June 18, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -
Six members of the Army men's tennis team were named to the Patriot League Men's Tennis Academic Honor Roll on Wednesday, just over a month after concluding one of the best seasons in program history. Senior Chad Llewellyn, juniors Peter Sienko and Alex Van Velzer, sophomore Harrison McCormick and freshmen Kyle Barnes and Cameron Voigt joined 49 honorees across the nine-team conference.
To be eligible for the Spring Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must earn at least a 3.20 grade-point average in the spring semester and participate in one of the Patriot League's winter or spring championship sports.
A Chinese and Life Science major, Llewellyn earned a 4.10 GPA in his final semester at West Point to land on the academic honor roll for the fourth time in his career. His 4.10 GPA was the best among all Patriot League men's tennis players. The Frederick, Md., native went 4-2 during the fall, notching singles wins over competitors from Drexel, Lafayette, St. Bonaventure and Saint Joseph's.
Sienko earns his third mention on the academic honor roll after finishing the spring with a 3.92 GPA, while majoring in Russian. Sienko went 7-2 in singles competition during the spring, putting together winning streaks of four and three matches, respectively. The Williamston, Mich., native also posted an 8-4 doubles mark, while partnering with Van Velzer, senior Henry Jang-Milsten and freshman Sam Lampman.
A native of Montgomery, Texas, Van Velzer also lands on the honor roll for the third time in his career, earning a 3.50 GPA this spring as an International Relations major. Van Velzer went 14-4 in singles action during the spring and surrendered only five games in three matches at the Patriot League Tournament. Van Velzer collected the tournament's most valuable player honors before being recognized as the Patriot League Men's Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
McCormick was recognized to the academic honor roll for the second time after achieving a 3.42 GPA as a second semester sophomore. The native of Berwyn, Pa., went 11-3 as a singles player in dual matches and registered a pair of victories in the Patriot League Tournament, including the championship-clinching point in Army's 4-1 win over Navy on April 27.
Barnes draws his first Patriot League honor, posting a 3.27 GPA this spring. Barnes went 7-2 in dual matches from the fifth and sixth flights, while also playing alongside sophomore Austin McCasin to make up Army's top doubles pairing, which finished the spring 14-4.
Voigt, a native of Barrington, R.I., also earns his first Patriot League accolade thanks to a 3.86 GPA in the spring. Voigt competed exclusively in the fall and went 3-2 in singles action, picking up wins over opponents from Boston College, Colgate and Lafayette.
Army went 20-6 in 2013-14, marking just the fourth 20-win season in team history. The Black Knights won their fourth Patriot League Championship under 12th-year head coach Jim Poling with a 4-1 decision over Navy in the conference title match before facing Virginia in the NCAA Tournament on May 10 in Charlottesville, Va.