April 24, 2024

Standout Quakers: Fall 2023 season recap

Alexandra Hagerty ’07(right) and Chief MateEmily Bull wave to the crowd after dockingthe MercyShips vesselin Africa.

The Earlham College athletic department enjoyed a successful fall 2023 season, including eight athletes earning all-conference honors for the fall season. 

Cross country

In cross country, Connor Del Carmen earned all-conference recognition after finishing in third place overall in the HCAC Championship meet. The junior ran a time of 25:53.40. This is the second time he has earned all-conference honors for cross country.


Two men’s soccer athletes earned all-conference honors in men’s soccer. Quentin Berry (pictured above) was named to the All-HCAC second team, while Devin Fitzgibbon earned honorable mention honors. 

Berry led the team in scoring this season with nine goals and one assist, including two game-winners. The senior from Zionsville started all 17 games and played over 1,400 minutes, with 44 shots. Berry also earned second team honors last season. 

Fitzgibbon totaled over 1,450 minutes in 17 starts for the Quakers, and recorded one assist. The junior from Cincinnati also took 11 shots. Fitzgibbon was also named an HCAC Honorable Mention for the 2021 season. 

The Quakers finished the season with a 4-9-4 record (2-5-2 HCAC), the best mark for the men’s soccer program since 2019. 

Two members of the Earlham women’s soccer team were named to the honorable mention list.

Makayla Hurey earned honorable mention honors for the second straight season between the pipes for the Quakers. On the season, she collected 111 saves and recorded two shutouts. Hurey was also named Defensive Player of the Week on October 16. 

Isabel Slone was also named honorable mention for leading the Earlham offense with six goals and two assists on the year. Slone scored on debut for the Quakers, and had a multi-goal game against Manchester on Homecoming. 

The Quakers finished the season with a 3-10-1 record (2-6-1 HCAC).

Field hockey

Rachel Alma earned third team All-NCAC honors in field hockey this season after leading the Quakers in the cage. 

Alma collected 150 saves in 17 starts for the Quakers. She posted a .691 save percentage with two wins and one shutout. For her career, Alma has made 270 saves, and 7.33 saves per game which are both top-three in program history. 


Caylee Brandes

A pair of volleyball athletes, Maria Young and Caylee Brandes, were named to the second team All-HCAC in the fall. 

Young led the Quakers in kills this season with 239, and a .126 attack percentage. The senior played in all 100 sets, and is the only Quaker to start all 27 matches. Maria also scored 14 service aces, and 48 blocks. 

Brandes led the squad in kills per set with 2.44. The freshman scored 198 total kills and had a .174 attack percentage on the season. Caylee also shot 10 service aces, and combined for 19 blocks. She was also named to the All-HCAC First-Year team, a collection of six first-year players who made an impact on their varsity roster this fall.

Academic All-District honors 

In addition to conference success, 12 student-athletes were recognized by College Sports Communicators with Academic All-District honors for academic and athletic success.

From men’s soccer, Quentin Berry, Devin Fitzgibbon, Braden Guinn, Nathan Lefkowitz and Oliver Stratton Treadway were recognized. From women’s soccer, Liz Burley, Quinn Doden, Noelle Hooper, Makayla Hurey, Mallory Smith and Raegan Travelsted earned the honors. Maria Young was named all-district for volleyball. 

Heartland Collegiate Athletics Conference honors

Thirty-eight student-athletes were named to the Fall Academic Team by the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a member of a varsity roster, and hold a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5. Honorees must also be a sophomore or higher.

Story written by Adam Knob. Photos courtesy of Quaker Athletics.

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