For Immediate Release
July 3, 2012
South Easton, Mass. – The Northeast-10
Conference has announced its Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award
winners for the 2012 spring season’s nine different
Bentley University and the University of Massachusetts Lowell both had two representatives honored.
For Bentley, Matt Michel (golf) and Amy Varsell (women’s outdoor track & field) were the two Falcons’ recipients, while UMass Lowell’s Elyssa Boris (softball) and Angus MacDonald (outdoor men’s track & field) were among the pair of River Hawks to earn the award.
Also receiving recognition was Southern New Hampshire University’s Tim Flight (baseball), Le Moyne College’s Josh Klepfer (men’s lacrosse), Adelphi University’s Erica Devito (women’s lacrosse), Merrimack College’s Petar Golijanin (men’s tennis), and Stonehill College’s Paige Frost (women’s tennis).
Michel, a junior, was an Academic All-America At-Large Third Team selection and Northeast-10 First Team choice this past season. He led the way for Bentley by posting a 75.5 stroke average, but missed out on the NCAA Division II East/Atlantic Super Regional due to illness.
Varsell had an outstanding year in which she claimed her third and fourth career All-America awards. The junior was named the Northeast-10 Women's Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year and the USTFCCCA Division II East Region Women's Track Athlete of the Year. She also had two top-five finishes at the NCAA Championships and was fourth at the East Regional.
For the complete list of scholar-athlete award winners for the
2012 spring season, please see below.
The Northeast-10 is an association of 16 NCAA Division II colleges and universities located in New England and New York that is committed to supporting balanced academic and athletic opportunities for more than 5,500 student-athletes. Each year, 4,000 of those student-athletes compete in Conference championships in 23 sports, making the NE-10 the largest DII conference in the country. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the Northeast-10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.
2012 Spring Scholar-Athlete Award Winners
Baseball - Timothy Flight, So. New Hampshire
Golf – Matt Michel, Bentley
Men’s Lacrosse - Josh Klepfer, Le Moyne
Women’s Lacrosse - Erica Devito, Adelphi
Softball - Elyssa Boris, UMass Lowell
Men’s Tennis - Petar Golijanin, Merrimack
Women’s Tennis - Paige Frost, Stonehill
Men’s Outdoor Track & Field - Angus MacDonald, UMass Lowell
Women’s Outdoor Track & Field - Amy Varsell, Bentley