Kean Athletics Hosts Scholar-Athlete Honors Luncheon

UNION, N.J. (4/9/15) – The Kean University department of athletics saluted 77 student-athletes this week for their academic achievements at the annual National Student-Athlete Day celebration and Chi Alpha Sigma honor society induction on Monday.

The first component of the afternoon was the induction of the Chi Alpha Sigma Class of 2015. All 27 members of this year’s class must have passed at least 56 credits with a 3.4 grade point average to be considered.  This year's class (the eighth to be inducted at Kean) is the largest to date.

All 77 honored student-athletes, who possessed a minimum of 56 credits and had a GPA of at least 3.0, were asked to invite a favorite professor of theirs to be honored at the ceremony as well. Students and teachers were able to share a meal together in a spirit of congeniality and good fellowship.

The ceremony is a highlight of NCAA Division III Week, a positive opportunity for all individuals associated with Division III to observe and celebrate the impact of athletics and of student-athletes on the campus and surrounding community. During the week, every Division III school and conference office is encouraged to conduct a type of outreach activity that falls into one of three categories: academic accomplishment; athletic experience; or leadership/community service/campus involvement.

 

Chi Alpha Sigma Class of 2015

Student-athletes must have passed 56 credits and have at least a 3.4 grade point average

Football

Michael D’Addario           

Frank Harpster 

Anthony Mangan            

Field Hockey

Chelsea Mann  

Stephanie Rios  

Marissa Robinson           

Men's Lacrosse

Elden Andrews

Michael Criscitello            

Tyler Randolph  

Men's Soccer

Pablo Valle  

Men's Basketball

Michael Diamond            

John Hladik         

Men's Volleyball

Besmir Arslani   

Baseball

Casey Carothers               

Michael Daley    

Brock Podgurski             

Ryan Reitmeyer              

Softball

Alexis D’Aloisio 

Women's Tennis

Richonda Fegins         

Michelle Luis      

Shruti Nadkarni 

Women's Volleyball

Jane Sweeney 

Women's Lacrosse

Meghan Schneck

Women's Soccer

Deanna Columbia           

Gabrielle Cucinotta       

Kassandra Nunez            

Shelby Pedersen  

 
           

National Student-Athlete Day Honorees

Student-athletes have passed at least 56 credits (at least 24 at Kean) and have at least a 3.0 grade point average

Baseball

Casey Carothers

Michael Daley

Anthony Fischetti

Ryan Kelley

Michael Kendall

Matthew Meleo

Brock Podgurski

Chris Ragos

Ryan Reitmeyer

Brian Squibb

Vincent Zanfordino III

 

Men’s Basketball

Michael Diamond

Kevin Grek

John Hladik

Timothy Steward

 

Women’s Basketball

Shay Collins

Jaquetta Owens

 

Field Hockey

Katie DiCarlo

Kimberly Ging

Suzanne Grochowski

Chelsea Mann

Jordan Melillo

Stephanie Rios

Marissa Robinson

 

Football

Michael D’Addario

Edward DeMarchi

Isaac Flores

Frank Harpster

Justin Higgs

Matthew Jamison

James Leavy

Dan Long

Anthony Mangan

Anthony Nyers

Jonathan Schmitt

Charles Vellis Jr.

Thomas Winters

 

Men’s Lacrosse

Elden Andrews

Sean Barlow

Neil Bortolus

Michael Cestaro

Michael Criscitello

Conor McAuley

Tyler Randolph

 

Women’s Lacrosse

Maggie Brocklebank

Marisa DeAngelis

Meghan Schneck

Stephanie Soares

 

Men’s Soccer

Patrick Foley

Kevin Olaya

Asturias Roncal

Pablo Valle

 

Women’s Soccer

Jaclyn Boselli

Deanna Columbia

Gabrielle Cucinotta

Samantha Marchetti

Emily Martinelli

Kassandra Nunez

Shelby Pedersen

Carly Snyder

 

Softball

Alexis D’Aloisio

Tonianne DeMatteo

Katelyn Smith

Courtney Yard

Women’s Tennis

Richonda Fegins

Erin Hendricks

Zenzile Liggins

Michelle Luis

Brianna Martin

Shruti Nadkarni

Christy Verdi

 
Men’s Volleyball

Besmir Arslani

Ronald Dunn

 
Women’s Volleyball

Alana Aranjo

Elisabeth DeGroot

Alix Denison

Meghan Williams

Jane Sweeney

 

National Student-Athlete Day Honorable Mention

Student-athletes who have at least a 3.0 grade point average with less than 56 credits or less than 24 credits earned at Kean

Baseball

Benjamin Favreau

Kristopher Fellin

George Gillies

Matthew Krupa

 

Men’s Basketball

Timothy Bradley

Jalil Tajiddin

 

Women’s Basketball

Mikeera Brown

Jordan Colna

Aysha Harris

Shelby Ringer

 

Field Hockey

Teresa Carr

Jordan Colna

Stephanie Hunt

Krista LaMaina

Shauna LaMaina

Katie-Lynne Lussier

Julliette Ramos

Courtney Richard

 

Football

Charles App

Joseph Bick

Bryan Carr

Jeremy Leavy

Damon Newkirk

Hakeem Stephens

Dorian Sumter

 

Men’s Lacrosse

Timothy Corn

Peter D’Antoni

Daniel Hartman

Lucas Kiernan

Shae McCusker

Alex Merrill

Brian Mills

Deniz Piatt

Alec Ramos

Scott Royster

Anthony Rybek

Michael Shilling

 

Women’s Lacrosse

Nikki Apostolopoulos

Brittany Ballack

Alexandra Casciato

Karime Diaz

Taylor Hynes

Krista LaMaina

Shauna LaMaina

Emily Stasuk

Anna Tampellini

Danielle Tomminelli

Giulia Vitolo

 

Men’s Soccer

Thomas Bogert

Rafal Ciepiela

Alex Noriega

Bradley Watkins

 

Women’s Soccer

Kayla Birth

Jordyn Bronsky

Shannon Brown

Allison Coca

Michelle Fitzula

Kelsey Gazzara

Lauren Healey

Emily Jurcsek

Mallory Noordeloos

Bridget Parise

Gianna Sacchetti

Jordan Thuman

Maxine Turchin

Kelly Williamson

 

Softball

Emily Bissonnette

Lena Buccigrossi

Alexis Oakley

Cayleen Rizo

Julianne Sosa

Kacie Worswick

 

Women’s Tennis

Ayana Bell

Naylah Hinton

Rose Hughes

Andrea Mendez

Kayla Miller

Herminia Nava

Alyssa Peterson

 

Women’s Volleyball

Lena Buccigrossi

Sara Ridgway

Calli Scheuermann

Kendall Sonico

Alexis Whitney

 

Men’s Volleyball

Connor Evans

Jared Warner