With nine student-athletes recognized for their ability to succeed on the field of competition and in the classroom, Huskies are represented by members of the men’s lacrosse, softball, men’s tennis and women’s outdoor track and field team.
The Huskies’ women’s indoor track and field and softball team had the largest representation on the list with three student-athletes each. Coming off of their 13th consecutive Little East Conference championship, the Huskies’ women’s outdoor track and field athletes selected to the team are senior Hannah Patterson (Londonderry, N.H.), junior Molly Carl (York, Maine) and sophomore Laura Lyford (Corinna, Maine). Both Carl and Patterson were members of the 2011-12 LEC Winter Academic Team. Carl, who earned All-American honors in the 3000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA Division III National Championship, also was named to the Capital One Academic All-America ® Third Team.
Southern Maine’s softball team had three representatives including senior Jody Bonti (Bath, Maine), junior Cara Radino (Franklin, N.J.) and sophomore Ariel Kaplan (South Berwick, Maine). Kaplan and Radino are two-sport athletes participating as members fo the field hockey and women’s soccer teams respectively. Both earned 2011 LEC Fall Academic Team honors.
Senior Jon Olesen (Portland, Maine) and junior Kyle Dussault (Lewiston, Maine) represent the Huskies’ men’s lacrosse team. Dussault and Oleson helped anchor USM’s defense this season with Dussault starting in goal for a majority of the Huskies’ games this season. Daussault made 114 saves during the season with a 10.79 goals against average.
Sophomore Corey Dyke (Monmouth, Maine) of the men’s tennis team rounds out the Huskies’ academic team selections. Dyke a first team All-LEC performer at third doubles helped USM to the semifinals of the LEC Championship and an outstanding 11-6 overall record.
2012 Spring All-Little East Conference Academic Team
Kyle Dussault, Junior, Lewiston, Maine – Art
Jon Olesen, Senior, Portland, Maine – Athletic Training
Jody Bonti, Senior, Bath, Maine – Health Sciences
Ariel Kaplan, Sophomore, South Berwick, Maine – Biochemistry
Cara Radino, Junior, Franklin, N.J. - Nursing
Corey Dyke, Sophomore, Monmouth, Maine - Criminology
Women’s Outdoor Track & Field
Hannah Patterson, Senior, Londonderry, N.H. – Criminology
Laura Lyford, Sophomore, Corinna, Maine - History
Molly Carl, Junior, York, Maine – Geography/Anthropology