The City Univeristy of New York Athletics Conference has named Cross Country and women’s tennis all stars for the fall 2010 season. Shantel Peters was named to the Women’s Cross Country All Star team while Qing Li, Ilona Stoyko, Gabriella Villarruel and Yelena Rasporskaya were named to the Women’s Tennis All Star team.
Peters, a sophomore runner from Brooklyn, New York, tallied two top ten finishes this season out of the three she has participated in. On October 3, in the Lehman’s 5K Invitational, Peters placed 8th with a time of 21.24.34. On October 15, she participated in the New Jersey City University Invitational where she placed 3rd finishing with a time of 24.21. In the CSI Invitational, a 6K run, she crossed the finish line tenth with a time of 27:32.84. In the CUNYAC Championship a week later, Peters was awarded a medal for her 12th place finish timing in at 27.35.
For women’s cross country, Runner of the Year was awarded to Jacklyn Henderson of Hunter, Rookie of the Year was given to Sabrina Washington of Brooklyn, Coach of the Year was awarded to Ed Zarowin of Hunter and the sportsmanship award was given to Lizzy Mahoney also of Hunter.
Seeded second in the CUNYAC Post Season Tournament and finishing 11-6 overall and 8-1 CUNYAC, the women’s tennis team had a great 2010 season. Li, Stoyko and Villarruel were named to the first team of all stars while Rasporskaya was honored on the list of second team all stars.
Also named September’s CUNYAC Scholar Athlete of the Month, Li held a 9-5 singles record at the No 3 and 4 spot and a 10-6 doubles record. Alongside teammates Demi-Jean Martorano, Nancy Almazo and Villarruel, her doubles record was flawless. Winning CUNYAC Rookie of the Week on two occasions this season, Stoyko has been a standout for the Dolphins. She held an 11-5 record in the No. 2 singles with an 8-1 CUNYAC record. At No. 1 doubles, Stoyko and Villarruel marked an 8-5 overall record and dropping just one match in the CUNYAC. Four year senior, Villarruel has owned the No. 1 singles spot for CSI since her freshman year. This season she finished with an 11-6 record and 8-1 in conference play. She also held an 11-6 doubles record. Also a senior, Rasporskaya had an undefeated 9-0 record in conference singles. After dropping her first two matches of the season in singles she went on a 10-0 winning streak to finish 10-2 overall. The senior’s doubles record was 6-1 in CUNY and 7-4 overall.
Player of the Year in women’s tennis was awarded to Epraksi Yushkova of Hunter while Rookie of the Year was given to Jane Selegean also of Hunter. York’s Greg Jackson was name Coach of the Year and Giselle Strachan of Medgar Evers was honored with the Sportsmanship Award.