Stonehill Holds Annual Academic Excellence Recognition Breakfast

2013 St. Thomas Aquinas Medal recipients (l-r): Chris Martin, Paige Frost, Michael Hogan, Christian Baglini, Dana Borges, Erin Kelly, Ryan Blicker, Amy Pelletier, Angela Moskwa, Kristen Stachnik, Samantha Lindquist, Kelly Gouveia, Allison Nagle and Cassandra McGill. Missing: Trent Fontanella, George Georgaklis, Elizabeth LaRegina and Erin Rielly (attending track meet) and Timothy Caniff (studying abroad).


19 student-athletes receive St. Thomas Aquinas medals
Timothy Woodcock earns Outstanding Faculty Member Award


Assistant Professor of Mathematics Timothy Woodcock received the athletic department's Outstanding Faculty Member Award.

EASTON, Mass. (April 5, 2013) - Stonehill College held its annual Academic Excellence Recognition Breakfast at Alumni Hall this morning. The event is the signature event for the College in recognition of National Student-Athlete Week as administrators, faculty and athletic staff presented St. Thomas Aquinas medals as well as its Outstanding Faculty Member Award.

The event honors student-athletes from Stonehill’s 20 varsity programs who have the highest cumulative grade point average on their respective teams through the Fall 2012 semester. Those students are presented with St. Thomas Aquinas, Patron Saint of Students, Medals. Of the 19 medal recipients today, six are repeat honorees, with seniors Dana Borges (Taunton, Mass./Coyle & Cassidy), from the ice hockey program, Paige Frost (Brigantine, N.J./Holy Spirit), from the women’s tennis team and Erin Kelly (Tinley Park, Ill./Marist), from the volleyball program, finishing their career by being honored at their third breakfast.

In addition, junior Catie Kelly (Medfield, Mass./Medfield), vice chairperson of Stonehill's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, presented the athletic department's Outstanding Faculty Member Award to Timothy Woodcock, ‘93, Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Stonehill.

Woodcock is a former track and field athlete at Stonehill who teaches Calculus I and II, Basic Quantitative Techniques, Linear Algebra and Combinatorics and Graph Theory at the College. He is a non-resident doctoral candidate in mathematics at the University of Virginia. Prior to his appointment at Stonehill, Woodcock was a high school mathematics teacher in Western Massachusetts. His research interests include the interplay between algebra and combinatorics; finding new combinatorial insights into old problems. Woodcock is part of a project that recently received Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship funding from the National Science Foundation, the largest grant in Stonehill’s history.


Earning St. Thomas Aquinas Medals were:

Christian Baglini (Milford, Conn./Notre Dame), Sophomore, Baseball

Ryan Blicker (Hastings, N.Y./Hastings), Junior, Men’s Basketball

Dana Borges (Taunton, Mass./Coyle & Cassidy), Senior, Ice Hockey***

Timothy Caniff (Billerica, Mass./Billerica), Junior, Men’s Soccer

Trent Fontanella (Pelham, N.H./Bishop Guertin), Junior, Men’s Cross Country/Track & Field

Paige Frost (Brigantine, N.J./Holy Spirit), Senior, Women’s Tennis***

George Georgaklis (Westwood, Mass./Westwood), Junior, Men’s Track & Field

Kelly Gouveia (Dartmouth, Mass./Dartmouth), Junior, Field Hockey**

Michael Hogan (Westborough, Mass./St. John’s of Shrewsbury), Sophomore, Football

Erin Kelly (Tinley Park, Ill./Marist), Senior, Volleyball***

Elizabeth LaRegina (New Fairfield, Conn./New Fairfield), Junior, Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field

Samantha Lindquist (West Bridgewater, Mass./West Bridgewater), Senior, Equestrian

Christopher Martin (Darien, Conn./Darien), Senior, Men’s Tennis**

Cassandra McGill (Westborough, Mass./Westborough), Sophomore, Women’s Lacrosse

Angela Moskwa (West Suffield, Conn./Suffield), Junior, Softball**

Allison Nagle (Mansfield, Mass./Mansfield), Senior, Women’s Soccer

Amy Pelletier (Beverly, Mass./Bishop Fenwick), Sophomore, Women’s Basketball

Erin Rielly (Burlington, Mass./Burlington), Sophomore, Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field

Kristen Stachnik (Westhampton, N.Y./Westhampton Beach), Junior, Equestrian


Number of years honored marked with asterisks