Forty-Five Student-Athletes Land on Skyline Conference Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll

Forty-Five Student-Athletes Land on Skyline Conference Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll

NEW YORK — Recognizing outstanding commitment to both their academic and athletic pursuits, 45 St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) student-athletes were named to the Skyline Academic Honor Roll as announced by the league office recently.

"Congratulations to all the student-athletes who made this season one of our most successful not only on the field and courts but also in the classroom," commented Director of Athletics and Recreation James Lally. "We are proud of the work our student-athletes do to represent SJC Brooklyn as positive role models across campus and in the community, which is what being a Bear is all about."

The academic honor roll distinguishes student-athletes in the league who compiled a 3.3 grade point average or better during the Spring semester while competing in the conference's winter and spring sports.

"The Skyline Conference student-athletes continue to balance academics and athletics at a very high level," said Skyline Conference Commissioner Linda Bruno. "Their experience at our member institutions epitomizes what the NCAA Division III Philosophy Statement is all about."

In total, 634 student-athletes across 11 institutions received the distinction. Baseball led the way again for the Bears with 11 honorees while softball followed with nine. More than half of the Bears honorees (24) repeated the distinction with seniors Adam Schwartz (Baseball), Nicole Quintana (Softball), and Sean Salomons (Men's Basketball/Volleyball) graduating as four-time honorees. 

Nine of the Bears also received all-conference honors in their respective sports and one was also selected as Player of the Year — Ashleigh Hartwig (softball, player of the year & first team), Victoria Mahoney (softball, first team), Jessica Mecham (softball, first team), Kelly O'Donnell (woman's basketball, first team), Victoria Porcasi (women's basketball, first team), Alexis Buchanan (softball, second team), Tim Driscoll (men's volleyball, second team), Stephen Eddy (men's volleyball, second team), and Sean Salomons (men's volleyball, second team).

Congratulations to all the honorees from SJC Brooklyn: 

Name Class Hometown/High School

Baseball (11)

C.J. Bunnicelli So. Staten Island, N.Y./Monsignor Farrell
William DeLuca Jr. Valley Stream, N.Y./Vallet Stream Central
Daniel Egan Sr. Valley Stream, N.Y./Vallet Stream Central
Michael Gonzalez *  Jr.  Brooklyn, N.Y./Midwood H.S. 
Vincent Juliano * Jr.  Staten Island, N.Y./Tottenville 
Joseph Langan * Jr. Brooklyn, N.Y./St. Edmund Prep
J.J. McLaughlin Sr. Elmont, N.Y./Sewanhaka
Matthew Rienzi * Sr. Maspeth, N.Y./Xavier
Adam Schwartz *** Sr. Staten Island, N.Y./Susan E. Wagner
Andrew Watters * Jr. Brooklyn, N.Y./Xaverian
Chris Zinser Fr. Brooklyn, N.Y./St. Edmund Prep

Softball (9)

Alexis Buchanan 2 # Fr. Murrieta, Calif./Murrieta
Madison Erhardt ** Jr. Baltimore, Md./Dulaney
Gabriella Fielding ** Jr. Melville, N.Y./Half Hallow Hills
Ashleigh Hartwig 1 # Fr. Santee, Calif./West Hills
Victoria Mahoney 1 ** Sr.  Allenwood, N.J./Saint John Vianney
Jaden Mecham Fr. West Jordan, Utah/Copper Hills
Jessica Mecham 1 Fr. West Jordan, Utah/Copper Hills
Nicole Quintana *** Sr. Brooklyn N.Y./St Edmund Prep
Jessica Vento * Jr. Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa

Women's Basketball (8)

Alyssa Alioto ** Sr. Staten Island, N.Y./Moore Catholic
Gina Hopkins Jr. Astoria, N.Y./Monsignor McClancy
Kelly O'Donnell 1 So. Brooklyn, N.Y./St. Edmund Prep
Victoria Porcasi 1 ** Sr. Franklin Square, N.Y./H. Frank Carey
Lauren Quesada ** Jr. Westbury, N.Y./St. Francis Prep
Jamie Provino Fr. Harrison, N.Y./Harrison
Caitlyn Staab * Sr. Lynbrook, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial
Samantha Wilber * So. Island Heights, N.J./Central Regional

Men's Basketball (5)

Stephane Etheart Jr. Hollis, N.Y./St. Francis Prep
Zach MacDonnell So. Howard Beach, N.Y./Archbishop Molloy
Matthew McQuillen Jr. Staten Island, N.Y./St. Peter's
Kavan Meiner ** Jr. Staten Island, N.Y./Susan E. Wagner
Dimitri Sirakis * Jr. Hollis, N.Y./St. Francis Prep

Women's Swimming (4)

Rebecca Bollman # ** Jr. Broad Channel, N.Y./Monsignor McClancy
Eireann Corbett Jr. Woodhaven, N.Y./Monsignor McClancy
Kathryn Cosenza ** Jr. Brooklyn, N.Y./Bishop Kearney
Shannon Doherty ** Sr. Brooklyn, N.Y./Churchill

Men's Volleyball (6)

Israel Bautista Sr. Forest Hills, N.Y./Forest Hills
Timothy Boyd  Sr. Staten Island, N.Y./St. Peter's
Timothy Driscoll 2 ** Sr. Staten Island, N.Y./St. Peter's
Stephen Eddy 2 * Jr. Glendale, N.Y./Christ the King
Juan Herran Ocampo Fr. Armenia, Colombia/Manhattan Comprehensive Day and Night
Sean Salomons 2 *** Sr. Staten Island, N.Y./St. Peter's

Men's Tennis (3)

Israel Bautista Sr. Forest Hills, N.Y./Forest Hills
Sean Devine Dunn So. Brooklyn, N.Y./Xavier
Darrius Thompson Fr. Brooklyn, N.Y./High School for Public Service


1 First Team All-Skyline Conference
2 Second Team All-Skyline Conference

# 2018-19 Skyline Fall Academic Honor Roll recipient 
*  Two-time Skyline Academic Honor Roll recipient 
** Three-time Skyline Academic Honor Roll recipient
*** Four-time Skyline Academic Honor Roll recipient 


Skyline Conference Announces 634 Student-Athletes to 2018-19 Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll