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T&F: Tapia and Crosby Named to NAC Sportsmanship Team

Men's Track

WATERVILLE, Maine – Johnson State College seniors Elizabeth Tapia (Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin) and Erik Crosby (Springfield Vt.)  were named to the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Sportsmanship Team as the conference announced its end of season awards for track and field.

NAC Track & Field Pre-Championship Poll Released

Men's Track

The North Atlantic Conference (NAC) has released the 2018 Men's and Women's Track & Field Pre-Championship Polls. The Johnson men were picked to finish 7th (11 points) while the women were voted to come in 6th (15 points). The polls were based on a vote conducted by the league’s coaches.

T&F: Johnson Competes at Penman Relays

Men's Track

MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Johnson State College men's and women's track & field teams competed at the Penman Relays hosted by Southern New Hampshire University on Saturday.

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Women's Volleyball

KIRA ATKINSON

Signed March 20, 2020

Hopewell, New Jersey

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Atkinson a native of Hopewell, New Jersey and a 2018 graduate of Hopewell Valley Central High School has built a strong resume as a student-athlete throughout her high school career. During her time at Hopewell Valley Central High School, Atkinson placed 2ndoverall in javelin at the NJSIAA Sectional Track Championship. With her performance, Atkinson qualified for Nationals both her sophomore and junior seasons. 

 

 

Men's Soccer

HASAN ALJAF

Signed March 20, 2020

Essex Junction, Vermont

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

A native of Essex Junction, Vermont and a student-athlete at Colchester High School, Aljaf is a highly skilled midfielder with quick footwork and incredible speed. Aljaf is the third commitment from Queen City FC following recent commitments from Zac St. Amour and Thomy Mwali. This fall for the Colchester Lakers, Hasan scored 8 goals and dished out 4 assists from the midfield in the highly competitive Division 1 Metro League.  Hasan has been a four-year letter winner for the Lakers as he was brought up to the Varsity team during his freshmen season.  During his Senior Season he was selected to the All-Metro Team in 2019.

 

 

Men's Basketball

GEORGE ZELMAN

Signed March 13, 2020

Jericho, Vermont

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

George Zelman a native of Jericho, Vermont and a student-athlete at Mount Mansfield Union High School has signed the necessary paperwork and plans to attend Northern Vermont University-Johnson in the fall of 2020. When arrived at NVU-Johnson, Zelman will pursue a degree in Business. George Zelman was selected for the Vermont Basketball Coaches Association North/South All-Star Game in his senior season.

 

 

Men's Soccer

ZACHARY ST. AMOUR

Signed March 9, 2020

Milton, Vermont

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

 A native of Milton, Vermont, Zac is a multi-positional threat with blazing speed as he plays defense for the Milton High School Yellowjackets, but is a prolific scorer for his club team, Queen City FC. For the Yellowjackets in his senior season, Zac scored 3 goals and dishes out 7 assists from the defensive line. This past fall, his Milton team reached the Final Four in the VSCA State Tournament, before falling to Stowe High School, the 7-time repeating State Champion.

While at Milton, Zac lettered on Varsity for three seasons contributing to a 31-16-3 record over that time.  During last club soccer season, as a high school junior, Zac's U-19 Queen City FC boys team competed in the Badgers 2019 Spring Invitational contest that also included games vs NVU-Lyndon, and Paul Smith's College.  He has also competed at the Varsity level for Milton High School in Basketball and Track and Field.

Zac will pursue a degree in Business with a focus in Sport Managment. 

 

Men's Soccer

MERRICK MEETZE

Signed March 9, 2020

Poquoson, Virginia

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

A skilled big man, he will provide a huge presence in the midfield. The gritty and hardworking midfielder played his school soccer at Poquoson High School in Poquoson, Virginia. 

Last season in 2019, the Islanders of Poquoson were a regional runner up in Class 2 Region A qualifying for the state tournament where they fell in the State Quarterfinal. On the club scene, Merrick has played for several high-level clubs in the state of Virginia including York Town FC and Old Dominion Soccer Club. During his time with both clubs his 01 teams won their Division 1 League titles for four years straight. Currently, Merrick mans the midfield for Virginia Legacy SC.

