42 Trailblazers named to MASCAC Spring All Academic Team

42 Trailblazers named to MASCAC Spring All Academic Team

Westfield, MA — A total of 798 student-athletes have been honored by the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference with selection to the league's Spring 2017 All-Academic Team that was released earlier today by Commissioner Angela Baumann.

Student-athletes that compete in championship varsity sports offered by each of the MASCAC institutions during the course of the spring 2017 athletic season and have achieved a 3.20 cumulative or semester-based grade point average during the semester are eligible for selection to the Spring All-Academic Team. The sports recognized are baseball women's lacrosse, softball and men's and women's outdoor track and field.

The team also includes student-athletes that competed in winter sports during the spring semester.

42 Trailblazers were honored by the conference covering six programs.  The sports recognized are baseball, women's lacrosse, softball and also includes student-athletes that competed in winter sports during the spring semester.

Baseball and Women's Basketball led the way for MCLA with ten representatives on the honor roll.  Softball was close behind with nine representatives on the roster.

"MASCAC student-athletes finding success in the classroom is a crucial part of our conference and the NCAA's philosophy," said Commissioner Baumann. "The student-athletes continue to excel at a high level in all aspects of their collegiate life whether in the classroom or on the field of play."

Here is a listing of Traiblazer student athletes:

Student-Athlete Sport Cl. Major Hometown/High School
Andrew Casteel Baseball Jr. Business Administration Fairhaven, MA/Fairhaven
Joseph DiMassimo Baseball So. Business Administration Dalton, MA/Wahconah Regional
Nick DiSanti Baseball Jr. Business Administration Pittsfield, MA/Mt. Greylock Regional
Benjamin Durland Baseball Fr. Business Administration Paxton, MA/Wachusett
Brody Farnum Baseball Fr. Biology Bennington, VT/Mt. Anthony
Ryan Meehan Baseball Fr. Business Administration Williamstown, MA/McCann Technical
Robert New Baseball Fr. Business Administration Pittsfield, MA/Pittsfield
Liam Nolan Baseball Jr. Business Administration Pittsfield, MA/Taconic
Christian Seariac Baseball Fr. Business Administration Framingham, MA/Framingham
Kevin Speach Baseball Fr. Business Administration Albany, NY/Shenendehowa
Merle Darling Men's Basketball Jr. English Plainfield, VT/Twinfield Union
Tyler McKay Men's Basketball So. Business Administration Clifton Park, NY/Catholic Central
Dahndray Sistrunk Men's Basketball Fr. Business Administration Adams, MA/Hoosac Valley
L'Rae Brundige Women's Basketball So. Interdisciplinary Studies Schaghticoke, NY/Hoosic Valley
Ashley Clawson Women's Basketball Sr. Biology Tolland, CT/Tolland
Samantha Gawron Women's Basketball So. Sociology South Hadley, MA/South Hadley
Brayleigh Hanlon Women's Basketball Sr. Business Administration Wynantskill, NY/Troy
Kayla Hotaling Women's Basketball Sr. Psychology Ravena, NY/Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk
Karina Mattera Women's Basketball So. English Johnston, RI/Johnston
Svetlana Morrell Women's Basketball Sr. Biology/Psychology Stillwater, NY/Stillwater
Courtney Pingelski Women's Basketball So. Biology Mechanicville, NY/Mechanicville
Mckenzie Robinson Women's Basketball So. Interdisciplinary Studies Adams, MA/Hoosac Valley
Paige Vincent Women's Basketball Jr. English Hillsboro, NH/Hillsboro-Deering
Zoe Elwell Women's Lacrosse So. History Guilderland, NY/Guilderland
Kim Granito Women's Lacrosse Fr. Undeclared Glenmont, NY/Bethlehem Central
Rachel Green Women's Lacrosse Sr. Interdisciplinary Studies Hoosick Falls, NY/Hoosick Falls
Svetlana Morrell Women's Lacrosse Sr. Biology/Psychology Stillwater, NY/Stillwater
Samantha Schwantner Women's Lacrosse Fr. Interdisciplinary Studies South Hadley, MA/South Hadley
Andrea Villars Women's Lacrosse Jr. Psychology Gaithersburg, MD/Watkins Mill
Kara Adams Softball Fr. Psychology Walden, NY/Valley Central
Francesca Belli Softball Jr. Sociology Watertown, MA/Watertown
Kaitlyn Berghela Softball So. Biology Watervliet, NY/Shaker
Chelsea Coleman Softball So. Arts Management Brookfield, CT/Brookfield
Katelyn Henault Softball Sr. Psychology W. Warwick, RI/W. Warwick
Nevada Nelsen Softball Fr. Computer Science Albany, NY/Colonie Central
Erika Quackenbush Softball Fr. Interdisciplinary Studies Hoosick Falls, NY/Hoosick Falls
Alexandra Romano Softball Sr. English Peabody, MA/Peabody Veterans Memorial
Ashley Wilson Softball Fr. Psychology Haverhill, MA/Whittier Technical
Jared Freeman Men's Tennis Jr. Sociology Rotterdam, NY/Schalmont
Robert Gair Men's Tennis So. Business Administration Stoughton, MA/Stoughton
Jeffrey Mason Men's Tennis Sr. Chemistry/Education Chicopee, MA/Chicopee
Robert Wabshinak Men's Tennis Sr. Business Administration Brewster, NY/Brewster