ATLANTA — The ASUN conference recognized the winning teams for the fall of 2022-23 on Wednesday. This team consists of one student-athlete from all 14 institutions and recognizes those who have demonstrated excellence both inside and outside the sport. Winners for Life teams are based on Education, Integrity, Student and Athlete Experience, Equity, Health, Ambition, Respect, Diversity, Inclusion, Leadership, Responsibility, and Sportsmanship. To be eligible for this award, a student-athlete must have competed in an ASUN-sponsored sport during the current academic year and have demonstrated good academic performance in college.
2022-23 ASUN Conference Fall Life Team Winner
Kelsey Mead, Austin Pea – Volleyball
Rahim SharashBellarmine – Men’s Soccer
Jerry Gutierrez, Central Arkansas – Men’s Soccer
Tucker Schroeder, Eastern Kentucky – Football
Chelsey Lockey, FGCU – Volleyball
Kariana Ayala-Drew, Jacksonville – Volleyball
Lena Kinderman, Jacksonville State – Volleyball
Kendall Higgs, Kennesaw – Women’s Soccer
Kyle Harkabus, Liberty – Men’s Cross Country
Noah Gulden, Lipscomb – Men’s Soccer
Morgan Ebert, North Alabama – Women’s Soccer
Mahalia White, North Florida – Volleyball
Jada Palmer, Queens – Women’s Football
Jakob McConnell, Stetson – Men’s Cross Country
Kelsey Mead led Austin Pea with 648 assists and 6.17 assists per set during the governor’s first season of ASUN volleyball competition. She finished the 2022 campaign ranked 11th in the conference for total assists and 15th for assists per set. Helped the government to achieve 15 overall records. Seniors with a 4.00 GPA will be volunteering at the Children’s Learning Center, cleaning up at the Florence Lauderdale Animal Shelter, donating candy to GHOST, donating food to the Can Drive, Cumberland Presbyterian Church this fall – the temperature is dropping It will be repaired and distributed to homeless people.
2022 ASUN Men’s Soccer All-Academic Team Selection, Bellarmine’s Rahim Sharash This season, he started 8 games as a night captain and participated in all 18 games. Sharash recorded his 2 assists and helped the team reach his third straight ASUN Championship semi-final. When he’s not on the pitch, Sharash has worked in the classroom as a biology/pre-medicine major where he has a 3.93 GPA. He has twice been named to his ASUN Honors Roll and was a 2022 Collegiate Sports Communicator Academic All-District Team winner. While serving as President of the SAAC, Bellarmine Sr. is also a member of the BU’s Athletics Advisory Board and conducts research in biochemistry in the summer. Sharash has also volunteered at multiple community services his events supporting boys and girls football programs, including Norton He Downtown, Nazareth Home, and Highlands Middle School.
Jerry Gutierrez led the Central Arkansas men’s soccer team to their second straight ASUN Championship Final appearance, starting in 17 games while recording three goals and an assist during the 2022 campaign. Gutierrez is a member of his UCA SAAC and has done a lot of volunteer work in the offseason with food banks in Colorado and California. UCA Junior holds a 3.26 GPA studying Criminology with a Minor in Psychology. When it comes to maintaining standards within the classroom, Gutierrez said it’s important to value every lecture and learn as much as possible. Don’t take every interaction with education for granted, whether it’s taking notes or participating in discussions. He aims to become the second person in his family to graduate from higher education.
Tucker Schroeder is the team captain and starting center for the Eastern Kentucky football team, helping the Colonel to the ASUN Championship and reach the FCS playoffs for the first time since 2014. A pair of BA in Sports Management and Sociology. A recipient of the EKU Athletic Director’s Leadership Award and a three-year member of the SAAC, Schroeder has been involved in many leadership opportunities, including on the FCA Leadership Team, Special Olympics Volunteer, and Peer Mentor for EKU Athletes on a Mission. and was recently awarded the I AM EKU Award. In the community, Schroeder volunteered to coordinate First Baptist Church’s Empty Bowl events, Special Olympics, and Tees and Touchdown events in Florida and Kentucky.
First Team All-Conference Selection Chelsea Rockies helped FGCU advance to the ASUN Volleyball Championship for the second year in a row, highlighting the All-Tournament Team as the Postseason’s Most Valuable Player. During the regular season, she was among the top five in the league in assists (1,264; 2nd), assists per set (10.80; 3rd), aces served (45; 4th), and aces per set (0.38; 6th). ranked in. She is a member of the ASUN All-Academic Team and her CSC Academic All-District and her overall GPA was 3.91. She has volunteered locally at Her Beaches Cleanup Her Initiative, Hurricane Ian Recovery, Sylvan Learning Center, and Point Inn Her Time in Southwest Florida.
