Thursday, December 19, 2013

11 Lycoming Football players earn slots on the Fall MAC Academic Honor Roll

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – A record group of seven Lycoming College men’s cross country runners highlight the announcement of the 2013 MAC Fall Academic Honor Roll, leading a crop of 35 Lycoming athletes who earned a spot on the list, the conference office in Annville, Pa., announced on Tuesday, Dec. 17.

The crop of 35 members on the academic honor roll is the second-most in the athletic department’s history, behind only the 41 earned in fall 2012. The football team led the fall honor roll selections, posting 11, the third-most in program history, while men’s cross country finished second with seven. Men’s soccer and volleyball each added five, women’s cross country posted four and women’s soccer rounded out the selections with three.
The men’s harriers more than doubled their 2012 total of three runners on the list, as three sophomores and two newcomers to the team earned slots on the honor roll.

Five seniors - C.J. Arhontakis (football, West Grove, Pa./Avon Grove), Ryan Boccagno (football, Maytown, Pa./Donegal), Matt McGinley (football, Ashland, Pa./Tri Valley), Carmen Niemeyer (women’s cross country, Brookings, S.D./Brookings),Caitlin Dougherty (women’s soccer, Douglassville, Pa./Daniel Boone) - wrapped up their careers a perfect 3-for-3 in MAC Academic Honor Roll selections, earning the award in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

The honor roll comprises those student-athletes of sophomore class standing or higher who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 (4.00 scale) or higher at the beginning of the 2013 fall semester and completed the playing season in good standing.

Complete Lycoming College MAC Fall Academic Honor Roll Selections
Football (11)
C.J. Arhontakis, Sr., Biology: Anatomy & Physiology, West Grove, Pa./Avon Grove
Ryan Boccagno, Sr., Mathematics, Maytown, Pa./Donegal
Robbie Brodish, Sr., Psychology, Middletown, Pa./Middletown Area
Jude Bubeck, Jr., Business Management & Marketing, Schuylkill Haven, Pa./Blue Mountain
Mike Ciotti, Sr., Psychology, Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury
James Krizan, Jr., Spanish, Montoursville, Pa./Homeschooled
Matt McGinley, Sr., Accounting, Ashland, Pa./Tri Valley
Craig Needhammer, Jr., Physics, Lansdale, Pa./North Penn
John Sibel, Jr., History, Morrisville, Pa./Pennsbury
Kyle Sullivan, Jr., Marketing, Coatesville, Pa./Bishop Shanahan
Ryan Umpleby, So., Undeclared, Forest Hill, Md./Fallston

Men’s Soccer (5)
Trevor Bishop, Jr., Business Management, Telford, Pa./Souderton Area
Connor Keenan, Jr., Criminal Justice, Exton, Pa./Downingtown East
Joe Mauck, Jr., Chemistry, Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin
Justin Walker, Sr., Biology: Anatomy & Physiology, Stroudsburg, Pa./Moravian Academy
Ethan Wilston, Jr., Biology: Anatomy & Physiology, Mansfield, Pa./Mansfield Area

Men’s Cross Country (7)
Alex Bottorff, Jr., History/Criminal Justice, Cicero, N.Y./Cicero-North Syracuse
John Paul Keith, Jr., Economics, Altoona, Pa./Altoona Area
Isaac Pawling, So., Undeclared, Columbia, Pa./Manheim Central
Peter Rittenhouse, So., Business Management/Spanish, Green Lane, Pa./Quakertown Community
Austin Sungenis, So., Music/Psychology, Greencastle, Pa./Oakland Mills (Md.)
Will Dietz, Jr., Economics, Mansfield, Pa./Mansfield Area
Cory Trego, Sr., Biology: Ecology, Pottstown, Pa./Coventry Christian School

Volleyball (5)
Laura Cinicola, Jr., Art: Photography/Digital, Tamaqua, Pa./Marian Catholic
Chamya Reed, Jr., Philosophy, Boothwyn, Pa./Chichester
Bethany Richardson, So., Corporate Communication, York, Pa./West York Area
Amber Seibel, Jr., German/Sociology, McDonald, Pa./South Fayette
Kristin Whitehead, Jr., Archaeology/Chemistry, Avon, Ohio/Avon

Women’s Soccer (3)
Caitlin Dougherty, Sr., Biology: Anatomy & Physiology, Douglassville, Pa./Daniel Boone
Kaitlyn Gulotta, So., Corporate Communication/Marketing, Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll
Riley Zimmerman, So., Psychology/Biology: Anatomy & Physiology, Port Royal, Pa./Juniata

Women’s Cross Country (4)
Carmen Niemeyer, Sr., History/Biology: Anatomy & Physiology, Brookings, S.D./Brookings
Kelsey Rawson, Jr., Art: Painting/Psychology, Waldorf, Md./North Point
Rachel Salmon, So., Archaeology/German, Lock Haven, Pa./Central Mountain
Lindsay Decker, So., Archaeology/History, Shapleigh, Maine/Massabesic