NEWMAC Announces 2017 Fall Academic All-Conference Squads

Graphic promoting the 39 student-athletes from cross country, field hockey, soccer and volleyball that were named to the 2017 NEWMAC Fall Academic All-Conference Team.

BOSTON, Mass. – The NEWMAC recently announced its 2017 Fall Academic All-Conference Teams and 39 student-athletes from Mount Holyoke College have been selected. Those chosen were recognized for their achievements in their respective sports, as well as in the classroom from four sports, including cross country, field hockey, soccer and volleyball.

Honorees must have met the following criteria: earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale after the 2015 spring semester, achieved second year academic status at her institution, and been a member of the varsity team for the entire season.

The Lyons field hockey team posted the most Academic All-Conference selections among the nine institutions with the sport, coming in with 12 overall this fall. MHC's soccer team had 14 selections to this year's team, surpassed only by MIT amongst the conference's 11 teams, who had 17 selections. Additionally, the Lyons cross country team also finished with the second-most selections, garnering nine overall. They were second only to MIT, which had 11 honorees.

The NEWMAC consists of 11 highly selective institutions committed to academic excellence: Babson College, Clark University, the United States Coast Guard Academy, Emerson College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, Springfield College, Wellesley College, Wheaton College, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

2017 NEWMAC Academic All-Conference Teams
Cross Country    
Mia Barnes Sr. Thornville, Ohio/Monteverde Friends School
Julia Criscione Sr. Bernardsville, N.J./Villa Walsh Academy
Emsie Cronin Jr. Ledyard, Conn/Ledyard
Kayla Dillon So. Great Barrington, Mass./Monument Mountain Reg.
Corrin Moss Jr. Columbus, Ohio/Columbus Alternative HS
Victoria Parrish Jr. Pleasantville, N.Y./Burnam Hills
Michelle Serrano So. Los Angeles, Calif./West Adams Preparatory
Maya Sterett So. Alexandria, Va./Washington-Lee
Brigit Wolf So. New Providence, N.J./Union County Magnet
Field Hockey    
Anna Ballou So. South Deerfield, Mass./South Deerfield
Kaitlin Braz Sr. Tolland, Conn./East Catholic
Liz Delorme Jr. Florence, Mass./Bellingham
Mirjam Keochakian Jr. Hamburg, Germany/Deerfield Academy (MA)
Julia Lankin Sr. West Hartford, Conn./Conard
Lia Messersmith So. Asheville, N.C./Asheville
Colby Newsham Jr. Harvard, Mass/Broomfield School
Sophie Perekslis Sr. Millerton, N.Y./Berkshire School
Micaela Pierce So. Newton, Mass./Beaver Country Day School
Kristina Ramsden Jr. Florence, Mass/Northampton
Kathryn Rawson Sr. Old Town, Maine/Old Town
Morgan Turner So. Chester, N.J./West Morris Mendham
Nicole De Araujo Sr. Brooklyn, N.Y./Beacon
Hannah Finn-Erb So. Northampton, Mass./Northampton
Molly Hershkowitz Sr. Boston, Mass./Beaver Country Day School
Alex Kenoian Jr. Oak Park, Ill./Oak Park & River Forest
McKenna Lamb So. Redland, Calif./The Webb Schools
Dale Leonheart Jr. Petaluma, Calif./St. Vincent de Paul
Amanda Manaster Jr. Beverly Hills, Calif./Beverly Hills
Sophie Manum Sr. Seattle, Wash./Garfield
Cora Melcher So. Portland, Maine/Casco Bay
Liz Rose Sr. South Hamilton, Mass./Hamilton-Wenham Regional
Suz Rose Sr. South Hamilton, Mass./Hamilton-Wenham Regional
Sara Sanaú Ruiz Sr. Zaragoza, Spain / P.P. Dominicos - Cardenal
Lilydahn Stewart So. Hanover, N.H./Hanover
Abby Tuckett So. Cambridge, Mass./The Newman School
Jamesa Allen Jr. Orlando, Fla./Lake Nona
Sarah Caggiano Jr. Leonardtown, md./Leonardtown
Joy Maran Jr. Sante Fe, N.M./Sante Fe Prep
Sasha Simine So. Kitchener, Ont./Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute