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.
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
|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|
|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.]|