MID ATLANTIC RIFLE CONFERENCE
Shooter of the Month (archive)
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Welcome to the 2014-2015 Season of the Mid Atlantic Rifle Conference !!
MAC MISSION: "The MAC shall, through the practice of riflery, promote the highest ethical standards of athletic competition and individual conduct, foster the development of mutual understanding and cooperation among its Member Institutions, and work to develop complete mutual understanding of the sport among all Member Institutions"
The MAC, the largest rifle conference in the nation, currently consists of 14 active member institutions:
|NCAA AFFILIATED||NON-NCAA AFFILIATED|
|John Jay College of Criminal Justice||Canisius College|
|MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)||Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)|
|U.S. Coast Guard Academy||Loyola College in Maryland|
|University of Sciences||Penn State University|
|VMI (Virginia Military Institute)||Penn State ROTC|
|State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime Academy|
|State University of New York (SUNY)- Plattsburg|
|Wentworth Institute of Technology|
January 2015 Smallbore Shooter of the Month
|January 2015 Air Rifle Shooter of the Month|
The MAC Smallbore Shooter of the Month is
Lauren Thompson from
Lauren recorded a season high 553 on January 25 @ MIT’s BEANPOT Tournament. Then one week later while under the weather battling a severe cold fired an impressive 546 at the NRA/Philadelphia Area Sectionals at The University of the Sciences.
Lauren is a junior majoring in the
Industrial Engineering at
Her scholastic achievements with the university are both numerous and impressive. She maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.15 with course loads upwards of 20 credits per semester. Lauren is able to achieve all of this while still dedicating time to her fellow female engineers by tutoring members of both the Women in Engineering Program and the Society of Women Engineers. Her summer internship with BMW in 2014 is indicative of companies already taking notice of this impressive young woman.
Lauren’s achievements are not limited in
scope to scholastic accomplishments. Over the course of her three years
The MAC Air Rifle Shooter of the Month is Nick Zsoldos of the University of the Sciences Mixed Rifle Team
Nick recorded two scores in January – the first shooting shoulder-to-shoulder with Navy on Jan 23 recording a 506 and tying his career best from Nov 8 against John Jay. That was followed on the following Saturday shooting shoulder-to-shoulder vs Penn State turning in a 504. Zsoldos is currently the #2 air rifle competitor on the USciences Mixed team and Coach Dalidowicz says “Nick is such a great kid to coach. He listens intently and is a quick learner. He’s starting to understand the mental game and will soon become a force to be reckoned with next season!”
A graduate of
Nick is far from a two dimensional student-athlete concentrating
just on academics and rifle. Amongst his extracurricular, institutional,
and community service activities are being part of the Alpha Lambda
Delta honor society, APhA-ASP (American Pharmacists Assoc- Academy of Student Pharmacists.
Nick volunteers annually at the Lighthouse Film
For coaches, team captains and club presidents:
Please send your schedule corrections and updates, as well as completed scores sheets via email to
Dr. Pete Dalidowicz, the MAC Statistical Secretary.
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