MAY 21, 2007


WILKES-BARRE -- A total of 31 College student-athletes were named to the Middle Atlantic Conferences Spring Sports All-Academic teams, the MAC Office announced Monday. In order to be nominated for selection, student-athletes must maintain a minimum 3.20 overall grade-point average and be at least a sophomore.

Highlighting the selections were eight members of King's Freedom Conference champion softball team. Representing the Lady Monarchs were junior senior Mari Valonis (Throop/Mid Valley), junior Annie Drimones (Englewood Cliffs, NJ/Academy of Holy Angels), and sophomores Kaitlin Liszewski (Bridgewater, NJ/Immaculata), Becky Loring (Honesdale/Honesdale), Courtney McAndrew (Clarks Summit/Abington Heights), Amanda Rizner (Browndale/Forest City), Kelsey Shreaves (Absecom, NJ/Holy Spirit), and Alyssa Wagner (Kings Point, NY/Kings Point).

The Monarch baseball team also had eight players chosen, including senior Caleb Calarco (New Ringgold/Tamaqua), juniors Matt Colgan (Carbondale/Carbondale), Matt Livoy (Drexel Hill/Upper Darby), John McNichol (West Chester/Devon Prep), and Pat McGlynn (Plains/Bishop Hoban); and sophomores Phil Moskowitz (Roxbury, NJ/Roxbury), Matt Van Stone (Waterbury, CT/Sacred Heart), and Jon Venarchick (Lehighton/Lehighton).

Seven Lady Monarch lacrosse players were named, including seniors Sara Alesso (Burlington, NJ/Holy Cross), Kelly Ilardi (
West Hempstead, NY/Frank Carey), Lindsay Sabo (Milford/Delaware Valley), and Eric Kovats (Mahopac, NYMahopac), along with juniors Melissa Gates (Jenkintown), Keri Niedt (Wrightstown, NJ/Northern Burlington), and Michelle O'Brien (Bridgewater, NJ/Bridgewater-Raritan).

Four members of the Freedom Conference runner-up men's tennis team were selected, including juniors Adam Pascoe Tunkhannock/Tunkhannock) and Nick Hojsack (Kingston/Wyoming Valley West), along with sophomores Blake Bonser (Tannersville, PA/Pocono Mt. East) and David Kaluzavich (Pittston/Seton Catholic)

A pair of Monarch golfers were chosen, including Sean Apanovich (Plains/Coughlin)and Michael Kane (Forty Fort/Wyoming Valley West).

Two men's lacrosse players were named, including Chad Flexon (
Sewell, NJ/St. Augustine Prep) and David Scott (Unionville, VA/Culpeper).

Combined with fall and winter sports, a total of 106 King's student-athletes were selected to the various MAC All-Academic teams.



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