July 12, 2011

Four Greyhounds Earn Academic All-Conference Honors

Easton, Mass. -- Four Assumption College student-athletes have been honored by the Northeast-10 Conference as members of the 2011 Northeast-10 Spring Academic All-Conference Teams. In all, 97 student-athletes in nine sports were recognized across the league.

Earning Academic All-Conference distinction were softball’s Lauren Medeiros (Seekonk, Mass./Seekonk), Grace Fox (Warwick, R.I./Toll Gate) of the women’s tennis team and Kirsten Chirichetti (Billerica, Mass./Billerica) and Molly Kessler (Hopkinton, Mass./Hopkinton) from the women’s outdoor track and field program.

Medeiros, a pre-legal studies major, helped lead the Greyhounds to the Northeast-10 regular-season championship. She batted a team-leading .397 and finished the season with 56 hits, 35 runs scored, 10 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 40 runs batted in to earn Northeast-10 First Team All-Conference honors.

Fox, an accounting major, was a three-year captain of the women’s tennis team, playing mainly at No. 3 singles and No. 2 doubles. She posted a 5-10 record in singles play and was 3-4 in doubles action, including 3-3 in Northeast-10 matches.

Chirichetti, a psychology major, is a team captain who received the Assumption Premier Scholar Student-Athlete Award in the spring of 2010 for a perfect 4.00 GPA and was one of the team’s top performers this season in the 200 and 400 meters.

Kessler, a management major who also plays soccer for the Greyhounds, competed mostly as a middle distance runner during her sophomore season. She captured the 1,500-meter title at the Worcester Collegiate Championships in a time of 5:04.84, winning the event by nearly 14 seconds.

To be eligible for selection to the academic all-conference teams, a student-athlete must have met and/or exceeded the following minimum requirements: 1) participated in at least half of the team's competitions and be either a starter or significant contributor; 2) achieved a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale); and 3) completed at least one academic year at his/her current institution. The Northeast-10 Academic All-Conference teams are chosen by a vote of a committee of athletic administrators and Faculty Athletic Representatives (FAR).