July 2, 2013

NINE STUDENT-ATHLETES NAMED TO NORTHEAST-10 CONFERENCE SPRING ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMS

Pat Wiese, Jr.
Baseball
Nate Frechette, Sr.
Men's Lacrosse
Brenna Bauer, Sr.
Women's Lacrosse
Molly Marbut, So.
Women's Lacrosse
Victoria Nies, Jr.
Women's Lacrosse

South Easton, Mass. – Nine 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. Pat Wiese (Fayetteville, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) 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, Brenna Bauer (Rochester, N.Y./Brighton), Megan Collins (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker), Molly Marbut (Edgewater, Md./South River), Molly Maroney (Syracuse, N.Y./Jamesville-DeWitt) and Victoria Nies (Syracuse, N.Y./Jamesville-DeWitt) of the women’s lacrosse team and Sarah Harrison (Canandaigua, N.Y./Cobleskill-Richmondville) of the softball team were honored for their accomplishments in the classroom and in competition. With nine student-athletes recognized, Le Moyne tied for the third-most honorees.

Wiese, a junior outfielder for the Northeast-10 Conference semifinalist Dolphins, earned the first All-Academic honors of his career. A Communications major with a 3.462 GPA, Wiese hit a team-best .333 en route to being named to the Northeast-10 Conference First Team and ABCA and NCBWA East Region Second Teams. A starter in all 44 games played, Wiese recorded a .415 on-base percentage, a career-best 59 hits, a career-high 39 runs scored and a career-best 27 stolen bases (tied for 4th in the NE-10). The team-leader with 18 multi-hit games, Wiese ranked in the top-three in all major categories in conference action as he hit .384, the second-best mark in the league, posted a .462 on-base percentage (3rd in NE-10), recorded 43 hits (3rd in NE-10), 31 runs scored (tied for the most in the NE-10) and 23 stolen bases (2nd in NE-10).

Josh Klepfer, Sr.
Men's Lacrosse

Megan Collins, Jr.
Women's Lacrosse

Molly Maroney, Sr.
Women's Lacrosse

Sarah Harrison, Jr.
Softball

Frechette, a senior attackman for the National Champion Dolphins, earned his second consecutive All-Academic honors. A Management Information Systems major with a 3.551 GPA, Frechette led the team with a career-high 32 goals, the fourth-best total in the Northeast-10. The leading scorer in the national champion game with three goals and an assist, Frechette ranked second on the team with a career-high 59 points (tied for third in the NE-10) and a career-best 27 assists, the second-most in the conference. The team leader with six man-up goals, Frechette registered at least one point in 19 of 20 games and found the back of the net in 18 games, including nine games with multiple goals.

Klepfer, a senior defender for NCAA and Northeast-10 Conference Tournament Champion Dolphins, earned his third straight NE-10 All-Academic accolades. An Accounting major with a 3.937 GPA, Klepfer started all 20 games for a defense that allowed a nation-best 5.55 goals per game. Klepfer caused a career-best and team-leading 21 turnovers and scooped up a career-high 31 ground balls, the second-most among defenders on the team. He caused multiple turnovers in six games, including a career high-tying three in the National Championship game win over Mercyhurst, while recording multiple ground balls in eight games, including all three NCAA Tournament wins.

Bauer, a senior attacker for the Northeast-10 Conference Champion Dolphins, earned her second straight All-Academic honors. A Psychology major with a 3.484 GPA, Bauer was selected to the Northeast-10 Conference First Team and the IWLCA North Region Second Team. A starter in all 19 games, Bauer led the team in assists with 21 (9th in the NE-10) and was second on the team in points with 55, while tying for second on the squad in goals scored with 34. She registered at least one point in 18 of 19 games, including each of the last 17 games, while scoring a goal in a team-high 17 games, including 11 games with multiple goals.

Collins, a junior defender for the NE-10 Regular Season and Tournament Champions, receives her second consecutive Northeast-10 All-Academic honors. A Mathematics major with a 3.856 GPA, Collins was tabbed to the IWLCA All-America, IWLCA North Region and Northeast-10 Conference First Teams after starting all 19 games for the conference’s second-best defense, which allowed just 7.00 goals per game. She picked up 20 ground balls, the second-most among defenders on the team, caused 16 turnovers (5th on the team) and recorded 10 draw controls.

Marbut, a sophomore goalkeeper, picks up her first NE-10 All-Academic accolades. A Biology majors with a 3.536 GPA, Marbut was named to the Northeast-10 Conference First Team in her first year as the starter between the pipes. A three-time Northeast-10 Conference Goalkeeper of the Week, Marbut registered the best save percentage in the nation at 56.1-percent, while record a 6.99 goals against average, the second-best in the conference and the fifth-best in the country. She made 162 saves, tied for the sixth-most in the country, en route to winning 16 games, tied for the second-most in the program's history.

Maroney, a senior defender for the national quarterfinalist Dolphins, earns her third consecutive Northeast-10 All-Academic honors. A Psychology major with a 3.777 GPA, Maroney received IWLCA North Region and Northeast-10 Conference Second Team honors. A starter in all 19 games for the Northeast-10 Conference Regular Season and Tournament champions, Maroney ranked second on the team in caused turnovers with a career-high 20, while picking up a career-best 25 ground balls, the fifth-highest total on the team. Maroney added a pair of assists in transition.

Nies, a junior midfielder, was named to the All-Academic team for the first time in her career. A Biology major with a 3.647 GPA, Nies was selected to the IWLCA All-America Second Team after being named to the IWLCA North Region and Northeast-10 Conference First Teams. A starter in all 19 games for the Northeast-10 Conference Regular Season and Tournament champions after missing the final 14 games last year due to injury, Nies scored a career-high 26 goals (4th on team) and recorded a career-best 27 points (tied for 6th on team). She led the team in draw controls with 45 (8th on the program's single-season chart) and ranked second in free-position goals with 11, while ranking in a tie for third in ground balls with 30 and fourth in caused turnovers with 18.

Harrison, a junior left-handed pitcher for the Northeast-10 quarterfinalist Dolphins, earned her second straight All-Academic honors. A Psychology major with a 3.787 GPA, Harrison earned Northeast-10 First Team honors after recording 17 of Le Moyne’s 21 wins with one save, a 1.53 earned run average and 269 strikeouts (12th in the nation) in 219 innings pitched over 35 appearances, including 32 starts. She also posted 27 complete games and six shutouts. A two-time Northeast-10 Conference Pitcher of the Week, Harrison led the Northeast-10 in complete games, innings pitched and strikeouts, while ranking second in the NE-10 in games started, shutouts, earned run average and strikeouts per seven innings (8.60, the highest mark by a Dolphin since 2000) and ranking third in appearances and wins. In conference action, she had the most appearances (24), starts (23), innings (159.1), complete games (21) and strikeouts (214), while posting the second-most wins (14), shutouts (5) and strikeouts per game (9.40) and the fourth-best earned run average (1.32).

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).