23 Golden Falcons Enter Chi Alpha Sigma

23 Golden Falcons Enter Chi Alpha Sigma

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician University held its fifth annual induction ceremony for the National College Athlete Honor Society (NCAHS), Chi Alpha Sigma, on Sunday, May 5, 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 23 Golden Falcon student-athletes across a record 11 sports that comprised the fifth class of honorees, which is listed below. Eighteen of them – 12 juniors, five seniors and one graduate student – were first-time inductees.

Associate director of athletics Andrew Toriello is in his second 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."


 2019 Felician University National College Athlete Honor Society (NCAHS) Honorees

Name Sport YR GPA Major(s) Hometown/High School
Joanne Arvanitakis W-Soccer JR 3.98 Accounting Lyndhurst, N.J./Lyndhurst
Danielle Jenkin W-Soccer JR 3.74 Biology Pompton Lakes, N.J./Pompton Lakes
Katie Paz W-Soccer JR 3.53 Nursing Bethpage, N.Y./Island Trees
Nikolce Iloski M-Soccer SR 3.53 International Business Garfield, N.J./Garfield
Joseph Sartori M-Soccer JR 3.94 Management Wood-Ridge, N.J./Wood-Ridge
Dean Wright M-Soccer JR/SR 3.63 Accounting Dublin, Ireland/Colaiste Choilm
Jazlyn Pipkins W-Volleyball/Track & Field SR 3.44 Exercise Sports Science Paris, Texas/Paris
Jane Burgoyne W-Cross Country/Track & Field JR 3.65 Nursing Glen Rock, N.J./Glen Rock
Laura Valentina Gonzalez W-Cross Country/Track & Field JR 3.81 Communications Wood-Ridge, N.J./Wood Ridge
Jake Thoden M-Cross Country JR 3.50 Criminal Justice Hillsborough, N.J./Hillsborough
Nicole Aumack W-Bowling JR 3.72 Secondary English Education Brick, N.J./Brick Township
Fiona McDermott W-Bowling JR 3.82 History/Fine Arts New City, N.Y./Clarkstown South
Kristin Smith W-Basketball SR 3.79 Psychology Hainesport, N.J./Rancocas Valley
Dana Randolph-Pryce W-Lacrosse JR 3.66 Social & Behavioral Sciences Lawrenceville, N.J./Lawrence
Isabella Bradian Softball SR 3.76 Biology Mount Royal, N.J./Kingsway Regional
Stephanie Donah Softball SR 3.42 Secondary Education/Science Clark, N.J./Arthur L. Johnson
Nicole Spiegelberg Softball JR 3.46 Business Administration Blauvelt, N.Y./Tappan Zee
Ronald Sessa Baseball GR 3.85 MBA Chester, N.J./Immaculata


Name Sport YR GPA Major(s) Hometown/High School
Giana DiTonto W-Soccer SR 3.93 Biology Lyndhurst, N.J./Lyndhurst
Samantha Lederle W-Soccer SR 3.78 Accounting Brick, N.J./Brick Memorial
Paulina Calero W-Volleyball SR 3.43 Criminal Justice El Centro, Calif./Southwest
Kaitlyn Buck W-Bowling SR 3.69 Psychology Farmingdale, N.J./Howell
Mia Montoya Softball SR 3.50 Elementary Education/English Las Vegas, Nev./John F. Kennedy [Calif.]