 

 

Men's Golf

LAFE POTTALA

Signed March 9, 2020

Manchester, Vermont

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Pottala plans to pursue a degree in Business when he arrives at NVU-Johnson. 

Pottala has built a stellar resume off the links at Stratton Mountain School. Stratton Mountain School is an elite winter sports academy in Vermont and Pottala has made his mark competing and qualifying in Nordic Skiing. In 2011, Pottala qualified for the Vermont State Championship. A few years later qualified for the Junior New England Championship and New England Championship. In 2015, Pottala qualified and competed in the French, Swiss and Italian Championship in Nordic Skiing. 

 

Men's Soccer

DIEGO GRAY

Signed March 9, 2020

Seattle, Washington

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Gray joins the Badgers from West Seattle High School as he has been an integral part of the Wildcats midfield for three seasons. West Seattle High School opens up their 2020 campaign on March 17 against Lakeside High. When arrived at NVU-Johnson Gray will pursue a degree in Business. 

In his junior season with West Seattle, Diego was an All-Metro Boys 3A Mountain Division Conference Selection as a distributor in the midfield for the Wildcats.  On the club scene, he competes in the NPSL and has played for more than half a decade with the talent rich Southlake Select TUSK United.   Diego's 02 TUSK United team has placed first in the NPSL 2002 Division 1 League in 2017, 2018, and 2019.  In the 2018 and 2019 they won the Washington State Presidents Cup.

 

 

Women's Volleyball

NATALIA MEDINA

Signed March 9, 2020

San Jose, California

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

When arrived at NVU-Johnson Medina will pursue a degree geared towards Exercise Science. Medina a native of San Jose, California and a member of the Ann Sobrato High School girls' volleyball team finished first overall in blocks and third overall in kills in her league this past season. In her senior season, Medina was a three-time Player of the Match and in the classroom has been named to the Honor Roll six times. 

 

Men's Soccer

THOMY MWALI

Signed March 1, 2020

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Mwali who is a native of the Democratic Republic of the Congo is the newest addition for the men's soccer program. Mwali came to the United States five years ago and was a student-athlete at Colchester High School in Colchester, Vermont. Mwali was a two-year member of the CHS boys' varsity soccer team who competed in the highly competitive Metro Division in Division I. 

 

 

Women's Soccer

EMILY CARCHIA

Signed February 28, 2020

Hamden, Connecticut

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

mily Carchia a native of North Haven, Connecticut and a member of the girls' varsity soccer program at Sacred Heart Academy located in Hamden, Connecticut. In 2018 Carchia was awarded the coach's award for outstanding commitment and team play. When arrived at Northern Vermont University-Johnson Carchia plans on studying Business and Sociology/Anthropology.

 

 

Women's Volleyball / Women's Track & Field

MERCEDES DURDEN

Signed February 28, 2020

Fuerth, Germany

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Throughout her high school career both on the track and volleyball court Durden was a 1st place European champion in the discus, 1st regional Virginia 3A champion in the discus, 3rd overall in the state of Virginia for 3A high school discus, MVP for track and field, academic silver honor roll, torch club, and keystone club. Off the playing surface Durden was also the Vice President of the schools Art Club and a member of the African American History Club.

 

Men's Soccer

KYLE LAUGHLIN

Signed February 28, 2020

West Rutland, Vermont

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Laughlin comes to Northern Vermont University-Johnson from West Rutland, Vermont and has had a decorated four-year career as a varsity soccer player at West Rutland High School. Laughlin, a four-year starter also compiled a 49-15-4 record throughout his career while reaching the final four in his sophomore and senior season. As a freshman and junior Laughlin made it to the Vermont Division 4 State Championship game and earned runner up honors both years.

In his junior season, his WRHS team earned the #1 seed going 13-1 in the regular season, before being upset in the State Championship.  In his sophomore season, he was selected to the VSCA All-State team as well as being a Marble Valley All-League First-Team Selection.  In his junior and senior seasons, he was once again selected to both the VSCA All-State team and MVL First-Team as a three-time selection (2017, 2018, 2019). Also, in his senior season, Kyle was selected to prestigious Burlington Free Press All-State team as an honorable mention. He also has played for IMX FC.

