Three dozen Saint Michael's student-athletes complete study-abroad experiences in 2013-14

Three dozen Saint Michael's student-athletes complete study-abroad experiences in 2013-14

COLCHESTER, Vt. - A large contingent of Saint Michael's College students who have studied away from campus during the 2013-14 school year and this summer are also Purple Knight student-athletes, as 27 among the 183 who took advantage of the opportunity through the College's Study Abroad Office donned Purple and Gold during the academic year.

Seven more have gained experience through classes that have taken summer learning to different corners of the globe: "Shakespeare in Performance: On Stage" (England), with Joan Wry '79, herself a former student-athlete and a member of the Saint Michael's Athletic Hall of Fame, one of the two faculty leaders; "Culture & Society in Medieval Burgundy" (France); "Politics, Culture & Globalization in Central America" (Guatemala); and "A Study in Service: Guyana".

Women's lacrosse May graduate Nicole Buckley (Scituate, Mass./Scituate) is also currently among those on a Saint Michael's Mobilization of Volunteer Services (MOVE) service trip to Kolkata, India. Read blogs from the MOVE and Guyana trips here, as well as chronicles of women's basketball rising junior Makenzie Burud's (Red Hook, N.Y./Coleman Catholic) studies in Australia.


2013-14 Study-Abroad Student-Athletes

  • May graduate Nick Nelson (Spofford, N.H./Keene) - Queensland, Australia (fall) - started 30 of a possible 32 games, recording eight extra-base hits and tying for third on the team in RBIs (13)
  • May graduate Alec Tice (Chelmsford, Mass./Chelmsford) - Queensland, Australia (fall) - tied for third on the team in RBIs (13) while setting school records for career hits (146) and games (139)
Women's Basketball
  • Makenzie Burud  - Sydney, Australia (summer) - 10.3 points, 6.5 rebounds (team-high 3.3 offensive), 1.8 assists and 1.6 steals in 21 games, including nine starts. Read her blog
Men's Cross Country
  • Rising senior Peter McKenna (Cohasset, Mass./Brooks School) - Paris, France (spring) - team's top finisher in every race had best placement by a Purple Knight at a Northeast-10 Conference Championship (48th) in seven years
Women's Cross Country
  • Rising senior Chloe Boutelle (Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Saratoga Springs), also Nordic skiing - Auckland, New Zealand (spring) - first NCAA Championship qualifier in program history and earned third straight NE-10 All-Conference honor. Team's top finisher in seven of her nine Nordic skiing races
  • Rising senior Colleen Gilliatt (Grantham, N.H./Lebanon) - Valparaiso, Chile (spring) - top 20 at six races, including taking 18th at NE-10 Championship to earn first career all-league accolade
Field Hockey
  • Rising senior Darcy Andrade (Bangor, Maine/Bangor) - Krakow, Poland (spring) - appeared in 17 games on defense, making 13 starts, after seeing time in five total games as an underclassman
  • Rising senior Samantha Burns (North Creek, N.Y./Johnsburg Central) - Bath, England (spring) - made 14 of her 18 appearances off the bench, scoring once and adding two assists
  • Rising senior Cassaundra Davis (Newburyport, Mass./Newburyport) - Guatemala class (summer) - named NE-10 All-Conference after recording 12 goals, five assists and three game-winning tallies
  • Rising senior Sarah Healey (Canton, Mass./Canton) - Edinburgh, Scotland (spring) - started nine of team's 18 games in goal, turning in 2.47 goals-against average and 6.7 saves per game
  • Rising senior Amy Kangas (East Sandwich, Mass./Sandwich) - London, England (spring) - saw time in nine games, all as a reserve, after transitioning from defense to an attacking role
  • Rising junior Lida Lutton (Williston, Vt./Champlain Valley Union) - Guatemala class (summer) - appeared in seven games on defense, all in a reserve capacity
Men's Golf
  • Rising senior Matt Rosencranz (Weston, Mass./Weston) - Berlin, Germany/France class (summer) - 85.8-stroke average during first year of college competition included 77 on Sept. 14 in first round of Duke Nelson Invitational
Women's Ice Hockey
