MAY 24, 2006
KING'S PLACES 32 ON MAC SPRING ALL-ACADEMIC
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
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
Men's lacrosse placed five members on the team,
including Chad Flexon, Gary Mason, John Matusiewicz, Bill Boss, and Ed
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
"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."