Springfield, Mass. - April 10, 2019 - Six student-athletes from the Springfield College men's gymnastics program earned the right to compete on the national stage on April 19-20, as they each qualified for the NCAA Men's Gymnastics National Collegiate Championships to be held at the University of Illinois-Champaign.
The six include junior Stephen Lewis (Baltimore, Md.), senior Jannik Haas (San Jose, Calif.), sophomores Trevor Lamberton (Willow Springs, N.C.) and Jack Vollo (Rochester, N.Y.), along with first-years Noah Candocia (Bradenton, Fla.) and Kyle Lukaesko (Connellsville, Pa.) Lewis and Lamberton will be competing in the all-around, while Haas will be on the parallel bars and the horizontal bar and Candocia will participate on the vault. Additionally, Vollo was chosen as the first alternate on the pommel horse and Lukaesko will act as second alternate on the horizontal bar.
In his junior campaign with the Pride, Lewis accumulated an individual all-around qualifying score with a score of 79.000, while Lamberton followed closely with a score of 73.713. Qualifying for the fourth consecutive season, Haas posted a parallel bars qualifying score of 13.325, while Candocia will make his debut on the national stage after owning a qualifying score of 14.025 on the vault. Haas and Lukaesko qualified on horizontal bar after earning qualifying marks of 12.988 and 12.788, respectively, while Vollo earned a spot as first alternate with a qualifying mark of 12.800 on pommel horse.
In his second season at Springfield College, head coach Matt Davis will bring six student-athletes to the NCAA Championships, marking the third-straight season that the Pride has five or more student-athletes competing against the best in the country.
The Pride will kick off the NCAA Championships on Friday, April 19, with each looking for a chance to advance to Saturday's finals session.
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