Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 7/15/17
East Coast Conference (ECC) Commissioner, Dr. Robert Dranoff, a record total of 1,267 student‐athletes earned recognition on the league’s 2016-2017 ECC Commissionerʹs Honor Roll.
Among the historical constituency were 12 Chestnut Hill College men’s lacrosse student-athletes, including; sophomores Matthew Anderson (Yardley, Pa./Pennsbury), John Bennett (Gilbertsville, Pa.), Casey Brown (Havre de Grace, Md.), Christopher Dachowski (Sellersville, Pa./Pennridge), Tyler Howe (Bowie, Md.), juniors Devan Martinez (Binghamton, N.Y.), Kyle Newman (Plainsboro, N.J.), Joshua Pope (Schnecksville, Pa.), and seniors Alec Dambach (Howell, N.J.), Daniel DePasquale (Livingston, N.J.), and Thomas McDermott (Ridley, Pa./Ridley High).
The total number of honorees for the ECC Commissioner’s Honor Roll has now increased for the eighth consecutive year, improving from 613 members in 2007-2008 to today’s total of 1,267. Upholding the ECC’s mission of promoting the total person and the ability to excel not only in the athletic arena but also in the classroom, the academic honor is awarded to student‐athletes who achieve a 3.25 or better cumulative grade point average while participating in an ECC sponsored sport.
For the sixth consecutive year, LIU Post led all ECC institutions with 239 student-athletes on the Honor Roll. Molloy College was next with 160 student-athletes and was followed most closely by the University of Bridgeport, who offered 138 student-athletes. Mercy College, the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), and Roberts Wesleyan College each had at least 100 student-athletes make the list, as well. An associate member of the league, Chestnut Hill College’s 12 recipients establishes an all-time high for the program, which will become a member of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) for the 2017-2018 season.