74 Student-Athletes Earn NEAC Scholar-Athlete Recognition

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – Seventy-four student-athletes from Wells College earned North Eastern Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete recognition for their achievements in the classroom during the prior academic year, the conference office announced Monday. At least one representative for each of Wells' NCAA Division III sports teams secured placement on the list and the 74 total selections from the College mark an all-time high since joining the NEAC in 2007.

Wells led all of the conference’s private colleges and universities with 74 student-athletes on the exclusive list, trailing only Penn St.-Berks with 77 student-athletes. In order to earn the special distinction from the conference, a student-athlete must have achieved a combined grade point average of 3.40 or higher for the fall and spring semesters and must have been in good standing on his or her team. 12 multiple-sport athletes from Wells also earned placement on the list.

Name (Hometown) - Major/Minor

Christopher Dean (Wolcott, N.Y.) – Health Sciences: Pre-Med

Stephen Armstrong (Horseheads, N.Y.) – Psychology/Philosophy & Religion, Sociology
Paul Hernon (New Hartford, N.Y.) - English Literature/Adolescence Education
Andrew Judson (Court Gambrillis, Md.) - Biology/Environmental Science
Zachary Tripsas (Elka Park, N.Y.) – Psychology/Adolescence Education, Theatre

Scott Boyce (South Colton, N.Y.) – Undeclared
Tyler Fischetti (Weedsport, N.Y.) - History/Environmental Science
Michael Flaherty (Rochester, N.Y.) – History/Adolescence Education
Aaron Heisey (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) – Undeclared
Alex Milliken (Fulton, N.Y.) – Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Brendan O’Connor (York, Pa.) – Business & Entrepreneurship
Cody Roberson (Winston-Salem, N.C.) - Business & Entrepreneurship
Hayden Shuster (Careywood, Id.) – Chemistry

Wyatt Buerkle (Cincinnatus, N.Y.) – Economics & Management
Levi Christman (Sharon Springs, N.Y.) – Chemistry/Physics
Nicholas Constantino (Cincinnatus, N.Y.) – History
Marshall Kaplan (Trumbull, Conn.) – Undeclared
Tyler Morris (Maryland, N.Y.) – Physics, Computer Science/Adolescence Education, Mathematics
Cody Primmer (Oneonta, N.Y.) – Physics/Environmental Science
Michael Sciotti (N. Syracuse, N.Y.) – Economics & Management/Sport Management
Alex van Hoekelen (Drums, Pa.) – Business & Entrepreneurship/Sport Management

Tyler Fischetti (Weedsport, N.Y.) - History/Environmental Science
Alex Lamphear (Springfield, N.H.) – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Tyler Lewis (Chittenango, N.Y.) – Undeclared
Tyler Morris (Maryland, N.Y.) – Physics, Computer Science/Adolescence Education, Mathematics
Shawn Snell (Hilton, N.Y.) - Undeclared

Alex Battey (Palmdale, Calif.) – Physics/Mathematics
John Farruggia (New Hartford, N.Y.) – Environmental Science/Mathematics
Paul Hernon
(New Hartford, N.Y.) - English Literature/Adolescence Education
Liam Kaylor (Falls Church, Va.) - Biology/Science, Health, Values
Scott Litvin (Sayville, N.Y.) – Undeclared
J.J. Podczasy (Macungie, Pa.) – Mathematics/Computer Science
J.J. Ruhl (Lititz, Pa.) - Undeclared

Lindsay Achzet (Johnstown, N.Y.) - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology/Cognitive & Brain Science
Holli Erkson (Cooperstown, N.Y.) – Psychology
Kamarie Maturine (Brooklyn, N.Y.) – Undeclared
Cassie Smythe (Eden, N.Y.) – Business and Entrepreneurship/Management, Criminal Justice

