Monday, December 12, 2005

McDaniel Trio Earns All-Region Honors

Two soccer players and one football player at McDaniel College earned the distinction of All-Region status following the 2005 campaigns.

Scott Morrow, the 2005 Centennial Conference Men’s Soccer Player of the Year, was named All-Mid Atlantic Region, First Team, by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), while his teammate, goalkeeper Andrew Wu was named to the NSCAA’s Second Team in the region.

D3football.com named Ron Ringgold to its All-South Region Second Team.

On the soccer field, Morrow anchored a defensive unit that limited its opponents to 0.78 goals per game. McDaniel shut out the opposition in 13 of its 21 games this season, including a nine-game stretch in October and November.

Morrow’s unit provided the first line of defense, while Wu, who also earned All-Centennial First Team honors, served as a dominant backstop. The senior keeper was in net from start to finish in nine of McDaniel’s 13 shutouts and posted a 0.39 goals against average. He worked 752:42 consecutive scoreless minutes during a stretch of the season.

The Green Terror soccer team finished the season with a mark of 14-4-3.

Ringgold, a middle linebacker on McDaniel’s 5-5 football team, recorded 136 tackles, the fifth most prolific season of stops in McDaniel’s football history. His 72 solo tackles represent the fifth best season on record in that category. Amongst his tackles were four sacks. He also forced a fumble and recorded three interceptions and tacked on 77 return yards, 41 of which came on a touchdown return in the win against Ursinus.