Golden Falcons Induct 10, Re-Honor 20, Into Chi Alpha Sigma

Golden Falcons Induct 10, Re-Honor 20, Into Chi Alpha Sigma

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician University held its fourth annual induction ceremony for the National College Athlete Honor Society (NCAHS), Chi Alpha Sigma, on Sunday, May 6, in the Grand Ballroom of the Holiday Inn-Hasbrouck Heights. The event was held in conjunction with Felician's annual senior student-athlete banquet.

Felician instituted the New Jersey Omicron chapter of NCAHS in 2015.

In order to be inducted into NCAHS, candidates must be at least a junior academically and a letterwinner in a varsity intercollegiate sport at an NCAA or NAIA institution. Inductees must carry a 3.40 grade-point average, be recommended by the chapter advisor, and be of good moral character.

Felician president Dr. Anne M. Prisco was on hand to honor 30 Golden Falcon student-athletes across 10 sports that comprised the fourth class of honorees, which is listed below. Ten of them – seven juniors and three seniors – were first-time inductees.

Associate director of athletics Andrew Toriello is in his first year as Felician's chapter advisor.

"Student-athletes are forced to juggle strenuous class schedules with hectic practice and game times," Toriello said. "This group has taken both sides of the 'student-athlete' moniker seriously. I can speak for myself and our department in saying how truly proud we are of them."

 

2018 Felician University National College Athlete Honor Society (NCAHS) Honorees

NEW INDUCTEES (Cord)
Name Sport(s) YR GPA Major(s) Hometown/High School
Giana DiTonto Women's Soccer JR 3.99 Biology Lyndhurst, N.J./Lyndhurst
Samantha Lederle Women's Soccer JR 3.79 Accounting Brick, N.J./Brick Memorial
Paulina Calero Women's Volleyball JR 3.44 Criminal Justice El Centro, Calif./Southwest
Kaitlyn Buck Women's Bowling JR 3.67 Psychology Farmingdale, N.J./Howell
Mia Montoya Softball JR 3.42 Elem. Education/English Las Vegas, Nev./John F. Kennedy [Calif.]
Ashley Owens Softball SR 3.44 Management Lockport, N.Y./Southpoint
Jeannette Roldan Softball SR 3.50 Business Administration Hesperia, Calif./Oak Hills
Jason Aponte Baseball JR 3.42 Criminal Justice Loxahatchee, Fla./Seminole Ridge
Thomas "T.J." Greco Baseball JR 3.49 Business Administration Hopewell Jct., N.Y./Arlington
Steven Slagmolen Baseball SR 3.52 Business Administration Toms River, N.J./Toms River North

 

SECOND-YEAR HONOREES (Medallion)
Name Sport(s) YR GPA Major(s) Hometown/High School
Dina Ingenito Women's Soccer SR 3.61 Marketing Lyndhurst, N.J./Lyndhurst
Amanda Nowak Women's Soccer SR 3.84 Accounting Kolbuszowa, Poland/Lyndhurst [N.J.]
Danielle Stoll Women's Soccer SR 3.67 Criminal Justice Wanaque, N.J./Lakeland Regional
Kwadwo Yeboah Men's Soccer SR 3.70 Social & Behavioral Sciences Teaneck, N.J./Teaneck
Kelly Murphy W-XC/T&F SR 3.96 Mathematics Education Cinnaminson, N.J./Cinnaminson
Heather Androvich W-Bowling/T&F SR 3.53 Nursing Carteret, N.J./Carteret
Michelle Gulino Women's Bowling SR 3.97 Criminal Justice Howell, N.J./Howell
Kristen Keller W-Bowling/T&F SR 3.87 Communications Reading, Pa./Schuylkill Valley
Alexandria Laurenzano Women's Bowling SR 3.96 Graphic Des./Photog.& New Media Brick, N.J./Brick Township
Kristin Natoli Women's Bowling SR 3.98 Biology Freehold, N.J./Howell
Kaitlyn Stapleton Women's Bowling SR 3.90 Biology Washington Twp., N.J./Westwood Regional
Jessica Zalewski Women's Bowling SR 3.57 Elementary Education Barnegat, N.J./Barnegat
Treanda Foster Women's Basketball SR 3.56 Biology Bronx, N.Y./John F. Kennedy
Christopher Bekefi Men's Golf SR 3.66 Business Administration Toms River, N.J./Toms River North
Andrew Capone Men's Golf SR 3.81 Accounting Denville, N.J./Parsippany Hills
John-Paul Codelia Baseball SR 3.60 Nursing Brooklyn, N.Y./Xaverian
Brenden Cuni Baseball SR 3.91 Criminal Justice New Rochelle, N.Y./Iona Prep
Matthew Diesel Baseball SR 3.71 Accounting Massapequa Park, N.Y./Massapequa
Robert Naughton Baseball GR 3.75/3.89 Marketing/MBA Levittown, N.Y./Chaminade
Bruce Strickland Baseball SR 3.41 Criminal Justice Hazlet, N.J./Raritan