LANCASTER, Pa. – Two of Franklin & Marshall’s spring athletes were named to the Jewish Sports Review’s All-American squads in their respective sports. Nick Markel (Scarsdale, N.Y. / Scarsdale) was named to the JSR All-America team in baseball, while Sarah Meisenberg (Severna Park, Md. / Severn School) was named to the JSR’s women’s lacrosse squad.
For Markel, the honor is the first All-America tag of his career and is the capstone on an impressive sophomore season. In his first year as a regular in the rotation, Markel earned his first All-Centennial honor starting in six games and posting a 5-1 record this season. He held Centennial opponents to a .238 batting average, the second lowest in the conference. Markel allowed 2.94 earned runs, placing him second in CC standings and helping his squad to the conference’s championship series for the fourth time in five years.
Meisenberg earns her third JSR lacrosse All-America honor in as many years. The tag is the 13th All-America of her career in lacrosse. She leaves F&M with a total of 17 All-America honors between her two sports.
Despite injuries that hampered her playing time and numbers in 2009, she was third on the team in assists (30), including the helper to Hargest's overtime in game winner in the NCAA National Championship Game. The NCAA championship was the team’s second in three years. The final of her team-best 27 caused turnovers provided F&M with the possession needed to send the title game into overtime. Meisenberg was second on the team amongst field players in ground balls with 34 and third on the draws with 48 controls.