Lakeland lands 11 on NJCAA All-Academic teams

Lakeland lands 11 on NJCAA All-Academic teams

NJCAA announced its national All-Academic teams and Lakeland landed 11 student athletes on that list. Baseball player Alec Guy (Painesville Township) was the lone first team selection with a perfect 4.0 grade point average (GPA) throughout the 2017-18 school year.

Cary Morin (Burton) played volleyball and basketball was named to the second team along with softball player Elizabeth Montgomery (Madison) and baseball player Matt DiDonato (Ashtabula). To earn a spot on the NJCAA All-Academic second team a student athlete has to maintain a GPA between 3.8 and 3.99.

Baseball had three players named to the third team with Alex Newsome (Ashtabula), Andy Gorby (New Waterford) and Jack Shepherd (Lithopolis). Lakeland softball and volleyball each had two players named to the third team. Allie Lister (Geneva) and Brittney O'Hara (Sandusky) earned third team for volleyball while Cameron Malkamaki (Painesville) and Justine Barnes (Lakemore) represent softball on the third team. To earn a spot on the NJCAA All-Academic third team, a student athlete must earn a GPA between 3.6 and 3.79.

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