2013-14 GNAC All-Academic Squad Announced

2013-14 GNAC All-Academic Squad Announced

BOSTON, MA – The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) has released the 2013-14 All-Academic Team and 82 Saint Joseph’s College student-athletes have been honored.

The squad consists of 765 student-athletes from 12 full-time institutions and 13 associate member institutions who have met the following criteria in maintaining a 3.25 cumulative grade point average, completed at least one full season of competition at a GNAC institution and is of sophomore status academically.

The 765 individuals from 16 GNAC sports constitutes the most honored by the conference for the fifth-consecutive academic year and totals eight more than the 2012-13 list.

With 82 honorees this year, Saint Joseph's ranks third behind Johnson & Wales University (94) and Lasell College (84) for total number of student-athletes on the 2013-14 All-Academic Team. For the Monks, the 2013-14 total is the most in the institution’s seven years as a member of the conference, topping the 2011-12 mark by seven individuals. In addition, Saint Joseph’s has had at least 40 athletes honored in each of the institution's seven years as a member of the GNAC (2008 - 42, 2009 - 61, 2010 - 59, 2011 – 58, 2012 - 75, 2013 – 70, 2014 - 82; 447 total).

The following is a list of the 82 Saint Joseph’s GNAC All-Academic selections; a group that includes 41 repeat honorees, including 18 earning the award for the third time (***) and 23 for the second time (**) during their respective collegiate careers.


