College Notebook: St. Martin helps Maryland win men's soccer national championship

College Notebook: St. Martin helps Maryland win men's soccer national championship
Maryland freshman defender Brett St. Martin, a Mount Airy native, helped the Terps win the NCAA Division I national championship Dec. 9, 2018 in Santa Barbara, California. (Courtesy photo/Maryland Athletics)

Another college national championship, another Carroll County product helping out.

This time it’s Brett St. Martin, a Mount Airy native who played soccer at Mount St. Joseph. The freshman defender helped Maryland capture the 2018 NCAA Division I men’s soccer title, when the Terps shut out Akron 2-0 in the final Dec. 9 in Santa Barbara, California.


Maryland finished 13-6-4 and make an impressive NCAA tournament run, posting five straight wins and five straight shutouts. St. Martin saw action in 12 matches and made seven starts — he netted his first collegiate goal Oct. 28 in a 2-1 loss to Michigan.

The Terps held a 15-11 scoring edge against their opponents during games in which St. Martin played.

St. Martin twice earned all-state honors playing for Mount St. Joe, and participated in the Adidas All-American Game in 2017.

St. Martin is the second Carroll athlete this fall to help their college claim a national crown. In field hockey, former Manchester Valley standout Rosalia Cappadora led Shippensburg to the D-II national championship for a third consecutive season.

Going Dutch for Tucker

Former Times Boys Basketball Player of the Year Zach Tucker (Century) is finding his way as a sophomore guard at Lebanon Valley College. The Dutchmen posted a 3-7 record through their first 10 games, but Tucker played in eight of those games (all starts) and averaged 13.4 points.

That’s good for second best on the squad. Tucker netted a season-high 28 points in LVC’s 83-81 loss to Wilkes on Nov. 17.

He also led the team with 43 assists through 10 games, and averaged 4.3 rebounds.

Lebanon Valley was set to host Hood College on Saturday in Annville, Pennsylvania.

High honors for McDaniel’s Johnston

Alyssa Johnston, a senior on the McDaniel women's soccer team, was recently named to the United Soccer Coaches Division III Scholar All-Region team. Johnston was a Scholar All-South first-team selection.

It was the first time she received the honor.

Johnston, a defender, entered the season with a 3.53 grade-point average in kinesiology and chemistry. She makes her first appearance on the all-region team after garnering first-team All-Centennial Conference honors.

Starting 13 of 20 games, she was a key part of a defense that posted a 1.18 goals-against average on the year. She also led the team with six assists and contributed a pair of goals for 10 points.

To be named to the Scholar Team, a student-athlete must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 throughout her career, start more than 50 percent of all games and be a significant contributor to the team and be nominated by an institution that is a current United Soccer Coaches College Services member.

The Green Terror concluded the season with a record of 14-5-1 (6-3-1 Centennial) and advanced to the conference tournament semifinals. McDaniel later won the ECAC Division III tournament.

Green Terror’s Bauman nets accolade

Taylor Bauman, a senior on the McDaniel volleyball team, was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America Division III volleyball first team.

Bauman earned her second nod to the team with a 4.0 GPA as of the end of the spring semester. Bauman was one of seven players selected to the first team. The biology major advanced to the national ballot after being named to the all-district team Nov. 15.

Bauman is a two-time Academic All-American in volleyball.

As a libero, Bauman finished the season with 532 digs for her second straight season of 500-plus digs. She set the program record for career digs with 1,975. She also added 36 aces.

A four-time all-conference selection that includes an honorable mention nod this seasons, Bauman led the Green Terror (23-9, 7-3 Centennial Conference) into the conference championship match, and to the finals of the ECAC Division III tournament.

She was named to the CC Academic Honor Roll each of the last two seasons. The captain has been named to the Dean's List in each of the previous six semesters and was tabbed to the McDaniel Green and Gold Honor Roll the last two years.

The members of the College Sports Information Directors of America select the All-District and All-America team. To be nominated, an athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.3 or higher cumulative grade-point average, and be a starter or significant reserve.