Two WMC standouts earn national recognition Henemyre, Hospelhorn on all-American teams


WESTMINSTER -- Western Maryland College catcher Claudia Henemyre of Havre de Grace has been selected to the GTE Academic All-America College Division softball first team for the second consecutive year, said national coordinator Bill Cable, sports information director at Northeast Missouri State University.

And, senior Clark Hospelhorn of Catonsville has been named a Scholar all-American by the U.S. Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA).

Henemyre is only the second Academic All-America from Western Maryland to earn first-team selection more than once. Nicky Pesik, a 1986 graduate, earned the honor during the 1984 and 1985 softball seasons and the 1985 volleyball campaign.

The Green Terror student-athlete is a 1992 magna cum laude graduate with a 3.78 cumulative grade-point average.

Henemyre, who was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army May 23, was selected the third-team catcher on 1990's national College Division Academic All-America softball team, and also has earned Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Academic Honor Roll recognition seven times.

On the field this season, the three-year Green Terror co-captain hit .382 with four doubles, five triples and one home run. She was named Western Maryland's co-Most Valuable Player and a MAC All-Star.

Henemyre earned a total of 10 varsity letters, four each in softball and soccer and two in basketball.

Hospelhorn, a Loyola High School graduate, received a bachelor of arts degree as a cum laude graduate May 23. The economics major was inducted into Omicron Delta Epsilon, the economics honor society, and named three times to the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Spring Academic Honor Roll.

On the field, Hospelhorn scored 26 goals and added 14 assists in 1992 to finish third on the team in scoring. The Green Terror captain was selected to the MAC All-Star first team after earning second-team honors in 1991. The four-year letter winner concluded his career with 127 points (86 goals, 41 assists), good for eighth place on the Western Maryland all-time list.

Hospelhorn competed in the 10th Lacrosse Classic, sponsored by the The Lacrosse Foundation, as a member of the Division III South All-Star team. He scored one goal in the game.

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