North Adams, MA- After wrapping up a phenomenal career in a Trailblazer softball uniform, MCLA's Kaitlyn Berghela has been named to the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All American Third Team as announced by CoSida this afternoon. The honor caps off a memorable run for Berghela as she also captured the department's top female athlete award and was named team MVP.
CoSIDA began the distinguished Google Cloud Academic All-America® program in 1952, and since then, has honored thousands of deserving student-athletes from numerous sports across all divisions with these elite Academic All-America® scholar-athlete honors. Twenty-two of the 34 members of the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division III softball teams have at least a 3.90 GPA, with eight student-athletes maintaining a perfect 4.00 GPA. The 11 members of the first team have an average GPA of 3.91.
The Division III Google Cloud Academic All-America® program is financially supported by the NCAA Division III national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2018-19 Division III Academic All-America® teams.
For more information regarding the Google Cloud Academic All-America® program, visit https://academicallamerica.com/
Berghela's third team selection marks the first time an MCLA Softball player received the prestigious honor. A Biology major, the captain sported a 4.0 grade point average at MCLA and was a member of Chi Alpha Sigma for two years. She was a four year MASCAC All Academic team selection as well during her time in North Adams.
On the field, Berghela was just as impactful. A two time All MASCAC performer, Berghela was a key component of the Trailblazer offense since her arrival to campus. She ended her career with a .356 batting average, scored 83 runs, drove in 56, and stole 34 bases. The Watervliet, NY native was a captain her final two seasons at MCLA.
Berghela was one of only four New England based players to earn the honor.
|P||Hanna Hull||Virginia Wesleyan||Jr||3.57||Math|
|P||Christine LaRochelle||Stevens Institute||Sr||4.00||Engineering|
|C||Avery Alberghini||University of NE||Sr||3.78||Health, Wellness, & Occupational Studies|
|IF||Taylor Arends||Washington U.||Sr||3.96||Psychology & Brain Sciences|
|IF||Shannon Lloyd||Keystone||Jr||3.99||Criminal Justice/Psychology|
|IF||Jackie Schneider||Neumann||Sr||4.00||Criminal Justice|
|IF||Alyson Shaw||Otterbein||Sr||4.00||Early Childhood Education|
|OF||Alexis Boledovic||Baldwin Wallace||Sr||3.91||Physical Therapy/Exercise Science|
|OF||Caroline Ratti||Kean||Sr||3.87||Physical Education, Health, Teacher Cert.|
|OF||Megan Zinn||Scranton||Jr||3.96||Early Childhood & Primary Education|
|DP||Sarah Von Ahn||MIT||Jr||3.92||Mathematics/Computer Science|
|P||Illissa Hamilton||Case Western Reserve||Jr||4.00||Biomedical Engineering|
|P||Alyssa Olson||Coe College||Sr||3.74||Biochemistry|
|C||Abby Menting||UW-Oshkosh||Sr||3.98||Business Supply Chain Management|
|IF||Jackie Bilotti||Arcadia||Sr||3.93||Early Childhood Education/Special Education|
|IF||Rachel Johnson||Washington & Jefferson||Sr||3.88||Psychology|
|IF||Caraline Wood||WPI||Sr||3.51||Mechanical Engineering|
|OF||Kelly Jurden||Texas Lutheran||So||4.00||Business & Information Systems|
|OF||Melissa Livermore||UT-Dallas||Sr||3.84||Healthcare Studies|
|OF||Allison Meyer||George Fox||Jr||4.00||Elementary Education|
|DP||Taylor Jordan||Millikin||Sr||3.98||Physical Education|
|P||Kiersten Anderson-Glass||St. Thomas||Jr||3.47||Exercise Science|
|P||Emily Oliver||Norwich||Sr||3.93||Mechanical Engineering|
|C||Harleigh Kaczegowicz||Rochester||Sr||3.84||Mechanical Engineering|
|IF||Kalli Farmer||Millikin||Jr||3.99||Sports Management|
|IF||Aly Freeman||Gustavus Adolphus||Jr||4.00||Biology|
|IF||Mariah Uphoff||Bethel||Jr||3.96||Relational Communication|
|OF||Dana Del Genio||SUNY Oneonta||Sr||3.85||Criminal Justice|
|OF||Jennifer Groat||Plattsburgh St.||Sr||3.93||Childhood Education|