Special night as Western New England inducts 30 student-athletes into Chi Alpha Sigma

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Thirty Western New England University student-athletes were inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society Friday (March 7) in the St. Germain Campus Center.
 
One of the top events on the Golden Bears sports calendar, Chi Alpha Sigma recognizes college students who receive a varsity letter and display leadership while maintaining a 3.4 or higher cumulative grade-point-average throughout their junior and/or senior years.
 
Congratulations to the 2014 inductees!
 
Front (from left): Kelsey Grode '14 (Fairview, PA), Tennis (Secondary Education-History); Alyssa Chamberlain '14 (Charlton, MA), Cross Country (Sport Management); Lindsey Brudvig '14 (Plattsburgh, NY), Tennis (Accounting); Amanda Gemme '14 (Auburn, MA), Cross Country (Psychology); Avery Clark '15 (Groton, CT), Soccer/Softball (Psychology); Gabrielle Bates '15 (Wilbraham, MA), Soccer (Health Sciences); Ali Pessolano '14 (Hampden, MA), Basketball (Psychology); Nicole Daly '13 (Massapequa, NY), Basketball (Sport Management); Alissa Doiron '14 (Worcester, MA), Field Hockey (Integrated Liberal Studies); Jaynie Mueller '14 (Colorado Springs, CO), Field Hockey (Sustainability), and Kendra Ouimette '15 (Conway, MA), Volleyball (Criminal Justice).
 
Note: Daly graduated in three years and is presently a first-year Law student at Western New England.
 
Back (from left): University president Anthony S. Caprio; Janelle Gordon '14 (Pelham, NH), Lacrosse (Law); Alyssa DiFronzo '14 (Webster, MA), Swimming (Accounting); Pat O'Rourke '14 (Baltic, CT), Cross Country (Communication); Joe Bailey '14 (Somers, CT), Cross Country (Management-Leadership); Jake Butler '14 (Farmington, CT), Football (Secondary Education-English); Andrew McManus '15 (Rowley, MA), Football (Mechanical Engineering); Cam Napolitan '14 (East Longmeadow, MA), Hockey (Accounting), Eric Sorenson '14 (Fairport, NY), Hockey (Sport Management); Chris Connors '14 (Clifton Park, NY), Hockey (Sport Management); Michael Donahue '14 (South Windsor, CT), Lacrosse (Finance); Jeff Schult '14 (Wappingers Falls, NY), Baseball (Mechanical Engineering); Zachary Coopee '15 (Hampden, MA), Soccer (Biomedical Engineering); Min Lin '15 (Mansfield, CT), Basketball (Accounting and Finance); P.J. Nassar '15 (Longmeadow, MA), Tennis (Accounting and Finance); Ian Kennedy '15 (Bay Shore, NY), Football (Electrical Engineering), and Jeanne Hart-Steffes, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students.
 
Back (from left): Sean Lawton '14 (Abington, MA), Lacrosse (Criminal Justice); Jack Liacos '14 (Beverly, MA), Lacrosse (Mechanical Engineering), and Troy Powell '14 (Ledyard, CT), Lacrosse (Criminal Justice).
 
Missing, Grace Kucharski '15 (Avon, CT), Softball/Volleyball (Management).
 
Jennifer Kolins, WNE men and women's tennis coach, and Chi Alpha Sigma advisor, served as the Mistress of Ceremonies.