SVC athletes earn academic awards

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MARSHFIELD, Mass. — The New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) announced on Wednesday its list of student-athletes from around the league who earned Fall 2018 All-Academic laurels with Southern Vermont College being represented by 18 honorees.

To be eligible for the accolade, students must have been a sophomore or higher in class standing during the Fall '18 semester and register a cumulative grade point average of 3.40 or higher following the term. Athletes who participated in men's and women's cross country, field hockey, men's golf, men's and women's soccer, and women's volleyball at one of the NECC member institutions qualified to earn the decoration.

"I am thrilled to have 18 of our student-athletes earn NECC all-academic honors," said Southern Vermont Interim Director of Athletics Christin Gowan. "This award is a tribute to their hard work in the classroom and ability to balance the demands of being both a collegiate athlete and an excellent student."

18 Mountaineers collecting the league's fall accolade is the most for SVC since 20 did so in 2014. Four of the 18 student-athletes from the 2018 list are being awarded for the second-straight year while 10 sophomores are picking it up after their first semester of eligibility.

"Earning a place on the all-academic team is no easy feat," Gowan continued. "I am proud of all of our student-athletes who went through the grind of 6 a.m. practices, midnight study sessions, and everything in between. I believe having all five of our fall sports represented on this team is also partially due to the emphasis our coaches place on the importance of academics. I am grateful for the effort of our student-athletes, and I am looking forward to another successful semester in the spring."

Men's Cross Country: Jackson Amankrah

Women's Cross Country: Maddy Main, Faith Sullivan

Men's Soccer: Esteban De La Cruz, Lee Dennis, Devin Furphy, Zach Gilman, Joey Wolodkevich

Women's Soccer: Ashley Blom, Addison Bonacio, Hannah Gould, Rileigh Griffiths, Nia Hamlin, Sydnee Julian, Ally McNamee, Jayne Wierzbicki

Women's Volleyball: Abigail Landon, Nikki Ramirez

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There will be a dinner that starts at 6:15 p.m. and a short program called 'Prospect Back in the Day' with five former Prospect skiers — Peter Graves, Ed Dick, John Fairley, Brian Doxsee and Robin Outwater — along with legendary ski coach Bucky Broomhall.

After the program, there will be a ski out to a bonfire and dessert back at the ski lodge.

Tickets are $25 for passholders and $35 for non-passholders. It's $15 for children 12 and under.

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Salem-Cambridge doubles up Mechanicville-Stillwater

SALEM, N.Y. — The Salem-Cambridge wrestling team won nine of the 15 bouts against Mechanicville-Stillwater in a 54-27 win.

Winners for Salem-Cambridge were Clifford Lewis at 152 pounds, Hunter Day (170), Rylie Burr (182), Evan Day (195), Jacob Haynes (99), Matthew Gardner (113), Jacob Lisowski (120), Isaac Olvera (132), and Tyler Andrews (138).

Salem-Cambridge faces Warrensburg tonight at 6 p.m.


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