42 Eagles Recognized on the 2019-20 Winter/Spring NAC All-Academic Team

42 Eagles Recognized on the 2019-20 Winter/Spring NAC All-Academic Team

WATERVILLE, Maine - The North Atlantic Conference (NAC) is proud to announce the 2019-2020 Winter/Spring All-Academic Team. Husson athletics saw 42 Eagles earn a spot on the All-Academic squad this year.

In order to be eligible, student athletes must achieve at least sophomore standing and earn a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Further, student athletes must compete in at least two seasons of a NAC sport over two academic years. Member institutions are responsible for identifying eligible student athletes.

Of the 186 student athletes on the 2019-2020 Winter/Spring All-Academic Team, six competed in both a winter and a spring sport. Impressively, forty-six student athletes (25%) matched academic achievement with athletic success, and earned All-Conference honors in their sport - 27 First Team and 19 Second Team. Twenty-one honorees also represented their schools on the NAC Sportsmanship Team for their sport.

The NAC Winter/Spring All-Academic Team recognizes student athletes in winter sports (men's and women's basketball) and spring sports (baseball, softball, men's tennis, men's and women's lacrosse, and men's and women's outdoor track & field). Sport honors are listed for 2019-20 for men's and women's basketball, while spring sport honors reflect the 2019 season.

Ten major sport award winners are counted among the All-Academic awardees, including the 2019-20 Men's and Women's Basketball Senior Scholar Athletes Riley MacLeod (Bucksport, Maine/Maine Maritime) and Nicole Tapparo (Topsfield, Mass./Husson). The list also includes Men's Basketball Defensive Player of the Year Andrew Fitch (Melbourne, Australia/SUNY Canton), Women's Basketball Player of the Year Melinda Ogden (Searsport, Maine/Maine Maritime), and Women's Basketball Defensive Player of the Year Joan Overman (Washburn, Maine/Husson).

Major sport award winners from the spring of 2019 include Women's Lacrosse Player of the Year Molly Denny (Adams, N.Y./SUNY Canton), Softball Rookie of the Year Whitney Bess (Madison, Maine/Husson), Softball Pitcher of the Year Jen Jones (Acton, Maine/Husson), Men's Tennis Player of the Year Ryan Chasse (Fort Kent, Maine/Thomas) and Women's Outdoor Track & Field, Field Athlete of the Year Lillian Friars (Lebanon, Maine/Thomas).

The NAC currently has nine full member institutions including SUNY Canton, SUNY Delhi, UMaine-Farmington, Husson University, Northern Vermont University-Johnson, Northern Vermont University-Lyndon, Maine Maritime Academy, Thomas College, and UMaine-Presque Isle. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) competes as an associate member in two spring sports, men's tennis and men's lacrosse.



Men's Basketball

Last  First School Class Major Hometown 2019-20 NAC Basketball Honors 
Bussey DJ Husson Junior Sport Management Peoria, Ariz.  


Women's Basketball

Last  First School Class Major Hometown 2019-20 NAC Basketball Honors
Alley Emma Husson Junior Elementary Education Millinocket, Maine  
D'Amico Amanda Husson Junior Criminal Justice/Psychology Merrimack, N.H.  
Duarte Vanessa Husson Sophomore Criminal Justice/Psychology Hawthorne, N.Y.  
Overman Joan Husson Senior Marketing Management/MBA Washburn, Maine Defensive Player of the Year/First Team All-Conference
Tapparo Nicole Husson Senior Criminal Justice/Psychology Topsfield, Mass. Senior Scholar Athlete
Wildman Braylee Husson Sophomore Occupational Therapy Hampden, Maine  



Last  First School Class Major Hometown 2019 NAC Baseball Honors
Baron Austin Husson Sophomore Business Administration Ellsworth, Maine  
Graciano Matt Husson Senior Nursing St. Johnsbury, Vt.  
Graham Cam Husson Junior Business Administration Littleon, Maine  
Gregoire Jacob Husson Sophomore Physical Therapy Lyman, Maine  
Holzworth Evan Husson Sophomore Marketing Communications Solon, Maine  
LeBlanc David Husson Sophomore Business Administration Beaumont, Alberta  
Place Cam Husson Junior Sport Management New Durham, N.H.  
Smith Brandon Husson Junior Financial Management/MBA Winterport, Maine  
Swift Nick Husson Sophomore Sport Management Bradley, Maine  

Men's Lacrosse

Last  First School Class Major Hometown 2019 NAC Men's Lacrosse Honors
Prior Kyle Husson Sophomore Physical Therapy Hartland, Vt.  


Women's Lacrosse

Last  First School Class Major Hometown 2019 NAC Women's Lacrosse Honors
Burchill Mallory Husson Junior Exercise Science/DPT Kennebunk, Maine First Team All-Conference
Cummings Ashley Husson Sophomore Physical Therapy Windham, Maine  
Davies Rose Husson Sophomore Physical Therapy Attleboro, Mass. Sportsmanship Team
Higgins Traviana Husson Senior Criminal Justice Jefferson, Maine  
Williams Serian Husson Senior Physical Therapy/Biology Mittelbiberach, Germany  



Last  First School Class Major Hometown 2019 NAC Softball Honors
Bess Whitney Husson Sophomore Accounting Madison, Maine Rookie of the Year/Second Team All-Conference
Brochu Bri Husson Senior Nursing Pittston, Maine First Team All-Conference
Coleman Morgan Husson Senior Occupational Therapy Acton, Maine Second Team All-Conference
Gorey Chloe Husson Senior Accounting Scarborough, Maine  
Jones Jen Husson Senior Physical Therapy Acton, Maine Pitcher of the Year/First Team All-Conference
Prest Alyssa Husson Sophomore Occupational Therapy Piermont, N.H.  
Thacher Emma Husson Sophomore Physical Therapy Harwich, Mass.  
Windsor Katie Husson Sophomore Elementary Education Hermon, Maine  


Men's Outdoor Track & Field

Last  First School Class Major Hometown 2019 NAC Men's Outdoor Track & Field Honors
Bond Joel Husson Sophomore Audio Engineering Hodgdon, Maine  
Brookhouse Christian Husson Sophomore Business Administration Bath, Maine  
Hartman Zach Husson Junior Physical Therapy Kennebunk, Maine First Team All-Conference/ Sportsmanship Team
Rodrigue Reece Husson Sophomore Criminal Justice Auburn, Maine  


Women's Outdoor Track & Field

Last  First School Class Major Hometown 2019 NAC Women's Outdoor Track & Field Honors
Chayer Stevie Husson Sophomore Paralegal Studies South China, Maine  
Comeau Bella Husson Junior Occupational Therapy Langdon, N.H.  
Glisson Julia Husson Senior Physical Therapy Merrimack, N.H. Second Team All-Conference
Kashian Erin Husson Junior Nursing Caribou, Maine  
Pawlowski Lisa Husson Senior Marketing Communications Boothbay, Maine  
Radovanovic Ivana Husson Sophomore Environmental Science Belgrade, Serbia  
Sautter Bree Husson Senior Psychology Lisbon, Maine Second Team All-Conference
Smith Shie Husson Junior Business/Accounting Winthrop, Maine Second Team All-Conference