SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Five-hundred sixty six Commonwealth Coast Conference student-athletes were honored on Monday morning as the league announced its spring academic all-conference team. The 556 athletes honored set a record for the most honorees on a single list in the history of the award.
The spring list includes participants from each of the CCC's 10 full member institutions, plus the three men's ice hockey associate members, who participated in men's and women's basketball, men's ice hockey, baseball, men's golf, men's and women's lacrosse, men's tennis, and softball. Participants in the CCC swimming and diving or outdoor track and field invitationals from those schools are also eligible.
In order to be recognized as a member of the CCC Academic All-Conference Team an athlete must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.3 (on a 4.0 scale) and must also have attained sophomore status.
Men's ice hockey, which celebrated its inaugural season as a CCC Championship sport this year, had the most representatives among all the sports on this year's list with 116.
Nine members on this year's spring team were also recognized for their academic accomplishments earlier this year when they were selected as the CCC Senior Scholar-Athletes in their respective sports. Additionally, 10 student-athletes who were honored also displayed excellence in competition and received high honors at the end of their seasons including Leopard junior men's basketball player Sam Knollmeyer (Hampton, N.H.), who earned CCC Defensive Player of the Year honors.
Overall there were 38 Academic All-CCC members who were also recognized as First Team All-CCC members. There were also 29 Second Team and 26 Third Team performers.
Wentworth had 34 student-athletes earn 35 academic all-conference honors with junior Haley Sabino (Topsfield, Mass.) being named in both women's basketball and women's lacrosse.
The full list of Academic All-CCC honorees can be found here.
|NAME||SPORT||CLASS||MAJOR||HOMETOWN (City, State)|
|Tim Elrick||Baseball||Jr.||Architecture||Buzzards Bay, Mass.|
|Bryon Kucharski||Baseball||Jr.||Computer Engineering||East Haven, Conn.|
|Tyler Weninger||Baseball||Jr.||Civil Engineering||Chandler, Ariz.|
|Ben Kizel||Men's Basketball||Jr.||Business Management||Short Hills, N.J.|
|Sam Knollmeyer||Men's Basketball||Jr.||Business Management||Hampton, N.H.|
|Kellie Messer||Women's Basketball||Sr.||Civil Engineering||Hollis, N.H.|
|Haley Sabino||Women's Basketball||Jr.||Construction Management||Topsfield, Mass.|
|Enrique Arrieche||Golf||Jr.||Construction Management||Caracas, Venezuela|
|Brian Bak||Golf||So.||Construction Management||South Hadley, Mass.|
|Zach Downing||Golf||Jr.||Construction Management||Clinton, Mass.|
|Austin Enroth||Golf||Jr.||Mechanical Engineering||Dartmouth, Mass.|
|Alec Focault||Golf||Gr.||Architecture||Putnam, Conn.|
|Zach Sousa||Golf||Sr.||Interdisciplinary Engineering||Middleboro, Mass.|
|Brad Tyler||Golf||Gr.||Architecture||San Diego, Calif.|
|Erik Andersson||Ice Hockey||Jr.||Construction Management||Madison, N.J.|
|Byron Carlisle||Ice Hockey||So.||Business Management||Orleans, Mass.|
|Paul Filippone||Ice Hockey||So.||Computer Information Systems||Cranston, R.I.|
|Adam Lane||Ice Hockey||So.||Business Management||Sarnia, Ont.|
|Sam Levin||Ice Hockey||So.||Business Management||Simsbury, Conn.|
|Ethan Weiss||Ice Hockey||So.||Facility Planning and Management||Troy, Mich.|
|Peter Andersson||Men's Lacrosse||So.||Industrial Design||Madison, N.J.|
|Sean Farmer||Men's Lacrosse||Sr.||Mechanical Engineering||Billerica, Mass.|
|Kilian Ryan||Men's Lacrosse||So.||Construction Management||Saranac Lake, N.Y.|
|Zach Tomaszek||Men's Lacrosse||So.||Construction Management||Milford, Conn.|
|Liz Gunning||Women's Lacrosse||So.||Civil Engineering||Fort Salonga, N.Y.|
|Brandie Holland||Women's Lacrosse||Sr.||Computer Science||Lynn, Mass.|
|Jessica Nguyen||Women's Lacrosse||Jr.||Biomedical Engineering||Attleboro, Mass.|
|Brooke Paradis||Women's Lacrosse||So.||Civil Engineering||Pelham, N.H.|
|Haley Sabino||Women's Lacrosse||Jr.||Construction Management||Topsfield, Mass.|
|Jenna Tetreault||Women's Lacrosse||So.||Interior Design||Dudley, Mass.|
|Megan Berryman||Softball||Jr.||Mechanical Engineering||Middleboro, Mass.|
|Hayley Rutkey||Softball||So.||Biomedical Engineering||Burnt Hills, N.Y.|
|Rachel Willcutt||Softball||Jr.||Interdisciplinary Engineering||Tilton, N.H.|
|Evan Gosselin||Men's Tennis||Jr.||Computer Networking||Lewiston, Maine|
|Zach Peter||Men's Tennis||Sr.||Computer Information Systems||Preston, Conn.|
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