Eight Christendom student-athletes were named USCAA All-Americans for their accomplishments in soccer and volleyball this season — one of the most impressive showings in school history. In addition, twenty-three student-athletes were named USCAA Academic All-Americans for the 2022 season, making Christendom one of the most accomplished schools in the USCAA.
The USCAA awarded All-American honors, voted on by opposing coaches, to multiple Christendom students for their achievements this past fall. Megan Lovar was named a First Team All-American (ranking #7 in goals scored, #21 in assists, and #8 in total points), while Miranda Keller was named to Second Team (#1 in saves and #4 in save percentage) and Catherine Thomas earned an Honorable Mention (#2 in goals, #1 in assists, #2 in total points).
On the men’s soccer team, Joe Madigan was named a Second Team All-American after being tied #26 in goals scored and ranking #35 in total points, while Sean Corcoran earned an Honorable Mention.
For the women’s volleyball team, both Nora Ross and Claire Mense were voted Second Team All-Americans (Ross led the USCAA in kills per set and ranked #3 in total kills, while Mense ranked #7 in assists and #10 in assists per set), with Fiona Briggs also earning an Honorable Mention from the USCAA after ranking #6 and #8 in digs per set and digs respectively.
The USCAA also awarded numerous Christendom student-athletes Academic All-American 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 23 student-athletes qualify this year, including Fiona Briggs, Catherine Brezinsky, Hannah Simpson, Eibilin McCloskey, Dineen Evich, Ameilia Coleman, Erit Hatley, Gracie Russo, Mary Sabados, Colleen Kosten, Catherine Thomas, Josie Belleville, Miranda Keller, Lucia Vicenzino, Mark Taylor, John Paul Tsakanikas, Joe Madigan, Michael Townsend, Sean Corcoran, Josh Cruz, Elizabeth Kuss, Margaret Kolesar, and Mary Noble.
The recognition was the capstone to another remarkable fall season for Christendom athletics, which saw the men’s rugby team rank #1 in the nation and win their conference championship, the women’s volleyball team win their conference championship, and the women’s cross-country team place second at the USCAA Nationals.