Stacy Anuszewski (Clarksboro, N.J.) SO Soccer English/Secondary Education
Sarah Assante (Standish, Maine)** JR Basketball Mathematics
Sarah Bakun (Clinton, Mass.)*** SR Cross Country, Track & Field Environmental Science
Holly Bannister (Cumberland, Maine)** SR Volleyball Nursing
Ashley Beaulieu (Durham, Maine) SR Soccer Pre-Med
Scott Benner (Post Falls, Idaho) SO Soccer Secondary Education
Matthew Boucher (Augusta, Maine)** JR Cross Country, Track & Field Exercise Science
Erica Boulanger (Somersworth, N.H.) SO Softball Nursing
Brandon Boutin (Hackettstown, N.J.) JR Lacrosse Nursing
William Brooks (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) SO Cross Country, Track & Field Criminal Justice
Willie Brown (Fayette, Maine)*** SR Baseball Sports Management
Christopher Bryant (Gray, Maine)*** SR Baseball Business & Sports Management
Morgan Cahill (Yarmouth, Maine) SO Basketball Nursing
Elizabeth Calnan (Westport, Mass.) JR Lacrosse Nursing
Jessica Capozzi (Saugus, Mass.) SR Soccer Business
Andrew Caron (Gardiner, Maine) SO Cross Country, Track & Field Business
Lauren Chouinard (Gorham, Maine)*** SR Soccer Nursing
Emily Cocciardi (Middleton, Mass.) SR Soccer Elementary Education
Rae-Marie Copan (Newton, Mass.)*** SR Softball English
Joseph Coyne (Duxbury, Mass.) JR Baseball Exercise Science
Audrey Curry (Perry, Maine)** JR Cross Country, Track & Field History
Danielle Daigle (Dayton, Maine)** JR Soccer Exercise Science
Melissa Deplanche (Dover, N.H.) JR Cross Country, Track & Field Nursing
Cassandra Diplock (Augusta, Maine) SR Lacrosse Exercise Science
Joseph DiSalvo (Derry, N.H.)** JR Cross Country, Track & Field Exercise Science
Amber Dostie (Standish, Maine) JR Cross Country, Track & Field Elementary Education
Mackenzie Dufour (Augusta, Maine)*** SR Basketball Pre-Physician Assistant
Heather Eaton (Lincolnville, Maine)** JR Women's Cross Country/T & F Biology
Dalton Eldridge (South Gardiner, Maine)** JR Lacrosse Nursing
Kelly Flaherty (Wilmington, Mass.)** JR Soccer Nursing
Nathaniel Fox (South Portland, Maine) SO Soccer Finance
Ashley Fratto (Hampton, N.H.) SO Swimming Nursing
Katherine Gadbois (Scarborough, Maine) SO Lacrosse Nursing
Ryan Gallagher (Casper, Wyo.)** SR Soccer Political Science
Connie Grovo (Limington, Maine) SR Softball Nursing
Theresa Hendrix (Scarborough, Maine)*** SR Basketball, Field Hockey, Softball Physical Education
Nicholas Jobin (Westbrook, Maine)*** SR Basketball Exercise Science
Kimberly Jordan (Bangor, Maine) JR Soccer, Softball Sports Management
Laura Jordan (Orrington, Maine)** JR Softball Special Education
Emma Lafrance (Westport, Mass.) SO Lacrosse Special Education
Mary Leasure (South Portland, Maine) SO Lacrosse Nursing
Doe Leckie (Naples, Maine)** JR Soccer Sports Management
Cassandra Leech (Middleboro, Mass.) SO Volleyball Chemistry
Nicholas Lops (South Portland, Maine)** JR Baseball English/Secondary Education
Alex Lorenc (Nanuet, N.Y.)*** SR Baseball Exercise Science
Jacqueline Lorenzen (Windham, Maine)** SR Soccer Criminal Justice
Skyler Makkinje (Hillsboro, N.H.)** SR Basketball Public Relations
Kelsea Marchand (Boscawen, N.H.)** SR Soccer Nursing
Alexander Markakis (Lynnfield, Mass.) SR Baseball Finance
Melissa Mayhew (Hiram, Maine) SO Softball Sports Management
Daniel McIntyre (Sparta, N.J.)*** SR Soccer Exercise Science
Corey McNamara (West Newbury, Mass.) SO Baseball Finance
Abigale McPhee (Epping, N.H.) SO Volleyball Business Management
Matthew Medeiros (Westport, Mass.)** SR Basketball Physical Education
Jeffrey Merrill (Fitchburg, Mass.) JR Cross Country History/Secondary Education
Rachelle Messuri (Atkinson, N.H.)*** SR Lacrosse, Field Hockey Marketing
Lindsay Moore (Barrington, N.H.) SR Softball, Basketball Accounting
Haley Nason (Saco, Maine)*** SR Lacrosse International Business
Claire O'Brien (Saunderstown, R.I.) SO Swimming Nursing
Macy Pagurko (Augusta, Maine)*** SR Lacrosse Nursing
Emilee Penman (Uncasville, Conn.)** JR Volleyball Elementary Education
Samantha Peters (Gorham, Maine)** JR Soccer Nursing
Robert Petrosillo (Methuen, Mass.) JR Soccer Marketing
James Philbrook (Auburn, Maine)** SR Basketball Physical Education
Olivia Pickering (South Portland, Maine) SO Swimming Nursing
Victoria Ramos (North Scituate, R.I.)** JR Softball Exercise Science
Ethan Rettew (Ephrata, Pa.)** JR Lacrosse History/Secondary Education
Taylor Reuillard (Biddeford, Maine) SO Baseball Exercise Science
Jake Ricciardi (Sharon, Mass.) SR Lacrosse Criminal Justice
Kevin Richardson (Coventry, Conn.)*** SR Golf Environmental Science
Lincoln Sanborn (Standish, Maine)*** SR Baseball Business & Sports Management
Kyle Shangraw (Westbrook, Maine) SR Soccer Business
Steven Simonds (Steep Falls, Maine) JR Basketball Nursing
Bryce Snyder (Yarmouth, Maine) SO Baseball Psychology
Davis Tucker (High Point, N.C.) SO Basketball Exercise Science
Alex Valenti (Lawrence, Mass.)** JR Baseball Business
Bradley Vigars (Stratham, N.H.)*** SR Baseball English
Jason Wade (South Hampton, N.H.) JR Soccer Sports Management
Krystal Walsh (Springvale, Maine) SR Lacrosse Elementary Education
Whitney White (Salem, N.H.) SO Soccer Nursing
Nicholas Whittaker (Yarmouth, Maine)*** SR Baseball Exercise Science
Jason Yasenchock (Rochester, N.H.) JR Lacrosse Psychology
Abigail Young (North Yarmouth, Maine)*** SR Basketball Psychology



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