Northeast-10 Spring Academic All-Conference Teams, Sport Excellence Winners Revealed

Northeast-10 Spring Academic All-Conference Teams, Sport Excellence Winners Revealed


June 30, 2015

NE-10 Tabs 93 Student-Athletes with Academic All-Conference Plaudits

MANSFIELD, Mass. – The Northeast-10 Conference Academic All-Conference teams and Sport Excellence Award winners for the 2015 spring season have been revealed, the conference office announced on Tuesday. 

For a full list of honorees, please see below.

Overall, 93 student-athletes were handed Academic All-Conference accolades for their efforts in the classroom and on the playing field. Each of the conference’s 15 member institutions had at least one student-athlete earn the honor. Adelphi led the way with 16 honorees in total followed by Stonehill with 11 and Le Moyne with 10. Southern New Hampshire had eight, while Bentley, Merrimack and New Haven each had seven honorees. 

The sports of softball, women’s lacrosse and women’s outdoor track & field had the most honorees with 13 apiece. Twelve came from baseball, while men’s lacrosse and men’s outdoor track & field each had 10.

In addition, one student-athlete from each of the 10 spring sports was awarded the Sport Excellence Award. To be eligible, a student-athlete must have completed at least two consecutive semesters of enrollment at their current institution, two total years of athletic eligibility and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of a 3.30.

Three Sport Excellence Award winners came from Merrimack, while Assumption and Le Moyne both had two winners apiece.

Merrimack’s three Sports Excellence winners were Vince Bellino (men’s tennis), Carly Muscaro (women’s track & field) and Ali Reed (women’s golf). It was the third time Bellino earned Spring Academic All-Conference honors, one of only seven student-athletes to accomplish the feat this spring.

Bellino was a first team all-conference selection at No. 4 singles. He posted a perfect 9-0 singles mark and 8-2 doubles mark in conference play to lead Merrimack to the NE-10 title. Bellino, a finance major with a 3.98 GPA, was one of five NE-10 student-athletes to be named a Capital One Academic All-American this year.

Muscaro was named the Northeast-10 Women’s Track Athlete of the Year after a brilliant sophomore campaign. A USTFCCCA All-American, she set shattered numerous records throughout the season and was the national runner-up in the 400-meter dash. Muscaro, a criminology major, earned a GPA of 3.812.

Reed is the first Sport Excellence choice for women’s golf in its inaugural season as an NE-10 sport. She had four top-15 finishes, including one top-5 finish, while averaging 81.7 strokes through 16 rounds. Reed posted a 3.924 GPA while studying economics and math.

Assumption’s Greg O’Donnell was named the Sport Excellence Award winner for baseball. O’Donnell hit .298 with three home runs and 31 runs batted in, while finishing second in the league with 19 doubles. An Academic All-Conference choice in 2014, the Greyhound infielder posted a 3.9 grade point average while majoring in economics.

Fellow Greyhound Aubrey Lovejoy was the Sport Excellence Award recipient for women’s tennis. She was a second team all-conference selection at No. 3 doubles with a perfect 8-0 record in league play while posting an 8-3 record at No. 6 singles. Lovejoy, a graphic design major, garnered a 3.86 GPA.

Le Moyne’s Aidan Fuller helped guide the Dolphins to the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships for the second time in program history this spring. He led Le Moyne to four tournament victories with a team-best 75.9 scoring average. Fuller posted a 3.728 GPA and is an accounting major.

Fellow Dolphin Maggie Monnat played a major role in leading the Le Moyne women’s lacrosse team to the national semifinals. A second team IWLCA All-American, she led the conference and was third in the country with a program-record 59 assists on the year while racking up 89 points. A biology major with a 3.955 GPA, Monnat was the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Elite 89 Award winner.

Bentley’s Matt Dente was the Sport Excellence Award recipient for men’s lacrosse. He led the Falcons with career highs in both goals (21) and points (27) this season. Dente, now a three-time NE-10 Academic All-American, garnered a GPA of 3.81 while studying corporate finance and accounting.

Mo Hannan of Southern New Hampshire collected the honor for softball. Hannan, was a first team all-conference selection for the NE-10 Champion Penmen, batting .391 with three homers and 24 RBI. A third team Capital One Academic All-American for softball, the economics/finance major earned a 3.81 GPA.

Stonehill’s Bryan Wilcox collected the Sport Excellence award for the sport of men’s outdoor track & field. He won the 10,000-meter run at the Silfen Invitational and also collected a third-place finish in the event at the New England Championships. Wilcox, who has now been an Academic All-Conference choice for three straight spring seasons, earned a 3.71 GPA while studying accounting. 

