Embrace The Philosophy: NE10 Names Spring Academic All-Conference Teams and Sport Excellence Award Winners

Embrace The Philosophy: NE10 Names Spring Academic All-Conference Teams and Sport Excellence Award Winners



93 NE10 Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-Conference Honors

MANSFIELD, Mass. – The Northeast-10 Conference Academic All-Conference teams and Sport Excellence Award winners for the 2018 spring sports season have been released, the conference office announced today. For a full list of honorees and further details about each of the seven sport excellence award winners, please see below.

A total of 93 spring sport student-athletes collected NE10 Academic All-Conference accolades. That total represents a diverse group of student-athletes representing each of the league's 15 member institutions. Of the 93 that were recognized, 39 are repeat honorees from last year.

One Sport Excellence Award winner was also chosen from the following ten spring sports sports: baseball, men's and women's golf, men's and women's lacrosse, softball, men's and women's tennis, and men's and women's outdoor track and field. The ten Sport Excellence award winners represented seven different schools, with Adelphi, Le Moyne, and Merrimack each having two student-athletes honored with one of the league's most prestigious awards. 

Adelphi's Rebecca Fakas (tennis), Bentley's Cal Meyers (gofl), and Southern New Hampshire's Tiago Fernandes (tennis) were selected as the Sport Excellence Award Winners in their repsective sports for the second consecutive season.  

Adelphi had 15 student-athletes honored to lead all NE10 institutions. Le Moyne and Merrimack each had 13 student-athletes, while Stonehill had eight and Bentley and Southern New Hampshire each had six honored. The Adelphi softball team, which won the NE10 title this spring, led all teams with four student-athletes selected, including three-time conference Player of the Year Brenna Martini. The Bentley men's golf team and the Merrimack baseball team, also NE10 champs this year, had three student-athletes honored.

The Le Moyne women's lacrosse team - which won their first-ever National Championship this spring - also had three student-athletes recognized. Included among the Dolphins trio was Bryanna Fazio who was named the Sport Excellence award winner in the sport.

To be eligible for selection to the NE10 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; and 2) achieved a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).

Sport Excellence Award  Sport GPA Major Notes 

Josiah Gray, Le Moyne








  • Went 11-0 with a 1.25 earned run average and 105 strikeouts over a conference-high 93.1 innings 
  • 2018 NCBWA and D2CCA National Pitcher of the Year


Cal Meyers, Bentley


Men's Golf






  • Two-time PING All-Region
  • Ranked 4th in D2 East by GolfStat


Krystal Knight, Merrimack


Women's Golf






  • Won five out of nine events she played in during the season
  • Two-time NCAA Super Regional qualifier


Eric Coburn, Merrimack


Men's Lacrosse






  • Helped team rank fourth nationally and second in NE10 in scoring defense 
  • Won National Title


Bryanna Fazio, Le Moyne


Women's Lacrosse






  • Led Le Moyne to the program's first national championship with career-highs of 105 points on a team-leading 78 goals and 27 assists
  • Led the NE10 in draw controls and ranked second in points and goals scored and ninth in assists


Brenna Martini, Adelphi






Physical Education


  • Became the first player to ever be named NE10 Player of the Year in three straight seasons
  • CoSIDA Academic All- American First Team (2016, 2017)


Tiago Fernandes, SNHU


Men's Tennis




Business Administration


  • Went 24-6 in singles play, including 9-0 in the NE10
  • NE10 Player of the Year (2017, 2018)


Rebecca Fakas, Adelphi


Women's Tennis




Sports Management


  • Named NE10 Player of the Year behind an 11-1 record in league play
  • NE10 Scholar Athlete of the Year - Finalist


Luke Velez, So. Connecticut


Men's Track & Field





  • 2017 First-Team CoSIDA Academic All-District selection (2017, 2018)
  • Helped the Owls win the NE10 title.


