NE10 Spring Academic All-Conference Teams, Sport Excellence Award Winners Announced

NE10 Spring Academic All-Conference Teams, Sport Excellence Award Winners Announced



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 2017 spring season have been released, the conference office announced today.

For a full list of honorees, please see below. In total, 93 spring student-athletes collected NE10 Academic All-Conference accolades. Additionally, one Sport Excellence Award winner was chosen from the following 10 sports: baseball, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s outdoor track & field, softball, as well as men’s and women’s tennis.

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.

33 of the 93 selected were recognized for at least the second time in their careers, with 11 of those receiving their third selection during their distinguished careers.

14 of the league’s 15 member institutions had at least one Academic All-Conference choice. Eight members had at least five student-athletes appear. Adelphi and Bentley led the way with each institution having 12 student-athletes recognized, followed by Merrimack with 11, and Le Moyne with ten. 

Three programs each had four student-athletes selected for academic all-conference recognition. The Adelphi softball team, the Bentley men's golf team, and the New Haven softball team all led the way with four honorees.

Adelphi and Merrimack each had a pair of Spring Sport Excellence Award winners, while Bentley, Pace, Le Moyne, New Haven, Southern New Hampshire, and Stonehill each had one student selected for this honor. Merrimack's Carly Muscaro (women's outdoor track & field) and Alessandra Ricigliano (women's tennis) were each selected for the second time as the award winner in their respective sports.

Spring 2017 NE10 Academic All-Conference
Sport Excellence Award winners in bold italics

Baseball (10)
Robert Vani, Adelphi*&
Chris Starcun, American International&
John Amendola, Franklin Pierce
Josiah Gray, Le Moyne
Damian Powers, Le Moyne&
Matthew Ronai, Merrimack
Robert Petrillo, New Haven*&
Garrett De Lotto, Pace
John Kukura, Pace&
Jonathan Dunn, Saint Anselm

Men's Golf (5)
Brett Chatfield, Bentley&
Doug Kulikowski, Bentley
Cal Meyers, Bentley&
John Perkins, Bentley
Michael Pilkington, Saint Rose

Women's Golf (5)
Casey Gurlitz, Assumption
Katherine Walsh, Le Moyne
Krystal Knight, Merrimack
Alessandra Ricigliano, Merrimack#&
Jessica Wagner, Merrimack&

Men's Lacrosse (10)
Gordon Purdie Jr., Adelphi
Brendan McDougal, Adelphi
Max Adler, Bentley*&
Robert Hamerman, Bentley
Connor Holbrook, Bentley
Eric Coburn, Merrimack
Brandon Donnellan, Pace*&
Joshua Kreitler, Pace&
Connor Moore, Saint Rose
Keifer Heckman, Southern New Hampshire

Women's Lacrosse (14)
Jacqueline Jahelka, Adelphi*&
Riley Brennan, American International
Jessica Lawler, American International
Jaclyn Chirco, Assumption
Tori Russo, Assumption
Ciara Morley, Bentley
Bryanna Fazio, Le Moyne
Monica Sanna, Le Moyne
Hannah Johnson, New Haven&
Najmah James, Pace&
Rachel Henderson, Saint Anselm
Marta Versprille, Saint Anselm
Erika Isner, Stonehill
Elizabeth Vetter, Stonehill&

Softball (12)
Nicole Camera, Adelphi&
Nicoletta Cuccio, Adelphi
Lindsay Mapes, Adelphi*&
Brenna Martini, Adelphi&#
Courtney Case, Le Moyne*&
Alexis Eastman, Le Moyne&
Alyssa Williamson, Merrimack
Marissa Colby, New Haven
Julie Devlin, New Haven&
Gabby DeLeo, New Haven
Sierra Whitlock, New Haven
Nicole Gubellini, Southern New Hampshire

Men's Tennis (6)
Uladzislau Litvinchuk, Adelphi
James Gayvert, Le Moyne
Mikhail Belov, Merrimack&
Xavier Aubron, Southern New Hampshire&
Tiago Fernandes, Southern New Hampshire
Nikolay Lisichenok, Stonehill&

Women's Tennis (6)
Rebecca Fakas, Adelphi&
Susan Stowe, Bentley&
Tiffany Dun, Le Moyne
Mana Seifaei, Merrimack
Jessica Perkins, Saint Anselm&
Colleen O'Donnell, Stonehill

Men's Outdoor Track & Field (11)
Patrick Sheehan, Adelphi
Mitchell Byrne, American International
Erik Alatalo, Bentley
Tim Bolick, Bentley
Jon Holmes, Franklin Pierce*&
Matthew Civilette, Le Moyne
Michael Kandolin, New Haven
Santino Giannini, Southern Connecticut
Luke Velez, Southern Connecticut
Alexander Demeule, Stonehill
Mark Hamalian, Stonehill&

Women's Outdoor Track & Field (14)
Nicole Elardi, Adelphi&
Ivy Chepyegon, American International
Liv Magni, American International
Rachel Avard, Assumption*&
Stephanie Mattson, Bentley
Carol DiMaiti, Merrimack
Lauren MacGregor, Merrimack
Carly Muscaro, Merrimack*&#
Riley Knebes, New Haven
Alicia Bousa, Saint Rose
Kathryn Heacox, Southern Connecticut
Christine Volz, Southern Connecticut
Abby Hersom, Stonehill
Krista Fernandes, Stonehill

& - 2016 Academic All-Conference
* - 2015 Academic All-Conference

# - Former 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.