109 Fall Student-Athletes Earn Liberty League All-Academic Honors

TROY, N.Y. – Liberty League commissioner Tracy King has announced that 768 fall sport student-athletes have qualified for the league’s All-Academic Teams in their respective sports, marking the second-highest total for fall sports since the league began recognizing outstanding academic achievement. The total is surpassed only by the 835 student-athletes who earned a place on the seven All-Academic Teams last fall.

Ithaca College placed 109 student-athletes on the Fall All-Academic Team this year. Football had 36 recipients, followed by 17 each from field hockey and women’s soccer. Men’s soccer secured 13 members, while men’s cross country had 10 and women’s cross country and volleyball each received eight honorees.

The Liberty League’s fall championship sports include men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, football, men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball. To be recognized as a member of the All-Academic team a student-athlete must be a sophomore or higher in class standing and enrolled full-time with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.30. The Liberty League elevated the GPA requirement from 3.20 to 3.30 in 2016-17 to follow the established standard for eligibility for CoSIDA Academic All-America awards.

“The academic performance of our student-athletes is always a great point of pride for the Liberty League,” said King. “Our student-athletes have consistently demonstrated that it is possible to not only achieve on the playing field or court, but also in the classroom and the community. I commend them for their outstanding achievements.”


Men’s Cross Country (10)

Patrick Bierach, Jr., Computer Science, Newton, Pa.

Ben Coates, Sr., Integrated Marketing Communication, Syracuse, N.Y.

James Hughes, So., Business Administration, Pearl River, N.Y.

Danny Jagoe, Sr., Biology Education, Fairfield, Conn.

Christopher Licata, Jr., Clinical Health Studies, Harriman, N.Y.

Ryan Medeiros, Sr., Sports Media (Communication), Rehoboth, Mass.

Leo Rosenblum, Sr., Cinema & Photography, Delmar, N.Y.

Jonathan Sadanaga, Jr., Exercise Science, Malvern, Pa.

Drew Taylor, So., Business Administration, South Windsor, Conn.

Alex Whatley, Sr., Business Administration, Cockeysville, Md.

Women’s Cross Country (8)

Hannah Fichter, So., Journalism, Memphis, N.Y.

Ava Fowler, Sr., Occupational Therapy, Wallingford, Pa.

Meredith Garrity, Sr., Politics, Bay Village, Ohio

Emily Johnson, Jr., Clinical Health Studies, Richmondville, N.Y.

Isabel Johnston, Gr., Physical Therapy, North Hampton, N.H.

Lauren Lobdell, Gr., Speech Language Pathology – Teaching, Metuchen, N.J.

Rachel Rose, Sr., Biology, East Meadow, N.Y.

Julia Tomanovich, Sr., Clinical Health Studies, Pittsford, N.Y.

Field Hockey (17)

Macy Brandwein, Gr., Physical Therapy, Hillsborough, N.J.

Meara Bury, So., Clinical Health Studies, Ballston Lake, N.Y.

Amberly Christiansen, Sr., Exercise Science, North Wales, Pa.

Alex Clough, Jr., Emerging Media, Annapolis, Md.

Arla Davis, Sr., Sports Media (Communication), Clarks Summit, Pa.

Sarah DeVito, Jr., Television-Radio, Huntington, N.Y.

Allison Egan, Sr., Athletic Training, Washington, N.J.

Nicole Fortunato, Sr., Clinical Health Studies, Pt Pleasant Beach, N.J.

Brianna Lennon, Sr., Exercise Science, Eastport, N.Y.

Bella McCollister, So., Sociology, Mount Laurel, N.J.

Jacqueline Mirabile, Gr., Occupational Therapy, Norwalk, Conn.

Morgan Mullen, Sr., Business Administration, Cherryville, Pa.

Catherine Papa, So., Health Sciences, Freehold, N.J.

Elizabeth Pillow, Sr., Clinical Health Studies, West Hartford, Conn.

Kiley Sullivan, Jr., Occupational Therapy, Westmont, N.J.

Juliann Vadney, So., Clinical Health Studies, Schenectady, N.Y.

Juliana Valli, So., Clinical Health Studies, Hackettstown, N.J.

Football (36)

Joe Arico, Sr., Biology, Garnerville, N.Y.

Nicholas Bahamonde, Jr., Television-Radio, Berryville, Va.

David Barclay, Jr., Clinical Health Studies, Glens Falls, N.Y.

Drew Brenner, Sr., Politics, Hallandale Beach, Fla. 

Ryan Brozovic, Jr., Integrated Marketing Communication, Johnson City, N.Y.

Darren Brunner, So., Business Administration, Reading, Pa.

Austin Bush, So., Clinical Health Studies, Chatham, Ill.

Jake Connolly, So., Communication Management & Design, Salem, Mass.

Julien Deumaga, Sr., Sports Media (Communication), Gloversville, N.Y.

Justin Drews, So., Exploratory, Warren, N.J.

Donte Garcia, Sr., Exercise Science, East Stroudsburg, Pa.

