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42 LEC Student-Athletes Named to NEISDA’s Spring 2019 All-Academic Team


PAWTUCKET, R.I. – A total of 42 student-athletes representing six Little East Conference (LEC) women's swimming & diving programs have been named to the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association (NEISDA) Spring 2019 All-Academic Team.

In order to be named to the NEISDA All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must have a semester grade-point average of 3.50 or higher for the most recently completed academic term. A total of 182 student-athletes were named to NEISDA's Spring 2019 All-Academic Team. A listing of LEC recipients by intuition is below.

Eastern Connecticut State University (9)
Seniors Jessica Bielefield (Torrington, Conn.) and Mollee Lasto (Orange, Conn.), sophomores Maggie Lasto (Orange, Conn.), Megan Lasto (Orange, Conn.), Amanda Mitchell (Rocky Hill, Conn.), Tegan Ruschmeier (Vernon, Conn.), and freshmen Emma Conquest (Middletown, Conn.), Elisabeth Graves (Norwich, Conn.) and Vanessa Streb (Warwick, R.I.).

Plymouth State University (9)
Seniors Alexa Gamache (Bedford, N.H.) and Megan Gresham (Waterbury Center, Vt.), juniors Casey Allaire (Mattapoisett, Mass.) and Heather Gebhardt (Amherst, N.H.), sophomore Sylvie Donnell (Warren, N.H.) and freshmen Julie Hollinger (Bow, N.H.), Liz O'Sullivan (Bow, N.H.), Madelin Svetin (Topsham, Maine) and Ellie Wilson (Darnestown, Md.). 

Rhode Island College (2)
Freshmen Mary McBride (Rumford, R.I.) and Athena Sampalis (West Greenwich, R.I.)

UMass Dartmouth (6)
Juniors Alissa Hall (Westboro, Mass,), Kayla Lovy (Londonderry, N.H.), Sarah Murphy (Braintree, Mass.), Abigail Wilson (Newburyport, Mass.), Brianna Johnson (Plymouth, Mass.) and freshman Maddie Kovach (Oxford, Conn.)

Western Connecticut State University (5)
Juniors Rachel Peet (New Fairfield, Conn.) and Olivia Sosnoski (Westport, Conn.), and freshmen Samantha Capellaro (Danbury, Conn.), Hope Johnsky (Bristol, Conn.), Sophie Putney (Boxford, Mass.)

Westfield State University (11)
Senior Siobhan Carey (Acton, Mass.), Shannon Fitzsimmons (Andover, Mass.) and Monique Groux (Agawam, Mass.), juniors Kelsey Johnstone (Southwick, Mass.) and Carly Thibodeau (Mendon, Mass.), sophomores Heidi Demers (Springvale, Maine), and freshmen Kaylin Carpenter (Tyngsboro, Mass.), Lyric Lamagdelaine (Springfield, Mass.), Hannah McKenna (Methuen, Mass.), Nicole Pechulis (Longmeadow, Mass.), Amber Stearns (Milford, Mass.).