TROY, NEW YORK – Liberty League Commissioner Tracy King announced that 768 student-athletes in fall sports qualified for the league’s All-Academic teams in their respective sports, marking the second-highest total for a fall sport since the league began recognizing outstanding academic achievement . The total is surpassed only by the 835 student-athletes who earned spots on seven all-academic teams last fall.
This year, Ithaca College named 109 student-athletes to the fall all-academic team. Football received 36 laureates, field hockey and women’s football received 17 each. There were 13 participants in men’s football, 10 in men’s cross country, and eight awards each in women’s cross country and volleyball.
The Liberty League fall championships include men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, soccer, men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball. In order to be recognized as a member of the All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must be a sophomore or higher and a full-time student with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.30. The Liberty League raised the GPA requirement from a 3.20 to a 3.30 in 2016-17 to meet established standards for eligibility for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors.
“The success of our student-athletes is always a source of pride for the Liberty League,” King said. “Our student-athletes consistently demonstrate that it is possible to excel not only on the playing field or court, but also in the classroom and in the community. I thank them for their great achievements.”
STRONG ACADEMIC TEAMS OF THE FREEDOM LEAGUE FALL 2022:
Men’s Cross Country (10)
Patrick BerachJr., Computer Science, Newton, PA.
Benjamin Coates, Sr., Integrated Marketing Communications, Syracuse, NY
James HughesSo., Business Administration, Pearl River, NY
Daniel Jago, Senior, Biology Education, Fairfield, CT.
Chris Licata, Jr., Clinical Health Research, Harriman, NY
Ryan MedeirosSr., Sports Media (Communications), Rehoboth, MA.
Leo RosenblumSr., Film and Photography, Delmar, NY
Jonathan SadanagaJr., Exercise Science, Malvern, PA.
Drew TaylorSo., Business Administration, South Windsor, CT.
Alexander Whatley, Senior, Business Administration, Cockeysville, Maryland.
Women’s cross country (8)
Hannah FichterSo., Journalism, Memphis, NY
Ava FowlerSr., Occupational Therapy, Wallingford, PA.
Meredith GarritySr., Politics, Bay Village, Ohio
Emily JohnsonJr., Clinical Health Research, Richmondville, NY
Isabel JohnstonGr., Physical Therapy, North Hampton, NH
Lauren LobdellGr., Speech-Language Pathology – Teaching, Metuchen, NJ
Rachel RoseSenior, Biology, East Meadow, NY
Julia TamanovichSr., Clinical Health Research, Pittsford, NY
Field hockey (17)
Macy BrandweinGr., Physical Therapy, Hillsborough, NJ
Meara BerrySo., Clinical Health Research, Ballston Lake, NY
Amberly ChristiansenSr., Physical Education, North Wales, PA.
Alexandra Clough Jr., New Media, Annapolis, MD.
Arla DavisSr., Sports Media (Communications), Clarks Summit, Pa.
Sara de VitoJr., TV-Radio, Huntington, NY
Alison EganSr., Athletic Training, Washington, NJ
Nicole FortunatoSr., Clinical Health Research, Pt Pleasant Beach, NJ
Brianna LennonSr., Exercise Science, Eastport, NY
Bella McCollisterSo., Sociology, Mount Laurel, NJ
Jacqueline MirabilGr., Occupational Therapy, Norwalk, CT.
Morgan MullenSr., Business Administration, Cherryville, PA.
Ekaterina PopeSo., Medical Sciences, Freehold, NJ
Elizabeth PillowSr., Clinical Health Research, West Hartford, CT.
Kylie SullivanJr., Occupational Therapy, Westmont, NJ
Juliana WadneySo., Clinical Health Research, Schenectady, NY
Juliana ValliSo., Clinical Health Research, Hackettstown, NJ
Joseph Arica, Senior, Biology, Garnerville, New York
Nicholas BahamondJr., TV-Radio, Berryville, VA.
David BarclayJr., Clinical Health Research, Glens Falls, NY
Drew BrennerSr., Politics, Hallandale Beach, FL.
Ryan BrozovichJr., Integrated Marketing Communications, Johnson City, NY
Darren BrunnerSo., Business Administration, Reading, Pa.
Austin BushSo., Clinical Health Research, Chatham, IL.
Jake ConnollySo., Communication Management and Design, Salem, MA.
Julien DeumagueSr., Sports Media (Communications), Gloversville, NY
Justin DrewsSo., Exploratory, Warren, New Jersey
Donte GarciaSr., Exercise Science, East Stroudsburg, PA.