 

Men's Soccer

OMAR RODRIQUEZ

Signed February 21, 2020

Quincy, Washington

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

 A native of Quincy, Washington, Rodriquez has competed on the club circuit for many premier and travel clubs in his region. Omar spent some years with the 2002 PSPL Surf Academy in the Seattle area. In addition, he was part of Wenatachee Valley United linked with Quincy United in his hometown. He has also spent time training with Puget Sound FC and had an invite to the Colorado Rapids U17 Academy tryout camp. A member of the boys' varsity soccer program at Quincy High School where the soccer season is played during the spring. As a sophomore, Rodriquez helped the team qualify for playoffs as the 5 seed in the Central Washington Athletic Conference (CWAC). Omar's Jackrabbits will have their season opener on March 14 against Manson High School.

 

Women's Volleyball / Women's Track & Field

LILLYN AGUILAR

Signed February 19, 2020

Whittier, California

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

A native of Whittier, California and a student-athlete at Whittier High School, Aguilar has built a solid resume on the playing surface. In 2019 was top five in the Del Rio League for discus and shot put after being ranked first overall in the district in both events. On the volleyball court, Aguilar earned the Most Improved Award in 2018 and has been successful in the classroom earning an academic letter for a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for the past two years. 

Women's Volleyball

JIMMI LYNN WILLIAMS

Signed February 14, 2020

Florence, Colorado

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Williams comes to NVU-Johnson from Florence, Colorado and was a member of the Florence High School varsity volleyball team while also competing for Fremont VBC on the club circuit. When arrived at NVU-Johnson Williams plans on pursuing a degree in English with a minor in Pre-Law. Throughout Williams career, she was the leader for digs in the Tri-Peaks League and 8thin the state of Colorado in total digs. In 2019 she earned the Hardest Worker Award, in 2020 she earned the Leadership Award and academically was a five-time Honor Roll student. 

 

 

Men's Soccer

AIDAN KELLY

Signed February 11, 2020

Enosburg Falls, Vermont

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Aidan Kelly has signed the necessary paperwork and has committed to the NVU-Johnson men's soccer program for this upcoming fall. Kelly comes to NVU-Johnson from Enosburg Falls, Vermont and was a product of the Enosburg Falls Middle-High School varsity boys soccer program. This past season Kelly was named Second Team All-Mountain League. On the club circuit Kelly was a member of Green Mountain FC. Off the soccer pitch, Kelly was also a member of the Enosburg varsity basketball team. When arrived at NVU-Johnson Kelly plans to pursue a degree in Business Administration.

 

Men's Soccer

LOGAN JETTE

Signed February 10, 2020

Enosburg Falls, Vermont

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Jette comes to NVU-Johnson from Enosburg Falls, Vermont and was a member of the boys' varsity soccer program at Enosburg Falls Middle-High School. Jette has a been a four-year starter at Enosburg and has earned numerous accolades throughout this high school career. As a freshman, Jette was named Mountain League Honorable Mention. As a sophomore, Jette was named All-Mountain League second team and throughout his junior and senior season was a First Team All-Mountain League selection. When arrived at NVU-Johnson, Logan Jette plans to pursue a degree in Business.

Women's Volleyball

ANA ARBIZO

Signed February 2, 2020

Safford, Arizona

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Ana Arbizo comes to Northern Vermont University-Johnson from Safford, Arizona. Arbizo was a member of the Florence High School varsity girls' volleyball program and earned First Team All-Region honors during the 2018-2019 season. This past season Arbizo was named Defensive Player of the Year.

 

 

 

Women's Triathlon/ Women's Track and Field

AVA SANDBERG

Signed January 15, 2020

South Burlington, Vermont

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Sandberg was a multi-sport athlete at South Burlington High School where she was a member of the girls' varsity cross-country team and indoor & outdoor track team for four straight years. Sandberg has notable accomplishments at SBHS as a Vermont state finalist in the 300m hurdles and high jump in 2019. When arrived at NVU-Johnson Sandberg will pursue a degree in Biology.

 

Women's Soccer

GRAE VERNER

Signed January 2, 2020

Belvidere, Vermont

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Verner comes to Northern Vermont University-Johnson from Belvidere, Vermont. As a student-athlete at Lamoille Union High School, Verner was named captain of the Lamoille Union varsity girls soccer team and was named All-League Honorable Mention this past season. 

