NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Seven Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) volleyball student-athletes were chosen to the CACC All-Academic Team released Wednesday by the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference.
Seniors Alexandra Harrington (3.92, fashion merchandising & management), Becca Lutterschmidt (3.64, graphic design communication) and Emily Pilla (3.61, graphic design communication) were named to the All-Academic Team for the third time.
Senior Daniela Cintrón (3.70, interior design) and junior Mariah Cadzow (3.95, health sciences) were among the two-time honorees. Sophomores Logan Dontell (3.55, health sciences) and Cassandra Hickman (3.75, health sciences) earned the award for the first time.
To be eligible for the CACC All-Academic team, each student-athlete must meet the following criteria:
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 at the end of immediate preceding term (may include summer for fall sport participants)
- Minimum of two semesters enrolled as full-time student at member institution
- Student-athlete must be second year student-athlete at member institution
- Student-athlete must have been athletically eligible the season preceding the award and used a season of eligibility.
Cadzow appeared in 28 matches this season and tallied 96 kills, 25 service aces, 141 digs, 15 assists and eight blocks. The outside hitter tied for third on the squad in service aces and ranked fifth in digs and sixth in kills. She was a 2017-18 recipient of the Academic Achievement Award by the Division II Athletics Directors Association (D2 ADA).
Cintrón compiled 68 kills, 15 service aces, 65 digs, 10 blocks and five assists over 19 matches. She was chosen to the CACC Honor Roll on October 15. Cintrón was a 2017-18 recipient of the Academic Achievement Award by the D2 ADA.
Dontell played in all 33 matches and amassed 254 kills (2.15 per set), 82 blocks, 24 service aces, 49 digs and five assists. The middle hitter led the Rams in blocks and ranked third in kills and fifth in service aces. She earned All-CACC second team honors and was named to the CACC Honor Roll on September 25.
Harrington was the top setter for Jefferson, racking up 1,115 assists to go along with 281 digs, 60 kills, 25 service aces and 23 blocks. She ranked third on the team in digs, tied for third in service aces and sixth in blocks. Harrington was a member of the All-CACC third team and was selected the CACC Setter of the Week three times, Co-Setter of the Week once and to the CACC Honor Roll on three occasions. She was a 2017-18 recipient of the Academic Achievement Award by the D2 ADA.
Hickman played in 26 matches and totaled 137 kills, 62 digs, 29 blocks, 11 service aces and five assists. She was fifth on the squad in kills and blocks.
Lutterschmidt saw time in six matches and recorded 11 kills, three digs, two blocks and one service ace. She registered a season-high five points with four kills and a service ace at Lincoln (Pa.). Lutterschmidt was a 2017-18 recipient of the Academic Achievement Award by the D2 ADA.
Pilla's totals included 39 digs, 17 service aces, four assists and one kill over 16 matches. She landed four service aces versus Saint Anselm. Pilla was a 2017-18 recipient of the Academic Achievement Award by the D2 ADA.