Kariana Ayala-Drew has a 4.00 GPA, majored in Kinesiology, and was the first ASUN Scholar-Athlete of the Year from Jacksonville in the sport of volleyball. The Puerto Rican native Bayamon led the conference during her regular season with 5.03 digs per set, and a total of 493 digs that put her in third place. She played in her 98 of the Dolphins’ total of 108 sets that year and was named to Jacksonville University’s President’s List. Her Community Her service efforts include her beach cleanup, volunteering to walk dogs at the Jacksonville Humane Society, volunteering at the Jacksonville Youth Crisis Center, and her service as a Spanish interpreter for the Praying Pelican Missions. will be
Lena Kindermann helped return Jacksonville State to the ASUN Championship in the second season of the program’s return to ASUN Volleyball. She led her Gamecocks, ranking her second in the conference with 409 total kills, and placing her third in both kills per set (3.72) and hit percentage (.335). . In addition to being a First Her Team All Her Conference selection, she was also a member of All Her Academic Her Team, majoring in English she had a 4.00 GPA. She was also named to the College Sports Communicators’ 2022 Academic All-America her team. In her fifth grade, where she captained the team for the past three seasons, she offered volleyball lessons off the court and socialized her work in her hometown of Germany, where she dined for her group. I have prepared
Kendall Higgs (18, S21-22), a four-time All-Conference appearance, started 17 games and played 1,290 minutes, ranking third on the team. She helped Kennesaw State University qualify for her ASUN her championship again while earning her 4.00 GPA in Applied Statistics and Analysis. The back-to-back All-Academic selection team scored two goals and added two assists for a total of six points (tying her for third place on the team). Higgs has also been recruited to the 2022 Third Her Team All Her Conference. In addition, she helped her Northstar with her pantry, corresponded with grade school students, and served on the SAAC board.
Kyle Harkabus earned Second Team All-Conference honors after placing 14th in the ASUN Men’s Cross Country Championship for the second year in a row. Harkabus majored in sports management and was recognized as an ASUN All-Academic winner with his 3.64 GPA. Harkabus has been involved in several community service opportunities such as the Virginia 10 Miler (a back-to-school event at a local elementary school), volunteering to clean up athletics and stadiums after soccer games.
Men’s soccer’s first and only five-time First Team All-Conference Selection and three-time Scholar Athlete of the Year, Lipscomb’s Noah Gulden finishes his career with the most starts in ASUN’s history (83). He also serves as program leader for the Bisons of Assists (25). Gulden, who is working on his MBA with a 4.00 GPA, will lead the Bisons to his second consecutive ASUN regular season and championship title in 2022, while MAC Harmany is a Trophy semi-finalist and United Soccer player. First Team coach he was recognized as an All-American. season. Outside of competition, Gulden is a member of his Men’s Soccer Leadership Team and has recorded his service times for the community in Carter Lawrence and St. Bartholomew’s Community Soccer Leagues.
Morgan Ebert has a 4.00 GPA in Criminal Justice as a North Alabama defender on the pitch. In 2022, she appeared in all 18 of her games, recording 1,598 minutes and earning both ASUN All-Academic and Academic All-District honors. In her career, she started all 64 games. Ebert has helped the United Way Lion community and she has also volunteered at Kilby School. She has also spent time with various other organizations, including Lions Render a Hand, Lions Buddy Program, Lauderdale County Animal Shelter, Baptist Campus Ministries, and Christmas Adopt a Kid. rice field.
Mahalia White was named to the All-Conference Second Team after helping North Florida reach nine consecutive ASUN Volleyball Championships. She led ASUN in both points per set (4.49) and kills per set (4.10), and ranked 38th nationally in season-ending average kills. Over the course of the season, she recorded a double-digit kill performance of 21, reaching 20 kills in five, and 1,000 career kills in November. included donations to the Childhood Cancer Foundation (Children’s Oncology) and efforts to distribute food banks during the holidays. Last summer she was a volunteer at Yolo Her Hood Her Bank.
Jada Palmer started all 16 games on the Royals’ defense and was one of two Queens student-athletes to play every minute of the season. Helped the team achieve six shutouts. She finished the program playing her sixth most hours in the program’s history and was named to the College Sports Communicators’ Academic All-District Team in 2022. She is a member of the Athletic Her Royals Her Society as well as Dean of Queens University each semester to maintain her 4.00 GPA in the 2020-21 academic year and her 2021-22 academic year. It’s on the list.
Jakob McConnell set a 10K record for the Stetson Program (31:32.7) at the NCAA Southeast Regional with a 71st-place finish, the third best in program history. McConnell captained his team in the Hatters’ men’s cross-country this year while holding his GPA of 3.15 in accounting. He has served on several committees, including Stetson SAAC President, ASUN SAAC Representative, and Student Representative for the Stetson University Athletic Commission. McConnell has contributed to Canned Food Drive, Hurricane Relief, Diversity and Inclusion Campaign, Mental Health His Campaign, Christmas with The Salvation Army His Time Adopt-an-Angel Project, Hattemy’s (Stetson Student-Athlete Award), and more. , was also involved in many projects.