 

Women's Volleyball

BELLA BARAGONA

Signed December 15, 2019

Milwaukie, Oregon

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Baragona, a member of the Rex Putnam High School varsity girls' volleyball team and T.E.A.M Hiki No Volleyball team has earned multiple awards throughout her career being named Honorable Mention in 2017 and 2018 and 2nd Team All-League in 2019. Baragona was also an impact player competing at the club level for seven years. When arrived at Northern Vermont University Baragona plans to pursue a degree in Environmental Science. 

 

Women's Volleyball

SARAH STUART

Signed December 11, 2019

Framingham, Massachusetts

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Stuart competed on the Bean Town Elite Girls Volleyball club team where she was an eight-time Gold Bracket winner through two years of competition. Stuart is undecided on her degree path when arrived at NVU-Johnson.

 

 

Women's Triathlon

MOLLY JOHNSON

Signed December 3, 2019

Exeter, New Hampshire

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

When arrived at NVU-Johnson, Molly plans to pursue a degree in Physical Therapy. In 2015 and 2017 Johnson received the coaches award for the Gould Academy ski-team. Molly Johnson is a student-athlete at Exeter High School and in 2016 received the Scholar Athlete Award for the Exeter High School ski team and received the same award for soccer in 2019.Johnson was also the recipient of the Blue Hawk Coaches Award in 2019 for her performance on the soccer field.

 

 

 Women's Soccer

ISABELLA MASI

Signed November 20, 2019

Saint Johnsville, New York

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

When arrived at NVU-Johnson, Masi will pursue a degree in psychology with a minor in biology. Throughout her high school career Isabella Masi received numerous accolades being named Second Team All-Conference in 2016 and only improving in the years ahed. In 2017, Massi was named captain of the Oppenheim-Ephratah-St.Johnsville varsity girls soccer team and received First Team All-Conference honors, Honorable Mention All-State and in 2018 was named All-State and First Team All-Conference for the second time in her career. 

 

 

2019 Recruiting Class

Men's Soccer

AIBEK ALLAN BIJANOV

Signed August 13, 2019

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Aibek is a late addition to the Badgers roster and completes a two-man international recruiting effort for this years class of 2019 commitments. Aibek hails from Tashkent, Uzbekistan originally. He spent several years in Spain playing in the Spanish academies for Lavente UD (parent club in the Spanish top division of La Liga) where he was a left defender and midfielder. Aibek is the second player in the class who has played in Spain.

 

 

Men's Basketball

BRAXTON BENVENUTI

Signed July 18, 2019

Miami, Florida

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

A transfer from Rainy River Community College in International Falls, Minnestoa. Benvenuti led his team to one of the most successful seasons in school history while earning a bid to the post season tournament. He will bring veteran leadership to the Badgers in the 2019-2020 season.

 

 

 

Men's Basketball

KIYL MACK

Signed July 17, 2019

Chester, Pennsylvania

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

A member of the Archbishop Carroll varsity basketball team. Mack was named to the All-Delaware County team in his final season.

 

 

 

Women's Soccer

RACHEL BELLAVANCE

Signed July 5, 2019

Walden, Vermont

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

A co-captain and member of the Hazen Union High School girls varsity soccer program, Bellavance comes to NVU-Johnson with the intent to study Health Sciences. This past year, Bellavance was the recipient of the MENSCH award at Hazen Union High School. The MENSCH award is awarded to a student who shows integrity, respect for others and who does the right thing no matter how difficult the situation.

 

 

 

Men's Basketball

FLOYD DAVIS

Signed June 21, 2019

Riverdale, Georgia

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

A native of Riverdale, Georgia and a transfer from the College of Saint Joseph located in Rutland, Vermont, Davis will make an immediate impact for the Badgers this upcoming season. Throughout his career, Davis was a National Association of Christian Athletes All-Tournament team selection and a two-time All-State Selection in the state of Georgia.

 

 

Women's Soccer

LAURYN HOLSOPPLE

Signed June 18, 2019

Milton, Vermont

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Throughout her career at Milton, Holsopple was a two-time Division II state champion and in her senior season was named to the All-Lake Division Second Team honors. Outside of competing for the Milton Yellow Jackets, Holsopple is currently in her sixth season with Queen City Football Club. Holsopple was named the first QCITYZEN for the club on March 18, 2019. The award is given to an athlete that work with the community and embody the Queen City vision.

