22 Saint Michael's student-athletes complete study-abroad experiences in 2012-13

COLCHESTER, Vt. - A large contingent of Saint Michael's College students who studied away from campus during the 2012-13 school year were also Purple Knight student-athletes, as 22 among the 151 who took advantage of the opportunity through the College's Study Abroad Office donned Purple and Gold during the academic year:

Women's Cross Country

  • junior Elena Bilodeau (Waterbury, Vt./Harwood Union) - Dublin, Ireland (spring) - competed in six races, posting a season-best time of 22:08 on Oct. 7 at the New England Championship
  • junior Daniela Czark (New York, N.Y./The Elan School) - Stellenbosch, South Africa (spring) - ran at six meets, placing 20th during the Vermont Intercollegiate Championship on Sept. 29
  • junior Caitlin Dugan (Manchester, N.H./Bishop Guertin) - Madrid, Spain (spring) - competed during four races, running a season-best 23:14 on Oct. 12 at the Saint Michael's Invitational
  • junior Mary Miller (Aurora, N.Y./Southern Cayuga) - Dunedin, New Zealand (spring) - placed among the team's top seven at six meets, and took 16th at the Vermont Intercollegiate Championship on Sept. 29

Men's Golf

  • junior Spencer Mallette (Canton, N.Y./Hugh C. Williams) - Zanzibar, Tanzania (spring) - competed in five tournaments, firing a 79 on Oct. 1 during day two of the Northeast-10 Conference Championship

Field Hockey

  • junior Kelly Celata (Dedham, Mass./Dedham) - Buenos Aires, Argentina (spring) - recorded three goals and an assist during 18 contests, including 17 in a reserve capacity

Men's Lacrosse

  • junior Cooper Quenneville (Shoreham, Vt./Gould Academy) - San Jose, Costa Rica (fall) - turned in 12 goals, 11 assists, 51 ground balls and a team-best three game-winning goals while going 40-for-76 (52.6%) on face-offs
  • junior Sean Smith (West Islip, N.Y./Saint John the Baptist Diocesan) - San Jose, Costa Rica (fall) - long-stick midfielder scored once while scooping up 17 ground balls and causing eight turnovers

Women's Lacrosse

  • junior Maeve Carroll (Acton, Mass./Acton-Boxboro Regional) - Barcelona, Spain (fall) - the defender made 13 starts while totaling 10 ground balls and five caused turnovers
  • junior Alexa Coleman (Boxford, Mass./Masconomet Regional) - Buenos Aires, Argentina (fall) - made nine appearances as a reserve, turning in two goals and two assists
  • junior Beth Cusimano (Essex Junction, Vt./Essex) - Queensland, Australia (fall) - played 12 games, including making six starts, while recording five ground balls and causing three turnovers
  • junior Crystal King (South Burlington, Vt./South Burlington) - Cape Town, South Africa (fall) - team leader with 25 goals while totaling 33 points. Scored on 59.5 percent of her shots
  • junior Claire Martin (Mattapoisett, Mass./Bishop Stang) - Galway, Ireland (fall) - scored nine goals while also collecting 21 ground balls, 18 draw controls and 10 caused turnovers

Men's Soccer

  • junior Chris George (Stratham, N.H./Exeter) - Queensland, Australia (spring) - started all 17 games in the midfield while adding two assists. Also selected for Capital One NCAA Division II Academic All-District I and NE-10 Academic All-Conference squads

Women's Soccer

  • junior Katie Butler (Sayville, N.Y./Saint Anthony's) - Grenoble, France (spring) - defender recorded two goals and an assist while helping defense allow one goal or less 11 times
  • junior Jordyn Mallett (Winslow, Maine/Winslow) - Dunedin, New Zealand (spring) - midfielder was one of three players on the team to start all 17 games. Scored in win over regionally-ranked Franklin Pierce

 Softball

  • junior Grace Bonaiuto (Beverly, Mass./Austin Preparatory School) - Seville, Spain (fall) - made 28 appearances, primarily as an outfielder, and scored three runs

 Men's Swimming & Diving

  • junior Derick Logan (Cape May Court House, N.J./Middle Township) - Copenhagen, Denmark (spring) - competed in four first-semester meets, posting six top-four finishes

 Women's Swimming & Diving

  • junior Maddie Craig (Westwood, Mass./Westwood) - Cusco, Peru (fall) - competed in eight second-semester meets, placing among the top five in 14 events

 Men's Tennis

  • junior Chris Allen (Springfield, Mass./Cathedral) - Washington D.C. (spring) - appeared in a pair of fall matches at the No. 3 doubles position
  • junior Nick Bosco (Glastonbury, Conn./East Catholic) - Florence, Italy (fall) - went 4-5 from No. 2 singles and 6-2 at No. 2 doubles (6-3 overall) during the second semester
  • junior Tom Brahm (Marlborough, Conn./Xavier) - Dunedin, New Zealand (spring) - saw action in two fall matches at No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles