Commonwealth Coast Conference Announces 2016 Spring Academic All-Conference Team

Commonwealth Coast Conference Announces 2016 Spring Academic All-Conference Team

Correction: An earlier version of the Academic All-CCC list accidently omitted four student-athletes who were honored.


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) announced the Spring Academic All-Conference Team on Monday morning. It includes 442 student-athletes from the conference’s 10 member institutions.

The Academic All-Conference honor rewards varsity student-athletes who attain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 (on a 4.0 scale) or higher. The Spring Academic All-Conference Team encompasses student-athletes who participated in baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s golf, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s tennis, and softball. Participants in the CCC invitational sports of swimming & diving and track & field are also included.

Of note are the eight seniors who were recognized as the Senior Scholar-Athletes in their respective sports during All-Conference voting. They are baseball player Jeremy Wagner (Oklahoma City, Okla.) from Eastern Nazarene, softball player Samantha DiBella (Danvers, Mass.) from Endicott, men’s tennis player Zach Hall (Sugar Land, Texas) from Gordon, golfer Colin Whitney (Longmeadow, Mass.) from Nichols, men’s lacrosse player Dan Arket (Poughquag, N.Y.) from Roger Williams, women’s lacrosse player Abigail Tepper (Foxboro, Mass.) from Salve Regina, women’s basketball player Lauren Hayden (Chantilly, Va.) from the University of New England, and Kyle Romich (Groton, Mass.) from Wentworth.

Additionally, a number of this spring's Academic All-Conference honorees also excelled athletically. The team consists of 75 student-athletes who were also honored as All-CCC selections in their respective sports. Among the group are 32 First Team, 22 Second Team, and 21 Third Team All-CCC selections.

Also listed are major award honorees in five of the eight CCC Championship sports in the winter and spring seasons. Included in that group are women’s basketball Player of the Year Chelsea Vujs (Berlin, Conn.) from Western New England and Defensive Player of the Year Hayden from UNE, men’s lacrosse Short-Stick Specialist of the Year Justin Holl (Mount Laurel, N.J.) from Western New England, men’s tennis Player of the Year Eric Laboissonniere (Cumberland, R.I.) from Roger Williams, softball Player of the Year Gabby Lavinio (Dalton, Mass.) from Western New England, and women’s lacrosse Offensive Player of the Year McKenna Everding (Fayetteville, N.Y.) from Roger Williams and Defensive Player of the Year Chelsea Burke (Georgetown, Mass) from Endicott.

See the full list of Spring Academic All-CCC Team members HERE.

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