38 Trailblazers named to Winter/Spring MASCAC All Academic Team

38 Trailblazers named to Winter/Spring MASCAC All Academic Team

2019 Winter/Spring All Academic Team

Westfield, MA — A total of 792 student-athletes have been honored by the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference with selection to the league's Winter/Spring 2019 All-Academic Team that was released earlier today by Commissioner Angela Baumann.  MCLA placed 38 student-athletes on the respective roster.

Student-athletes who compete in championship varsity sports offered by each of the MASCAC institutions during the course of the Winter and Spring 2019 athletic season and have achieved a 3.20 cumulative or semester-based grade point average during the semester are eligible for selection to the Winter/Spring All-Academic Team.

Baseball led the way for MCLA with 11 players earning the grades.  Women's Basketball and Women's Lacrosse followed suit with 7 players each, while Softball ended with 6.  Mixed Tennis had 4 while Men's Basketball rounded out the squad with 3.

Westfield State University placed the most student-athletes on the Winter/Spring 2019 MASCAC All-Academic Team with 141 total, while Bridgewater State University and Worcester State University are second with 125. Fitchburg State University is close behind in fourth with 88 and Salem State University is fifth with 81 student-athletes on the team.

"I want to commend all the MASCAC student-athletes for earning a spot on the 2019 Winter/Spring MASCAC All-Academic Team", said Commissioner Baumann. "The achievements of our student-athletes in the classroom is the cornerstone of the MASCAC. Seeing them succeed in both the classroom and field of play is a testament to their hard work throughout the year."

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.

Student-Athlete Sport Class Major Hometown/High School
James Besaw Baseball Fr. Health Sciences Oak Harbor, WA/Oak Harbor
Marco DiNicola Baseball Fr. Physics Pittsfield, MA/Pittsfield
Benjamin Durland Baseball Jr. Business Administration Paxton, MA/Wachusett
Max Gabrielly Baseball Fr. Philosophy Poughquag, NY/Arlington
Andrew Lavelle Baseball So. History Long Beach, NY/Long Beach
Austin Rachiele Baseball Fr. Biology Pittsfield, MA/Taconic 
Ryan Ruef Baseball So. Biology Lee, MA/Lee
Logan Rumbolt Baseball Jr. Physics North Adams, MA/Drury
Christian Seariac Baseball Jr. Business Administration Framingham, MA/Framingham
Dahndray Sistrunk Baseball Jr. Business Administration Adams, MA/Hoosac Valley
Kevin Speach Baseball Jr. Business Administration Albany, NY/Shenendehowa
Michael Demartinis Men's Basketball So. History/Education Burlington, MA/Burlington
Ki-Shawn Monroe Men's Basketball Jr. Business Administration Springfield, MA/Putnam Voc.
Tanner Owens Men's Basketball So. English Communications Long Beach, NY/Long Beach
L'Rae Brundige Women's Basketball Sr. Interdisciplinary Studies Schaghticoke, NY/Hoosic Valley
Emily Burke Women's Basketball Fr. Sociology Voorheesville, NY/Clayton Bouton
Samantha Gawron Women's Basketball Sr. Sociology South Hadley, MA/South Hadley
Kylah Langston Women's Basketball Jr. Sociology E. Hartford, CT/Classical Magnet
Karina Mattera Women's Basketball Sr. English Johnston, RI/Johnston
Courtney Pingelski Women's Basketball Sr. Health Sciences Mechanicville, NY/Mechanicville
McKenzie Robinson Women's Basketball Sr. Interdisciplinary Studies Adams, MA/Hoosac Valley
Ciera Dowling Women's Lacrosse Sr. Business Administration North Adams, MA/Bart Charter
Zoe Elwell Women's Lacrosse Sr. History Guilderland, NY/Guilderland
Mary Fucci Women's Lacrosse So. Physics Sharon Springs, NY/Sharon Springs
Kim Granito Women's Lacrosse Jr. Sociology Glenmont, NY/Bethlehem Central
Brianna Morris Women's Lacrosse Sr. Athletic Training Salem, NY/Washington Academy
Shannon Prouty Women's Lacrosse So. Psychology Leicester, MA/Leicester
Samantha Schwantner Women's Lacrosse Jr. Interdisciplinary Studies South Hadley, MA/South Hadley
Kara Adams Softball Jr. Psychology Walden, NY/Valley Central
Kaitlyn Berghela Softball Sr. Biology Watervliet, NY/Shaker
Kaylyn Holliday Softball Jr. English Communications Catskill, NY/Catskill
Nevada Nelsen Softball Jr. Computer Science Albany, NY/Colonie Central
Julia Parker Softball So. English Communications Malden, MA/Malden
Erica Quackenbush Softball Jr. Interdisciplinary Studies Hoosick Falls, NY/Hoosick Falls Central
Samantha Gawron Mixed Tennis Sr. Sociology South Hadley, MA/South Hadley
Briana Higgins Mixed Tennis Jr. Psychology Tewksbury, MA/Tewksbury
Alyssa Keegan Mixed Tennis Jr. Psychology Levittown, NY/Holy Trinity
Charles Najimy Mixed Tennis So. Biology Savoy, MA/Homeschool