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NSCA All-American Athlete of the Year


Aloi, McMahon tabbed NSCA All-Americans

Nick Aloi and Katie McMahon

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Salisbury University seniors Nick Aloi and Katie McMahon were named National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) All-Americans, the organization announced recently.

A slot on the Salisbury football team, Aloi missed all but one game in 2012 to injury. The Columbia, Md., native has appeared in 21 career games, averaging an impressive eight yards per carry.

“Nick’s dedication toward improvements is amongst the best we have seen here at Salisbury,” said Matt Nein, Strength and Conditioning Coordinator at SU, who selected Aloi. “Day in and day out, he commits to getting better. Over the course of his time within the football program, Nick does everything with great effort and enthusiasm. Although sustaining a season-ending injury, Nick was back in the weight room preparing any way possible for the 2013 season. You’ve got to love that kind of attitude as a coach.”

McMahon was a three-year letter winner in women’s soccer and also played a season of field hockey. She appeared in 45 career soccer matches, registering two goals and one assist for five points. A Delmar, Md., native, McMahon scored a goal and added an assist in eight field hockey games in the fall.

“Katie has been an absolute joy to work with over the past four years,” Nein said. “Prior to joining the field hockey team in 2012, Katie was a three-year member of the women’s soccer program. Having not played field hockey since high school and competing for a spot on a nationally ranked team, she had a lot to prove. With her attitude and work ethic, we knew she would not leave anything on the table. From being a leader in the weight room during the spring semester to training at the facility in the summer, Katie’s determination would shine. She is a true competitor in every sense.”

The NSCA named 229 collegiate and scholastic student-athletes from 98 institutions with the honor. The NSCA All-American program is in its 34th year.

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