Soccer alumni Rich Brannigan '98 and Michelle (Bougor) Brannigan '98 took a path not unusual among college students, from undergraduate couple to partners in marriage, but even their journey to the classic Saint Michael's College wedding started earlier than most: in preseason of their first years on campus.
The Saint Michael's College women's soccer team earned a United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award for the 13th time in 15 seasons on Thursday, and for the 12th time in 13 years.
A large contingent of Saint Michael's College students who studied away from campus in various corners of the world during the 2019-20 school year were members of varsity athletic programs, as 25 student-athletes took advantage of the opportunity through the College's Study Abroad Office.
Saint Michael's College had 255 student-athletes qualify for the Northeast-10 Conference Academic Honor Roll for the spring semester, including 41 that posted a 4.0 grade-point average last term.
Forty-two Saint Michael's College student-athletes were inducted into 12 different academic honor societies during the 2019-20 school year, including two into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and largest academic honor society.
Saint Michael's College women's soccer head coach Wendy Elles introduced the program's seven-woman Class of 2024 on Wednesday, with the contingent joining a youthful roster that carried 13 first-years last fall.
Saint Michael's College women's soccer senior Madeleine Morse (Brownsville, Vt./Windsor) and men's tennis senior Matt Mosher (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde) were introduced as recipients of the Department of Athletics' George "Doc" Jacobs Award on Tuesday.
When junior Liz Vallatini (Needham, Mass./Needham) decided upon attending Saint Michael's College, sports were not on her mind.
Off the beaten path in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, Saint Michael's College women's soccer alumna Niki (Pelletier) Rapkowicz '04 is putting her unique spirit to work as she brightens the days of K-8 school children, both by delivering food to homebound kids every day during the COVID-19 pandemic and in what she wears during delivery.
“I don’t think they understand or are educated enough to know that while it might not directly affect them, it has the potential to devastate our communities,” said St. Michael’s College freshman Aisha Navarrete. “A lot of people our age are not as healthy as they think they are and could bring it home to their family members.”