November 20, 2012

Four Cardinals named to Landmark Conference Fall All-Academic Team

WASHINGTON – Four CUA student-athletes were named to the 2012 Landmark Conference Fall All-Academic Team on Tuesday.  The four honorees include Megan Comunale (field hockey), Nick Civetti (men’s soccer), Regina Zolbrod (women’s soccer) and Kian Olia (men’s cross country).  Nominees can compete in any of the Landmark Conference fall sports and must be a sophomore or older with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

Megan Comunale helped lead the CUA field hockey team to its second consecutive Landmark Conference championship this season, by going 12-8 in goal.  The junior stopped 110 shots in 1,435 minutes, and finished the year with four shutouts.  Comunale stopped 78% of the 215 shots she faced, and led the conference in shutouts and goals against average, while ranking third in saves.  Off the field, Comunale is a nursing major with a GPA over 3.3.

A member of the CUA men’s soccer team, Nick Civetti scored three goals and totaled six points in 14 matches this season.  A biomedical engineering major with a GPA over 3.5, Civetti netted the game-winning goal vs. conference foe Merchant Marine Academy and he also tallied goals vs. Shenandoah and Marymount, both CUA wins.  Civetti helped lead the Cards to a No. 9 ranking in the region and their fifth straight appearance in the conference tournament.

Regina Zolbrod was CUA’s leading scorer in 2012, with four goals and 11 points.  She netted the game-winning goal vs. conference foe Goucher and also scored the game-tying goal and assisted on the game-winner vs. Rutgers-Camden.  Zolbrod scored two goals in a win over Trinity and her four goals this season came on only 15 shots on goal.  In the classroom, Zolbrod maintains a grade point average over 3.5 as a biomedical engineering major.

Kian Olia, an education major, was one of CUA’s top runners in 2012.  He finished in the top-35 at the season-opening Wilmington Invite, where CUA finished third, and he then added a top-45 finish at the Juniata Invite.  At the Landmark Conference championship, Olia posted a top-50 finish to help lead CUA to its best finish since 2008.  Olia is a member of the Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll and has a GPA over 3.7.

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