TOWSON, Md. --- The Landmark Conference has named 47 student-athletes to the All-Sportsmanship Team. The All-Sportsmanship Team includes one student-athlete from each institution for each sport and is selected by the players and coaches from their respective team.
The All-Sportsmanship Team recognizes student-athletes who epitomize the ideals of sportsmanship. The student-athletes selected demonstrate fair play, graciousness in victory and respectfulness in defeat. They are ambassadors for the team, both on and off the field, and galvanize their teammates toward their goals. These student-athletes exhibit respect for themselves, teammates, coaches, opponents, officials, spectators, and the greater campus community.
The All-Sportsmanship Team was created by the Landmark Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) in 2013 as a way to highlight student-athletes who are making an impact. The Landmark previously awarded a Sportsmanship Cup before the All-Sportsmanship Team replaced the Cup for the 2013-14 academic year.
To view the full 2022 Landmark Conference Fall All-Sportsmanship Team, visit https://landmarkconference.
Junior Emma Garchinsky is the women's cross country honoree on the All-Sportsmanship Team. Garchinsky finished 75th at the 2022 Landmark Conference Championships in a time of 31:41.9. She will be a two-time selection to the Landmark Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll.
“Emma has been through a lot during her running career, especially since March,” Director of Men's and Women's Cross Country and Track & Field Jesse Baumann said. “She had an unrivaled perseveranc through challenging times that her teammates unquestionably noticed. Among the best moments from the Landmark Championships a few weeks ago was the celebration of her race by the entire team as soon as she finished the 6k. This is a reflection of who she is and what she means to our team. She has a kind-hearted, team-first approach and takes our team camaraderie and bonding just as seriously as she does her running. These traits are mirrored whenever she's in the competitive environment as she has the same mentality towards others she competes against. Yes, we’re competing against and trying to beat other runners, but she has the healthy perspective to see beyond that and embrace the bigger picture of being a strong human being.”
Senior Christian Jancsarics was named to the All-Sportsmanship Team for the men’s cross country program. Jancsarics was 36th in the 2022 Landmark Conference Championships with a personal best time of 28:53.5 to help the Greyhounds win their second straight team title. He will a three-time member of the Landmark Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll.
“Christian has become a glue for our team,” noted Baumann. “He picks up other teammates when they’re down and has an engaging, optimistic, fun personality that others gravitate towards. There was one instance in particular this fall when he took the initiative to help someone on the team and he went to great lengths to avoid receiving any recognition. He just tries to be an uplifting teammate that does the right thing. He has a calm, level-headed demeanor and even when racing, he maintains the right perspective to do his best, while being a model representative of Moravian when he’s done, congratulating his competitors no matter what the outcome.”
Junior defensive specialist Kat DeYesso was named to the All-Sportsmanship Team from Moravian’s volleyball squad. DeYesso saw action in 27 matches this fall for the Greyhounds, and she 190 digs, 19 service aces and seven assists.
“Kat is an ‘all in’ type of player,” commented Head Coach Shelley Bauder. “She is fun, easy to coach, full of energy. and willing to play any back row position.”
Senior defender Elise Keeney is the field hockey team’s 2022 recipient of the All-Sportsmanship honor, receiving the award for a second straight year. Keeney started all 19 matches during the Greyhounds’ 8-11 season that saw the program qualify for the Landmark Conference Tournament for the second consecutive season and play in the conference championship for the first time in program history. Keeney had one defensive save in 2022, and she is a three-time member of the Landmark Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll and the ZAG/National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Squad.
Senior midfielder Jess Yanovitch has been a key member of the Greyhounds’ squad for four years. This year, she started all 17 matches, and during her career, Yanovitch started in 32 of 38 career matches played. She will be a three-time member of the Landmark Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll.
Senior midfielder Kyle Dixon is the men’s soccer team's selection to the All-Sportsmanship Team. Dixon saw action in 12 matches this fall with three starts.