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Mustangs Boast Third Straight Record Academic All-Conference Class

Mustangs Boast Third Straight Record Academic All-Conference Class

WINTHROP, Mass. – Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Commissioner Joe Walsh has announced the 2016-17 Academic All-Conference Teams, and for the third consecutive year, Mount Ida College has put forth a record number of student-athletes who are eligible for this award.

Fifty-three Mount Ida student-athletes are recognized as Academic All-Conference for the 2016-17 school year, a distinction that requires students to have a 3.25 cumulative grade point average and have reached second-year academic status.

This year the Mustangs eclipse the 48 student-athletes honored in 2015-16, which in turn had bested the previous high of 36 from the previous season. 

A total of 893 student-athletes received classroom recognition from the GNAC this year. 

Nine players from the conference runners-up men's lacrosse team led the way for Mount Ida in the Academic All-Conference team, while women's soccer had seven honorees and women's basketball recognized six players.

In addition, eight multi-sport athletes for Mount Ida posted the necessary qualifications to be named Academic All-Conference this past year.

The complete list of Mount Ida College student-athletes recognized is below. For a full list of GNAC honorees, please click here.

Men's Lacrosse

Chad Coehlo, Senior, Salem, Mass.

Corey Eugster, Senior, Upton, Mass.

Joe Gengarelly, Junior, Sag Harbor, N.Y.

Cam Hayward, Junior, Derry, N.H.

Alex Veloukas, Senior, Salem,Mass.

Alex Zito, Junior, Andover, Conn.


Men's Cross Country

Ryan Burch, Senior, Greenwich, N.Y.


Women's Volleyball

Alison Cox, Sophomore, Chelmsford, Mass.

Mary Kate Reidy, Junior, Agawam, Mass.

Kristy Walton, Sophomore, Fairhaven, Mass.


Men's Volleyball

Tyler Shinkle, Sophomore, West Deptford, N.J.

Nathan Sprengle, Sophomore, Williamstown, N.J.


Men's Basketball

Jesse Nelson, Senior, Hopatcong, N.J.

Jacob Sartain, Junior, West Palm Beach, Fla.


Men's Soccer

Julio Barroso, Sophomore, Central Falls, R.I.

Cody Seel, Junior, Petersburg, N.Y.

Jeremy Sayers, Junior, Portsmouth, N.H.

Nathan Sengsavang, Sophomore, Woonsocket, R.I.

Andrew Shaw, Senior, Anaheim, Calif.

JT Yager, Senior, Malta, N.Y.


Field Hockey

Patty Ryan, Sophomore, Livermore Falls, Maine

Suzanne Thibault, Sophomore, Douglas, Mass.


Women's Lacrosse

Rebecca Beaulieu, Senior, Weare, N.H.

Nikki Kinneen, Senior, Salem, N.H.

Brooke Scahill, Sophomore, Ledyard, Conn.


Women's Soccer

Libby Andreasen, Senior, Gorham, Maine

Shayna Hopkins, Junior, Millis, Mass.

Rachel Lambert, Junior, Lebanon, Conn.

Hannah Lilac, Junior, Hoosick Falls, N.Y.

Heather Pollock, Junior, Middleton, Mass.

Morgan Rzonca, Junior, Bristol, Conn.

Hailey Serino, Junior, Northwood, N.H.



Kaylee Ferris, Sophomore, Waterbury, Vt.

Nicole Handzel, Senior, Palmer, Mass.

Michele MacDonald, Senior, North Dighton, Mass.


Women's Tennis

Danielle Barnabe, Senior, Warwick, R.I.

Rebecca Levy, Junior, Plymouth, Mass.


Women's Basketball

Janique Cofield, Senior, San Diego, Calif.

Jessica D'Esposito, Sophomore, Malden, Mass.

Jaime Moscato, Junior, Taunton, Mass.

Breanna Muir, Junior, Wareham, Mass.


Women's Cross Country

Liz Baker, Sophomore, Mendon, Mass.

Sam Laferriere, Senior, Tewksbury, Mass.

Sam O'Toole, Sophomore, Hudson, Mass.

Gabriella Shapiro, Sophomore, Sharon, Mass.



Cody Burdick, Senior, Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (MLAX + MXC)

Derek Polish, Junior, Bow, N.H. (MLAX + MXC)

Tommy Thompson, Senior, Schuylerville, N.Y. (MLAX + MXC)

Molly Alkinburg, Senior, Port Deposit, Md. (WVB + WBB)

Eleanor Garvey, Junior, Elkridge, Md. (FH + WLAX)

Emily McConnell, Junior, Dracut, Mass. (FH + WLAX)

Lexi Minicucci, Junior, Westfield, Mass. (FH + SBALL)

Katlyn Jesse Senior Marshfield, Mass. (WBB + WTEN)


Founded in 1995, the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) is an NCAA Division III association made up of 12 member institutions and over 3,000 student-athletes across the New England region. Each year, the GNAC sponsors and administers 17 championships, while balancing academic integrity, athletic opportunities and community involvement.