EASTON, Mass. (August 18, 2011) – A total of 235 Stonehill College student-athletes have been named to the Northeast-10 Conference Spring 2011 Commissioner’s Honor Roll, released this week by the conference office. All 19 of Stonehill’s NE-10 varsity programs are represented on this semester’s list, recognizing student-athletes who earned a grade point average of 3.0 or better during the spring term. Five Skyhawks earned GPA’s of 4.0 for the semester: women’s soccer sophomore standout Elizabeth Belanger (Hooksett, N.H./Manchester Central, an ESPN Academic All-District I Third Team selection, men’s tennis senior and All NE-10 Second Team No. 3 Doubles selection Jonathan Burke (Wakefield, R.I./South Kingstown), junior wide receiver Justin Cerra (Wilmington, Mass./Arlington Catholic), men’s soccer senior forward/midfielder and NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship award winner Tyler Hebert (Rockland, Mass./Sacred Heart) and men’s cross country sophomore Francis O’Brien (Plymouth, Mass./Plymouth South).
The honor roll also includes Daktronics All-East Region women’s soccer second team selection Kirstie St. Martin (Providence, R.I./Mount Saint Charles Academy), senior second baseman/outfielder and two-time Capital One Academic All-District second team honoree Katy Abarr (Richmond, R.I./The Prout School), women’s basketball NE-10 Scholar Athlete of the Year Candidate Emily Rousseau (Biddeford, Maine/Biddeford), two-time All-American for indoor and outdoor track and field and Ace’s stonehillskyhaws.com Male Student-Athlete of the Year award winner Patrick Fullerton (Bradford, Mass./Haverhill) and senior right-handed relief pitcher Brenden Shepard (Boxford, Mass./Masconomet) who became Stonehill’s first-ever student-athlete in program history this spring to be drafted by a Major League Baseball (MLB) club.
Among all Northeast-10 Conference programs, Bentley University had the most student-athletes recognized with 328 while Stonehill placed second (235) and Assumption College ranked third with 206 honored. Stonehill earned its second-straight Northeast-10 Conference Presidents’ Cup Trophy for the 2010-11 academic year and third in program history.
The Presidents’ Cup is presented annually to signify overall athletic excellence in the Northeast-10 Conference and is awarded to the institution that compiles the most points based on the placement at the conclusion of the regular season of each of its programs which compete in league championships.