Veronica Frisenda (Paterson, Calif.) - Theatre and Dance/Art History, Psychology
Amanda Bottorff (Cicero, N.Y.) – Undeclared
Lindsey Guzewicz (Auburn, N.Y.) – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology/Spanish
Julie Huang (North Chili, N.Y.) – English: Creative Writing/Adolescence Education
Katie Lamanna (Constableville, N.Y.) - English: Creative Writing/History
Deaven Theriault (Ludlow, Mass.) - Biology

Lindsay Achzet (Johnstown, N.Y.) - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology/Cognitive & Brain Science
Lexi Cohen (Newtown, Pa.) - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Quinn Doubet (Cortland, N.Y.) – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology/Mathematics
Marina Fargnoli (Apalachin, N.Y.) – Economics
Andrea Gould (Fulton, N.Y.) - Psychology/Biology, Environmental Studies
Meredith Kadjeski (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) - Biology/Mathematics
Lexie Roberson (Winston-Salem, N.C.) – Biology
Nicole Sales (Woodbury, Conn.) – Health Sciences: Pre-Med

Kimberly Bader (Skaneateles, N.Y.) – Psychology
Heather Barscz
(Troy, N.Y.) – Physics/Mathematics
Shannon Blanford (Syracuse, N.Y.) – Biology
Quinn Doubet (Cortland, N.Y.) – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology/Mathematics
Sarah Halstead (Fulton, N.Y.) - Undeclared
Heather Hiltbrand (Fayetteville, N.Y.) – Environmental Studies/Economics, Sustainability
Alexis Reinhold (Rensselaer, N.Y.) – Undeclared
Kaylee Schworm (Edmeston, N.Y.) – Undeclared
Charlee Weidman (New Berlin, N.Y.) – Biology

Amelia Flint (Bath, N.Y.) – Psychology/Childhood Education, Mathematics
Gina Ross-Detro (Geneva, N.Y.) – Undeclared
Kaitlyn Schwend (San Marcos, Calif.) – Undeclared
Stephanie Todd (Norwich, N.Y.) – History/Criminal Justice, Political Science
Olive Touron (Cato, N.Y.) – Sociology/Art

Danielle Bautista (Moorpark, Calif.) – Undeclared
Victoria Candida (Schenectady, N.Y.) – Sociology & Anthropology/Psychology
Taryn Heath (Truxton, N.Y.) - Sociology and Anthropology/Psychology
Kevisha Hunt (Germantown, Md.) – Psychology
Nicole Sanborn (Onondaga, N.Y.) – History
Laura Webb (Rochester, N.Y.) – Inclusive Childhood Education/English

Evelyn Abbott (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) - Creative Writing/Psychology
Zakarra Butts (Cortland, N.Y.) – Chemistry/Psychology, Anthropology
Taryn Heath (Truxton, N.Y.) - Sociology and Anthropology/Psychology
Meredith Kadjeski (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) - Biology/Mathematics
Annabelle Lee (Dolgeville, N.Y.) – Undeclared
Anuhea Leite-Ah Yo (Hilo, Hawaii) – Undeclared
Nicole Loeven (Pawling, N.Y.) - Biochemistry & Molecular Biology/Sustainability, Business
Haylee Ouellette (Terryville, Conn.) – Political Science
Nadine Pershyn (Buffalo, N.Y.) – Spanish

Courtney Bastian (West Winfield, N.Y.) – History/Museum Studies, Art History
Chandler Fitzgerald (Weedsport, N.Y.) – History/Adolescence Education
Courtney Pitcher (Verona, N.Y.) – Biology
Nicole Sales (Woodbury, Conn.) – Health Sciences: Pre-Med
Cat Taylor (Jackson, N.J.) – Environmental Science
Justine Tibbits (Jericho, Vt.) - Sociology and Anthropology/Dance, Psychology
Kendrick Wilson (Collins, N.Y.) – Psychology/Childhood Education

The aforementioned members of the Wells field hockey team met the criteria of a NEAC Scholar-Athlete in 2014-15. The squad competes independently amongst other regional institutions - the conference does not sponsor the sport. The league will sponsor field hockey as a varsity sport in the upcoming academic year of 2014-15.