All-Academic Honors Bestowed On 16 Golden Falcons

All-Academic Honors Bestowed On 16 Golden Falcons

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Sixteen Felician College student-athletes have been named to the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Fall 2012 All-Academic Team, the CACC announced on Tuesday.

In order to be named to the CACC All-Academic Team, recipients must have participated in a CACC fall championship sport, be a second-year student-athlete who used a season of competition in 2012, have been a student at their current school for at least two semesters, and have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.50 or higher. The CACC All-Academic program is in its ninth year.

The women’s soccer team highlighted the list with nine honorees, a school record for one sport in one year. Four winners -- Allie Couzo (Sayreville, N.J./Sayreville War Memorial) and Jenn Hesse (Lincoln Park, N.J./Boonton) of women’s soccer and Rob Albano (Pompton Plains, N.J./Pequannock Township) and Tim Kicha (Saddle Brook, N.J./Saddle Brook) of men’s cross-country – were named to the CACC All-Academic Team for the third time in one sport, the maximum possible. The 16 honorees are an improvement over the 13 Felician sported in Fall 2011.

In all, 173 student-athletes from the CACC’s 14 member schools were honored this fall and can be viewed at; Felician’s recipients are listed below with GPA and major course of study.

Felician Fall 2012 Academic All-CACC Honorees
Name Sport
Hometown/HS GPA Major(s)
Chris Giordano M-Soccer
Staten Island, N.Y./St. Peter's Boys 3.51 Accounting
Keleenna Onyeaka M-Soccer
Birmingham, England/Solihull Sixth Form 3.90 Accounting
Lau San Filippo# M-Soccer
North Bergen, N.J./Hoboken 3.59 Marketing
Alysia Arcona# W-Soccer
Hackettstown, N.J./Hackettstown 3.95 Elem. Ed./English
Christie Calandrillo W-Soccer
Lincoln Park, N.J./Morris Catholic 4.00 Psychology
Allie Couzo* W-Soccer
Sayreville, N.J./Sayreville War Memorial 3.87 Pre-Phys. Therapy
Emily Gleason W-Soccer
East Hanover, N.J./Morris Catholic 3.54 Management
Jenn Hesse* W-Soccer
Lincoln Park, N.J./Boonton 3.95 Criminal Justice
Jen Jimenez# W-Soccer
Fair Lawn, N.J./Fair Lawn 3.69 Accounting
Kirsten Mortelliti W-Soccer
Hammonton, N.J./Hammonton 3.65 Elem. & Spec. Ed.
Samantha Petosa W-Soccer
Spotswood, N.J./Spotswood 3.93 Biology
Kristen Toropiw W-Soccer SO Hopatcong, N.J./Hopatcong 3.68 Nursing
Ann Scherer# W-Volleyball
Neustadt in Holstein, Germany/Kreisgymnasium 3.99 Business Admin.
Rob Albano* M-XC
Pompton Plains, N.J./Pequannock Twp. 3.74 Elem. Education
Tim Kicha* M-XC
Saddle Brook, N.J./Saddle Brook 3.94 Criminal Justice
Lianne Rossi W-XC SO Nutley, N.J./Nutley 3.55 Nursing

* Three-time honoree

# Two-time honoree