More Than Athletes

  • BY Cal State East Bay
  • February 20, 2018

Athletes from all 15 of Cal State East Bay’s teams have been named to the 2017-18 Fall Quarter Athletic Director’s Honor Roll demonstrating the Pioneers can excel on and off the field.

The 90 student-athletes were recognized for having at least a 3.5 GPA during the most recent academic quarter and this fall’s total is the highest yet. Of the 90 athletes honored, 17 earned 4.0 GPAs and many were students recognized in previous quarters.

Athletic Director Jason Carmichael said the department challenges its athletes to have at least a 3.0 collective GPA and to have had all of the teams meet this goal was "a tremendous accomplishment.”

"I'm extremely proud of the dedication our student-athletes have shown in the classroom this past fall,” he said. “We created this Honor Roll to recognize the hard work that Cal State East Bay student-athletes put in to excel both athletically and academically, and they have continued to prove themselves more worthy of such recognition with each quarter."

According to the athletics department, the Pioneers swim team led the way with 11 honorees, followed by women’s soccer and baseball with 10 each. The volleyball, water polo and men’s cross country and track teams, each had nine honorees. Men’s soccer had seven followed by the women’s cross country and track teams with six and women’s basketball with five. Softball and men's golf each had four honorees, followed by men’s basketball and women’s golf with three each.

Here are the names of the students included on the most recent dean’s list:


Paul Bryniarski

Matt Cantelme

Brennan Carey

Dakota Conners

Jacob Eder

RJ Hanson

Raymond Jones

Stas Kuntz

Steve Robinson

Mark Trujillo


Jocelyn Baldon

Desiree Jimmy 

Amanda Loya

Olivia McWhorter

Men’s basketball:

Jordan Balser

Patrick Marr

Justin Vigil

Women’s basketball:

Kayla Blair

Chloe Kellum

Madison Schiller

Faith Turner

Men’s cross country and track:

Pedro Cruz

Mitchell Hogle

Zach Kanlong

Luke Laehy

Chris Lessard

Miguel Morales

Leo Skellenger

Israel Sotelo

Alberto Venegas

Women’s cross country and track:

Makenna Duda

Katherine Embody

Jodi Go

Andrea Romero

Taryn Stevenson

Samantha Valencia

Men’s golf:

Chris Carney

Jonathan Mulvany

Greg Smith

Chase Wickman

Women’s golf:

Jamie Enseki

Hafsa Khan

Sienna Starck

Men’s soccer:

TJ Butler

Jonathan Cuevas

Juan Diego Escalante

Carter Magee

Evan Sanchez

Jared Simarago

Argenis Torres

Women’s soccer:

Payton Cahalan

Kaleigh Doyle

Ina Gonzalez

Miranda Gonzalez

Janelle Herrera

Jordan Lemieux

Megan Massone

Kiret Pattar

Allison Smith

Bri Vallente


Claire Beaty

Laurel Carpenter

Madison Chase

Elizabeth Cocker

Kali Kearns

Allie Klinger

Miranda McDonnell

Sofia Moufarraj

Shelby Parker

Cassidy Waters

Victoria Zukeran


Courtnie Ayers

Brandi Brucato

Kayla Burroughs

Katie Ireland

Audrey Lamoureux

Kiki Leuteneker

Kathy McKiernan

Julie Navarro

Deja Thompson

Water Polo:

Ivanna Anderson

Beverly Ayers

Cheyenne Brady

Maeve Flynn

Brooke Hodgkinson

Skyler Ramirez

Brittany Smith

Gina Sorensen

Adrien Van Dyke