PAWTUCKET, R.I. – 41 Castleton University student-athletes were recognized by the Little East Conference for academic excellence on Friday afternoon as the league office announced the Fall 2018 LEC All-Academic Teams.
The Spartans' 41 student-athletes were the second most from a single institution among the LEC's nine full-time members, trailing only Plymouth State, which placed 49 individuals on the All-Academic Teams. To be named to the LEC All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must be at least in sophomore standing in the classroom, have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher through the previous semester and have been at their current institution for at least one full academic year.
In total, the LEC boasted 329 student-athletes that met the criteria, including 246 with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher, 111 with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher, 48 with a 3.90 cumulative GPA or higher and eight with a perfect 4.0 GPA.
The field hockey program placed 10 individuals on the squad as First Team All-Conference players Sarah Wells, Gabriella Hunt and Ellie Gevry cracked the list, along with teammates Megan Ryan, Loretta Blakeney, Kate West, Madison Langey, Anna Ploof, Gabrielle Ryan and Olivia Trevisani.
Men's soccer added six names to the list with team MVP Jacob Godfrey as the headliner, along with Alex Fernald, Tom Kirk, Cam Rossi-Crete, Peter Lynn, Abinash Rai and Mason Thompson. The women's soccer team scored six All-Academic selections as Julia Carone, Kinnan Latremore, Cassidy Newman, Megan O'Shea, Rylee Nichols and Aubra Linn earned the accolades.
The women's volleyball program posted strong numbers in the classroom, as six players saw their name on the All-Academic list. Gabrielle Carpenter headlined the squad with the team's top GPA, with teammates Meghan Zawatsky, Monica Connor, Brianna Hake, Darian Magner and Ellie Frischmon joining her.
Men's and women's cross country each posted strong showings, placing five individuals apiece on the All-Acaedemic squad. For the men, Jacob Peet, Oliver Rodgers, Tom Rizza, Gannon McKearin and Jared Wheeler hit the mark, while the women's side saw Kaylyn Crompton, Megan Greene, Adrienne Toof, Lydia Maier and Emily Maier make the cut.
Women's tennis rounded out the strong showing for the Spartans with a pair of performers—Alexis Curley and Megan Nadler—making the All-Academic Team.
To view the complete list of honorees, click here.