Hannah Oneda's sophomore season with the Johns Hopkins University women's cross country team is unfolding in much similar fashion to her fantastic freshman campaign.
The Winters Mill graduate was named the inaugural USTFCCCA Division III Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Week on Sept. 3 after winning the Salisbury Sea Gull Opener.
This is the first year the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association has awarded a National Athlete of the Week for men and women's cross country, and Oneda was the first.
Oneda won the 6,000-meter race at Salisbury with a time of 21 minutes, 54 seconds, pacing the Blue Jays as they won the team title in their first race of the year.
After an offseason in which Oneda ran the 5,000-meter course at the Pan Am Junior Championships on Aug. 24, she needed a strong push at the end to win the race. She overtook leader Megan Borz of Rowan down the stretch, winning the event by eight seconds.
Oneda followed that up by leading Hopkins to a second-place finish at the 2013 Spiked Horseshoe Invitational in State College, Penn., on Friday. Oneda placed sixth overall, completing the 5.2-mile course in 21:47.
SHOREMEN UNITE: Five locals have helped the Washington College men's soccer team put together its best start in 35 years.
The Shoremen have opened the fall 5-1 for their best record to begin a campaign since starting 6-0-1 in 1978. The team has won four games in a row for its first such streak since 2003.
Freshman forward Brian Wilkinson (Sykesville/Mount St. Joseph) leads the team with 13 points on six goals and one assist. He has recorded two hat tricks in the last four games.
Sophomore goalkeeper David Myers (Winters Mill) is starting in net for the Shoremen, earning the first playing time of his career. He has posted a 0.72 goals-against average and .778 save percentage with 14 stops in starting all six contests so far this season.
Junior midfielder Matt Wilfong (North Carroll) has one goal and one assist through six games. Junior midfielder Zach Stocksdale (North Carroll) has appeared in five games, starting twice, while junior midfielder Brandon Wilfong (North Carroll) has played in four contests, starting once.
That group has helped Washington already match its wins total from last season (5-10) as the Shoremen aim for their first winning record since 2003. They haven't had a .500 season since 2006.
FLYING FRESHMAN: Freshman midfielder Sammy Bost (Liberty) has begun her college soccer career with instant production.
Bost, a three-time all-countian, has started all seven games for the Lebanon Valley College women's team and is tied for the team lead with four points so far. She has scored one goal while adding two assists.
That has helped the Flying Dutchmen open the season 3-2-2.
Bost is joined on the squad by freshman midfielders Maddie Wilhide (Francis Scott Key) and Mackenzie Murray (Westminster).
SCHOLAR-ATHLETE: Junior Justin Lansinger (Liberty) of the UMBC men's tennis team received an Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar-Athlete Award for carrying a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher for the 2012-13 academic year.
Lansinger joined the Retrievers as a sophomore last season and was a member of the 2013 America East Conference runners-up.
In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status, a player must be a varsity letter winner, have a GPA of at least 3.50 and have been enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters.