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Western Maryland College completed its final Middle Atlantic Conference season this month. The Green Terrors will become part of the newly formed 11-team Centennial Conference.

Western Maryland completes its MAC tenure with 22 team titles. Baseball led the way with eight, including a string of five Southern Division crowns beginning in 1966. The football team captured the first title for the Terrors in 1962 and won again the following year.

The volleyball team won from 1976 to 1980. Juniata has won every year since.

This spring, 11 Terrors were named to MAC all-star teams. Here's a glance at each:


Sophomore shortstop Jerry Resh and junior center fielder Gary Carter were named Southwest Section All-Stars for Western Maryland (10-13).

Resh, the Terrors' Most Valuable Player, led the team in batting (.392), hits (31) and RBI (16).

Carter made just one error. He was tops on the team in runs (18), doubles (seven), homers (three) and slugging (.565).


The Terrors placed four women on the All-MAC team: junior pitcher Marilyn Naas, sophomore third baseman Sandra Johnson North Carroll), junior second baseman Sarah Kephart and freshman catcher Jen Prowinski.

Naas, an all-star three straight years, was 11-2 with a 1.00 ERA. She finished the season with three straight wins in the MAC playoffs to lead the Terrors to their first title.

Johnson led the Terrors in batting (.390), runs (20), hits (23) and slugging (.627).

Prowinski hit .361 and led the team in RBI (21). She scored the winning run against Messiah, giving the Terrors the title.

Kephart hit .317 with 20 hits and played a solid second base.

Men's lacrosse

Senior attacker Joe Furnari was a first-team MAC selection, and senior midfielder Brian Sattler made the second team.

Furnari, a second-team selection as a junior, was picked to the first team this year after leading the Terrors in scoring with 74 points (32 goals, 42 assists). He concluded his career second in school history in points with 246 (142, 104).

Sattler (35, 9) finished sixth in school history in scoring with 149 points (108, 41).

The Terrors finished 10-3 overall in coach Keith Reitenbach's first season. It was the first 10-win season at Western Maryland since the team was 10-4 in 1988.

Gettysburg senior attacker Steve Mayer, a Liberty High grad, also was a first-team selection.

Women's lacrosse

The women's lacrosse team placed three representatives on the MAC Western Division All-Star squad.

Senior attacker Julia Mignatti was selected for the second time in her career. She led the team in scoring this season with 38 goals and 14 assists for 52 points.

Junior Gina Cappi, a defensive standout at midfield and a first-time selection, had 15 goals and two assists.

Freshman Denise Sarver finished second on the team in scoring (23, 6). She was one of only three freshmen to gain All-Star status.

The Terrors qualified for the MAC playoffs for the second straight season and finished 7-3.

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