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SMWC Signs Dual-Sport Student-Athlete Lillian VanderMel

SMWC Signs Dual-Sport Student-Athlete Lillian VanderMel

ODON, Ind. - Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College women's cross country and track & field head coach Zach Whitkanack announced the addition of Lillian VanderMel to the 2019-20 incoming recruiting class. VanderMel signed her National Letter-of-Intent to run cross country and track and field for The Woods.

Bio | Lillian VanderMel

Hometown | Odon, Ind.

Prep | North Daviess Jr./Sr. High School

Sport | Women's XC and Track & Field

Height | 5-foot-4

Birthday | 10/14/2000

Lillian VanderMel Quote:

On signing her National Letter-of-Intent to run XC and Track & Field at SMWC...

"I am very excited to be joining this team. It is such a privilege to become a part of this amazing family. I know that I will be able to grow as a person and as a student-athlete as I began my running career at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.

Zach Whitkanack Quote:

On the VanderMel signing...

"I am excited that Lillian has decided to continue her academic and athletic career here at SMWC. Lillian improved a lot her senior year and I look forward to watching her growth over the next four years. I believe that she will be a great fit here at SMWC."


Will graduate from North Daviess Jr./Sr. High School in 2019

Top Ten GPA in the H.S

Beta Club Member

Plans to major in Biology


Varsity Letter Winner | Cross Country and Track & Field

Personal Best | 5K - 21:09, 100M Hurdles - 17.09, 300M Hurdles - 51.75

3x IHSAA Cross Country Regional Qualifier

IHSAA Cross Country Semi-State Qualifier | 2017, 2018

IHSAA Track Regional Qualifier | 2018


Daughter of Jeff and Debbie VanderMel

One sister, Hannah VanderMel

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