A strong start to the season has earned the McDaniel women's soccer team some attention.
The Green Terror received four votes in the d3soccer.com weekly poll Wednesday, and could be on their way into the Top 25 if they continue to play well.
McDaniel began the year by winning its first four games, topping Greensboro and Hood at the Marymount Invitational and then beating Juniata and Susquehanna at home. They played to a scoreless tie after two overtimes with York last Tuesday.
The Green Terror are ranked ninth in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America rankings, one of four Centennial Conference teams in the top 10.
On Wednesday, McDaniel topped Marymount 4-0 to improve to 5-0-1.
Sophomore Nicole Hill leads the team in scoring with eight points, tallying two goals and four assists.
The Terror also have a host of local Carroll grads who have helped them play well early this season.
Senior Meghan Sturgill (Winters Mill) has three goals and an assist. Senior Julia Pope (North Carroll) has a goal and an assist.
Both Sturgill and Pope netted goals in Wednesday's win.
Jess Beall (Winters Mill), Erica Diffendal (Winters Mill), Mackenzie Farley (North Carroll), and Taylor Stillings (Liberty) are all also on McDaniel's roster this season.
2012 Liberty graduate Bobby Conlon is the starting fullback for the Lebanon Valley College Football team this season.
Conlon, a sophomore, has six carries for 25 yards through the Dutchmens' first two games. He has also helped Lebanon Valley rush for 151 yards as a team through its first two games.
The Dutchmen have started 0-2, falling 28-21 to Franklin & Marshall in Week 1 and losing 45-3 to Widener this past Saturday.
Strong senior start
Kevin Seymour, a 2011 South Carroll grad, has gotten off to a strong start to his senior season for the Lycoming College men's soccer team.
Seymour is third on the team in scoring with four points through six games. The former Cavalier has a pair of goals, scoring on Aug. 31 against Keystone and this past Sunday against Westminster (Pa.).
The Warriors have started the season 5-0-1.
The Frostburg State men's soccer team has five local Carroll grads on its roster this season, including four freshmen, who have contributed early this season.
South Carroll grad Austin Campbell scored a goal in the Bobcats' 5-0 win over Washington & Jefferson last week. Fellow SC grad Brett Basham has started all seven games for Frostburg this season and has tallied a pair of assists.
Century grad Andrew Bergamaschi has an assist. Also, Francis Scott Key grad Hunter Strine and Century grad Chris Herbert, the lone sophomore of the five, have both played for the Bobcats this season.
Frostburg is off to a 4-2-1 start this season.
Junior Julia Baca (South Carroll) has helped the Bridgewater College women's soccer team get off to a 5-2 start this season.
Baca tallied a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 3-1 win over Southern Virginia. It was Baca's third straight game with a goal, as she scored against Lynchburg and found the back of the net three times against Averett.
The former Cavalier leads the Eagles in points this season with 13 (six goals and an assist).
Bost leading LVC
Lebanon Valley College junior Sammy Bost leads the team with 12 points, with a team-best five goals and two assists through six games.
Bost was named Middle Atlantic Conference Player of the Week for week ending Sept. 8. LVC is ranked eighth in NSCA regional poll.
Gabrielle Yore, a freshman on McDaniel's field hockey team, was named the Centennial Conference Offensive Player of the Week last week.
Yore, a 2014 Sherwood graduate, helped the Green Terror go 2-0 last week by scoring four of the team's six goals. She scored three of those four goals last Tuesday against Shenandoah.
Yore leads the team with five goals and 11 points.
McDaniel freshman goalie Nick Over (Winters Mill) was named the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference South Rookie of the Week on Wednesday. Over led the Terror men's soccer team to a 2-0 shutout win over St. Mary's Saturday, collecting two saves.
Over has played every minute in goal and has a 0.67 goals against average and .818 save percentage.
McDaniel junior Luke Fernandez (Manchester Valley) and junior Brett Haas were named to the Centennial Conference football Honor Roll for this week. Fernandez matched a career-high with 10 tackles in the Terror's 28-7 loss to Moravian.