RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician University held its fourth annual induction ceremony for the National College Athlete Honor Society (NCAHS), Chi Alpha Sigma, on Sunday, May 6, in the Grand Ballroom of the Holiday Inn-Hasbrouck Heights. The event was held in conjunction with Felician's annual senior student-athlete banquet.
In order to be inducted into NCAHS, candidates must be at least a junior academically and a letterwinner in a varsity intercollegiate sport at an NCAA or NAIA institution. Inductees must carry a 3.40 grade-point average, be recommended by the chapter advisor, and be of good moral character.
Felician president Dr. Anne M. Prisco was on hand to honor 30 Golden Falcon student-athletes across 10 sports that comprised the fourth class of honorees, which is listed below. Ten of them – seven juniors and three seniors – were first-time inductees.
Associate director of athletics Andrew Toriello is in his first year as Felician's chapter advisor.
"Student-athletes are forced to juggle strenuous class schedules with hectic practice and game times," Toriello said. "This group has taken both sides of the 'student-athlete' moniker seriously. I can speak for myself and our department in saying how truly proud we are of them."
|Giana DiTonto||Women's Soccer||JR||3.99||Biology||Lyndhurst, N.J./Lyndhurst|
|Samantha Lederle||Women's Soccer||JR||3.79||Accounting||Brick, N.J./Brick Memorial|
|Paulina Calero||Women's Volleyball||JR||3.44||Criminal Justice||El Centro, Calif./Southwest|
|Kaitlyn Buck||Women's Bowling||JR||3.67||Psychology||Farmingdale, N.J./Howell|
|Mia Montoya||Softball||JR||3.42||Elem. Education/English||Las Vegas, Nev./John F. Kennedy [Calif.]|
|Ashley Owens||Softball||SR||3.44||Management||Lockport, N.Y./Southpoint|
|Jeannette Roldan||Softball||SR||3.50||Business Administration||Hesperia, Calif./Oak Hills|
|Jason Aponte||Baseball||JR||3.42||Criminal Justice||Loxahatchee, Fla./Seminole Ridge|
|Thomas "T.J." Greco||Baseball||JR||3.49||Business Administration||Hopewell Jct., N.Y./Arlington|
|Steven Slagmolen||Baseball||SR||3.52||Business Administration||Toms River, N.J./Toms River North|
|Dina Ingenito||Women's Soccer||SR||3.61||Marketing||Lyndhurst, N.J./Lyndhurst|
|Amanda Nowak||Women's Soccer||SR||3.84||Accounting||Kolbuszowa, Poland/Lyndhurst [N.J.]|
|Danielle Stoll||Women's Soccer||SR||3.67||Criminal Justice||Wanaque, N.J./Lakeland Regional|
|Kwadwo Yeboah||Men's Soccer||SR||3.70||Social & Behavioral Sciences||Teaneck, N.J./Teaneck|
|Kelly Murphy||W-XC/T&F||SR||3.96||Mathematics Education||Cinnaminson, N.J./Cinnaminson|
|Heather Androvich||W-Bowling/T&F||SR||3.53||Nursing||Carteret, N.J./Carteret|
|Michelle Gulino||Women's Bowling||SR||3.97||Criminal Justice||Howell, N.J./Howell|
|Kristen Keller||W-Bowling/T&F||SR||3.87||Communications||Reading, Pa./Schuylkill Valley|
|Alexandria Laurenzano||Women's Bowling||SR||3.96||Graphic Des./Photog.& New Media||Brick, N.J./Brick Township|
|Kristin Natoli||Women's Bowling||SR||3.98||Biology||Freehold, N.J./Howell|
|Kaitlyn Stapleton||Women's Bowling||SR||3.90||Biology||Washington Twp., N.J./Westwood Regional|
|Jessica Zalewski||Women's Bowling||SR||3.57||Elementary Education||Barnegat, N.J./Barnegat|
|Treanda Foster||Women's Basketball||SR||3.56||Biology||Bronx, N.Y./John F. Kennedy|
|Christopher Bekefi||Men's Golf||SR||3.66||Business Administration||Toms River, N.J./Toms River North|
|Andrew Capone||Men's Golf||SR||3.81||Accounting||Denville, N.J./Parsippany Hills|
|John-Paul Codelia||Baseball||SR||3.60||Nursing||Brooklyn, N.Y./Xaverian|
|Brenden Cuni||Baseball||SR||3.91||Criminal Justice||New Rochelle, N.Y./Iona Prep|
|Matthew Diesel||Baseball||SR||3.71||Accounting||Massapequa Park, N.Y./Massapequa|
|Robert Naughton||Baseball||GR||3.75/3.89||Marketing/MBA||Levittown, N.Y./Chaminade|
|Bruce Strickland||Baseball||SR||3.41||Criminal Justice||Hazlet, N.J./Raritan|