker Gary Ramey Jr. (Linganore) is the second-leading tackler for Bridgewater College (9-0) with 82 total tackles, including 11.5 for loss and five sacks. Another senior linebacker, Braden Thomson, (Catoctin) has collected 33 total tackles, with 2.5 for loss and a half-sack for the Eagles (10-1), who earned a berth in the Division III playoffs before suffering a 30-22 loss to Delaware Valley in the first round.

—Sophomore quarterback Kadin Roberts (Brunswick) played in 10 games for Waynesburg (2-8), completing 13-27 passes for 124 yards and a touchdown.

—Freshman safety Joseph Shell (Tuscarora) collected 25 total tackles, an interception and two pass breakups for Brown (2-8).


—Senior forward Abel Ameyaw (Frederick) made 10 starts for Davis & Elkins (8-9), recording three assists. He finished his collegiate career with eight goals and 13 assists.

—Senior defender Colin Anderson (Urbana) started 13 games for George Washington (5-11-1), logging more than 1,000 minutes for the third straight season. He scored the first goal of his collegiate career in a 3-0 win over Liberty, putting in a rebound after teammate Max Holdsworth hit the crossbar with a shot. Anderson, who logged four career assists, also scored in the Colonials’ final match, a 2-1 loss at Dayton.

—Sophomore defender Kyle Bankey (Tuscarora) was the fourth-leading scorer for Hagerstown Community College (6-10-2), tallying three goals and two assists. Meanwhile, freshman Habraam Gonzalez (TJ) started in each of the 17 games he played.

—Freshman midfielder Gabe Brusco (Thomas Johnson) and freshman defender Noe Melgar (Oakdale) played in 16 and 14 games, respectively, for McDaniel (11-6-1), with each player recording one assist.

—Senior defender Alex Eiben (Brunswick) earned second-team All-Capital Athletic Conference honors for Salisbury (9-9-1), anchoring a defense that collected four shutouts and posting a 1.12 goals-against average. Meanwhile, junior forward Josh Woozley (Middletown) was the Sea Gulls’ third-leading scorer, bagging a team-high five goals and tacking on an assist. Also, junior defender Luke Ahalt (Middletown) made 13 starts and scored two goals.

—Senior midfielder Brian Flatter (Oakdale) was the fourth-leading scorer for Lock Haven (10-8), amassing three goals and three assists. With his team locked in a 3-3 tie at Shepherd, Flatter scored the eventual game-winning goal in the 75th minute. He finished his career with 14 goals and 12 assists.

—Senior defender Joe Gula (Oakdale) played in 13 games, starting nine, for Plattsburgh State (11-8). He scored his lone goal of the season with 9 seconds remaining in the second overtime period of an early-October match at Geneseo, settling a corner kick from teammate Luke Rapaport and delivering a right-footed strike from about 12 yards out to give the Cardinals a 2-1 victory. Gula finished his career with three goals and three assists.

—Freshman forward Ryan Sevilla (Urbana) made 15 starts, scoring one goal for Shepherd (2-15-1).

—Sophomore midfielder Owen Smith (Middletown) has notched four assists over 17 games for St. Mary’s College of Maryland (12-6-2), which advanced to the CAC semifinals before suffering a 3-1 loss to Mary Washington. Senior defender Zackary Yurich (Linganore) and freshman forward Jack Eskay (Urbana) each recorded one assist for the Seahawks while freshman defender Matt Barlow (Middletown) started in every game.

—Sophomore forward Spencer Shortt (Walkersville) was the fourth-leading scorer for Millersville (13-6-2), having registered three goals and five assists for a team that won its second straight Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference title. In a 2-1 double overtime victory at West Chester, Shortt connected on a header for the game-winning goal in the 106th minute. Meanwhile, freshman midfielder Bryce Martin (Middletown) played in 16 games.

—Senior forward Clay Smith (Middletown) was named MAC Commonwealth Conference Player of the Year after compiling 12 goals and two assists for Hood College (10-8-2). He recorded a hat trick in an early-September home game against Marymount, marking the first of four times he scored at least twice in a match. Smith’s 40 career goals and 90 career points rank second in Hood history, behind Brunswick grad Drew Demich (49, 109). He also has 10 career assists.

In his freshman season, forward Cristian Urbina (Frederick) was the Blazers’ third-leading scorer, posting five goals and three assists. Junior midfielder Kyle McQuillen (Urbana) collected two goals and two assists, and senior midfielder Brandon Feuerherd (Brunswick) had a goal and an assist.

—Freshman defender Jack Topper (Thomas Johnson) notched two assists for 13 games, including eight starts, for Goucher College (4-12-2).

—Freshman midfielder Fabian Valenzuela-Ruz (Urbana) notched an assist over 11 games, including two starts, for Frostburg State (6-11-1). Junior midfielder Chase Stottlemyer (Middletown) played in eight matches.

—Junior defender Jacob Wilkinson (Tuscarora) made 11 starts for Radford (5-11-2).


—Sophomore forward/defender Abbey Burdette played in 14 games, starting 11, for Tennessee (9-6-3).

—Freshman midfielder Megan Connor (Oakdale) and junior defender Kathrynn Moormann (Oakdale) played in 12 and six games, respectively, for UMBC (2-13-2)

—Sophomore goalkeeper Maddie Cunningham (Linganore) has started 17 games for Gettysburg College (13-5-1), which earned a berth in the NCAA Division III tournament before falling to Williams, 2-0, in the first round. Cunningham is 11-5-1 with a 0.94 goals-against average and five shutouts.

— Freshman midfielder Isabelle Eskay (Urbana) played in 18 games for George Washington (14-3-4), collecting two goals and one assist.

— Freshman defender Kaitlyn Steigner (Urbana) started every game for St. Mary’s College of Maryland (3-15-1), and she led the Seahawks (3-15-1) in goals. In her team’s season opener, Steigner scored the eventual game-winning goal in the 76th minute of a 2-1 victory over McDaniel. Sophomore midfielder Ashley Yurich (Linganore) also played in every game, recording one assist.

—Senior forward Montanna Hill (Linganore) was the second-leading scorer at the University of South Carolina-Upstate (2-11-3), finishing with three goals and three assists.

—Freshman Sara Hohn (Thomas Johnson) tallied a team-high four goals and one assist for a Shepherd team that scored just eight goals all season. Junior midfielder Emma Bernardoni (Walkersville) had two goals and one assist. Meanwhile, sophomore midfielder Madison Michael (Middletown) played in 17 games, and sophomore midfielder Katelyn Hart, a home-schooled student from Monrovia, saw action in 16 games, including 11 starts, for the Rams (1-15-2).

—Senior midfielder Hannah Hoefs (Linganore) was named Patriot League Midfielder of the Year after leading Loyola-Maryland (7-7-5) in scoring with nine goals and three assists. Hoefs, who had three game-winning goals, became the second Greyhound to receive a major Patriot League honor over the team’s seven-year run in the league.

—Junior midfielder Maddie Hommey (Walkersville) and freshman forward Kiersten Yuhas (Oakdale) each scored one goal for Longwood (6-9-2). Meanwhile, junior midfielder Carrie Reaver (Catoctin) made 14 starts for the Lancers.

—Senior midfielder Madison Karch (Oakdale) started every game for Greensboro College (13-4-2), tallying a goal and three assists. She finished her collegiate career with 13 goals and 14 assists.

—Junior forward Meredith Lapen (Linganore) played in 13 games for Jefferson College (15-6).

—Junior forward Emily Lehman (Tuscarora) scored one goal over nine games for Frostburg State (6-11-1),

—Junior forward Amirah Louketis (St. John’s) was the second-leading scorer for LaSalle (11-8-1), tallying five goals and two assists. She came through with three game-winning goals, scoring one of them in the 101st minute of 3-2 double-overtime win over Duquesne during which the Explorers rallied from a two-goal deficit.

—Junior defender Susie Midla (Urbana) played in 10 games for Swarthmore (13-6).

