MAY 24, 2006


WILKES-BARRE -- A total of 32 King's College student-athletes have been named to the Middle Atlantic Conference Spring Sports All-Academic Team.

In order to be nominated, players must have at least a 3.20 overall grade-point average and be at least a sophomore in class standing.

The women's lacrosse team led the way with 10 players selected. Those chosen included Rachel Agzigian, Sarah Alesso, Melissa Gates, Kelly Illardi, Grace King, Christina Klenk, Keri Niedt, Michelle O'Brien, Teresa O'Brien, and Lindsay Sabo.

Eight  members of King's Freedom Conference champion baseball team were named, including Caleb Calarco, Matt Colgan, Tim Granquist, Matt Livoy, Gary Mazur, Pat McGlynn, John McNichol, and Rob Medlock.

Men's lacrosse placed five members on the team, including Chad Flexon, Gary Mason, John Matusiewicz, Bill Boss, and Ed Skawinski.

The King's softball team was represented by Nicole Conger, Annie Drimones, and Mari Valonis.

The golf team had Sean Apanovich. J.C. Blewitt, and Brian Rogish selected, while the tennis team was represented by Nick Hojsack, Adam Pascoe, and Brett Shipe.

With 82 student-athletes previous selected from the college's fall and winter sports teams, a total of 114 King's athletes were named to the MAC All-Academic Team during the 2005-06 school year.

"We are very pleased to see such a high number of our student-athletes named to the all-conference academic teams," King's director of athletics Cheryl Ish stated. "Combining academics and athletics can be challenging, but our student-athletes continue to prove that you can be outstanding in both areas. Their ability to excel in both areas not only tells the true story of the type of student-athletes our coaches recruit, but it also demonstrates the dedication our student-athletes have on and off the field. We are very proud to have this many student-athletes honored for their academic efforts."

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Questions or comments to:  Bob Ziadie, King's College Sports Information Director
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