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Eight Broncos Receive WCC All-Academic Honors

Jan. 30, 2008

Santa Clara, Calif. -- The West Coast Conference announced their 2007 Fall All-Academic Team today and eight Santa Clara student athletes had earned a spot on the team in the five fall sports. The men's soccer team led the way with three players, seniors Matt Hatzke, Peter Lowry, and Matt Marquess. Sophomore Kiki Bosio was the sole representative from the women's soccer team. Senior Michael Delaurenti and sophomore Alex Harkins represent Santa Clara's men's cross country team, while sophomore Annie Murphy-Hagan represents the women's team. Sophomore Lauryn Dowd of the volleyball team rounded out the Broncos representation on the WCC Fall All-Academic Team.

Hatzke, an accounting major, had the second best GPA for the men's soccer All-Academic team with a 3.72. This is the second academic award the defender has received this year, after earlier being named an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American. Hatzke was also named to the All-WCC Second Team, the NSCAA All-Far West Region Second Team, and was drafted in the fourth round by the Los Angeles Galaxy with the 51st pick in the 2008 MLS SuperDraft.

The WCC Player of the Year, Lowry was a star in the classroom as well. The finance major earned a 3.24 GPA on the year. Lowry led Santa Clara with eight goals and seven assists this year. Lowry's other accolades include being a M.A.C. Hermann Trophy semifinalist, making the NSCAA All-Far West Region First Team, being named to the Top Drawer Soccer Team of Season First Team, the College Soccer News All-American First Team, and the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award All-Senior All-America Second Team. Lowry was also taken by the Chicago Fire in the second round of the 2008 MLS SuperDraft with the 26th overall pick.

Marquess, a finance major, had a 3.68 GPA this year and this is also his second appearance on the WCC All-Academic Team. He has appeared in 67 straight games for the Broncos and the defender even notched his first career goal this year. The All-WCC Honorable Mention player was also drafted in the 2008 SuperDraft by the Kansas City Wizards in the third round with the 39th overall selection.

Bosio had the highest GPA of all the Santa Clara representatives on the All-Academic team with a sparkling 3.86. The business administration major was tied for the team lead in goals, with seven, and led the team in assists with six. Bosio started all 21 games for the Broncos and also received NSCAA All-West Region Second Team honors, was named to All-WCC First Team, and earned Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Season honors.

For the cross country team, Delaurenti was the picture of consistency this year. In the classroom, the finance major earned a 3.36 GPA, but on the course, he finished first on the team in every race this year. He earned his first collegiate win at the USF Invitational in the first meet of the year, had three top ten finishes, including an astounding 3rd place finish in the WCC Championships which earned him All-WCC 1st Team honors.

Harkins, a sophomore engineering major, earned a 3.29 GPA this year. Harkins took 15th in the WCC Championships this year, earning him All-WCC honorable mention. He also took 3rd place in the USF Invitational in the first meet of the year.

Murphey-Hagan took home a 3.62 GPA her sophomore year. The communication studies major battled health issues for part of the season, but finished second on the team in half the races she participated in. She also took home 18th place in the WCC Championships.

The sophomore outside hitter Dowd started in 29 of the 31 matches for the Broncos this year, while earning a 3.21 GPA in the classroom. Dowd compiled an impressive season with 149 kills, a .256 hitting percentage, 37 service aces and 71 total blocks. She finished the season first on the team in aces and total blocks.

MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
NAME SCH YR GPA MAJOR

Tommy Betterbed POR SO 3.77 Biology
Michael Delaurenti SCU SR 3.36 Finance
Jeff Gill POR JR 3.57 Political Science
Alex Harkins SCU SO 3.29 Engineering
Michael Kilburg POR SR 3.23 Physics
David Kinsella POR JR 3.97 Biology
Colby Litzenberger GON JR 3.55 Civil Engineering
Jonathan MacNeil LMU SR 3.66 Mech. Engineering
Mario Mendoza SMC JR 3.25 Psychology
John Moore POR SR 3.37 Nursing

WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
NAME SCH YR GPA MAJOR

Brieanna Carroll PEP JR 3.38 History
Amie Dahnke POR JR 3.52 English/Comms.
Abby Fall LMU JR 3.81 Comm. Studies
Karrie Hagedorn SMC SR 3.60 Politics
Natalie Hemphill POR SO 3.39 Life Science/Span.
Bobeya Krishnek POR SR 3.57 Life Science
Laura Mickelson LMU SR 3.95 Natural Science
Lucy Miller USF SR 3.37 Marketing
Dana Morgan POR SO 3.64 Biology
Annie Murphy-Hagan SCU SO 3.62 Comm. Studies
Adrienne Nova POR JR 3.90 Biology
Allison Ritchie POR JR 3.94 Biology

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL
NAME SCH YR GPA MAJOR

Darcy Carroll USF JR 3.35 Marketing
Maria Clemens POR SO 3.55 Elementary Ed.
Andrea Csaszi USD SO 3.80 Biology
Emily Day LMU JR 3.53 Applied Math
Lauryn Dowd SCU SO 3.21 Undeclared
Kiah Fiers PEP SO 3.51 Undeclared
Taylor Groess SMC JR 3.43 Liberal-Civic Studies
Heather Hughes LMU SR 3.29 Comm. Studies
Becky Jones GON SR 3.44 Psych/Crim. Justice
Kara Pein POR SR 3.68 Accounting
Julie Rubenstein PEP JR 3.53 Liberal Arts

MEN'S SOCCER
NAME SCH YR GPA MAJOR

David Blanchard SMC SR 3.59 Business Admin.
Trini Gomez LMU SR 3.72 Biology
Dustin Guerrero USD SR 3.40 Business Admin.
Matt Hatzke SCU SR 3.72 Accounting
Corey Heldreth SMC JR 3.35 Accounting
George Josten GON SR 3.83 Mech. Engineering
Dylan Leslie SMC SO 3.61 Undeclared
Peter Lowry SCU SR 3.24 Finance
Matt Marquess SCU SR 3.68 Finance

Tyler Mehl LMU SR 3.40 Business Admin.
Tye Pedido GON SO 3.20 Religious Studies
Chris Rodd USF SR 3.29 Finance/Accounting
Adam Sloustcher LMU SR 3.45 Political Science
Tannen Wells USD SR 3.45 History

WOMEN'S SOCCER
NAME SCH YR GPA MAJOR

Stephanie Baduria LMU JR 3.50 Liberal Studies
Jamie Bell LMU SR 3.20 Business Admin.
Kiki Bosio SCU SO 3.86 Business Admin.
Michelle Enyeart POR SO 3.32 Undeclared
Kim Feeney LMU SO 3.92 Comm. Studies
Kelcey Goddard GON JR 3.42 Physical Education
Stephanie Lopez POR SR 3.77 Psychology
Emily Michaelson POR SR 3.57 Marketing/Manag.
Katie Osborne LMU SR 3.45 Natural Science
Joslyn Slovek LMU SR 3.51 Business Admin.
Christine Soma GON SR 3.84 Public Relations
Angie Woznuk POR SR 3.26 Life Science
Lauren Zuckerman GON SR 3.92 Accounting