FREDONIA, N.Y. — The Fredonia chapter of Chi Alpha Sigma welcomed 27 new members during a Sunday ceremony at the Williams Center.
Dr. Eileen Lyon, a Fredonia faculty member and the Facutly Athletic Representative, and Director of Athletics Greg Prechtl, conducted the induction prior of the annual parents’ reception prior to the Athletics Gala. Each of the recipients — all seniors — was introduced and received cords from Mr. Prechtl and certificates from Dr. Lyon.
Prior to the induction ceremony, senior Quinn Danahy (Buffalo, N.Y./Bishop Timon-St. Jude) of the baseball team and senior Mike Biggane (Amherst, N.Y./Sweet Home) of the men’s soccer team offered comments about their experiences as Blue Devil student-athletes.
This year’s inductees were:
Tatianna Baker (Perry, N.Y./Caledonia-Mumford) of women’s cheerleading;
Taylor Bourne (Calgary, Alberta/Bowness) of men’s ice hockey;
Dan Cecilia (Utica, N.Y./Whitesboro) of baseball;
Alex Crise (Fredonia, N.Y./Fredonia) of men’s cross country/track & field
Quinn Danahy (Buffalo, N.Y./Bishop Timon-St. Jude) of baseball;
Katie Devine (Clarence, N.Y./Clarence) of women’s basketball;
Kelly Edinger (Rochester, N.Y./Greece Athena) of women’s volleyball;
Lindsey Forness (Allegany, N.Y./Allegany-Limestone) of softball;
Julie Foster (Rochester, N.Y./Penfield) of women’s cheerleading;
Kevin Geiser (Corning, N.Y./Notre Dame) of men’s track & field;
Alexander Grace (Bemus Point, N.Y./Maple Grove) of men’s basketball;
Michelle Hale (Lockport, N.Y./Starpoint) of women’s soccer;
Lauren Kotas (Lancaster, N.Y./Lancaster) of women’s cross country;
Kim Lotocki (Hamburg, N.Y./Frontier) of softball;
Victoria McMahon (Rochester, N.Y./Irondequoit) of women’s cheerleading;
Vincent Melia (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip) of men’s cross country;
Laura Morrison (Wethersfieold, Conn./Wethersfield) of women’s cross country/track & field;
Collin Mulcahy (Batavia, N.Y./Batavia) of men’s cross country/track & field;
Paulina Rein (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) of women’s volleyball;
Samantha Rokos (Delanson, N.Y./Duanesburg) of women’s swimming & diving;
Izzy Simon (Macedon, N.Y./Penfield) of softball;
Ally Tatro (Fairport, N.Y./Fairport) of women’s soccer;
Audrey Valle (Fairport, N.Y./Fairport) of women’s cheerleading;
Ryan Wilkinson (Calgary, Alberta/St. Albert Catholic) of men’s hockey;
Jamirah Williams-Johnson (Albany, N.Y./Catholic Central) of women’s cheerleading;
Jessica Young (Port Allegany, Pa./Southwestern) of women’s tennis.
Chi Alpha Sigma is a nonprofit organization established to recognize college student-athletes who, among other criteria, maintain a 3.4 or higher cumulative GPA throughout their junior and senior years. The Honor Society encourages and rewards high academic scholarship of college athletes at four-year accredited colleges and universities and also promotes good citizenship, moral character, and friendship among high academic achievers in college athletics. Inductees have also provided mentorship and leadership to other student-athletes within the athletics program.