MCLA well represented on MASCAC All Academic teams this spring

MCLA well represented on MASCAC All Academic teams this spring

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