17 Student-Athletes Receive HVIAC Winter/Spring All-Academic Team Honors

17 Student-Athletes Receive HVIAC Winter/Spring All-Academic Team Honors

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Seventeen student-athletes from St. Joseph’s College (Brooklyn) were honored by the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) as members of its Winter/Spring All-Academic Team in recognition of their academic achievements at the conclusion of the spring semester.

St. Joseph's was well represented, placing the second-most student-athletes on the 67-person team, comprised of the 10-institution conference. Senior David Louison, the HVIAC Men's Basketball Player of the Year and three-time All-Academic Team honoree, highlights six All-Conference Team members in their respective sports – Kristin Ferrigno (softball), Michael Megafu (men's basketball), Nolan Parr (men's tennis), Samantha Rossi (softball), Raul Urshela (men's volleyball). Nine were repeat honorees, four of whom were seniors who received the distinction the maximum three times over their athletic careers. 

For the 2014-15 academic year, St. Joseph's College placed a league second-best 33 student-athletes on the HVIAC All-Academic teams with six multi-sport athletes also appearing on the Fall Academic Team.  

The All-Academic Team consists of student-athletes who have reached sophomore academic standing and have earned a 3.5 cumulative grade point average or better at the conclusion of the spring semester, and participate in one of the conference's fall sports – men's and women's basketball, women's swimming, men's volleyball, men's tennis and softball.

The Athletic Department would like to congratulate the following Bears and Lady Bears who received HVIAC All-Academic honors for the Spring semester:

Name Sport Yr. Hometown High School
Victoria Benalcazar Women's Swimming So. Astoria, NY St. John's Prep
Kevin Caicedo Men's Tennis Jr. Jackson Heights, N.Y. Monsignor McClancy
Kristen Candelaria Women's Basketball & Softball So. Jamaica, N.Y. Archbishop Molloy
Erin Collins ** Women's Swimming Sr. Breezy Point, N.Y. Fontbonne Hall
Julia Dineen Women's Swimming So. Brooklyn, N.Y. St. Saviour
Erica Eddy * Women's Basketball & Softball Jr. Glendale, N.Y. Christ the King
Kristin Ferrigno C F Women's Basketball & Softball So. Brooklyn, N.Y. Bishop Kearney
Lauren GaNun Women's Basketball & Swimming Jr. Breezy Point, N.Y. Fontbonne Hall
David Louison ** P Men's Basketball Sr. Brooklyn, N.Y. St. Edmund Prep
Michael MegafuC Men's Basketball Jr. Jamaica, N.Y. Nazareth Regional
Jennifer Moncino ** F Women's Swimming Sr. Ridgewood N.Y. Archbishop Molloy
Nolan ParrC F Men's Basketball & Tennis Jr. Red Hook, N.Y. Red Hook Central
Maria Randazzo F Softball Jr. Brooklyn, N.Y. Fontbonne Hall
Samantha Rossi C F Softball So. Bayside, N.Y. Mary Louis Academy
Leticia Salazar * Women's Swimming Jr. Ridgewood N.Y. Grover Cleveland
Matthew Smith Men's Tennis So. Brooklyn, N.Y. Monsignor McClancy
Raul Urshela ** C F Men's Basketball & Volleyball Sr. Orlando, Fla. Colonial

* Denotes Winter/Spring 2014 All-Academic Team Member
** Denotes Winter/Spring 2013 & 2014 All-Academic Team Member
C Denotes 2015 All-Conference Team Member
P Denotes 2015 Player of the Year & All-Conference Team Member
F Denotes 2014 Fall All-Academic Team Member