Landmark Announces Fall All-Academic Team

Landmark Announces Fall Academic Team
Thirty-two student-athletes honored


MADISON, N.J. - The Landmark Conference has announced that 32 student-athletes have been honored with selection to the 2007 Fall Landmark All-Academic Team. Two male and two female athletes from each of the eight Landmark institutions were selected for the team which honors athletes who have excelled athletically and academically. Nominees could compete in any of the Landmark fall sports and must be a sophomore or older with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

The fall All-Academic Team features 13 seniors, 12 juniors and six sophomores. In addition all eight fall sports sponsored by the Landmark Conference is represented with at least one student-athlete. The Landmark Conference will select an All-Academic Team for each of the three athletics seasons during the year.

2007 Fall Landmark All-Academic Team

Name                          School                Class  Sport                              Major                

Alys Cheatle             Catholic             Sr.       W. Cross Country        Biochemistry

Emily McGlynn         Catholic             Sr.       W. Volleyball                Philosophy & Math

Andrew Smith           Catholic             So.      M. Cross Country        Electrical Engineering

Alex Walendziak      Catholic             Sr.       M. Soccer                      Civil Engineering

Dan Bonder               Drew                   Jr.        M. Soccer                      Neuroscience

Chelsea Boska          Drew                   Jr.        W. Cross Country        Psychology & French    

Ann Mularz               Drew                   Jr.        W. Soccer                      Chemistry         

Jim Rossi                   Drew                   Jr.        M. Soccer                      Economics        

J. Fraley Coles          Goucher             Sr.       W. Cross Country        Psychology      

Julien Greco              Goucher             So.      M. Soccer                      International Relations   

Zach Martin              Goucher             So.      M. Cross Country        English

Megan Smith            Goucher             So.      W. Volleyball                History

Matt Bailey               Juniata               So.      M. Cross Country        Biochemistry

Bryan Hess               Juniata               Jr.        M. Soccer                      Biology

Beth Kozak                Juniata               Jr.        W. Volleyball                Educational Studies & Psychology

Amanda Wimer        Juniata               Sr.       Field Hockey                 Business & Art

Tracy Fitzpatrick      Moravian           Jr.        W. Soccer                      English & Secondary Education

Ryan Hess                 Moravian           Sr.       M. Soccer                      Biology

Daniel Scavone        Moravian           Sr.       M. Soccer                      Biology

Kayla Teeling           Moravian           Jr.        W. Cross Country        English & Secondary Education

Brooke Hinkley         Scranton            Sr.       W. Volleyball                Management

Rob Olechna             Scranton            Sr.       M. Cross Country        History

Becky Prial                Scranton            Sr.       W. Cross Country        Biology & Philosophy

Gary Racich               Scranton            Jr.        M. Soccer                      Exercise Science

Jeffrey Brooks          Susquehanna    Jr.        M. Cross Country        Accounting

Laura Gausmann      Susquehanna    Jr.        W. Cross Country        Political Science              

Matthew Gawlas      Susquehanna    Jr.        M. Soccer                      Biology             

Laura Haldeman       Susquehanna    Sr.       W. Soccer                      Elementary Education & Spanish 

Callie Beeler              USMMA           Sr.       W. Cross Country        Logistics & Intermodal Transportation

Benjamin Inouye      USMMA           So.      M. Soccer                      Marine Engineering Systems

Chris Nitta                 USMMA           Sr.       M. Soccer                      Marine Engineering Systems

Brittany Rossi           USMMA           Sr.       W. Cross Country        Logistics & Intermodal Transportation

Alys Cheatle from Hickory, N.C. was a second-team All-Landmark performer in cross country and earned a spot at the NCAA Division III Championships. She placed ninth at the Landmark Championships and helped Catholic to a third-place team finish. She was a Landmark Academic Honor Roll selection academically this fall.

Emily McGlynn of Tallahassee, Fla. was a key contributor for the Catholic volleyball team. She picked up second-team All-Conference honors as a setter, while leading the team and ranking second in the conference in assists. She helped Catholic place second in the conference regular-season standings, and also was a Landmark Academic Honor Roll selection.

