Virginia Beach, VA - The USCAA announced the recipients of Academic All-American and All-American honors at their annual Fall National Championships banquet in Virginia Beach on Thursday night. Johnson & Wales Charlotte was represented by quite a few student-athletes on each of these lists.
Women's soccer's Danielle Doyle earned 1st Team All-American honors for the second consecutive year. The Central Islip, NY product earned All-American honors in each of her final three seasons. She finishes her career as the Wildcats' all-time leading scorer with 66 goals and 158 points in 64 career games. She tallied 15 gaols this season, and 6 assists this season, leading the team in each category. She ranked 9th nationally in both goals and points in 2018. Lana Truese was named 2nd Team All-American for the second consecutive year. She finished this season second on the team in goals (5) and third in assists (3). Junior midfielder Jaedan Smith was named to her first All-American team, as she was tabbed as an Honorable Mention All-American. Smith scored a career-high 4 goals this season, and also assisted on 4 more, ranking her second on the team.
Volleyball had a player named 1st Team All-American for the first time in two years. That honor went to Moana Reid. The Spring Lake, NC sophomore setter led the nation in both total assists (878) and assists per set (8.21). She had a 40 and 39 assists in matches against Maine-Ft. Kent, and Christendom, respectively, earlier this season. She also ranks 2nd on the team in digs and third in blocks. Sophomore libero Kendall Watson earned All-American honors for the second time in her career. She ranks 2nd nationally with 682 digs on the season. That total shattered her own single-season school record for digs (631). Toniya Scott, a junior from Waldorf, MD joined Watson on the Second Team. The OH/MH leads the team in Kills, blocks, and points. Her 303.5 points rank 9th nationally, and her 89 total blocks are 4th best in the country.
Men's soccer had three players each named to the first All-American teams of their career. Senior defender J.T. Fucci was a huge part of the best defense in the nation, as the Wildcats allowed only 0.55 goals per game. The Medford, NY product patrolled the back line using his speed and skill to thwart opposing attackers. He also proved dangerous offensively on set pieces, scoring on a header against Washington Adventist. Fucci was joined on the first team by sophomore goalkeeper Julio Pena. Pena ranked 2nd nationally with an 0.53 goals against average, and led the nation in shutouts with 5. The Lincolnton, NC native also ranked third nationally in save % at .878. Mo Baskaron caps off a stellar career at Johnson & Wales with a 2nd Team All-American nod. Baskaron patrols the midfield for JWU and proves his worth on both sides of the ball. Perhaps his most key moments of the season came against Piedmont International on October 1st. He scored off a free kick with just over 5 minutes remaining in regulation to forge a 3-3 tie, and then earned, and ultimately converted, a penalty kick as the clock expired in double overtime to allow JWU to prevail 4-3.