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.
|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|