Christendom’s student-athletes earned numerous awards from the United States College Athletic Association (USCAA) to close out the fall 2021 semester, with six student-athletes earning All-American honors and eighteen student-athletes earning All-Academic honors.
“I could not be prouder of our young women and men,” said Director of Athletics Patrick Quest. “Our student-athletes work extremely hard in the classroom and on the field, court, and running paths. They kept their focus and persevered through another unpredictable semester. We look forward to our varsity teams competing in the spring and the successes next semester will be bring.”
The USCAA awarded All-American honors, voted on by opposing coaches, to multiple Christendom students for their achievements this past fall. Mark LaRochelle was named a 1st Team All-American for his tremendous efforts during the men’s soccer season, where he led the team in goals, points, shots and assists, while Christine McLaughlin earned the same honor for her performance on the women’s soccer team, which she led in goals, points, and shots. McLaughlin also earned Player of the Week honors from the USCAA earlier in the season.
Four further student-athletes earned Honorable Mention All-American honors from the USCAA: women’s volleyball player Agnes Wingate and women’s soccer players Sofia Hudson, Annie McGraw, and Miranda Keller.
The USCAA also awarded numerous Christendom student-athletes All-Academic honors. To qualify, a student-athlete must be a full-time student, must have a minimum of 24 completed credit hours, and have a 3.5+ GPA. Christendom had 18 student-athletes qualify this year, including: Fiona Briggs, Agnes Wingate, Angelina Fedoryka, Madalyn Messier, Virginia Stahl, Christine McLaughlin, Erin Hatley, Rachel Grande, Christina Rodriguez, Mark LaRochelle, Pablo Boada, Joseph Madigan, Ethan Robertson, John Paul Vander Woude, Margaret Kolesar, Mary Rose Feuerborn, Alex McDonald, and Noah Wollersheim.
This recognition was the capstone to a landmark year for Christendom athletics, which saw the men’s rugby team win the 2021 National Collegiate Rugby Championship in Houston, Texas. Throughout the year, Christendom’s student-athletes were given the opportunity to represent the college on a national stage, leaving it all on the field for “the love of the game and the glory of God.”