TOWSON, Md. --- The Landmark Conference has recognized 267 student-athletes including 29 from Moravian College by selecting them for the 2013 Landmark Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll. The honorees were selected from all eight Landmark Conference institutions.
The Landmark Academic Honor Roll recognizes all fall student-athletes of sophomore standing or older with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher. The student-athletes must complete the fall season in good standing with their team. All eight Landmark Conference institutions placed at least 15 athletes on the Academic Honor Roll. The Fall Academic Honor Roll begins the academic award season for the conference with the Senior Scholar-Athlete for the fall sports to be named in December.
Moravian had student-athletes from all six of its fall teams that compete in the conference with the women's soccer and field hockey squads leading the way with eight honorees apiece. The women's volleyball team has four selections while the women's cross country and men's soccer squads each had three student-athletes named to the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll. The men's cross country team had a pair of selections.
The women's soccer team reached the Landmark Conference Tournament this fall, posting a 7-10-3 record, and the squad has three juniors – forward Kirsten Schall, defender Kaylan Bruzzone and defender Meaghan Mann named to the Academic Honor Roll. Schall also earned a spot on the Landmark All-Conference Second Team after recording 11 goals and nine assists to lead Moravian with 31 points while Bruzzone netted a pair of goals.
Five sophomores from the women's soccer team also made the Academic Honor Roll including defender Taylor Blake, midfielders Catherine Lamplugh and Melissa Pavia, forward Micaela Kwochka and goalie Jacqueline Zalis. Blake was also a member of the Landmark All-Conference Second Team.
The field hockey squad posted a 9-8 mark this fall and had one senior – goalie Andrea Eck named to the Academic Honor Roll for the third consecutive year. Four juniors from the field hockey team – midfielder Catherine Duffin, forward Taylor Holly and defenders Emily Marley and Bryn Tafuri as well as three sophomores forward Tiffany Gumina and midfielders Rebecca Eisenstein and Rebecca Hamel earned spots on the Academic Honor Roll. Duffin was named the program's first-ever Landmark All-Conference First Team honoree earlier this month.
The women's volleyball program participated in the Landmark Conference Tournament and finished the season at 12-22. Senior middle blocker Brittany O'Hara was named to the Fall Academic Honor Roll for the third straight year, and she was joined by sophomores defensive specialist Andrea Giardina, outside hitter Lauren Hostetler and setter Megan Szkolnicki.
The women's cross country team captured its second Landmark title in the last three years earlier this month, and the squad had three juniors named to the Fall Academic Honor Roll. Claire Del Casale earned First Team All-Conference honors with a runner-up finish at the conference meet, and she was also named an NCAA Division III Mideast All-Region runner for her 27th place finish at the regional, missing the NCAA Championship meet by 0.85 seconds. Emily Lambright also earned First Team All-Conference accolades with a seventh place finish while Jessie Goldberg is on the Fall Academic Honor Roll for the second straight year along with Del Casale and Lambright.
The men's soccer team posted a 7-9-2 mark this fall and had junior defender Lewis Cooper named to the Fall Academic Honor Roll for a second consecutive year. He was joined by sophomores forward Shane Harder and midfielder Brett Harder.
The men's cross country squad finished fourth at the 2013 Landmark Conference Championships with junior Dillon Farrell winning the individual title for the second straight fall. Farrell was also the Landmark Runner of the Year and earned All-Region honors for an 11th place finish at the Mideast Regional this past Saturday. Farrell will be competing at the 2013 NCAA Division III National Championships hosted by Hanover (Ind.) College on November 23. Sophomore Jeremy Rigotti joined Farrell on the Fall Academic Honor Roll.
To view the entire Landmark Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll, visit http://landmarkconference.org/news/2013-14/13fallhonorroll.