To be eligible for selection to the Northeast-10 Academic All-Conference Teams, a student-athlete must have met or exceeded the following minimum requirements: 1) participated in at least half of the team's competitions and been either a starter or significant contributor; 2) achieved a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale); and 3) completed at least one academic year at his/her current institution.

Baseball (12)
Robert Vani, Adelphi
Greg O'Donnell, Assumption*
Justin Brock, Franklin Pierce
Donato DiNorcia, Le Moyne
Matt Brown, Merrimack
Robert Petrillo, New Haven
Tom Midolo, Pace
Dylan Mouzakes, Pace
Phil Zdanowski, Saint Rose
Matt Burns, So. Connecticut
Ryan Gendron, So. New Hampshire
Christian Baglini, Stonehill* 

Men's Golf (6)
Aaron Burton, Adelphi^
Tye Morrison, Adelphi
Tommy Ayres, Bentley*
Aidan Fuller, Le Moyne*
Nathaniel Young, Saint Michael’s
Austin Fox, So. New Hampshire 

Women's Golf (4)
Kayla Burt, Le Moyne
Emilie Oakes, Le Moyne
Ali Reed, Merrimack
Aimee Cawlina, So. New Hampshire 

Men's Lacrosse (10)
Jamie McAndrew, Adelphi
Joseph Sciara, Adelphi
Matt Cassidy, American Int’l*
Max Adler, Bentley
Matt Dente, Bentley^*
Alex O'Brien, Le Moyne
Dom Madonna, Merrimack
Steven Callahan, Pace
Brandon Donnellan, Pace
Jake Stokes, Saint Anselm 

Women's Lacrosse (13)
Alexa Froccaro, Adelphi*
Taylor Hayes, Adelphi
Jacqueline Jahelka, Adelphi
Felicia Mills, Adelphi
Jackie Brown, Bentley*
Lauren Beville, Franklin Pierce*
Molly Marbut, Le Moyne^
Maggie Monnat, Le Moyne*
Amari Pollard, Le Moyne
Melissa Jaskiewicz, Saint Michael’s
Alexa Allen, So. New Hampshire*
Lindsay Bucknam, So. New Hampshire*
Lizzie Lane, Stonehill 

Softball (13)
Jordan Catalano, Adelphi*
Lindsay Mapes, Adelphi
Victoria Wink, Adelphi^*
Shannon Connor, Bentley*
Jamie Wiley, Franklin Pierce
Courtney Case, Le Moyne
Gabby DeLeo, New Haven
Jeane Drury, Pace*
Holly Eicher, So. New Hampshire
Mo Hannan, So. New Hampshire
Ali Maloof, So. New Hampshire
Sarah Ropiak, Stonehill
Megan Ruonavaara, Stonehill* 

Men's Tennis (6)
Sander Brenner, Adelphi
Uladzislau Litvinchuk, Adelphi*
Chris Waung, Assumption
James Gayvert, Le Moyne
Vince Bellino, Merrimack^*
Jared Drzal, Stonehill 

Women's Tennis (6)
Katarina Barborikova, Adelphi
Charlotte Moreau, Adelphi
Aubrey Lovejoy, Assumption
Grace Messina, Merrimack*
Nicole Kellogg, Saint Michael’s
Analise Kump, Stonehill* 

Men’s Outdoor Track & Field (10)
Horatio Pinnock, American Int’l
Erik Alatalo, Bentley
Nik Haas, Bentley
Jon Holmes, Franklin Pierce
Jordan Rippe, New Haven
Devin Rose, New Haven*
Dean Bhatt, So. Connecticut
Daniel Cormier, Stonehill^*
Nick Kirkpatrick, Stonehill
Bryan Wilcox, Stonehill^* 

Women's Outdoor Track & Field (13)
Rachel Avard, Assumption
Nadine Hyde, Franklin Pierce*
Jackie Price, Franklin Pierce
Carly Muscaro, Merrimack
Kerry Phelan, Merrimack
Briana Conyers, New Haven*
Ada Udaya, New Haven^*
Ivy Watts, New Haven^*
Elizabeth Bashir, So. Connecticut
Crystle Hill, So. Connecticut
Sarah Vaughan, So. Connecticut*
Maria Curit, Stonehill
Trisha Pierson, Stonehill* 

*2014 Spring Academic All-Conference
^2013 Spring Academic All-Conference

The Northeast-10 Conference is an association of 15 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 6,500 student-athletes. 

Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE-10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. 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.