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NVU-J places second in dual race

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson women’s cross-country team fell in dual race to NVU-Lyndon on Thursday evening.

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson women’s cross-country team faced NVU-Lyndon in a dual race on Thursday. Lily Denmeade ( Hartland, Vt) was the first Badger to cross the finish line with a time of 14:13. Denmeade placed third overall in the race. Julie Van Etten was second for the Badgers and fourth overall. Van Etten finished with a time of 14:21. Jaden Gray and Nikola Knapova finished with times of 14:39 and 16:02. Emily Cass (Braintree, Vt.) finished with a time of 16:27 which put her in 9thoverall.

The New England Regionals will be run at Bowdoin College on November 10th. The women’s race will begin at 11:00 a.m.

 

Several men’s soccer athletes recieve NAC awards

The Northern Vermont University-Johnson men’s soccer team had three players represent the North Atlantic Conference All-Conference team for the 2018 season.

The Badgers were led by North Atlantic Conference First Team All-Conference selections junior Rob Buonanno (Wolcott, Vt.) and junior Daniel Arriola (Romeoville, Il). Buonanno was a scoring punch for the Badgers all season. He provided 12 goals and 4 assists for the Badgers which ranked him first in goals in the NAC and top five in assists. Buonanno scored two goals in four different matches this season for the Badgers and earned NAC Player of the Week honors once this season. Arriola tied for sixth in the conference in goals (8) and also assisted on 4 goals this season. Arriola netted three goals in two different contests this season while also earning NAC Player of the Week honors once.

North Atlantic Conference Second Team selection John Folsom (Califon, N.J.) held down the defense for the Badgers this season. Folsom’s competitiveness and physical play was an important piece to the Badgers team as a whole. Folsom also recorded one goal and two assists for the Badgers.

Junior Evan Daigneault (Newfane, Vt.) was selected for the NAC Men’s Soccer Sportsmanship Team. The NAC Men’s Soccer Sportsmanship Team is reserved for those who have distinguished themselves through demonstrated acts of sportsmanship and ethical behavior. The honorees have positively affected the soccer culture and environment, and clearly demonstrate sportsmanship and integrity.

 

Cauchon and Wheelock recieve NAC awards

Kelsey Cauchon (Colchester, Vt.) was selected to the North Atlantic Conference Second Team All-Conference on Wednesday evening. Cauchon helped lead the Badgers to a playoff appearance for the first time in her career.

Kelsey Cauchon was an offensive force for the Badgers this season starting in all 17 games. She ranked in the top 10 in the conference in goals (4) and third overall (18), she scored a season high in goals (4) in two different contests against University of Maine Presque Isle and Pine Manor College. Cauchon also recorded an overall shot percentage of .346% which ranked her 7thoverall.

Christina Wheelock (Eden, Vt.) was named to the NAC Sportsmanship Team. The NAC Women’s Soccer Sportsmanship Team is reserved for those who have distinguished themselves through demonstrated acts of sportsmanship and ethical behavior. The honorees have positively affected the soccer culture and environment, and clearly demonstrate sportsmanship and integrity.

 

John named NAC coach of the year

Head Coach Keven John was named the North Atlantic Conference Coach of the Year on Thursday morning.

Northern Vermont-Johnson head coach Keven John collects his first NAC Women’s Volleyball Coach of the Year honor in his first season with the Badgers. No stranger to success, John was recognized by his peers as Coach of the Year at his prior post, DII Western State Colorado University, in 2015. John inherited a program at NVU-Johnson that went 0-20 in 2017 and never won more than 5 matches in a season. The Badgers collected 10 wins in 2018 for a ten-fold improvement. First Team All-Conference player Nikola Knapova led the NAC with 1.01 service aces per set and is in the top 2 for kills and kills per set. The Badgers are third in hitting percentage (.107), assists (530), assists per set (7.79); second in service aces (255), and first in service aces per set (3.75).

Coach John is excited for what the future holds for the NVU-Johnson women’s volleyball program. “Looking back on a season filled with so many accomplishments makes me excited to look forward”.

 

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