Ten Anne Arundel Community College students were named academic Athletes of Distinction and/or earned All-American in their sports after stellar spring 2012 seasons.
Mary Milligan of Crofton and Daniel Seeba of Bowie received both honors. Milligan earned a 3.79 grade-point average (GPA) and Seeba earned a 3.61 GPA for Exemplary Academic Achievements.
Milligan, who had been Lacrosse Magazine’s Preseason Player of the Year for two-year schools, earned the All-American title in women’s lacrosse for a second consecutive year. The midfielder led the nation in total points with 115 and was third in goals scored (81) and fourth in assists (34). She also was on the college’s cross country team where she ranked as the 10th fastest 5K runner in the Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference (MDJUCO). Seeba won the All-American designation for his prowess playing second base. He posted a .412 batting average with 21 doubles, two triples and eight homeruns. Seeba finished 13th in the nation in runs driven in with 66 and third for stolen bases with 48. A solid defensive player Seeba committed just eight errors while recording 108 put outs and 106 assists.
Other academic Athletes of Distinction are Brittany Kincer of Glen Burnie, who earned the Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence for her 4.0 GPA; Alysha Sears of Glen Burnie, who earned a 3.86 GPA for Superior Academic Achievement; and Jacqueline Lledo of Pasadena, who earned a 3.64 GPA for an Exemplary Academic Achievement.
Kincer played midfielder on the Pioneers soccer team and was goalie on the lacrosse team, where she topped the MDJUCO goalies with 163 saves. Sears played basketball and was a midfielder in soccer. Lledo, a forward on the soccer team, ranked seventh in MDJUCO scoring, with 12 goals and six assists in 16 games.
Three other women’s lacrosse players were named All-American, Samantha Adams of Harwood, a defender, who helped the Pioneers defense hold opponents to 6.9 goals per game and just 131 total points; Meghenn Jackson of Arnold, a midfielder who finished second in the nation in total points (112) and a member of the National Championship All-Tournament Team; and midfielder Karlee Zywusko of Edgewater, who dominated draws, allowing Pioneers to control the ball offensively.
The other All-American awards went to golfer Brendan Ahrnsbrak of Annapolis, who earned All-America Honorable Mention, and softball pitcher Elaine Nescio of Pasadena, named to the first team All-American. Ahrnsbrak tied for 14th at the National Junior College Athletic Association Division 3 National Championship, Nescio totaled 265.2 innings in 39 games pitched, winning 34 of them and striking out 370 while surrendering just 148 hits, 59 walks, and 39 earned runs for a 1.03 earned run average. She batted .467 with 84 hits including 22 doubles, a triple, four homeruns, 27 RBI and a team-leading 54 runs scored.
AACC offers an extensive program of intercollegiate athletics for both men and women, including baseball, basketball, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball and volleyball. For information about AACC’s program, call 410-777-2300.