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The Bearcat Beat: Volleyball, soccer, tennis stars earn CUNYAC All-Star honors


The CUNY Athletic Conference All-Stars have been announced for the fall 2018 season, and there was no shortage of Baruch Bearcats who received awards for their contributions to their respective teams this season.

Cross-country had two runners achieve high honors within the CUNYAC.

For the women, senior Wendy Gonzalez was named the CUNYAC Women’s Runner of the Year after finishing first place among all runners in the CUNYAC Finals.

The long-distance runner helped carry the women’s team all year, and the award is well-deserved.

Senior Eleanor Watson was named to the All-Sportsmanship Team for her second straight year.

Watson is also a CUNYAC All-Star and finished in the top 15 at the CUNYAC Finals.

For the men, freshman Noah Bloomberg was named CUNYAC Rookie of the Year.

He was named the CUNYAC Rookie of the Week twice during the 2018 season and finished in the top 10 at the CUNYAC Finals.

Sophomore Victor Carrano was named an All-Star after his 11th place finish at the conference finals.

His strong performance helped propel Baruch to a third place finish.

Finally, junior Luis Aquino was named to CUNYAC’s All-Sportsmanship Team.

The women’s tennis team had three athletes recognized for their hard work during the season.

Senior Grace Graham was named to the CUNYAC First Team and the All-Sportsmanship Team for her second time.

Graham competed in the first singles flight of her matches, where she finished with a 5-4 record for the year and a record of 6-5 in doubles.

Freshman Lauren Kraker and sophomore Lejla Redzematovic were voted to the CUNYAC Second Team.

Kraker competed in the second flight of singles, where she finished 7-3 with a 6-4 record in doubles.

Redzematovic was 8-3 in singles and 6-6 in doubles during her second year.

Women’s volleyball also saw three players earn honors for their season.

First, junior and first-year Bearcat Anita Sengara was voted to the CUNYAC First Team All-Stars.

Sengara finished the year with 10 or more kills in 20 different matches and recorded a Baruch women’s volleyball record with a 35-kill match.

Sophomore Stella Chung recorded eight kills in 16 different matches, as well as 10 digs in 10 different matches.

For her impressive performance, the team’s captain received CUNYAC Second Team All-Star honors.

Freshman Young Gi Go was named to the All-Sportsmanship Team.

Finally, five members of the CUNYAC champion men’s soccer team were recognized for their efforts on the pitch this season.

Rookie sensation Javier Arellano Crespo received First Team All-Star recognition for his incredible breakout year.

Crespo finished with 15 points coming in the form of three assists and six goals, two of which were game winners.

Cormac Foley, Jacob Gorodetsky and Stanley Goldberg all received Second Team All-Star recognition, while Bakary Kida was named to the All-Sportsmanship Team.

Editor's Note: Grace Graham is a copy editor for The Ticker.

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