Four Swarthmore Student-Athletes Named to Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team; Coleman and Maxted Named Performers of the Year
PHILADELPHIA - Four Swarthmore student-athletes
- Jacob Phillips '13 of the men's cross country team, Peter Maxted
'14 of the men's soccer team and Allie Coleman '13 and Kat
Montemurro '13 of the volleyball team - have been named to the
Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Teams for their
respective sports. Additionally, Maxted and Coleman have been
selected as Academic All-Area Performers of the Year for their
Coleman and Maxted's selection as Performers of the Year in their sports marks the 12th and 13th time that a Swarthmore student-athlete has received the accolade and the first since Kathryn Stockbower '11 in 2011. Coleman and Maxted join David D'Annunzio '11 (men's soccer in 2010), Stockbower '11 (women's basketball in 2010 and 2011), Rachel Wallwork '10 (women's tennis in 2009 and 2010), Caitlin Mullarkey '09 (track & field in 2009, women's soccer in 2008), Erin Heaney '09 (volleyball in 2008), Ian McCormick '08 (men's basketball in 2008), Frank Mazzucco '08 (men's lacrosse in 2008), Vernon Chaplin '07 (cross country in 2006), Eric Zwick '07 (golf in 2006) and Heyman-Kantor '06 (men's soccer in 2005) as Performer of the Year honorees.
In order to be eligible for the All-Star team, an athlete must be of sophomore athletic standing, have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better, and be a starter or key reserve. The teams are voted on by the Philadelphia area sports information directors (Philly-SIDA).
Coleman (Palo Alto, Calif./Palo Alto) is an All-Area selection for the third time in her career and Performer of the Year for the first time. The team's primary setter, Coleman left her mark on the Garnet volleyball record book with a memorable senior season. Coleman broke the program's career assist record of 3,199 established by Emily Conlon (2002-05) after averaging 8.14 assists per set for the season. A first-team All-Centennial Conference First Team honoree, she averaged 2.46 digs per set in 2012 and finished just shy of 1,000 digs for her career (951). A three-time Capital One/Cosida Academic All-District selection, Coleman is the first Swarthmore volleyball player named Academic All-Area Performer of the Year since Erin Heaney in 2008.
Maxted (Port Washington, N.Y. / Paul Schreiber) is on the All-Area team for the first time in his career. Maxted (Port Washington, N.Y. / Paul Schreiber) won the starting job in goal early in the season and never looked back, recording eight shutouts and allowing just 10 goals all season for an .861 save percentage and a 0.54 goals-against average. Maxted's goals-against average ranks fourth in program history for a single-season. Thanks to his stellar performance on the field and in the classroom, Maxted was named to the Capital One Academic All-America Division III Men's Soccer First Team, the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division III Men's All-America Second Team, and the All-Centennial Conference First Team.
Phillips (Fort Wayne, Ind./Canterbury School) is on the All-Area cross country team for the second consecutive year. Phillips finished his Garnet career on a high note with a 57th place finish at the NCAA Division III Men's Cross Country Championship (25:22.4). Phillips finished 15th at the NCAA Mideast Regional Meet (25:59.0) and seventh at the Centennial Conference Championship Meet (25:20.3), becoming the first Swarthmore men's cross country runner to make the All-Centennial Conference team since 2003.
Montemurro (Bogota, N.J. / Bergen County Academics) is an All-Area selection for the first time in her career. A three-time All-Centennial Conference and three-time Centennial Academic Honor Roll honoree, Montemurro averaged 3.16 kills per set during her senior season. Montemurro reached the 1,000-kill mark during a 3-0 victory at Muhlenberg in October to become just the fourth in program history to eclipse the mark. She has proven to be a tenacious all-around player, as she currently ranks fourth all-time in career kills (1,073), fifth for career kills per set (2.76) and fifth in career service aces (165).