|Eight Jaspers Named To All-MAAC Academic Team|
RIVERDALE, N.Y. - Eight student-athletes on the Manhattan men's golf team have been named to the 2011 All-MAAC Academic Team as announced by the league office.
Seniors Thomas Romano, Matt Baney, Jonathan Wilson, Anthony Dinelli, Michael Villarosa, Robert Thompson, junior Robert Kehoe and sophomore Matthew Creamer were all honored for their outstanding achievements in the classroom. Romano, a finance major, led all Jaspers with a 3.78 grade point average (GPA).
A competitive season for Manhattan in tournament and dual match play, the Jaspers enjoyed one of their most consistent fall and spring seasons in recent memory. With five different players recording scoring averages under 80, the Kelly green and white saw tremendous balance and effort from both upperclassmen and newcomers.
Leading the way for the seniors, Romano paced all with a 72.9 while Baney had a strong showing overall at 78.1 For the juniors, Chris Critelli shot an 80 on average with Kehoe adding an 80.8. Showing an increase in skill level over his second season, Creamer had the No. 2 average on the squad at 76.9. Rounding out the totals, newcomers Chris Calabro and Paul Toohey shined in their freshmen seasons, recording averages of 78.9 and 79.5, respectively.
On a national level, Romano finished his Manhattan career rated No. 109 in Division I men's golf as indicated by the Golfweek/Sagarin ranking system. The placement was the first for the Jaspers program and the highest ranking achieved by a Manhattan golfer.