Riley Knebes, New Haven


Women's Track & Field




Engish & Communication


  • An All-American in the 400m hurdles, finishing fifth at the NCAA National Championships
  • Named to the NE10 Commissioner's Honor Roll and Dean's List in eight semesters


Spring 2018 NE10 Academic All-Conference
Sport Excellence Award winners in bold italics

Baseball (15)
Lucas Terwilliger, Adelphi
Matt Costanza, AIC
Max Troiani, Bentley
John Amendola, Franklin Pierce*
Josiah Gray, Le Moyne*
Camillo Spinoso, Le Moyne
Thomas Joyce, Merrimack
Joey Porricelli, Merrimack
Matthew Ronai, Merrimack*
Tom Walraven, New Haven
Jonathan Dunn, Saint Anselm
Caleb Gregg, Saint Rose
Joshua Goldstein, SNHU
Caleb Potter, SNHU
Jake Walkinshaw, SNHU

Men's Golf (5)
Brett Chatfield, Bentley*
Doug Kulikowski, Bentley*
Cal Meyers, Bentley*#
Nicholas Barney, Le Moyne
Michael Pilkington, Saint Rose*

Women's Golf (5)
Catherine French, Assumption
Camden Morrison, Franklin Pierce
Katherine Walsh, Le Moyne*
Krystal Knight, Merrimack*
Marissa Isabella, Saint Rose

Men's Lacrosse (10)
Dylan Crossan, Adelphi
Brendan McDougal, Adelphi*
Connor Reid, Assumption
Jack Teddeo, Bentley
Andrew French, Le Moyne
Justin Hussey, Le Moyne
Zac Prattson, Le Moyne
Charlie Bertrand, Merrimack
Eric Coburn, Merrimack*
Dan Johnson, Saint Michael's

Women's Lacrosse (12)
Alison Johnson, Adelphi
Michele Scannell, Adelphi
Kaitlyn Stackpole, Adelphi
Sarah Reilly, Assumption
Bryanna Fazio, Le Moyne*
Sidney Hall, Le Moyne
Monica Sanna, Le Moyne*
Courtney Duffy, New Haven
Jessica Mazliah, New Haven
Najmah James, Pace*
Marta Versprille, Saint Anselm*
Kelly Healey, Stonehill

Softball (13)
Nicole Camera, Adelphi*
Nicoletta Cuccio, Adelphi*
Krista King, Adelphi
Brenna Martini, Adelphi*
Alexa DiLeo, AIC
Alexis Eastman, Le Moyne*
Nicole Nanof, Merrimack
Alyssa Williamson, Merrimack*
Ashley Lew, Pace
Amanda Bickford, Saint Anselm
Madison Borelli, Saint Anselm
Torie Rathwell, Saint Michael's
Maddy Barone, SNHU

Men's Tennis (6)
Matteo Cannavera, Adelphi
Mikhail Belov, Merrimack*
Alex Fedorov, Merrimack
Tiago Fernandes, Southern New Hampshire*#
Thomas Bellio
Nikolay Lisichenok, Stonehill*

Women's Tennis (7)
Rebecca Fakas, Adelphi*#
Samantha Perri, Adelphi
Mana Seifaei, Merrimack*
Jessica Perkins, Saint Anselm*
Anna Sala, SNHU
Victoria Barbetta, Stonehill
Colleen O'Donnell, Stonehill*

Men's Outdoor Track & Field (10)
Patrick Sheehan, Adelphi*
Mitchell Byrne, AIC*
Kemani Hume, AIC
Isaac Sampson, AIC
Sean Beney, Le Moyne
Matthew Civilette, Le Moyne*
Keith Steinbrecher, Merrimack
Michael Kandolin, New Haven*
Luke Velez, Southern Connecticut*
Alexander Demeule, Stonehill*

Women's Outdoor Track & Field (10)
Emily Hagarty, Adelphi
Abby Jones, Assumption 
Stephanie Mattson, Bentley*
Lauren MacGregor, Merrimack*
Riley Knebes, New Haven*
Christine Myers, Saint Rose 
Adriana Carrasco, Southern Connecticut
Kathryn Heacox, Southern Connecticut*
Krista Fernandes, Stonehill*
Abby Hersom, Stonehill*

* - 2017 Academic All-Conference Selection
# - 2017 Sport Excellence Award Winner

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 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, 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.