24 Eagles Named to Winter/Spring 2016-17 NAC All-Academic Team

24 Eagles Named to Winter/Spring 2016-17 NAC All-Academic Team

WATERVILLE, Maine - A total of 152 student-athletes, including 24 from Husson University, have been named to the 2016-17 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Winter/Spring All-Academic Team after the spring 2017 semester.

Women's lacrosse led all sports having five student-athletes honored. Baseball, softball, and women's outdoor track & field followed close behind with four student-athletes awarded on each team. Men's and women's basketball, men's lacrosse, and men's outdoor track & field landed two apiece. 

The NAC All-Academic Team recognizes student-athletes on varsity sports teams who have earned a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.50 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Student-athletes must also have reached sophomore academic standing and competed in a minimum of two years of varsity competition at their institution.

To view the complete 2016-17 Winter/Spring All-Academic Team, please click HERE.

Of note, all nine seniors who were recognized as the Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year in their respective sport were also honored on the All-Academic Team. Those selections include baseball student-athlete Steven Jurkiewicz (Castleton; Essex Jct., Vt.), men's basketball student-athlete Benjamin Holl (Johnson State; Philadelphia, Pa.), women's basketball student-athlete Nicole Menard (Johnson State; Milton, Vt.), men's lacrosse student-athlete Carl Diethelm (Green Mountain; Asheville, N.C.), women's lacrosse student-athlete Allison Granata (New England College; Norwalk, Conn.), softball student-athlete Jennie Moore (Johnson State; Peachem, Vt.), men's tennis student-athlete Jeffrey Mason (MCLA; Chicopee, Mass.), men's outdoor track and field student-athlete Sean Cabaniss (UMaine-Farmington; Vassalboro, Maine), and women's outdoor track and field student-athlete Kerianne Downing (Husson; Dedham, Mass.). 

The academic team also consisted of 26 Sportsmanship Team honorees. The NAC Sportsmanship Team is reserved for those who positively affected the culture and environment of their sport and whose behavior clearly demonstrated sportsmanship and integrity that went beyond the playing rules and etiquette.

Additionally, a number of this year's All-Academic honorees also excelled athletically. The team consisted of 35 student-athletes who were voted as All-NAC selections in their respective sports, including 25 First Team and 10 Second Team selections. Also listed are the Athlete of the Year honorees in four of the nine NAC winter and spring sports, which included men's basketball Defensive Player of the Year Justin Martin (Husson; Winslow, Maine), women's basketball Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year Chandler Guerrette (Husson; Presque Isle, Maine), women's lacrosse Player of the Year Granata and Defensive Player of the Year Mackenzie Meegan (New England College; Phoenix, Ariz.), and softball Pitcher of the Year Kayla Wood (Dummerston, Vt.).

Name Cl. Major Hometown Sport
Sam Brown Jr. Elementary Education Bangor, Maine Men's Basketball
Justin Martin So.  Psychology Winslow, Maine  Men's Basketball
Chandler Guerrette Sr. Occupational Therapy Presque Isle, Maine Women's Basketball
Kenzie Worcester So. Physical Therapy Washburn, Maine Women's Basketball
Cam Archer Sr. Physical Education Old Town, Maine Baseball
Luke Covey So. Sport Management Milton, Vt. Baseball
Conor Maguire So. Business Administration Ellsworth, Maine Baseball
Mike Wong So. Physical Therapy Lewiston, Maine Baseball
Brad Brink So. Physical Therapy Londonderry, N.H. Men's Lacrosse
Chad Merrill So. Occupational Therapy Sabattus, Maine Men's Lacrosse
Mariah Carrier Sr. Nursing & Biology Lewiston, Maine Women's Lacrosse
Amanda Deshaies Jr. Psychology Wells, Maine Women's Lacrosse
Abby Greenleaf Jr. Psychology Newfield, Maine Women's Lacrosse
Mattie Russell Sr. Forensic Science Hope Valley, R.I. Women's Lacrosse
Serian Williams So. Physical Therapy & Biology Ulm, Germany Women's Lacrosse
Nicole Andrade Sr. Physical Therapy New Bedford, Mass. Softball
Brianna Bires
Jr. Journalism Bucksport Maine
Casey Heath Jr. Pharmacy Bridgeton, Maine Softball
Olivia Maynard So. Criminal Justice Farmingdale, Maine Softball
Dominic Locke So. Nursing Porter, Maine Men's Outdoor T&F
Justin Martin So. Psychology Winslow, Maine Men's Outdoor T&F
Faith Burnett Jr. Biology Wethersfield, Conn. Women's Outdoor T&F
Morgan Clifford Jr. Physical Therapy Brooks, Maine Women's Outdoor T&F
Kerianne Downing Sr. Physical Therapy Dedham, Mass. Women's Outdoor T&F
Kelly Kashian Sr. Audio Engineering Caribou, Maine Women's Outdoor T&F