PAXTON, Mass -- On Thursday, May 3rd the Anna Maria College athletics department held their annual Athletic Awards Night at the Zecco Performing Arts Center on the campus of Anna Maria College before a great crowd of student-athletes, parents, coaches and administrators, including AMC President, Mary Lou Retelle.
The night began with a reception in Jacques Conference room where student-athletes, parents, families, coaches and administrators had a chance to mingle while munching on some desserts and watching a video presentation of our 2017-2018 athletic year.
Athletics Director, Serge DeBari and Sports Information Director, Joe Malkin served as the co-masters of ceremony for the evening. They praised the student-athletes, parents and coaches for their dedication and committment to Anna Maria athletics both on and off the field of play.
The ceremony began with the presentation of the team awards. Each coach presented an MVP Award and a Leadership Award to two of their athletes. Team awards were followed by recognizing the four-year commitment athletes and then the major awards which included Female and Male Athlete of the year, Senior Athlete of the Year and three newly added awards for 2018.
This year's athletic awards winner were:
MVP- MacKenzie Shurtleff
Leadership- Tim Austin
MVP- Jackie Lapierre
Leadership- Danielle Huston
MVP- Trai Weaver
Leadership- Charles Dickerson
MVP- Derrick Casey
Leadership- Ryan Todesco
MVP- Shannon LeBlanc
Leadership- Juliana Ceccarini
MVP- Becca Foti
Leadership- Carolina Garcia
MVP- Mike Rapoza
Leadership- Liam Pickett
MVP- Kristina Russo
Leadership- Kayla Odegaard
MVP- Adam Twitchell
Leadership- Tanner Jakola
MVP- Paul Schwarz
Leadership- Brandon Pavoni
MVP- Jackie Lapierre
Leadership- Amanda Lemire
Four-Year Commitment Awards
Field Hockey- Nicole Denver, Bryanna Tobin
Football- Jacob Achelus, Charles Dickerson, Trai Weaver
Men's Soccer- Derrick Casey
Women's Soccer- Emily Liakos, McKenzie Sparling
Women's Volleyball- Kerri Earle, Becca Foti
Men's Basketball- John Birch, Kenneth Graham, Liam Pickett
Women's Basketball- Kristina Russo, Kayla Odegaard
Baseball- Cam Brown, Trevor Brown
Men's Lacrosse- Malik Griffith, Andrew Marcotte, Paul Mills, Dan Rinkus
Softball- Amanda Lemire, Kacey Rendock, Hannah Trudo
Multi-Sport Four-Year Commitments
Field Hockey/Softball- Jackie Lapierre
Men's Basketball/Baseball- Tanner Jakola
Major Award Winners
Sister Rollande Quintal Service to Athletics Award- Presented to a person or group for their service to the athletics department.
Matt Simpson and the Physical Plant
Female Senior Scholar Athlete- Becca Foti (Women's Volleyball)
Male Senior Scholar Athlete- Trevor Brown (Baseball)
Team Academic Award- Field Hockey (3.326)
Nancy Naroian Award- Presented to two individuals for their extraordinary contributions to athletics behind the scenes.
Darren Belliveau and Suzy Pekar
Ray LeBoeuf Sportsmanship Award- Presented to a student athlete for their sportsmanship, dedication, etiquette, and kindness on and off the field.
Kayla Odegaard (Women's Basketball)
Breakthrough Athlete of the Year- Emmanuel Leake (Football)
Female First Year Player of the Year- Franny Hammond (Women's Basketball)
Male First Year Player of the Year- Noah Holland (Baseball)
Stephen Washkevich Award- Presented to two student athletes for their extraordinary contributions to AMC Athletics on the field.
Kristina Russo (Women's Basketball) and Paul Schwars (Men's Lacrosse)
Len Smith Award- Presented to a student-athlete who exemplifies dedication and characted on the athletic field and in the classroom
Tanner Jakola (Men's Basketball/Baseball)
Female Senior Award- Becca Foti (Women's Volleyball)
Male Senior Award- Trai Weaver (Football)
Male Athlete of the Year- Mike Rapoza (Men's Basketball)
Female Athlete of the Year- Jackie Lapierre
For more information on all of our outstanding student athlete's click over to their respective sports to see their biographies and statistics.
Congratualtions too all of the award recipients for the 2017-2018 year. We look forward to a great 2018-2019 season!