Atlantic Cape Archer Named to 2017 Collegiate Archery All-American Team

Atlantic Cape Community College archer Lorena Koidl of Point Pleasant was named to the 2017 Collegiate Archery All-American Team, a distinction that combines results from Collegiate Indoor and Outdoor National Championship Competitions and recognizes the top overall finishers. This was her second year earning the distinction while shooting for Atlantic Cape. She was also named to the Academic All-American Team, which recognizes the top shooters with the highest grade point average. Koidl graduated with honors this month with an Associate in Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts.

The Atlantic Cape Community College Archery Team competed in the Outdoor National Collegiate Archery Championships May 17-22, at the United States Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. More than 450 archers representing 40 different colleges from across the country participated in the competition.

Atlantic Cape Archery Team Picture

From left: John Repnicki, assistant coach; Phil Holmer of Northfield; Ariella Mossman of Somers Point; Lorena Koidl of Point Pleasant; Christine Papaycik of Egg Harbor Township; Nick Derr of Vineland; Kerri Byrne of Egg Harbor Township; and Chad Affrunti, head coach, at the National Collegiate Archery Championships.

Atlantic Cape Archers finished in the following places in individual competition:

Male Recurve:

Phil Holmer (Northfield) – 42nd

Male Bowhunter:

Nick Derr (Vineland) – 13th

Female Recurve:

Ariella Mossman (Somers Point) – 17th

Female Compound:

Kerri Byrne (Egg Harbor Township) – 10th

Christine Papaycik (Egg Harbor Township) – 33rd

Female Bowhunter:

Lorena Koidl (Point Pleasant) – 6th

Atlantic Cape’s team is led by long-time archers Chad Affrunti of Atco and John Repnicki of Galloway. Atlantic Cape’s archery team has a history of success, producing more than 50 All-American archers and hosting the U.S. Intercollegiate Archery Championships three times.

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