Andrew Smith, a native of Arlington, Tenn., enjoyed a strong season for the Catholic cross country team. He claimed first-team All-Conference honors with a team-best seventh-place finish at the Landmark Championships, and he was one of Catholic's top two runners throughout the fall season.

Alex Walendziak from Bowling Green, Ky. was an anchor of the Catholic men's soccer defense. He played in 12 matches on the season, helping Catholic hold opposing offenses to slightly less than two goals per match and recording four shutouts. A civil engineering major, he captured Landmark Academic Honor Roll honors in his senior year.

Dan Bonder, a native of Whippany Park, N.J., was a defensive anchor for the Drew defense that claimed the Landmark Men's Soccer Championship. He was a first-team All-Conference selection on the field, and in the classroom he has earned Dean's List distinction.

Chelsea Boska of Niskayuna, N.Y. ranks as one of the most successful runners in Drew history. She was the team's top finisher in every race she ran this fall, including a top-20 finish at the conference championships. A member of the Dean's List as a double major in psychology and French, she is also a member of Drew's orchestra

Ann Mularz from Linden, N.J. ranked as one of the top goalkeepers in the Landmark Conference this fall as she led the conference in save percentage and was second in total saves. She was an ESPN The Magazine Women's Soccer Academic All-District selection and has earned Dean's List honors every semester.

Jim Rossi of Mendham, N.J. appeared in 21 matches for the Drew soccer team which claimed the Landmark title. He scored a pair of goals and added four assists for the Rangers this fall. Academically he is majoring in economics and boasts one of the top GPAs in the department.

J. Fraley Coles from The Plains, Va. was one of the top female runners in the Landmark Conference throughout the season. She earned All-Region honors for the second time in her career this season, and qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships. She is pursuing a degree in psychology.

Julien Greco, a native of Shutesbury, Mass., was a standout on the soccer pitch for Goucher. He led the team in goals (8) and assists (4) and he was tied for the Landmark Conference lead in points with 20. An international relations major, he was named to the ESPN The Magazine Men's Soccer Academic All-District Team.

Zach Martin of Victor, N.Y., excelled for the Goucher cross country team. He led the team with an 18th-place finish at the Landmark Championships, and he recorded the fastest time for a Goucher runner in an 8K race with his effort at the Paul Short Invitational. In the classroom he is studying English with a minor in environmental studies.

Meghan Smith of Honolulu, Hawaii was a top performer for the Goucher volleyball team this season. She was an All-Conference selection, Goucher's first volleyball player to earn that honor since 1999. She established new school records for kills in a match and a season. She has a major in history and a minor in biology.

Matt Bailey, a native of East Petersburg, Pa., enjoyed a stellar sophomore season for Juniata's cross country team. He was a first-team All-Conference performer with a third-place finish at the Landmark Championships, and he was Juniata's top finisher in all but two meets. He has the highest GPA of any Juniata fall athlete.

Bryan Hess of Hanover, Pa. earned first-team All-Landmark honors for his work on the soccer field. He led Juniata in goals and points, and he ranked seventh and ninth in the conference in goals per game and points per game respectively. In the classroom he is pursuing a degree in biology.

Beth Kozak of Huntingdon, Pa. was a first-team All-Conference choice as a setter for the Juniata volleyball team which won the conference title and advanced to the NCAA Semifinals. Kozak led the team in assists and earned All-America honors for the first time. She was also an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District selection.

Amanda Wimer, from Quarryville, Pa., anchored a defense that helped the Juniata field hockey team claim the Landmark Championship. Wimer was a second-team All-Conference pick and helped Juniata earn the first two NCAA Tournament victories in program history. In the classroom she is working towards a degree in business and art.

Tracy Fitzpatrick, a native of Wantage, N.J., was the Landmark Conference Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Year, and she helped Moravian earn a berth in the NCAA Tournament. After missing last season with injury she scored 14 goals and added five assists for the Greyhounds. She was also a member of the Landmark Academic Honor Roll this fall, and plans to be a teacher after graduation.

