Ten Golden Falcons Pick Up CACC Spring Academic Honors

Ten Golden Falcons Pick Up CACC Spring Academic Honors

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Ten Felician College student-athletes have been named to the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Spring 2016 All-Academic Team, the CACC announced today.

In order to be named to the CACC All-Academic Team, recipients must have participated in a CACC spring championship sport, be a second-year student-athlete who used a season of competition in 2016, 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 through the fall semester. The CACC All-Academic program is in its 12th year.

The Felician delegation was highlighted by two female student-athletes who earned Academic All-CACC honors for the fourth time by being selected in a new sport. Graduate student Sarah Shebel (Chandler, Ariz./Perry), a three-time winner in volleyball, was honored after joining the Golden Falcons' women's lacrosse team for its inaugural season. Graduate student Taylor Parker (Surrey, British Columbia/Semiahmoo) earned the award three times in softball before competing in track & field in 2016.

The baseball team led the way for the Golden Falcons with four honorees. Felician's winners are listed below with GPA and major course of study.

In all, a conference record 192 student-athletes from the CACC's 14 member schools were honored this spring, a list of whom can be viewed at http://caccathletics.org/sports/General/2016_Spring_All-Academic.pdf.  


2016 Felician University Fall 2016 Academic All-CACC Honorees
Name Sport YR Hometown/High School GPA Major(s)
Ralph Caccavale Baseball JR Massapequa, N.Y./Plainedge 3.63 Criminal Justice
Matt Diesel Baseball SO Massapequa Park, N.Y./Massapequa 3.70 Accounting
Mike Gonzalez Baseball r-JR Pembroke Pines, Fla./Pembroke Pines Charter 3.52 Criminal Justice
Andrew LaMura Baseball JR Brick, N.J./Red Bank Catholic 3.73 Secondary History Education
Jackie Dueñas* Softball JR Riverside, Calif./Arlington 3.65 Pre-Medical
Ashley Owens Softball SO Lockport, N.Y./Starpoint 3.52 Pre-Physical Therapy
Andrew Capone M-Golf SO
Denville, N.J./Parsippany Hills 3.69
Sarah Shebel
Chandler, Ariz./Perry
3.75; 3.86
Taylor Parker
W-Track & Field
Surrey, British Columbia/Semiahmoo
3.66; 3.78
Kate Rohsler
W-Track & Field
Fredon, N.J./Kittatinny Regional
Criminal Justice













* two-time honoree (in same sport)