WORCESTER, Mass. – Bolstered by eight three-time recipients, Clark University placed 41 fall student-athletes on the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Academic All-Conference for their respective sports.
The NEWMAC Academic All-Conference award is presented to student-athletes in conference-sponsored sports who are season-long members of the varsity team and have achieved second-year academic status with a 3.5 cumulative grade point average or higher on a 4.0 scale.
Clark University women's soccer led the charge with 13 student-athletes honored for their academic excellence. Men's soccer was not far behind with 10 placements while field hockey (6), men's cross country (6), women's cross country (4) and volleyball (2) all put student-athletes onto the NEWMAC's Academic All-Conference Teams.
Women's soccer was led by a trio of three-time placements as seniors Bailey Glenn (Middleboro, Mass.), Megan Marocco (Swampscott, Mass.) and Sara Conroy (Clifton Park, N.Y.) all made the All-Academic Team for the third straight year. The Cougars also saw six student-athletes make the list for the second consecutive season in Abby Souza (Hope, R.I.), Carly Bernstein (Storrs, Conn.), Danielle Black (Middleboro, Mass.), Deanna D'Innocenzo (Medway, Mass.), Inonge Kaloustian (Prince's George County, Md.) and Taylor Barbieri (Glastonbury, Conn.). Additionally, Maya Mashkuri (Montpelier, Vt.) made a return to the NEWMAC All-Academic list after doing so in 2017 while Haley Berkowitz (West Hartford, Conn.), Jamie Joseph (Cazenovia, N.Y.) and Morgan Small (Quakertown, Mass.) all made their debuts as sophomores.
Men's soccer saw three seniors continue their academic success as Evan Jurkowski (Ludlow, Mass.), Trevor Sheridan (Massapequa Park, N.Y.) and Sean Munroe (Silver Spring, Md.) all made the NEWMAC all-academic team for the third consecutive season. Cooper Richards (Wellesley, Mass.), Alex Nicholson (Barrington, R.I.) and Marco White (Manhattan Beach, Calif) led the two-time honorees while sophomores Brian Brennan (Stoneham, Mass.), Alex Maiorano (Shrewsbury, Mass.), Javier Amezcua (New Rochelle, N.Y.) and Gregory Amador (Westboro, Mass.) each found a spot on the All-Academic team in their first year of eligibility.
Junior Anna Joyce (Hopkinton, Mass.) led the field hockey team as the forward notched her second consecutive NEWMAC All-Academic honor. The Cougars also had a group of new recipients with Emma Boland (Redding, Conn.), Erin Hynes (Uxbridge, Mass.), Grace Sawyer (Windham, Mass.), Mikayla Pantano (Worcester, Mass.) and Sydney Lamothe (Newfoundland, N.J.) all making their All-Academic debuts.
Men's Cross country placed six on the NEWMAC All-Academic Team as Ben Ryan (Amherst, Mass.), Bobby Sharma (Kobe, Hyogo), Andrew Vontzalides (North Reading, Mass.) and Julien Faucheux (Westport, Conn.) each made it for the second straight year. Sophomores Adam Liebell-McLean (Highland Park, N.J.) and Cam Keenan (South Glastonbury, Conn.) each picked up their first academic accolade to round out the team's selections.
On the women's side, the Cougars placed four on the All-Academic list, with senior Lucy Zachau (Freeport, Maine) notching her third consecutive selection. Additionally, the Cougars saw a trio of new names on the All-Academic list as Emma Pulizzi (Bedford, Mass.), Katherine Gross (Petaluma, Calif.) and Meghan Davinroy (Louisville, Colo.) each found a spot for themselves for the first time.
Volleyball rounded out the All-Academic honorees for the Cougars as Kacey Legare (Chicopee, Mass.) earned her third consecutive nod while Marimo Oka (Fukuoka, Japan) made her debut in her first year of eligibility.