RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Three Felician University softball student-athletes – Isabella Bradian (Mount Royal, N.J./Kingsway Regional), Alexa Raba (Iselin, N.J./Spotswood) and Jeannette Roldan (Hesperia, Calif./Oak Hills) -- have been named to the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Spring 2018 All-Academic Team, the CACC announced on Monday. All three players earn the honor for the first-time.
In order to be named to the CACC All-Academic Team, recipients must have used a season of eligibility while participating in a CACC spring championship sport, be at least a sophomore academically and athletically, be a second-year student-athlete at their current school, and have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.50 or higher at the end of the immediate preceding term.
Bradian, a redshirt sophomore outfielder, started all 43 games for the Golden Falcons (19-24, 16-10). She batted .248 with two doubles, one triple, 17 runs scored and seven runs batted in. Bradian is a 2015 graduate of Kingsway Regional High School of Woolwich. Through the award period, she carried a 3.77 GPA as a biology major.
Raba, a sophomore pitcher, appeared in seven games, starting four, and posted an 0-2 won-lost record. She allowed 14 hits in 11 1/3 innings. Raba maintained a 3.87 GPA through the fall 2017 semester. She is a biology major in Felician's pre-physical therapy program. Raba graduated from Spotswood High in 2016.
Roldan, a senior outfielder, started 42 games. She was chosen to the All-CACC Second Team and the CACC Student-Athlete of the Month for April after hitting .404 with 16 doubles, two triples, two home runs, 33 runs, and 20 RBI. She will graduate as Felician's all-time hits leader with 187. Roldan, a 2014 graduate of Oak Hills (Calif.) High, carried a 3.50 GPA through the award period while majoring in business administration.
Felician has now had 19 student-athletes earn Academic All-CACC honors this academic year.
Conference-wide, Bradian, Raba and Roldan were three of 50 student-athletes to be honored in softball from the CACC's 14 member schools. The complete list can be viewed at www.caccathletics.org/sports/sball/2017-18/2018_CACC_SB_All-Academic_Team.pdf.
Felician University, the Franciscan University of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic university founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician University welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician University currently enrolls more than 2,400 students and offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs, in the classroom and online, in the arts and sciences, business and management sciences, health sciences and teacher education. Felician University also sponsors 14 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II level.