Westfield, MA — A total of 757 student-athletes have been honored by the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference with selection to the league's Spring 2018 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 2018 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.
MCLA had 29 Trailblazers selected to the spring squad from six qualifying sports.
"MASCAC student-athletes' achievements in the classroom are the cornerstone of the conference and Division III philosophy," said Commissioner Baumann. "It brings me great pride to see the academic success of our student-athletes along with their athletic achievements and giving back to their communities."
The Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference, the nation's oldest Division III men's and women's playing conference, has a rich and storied tradition of competitive success while celebrating excellence in the classroom. MASCAC member schools include Bridgewater State University, Fitchburg State University, Framingham State University, MCLA, Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Salem State University, Westfield State University and Worcester State University. Two other institutions, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Plymouth State University, are affiliate members of the conference in the sports of football and men's ice hockey, while Western Connecticut State University joined the conference as a football affiliate member in 2013.
MCLA Student Athletes on All Academic Team
Student-Athlete Sport Class Major Hometown/High School
Michael Demartinis M. Basketball Fr History Burlington, MA/Burlington
L'Rae Brundige W. Basketball Jr Interdisciplinary Studies Schaghticoke, NY/Hoosic Valley
Samantha Gawron W. Basketball Jr Sociology South Hadley, MA/South Hadley
Kylah Langston W. Basketball So Sociology E. Hartford, CT/Classical Magnet
Courtney Pingelski W. Basketball Jr Health Sciences Mechanicville, NY/Mechanicville
Joseph Buonemani Baseball Jr Business Administration Phoenix, AZ/Hoosac Valley
Nick DiSanti Baseball Sr Business Administration Pittsfield, MA/Mt. Greylock Regional
Benjamin Durland Baseball So Business Administration Paxton, MA/Wachusett
Brody Farnum Baseball So Biology Bennington, VT/Mt. Anthony
Brendan Kelly Baseball Jr Business Administration Averill Park, NY/Averill Park
Liam Nolan Baseball Sr Business Administration Pittsfield, MA/Taconic
Schuyler Robinson Baseball Jr Health Sciences North Adams, MA/Drury
Ryan Ruef Baseball Fr Biology Lee, MA/Lee
Logan Rumbolt Baseball So Physics North Adams, MA/Drury
Christian Seariac Baseball So Business Administration Framingham, MA/Framingham
Kevin Speach Baseball So Business Administration Albany, NY/Shenendehowa
Kara Adams Softball So Psychology Walden, NY/Valley Central
Francesca Belli Softball Sr Sociology Watertown, MA/Watertown
Kaitlyn Berghela Softball Jr Biology Watervliet, NY/Shaker
Nevada Nelsen Softball So Computer Science Albany, NY/Colonie Central
Julia Parker Softball Fr English Communications Malden, MA/Malden
Ashley Wilson Softball So Psychology Haverhill, MA/Whittier Technical
Jared Freeman M. Tennis Sr Sociology Rotterdam, NY/Schalmont
Charles Najimy M. Tennis Fr Biology Savoy, MA/Homeschool
Kim Granito W. Lacrosse So Sociology Glenmont, NY/Bethlehem Central
Rachel Green W. Lacrosse Grad. Interdisciplinary Studies Hoosick Falls, NY/Hoosick Falls
Brianna Morris W. Lacrosse Jr Athletic Training Salem, NY/Washington Academy
Samantha Schwantner W. Lacrosse So Interdisciplinary Studies South Hadley, MA/South Hadley
Andrea Villars W. Lacrosse Sr Psychology Gaithersburg, MD/Watkins Mill