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Two St. Michael’s College students and former CVU field hockey standouts were honored by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Collegiate Division II National Academic Squad. Juniors Aubrey Deavitt and Louise Gibbs, both of Shelburne, eachearned their second career honor.

St. Michael’s College sophomore Nicky Elderton of Shelburne earned NE-10 acclaim, landing on the Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending March 17. Elderton hit .571 (12-for-21) with a .952 slugging percentage and a .655 on-base percentage in six contests last week. He also posted 10 RBIs, eight runs, six walks, two doubles, two home runs and was 3-for-3 on stolen base attempts. Elderton leads Saint Michael’s in batting average (.567), slugging (.867), on-base percentage (.659), home runs (2), hits (17) and walks (9), and is tied for the team lead with 12 RBIs. His 13 runs and three doubles are second. Elderton leads the conference in batting and on-base percentage, is second in slugging, and is tied for second in homers.

Hamilton College sophomore Lauren King of Shelburne was honored by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) with the 2012 Collegiate Scholars of Distinction List. King was a former standout field hockey player at CVU.

Charlotte resident Ryan Machavern will continue his baseball career at Dean College in Franklin, Mass. The freshman college student is focused on being a leader on the baseball diamond for the Bulldogs.

Although Saint Michael’s baseball suffered an 11-10 loss to Nyack College last Tuesday, freshman Curt Echo  of Shelburnestruck out seven in 6.2 frames in his college debut but took a no-decision.

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