New Haven, Conn. - The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) has introduced its All-Academic Team for the 2012 fall athletic season today. A total of 170 student-athletes from the 14 conference schools have earned a place on the list in a total of six different sports. Concordia is represented with 10 student-athletes named to the team.
In order to be named to the CACC All-Academic Team, recipients must have participated in a CACC-Championship sport in the fall. They must be at least a sophomore academically and athletically, have been a student-athlete at their current school for at least two semesters and achieve a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.50 or higher through the fall semester.
Nick Gonzales (Lakewood, N.J.) is the lone recipient on the men’s soccer team. Gonzalez, a sophomore studying Liberal Sciences, was named for the first time in his career. On the women’s soccer team Esteffi Gonzalez (West Harrison, N.Y.), a Childhood Education major, was also named to the team for the first time in her career.
The men’s and women’s cross country teams would have one student-athlete selected as well. Martin Miedzowicz (Montevideo, Uruguay), a junior majoring in Business Administration, garnered his second career selection on the men’s side while Arafat Omidiran (Nigeria), a junior majoring in Health Studies, was named for the first time on the women’s side.
The Clippers’ volleyball team had a total of three student-athletes named to the CACC All-Academic Team. Chelsea Zurcher (Crofton, Md.), a senior majoring in Childhood Education, was named for the third time in her career. Juniors Brittany Chappas (Islip, N.Y.), a Childhood Education major and Hillary Hoffman (East Meadow, N.Y.), a Nursing major, were named for the second time in their career and round out the award recipients for the volleyball team.
Concordia’s women’s tennis team would also have three student-athletes named to the CACC All-Academic Team. Senior Yuliya Plevako (Astana, Kazakhstan), a Business Administration major, was named for the third time in her career while fellow senior Ana Mendes (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil), a Liberal Studies major, was named to the team for the second time. The final selection on the tennis team is senior Camilla Xavier (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) a Biology major who was a first time selection.