28 Golden Falcons Earn D2ADA Academic Achievement

28 Golden Falcons Earn D2ADA Academic Achievement

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Twenty-eight Felician College student-athletes have been named winners of the Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2ADA) Academic Achievement Awards for 2014-15. The Academic Achievement Award is a program that recognizes accomplishments of student-athletes at the NCAA Division 2 level.

In order to be recognized with a D2ADA Academic Achievement Award, recipients must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.50 or higher, have attended college for at least four semesters, and have been an active member of an intercollegiate athletic team during his/her last academic year. The recipient's athletics director must also be a current dues-paying member of the D2ADA.

The women's soccer team was the most prolific Felician squad with 10 honorees. The Golden Falcons had claimed 33 winners overall in 2013-14.

Nationally, 147 institutions and a record number of student-athletes (7,320) were recognized, including 312 student-athletes from the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. More information, including a breakdown of winners by conference, is available at www.nacda.com/sports/div2ada/spec-rel/081315aaa.html.  

Felician's recipients are listed below with GPA and major course of study.


Felician 2014-15 D2ADA Academic Achievement Award Winners
Name Sport YR Hometown/High School GPA Major(s)
Chris Hall Men's Soccer SR Newcastle, England/St. Cuthbert's 3.81 Marketing
Alex Jean Men's Soccer SR Notre Dame de Londres, France/Jean Mermoz 3.74 Business Administration
Tony Leontaris Men's Soccer SO Blairstown, N.J./North Warren 3.79 Pre-Medical
Carly Brantner Women's Soccer SO Shrewsbury, N.J./Eastern Christian 3.74 Psychology
Christie Calandrillo Women's Soccer SR Lincoln Park, N.J./Morris Catholic 4.00 Psychology
Erica Evans Women's Soccer SR Rockaway, N.J./Morris Knolls 3.90 Psychology
Jordan Farley Women's Soccer SR Brick, N.J./Brick Township 3.71  Elem. Ed./English
Macki Groves Women's Soccer SR Millville, N.J./Millville 3.94 Pre-Physician Assistant
Stephanie Hesse W-Soccer/Track & Field SO Lincoln Park, N.J./Boonton 3.82 Elementary Education
Marissa Nieves Women's Soccer JR Brick, N.J./Brick Memorial 3.67 Nursing
Samantha Petosa Women's Soccer SR Spotswood, N.J./Spotswood 3.93 Biology
Julia Sheridan Women's Soccer JR Hasbrouck Heights, N.J./Community 3.89 Accounting
Kristen Toropiw Women's Soccer SR Hopatcong, N.J./Hopatcong 3.51 Nursing
Emma Reijonen Women's Volleyball SR Joensuu, Finland/Lyseo Joensuum 3.88 Business Administration
Sarah Shebel Women's Volleyball JR Chandler, Ariz./Perry 3.76 Health Care Administration
Mike Secreti Men's Cross-Country SO Paramus, N.J./Paramus 3.99 Psychology
Kate Rohsler Women's XC/Track & Field SO Fredon, N.J./Kittatinny Regional 3.57
Criminal Justice
Kassie Topp Women's Cross-Country SR Upper Saddle River, N.J./Northern Highlands 4.00 Elem. & Special Education
Tim Massado Men's Basketball SO Wilmington, Del./St. Elizabeth 3.74
Business Administration
Ashley Morris Women's Basketball SR West Orange, N.J./West Orange 3.61 Graphic Design
Eliana Scanlon Women's Basketball JR New York, N.Y./Oak Hill Academy [Va.] 3.67 Psychology
Drue Brooks Baseball SO Spring Hill, Fla./Nature Coast Tech 3.58 Business Administration
Gerard De Filippo Baseball SR East Hanover, N.J./DePaul Catholic 3.84 Computer Science
Andrew LaMura Baseball SO Brick, N.J./Red Bank Catholic 3.64 History
Jackie Duenas Softball SO Riverside, Calif./Arlington 3.67 Pre-Medical
Katie Heflin Softball SR Escalon, Calif./Escalon 3.71 Psychology
Chelsea DeGuzman Softball SR Clermont, Fla./South Lake 3.86 Business Administration
Taylor Parker Softball SR Surrey, British Columbia/Semiahmoo 3.68 Business Administration