56 Trailblazers named to Winter/Spring MASCAC All Academic Team

56 Trailblazers named to Winter/Spring MASCAC All Academic Team

Westfield, MA —The MCLA student athletes had a successful semester in the classroom as 56 Trailblazers were named to the MASCAC Winter/Spring All Academic team this afternoon.

A total of 1,152 student-athletes have been honored by the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) with selection to the league's Winter/Spring 2020 All-Academic Team that was released earlier today by Commissioner Angela Baumann.

Student-athletes who compete in championship varsity sports offered by each of the MASCAC institutions during the course of the Winter and Spring 2020 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. 

"I am extremely proud of the student-athletes who have earned a spot on the 2020 MASCAC Winter/Spring All-Academic Team," Commissioner Baumann said. "The student-athletes dealt with the adversity of changing to remote learning halfway through the semester and continued their academic success through it."

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. Dean College, Eastern Nazarene College, Elms College, Mitchell College and Springfield College joined as men's golf affiliates in 2019.

Below is a list of Trailblazer athletes named to the team listed by Sport:

Student-Athlete Sport Cl. Major Hometown/High School
Benjamin Durland Baseball Sr. Business Paxton, MA/Wachusett
Maxwell Gabrielly Baseball So. Philosophy Poughquag, NY/Arlington
William Leino Baseball Jr. Sociology Long Island, NY/Robert Wagner
James Miller Baseball Sr. History/Education Saugerties, NY/Saugerties
Kyle Milligan Baseball Fr. English Communications Cohoes, NY/Cohoes
David Payne Baseball Jr. Business Milford, CT/Foran
Graham Poag Baseball So. Business Glens Falls, NY/Glens Falls
Austin Rachiele Baseball So. Biology Pittsfield, MA/Taconic 
Miguel Reicino Baseball Jr. Health Sciences Queens, NY/Benjamin Cardozo
Bryan Rosario Baseball Fr. Business E. Elmhurst, NY/William Cullen Bryant
Ryan Ruef Baseball Sr. Biology Lee, MA/Lee
Logan Rumbolt Baseball Sr. Physics North Adams, MA/Drury
Christian Seariac Baseball Sr. Business Framingham, MA/Framingham
Dahndray Sistrunk Baseball Sr. Business Adams, MA/Hoosac Valley
Kevin Speach Baseball Sr. Business Albany, NY/Shenendehowa
Joseph Toledo Baseball Sr. Business Brooklyn, NY/James Madison
Christopher Becker Men's Basketball Fr. Business Lake George, NY/Lake George
Michael Demartinis Men's Basketball Jr. History/Education Burlington, MA/Burlington
Quentin Gittens Men's Basketball Fr. Undecided Pittsfield, MA/Taconic
Ki-Shawn Monroe Men's Basketball Sr. Business Springfield, MA/Putnam Voc.
Dylan Morris-Gray Men's Basketball So. Business Port Jefferson Station, NY/Comsewogue
Noah Yearsley Men's Basketball Jr. Business Averill Park, NY/Averill Park
Shannon Carney Women's Basketball So. Business Averill Park, NY/Averill Park
Brooke DiGennaro Women's Basketball/WLAX Fr. Sociology Pittsfield, MA/Drury
Kylah Langston Women's Basketball Sr. Sociology E. Hartford, CT/Classical Magnet
Hannah Mazzeo Women's Basketball So. Health Sciences Averill Park, NY/Averill Park
Olivia Pressley Women's Basketball So. Psychology Richmondville, NY/Cobleskill Rich-Mondville
Jasmine Pszczola Women's Basketball Fr. Criminal Justice Agawam, MA/Agawam
Erika Ryan Women's Basketball Sr. Health Sciences Clifton Park, NY/Shenendehowa
Madison Teta Women's Basketball Fr. Health Sciences Troy, NY/Lansingburgh
Nicholas Bator Men's Golf Sr. Physics North Adams, MA/Drury
Brady Larkin Men's Lacrosse Fr. Business Cheshire, MA/Hoosac Valley
Matthew Ortiz Men's Lacrosse Fr. Undecided Cold Spring, NY/Haldane
James Ross Men's Lacrosse Sr. Business Dalton, MA/Wahconah
Micah Tassone Men's Lacrosse So. Health Sciences Adams, MA/Hoosac Valley
Matthew Wallace Men's Lacrosse Fr. Physics Dalton, MA/Wahconah
Claudia Bresett Women's Lacrosse Fr. Business Adams, MA/Hoosac Valley
Josephine Burlingame Women's Lacrosse Sr. Health Sciences Leicester, MA/Assabet Valley Reg.
NataeJia Forte Women's Lacrosse So. Health Sciences Baltimore, MD/Concordia Prep.
Kim Granito Women's Lacrosse Sr. Sociology Glenmont, NY/Bethlehem Central
Shannon Prouty Women's Lacrosse Jr. Psychology/Biology Leicester, MA/Leicester
Aleesha Quinlivan Women's Lacrosse Sr. Art/Computer Science Watervliet,NY/Watervliet
Samantha Schwantner Women's Lacrosse Sr. Interdisciplinary Studies South Hadley, MA/South Hadley
Sara Tomkiewicz Women's Lacrosse So. Psychology/Education Adams, MA/Hoosac Valley
Brooke Cowlin Softball Fr. Business Pittsfield, MA/Pittsfield
Samantha Feinstein Softball Jr. Sociology Yarmouth, MA/Dennis Yarmouth
Sarah McMahon Softball Fr. Psychology Pittsfield, MA/Pittsfield
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
Alanza Quinones Softball Jr. Health Sciences North Adams, MA/McCann Tech
Madison Teta Softball Fr. Health Sciences Troy, NY/Lansingburgh
Bmenet Girum Men's Tennis So. Business Cambridge, MA/Cambridge Rindge & Latin
Charles Najimy Men's Tennis Jr. Biology Savoy, MA/Homeschool
Curt Nitzsche Men's Tennis Jr. Business Mashpee, MA/Mashpee
Andrew Nigard Men's Tennis Sr. Business Wilton, NY/South Glens Falls