HVIAC Student-Athletes Collect USCAA All-American & National All-Academic Honors

HVIAC Student-Athletes Collect USCAA All-American & National All-Academic Honors

Release courtesy of the USCAA

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The USCAA has announced its All-American, National All-Academic, and individual End of the Year award winners for the sports of men's soccer, women's soccer, men's cross country, women's cross country, and volleyball. The ceremony was held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center following the first day of competition in the USCAA Fall Championship Week event. The awards banquet brought together 1,250 student-athletes, coaches, administrators, and fans from across the association. Listed below are all award winners that were honored as the best in the USCAA in the classroom or on the court.

The HVIAC was well represented with three major award winners, 16 student-athletes receiving All-American status, and 60 named to the National All-Academic Team.


USCAA Fall Sport All-American and National All-Academic Award Winners

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Major Awards

2017 Men's Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Year

Daniel Lee, Davis

2017 Women's Soccer Coach of the Year

Christine Kanawada, Albany Pharmacy 

2017 Women's Soccer Player of the Year

Katie Benson, Albany Pharmacy



Women's Soccer All-Americans

Name School Year Position
Katie Benson Albany Pharmacy Jr F
Kiki Hilmer SUNY ESF Sr. GK
Shannon Gordinier SUNY ESF Sr. F
Lauren Archer SUNY ESF Sr. D
Erin Tersegno Albany Pharmacy Jr S
Sally Slowinski Albany Pharmacy So GK
Anna Bishop SUNY ESF Sr. M
Honorable Mention       
Sydney Rule Albany Pharmacy Jr M

Men's Soccer All-Americans

Noah Keith Albany Pharmacy So M
Mina Girgis Albany Pharmacy Sr F
Meshema Charles Berkeley Fr F
Joseph Kulikowski SUNY ESF So. M/F
Honorable Mention       
Jack Hanlon Albany Pharmacy Sr D
Luke Day SUNY ESF So. F/M
Matt Houlihan Albany Pharmacy Sr GK
Geoff Golick SUNY ESF Sr. M

Women's Cross Country All-Americans

First Team       
Marissa Lathrop   SUNY ESF    
Julia Lindsay  Albany Pharmacy    
Second Team       
Erin Cocca   SUNY ESF    

Men's Cross Country All-Americans

Second Team       
Mark McClennahan    SUNY ESF    
Tom Keenan   SUNY ESF    


National All-Academic Team

Women's Cross Country

Gianna D'Angelo Albany Pharmacy So.
Nicole Kulakowski Albany Pharmacy Sr.
Julia Lindsay Albany Pharmacy Sr.
Rachel Mayotte Albany Pharmacy So.
Catherine Phelps Albany Pharmacy Jr.
Melissa Rameriez Berkeley  So.
Marilyn Contreras Berkeley  So.
Rebekah Conboy Davis Jr.
Alexi Deiseroth SUNY ESF Jr.
Marissa Lathrop SUNY ESF Year
Emily Steenkamer SUNY ESF Sr.
Lauren Wengert SUNY ESF Sr.
Eden Zickler SUNY ESF So.

Men's Cross Country

John Knickerbocker Albany Pharmacy Sr.
Colin Sirard Albany Pharmacy So.
Anthony Argueta Berkeley  So.
Albert Jordan Berkeley  So.
Marc Pharon Berkeley  So.
Daniel Lee Davis Jr.
Dana Carris SUNY ESF Sr.
Micah Paulec King's  So.

Women's Volleyball

Tiffany Davis Davis So.
Brooke Lewandowski Davis So.
Loryn Sanders Davis So.
Linnea Sweeney Davis So.
Mary Kathryn Samelson King's So.
Savannah White King's So.

Women's Soccer

Katie Benson Albany Pharmacy Jr.
Molly Mancini Albany Pharmacy Jr.
Sarah Wohlfarht SUNY ESF Jr.
Shannon Gordinier SUNY ESF Sr.
Giselle Schrieber SUNY ESF Sr.
Martha Caster SUNY ESF Sr.
Natalee Wrege SUNY ESF Sr.
Maggie Tryon SUNY ESF Jr.
Lauren Archer  SUNY ESF Sr.
Jessie Smith SUNY ESF Sr.
Becca Solomon SUNY ESF So.
Mallory Delanoy SUNY ESF So.
Hannah Hagadorn King's So.

Men's Soccer

Dylan Davie Albany Pharmacy So.
Kyle Jenkins Albany Pharmacy Sr.
Reid LaPlante Albany Pharmacy Jr.
Jack Hanlon Albany Pharmacy Sr.
Edward Ahanmisi Albany Pharmacy So.
Enis Zahmoul Berkeley  Sr.
Jordan Mabuye Berkeley  Year
Franklyn Moronta Berkeley  Year
Elias Torres Davis Sr.
Corey Collins Davis Sr.
Dan Pelletier SUNY ESF Jr.
George Bienetti SUNY ESF Jr.
Jake Gaworecki SUNY ESF Sr.
Geoff Golick SUNY ESF Sr.
Andrew Noble SUNY ESF So.
Jackson Kane King's So.
Josiah Simons King's So.
Abdullah Ali Vaughn Jr.
Ali Saleh Vaughn So.
Benjamin Lugonic Vaughn So.