Ryan Hess of Harleysville, Pa. earned All-Conference honors in men's soccer in his senior season. A four-year starter for Moravian he scored three goals and added three assists in his final campaign to capture second-team All-Conference. A biology major, he was an Academic Honor Roll selection this season.

Daniel Scavone from East Stroudsburg, Pa. was a three-year starting defender for the Moravian men's soccer team. He scored his first goal, a game-winner against Landmark foe Catholic, in his senior season, and helped Moravian earn five shutouts. A Landmark Academic Honor Roll selection he plans to pursue a career in marine biology.

Kayla Teeling of Millford, N.J. was the runner-up at the 2007 Landmark Cross Country Championships, which earned her first-team All-Conference honors. He top-2 finish also helped Moravian finish second as a team at the conference championships. She also narrowly missed earning All-Region honors this season. She is working towards a degree in English and secondary education.

Brooke Hinkley of Hallstead, Pa., was a first-team All-Landmark selection in volleyball. She closed her career as a three-time All-Conference choice, and is Scranton's all-time leader in career blocks. She recovered from a serious injury suffered in a car crash as a junior to help Scranton advance to the Landmark championship match.

Rob Olechna, a native of Scranton, Pa., enjoyed a stellar career as a cross country performer. He was a second-team All-Landmark honoree this season, and has five career top-10 finishes to his credit. In the classroom he has earned Academic Honor Roll distinction three times while pursuing a degree in history.

Becky Prial of Warwick, N.Y. was an All-Conference performer for the Scranton women's cross country team. She placed sixth at the Landmark Championships and was also a two-time All-Region performer during her career. She is majoring in biology and philosophy and three times earn conference Academic Honor Roll recognition.

Gary Racich from Jackson, N.J. was a first-team All-Landmark selection and helped Scranton reach the conference championship match. He scored five goals and added three assists this season as a defender and has also earned All-Region distinction during his career. He is an exercise science major and was a Landmark Academic Honor Roll recipient.

Jeffrey Brook of Cogan Station, Pa., helped Susquehanna earn the Landmark Men's Cross Country Championship as he placed 13th to earn second-team All-Conference laurels. He was consistently a top-five runner during the year. Academically he's working towards a degree in accounting.

Laura Gausmann from York, Pa. was a co-captain for the Susquehanna women's cross country team. She earned second-team All-Conference honors by placing eighth at the Landmark Championships and was the team's number-two runner throughout the season. She boasts the highest cumulative GPA of any Susquehanna athlete.

Matthew Gawlas of Mechanicsburg, Pa. was a key contributor for the Susquehanna men's soccer team that earned a berth in the Landmark postseason. He scored three goals as a defender on the year and captured second-team All-Conference honors. He was also a member of the Landmark Fall Academic Honor Roll.

Laura Haldeman, a native of Wallkill, N.Y., was a co-captain and defensive anchor for the women's soccer team. She played and started all 17 matches on the year helping Susquehanna post a team goals against average of 1.27 and six shutouts. She will graduate with a degree in elementary education and Spanish.

Callie Beeler from Brighton, Colo. was the top finisher for the USMMA cross country team throughout the season. She earned second-team All-Conference honors at the Landmark Championships and was named the Landmark Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week three times. She serves as the USMMA Regimental Athletics Director.

Benjamin Inoye of Papaikou Hawaii was an All-Conference selection in men's soccer after starting 14 matches for USMMA. He helped the Mariners record seven shutouts while also leading the team with five assists. His cumulative GPA ranks second in his class and he earned ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Honors.

Chris Nitta of Scottsdale, Ariz. anchored the defense for USMMA. He was named the Landmark Defensive Player of the Year after helping the team record seven shutouts. He was also a first-team All-Conference pick and a co-captain. Nitta also was selected as an ESPN The Magazine Men's Soccer College Division Academic All-American

Brittany Rossi, a native of Grand Junction, Colo., was a top performer for the women's cross country team.  She ran her personal best time at the NCAA Regional Championships, and was third for USMMA at the Landmark Championships where she claimed a top-30 finish. Was a member of the Landmark Academic Honor Roll.