19 Mountaineers Collect 2019 NECC Spring All-Academic Laurels, Tie Department Record

19 Mountaineers Collect 2019 NECC Spring All-Academic Laurels, Tie Department Record

MARSHFIELD, Mass. – 19 student-athletes from Southern Vermont College earned the institution’s final New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) all-academic honors—being included on the league’s 2019 spring listing which was released on Tuesday.

Each of the seven SVC winter and spring programs were represented on the All-Academic Team, and the total number of Mountaineers who collected the laurel tied the department record which was set last year.

To be eligible for the accolade, a student-athlete must be a sophomore or higher in class standing and post a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.40 following the spring semester.

"I am exceptionally proud of the diligence of these student-athletes,” said former SVC interim director of athletics Christin Gowan. “This semester was a tumultuous one, and to perform as highly as they did in the classroom is a tribute to their dedication and character. I look forward to seeing what they will accomplish in the remainder of their academic and professional careers."

10 SVC majors were represented on the ’19 list with six Mountaineers collecting the spring laurel for at least the second time in their career. Nine Southern Vermont seniors made the list in their final year of eligibility for their respective sport with four of those pushing their GPA high enough this academic cycle to pick up the accolade for the first time.

Three recent graduates had grades worthy of earning the honor for the third-straight year to complete a career sweep of the award: baseball’s Zack Stacey (Saratoga, N.Y.), men’s basketball’s Josh Borders (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), and women’s lacrosse’s Madi Carr (Petersham, Mass.).

To see the full list of all 194 NECC student-athletes who were decorated this spring, visit http://neccathletics.com/landing/2018-19/Academic_All-Conference_-_Winter-Spring2.pdf.



Jason Marcello (So.; Nursing; Daytona Beach, Fla.)
Ryan Richards (Sr.; Biological Sciences; Beaumont, Calif.)
Ryan Richardson (Jr.; Biological Sciences; Pasadena, Md.)
Ryan Serrato (Sr.; Communication; Whittier, Calif.)
Zack Stacey (Sr.; History & Politics; Saratoga, N.Y.) **

Men’s Basketball
Jackson Amankrah (Sr.; Business Admin./Healthcare Mgmt.; New York City, N.Y.)
Josh Borders (Sr.; Business Admin./Healthcare Mgmt.; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) **
Donnell Frayer Jr. (So.; Business Admin./Sports, Recreation, & Tourism Mgmt.; Upper Marlboro, Md.)
Rohan Piple (Sr.; Business Admin./Sports, Recreation, & Tourism Mgmt.; Germantown, Md.) *

Women’s Basketball
Kyra Bruesewitz (Jr.; Psychology; Reno, Nev.)
Maddy Main (Sr.; Business Administration; Bennington, Vt.) *

Women’s Lacrosse
Meghan Arthur (So.; Radiologic Sciences; Billerica, Mass.)
Madi Carr (Sr.; Radiologic Sciences; Petersham, Mass.) **
Juliena D’Alessio (Jr.; Radiologic Sciences; Berlin, N.Y.) *
Sydnee Julian (Sr.; Criminal Justice; Mexico, N.Y.)
Alex Safford (So.; Criminal Justice; Burnt Hills, N.Y.)

Taylor Jarosz (Jr.; Criminal Justice; Troy, N.Y.)

Track & Field
Omar Santiago-Rodriguez (So.; Biological Sciences; Stanfordville, N.Y.)

Men’s Volleyball
Joey Wolodkevich (Jr.; Business Admin./Sports, Recreation, & Tourism Mgmt.; Coxsackie, N.Y.)

* Denotes placement on previous NECC Spring Academic All-Conference Team