Mariners Land 10 on NAC Winter/Spring All-Academic Team

Mariners Land 10 on NAC Winter/Spring All-Academic Team

CASTINE, Maine – Riley MacLeod (Men's Basketball / Bucksport, Maine), Brendan Newcomb (Men's Basketball / Holden, Maine), Amanda Holewiak (Women's Basketball / Somerset, Mass.), Caitlin Kane (Women's Basketball / Wilton, Maine), Megan McLean (Women's Basketball / Eliot, Maine), Emily Melick (Women's Basketball / Sudbury, Mass.), Avae Traina (Women's Basketball / Newcastle, Maine), Sydney Adams (Women's Lacrosse / Trumbull, Conn.), Sierra James (Women's Lacrosse / Trumbull Campton, N.H.) and Morgan Libby (Women's Lacrosse / Trumbull Brunswick, Maine) have been named to the 2017-18 Winter/Spring North Atlantic Conference (NAC) All-Academic Team.

MacLeod, a sophomore International Business & Logistics major, appeared in all 25 games for the Mariners this season and averaged 41.3 percent shooting from the floor.

Newcomb, a senior captain and International Business & Logistics major, appeared in all 25 games for the Mariners this season and recorded his 1,000th career point. Newcomb is the Mariners' all-time leader in three-pointers made (253), free throw percentage (84.1), games played (98) and minutes played (3,261).

Holewiak, a junior International Business & Logistics major, appeared in 26 games for the Mariners and averaged 41.5 percent shooting from the floor.

Kane, a sophomore International Business & Logistics major, appeared in 25 games for the Mariners and averaged 70 percent from the free throw line.

McLean, a junior International Business & Logistics major, appeared in 21 games for the Mariners, averaging 7.1 points per game and a team-best 3.3 assists per game while also leading the team with a 86.1 shooting percent from the line.

Melick, a sophomore Power Engineering Technology major, appeared in 27 games for the Mariners and averaged 35.1 percent shooting from the floor.

Traina, a sophomore International Business & Logistics major appeared in 19 games for the Mariners and averaged 30 percent shooting from the floor.

Adams, a sophomore Marine Science / Small Vessel Operations appeared in all 12 games for the Mariners and led the team with 42 draw controls.

James, a junior Marine Biology major appeared in six games for the Mariners, earning a 4-2 record in net while collecting 64 saves for a 53.8 save percentage.

Libby, a senior International Business & Logistics major appeared in 11 games for the Mariners and led the team with 42 ground balls.

The NAC All-Academic Team recognizes student-athletes on varsity sports teams who have earned a cumulative grade-point average of 3.50 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Student-athletes must also have reached sophomore academic standing and competed in a minimum of two years of varsity competition at their institution.

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