Four ECC student-athletes from three different sports have been named to the Capital One Academic All-District At-Large teams.
On the men’s side there were three selections from the
ECC. Andre Pellegrino of Queens and Julian Marcon of NYIT, both
men’s tennis players, and Jason Smith, a men’s lacrosse
player also from NYIT, earned recognition for their academic
Pellegrino, a sophomore Economics major with a 3.60 grade point average, was also an All-Conference First Team member for the ECC Champion, Queens College Knights. He posted an 18-4 mark in singles play on the year.
Marcon was an integral part of the NYIT men’s tennis team’s remarkable run to the NCAA Tournament as a second year program while also posting a perfect 4.00 gpa in Aerospace Engineering. He posted a 10-14 record in singles, mostly in the No. 5 flight.
Smith, also an ECC All-Conference First Team member as a senior, posted a 3.78 gpa in Criminal Justice. On the field he helped lead the Bears to a 13-3 record by tallying 18 goals and 21 assists.
One ECC student-athlete was recognized on the Women’s At-Large team; Jackie Sileo, the ECC Women’s Lacrosse Player of the Year and member of the 2012 NCAA Division II National Champion, C.W. Post Pioneers. Sileo, a sophomore Psychology major with a 3.64 gpa, led the ECC in scoring with 141 points on 45 goals and 96 assists.
The Academic AllâDistrict honorees advance to the Capital One Academic AllâAmerica Team ballot, where firstâ, second and thirdâteam AllâAmerica honorees will be selected later this month.