Ashton Herd, Sr., Clinical Health Studies, Quakertown, Pa.

Daniel Hutchinson, Sr., Psychology, West Palm Beach, Fla.

Sam Kline, Jr., Business Administration, Burt, N.Y.

Brendan Martin, Gr., Physical Therapy, Stamford, Conn.

Cade McDermott, Sr., Business Administration, Park Ridge, N.J.

Shaye McKenna, Sr., Sports Media (Communication), Clifton, N.J.

Joshua Miles, Jr., Clinical Health Studies, Bath, N.Y.

Colin Norton, Sr., Business Administration, Cleveland, Ohio

Owen O’Neill, So., Exploratory, Neshanic Station, N.J.

Robbie Penhollow, Sr., Clinical Health Studies, Sinclairville, N.Y.

Max Perry, Sr., Business Administration, Glenside, Pa.

Danny Portas, So., Business Administration, Lincoln Park, N.J.

Nathaniel Potts, Sr., Television-Radio, Bowie, Md.

Mike Pusateri, Jr., Clinical Health Studies, Clarks Summit, Pa.

Michael Roumes, Gr., Physical Therapy, Succasunna, N.J.

Ryan Salisbury, So., Business Administration, Glenville, N.Y.

Derek Slywka, Sr., Sports Media (Communication), Waterloo, N.Y.

Stephen Soravilla, Sr., History, River Vale, N.J.

Aidan Stewart, Jr., Business Administration, Hopkinton, Mass.

Billy Tedeschi, Gr., Entertainment & Media Management, Pequannock, N.J.

Andrew Testani, Sr., Television-Radio, Manlius, N.Y.

Sam Tourangeau, So., Business Administration, Rochester, N.Y.

Jake Villanueva, Sr., Business Administration, Hatboro, Pa.

A.J. Wingfield, Sr., Business Administration, Franklin Lakes, N.J.

Harry Zielinski, So., Exploratory, Shrewsbury, Mass.

Men’s Soccer (13)

Thaib Abidi, So., Health Sciences, Peoria, Ariz.

Conor Baird, Jr., Environmental Studies, Trumansburg, N.Y.

Emmett Delesie, Jr., Economics, Seffner, Fla.

Jackson Fox, Sr., Exercise Science, Kirkland, Wash.

Reefe Harrison, Jr., Communication Management & Design, Dallas, Texas

Owen Johnstone, Sr., Communication Management & Design, Plainfield, N.H.

Aidan Keenan, Sr., Clinical Health Studies, Ithaca, N.Y.

Alex Leahy, Gr., Accounting, Elmsford, N.Y.

Brendan Lebitsch, Sr., Business Administration, Ithaca, N.Y.

Kyle Sicke, Sr., Exercise Science, Webster, N.Y.

Connor Tierney, So., Business Administration, Morristown, N.J.

Aidan Trierweiler, So., Exploratory, Framingham, Mass.

Ian Whitfield, Jr., Sports Media (Communication), Sterling, Va.

Women’s Soccer (17)

Katie Arseneau, Sr., Clinical Health Studies, Lisle, N.Y.

Rosie Bostian, Jr., Environmental Science, Yardley, Pa.

Jessica Bredin, Sr., Business Administration, Ashland, Mass.

Megan Buttinger, Gr., Occupational Therapy, Lagrangeville, N.Y.

Carrie Davis, So., Exploratory, Baltimore, Md.

Bailey Fisher, So., Business Administration, Purchase, N.Y.

Grace Hickey, So., Health Sciences, Trumbull, Conn.

Katy Krueger, Sr., Exercise Science, Fayetteville, N.Y.

Kate Lawrence, So., Psychology, Bayport, N.Y.

Brenna Lorenzen, Jr., Business Administration, Medway, Mass.

Sophia Mahoney, Sr., Communication Management & Design, Jenkintown, Pa.

Ally Post, Sr., Clinical Health Studies, Peru, N.Y.

Claire Reader, Jr., Health Sciences, Newark, Del.

Rachel Richards, Gr., Entertainment & Media Management, Flemington, N.J.

Delaney Rutan, Sr., Health & Physical Education (Teaching), Pitcher, N.Y.

Clare Sunderland, Jr., Clinical Health Studies, Manchester, Md.

Kaitlyn Weis, Jr., Clinical Health Studies, South Salem, N.Y.

Volleyball (8)

Josie Hampton, So., Cinema & Photography, Gig Harbor, Wash.

Grace Isaksen, Sr., Athletic Training, Schenectady, N.Y.

Samantha Klemm, So., Exploratory, Glenview, Ill.

Jamie Koopman, Jr., Integrated Marketing Communication, Tampa, Fla.

Alexandra Montgomery, Jr., Biochemistry, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Camryn O’Leary, Sr., Psychology, Sugar Land, Texas

Jennifer Pitts, Sr., Business Administration, Canonsburg, Pa.

Faith Sabatier, Jr., Clinical Health Studies, Spring, Texas