 

 

 

 

Women's Track and Field

ALYSSA CLONEY

Signed June 18, 2019

Barton, Vermont

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Alyssa Cloney a native of Barton, Vermont and a product of the Lake Region Union High School girls track and field team. Cloney plan to pursue a degree in Pre-Medicine when arrived at NVU-Johnson. 

 

 

 

Men's Soccer

KASHIEF BROOKS

Signed June 15, 2019

Kingston, Jamaica

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Brooks comes to Northern Vermont University-Johnson from the state of Connecticut where he had an impressive high school career at Ansonia High School. Kashief returns home for the summers to play with the Duhaney Park FC Academy in Jamaica. The club is a well know team as its top level senior team competes in the KSAFA Super League. He was named to the Connecticut Association of Public Schools All-Copper Division team for his performance on the field. 

 

 

 

Women's Triathlon

 JACQUELINE McCULLOUGH

Signed June 10, 2019

Platteview, Nebraska

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Throughout her high school career competing for Platteview High School, McCullough competed in the Nebraska state cross country meet in 2015, 2016, and 2018. Being named to the all-conference team in 2015. On the track, McCullough was the Class B Track State Runner up in 2019 and competed in states throughout her four-year high school career. McCullough earned top honors in the 4x1 and won the Class B State Championship. When McCullough arrives to NVU-Johnson this fall she will pursue a degree in either Sport Psychology or Outdoor Education. Throughout her high school career, she was named to Honor Roll in 2015, Merit Roll in 2016 and was a member of the Spanish Club from 2016-2018.

Women's Soccer

ALLISON IRONS

Signed June 1, 2019

Fair Haven, Vermont

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Irons comes to NVU-Johnson from Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont. Irons is a native of Fair Haven, Vermont and played her high school soccer at Fair Haven Union High School. When arrived at NVU-Johnson, Irons will be beginning her junior year as a student-athlete and will pursue a degree in Journalism with a minor in Philosophy. During her time at Green Mountain College, Irons was awarded the Scholar-Athlete Award in the fall of 2018 for achieving a 3.6 GPA.

 

 

 

Men's Basketball

JAYMES SAVAGE

Signed May 24, 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Savage, a captain of the Sankofa Freedom Academy boys' varsity basketball team has a polished resume on the basketball court winning three 1A City Championships and was also crowned the 1A State Championship. Savage intends to pursue a degree in Business Management at NVU-Johnson.

 

 

 

Men's Volleyball

JASON MADRID

Signed May 22, 2019

Aurora, Colorado

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Madrid was a student at Eaglecrest High School and will pursue a degree in Special Education when arrived at NVU-Johnson.

 

Men's Basketball

GEORGE SPANOS

Signed May 21, 2019

Garden City, New York

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

George Spanos comes to Northern Vermont University-Johnson from Garden City, NY. Spanos played his club AAU basketball for Hoop Lyfe AAU Basketball Club and Long Island Lightning AAU. Spanos intends to pursue a degree in Political Science and History.

 

Men's Basketball

MAMADOU N'DIAYE

Signed May 21, 2019

Prince George, Maryland

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

N'Diaye was a member of the Potomac High School boys' varsity basketball team. During the off season, N'Diaye competed on the AAU circuit with AHoops and Team Rampage. A 6'5 forward who will add depth in the frontcourt for the Badgers.

 

Men's Basketball

SAMUEL STEPHENS

Signed May 21, 2019

Gaithersburg, Maryland

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Stephens is from Gaithersburg, Maryland and was a member of the boys' varsity basketball team at Gaithersburg High School. The 5'7 guard will provide a scoring punch for the Badgers this upcoming season. Stephens will transfer from Norwich University to attend NVU-Johnson.

 

Men's Soccer

CARTER BLAIN

Signed May 19, 2019

Thetford, Vermont

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Carter Blain is a hard-working defender who has a strong motor.  He is a tireless worker.  In addition to playing Varsity Soccer, he also played basketball at Thetford Academy. Carter played his club soccer with the Lightning Soccer Club in the New England Premiership out of New Hampshire.

 

 

Men's Soccer

SILAS LOWENTHAL

Signed May 19, 2019

Hardwick, Vermont

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Silas Lowenthal comes to the Badgers program from close by in Hardwick, Vermont where he was a three-year member of the varsity boys' soccer team at Hazen Union High School. While at Hazen, he also played on the basketball team and is an avid skier. In his senior season, Lownthal earned All-Mountain Division First Team Honors.

 

Women's Volleyball

ALEESIA SMITH

Signed May 18, 2019

Aurora, Colorado

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Smith was a member of the Future Business Leaders of America, National Honor Society and a competing member of the Distributive Education Clubs of America. Smith earned a 4.3 grade point average in her final year of school. Smith played her club volleyball for Relentless Volleyball Club for six years and was a member of the  Vista Peak Prep women's volleyball team.

 

Softball

KATRINA FOX

Signed May 15, 2019

Johnson City, New York

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Fox was a member of the Johnson City varsity softball team for five years, while also competing for the Conklin Raiders and STPS Ponies in the offseason. Fox received All-Conference honors twice in her high school career while also being named as a top player in her division. Fun Fact: Katrina is the younger sister of Head Coach Stacey Fox. 

 

Men's Basketball

LOGAN WRIGHT

Signed May 15, 2019

Randolph, Vermont

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Wright was a member of the Randolph Union High School boys varsity basketball team. Wright will pursue a degree in Business with a concentration of Sports Managment at NVU-Johnson.

 

 

Men's Basketball

DYLAN YOUNG

Signed May 13, 2019

Lyndonville, Vermont

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Young was a standout player at Lyndon Institute being named to the Caledonia Dream Dozen. In his senior campaign Young was named to the Vermont Basketball Coaches Association North/South All-Star game. Off the court, Young has received honors in the classroom being named to the National Art Honor Society (NAHS), National Honor Society (NHS) and was a school student council member representing his graduation class.

 

Men's Soccer

GEORGE GIRGIS

Signed May 11, 2019

Frisco, Texas

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Played at a high level of club in the greater Dallas area, he competes for Ayses 00 Gold in the North Texas Soccer Association. A member of the varsity boys team at Frisco Independence High School. Previously, Girgis has also played at the club level in Texas for Liverpool FC.  Girgis looks to add tenacity and speed to the Badger midfield.

 

 

Men's Basketball

DASHAUN ARCHER

Signed May 8, 2019

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Dashaun Archer is a 6'4 guard. Throughout Archer's career he has accumulated multiple athletic honors, being named as a Lancaster-Lebanon League All-Star selection. Early in his career he was a Second Team All-League selection and was the recipient of Defensive Player of the Year for Annville-Cleona High School.

 

 

Men's Soccer

MARQUISS CRUZ

Signed May 2, 2019

Portland, Orgegon

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

 A senior this year at Sandy High School, Cruz has been a 4-sport Varsity athlete.  On the soccer pitch, Cruz had a fantastic final year with 18 goals for the Pioneers where he served as captain in the midfield.  His offensive output earned him team awards of MVP and Best Offensive Player for Sandy as the teams leading goal scorer.  In addition to playing soccer in the fall, Cruz was also a talented kicker for the football team at Sandy.  In High School, at the Varsity level, Cruz has also run track and played on the Tennis team.  On the club circuit, he plays in the prestigious Timbers organization for the West Coast.  He has competed for more than half a decade with the Eastside Timbers of the Portland area. 

 

Men's Soccer

NICHOLAS MOSES

Signed May 1, 2019

Thetford, Vermont

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Moses is a speedy forward/midfielder who has a knack for scoring goals.  During his junior season, he netted 14 goals and followed that up with an 18-goal output during his senior season this past Fall. Moses was a All-Capital Division selection the past two seasons. In the summer, he competes with other players from the Upper Valley on Touchline SC based out of New Hampshire.

 

Men's Volleyball

DOMINIC PHELPS

Signed April 29, 2019

Lyndonville, Vermont

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Phelps a product of Lyndonville, Vermont, will pursue a degree in Business with a concentration in Sports Management. Phelps made it to the Vermont State Finals in the 2018-2019 season and was named as a First Team All-State selection in the 2018-2019 season.