  • May graduate Courtney Burnett (Deep River, Ontario/Northwood School) - Rome, Italy (fall) - appeared in 13 games
  • Rising junior Emily Loebs (Acton, Mass./Minuteman Lady Flames), also women's lacrosse - France class (summer) - three goals and five assists, both team highs among defensemen, in 25 games. Four ground balls and one draw control in nine lacrosse contests. Read the blog
  • Rising junior Kaly Spilhaus (Bourne, Mass./Groton) - Guyana class (summer) - limited to 10 games due to injury. Read the blog
Women's Lacrosse
  • Rising junior Steph Bonewald (New London, N.H./Proctor Academy) - England class (summer) - one of seven NE-10 players with at least 10 goals (13), 20 ground balls (21), 30 draw controls (34) and 15 caused turnovers (15). Read the blog
  • Rising senior Kate Boyer (Standish, Maine/Bonny Eagle) - Gold Coast, Australia (fall) - led team with 23 goals, added 16 draw controls and 15 ground balls
  • Emily Loebs; see women's ice hockey
  • Rising senior Julia Murphy (Southboro, Mass./Algonquin Regional) - Wellington, New Zealand (fall) - appeared in six games on defense, recording three ground balls and two caused turnovers
  • Rising senior Courtney Piper (Wolfeboro, N.H./Brewster Academy) - Queensland, Australia (fall) - second on team in assists (14) and points (29), fifth in goals (15)
Alpine Skiing
  • May graduate Carl-Oscar Bredengen (Oslo, Norway/Donski Alpine) - Edinburgh, Scotland (fall) - top 25 in three of six slalom events, with season-best 16th place at Williams College Carnival on Feb. 14
Nordic Skiing
  • Chloe Boutelle; see women's cross country
Men's Soccer
  • Rising senior Nicco Roque (Miami, Fla./Gulliver Prep) - Florence, Italy (spring) - posted four shutouts and a 1.84 goals-against average in 14 contests during the first extensive action of his career
  • Rising senior Grant Steinhauser (Ann Arbor, Mich./Huron) - Prague, Czech Republic (spring) - appeared in 15 games on defense, making 11 starts during the first extensive action of his career
Women's Soccer
  • Rising junior Marianna Nowacki (Binghamton, N.Y./Binghamton) - France class (summer) - one of only four players on team to start all 16 games, and the only one to do so on defense. Read the blog
  • Rising junior Danielle DelGreco (Lexington, Mass./Lexington) - England class (summer) - 21 hits, four doubles and nine RBIs while also throwing 6.2 innings as a pitcher. Read the blog
Women's Swimming & Diving
  • Rising senior Olivia Hamilton (Bourne, Mass./Bishop Stang) - Apia, Samoa (spring) - competed at four meetings, winning the 100-yard butterfly on Nov. 19 against Norwich University
  • Rising senior Steph Nadow (Charlton, Mass./Saint Peter-Marian) - New South Wales, Australia (spring) - second on team with 23 event victories, including team-high 13 relay wins
Men's Tennis
  • Rising senior Michael Matczak (North Kingstown, R.I./North Kingstown) - Dubrovnik, Croatia (fall) - made only appearance of season against Saint Lawrence University on Feb. 23, playing at No. 6 singles
  • Rising senior Billy Wood (Wayne, Pa./Home Schooled) - Dubrovnik, Croatia (fall) - made 11 of 13 appearances in singles play, tying for third on the team in singles victories while seeing time only in the No. 2 position
Women's Tennis
  • Rising senior Hannah Benoit (Mystic, Conn./Saint Bernard School) - Florence, Italy (fall) - went 12-5 overall, including 11-5 in singles, while being named NE-10 All-Conference
  • Rising senior Kayla Dowd (Longmeadow, Mass./Longmeadow) - London, England (fall) - went 11-7 overall, including 10-7 during doubles, and earned an all-conference accolade
  • Rising senior Caroline Martin (Scituate, Mass./Scituate) - London, England (fall) - went 17-15 overall, including going 10-6 between No. 2 and 6 singles to come within one win of the team lead in singles victories
  • Rising senior Caroline Toutoungi (Weston, Conn./Weston) - Florence, Italy (fall) - went 17-14 overall, including 6-2 at No. 6 singles, while claiming an all-conference honor
Women's Volleyball
  • Rising senior Hillary Miller (Plattsburgh, N.Y./Plattsburgh/Colby-Sawyer) - Brazil, Vietnam and South Africa (spring) - recorded career highs for digs (160) and service aces (15) in 19 matches