COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College had 219 student-athletes qualify for the Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll for the spring semester, including 17 that posted a 4.0 grade-point average last semester.
Saint Michael's placed 10th among the league's 15 institutions in total honorees, but it was seventh by having 61.5 percent of its NE10 student-athletes land on the Commissioner's Honor Roll. Student-athletes that earn a minimum 3.0 GPA during a given semester are eligible for the accolade. Eighteen of the Purple Knights' squads compete in the NE10.
Field hockey led the way with four 4.0 student-athletes, as May graduates Kate Baltich (Loudonville, N.Y./Shaker) and Monica Miles (Dover-Foxcroft, Maine/Foxcroft Academy), rising senior Jenna Deschaine (Claremont, N.H./Stevens) and rising sophomore MaKayla Foster (Middlebury, Vt./Middlebury Union) represented their program. Miles earned her fifth perfect semester, while Deschaine and Foster recorded the second of their respective careers. Baltich's was her first.
May graduate Molly Roush (Rouses Point, N.Y./Northeastern Clinton Central School), rising senior Roxy Withers (Hampden, Maine/Hampden Academy) and rising sophomore Samantha Orlando (Newburyport, Mass./Newburyport) hailed from the women's cross country team. Through four semesters as a student-athlete, Withers has notched a 4.0 GPA every time, while Roush put together her second spotless mark and Orlando her first.
Two recent graduates apiece carried a pair of squads, with men's ice hockey's Danny Divis (Media, Pa./Minnesota Wilderness) and Connor Mitchell (New Milford, Conn./Kent School) and women's soccer's Agi Chretien (Amherst, N.H./Souhegan) and Michaela Horne (Southboro, Mass./Algonquin Regional) achieving the feat. Mitchell had his third career perfect semester, Divis his second, and Chretien and Horne their first.
Rising juniors Emily Ferreri (Hyde Park, N.Y./Our Lady of Lourdes) of women's basketball and Anna Meusel (Acton, Mass./Acton-Boxboro Regional) of softball both claimed their fourth 4.0 GPAs in as many semesters as college students, while recent women's volleyball graduate Natalie Moore (Burnt Hills, N.Y./Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake) and rising men's cross country sophomore Kevin Jeter (Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) tallied the second of their careers, with Jeter now 2-for-2 in spotless terms. Men's swimming & diving rising senior Michael May (Wallingford, Conn./Lyman Hall) and women's swimming & diving rising senior Genevieve Gigandet (Groveland, Mass./Central Catholic) both had their first 4.0s.
The women's cross country and women's soccer teams topped Saint Michael's with 21 honorees apiece, while men's lacrosse (20), field hockey (19), men's ice hockey (19), baseball (17) and women's lacrosse (16) narrowly trailed.
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