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April 7, 2013

College Stars: Area athletes recognized for academic success

A slew of area athletes have picked up academic honors lately.

The Little East Conference Winter All-Academic Teams (minimum cumulative 3.3 GPA) included:

Westfield State senior swimmer Kiley Perrone of Methuen, Keene State junior swimmer Sheila Cremin of Andover; Keene State sophomore track athlete Hannah Doolittle of Hampstead and Southern Maine junior basketball player Erin McNamara of West Newbury.

UNH football players Alex Blane of North Andover, a sophomore offensive lineman, and Ryan Lynch of Atkinson, a sophomore defensive back, made the CAA Academic All-Conference team. Players need at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Husson junior Marcy Francoeur of Danville (soccer), Lasell junior Katie Ebner of East Hampstead (soccer) and St. Joe’s of Maine junior Rachelle Messuri of Atkinson (field hockey) made the North Atlantic Conference Fall All-Academic team. Honorees need a cumulative GPA of 3.5.

Stonehill honored its top scholar-athletes from the fall with junior field hockey player Devin Ingersoll of Londonderry one of five Chieftains cited for earning a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Among those in the 3.5-3.99 GPA range for the fall were junior Trent Fontanella of Pelham and senior Caroline McBride of North Reading (cross country), sophomore Dan Cormier of Methuen and junior Angelina Comei of Bradford (track), senior Courtney Marchand from Timberlane (softball) and senior Kayla Green of Londonderry and freshman Jillian Spinney of Londonderry (lacrosse).

JDH record

Bridgewater State junior Joshua Danner-Hicks won the MASCAC/New England Alliance indoor triple jump with a meet record 46-2. Sophomore Josh Goehring of Haverhill won the 600 meters in 1:22.79 and ran on Bridgewater’s 4x800 team, which won in 8:10.87.

Another Bear standout, freshman Danielle Poto of North Andover, won the women’s 5,000 in 19:15.45.

Dan’s the man at Plymouth

Plymouth sophomore first baseman/catcher Dan Armstrong of Danville is batting .417 (15 for 26) with eight runs and six RBIs.

Freshman outfielder Shirley Butterfield of Atkinson (5 for 14, 3 doubles, 3 runs), junior outfielder/first baseman Shannon Murphy of Chester (7 runs in 9 games), junior pitcher/tri-captain Nora Galvin of Windham (3-4, 3.47 ERA, 42 Ks, 38 innings) and freshman pitcher Sara Gaudet of Londonderry (2 appearances) are playing for the softball team.

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