NEAC Recognizes 2018-19 Chi Alpha Sigma Inductees

NEAC Recognizes 2018-19 Chi Alpha Sigma Inductees

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – Four institutions in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) inducted a group of student-athletes into Chi Alpha Sigma, the National College Athlete Honor Society, during the 2018-19 academic year with 50 NEAC student-athletes making up the group of conference competitors that received acknowledgement for excellence in athletics and academics.

Chi Alpha Sigma is the first and only non-profit organization that was established to recognize college student-athletes who excel both on and off the field of competition. The organization honors college student-athletes who receive a varsity letter in their sport, achieve junior academic standing or higher after their fifth full-time semester, earn a 3.40 cumulative GPA or higher, and demonstrate excellent character and citizenship. NEAC Faculty Athletic Representatives (FARs) have been a driving force in developing Chi Alpha Sigma chapters around the league, with four active chapters among the 12 full-member institutions participating this past year and more chapters on the horizon in the coming year.

“In Spring 2018, the NEAC FARs committed to bringing chapters to each of our campuses in order to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of our outstanding student-athletes,” shared NEAC and Penn College FAR Tom Zimmerman. “This spring, several NEAC institutions joined more than 220 colleges and universities across the nation in inducting eligible junior and senior student-athletes as lifetime Chi Alpha Sigma members.”

Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Penn College and SUNY Cobleskill inducted student-athletes into local Chi Alpha Sigma chapters this past year with Penn College leading the way with 17 inductees that participated in at least one NEAC-sponsored sport.

“It is a singular honor to begin a new tradition in honoring the talent, hard work, perseverance, sportsmanship and occasional good luck that our student-athletes display and enjoy as they continue along their respective journeys,” Zimmerman added. “It is something that we can all take pride in and draw inspiration from.”

Gallaudet University

Kendall Hudson Women's Basketball & Softball
Merri Lindsey Women's Soccer
Trace Martin Men's Basketball
Jenny Mendis Softball
Julia Miller-Notestone Women's Swimming
Taylor Nguyen Women's Cross Country
Brynn Schmidt Women's Volleyball
Isabelle Troup Women's Soccer
Noah Valencia Men's Basketball

Keuka College

Matt Bolton Men's Basketball & Men's Golf
Kayla Brown Women's Volleyball
Abby Hess Women's Basketball
Luke Labuski Men's Golf
Colin Marchincin Men's Cross Country
Mack Ottens Men's Cross Country
Alyssa Rex Women's Volleyball
Amy Sedita Women's Soccer
Ally Thayer Women's Lacrosse
Janessa Vaadi Women's Volleyball & Softball

Penn College

Ned Baumbach Men's Golf
Hayden Beiter Men's Cross Country
David Carlson Men's Cross Country
Gregory Dorsch Men's Soccer
Stephen Helminiak Men's Tennis
Lauren Herr Women's Soccer
Daniel Hibbs Men's Soccer
Cole Hofmann Baseball
Christopher Hogan Men's Cross Country
Ryan Lockman Men's Basketball
Reagan McCoy Men's Cross Country
Austin Moscariello Men's Golf
Thomas Runner Men's Cross Country
Erin Shaffer Women's Basketball
Austin Weinrich Men's Cross Country
Emily Wikane Softball
Alex Zelger Baseball

SUNY Cobleskill

Nathan Carinci Baseball
Mikayla Catherman Women's Volleyball
Sean Degnan Men's Lacrosse
Scott Glasheen Men's Basketball
Colin Hizny Men's Golf
Mackenzie Holbert Women's Volleyball & Softball
Cody Latimer Men's Golf
Leah LaTourette Women's Soccer
Jayson Maxwell Baseball
Jordan Spina Women's Soccer
Stacey Sprague Women's Basketball
Victoria Stopen Women's Cross Country
Kathryn Terry Women's Soccer
Katerina Weingarten Women's Volleyball

To learn more about Chi Alpha Sigma, visit the organization’s website at


The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has 12 NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Cazenovia College, College of Saint Elizabeth, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Pennsylvania State University – Abington, Pennsylvania State University – Berks, SUNY Cobleskill, Morrisville State, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, and Wells College. Associate members are: Cedar Crest College (W Swimming), D’Youville College (W Lacrosse), Hilbert College (M&W Lacrosse), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse), Rutgers University – Camden (M Golf), and Wilson College (M Volleyball). The NEAC has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sport of men’s tennis and with the Colonial State Athletic Conference in the sport of Field Hockey. For more information, please visit: