ECC Announces 2010-2011 Scholar-Athletes; Goldstein and Milosavljevic Scholar-Athletes of the Year
Central Islip, N.Y. - The East Coast Conference
announced the 2010-2011 Male and Female Scholar-Athletes of the
Year, as well as the Scholar-Athletes of the Year for all of its
sponsored sports at the ECC Awards Dinner on May 25. Vladimir
Milosavljevic of the Dowling College men’s soccer team was
named the Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Rachael Goldstein of
the Dowling College women’s lacrosse team took home the
Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Milosavljevic, who boasts a perfect 4.0 GPA as an Accounting and Finance major, helped the Golden Lions advance to the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament for the sixth time in program history. Selected as an Elite 88 Scholar-athlete for carrying the highest GPA of all men’s soccer student-athletes at the NCAA Tournament, he was recognized as a standout on and off the field. He garnered NSCAA All-America Third Team honors along with earning a CoSIDA Academic All-District nod and was named the ECC Co-Defender of the Year. Milosavljevic was also named the 2010 Men’s Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
With a nearly perfect 3.97 GPA in Psychology, Goldstein recorded a .481 save percentage and made double digit stops in six games this season. A four time ECC Defensive Player of the Week recipient she helped her team advance to the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse tournament for the first time in school history. The 2011 ECC Goalkeeper of the Year, she was named to the IWLCA Second Team as well as earning Academic CoSIDA All-District honors. Goldstein also earned the distinction of the 2011 Women’s Lacrosse Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
2010-2011 ECC Scholar Athletes of the Year
Baseball - Brian Ferguson, Dowling: An ECC All-Conference First Team selection and Most Outstanding Player of the ECC Baseball Championship, the senior social science major posted a 3.58 GPA. He hit .360 on the season, connecting on 64 hits to rank second in the ECC in both categories and crossed the plate 39 times which places him fourth in the conference.
Men’s Basketball - Msoo Ikyaator, Bridgeport: An ECC All-Conference Second Team member, this senior Computer Application and Information Systems with a 3.83 GPA, averaged 11.3 points per game with a conference leading .571 field goal percentage.
Women’s Basketball - Ashley Borofsky, Mercy: A senior Corporate Homeland Security major with 3.73 GPA, she ranked sixth in the conference in scoring, averaging 13.7 points per game and ninth in rebounding with 6.3 per game. She connected for her 1,000 career point this February against the University of Bridgeport.
Men’s Cross Country - Patrick McCabe, Molloy: McCabe, a senior Criminal Justice major, currently holds a 3.94 GPA and crossed the finish line in 30 minutes and 10 seconds to place 38th at the ECC Championships.
Women’s Cross Country - Sarah Callagy, St. Thomas Aquinas - A Business Administration major carrying a 3.82 GPA, Callagy helped the Spartans claim their first Women’s Cross Country Crown by pacing all runners with a time of 19 minutes 14 seconds at the ECC Championships. She went on to lead her team at the NCAA Regional, covering the course in 24 minutes and 14 seconds as well as at the Fordham Invitational, the CW Post Invitational, the Brooks Paul Short Run, the St. Rose Invitational and the ECC Championships.
Men’s Lacrosse - Jesse Peterson, Dominican: Peterson, who holds a 3.94 GPA as a biology major, tallied 41 points on the season off 24 goals and 17 assists to be named to the ECC All-Conference Honorable Mention squad.
Women’s Soccer - Anna Svensson, C.W. Post: A senior biology major carrying a 3.64 GPA and 2010 ECC Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Year, Svensson was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team as well as being named a Daktronics First Team All-American. She also helped the Pioneers capture the 2010 ECC Regular Season and Post Season title, anchoring a defense that allowed only 10 goals the entire season.
Softball - Nicole Constantatos, NYIT & Sarah Kiser, C.W. Post: The ECC recognized two Softball Scholar-Athletes of the Year. First, finshing with an undergraduate GPA of 3.71 and a perfect 4.0 in her Masters in Child Education, Constantatos drove in 6 runs on 13 hits this season and crossed the plate six times.
Carrying a 3.9 GPA as a nutrition major, Kiser recorded a 17-8 record in the circle for the East Region Champion C.W. Post Pioneers. Compiling a 2.12 ERA she struck out 158 batters, ranking fifth in ECC.
Men’s Tennis - Tomas Gadjusek, University of the District of Columbia: Gadjusek, ranked ninth in the East Region with a 16-5 mark in singles play and seventh in doubles action, boasts a 3.89 GPA as a junior Finance major.
Women’s Tennis - Erika Goldsmith, Queens: Majoring in Biology and Geology, Goldsmith boasts a 3.76 GPA. She ranked 10th in the East Region in singles play and teamed up with Laura Mocodeanu for a No. 5 doubles ranking in the region.
Volleyball - Lisa Peacock, NYIT: Carrying a 3.56 GPA in interdisciplinary studies, the libero scooped up double digit digs on 26 occasions, including four matches where she tallied over 25. She anchored the NYIT defense this season, and was named to the AVCA All-East Region Team, as well as the Daktronics All-Region Second Team.