—Senior forward Erin Scarborough (Middletown) became the first Hood women’s soccer player to make the All-MAC Commonwealth Conference in 13 years, helping the Blazers (11-9-2) post a single-season school record for victories. Scarborough led the team in scoring with 29 points as her 12 goals ranked second in the conference.

Meanwhile, senior defender Hannah Smith (Brunswick) recorded an assist while junior defender Kenzie Farran (Middletown) and junior midfielder Grace Weaver (Linganore) each played in nine games.

—Sophomore midfielder Caitlin Shepherd (Urbana) played in 11 games for High Point University (10-7-2).

—Junior goalkeeper Delaney Shifflett (Frederick) started 11 games for Shippensburg (8-10), going 4-6 with 1.80 goals-against average. She was named Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Eastern Division Player of the Week for the week ending Sept. 7 after posting back-to-back shutouts against Pitt-Johnstown and Frostburg State.

—Senior forward/midfielder Allie Titus (Thomas Johnson) tallied two goals and one assist, and sophomore midfielder Jessie Titus (Thomas Johnson) chipped in one goal and one assist for McDaniel (17-6).

—Sophomore midfielder Maddie Tchou (Urbana) started every game for Mount St. Mary’s (3-13-1), finishing with one goal.

—Freshman defender Megan Wilson (Thomas Johnson) played in 18 games, starting 12, for Presbyterian (5-13).


— Junior forward/midfielder Sam Coffey (Urbana) started every game for Frostburg State (3-17), compiling a goal and two assists. Meanwhile, sophomore forward/midfielder Rylee Johnson (Tuscarora) played in 17 games, while freshman forward/midfielder Morgan Matthews (Linganore) saw action in 14 games.

—Freshman forward Julia Cencetti (Linganore) scored two of Hood’s four goals this season, while sophomore defender Marietta Cordero (Brunswick) and sophomore forward Andrea Kundrick (Middletown) started every game for the Blazers (1-18). Freshman midfielder Baylor Baxley (Walkersville) made 18 starts.

— Junior midfielder/defender Michaela Nelson (Urbana) played in every game for Goucher (7-10), finishing with a goal and two assists.

— Senior midfielder Kristen Perret (Tuscarora) played in every game, making 12 starts, for Belmont Abbey (7-12).

—Junior goalkeeper Emma Provost (Middletown) played in seven games for LaSalle (7-11), posting a 3-2 record, a 2.12 goals-against average and a .611 save percentage while recording one shutout.

— Sophomore forward/midfielder Tess Queen (Middletown) started every game for Syracuse (12-7), finishing with a goal and two assists for a team that earned a berth in the NCAA tournament. The Orange suffered a 5-1 loss to Princeton in the first round.

— Redshirt sophomore forward Marina Rupinski (Linganore) collected three goals over 17 games for James Madison (8-11), registering two of the goals in a season-opening 3-2 win over Bucknell.

—Sophomore midfielder Anna Smarrelli (Linganore) made 15 starts for an Appalachian State team that recorded its highest win total since 2003, scoring three goals. Meanwhile, junior midfielder/defender Ali Williams (Middletown) scored two goals over 19 games for the Mountaineers (11-9).


—Redshirt junior Brent Leber (Middletown) became the first runner in Lipscomb history to run in the NCAA Division I cross-country national championships. Leber placed 161st out of 252 runners in the 10-kilometer race, finishing in 32 minutes, 28.2 seconds. Earlier in the season, Leber won the Atlantic Sun Conference individual title, finishing the 8K race in 24:17.54 for a Bison team that claimed the conference crown.

—Cedarville freshman Mary Miller (Urbana) placed 94th out of 223 competitors at the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional, running the 6K race in 23:06.1.


Junior outside hitter Karita Lewis (MSD) earned first-team All-North Eastern Athletic Conference honors for Gallaudet (11-24). Lewis ranked second in the NEAC in service aces (58) and fifth in kills per set (3.37). Meanwhile, freshman middle hitter Cassidy Perry (MSD) averaged 1.62 kills per set for the Bison.

—Junior outside hitter Erika Pritchard (Middletown) averages a team-high 3.26 kills per set for Maryland (13-16).

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