Southern Vermont 2017 NECC Spring Academic All-Conference Members
* Denotes placement on previous NECC Spring All-academic Team
$ Denotes placement on previous NECC Fall All-academic Team
Madi Carr (So.) Radiologic Sciences – Petersham, Mass.
Stephany Ferreira (So.) Business Admin./Healthcare Management – Shelton, Conn. $
Lexia Gillette (Jr.) Business Admin./Sports, Recreation, & Tourism Management – Pittsfield, Mass. $
Emily Lesure (Sr.) Radiologic Sciences – Cheshire, Mass. **$$$
Lauren Nesshoever (Sr.) Biological Sciences – Chittenden, Vt. **$$
Mel Orrell (Sr.) Radiologic Sciences – Gloucester, Mass. **$
Sofia Sorriento (So.) Radiologic Sciences – Troy, N.Y.
AUSTIN, Texas – Nearly one month after graduating with her bachelor's degree, Mel Orrell '17 (Gloucester, Mass.) continues to set firsts for Southern Vermont College as the women's lacrosse alumna was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) 2016-17 Academic All-America® Division III Women's At-Large Third Team on Tuesday.
Orrell is the first Mountaineer to ever garner Academic All-America recognition. She is also the first student-athlete on the women's side of the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) to be chosen for the national CoSIDA honor, and she's just the second-ever member of the league to pick it up (Todd Tompkins: Becker College, 2012 Baseball).
Sports information directors of her respective area (Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine, & New Hampshire) selected Orrell to the DIII District 1 All-District Team in mid-May; that made her eligible for the national ballot which was then voted on by Academic All-America® Committee members, current CoSIDA Board of Directors, and CoSIDA staff.
Southern Vermont College Women's Lacrosse team competed in the 2016 conference Finals this season, losing to the #1 seed in the Tournament, while placing 2 players on 1st team All-Conference, 1 player on 2nd team All Conference and the NECC conference Player of the year. We graduated 1 player from our team this season, and are looking for a few players that will help us continue our path to the top.