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Mariners Land 10 Student-Athletes on NECC Academic All-Conference Team

Mariners Land 10 Student-Athletes on NECC Academic All-Conference Team


ATTLEBORO, Mass. - A total of 95 student-athletes, including 10 from Mitchell College, have been named to the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Academic All-Conference Team for the 2009-10 winter/spring semester, it was announced last week by Commissioner Del Malloy.

Representing the Mariners on the squad were junior Jen Bordonaro (softball), senior Mike DePaolo (men's basketball), senior Brian Marciniak (men's basketball), junior Alix O'Neil (women's basketball), sophomore Brittany O'Neil (softball), sophomore Shannen Pelletier (softball), senior Kelly Reynolds (softball), sophomore Andrew Small (men's tennis), junior Brittany Smyth (women's basketball) and sophomore Marissa Thomas (softball).

The NECC began its inaugural year in 2008 with nine full-time members including Bay Path College (Longmeadow, Mass.), Becker College (Leicester, Mass.), Daniel Webster College (Nashua, N.H.), Elms College (Chicopee, Mass.), Lesley University (Cambridge, Mass.), Mitchell College (New London, Conn.), Newbury College (Brookline, Mass.), Southern Vermont College (Bennington, Vt.) and Wheelock College (Boston, Mass.).

To be eligible for NECC Academic All-Conference, a student-athlete must post a minimum grade point average of 3.40 on a scale of 4.00 and must be a sophomore or higher in class standings. Student-athletes who competed in men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, men’s tennis and men’s volleyball were eligible for the winter/spring NECC Academic All-Conference.

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