 

Women's Basketball

HALIE TILLOTSON

Signed April 29, 2019

Peacham, Vermont

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Tillotson was a member of the Danville High School girls varsity basketball program. Throughout her career Tillotson earned All-League Mountain Division honors. In her senior season, she was selected for the Vermont Basketball Coaches Association North/South All-Star game.

 

Women's Track & Field / Women's Basketball

CHEYANN TOOMAN

Signed April 26, 2019

Whitehall, Montana

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Multi-sport athlete in high school, Tooman has competed in the 100-meter, 200-meter, long jump, javelin, shot put and discus throughout her track and field career. Tooman plans to pursue a degree in Music Education when she arrives at NVU-Johnson. For the Badgers, Tooman will add depth in the front court. 

 

Women's Volleyball

MASON LORES

Signed April 23, 2019

Englewood, Colorado

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Lores has two 4-year varsity letters in both Volleyball and Tennis at Englewood High School. In her senior season she was the captain of both programs. Lores plans on pursuing a degree in Business Administration when enrolled at NVU-Johnson.

 

Women's Basketball

KIANA JOHNSON

Signed April 23, 2019

Thetford, Vermont

Prior to NVU-Johnosn...

Kiana was a three-year selection for the Dream Dozen award that is awarded to the top twelve underclassmen in Division III and Division IV. When Kiana was a member of the Chelsea Red Devils Varsity Girls program she was a three-time selection for the Central Vermont League All-League team. In her final season at Thetford Academy Kiana as named to the Capital Division First Team All-League and was selected for the Vermont Basketball Coaches Association North/South All-Star Game. In her career, Kiana eclipsed the 1000-point plateau and finished her career with 1,119 points. 

 

Men's Soccer

ADRIAN POPOWYCZ

Signed April 21, 2019

McLean, Virginia

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Adrian comes to Northern Vermont University with a plethora of playing experiences across the East Coast and abroad.  Adrian played for many years as a starter for his club team, Bruno United FC in Rhode Island.  Most recently in 2017, the team won the New England Premiership, and clinched a victory in the Rhode Island US Club Soccer State Cup advancing to Nationals.  In addition, Adrian has competed with the Rhode Island ODP team.  He also spent time playing abroad in England as he participated in the Chelsea FC Development Program in their EPL Youth Academy.  On the high school circuit, Adrian currently plays for Langley High School in Virginia as he recently moved to the area.  

 

 

Women's Basketball

KLAIRE WARE

Signed April 15, 2019

Fairfax, Vermont

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Klaire transfers to NVU-Johnson from Plymouth State University. Ware plauyed her AAU basketball for Next Level Athletics under Head Coach Kerry Lyons. 

 

 

Women's Soccer 

MAGGIE EGAN

Signed April 15, 2019

Sugar Hill, New Hampshire

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Maggie was a member of the Profile School varsity girls soccer team. She will pursue a degree in Business Administration at NVU-Johnson.

 

Men's Volleyball

ANDREW MIKA

Signed April 12, 2019

Clifton Park, New York

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Andrew Mika was a member of the Shenendehowa High School varsity volleyball team. He played his club volleyball with the Capital Sliders. Mika has an approach touch of 11' and he can block at a height of 10 feet 8 inches. 

 

Women's Basketball

HANNAH ANGOLANO

Signed April 11, 2019

Jericho, Vermont

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Hannah was a member of the Varsity Girls Basketball program at Mount Mansfield Union High School. She was awarded the Tristin Southworth Award by the Vermont Basketball Coaches Association in 2019.

 

Women's Basketball

 

 

MADDIE HOUSE

Signed April 8, 2019

Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Maddie was a four year member and captain of the Point Pleasant Beach High School Varsity girls basketball progam. Maddie brings a sense of leadership and passion for the game of basketball and will be an impact for the Badgers in 2019-2020.

 

Women's Soccer

MADDIE HOUSE

Signed April 8, 2019

Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Maddie was a member of the Point Pleasant Beach High School Varsity girls soccer program. Maddie's talent along with athleticism, desire and strong leadership will provide an immediate impact for the NVU-Johnson women's soccer program.

