FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Sacred Heart Department of Athletics had eight student-athletes named National Strength and Conditioning All-American by the National Strength and Conditioning Association for the 2016-17 season. The honor is based on athletic performance numbers in squat, clean, bench press, vertical jump and speed.
"It is with great pleasure that we announce that our student-athletes have received this well-deserved recognition," said Chris Fee, Assistant Director of Athletics for Strength & Conditioning. "Their hard work and dedication in the weight room serves as motivation for all our student-athletes. I can't thank the student-athletes, coaches and my staff enough for their dedication to our program."
Caitlin Delaney (women's lacrosse), Cassandra Hanlon (women's ice hockey), Lila Palmer (women's volleyball), Rebecca Hauser (field hockey), Justin Danforth (men's ice hockey), Ose Imeokparia (football), De'von Barnett (men's basketball), and Chase Godfrey (men's lacrosse) earned the honor from the NSCA.
This is the second time Danforth and Hanlon were named All-American. It is also the second consecutive year that eight Pioneers were named NSCA All-Americans.