FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MANSFIELD, Mass. – The Northeast-10 Conference unveiled its nominees for the Male and Female Outstanding Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards today. The Scholar Athlete of the Year is among the most prestigious awards the league hands out each year.
For the complete list of nominees - one male and one female student-athlete from each member institution - please see below.
A committee made up of faculty members and athletic administrators conducts voting for the Outstanding Scholar-Athlete awards. The two student-athletes that are selected will be recognized at the NE10 year-end banquet next month in Foxboro, Massachusetts
To be eligible for nomination of this prestigious award, a student-athlete must be in their final year of athletic eligibility during 2016-17, must be graduating with a degree this May (unless in a master’s program), must be enrolled in a full-time course load, and must have a minimum final cumulative grade point average of a 3.30.
In total 19 of the league's 24-sponsored sports had at least one nominee. Soccer led the way with six student-athletes, while swimming and diving had four nominees.
2017 NE10 Male Scholar-Athlete Nominees
Emil Thomsen, Adelphi, Soccer
Christopher Starcun, American International, Baseball
Christopher Waung, Assumption, Tennis
Bryan Hardy, Bentley, Football
Alex Schleper, Franklin Pierce, Ice Hockey
Tim Buff, Le Moyne, Swimming
Jaime Cortes Torres, Merrimack, Soccer
Robert Petrillo, New Haven, Baseball
Brandon Donnellan, Pace, Lacrosse
Alex Pacitti, Saint Anselm, Lacrosse
Danny Divis, Saint Michael’s, Ice Hockey (pictured)
Tyler Sayre, Saint Rose, Basketball
Jonathan Paul, Southern Connecticut, Basketball
Joe Collins, Southern New Hampshire, Ice Hockey
Joe Santo, Stonehill, Cross Country/Track & Field
2017 NE10 Female Scholar-Athlete Nominees
Jacqueline, Jahelka, Adelphi, Lacrosse
Lauren Pires, American International, Volleyball
Rachel Avard, Assumption, Cross Country/Track & Field
Kaitlin McGahie, Bentley, Swimming
Anna Holtschlag, Franklin Pierce, Soccer
Courtney Case, Le Moyne, Softball
Carly Muscaro, Merrimack, Track & Field (pictured)
Sarah Burzin, New Haven, Tennis
Delany Williams, Pace, Soccer
Rose Mooney, Saint Anselm, Field Hockey
Lindsay McNall, Saint Michael’s, Swimming
Gabriana Beckford, Saint Rose, Swimming
Caroline Staudle, Southern Connecticut, Soccer
Alexa Poulin, Southern New Hampshire, Soccer
Sarah Morse, Stonehill, Field Hockey
ABOUT THE NE10
The NE10 is an association of 15 diverse institutions serving student-athletes across 24 NCAA Division II sports. Together we build brilliant futures by embracing the journey of every student-athlete.
Each year, 4,500 student-athletes compete in conference championships, making the NE10 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 NE10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.