Eight Berkeley College student-athletes named to the Fall 2013 HVIAC All-Academic Team

The Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2013 Fall All-Academic Team today, with 137 student-athletes earning recognition. Eight student-athletes from Berkeley made the list, including four from the cross country programs (three female, one male), and four from the soccer squads (two from each gender).

Instituted by the HVIAC during the 2010-2011 season, the All-Academic Team recognizes excellence in both in the field of play and in the classroom. It consists of student-athletes who have reached sophomore academic standing and have earned a 3.5 cumulative grade point average or better at the conclusion of the fall semester, and participate in one of HVIAC offered sports – men’s soccer, women’s soccer, men’s cross country, women’s soccer, women’s tennis, women’s volleyball, and women’s cross country.

From the Berkeley College (NY) Women’s Cross Country team, senior Lacey Garnett, junior Sarah Celin, and sophomore Noemi Saldivar-Torres were recognized for their stellar contributions. The Knights’ Men’s Cross Country squad was represented by senior Jermund Ottermo. In addition, Women’s Soccer sophomores, Leslie Fernandez and Sophi Veivag, were selected to the All-Academic team. Finally, junior Joachim Moe and sophomore Gustavo Moreno of the Men’s Soccer squad also received recognition.

“I would like to take a moment to congratulate these eight hard-working student-athletes for being named to the HVIAC All-Academic Team for the fall of 2013,” Director of Athletics Andy DeStephano said. “Their dedication to their respective sports, as well as their diligent efforts in the classroom, has culminated in them receiving the honor that has been bestowed upon them. I wish all of these student-athletes nothing but success in all of their future endeavors.”

It is anticipated that the 2013-2014 Winter All-Academic Team will be announced during the Spring.