KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The Association of Division III Independents (AD3I) has announced the names of its 150 student-athletes who have been selected to the 2012 AD3I Fall All-Academic Team. St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) is proud to be represented by 17 of its own student-athletes who were honored by the Association both in the classroom and in their respective field of play.
Leading the six All-Academic honorees from the Hudson Valley's Women's Athletic Conference champion women's soccer team was junior Nicole Farinella the 2012 AD3I Defensive Player of the Year and First-Team All-Independent selection and AD3I Second-Team All-Independent member Cynthia Gambino.
Representing for the St. Joseph's (Brooklyn) men's soccer team was leading scorer and AD3I First-Team selection Raul Urshela, also the 2011 AD3I Rookie of the Year. Joining Urshela from men's soccer on the All-Academic Team were two-sport athletes John Moore and Vincent Rossi, who also competed on the cross country team.
Headlining the two women's volleyball team selections is junior middle hitter Megan Moran, an All-Independent honorable mention and a Player of the Week recipient in October.
In order to be considered for the award, which was instituted by the Association this season, student-athletes had to be sophomore academic standing or higher and maintain a minimum 3.5 grade-point average for the fall semester that they competed.
Congratulations to the following Bears and Lady Bears to receive AD3I All-Academic honors for the Fall semester:
|Christina Abbate||Womens Soccer||JR||Brooklyn, NY||Bishop Kearney|
|Alyson Chiaramonte||Womens Cross Country||SR||Staten Island, NY||Moore Catholic|
|Lauren Conter||Womens Cross Country||SO||Glendale, NY||Archbishop Molloy|
|Hannah Darnell||Womens Cross Country||SR||Nashville, TN||Siegel|
|Nicole Farinella||Womens Soccer||JR||East Patchogue, NY||Bellport|
|Marco Fuentes||Mens Soccer||SO||Orlando, FL||Timber Creek|
|Cynthia Gambino||Womens Soccer||JR||Brooklyn, NY||Bishop Kearney|
|Jessica Gargano||Womens Soccer||SR||Brooklyn, NY||Bishop Kearney|
|Melissa Maloy||Womens Soccer||SO||Staten Island, NY||St. John Villa|
|Teresa Mangan||Womens Cross Country||SR||Cleveland, OH||St. Joseph's|
|Joseph Mendez||Mens Cross Country||JR||Glendale, NY||St. Francis Prep|
|Jennifer Moncino||Womens Volleyball||SO||Ridgewood, NY||Archbishop Molloy|
|John Moore||Mens Soccer/Cross Country||JR||Glendale, NY||Archbishop Molloy|
|Megan Moran||Womens Volleyball||JR||Syosset, NY||St. Dominic's|
|Vincent Rossi||Mens Soccer/Cross Country||SO||Bayside, NY||Holy Cross|
|Raul Urshela||Mens Soccer||SO||Orlando, FL||Colonial|
|Krysta Verdone||Womens Soccer||JR||Miller Place, NY||Miller Place|