October 17, 2008

Meisenberg Named DIII News Preseason All-American

LANCASTER, Pa. - Two-time All-American and Centennial Conference (CC) Player of the Year Sarah Meisenberg has been named a 2008-09 Preseason All-American by DIII News. This marks the first time she received a preseason nod.

Meisenberg is among the 24 student-athletes selected out of eight regions and is one of three representing the Mid-Atlantic Region, along with senior guard LeighAnn Burke from DeSales and senior forward Kelly Ashcraft from Juniata.

Last season, she led the CC in scoring with 18.7 points per game and in free-throw percentage, shooting 78.9 percent. She also ranked second in assists (4.73 apg) and steals (3.08 spg).

The Diplomats were chosen as one of the top three teams in the conference preview by DIII News, ranking F&M as the front runner for the upcoming season after posting a 19-7 record and advancing to CC Tournament.

DIII News is a monthly newsletter that covers Division III women's basketball.