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For Immediate Release
June 10, 2020


Thirty-One Earn NJCAA All Academic Status

Suffolk County Community College Sharks!
Suffolk County Community College Sharks!

Suffolk County Community College student-athletes have earned National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All Academic Status. The NJCAA recognizes three teams per academic year among students who have accumulated a minimum of 24 credits. Thirty-one students earned the honor.

“Congratulations to our Sharks for demonstrating both academic and athletic prowess. The NJCAA academic team designations demonstrate the dedication and commitment our student-athletes and staff have made towards achieving success academically," said Suffolk County Community College Interim President Louis Petrizzo.

Suffolk also had 65 student - athletes named to the NJCAA Spring 2020 All Region Team that recognizes those with a minimum GPA of 3.25.

1st Team (4.0 GPA):

  • Jevoun McKellar (Kingston, Jamaica) - Men’s Soccer
  • Norman Coleman-Goodwin (Coram) - Baseball

2nd Team (3.80 – 3.99 GPA):

  • John Gillis (Farmingville) - Lacrosse
  • Christopher Russo (Smithtown) - Lacrosse
  • Angela Aruanna (East Patchogue) -  Women’s Tennis
  • Gabriela Ulloa (West Sayville) -  Women’s Tennis
  • Kayleigh Milton (Kings Park) -  Women’s Soccer
  • Emily Sannuto (Lake Ronkonkoma) -  Softball
  • Stephanie Cardalena (Hicksville) -  Women’s Cross Country
  • Allaura Dashnaw (Centereach) -  Women’s Cross Country
  • Daniel McMahon (Port Jefferson Station)-  Men’s Cross Country
  • Muhammad Shah Sawar (Brentwood) -  Men’s Tennis
  • Kevin Hahn (Bayport) -  Baseball
  • Jennifer Gainsford (Selden) -  Women’s Bowling
  • Taylor Stepanek (Ronkonkoma) -  Men’s Basketball
  • Karen Barrera (Bellport) - Volleyball

3rd team (3.6 – 3.79 GPA):

  • Dina Kessinger (Lindehurst) -  Softball
  • Nina Bonetti (Bayport) -  Women’s Cross Country
  • Matthew Calogianes (Deer Park) -  Men’s Cross Country
  • Christopher Siejka (Jamesport)  -  Men’s Tennis
  • Isaiah Brown-Rodriguez (West Islip) -  Men’s Bowling
  • Justin DiMaggio (Holtsville) -  Men’s Bowling
  • Talia Perez (Central Islip) -  Women’s Bowling
  • Reanne Southard (Middle Island) -  Women’s Bowling
  • Lindsey Devine (Hauppauge) -  Women’s Basketball
  • Latavia Stevens (Brentwood) -  Women’s Basketball
  • Malaika Pierre-Louis (Brentwood) -  Women’s Track and Field
  • Bianco Volino (Coram) -  Women’s Track and Field
  • Russell Magnussen (Mount Sinai) -  Lacrosse
  • Devin Luper (Manorville) -  Men’s Soccer
  • Angela Orellana (Brentwood) - Cruz -  Women’s Soccer