 

Women's Basketball

 

JOHANNA KOLOK

Signed April 1, 2019

Guard/ Jericho, Vermont

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Jojo was a member of the Mount Mansfield High School Varsity Girls basketball team. Her ability to shoot the ball and her fierce competitiveness are both attributes that will help her excel at the next level. 

 

 

Men's Soccer

COLE NELSON

Signed March 29, 2019

Goalkeeper/ Amsterdam, New York

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Cole Nelson joins the roster from the Amsterdam, New York hailing from Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons where he was Captain of the Varsity team. While at ND-BG he was a two time Section II All-Star amassing impressive percentage statistics as he was in the Top 10 in Section II in 2017 and 2018 for save percentage. In addition, over his three-year Varsity career as a starter he accumulated over 500 saves. On the club circuit, Nelson played most recently for Rotterdam United.

Men's Soccer 

JACK BATTISTONI

Signed March 18, 2019

Forward,Midfield/ Milton, Vermont

Prior to NVU-Johnson...

Jack Battistoni was a member of the Milton Yellowjackets. Jack in his senior season, made it to the Vermont Division II State Championship. He has competed regionally for many years with the Far Post Soccer Club.

 

Women's Volleyball

PORSCHE JOHNSON 

Signed February 22, 2019

Middle Blocker/ Dallas, Texas

Prior to NVU-Johnson ...

Porsche Johnson was a member of the Woodrow Wilson High School women's volleyball team and played her club volleyball for Blocksport. During her high school career, she earned 2nd Team All-District in 2017. In 2018, Johnson earned 1st Team All-District Honors and was named the team Most Valuable Player. Concluding her senior season Johnson was named Best Newcomer of the Year. 

 

Men's Soccer

ZACHARY BLASER

Signed February 16, 2019

Goalkeeper/ Sicily, Italy

Prior to NVU-Johnson ...

Zachary Blaser currently plays for the Viginia Legacy Soccer Club. Blaser played many years overseas in Spain and Germany for various clubs, most recently FC Amberg (Germany) and SpvGG Weiden (Germany). During that time overseas, he was a league champion in Spain with C.D Rota (2015) and a runner up with FC Amberg (2017). Additionally, Zachary competed in Europe as a goalkeeper selection in the ODP system. During his time in Europe, Zachary was awarded the Golden Gloves award in 2015 with C.D. Rota and was Golden Gloves runner-up in 2017 with FC Amberg. 

 

Women's Basketball

DEVYN THOMPSON

Signed February 4, 2019

Guard/ Waldorf, Maryland

Prior to NVU-Johnson ... 

Devyn Thompson was a member of the North Point High School girls' varsity program in Maryland. Thompson also played AAU with the SOMD Spartans. At NVU-Johnson, Thompson will be majoring in secondary education with a concentration in English.

 

Women's Basketball 

LEXI WELCH

Signed February 4, 2019

Guard/ Lancaster, New Hampshire

Prior to NVU-Johnson ...

Welch was a four-year varsity player at White Mountain Regional High School and a three-year starter. Welch was a member of the Twin State Lady Panthers AAU team. Lexi Welch plans to pursue a degree as a dual major in accounting and business administration.

 

Women's Volleyball

 ASHLEY EMERY

Signed February 1, 2019

Middle Blocker / Glenwood Springs, CO

Prior to NVU-Johnson ...

Emery was a member of the Glenwood Springs High School team, United Volleyball Club of the Rockies and the United 18 National Team. Over her senior year for Glenwood Springs High School Ashley hit .225 with 163 kills on 426 attempts. In 79 sets she tallied 52 blocks, 45 aces, and 87 digs. Ashley connected on 87.9% of her serves and earned an ace on 14.5% of her serves.

 

Women's Volleyball

LAUREN HAVILL

Signed January 25, 2019

Outside Hitter/ Haymarket, Virginia 

Prior to NVU-Johnson ...

Transfer from Northern Virginia Community College. During her time with the Nighthawks, Havill finished sixth all-time in career kills (320), fifth in attacks (1,011) and ninth in points (354.5).  She finished her sophomore season 14th in Region, Ranked in the top 20 in kills (145), 25th in kills per set (1.58) and 20th in points (161.5). 

 

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