Forty Bears Land on Skyline Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll

Forty Bears Land on Skyline Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll

NEW YORK — Recognizing outstanding achievement in the classroom and on the courts and playing fields, 40 student-athletes from St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn) winter and spring sports were named to the Skyline Academic Honor Roll as announced by Skyline Conference Commissioner Linda Bruno yesterday.

"SJC Brooklyn student-athletes continue to excel in the classroom and we are proud to once again see a long list of Bears on this honor roll," remarked Director of Athletics and Recreation James Lally. "Our professors, staff, and coaches all play a part in the successes of our student-athletes and they should all be commended for the collective high regard placed on academic achievement for our student-athletes, who once again answered the call."

SJC student-athletes from the winter and spring sports averaged over a 3.1 grade point average in the spring semester.

For the 2017-18 academic year, a combined 70 Bears received the academic distinction from the conference. One Bear also received All-Conference honors in their respective sports with rising junior Timothy Driscoll named the Rookie of the Year and a second-team selection in men's volleyball. Across the league, 663 student-athletes from 11 institutions comprised the honor roll.  

The winter/spring academic honor roll distinguishes student-athletes in the league with a 3.3 grade point average or better (on a 4.0 scale) while competing in baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's lacrosse, softball, men's and women's swimming and diving, men's tennis, men's and women's outdoor track and field, and men's volleyball.

"The Skyline Conference student-athletes strike a great balance between their academics and athletics, as evidenced by those receiving recognition," said Bruno. "Their student-athlete experience continues to fall directly in line with the NCAA Division III Philosophy Statement."

Skyline Conference Announces 633 Student-Athletes to 2017-18 Winter/Spring Academic Honor Roll


Congratulations to all the honorees from SJC Brooklyn: 

Name Class Hometown/High School

Softball (9)

Theresa Armano Sr. Middle Village, N.Y./St. Francis Prep
Paige Csikortos So. Rocky Point, N.Y./Rocky Point
Madison Erhardt So. Baltimore, Md./Dulaney
Gabriella Fielding So. Melville, N.Y./Half Hallow Hills
Megan Finnerty Sr. Whitestone, N.Y./Archbishop Molloy
Maria Gentile Sr. Brooklyn, N.Y./Fontbonne Hall
Victoria Mahoney Jr. Allenwood, N.J./Saint John Vianney
Nicole Quintana Jr. Brooklyn, N.Y./St. Edmund Prep
Jessica Vento So. Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa

Baseball (7)

Michael Gonzalez So. Brooklyn, N.Y./Midwood
Vincent Juliano So. Staten Island, N.Y./Tottenville
Joseph Langan So. Brooklyn, N.Y./St. Edmund Prep
Paul Pellegrino So. Brooklyn, N.Y./Midwood
Matthew Rienzi Jr. Maspeth, N.Y./Xavier
Jonathan Schneider Jr. Staten Island, N.Y./Susan E. Wagner
Adam Schwartz Jr. Staten Island, N.Y./Susan E. Wagner

Women's Basketball (5)

Alyssa Alioto Jr. Staten Island, N.Y./Moore Catholic
Cailee Greco Fr. Lindenhurst, N.Y./East Islip
Victoria Porcasi Jr. Franklin Square, N.Y./H. Frank Carey
Lauren Quesada So. Westbury, N.Y./St. Francis Prep
Samantha Wilber Fr. Island Heights, N.J./Central Regional

Men's Basketball (6)

Timothy Driscoll So. Staten Island, N.Y./St. Peter's
Stephen Eddy So. Glendale, N.Y./Christ the King
Kavan Meiner So. Staten Island, N.Y./Susan Wagner
Dimitri Sirakis So. Hollis, N.Y./St. Francis Prep
Sean Solomons Jr. Staten Island, N.Y./St. Peter's
Alec Willis Sr. Staten Island, N.Y./St. Joseph by the Sea

Women's Swimming (7)

Rebecca Bollmann So. Broad Channel, N.Y./Monsignor McClancy
Kathryn Cosenza So. Brooklyn, N.Y./Bishop Kearney
Shannon Doherty Jr. Brooklyn, N.Y./Churchill
Jessica Gnad So. Brooklyn, N.Y./Leon M. Goldstein
Brianna Minogue Sr. Brooklyn, N.Y./Bishop Kearney
Grace Penaloza Jr. Woodbridge, Va./C.D. Hylton
Valerie Rodriguez So. Woodhaven, N.Y./New Utrecht

Men's Swimming (2)

Cesar Oviedo Sr. South Ozone Park, N.Y./Christ the King
Juan Sandoval So. Ridgewood, N.Y./Christ the King

Men's Tennis (1)

Shivam Ghai Jr. Nairobi, Kenya/International School of Kenya

Men's Volleyball (6)

Timothy Driscoll * So. Staten Island, N.Y./St. Peter's
Stephen Eddy So. Glendale, N.Y./Christ the King
Sean Solomons Jr. Staten Island, N.Y./St. Peter's
Dejon St. Rose-Cuffy Fr. Brooklyn, N.Y./Bishop Loughlin
Alec Willis Sr. Staten Island, N.Y./St. Joseph by the Sea
Keyshawn Wright Sr. Brooklyn, N.Y./George Westinghouse

* Rookie of the Year and Second Team All-Conference