Fitchburg State Student Athletes Selected for NCAHS


-Noah Connors

Fitchburg State University announced on April 5 that 24 student athletes from the university had been inducted into the National College Athlete Honor Society class of 2021. The NCAHS, also known as Chi Alpha Sigma, is a nonprofit organization that fully recognizes the academic and athletic accomplishments of students at four year universities nationally. Fitchburg State is a current member of the organization, falling into the Sigma chapter, as they play in the NCAA Division III Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference. Student Athletes that meet the criteria for NCAHS are inducted every year that the University remains associated with the chapter. The organization was founded in 1996 by Depauw University head coach Nick Morouzis. The honor of being named to this list is quite prestigious, and highlights students that have worked extremely hard in all their endeavors at Fitchburg State. According to the NCAHS, to qualify for the award, students must participate in an intercollegiate sport at the varsity level, achieve junior academic status after their fifth full time semester, and hold a grade point average of 3.4 or higher.  

The list of students who achieved the prestigious honor at Fitchburg State goes as follows: Johan Asencio (baseball), David Bedard (men’s soccer), Louis Brigham (men’s soccer), Cameron Davis (cross country/track & field), Trevor Fields (cross country/track & field), Jordin Holmes (ice hockey), Audrey Johnson (softball), Perry Joubert (volleyball), Jillian Laabs (volleyball), Sophia Laperle (field hockey), Jeremiah Maki (men’s soccer), Anthony Marcella (men’s soccer). Julia Miele (women’s lacrosse), Mikaela Mitchell (women’s soccer), Haley O’Brien (softball), Kevin Ritz (football), Jamie Ruiz (football), Nicholas Sachetta (cross country/track & field), Leah Sheehan (volleyball), Timothy Sheehy (cross country/ track & field), Cody Soderlund (cross country/track & field), Patrick Sullivan (ice hockey), Aiden Ward (baseball), and Jillian Whalen (women’s lacrosse).

To signify their impressive achievements and accomplishments, recent inductees to the NCAHS will be wearing unique cords during the undergraduate graduation commencement ceremony. The undergraduate commencement ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 15.