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Little East All-Academic Team, Fall 2018

PAWTUCKET, R.I. – The Little East Conference announced a total of 329 student-athletes competing in the LEC's seven fall championship sports – men's and women's cross country, field hockey, men's and women's soccer, women's tennis, women's volleyball - have been named to the 2018 LEC Fall All-Academic Team.

To qualify for the LEC All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must be at least in sophomore standing in the classroom, have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher through last spring, and have been at their current institution for at least one full academic year.

In the six conference sports sponsored by Easterm. the Warriors' total of 41 qualifiers ranked second in the Little East. As a whole, more than half (52.6) of Eastern's eligible fall athletes qualified for this recognition. Leading the way were the women's volleyball and women's soccer teams. For volleyball, 61.5 percent (8 of 13) of its eligible athletes qualified, with women's soccer at 61.1 percent (11 of 18). Field hockey was also at 50 percent, with six of of its 12 eligible athletes making the grade.

Nine Eastern seniors achieved LEC All-Academic fall honors for the maximum third time: Hannah Goodale (Coventry), Kayla Labrecque (Westhampton, MA), Tara Shayler (Avon) and Lauren Valenti (Walpole, MA) in women's soccer, Jackie Orlowski (Woodstock) and Caryn Sibiskie (Rockfall) in women's volleyball, Stephanie Hogan (Northford) in field hockey, Haley Knox (Bristol) in women's cross country, and Justin Jensen (Wethersfield).

A remarkable 34.1 percent of Eastern's 41 qualifiers carry a cumulative GPA of 3.70 or better, with ten of them at 3.80 or higher.

No conference institution in any sport had more than the women's soccer's total of 11 qualifiers., and none of the conference's volleyball programs had more than the volleyball team's total of eighth. Men's soccer was second among all LEC men's soccer programs with eight qualifiers.


By the Numbers

Eight student-athletes maintain a 4.00 cumulative GPA

48 student-athletes have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.90

111 student-athletes have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.75

246 student-athletes have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50

Totals by Sport

Men's Cross Country (9 Institutions) - 24

Women's Cross Country (9 Institutions) – 31

Field Hockey (13 Institutions) – 82 (1- 4.0)

Men's Soccer (9 Institutions) – 39 (2 - 4.0s)

Women's Soccer (9 Institutions) – 68 (4 – 4.0)

Women's Tennis (10 Institutions) - 42

Women's Volleyball (9 Institutions) – 43 (1 – 4.0)




Name Cl. Sport Major Hometown
Brian Balkus So. Men's Cross Country Computer Science Ashford
Carly Balskus Sr. Women's Volleyball Biology Hebron
Adam Boutot So. Men's Soccer Health Sciences Tolland
Kyle Boutot So. Men's Soccer Sport and Leisure Management Tolland
Hayley Brodeur Jr. Women's Cross Country Early Childhood Education Old Saybrook
Maxwell Chace So. Men's Cross Country English Brooklyn
Lucas Chaude So. Men's Soccer Criminology Montville
Aly Clarke Sr. Women's Soccer Early Childhood Education Mystic
Maggie Dulak Jr. Women's Cross Country Health Sciences Northford
Abbey Fitzsimmons Jr. Women's Soccer Health Sciences West Hartford
Hannah Goodale Sr. Women's Soccer Health Sciences Coventry
Lydia Hindle So. Field Hockey Biology Norwich
Stephanie Hogan Sr. Field Hockey Secondary Education Northford
Aaron Hostetler Jr. Men's Cross Country Communication Milford
Justin Jensen Jr. Men's Soccer Sport and Leisure Managment Wethersfield
Samara Johnson Jr. Women's Cross Country Social Work Lebanon
Haley Knox Sr. Women's Cross Country Mathematics Bristol
Julia Koonjy So. Field Hockey Criminology Jefferson, NJ
Emily Kratochwil So. Women's Soccer Sociology Stratford
Zach Kulman Jr. Men's Soccer Sport and Leisure Managment Stafford Springs
Kayla Labrecque Sr. Women's Soccer Physical Education Westhampton, MA
Sylvia Lawrence So. Women's Cross Country Social Work Woodstock
Madison Leary So. Women's Soccer Bio-Chemistry Portland
Madison Lewicki So. Women's Soccer Health Sciences Newington
Alaetra Long So. Women's Volleyball Biology Lincoln, NE
Mckenzie Maneggia Jr. Women's Volleyball Sport and Leisure Managment Andover
Lauren Notholt So. Women's Volleyball Sport and Leisure Managment Milford
Jackie Orlowski Sr. Women's Volleyball Elementary Education Woodstock
Max Parent Jr. Men's Soccer Biology Yarmouth, MA
Tess Parker Sr. Field Hockey Psychology Columbia
Jake Pendl So. Men's Soccer Business Finace Cromwell
Linnea Reich Jr. Women's Soccer Graphic Design Middletown
Morgan Sanson Jr. Field Hockey Health Sciences Thomaston
Tara Shayler Sr. Women's Soccer Elementary Education Avon
Caryn Sibiskie Gr. Women's Volleyball Elementary Education Rockfall
Amy Smith Jr. Field Hockey Secondary Education Trumbull
Abby Stern So. Women's Volleyball Elementary Education Manchester
Jackson Toomey Jr. Men's Soccer Communication Willington
Lauren Valenti Sr. Women's Soccer Biology Walpole, MA
Rachel Videira So. Women's Soccer Elementary Education Oxford
Erin Winsor Jr. Women's Volleyball Communication Hopkinton, MA