Press Release Written By Sports Information Graduate Intern MaryKate Rumbaugh
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The 2018 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Fall All-Academic Teams have been announced by Commissioner Dan Mara, with Wilmington University placing 25 student-athletes on the list for their respective sports.
Men's soccer led all fall athletic teams with seven members, while women's soccer, women's volleyball, and women's cross country all earned four members. Women's tennis was right behind with three members, with men's cross country earning two members, and golf, with one member.
The CACC named a total of 269 student-athletes to the All-Academic Team concluding all seven fall championships.
Men's Soccer's, Daniel Loyo, Manuel Ruiz Luque, cross country's Miguel Suero, Tori Crawford, and Tara Langan, as well as volleyball's Jenna Brown and Miranda Shaw all earned the CACC All-Academic for the third time in their careers. Dimitrios Topouliz and Sam Jester of men's soccer, along with Begona Gomar of women's tennis, women's cross country's Gabrielle Brown, and volleyball's Emma Kongevold earned it for the second time in their careers.
Across the CACC, women's soccer led all fall sports with 64 members across 13 teams followed by men's soccer's 62 with 13 programs.
To be eligible for the All-Academic Team, a student-athletes must meet the following criteria: a) minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 at the end of the immediate preceding term; b) minimum of two semesters enrolled as full-time student at member institution; c) student-athlete must be second year student-athlete at member institution; and d) student-athlete must have been athletically eligible the season preceding the award and used a season of eligibility.
2018 CACC Fall All-Academic Teams:
Men's Soccer (62):
Fredrik Bentdal - Jr. - 3.52 - Business Management
Joel Flores - Sr. - 3.56 - Liberal Studies
Sam Jester* - Sr. - 3.87 - Sports Management
Daniel Loyo** - Jr. - 3.96 - Marketing
Callum McHale - Jr. - 3.60 - Communications
Manuel Ruiz Luque** - Sr. - 3.71 - Business Management
Dimitrios Topouzlis* - Jr. - 3.98 – Finance
Cross Country (53):
Mark Corrigan - Sr. - 3.59 - Criminal Justice
Miguel Suero** - Sr. - 3.65 - Behavioral Science
Gabrielle Brown* - Gr. - 3.81 - MBA Homeland Security
Tori Crawford** - Sr. - 3.73 - Elementary Ed: K-6
Alexa Crowell - So. - 3.90 - Business
Tara Langan** - Sr. - 3.78 - Elementary Ed: K-6
Mandy Behiels – 3.83 – So. – Psychology
Jenna Brown** – 3.70 – Gr. - MSM Business Management
Emma Kongevold* – 4.00 – Jr. - Elementary Ed: K-6
Miranda Shaw** – 3.96 – Sr. - Behavioral Science
Women's Soccer (64):
Rebecca Dolhansky – 3.52 – Jr. - Business Management
Alexis Johnson – 3.71 – So. - Behavioral Science
Krysta Memis – 4.00 – So. - Legal Studies
Katlynne Tubo – 4.00 – Sr. - -Digital Publishing
Women's Tennis (28):
Laura Gil Jr. - 3.55 - Communications-Media
Begona Gomar* - Jr. - 3.81 - Business Management
Mallory Nolte - So. - 3.85 - Digital & Motion Graphics
Matthew Kettleson - Jr. - 3.57 - Sports Management
*- Two-Time Honoree
**- Three-Time Honoree