TEN STUDENT-ATHLETES NAMED TO NORTHEAST-10 CONFERENCE SPRING ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMS
|Derek Zielinski, Jr.
|Josh Klepfer, Jr.
|Kelly Fucillo, Sr.
|Molly Maroney, Jr.
|Barb Shea, Sr.
|Sarah Harrison, So.
South Easton, Mass. – Ten Le Moyne College
student-athletes have been named to Northeast-10 Conference
Academic All-Conference teams for their respective sports, as
announced by the conference office. Derek
Zielinski (Schenectady, N.Y./Colonie) of the baseball
team, Nate Frechette (Manlius, N.Y./Chenango
Valley) and Josh
Klepfer (Binghamton, N.Y./Chenango Valley) of the
men’s lacrosse team, Brittany Brigandi (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers
Fucillo (Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee), Brenna
Bauer (Rochester, N.Y./Brighton), Molly
Maroney (Syracuse, N.Y./Jamesville-DeWitt) and
Megan Collins (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker)
of the women’s lacrosse team and Barb Shea
(Clifton Park, N.Y./Shenendehowa) and Sarah
Harrison (Cobleskill, N.Y./Cobleskill-Richmondville)
of the softball team were honored for their accomplishments in the
classroom and in competition. All 10 student-athletes competed in
the Northeast-10 Conference championship game for their respective
Zielinski, a junior pitcher for the Northeast-10 Conference champion Dolphins, earned his first career All-Academic accolades. A Finance and Information Systems double major with a 3.652 grade point average, Zielinski went 9-3 with a 3.17 earned run average en route to be named to the Northeast-10 Conference Third Team. The 6-foot-3 right-hander struck out a team-best 98 batters in 93 and two-thirds innings over a team-high 14 starts, while tossing three complete games. His nine wins placed him in a five-way tie for the most wins in the East Region, while his 98 strikeouts were tied for the third-most in the East Region and tied for 15th in the country.
|Nate Frechette, Jr.
|Brittany Brigandi, Sr.
|Brenna Bauer, Jr.
|Megan Collins, So.
Frechette, a junior attackman for the Northeast-10 Conference
champion Dolphins, earned the first All-Academic honors of his
career. A Management Information Systems major with a 3.539 GPA,
Frechette finished second on the team with 36 points and 22
assists. A Northeast-10 Second Team selection, he ranked fifth on
the team in goals scored with 14. Frechette registered three
game-winning goals, the second-highest total on the team.
Klepfer, a junior defender for national semifinalist Dolphins, earned his second straight NE-10 All-Academic accolades. An Accounting major with a 3.931 GPA, Klepfer started all 18 games for a defense that allowed a nation-best 4.39 goals per game. A Capital One Academic All-America selection, Klepfer caused 14 turnovers, the second-best total on the team. He picked up 27 ground balls, the second-most among defenders on the team en route to earning Northeast-10 Second Team and USILA All-America Honorable Mention honors.
Brigandi, named the Midfielder of the Year by the IWLCA in her senior season, was selected to the Northeast-10 All-Academic Team for the first time in her career. A Psychology major with a 3.306 GPA, Brigandi was named the Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Year after leading the team and ranking second in the conference with 66 goals scored, the seventh-most in the country. An IWLCA All-America, IWLCA North Region and Northeast-10 Conference First Team selection, Brigandi registered a team-best 79 points to rank fourth in the NE-10. Brigandi, who scored the game-winning goal a team-high five times, recorded 46 draw controls (2nd on the team) and picked up 30 ground balls, tied for the second-most on the team. She scored at least two goals in 17 of 19 games and had at least four goals in 11 contests.
Fucillo, a senior goalkeeper for the national semifinalist Dolphins, picked up her first career All-Academic accolades. An English major with a 3.300 GPA, Fucillo was named the Northeast-10 Conference Goalkeeper of the Year after leading the conference and the country in goals against average at 7.14. An IWLCA All-America, IWLCA North Region and Northeast-10 Conference First Team selection, Fucillo registered the top save percentage in the conference and the second-best in the nation at 52.8%. She recorded 134 saves, including five games with at least 10 saves.
Bauer, a junior attacker for the third-ranked Dolphins, earned her first career All-Academic honors. A Psychology major with a 3.460 GPA, Bauer was tabbed as an IWLCA Second Team All-America honoree after being selected to the IWLCA North Region and Northeast-10 Conference First Teams. Bauer ranked second on the team in goals scored (56), assists (20) and total points (76). Her 76 points ranked sixth in the NE-10 and sixth on the program’s single-season chart, while her 56 goals were fourth in the NE-10 and fourth on the program’s single-season list. She scored at least three goals in 10 games, while registering the game-winning goal in three games.
Maroney, a junior defender for the Dolphins, earns her second straight Northeast-10 All-Academic honors. A Psychology major with a 3.762 GPA, Maroney received IWLCA Second Team All-America honors after garnering IWLCA North Region First Team accolades and Northeast-10 Conference Second Team honors. A starter in all 19 games for a defense that allowed a nation-best 6.74 goals per game, Maroney ranked third on the team in caused turnovers with 12, while finishing the year sixth in ground balls with 24. Maroney, who picked up multiple ground balls in eight games, scored two goals and dished out an assist in transition.
Collins, a sophomore defender for the nation’s best defense, receives her first career Northeast-10 All-Academic honors. A Mathematics major with a 3.863 GPA, Collins led the team with 24 caused turnovers, tied for the third-most in the program’s history. A Capital One Academic All-District At-Large selection, she tied for second on the team with 30 ground balls, while registering 16 draw controls and scoring a pair of goals in transition on her way to being named to the IWLCA North Region and Northeast-10 Conference Second Teams.
Shea, a senior shortstop for the Northeast-10 finalist Dolphins, was selected to the Northeast-10 All-Academic team for the second consecutive year. A Psychology major with a 3.729 GPA, Shea received Northeast-10 Second Team honors after hitting .324 (3rd on the team) with 31 runs scored (2nd on the team) and 24 runs batted in (2nd on the team). She posted a team-best .512 slugging percentage and a .382 on-base percentage, which ranked third on the team. Shea registered 18 doubles, the second-most on the team and third-most in the NE-10, while blasting four home runs (tied for second on the team) and walking 16 times (2nd on the team). She had 17 multi-hit games, tied for second on the team, and six multi-RBI games.
Harrison, a sophomore left-handed pitcher for the Northeast-10 finalist Dolphins, picked up her first All-Academic honors. A Psychology major with a 3.727 GPA, Harrison earned Northeast-10 Second Team accolades after going 27-17 with one save, a 1.76 earned run average and 312 strikeouts in 303 innings pitched over 53 appearances, including 38 starts. She also posted 36 complete games and eight shutouts. She led the Northeast-10 in wins (2nd in the East Region), appearances, games started, complete games, shutouts (4th in the East Region), innings pitched and strikeouts. Her strikeout total was fifth-best in the country, while her win total was 11th-best. She set Le Moyne single-season records for most wins, appearances, games started, complete games, innings and strikeouts.
To be eligible for selection to the academic all-conference teams, a student-athlete must have met and/or exceeded the following minimum requirements: 1) participated in at least half of the team's competitions and be either a starter or significant contributor; 2) achieved a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale); and 3) completed at least one academic year at his/her current institution. The Northeast-10 Academic All-Conference teams are chosen by a vote of a committee of athletic administrators and Faculty Athletic Representatives (FAR).