Athletes Honored at Yearly Athletic Awards Reception

Athletes Honored at Yearly Athletic Awards Reception

The athletes from the Class of 2013 were honored on Tuesday night at the Annual Athletic Awards Reception.

Record setting quarterback Jon Resch won the Captain Lee. H. Baker Award which is presented for inspirational leadership in athletics.

Greg Kennerley, a captain on the men’s soccer team, won the Tommy Award for outstanding sportsmanship and leadership in athletics.

Dan Spangler, also a member of the men’s soccer team, won the Paul Foye Memorial Trophy given to the member of the graduating class that has shown distinguished qualities of character, outstanding display of leadership and sportsmanship and has a humane understanding of people and loyalty to duty which has earned the respect of others.

Pat Meggers, a first team All-division wide receiver on the Bears football team, won the Jim Freeman Football Leadership Award.

Will Baker, a captain of the track and field team, won the Roger Guyas Comeback Award given to the athlete that has overcome a serious injury and returned to action. Baker had shoulder surgery in the Fall of 2011 and returned for the 2012 outdoor season and finished as NEWMAC runner up and earned All-New England status in the discus before winning the NEWMAC championship in the discus this season.

Resch and junior Kelsey DePorto (volleyball) were named the outstanding Fall season athletes, with DePorto winning the honor for the second straight season.

Junior All-American Adam Scalesse (track) and sophomore diver Sara Cantrell were named the Winter season outstanding athletes while Derek Petty (baseball) and sophomore Jessie Richardson (softball) took home the Spring season outstanding athlete honors.

Freshman sailor Avery Fanning, who  was one of the top three freshman in the country this season, as he won the Laser Full Rig Division at the Orange Bowl International Youth Regatta one of his five victories this season along with freshman shortstop Morgan Kingston, from the softball team were named the Outstanding Male and Female Freshman Athletes. Kingston was a second-team All-NEWMAC selection as she hit .382 and led the team with 27 runs scored while also driving in 21 runs.

The 132nd commencement exercises are today at 11:00 a.m.