Felician Again Claims 32 D2 ADA Academic Awards

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RUTHERFORD, N.J. – For the second consecutive year, thirty-two Felician University student-athletes have been named winners of the Division 2 Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA) Academic Achievement Awards. The Academic Achievement Award is a program that recognizes accomplishments of student-athletes at the NCAA Division II level and the 2018-19 honorees were released by the organization earlier this week.

In order to be recognized with a D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award, recipients must have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.50 or higher, have attended college for at least four semesters, and have been an active member of an intercollegiate athletic team during his/her last academic year. The recipient's athletics director must also be a current dues-paying member of the D2 ADA.

The women's soccer team was the most prolific Felician squad with seven honorees, followed by the women's bowling squad with four. The Golden Falcons held steady after producing totals of 27 winners in 2016-17 and 26 for the previous year.

Nationally, a record 11,660 student-athletes from 185 institutions were recognized. Felician's 32 athletes were part of a total of 621 from the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. More information, including a breakdown of winners by conference, is available at https://nacda.com/news/2019/8/26/d2-ada-announces-2018-19-academic-achievement-recipients.aspx?path=d2ada.

Felician's recipients are listed below with GPA and major course of study.


Name Sport(s) Year Hometown/High School GPA Major(s)
Felician University 2018-19 D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award Winners
Niko Iloski Men's Soccer SR Garfield, N.J./Garfield 3.54 International Business
Dean Wright Men's Soccer r-JR Dublin, Ireland/Colaiste Choilm 3.65 Accounting
Joe Sartori Men's Soccer JR Wood-Ridge, N.J./Wood-Ridge 3.92 Management
Joanne Arvanitakis Women's Soccer JR Lyndhurst, N.J./Lyndhurst 3.96 Accounting
Nikki Bisesi Women's Soccer SO Monroe, Conn./Masuk 3.60 Nursing
Giana DiTonto Women's Soccer SR Lyndhurst, N.J./Lyndhurst 3.89 Biology
Vanessa Driskill Women's Soccer SO Old Bridge, N.J./Old Bridge 3.81 Accounting
Claudia Engels Women's Soccer SO Lyndhurst, N.J./Lyndhurst 3.68 Elementary Education
Danielle Jenkin Women's Soccer JR Pompton Lakes, N.J./Pompton Lakes 3.73 Biology
Sami Lederle Women's Soccer SR Brick, N.J./Brick Memorial 3.71 Accounting
Katie Asbery Women's Volleyball SO Mililani, Hawaii/Mililani 3.76 Biology
Jane Burgoyne Women's XC/T&F JR Glen Rock, N.J./Glen Rock 3.72 Nursing
Valentina Gonzalez Women's XC/T&F JR Wood-Ridge, N.J./Wood-Ridge 3.76 Communications/Mathematics
Aasiyah Alston Women's Track & Field SO Old Bridge, N.J./Old Bridge 3.78 International Business
Nicole Aumack Women's Bowling JR Brick, N.J./Brick Township 3.76 English Education/Special Education
Kaitlyn Buck Women's Bowling SR Farmingdale, N.J./Howell 3.64 Psychology
Jenn Ingulli Women's Bowling SO Oakhurst, N.J./Ocean Township 3.65 Nursing
Fiona McDermott Women's Bowling JR New City, N.Y./Clarkstown South 3.83 History/Fine Arts
Taliyah Brisco Women's Basketball JR Cambria Heights, N.Y./Francis Lewis 3.50 Psychology
Nicole Pimentel Women's Basketball r-SO Newark, N.J./Science Park 3.66 Biology
Kristin Smith Women's Basketball SR Hainesport, N.J./Rancocas Valley 3.80 Psychology
Adrian Mayorga Men's Golf SO Valley Cottage, N.Y./Albertus Magnus 3.59 Business Administration
Billy Addeo Men's Lacrosse SO North Arlington, N.J./Paramus Catholic 3.65 Criminal Justice/Cybersecurity
Evan Turner Men's Lacrosse SO Rockaway, N.J./Morris Hills 3.58 Business Administration
Emileigh Esposito Women's Lacrosse SO Beachwood, N.J./Toms River South 3.81 Education
Dana Randolph-Pryce Women's Lacrosse JR Lawrenceville, N.J./Lawrence 3.64 Social & Behavioral Sciences
Anthony Condito Baseball r-SO Nutley, N.J./Nutley 3.51 Criminal Justice
Pat Faughnan Baseball JR Union, N.J./Roselle Catholic 3.54 Business Administration
Ronnie Sessa Baseball GR Chester, N.J./Immaculata 3.88 MBA
Bella Bradian Softball SR Mount Royal, N.J./Kingsway Regional 3.75 Biology
Mia Montoya Softball SR Las Vegas, Nev./John F. Kennedy [Calif.] 3.53 Elementary Education/English
Nicole Spiegelberg Softball JR Blauvelt, N.Y./Tappan Zee 3.50 Business Administration