MAY 25, 2004


WILKES-BARRE -- A total of 24 King's College student-athletes have been named to the 2004 Middle Atlantic Conferences All-Academic Team.

In order to be nominated, student-athletes must maintain a minimum 3.20 overall grade-point average and be at least a sophomore in class standing.

With 60 members of the college's fall and winter sports team previously selected, a total of 84 King's student-athletes were named to MAC all-Academic teams during the 2003-04 campaign.

Five players from King's Freedom Conference championship softball team were chosen, including senior first baseman Maria Zangardi (Pittston Twp./Seton Catholic), junior catcher Kristin Brady (Mayfield/Bishop O'Hara), sophomore outfielder Elizabeth Stella (Exeter/Wyoming Area), senior outfielder Linda Manarchuck (Eynon/Valley View), and junior pitcher Megan Adams (Nanticoke/Nanticoke).

The Monarch baseball team also had five players selected, including senior pitcher Chris Persak (Mechanicsburg/Trinity), sophomore pitcher Tim Granquist (Honesdale/Honesdale), sophomore infielder Bob Super (Dickson City/Mid Valley), sophomore pitcher Rob Medlock (Philadelphia/Roman Catholic), and sophomore infielder Gary Mazur (Dickson City/Mid Valley).

The King's women's lacrosse team had five players named to the team, including junior defender Kim Triftshouser (Xenia, OH/Carroll), junior attack Kristen Green (Strousburg/Pocono Mountain), junior goalie Mary Beth Clark (Bethlehem/Bethlehem Catholic), sophomore attack Patrice Cote (Somerville, NJ/Immaculata), and sophomore midfielder Pam Wright (Ludlow, Ma./Ludlow).

The men's lacrosse team had four players chosen, including junior midfielder John Matusiewicz (Bridgewater, NJ/Bridgewater-Raritan), senior defender Brian Zorn (Kingsville, MD/Perry Hall), sophomore midfielder Bill Noss (Wilkes-Barre/GAR), and sophomore defender Gary Mason (Garfield, NJ/Paramus Catholic).

The Monarch men's tennis team was represented by senior Eric Calabrese (Stirling, NJ/Oratory Prep) and senior Jason Sallemi (Hazleton/Bishop Hafey).

Three King's golfers were selected, including junior Mark Sciabacucchi (Pittston Twp./Seton Catholic), sophomore J.C. Blewitt (Kingston/Bishop O'Reilly), and junior Steve Pinnacoli (Hudson/Coughlin).

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