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Grace Christian recently wrapped up its fall season in the Maryland Independent Schools Athletic League.

The Knights announced their All-MISAL award winners and Grace Christian Athletic Director Stacie Fay said the teams finished well this season and they look forward to the winter season.

Danny Schultz was honored as an All-MISAL first team selection for boys soccer while Preston Saunders received second team honors.

In girls soccer, Abbie Ellis was named player of the year as wellam s a spot on teh first team. Kelly Bruce and Amanda Keefe were nominated for soccer and Nina Jones was nominated for volleyball.

The boys soccer team, coached by Brian Deschaine, finished the season 9-3-1, 6-1-1 in the conference. It opened the season with a 3-1 win over Grace Brethren-Clinton. Two more victories followed before the boys faced its rival to the south, Kingís Christian Christian, and emerged with a 3-2 victory. The teamís first loss came with the 3-2 loss to Spencerville. They bounced back with a win over Southern Maryland Christian Academy, a team they defeated twice during the season. On Oct. 2, the Knights came through with the 3-2 double overtime win against The Calverton School. Calverton came back to defeat Grace 1-0 in the MISAL Championships at Anne Arundel Community College in Anne Arundel County on a penalty kicxk goal nin teh 15th minute. The Cougars had also emerged victories over Grace Christian in the 2011 title game.

Referring to the championship game, Deschaine said that his team came out playing on the defensive end of thing and that the boys did a better job of putting shots on goal in the second half but his team missed some chances.

Grace Christianís golf team captured a win against Riverdale Baptist on Sept. 11, 224-239 at the Glenn Dale Golf Club in Prince Georgeís County County. The Knights fell 3-1 in match play to Calverton at Marlton Golf Club, also in P.G. County, on Oct. Oct. 11.

In the MISAL tournament held Oct. 16 at Old South Country Club in Lothian, the Knights placed fourth with 243 points. Calverton won the championship with a team score of 179 while Riverdale Baptist edged out the Knights 239-243 for third place. Grace Christianís Kent Kamenicky (All-MISAL first team) finished with a 40, third best of all golfers - and teammate Henry Singletary (All-MISAL second team) shot a 51.

tshowalter@somdnews.com