SSAC names 15 Badgers to fall semester All-Academic teams

Wed, 10/24/2012 - 4:15pm

NORCROSS, Ga. – The Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) has announced that 15 Spring Hill College student-athletes from all five fall semester sports have earned selection to the 2012 SSAC All-Academic teams.

The volleyball team placed five student-athletes on the list with men’s soccer, women’s soccer and men’s cross country each adding three members. Women’s cross country had one representative.

Winners listed by name, class, position, hometown and major:


  • Megan Haber, sophomore, middle hitter, Lillian, Ala., Accounting
  • Sami Hantak, redshirt freshman, right side hitter, St. Louis, Mo., Business
  • Maddie LaForge, sophomore, outside hitter, New Orleans, La., Psychology
  • Sami Maurer, sophomore, outside hitter, St. Louis, Mo., Graphic Design
  • Taryn Nash, junior, setter, Independence, Mo., International Studies

Men’s Soccer

  • Esteban Angel, sophomore, midfielder, Guayaquil, Ecuador, Business
  • Nick Lick, junior, midfielder, Elizabethtown, Ky., Biology
  • Nick Smith, sophomore, midfielder, Huntsville, Ala., undeclared

Women’s Soccer

  • Molly Cowley, junior, defender, Jefferson City, Mo., Elementary Education
  • Tatiana Gonzalez, sophomore defender, Ocean Springs, Miss., Biology
  • Carolina Tejera, sophomore, midfielder, Ft. Myers, Fla., Nursing

Men’s Cross Country

  • Conner Kirkikis, sophomore, Kenner, La., Pre-Med
  • Eric Mooney, junior, Willoughby Hills, Ohio, Finance
  • John Russell, sophomore, Cullman, Ala., Chemistry (Pre-Med)

Women’s Cross Country

  • Payton Tanner, senior, Fairhope, Ala., Integrated Communications