MADISON, N.J. – Four Susquehanna student-athletes – two males and two females - were named to the Landmark Conference All-Academic Team.
Senior men’s soccer player Brandon Eisenhart (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Mechanicsburg) and junior cross country runner Joe Zamadics (West Chester, Pa./West Chester East) were the Crusaders’ male representatives, while senior field hockey player Julia Amendola (Mountain Top, Pa./Bishop Hoban) and junior soccer player Samantha Price (Minersville, Pa./Selinsgrove Area) were the SU female student-athletes named to the list.
Two male and two female student-athletes from each of the eight Landmark institutions were selected to the team which honors individuals who have excelled athletically and academically. Nominees must have competed in any of the Landmark fall sports, be of sophomore standing or higher and maintain a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.
Eisenhart, a four-year letterwinner for the Crusaders, appeared in 74 games over his career as a midfielder. He tallied three goals, including two game winners, along with four assists and was an all-conference player as both a junior and a senior. This marks his second All-Academic Team honor. Eisenhart is a psychology and German double major who boasts a 3.643 GPA.
Zamadics, an Economics major, has been a member of three Landmark Conference championship teams, including SU’s most recent title this past fall at which he earned a 17th-place finish. As a sophomore, he also earned all-conference honors. Zamadics has a near-perfect GPA of 3.98 and was named to the Fall Academic Honor Roll earlier this month.
Amendola’s honor comes on the heels of a career year for the senior midfielder. A four-year starter, Amendola had a personal-best six goals and 10 assists to finish her career with 15 goals and 17 assists. She was named to the 2010 Longstreth/NFHCA Division III All-South Atlantic team and was invited to play in the NFHCA Division II Senior Game. In addition, Amendola earned All-Landmark Conference First-Team recognition. A Business Administration major, Amendola currently maintains a 3.62 GPA.
Rounding out the list is Price, a junior midfielder for the Crusaders. This fall, she appeared in 18 games with eight starts and added one assist. For her career, she now has three goals and four assists in 48 games. Price, a biology major, has a GPA of 3.86 and has twice been named to the Landmark Fall Academic Honor Roll.