52 scholar-athletes named to NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team

Women's soccer players Astrid Kempainen '15, left, and Grace Bilodeau '15 are two of the 52 Connecticut College student-athletes named to the NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team.
Women's soccer players Astrid Kempainen '15, left, and Grace Bilodeau '15 are two of the 52 Connecticut College student-athletes named to the NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team.

Ten members of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship women’s soccer team are among the 52 Connecticut College student-athletes selected to the conference’s 2014 Fall All-Academic Team. To be honored, a student-athlete must have reached sophomore academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.35. A transfer student must have completed one year of study at the institution.

Senior central midfielder Astrid Kempainen helped the Camels capture their first NESCAC Team Championship this season en route to being named the NESCAC Women’s Soccer Player of the Year. Kempainen tallied 20 points with a league-best 10 assists during her senior campaign, while three of her five goals on the season were game-winning markers.

Kempainen’s teammate Grace Bilodeau, a senior forward, was also honored on the squad. Bilodeau, a French major who studied in France last spring, notched three goals and three assists on the season.

Also on the All-Academic Team are men’s soccer player Daniel Sandoval ’15, a 2014 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar; field hockey co-captain and central midfielder Heidi Halsted ’15, who was named to the 2014 Longstreth/ National Field Hockey Coaches Association All-New England West Region Second Team; all three captains of the men’s cross country team; and 15 members of the women’s cross country team.

“We are very proud of the accomplishments of our student athletes, on the field and in the classroom,” said Fran Shields, the Katherine Wenk Christoffers '45 Director of Athletics and Chair of Physical Education.

The 52 members of the Connecticut College NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team are:

  • Nicole Adam ’16, Women's Cross Country
  • Grace Bilodeau ’15, Women's Soccer
  • Mark Cameron ’17, Men's Soccer
  • Alexis Cheney ’16, Women's Cross Country
  • Cassandra Cohen ’17, Field Hockey
  • Morgan Cowie-Haskell ’16, Women's Soccer
  • Ashley Curran ’17, Women's Cross Country
  • Anna Curtis-Heald ’15, Women's Cross Country
  • Ryan Dean ’16, Men's Cross Country
  • Nicole DellaPasqua ’17, Women's Soccer
  • Brad DeMarco ’16, Men's Cross Country
  • Patrick Dermody ’15, Men's Cross Country
  • Nick DiLeo ’15, Men's Water Polo
  • Katie DuBois ’16, Women's Cross Country
  • Abigail Fagan ’16, Women's Soccer
  • Douglas Garabedian ’15, Men's Soccer
  • Ajami Gikandi ’16, Men's Soccer
  • Dan Gossels ’16, Men's Cross Country
  • Anna Guay ’17, Women's Cross Country
  • Heidi Halsted ’15, Field Hockey
  • Lilly Hanlon ’17, Women's Cross Country
  • Julia Hayden ’16, Women's Cross Country
  • Alejandro Hernandez ’17, Field Men's Cross Country
  • Weller Hlinomaz ’17, Men's Soccer
  • Amanda Jacobsen ’17, Field Hockey
  • Ella Johnson ’17, Volleyball
  • Michael Joyce ’15, Men's Cross Country
  • Astrid Kempainen ’15, Women's Soccer
  • Dillon Kerr ’15, Men's Soccer
  • Amy Klopp ’15, Women's Cross Country
  • Anna Laurence ’16, Women's Cross Country
  • Bryn MacGillivray ’17, Field Hockey
  • Joanna Marks ’16, Women's Cross Country
  • Alex McDevitt ’17, Volleyball
  • Kelsey McGinnis ’17, Women's Cross Country
  • Sam McKeown ’16, Men's Cross Country
  • Melinda Messeck ’17, Women's Cross Country
  • Zander Mintz ’17, Men's Cross Country
  • Katelyn Murray ’17, Women's Soccer
  • Chelsea Preston ’16, Women's Soccer
  • Amanda Proulx ’17, Women's Soccer
  • Raymond Rich-Fiondella ’17, Men's Cross Country
  • Heather Rochford ’15, Women's Cross Country
  • Leah Salituro ’17, Women's Soccer
  • Daniel Sandoval ’15, Men's Soccer
  • Christian Schmidt ’17, Men's Soccer
  • Sam Siegel-Wallace ’15, Men's Water Polo
  • Cailyn Straubel ’16, Volleyball
  • Libby Thomas ’16, Women's Soccer
  • Natalie Wenigmann ’17, Field Hockey
  • Niall Williams ’16, Men's Cross Country
  • Emily Winter ’16, Women's Cross Country

December 2, 2014