OCC student-athletes Rachael Gac and Warren Hill were honored during the spring 2014 semester for excellence both in the classroom and on the playing field. They were selected for SUNY Chancellor’s Scholar Athletic Awards by a panel of athletic directors from across the SUNY system as well as the Provost’s office.
During her freshman year Gac became the first women’s soccer player in OCC history to be named a 1st Team All-American. The midfielder led the Lazers to a College record 13 wins. The team was ranked in the top 15 nationally during the season and advanced to the NJCAA Regional Semifinals. Gac came to Onondaga from Schalmont High School in Schenectady, New York and is majoring in General Studies.
Hill, who graduated from Onondaga in May 2014, was a sophomore from Hagersville High School in Oshweken, Ontario majoring in Humanities. Hill was also a goalie on OCC’s men’s lacrosse team. In May the Lazers won their 6th consecutive national title and eighth overall, and they completed the season with an 87 game winning streak, the longest in the history of college lacrosse at any level. Hill has transferred to Syracuse University where he is majoring in sociology and playing lacrosse.