Ashton HeardSr., Clinical Health Research, Quakertown, PA.
Daniel HutchinsonSenior, Psychology, West Palm Beach, FL.
Sam ClineJr., Business Administration, Burt, NY
Brandon MartinGr., Physical Therapy, Stamford, CT.
Cade McDermottSr., Business Administration, Park Ridge, NJ
Shay McKennaSr., Sports Media (Communications), Clifton, NJ
Josh Miles, Jr., Clinical Health Research, Bath, NY
Colin NortonSr., Business Administration, Cleveland, OH
Owen O’NeillSo., Exploratory, Neshanic Station, NJ
Robert Penhollow, Sr., Clinical Health Research, Sinclairville, NY
Maxwell Perry, Senior, Business Administration, Glenside, Pennsylvania.
Danny PortasSo, Business Administration, Lincoln Park, NJ
Nathaniel PottsSr., TV-Radio, Bowie, MD
Michael Pusateri, Jr., Clinical Health Research, Clarks Summit, PA.
Michael RumsGr., Physical Therapy, Sucasunna, NJ
Ryan SalisburySo, Business Administration, Glenville, NY
Derek SlivkaSr., Sports Media (Communications), Waterloo, NY
Steven SaravillaSr., History, River Vale, NJ
Aidan StewartJr., Business Administration, Hopkinton, MA.
William Tedeschi, Gr., Entertainment and Media Management, Pequannock, NJ
Andrei TestaniSr., TV-Radio, Manlius, NY
Sam TourangeauSo, Business Administration, Rochester, NY
Jacob Villanueva, Senior, Business Administration, Hatboro, PA.
Andrew Wingfield, Senior, Business Administration, Franklin Lakes, NJ
Harry ZielinskySo., Exploratory, Shrewsbury, Mass.
Men’s football (13)
Taib AbidySo., Medical Sciences, Peoria, AZ.
Connor BairdJr., Environmental Studies, Trumansburg, NY
Emmett DeleuzeJr., Economics, Zeffner, Florida.
Jackson FoxSr., Exercise Science, Kirkland, Washington.
Reef HarrisonJr., Communication Management and Design, Dallas, TX
Owen JohnstonSr., Communication Management and Design, Plainfield, NH
Aidan KeenanSr., Clinical Health Research, Ithaca, NY
Alex LeahyGr., Accounting, Elmsford, NY
Brendan LebichSr., Business Administration, Ithaca, NY
Kyle SickeSr., Exercise Science, Webster, NY
Conor TierneySo., Business Administration, Morristown, NJ
Aidan TrierweilerSo., Exploratory, Framingham, Mass.
Ian WhitfieldJr., Sports Media (Communication), Sterling, VA.
Women’s football (17)
Katy ArsenovSr., Clinical Health Research, Lyles, NY
Rosie BostianJr., Environmental Science, Yardley, PA.
Jessica BredinSr., Business Administration, Ashland, MA.
Megan ButtingerGr., Occupational Therapy, LaGrangeville, NY
Carrie DavisSo., Exploratory, Baltimore, Md.
Bailey FisherSo., Business Administration, Purchase, New York
Grace HickeySo., Medical Sciences, Trumbull, CT.
Kathy KruegerSr., Exercise Science, Fayetteville, NY
Kate LawrenceSo., Psychology, Bayport, NY
Brenna LorenzenJunior, Business Administration, Medway, Massachusetts.
Sophia MahoneySr., Communication Management and Design, Jenkintown, PA.
Eli postSr., Clinical Health Research, Peru, New York
Claire ReederJr., Health Sciences, Newark, Del.
Rachel RichardsGr., Entertainment and Media Management, Flemington, NJ
Delaney RutanSr., Health and Physical Education (Teaching), Pitcher, NY
Claire SunderlandJr., Clinical Health Research, Manchester, MD.
Caitlin WeissJr., Clinical Health Research, South Salem, New York
Josie HamptonSo., Film and Photography, Gig Harbor, Wash.
Grace IsaksenSr., Athletic Training, Schenectady, NY
Samantha ClemSo., Exploratory, Glenview, Ill.
Jamie KoopmanJr., Integrated Marketing Communications, Tampa, FL.
Alexander MontgomeryJr., Biochemistry, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Camryn O’LearySenior, Psychology, Sugar Land, TX
Jennifer PittsSr., Business Administration, Canonsburg, Pa.
Faith SabatierJr., Clinical Health Research, Spring, TX