Athletics announces yearly awards at Virtual Celebration

Athletics announces yearly awards at Virtual Celebration

Watch the Celebration HERE

North Adams, MA- Typically on this date the MCLA Athletics department hosts their annual awards banquet to celebrate the programmatic and individual accomplishments throughout the year.  As we know, this is not your typical celebration due to the COVID pandemic.  Tonight, the department released their virtual celebration to honor those remarkable performances and to honor the senior class.

The celebration included various videos from administrators within the department and included the sights and sounds of the 2019-20 academic year.  The celebration kicked off with a look back at some highlights before the awards began with the Academic Awards.  Ben Durland (Baseball) and Tessa Sestito (Volleyball) took home the top student athlete GPA's and then we officially inducted the 2020 Chi Alpha Sigma class.  

Most Valuable Player honors were awarded to both fall and winter programs while the department also conducted two twitter polls to interact with fans on social media.  

The department's two major awards, the Louis Parisien and Sue Getchell awards, are usually handed out to the top scholar male and female athletes.  The department decided not to award these due to the pandemic and spring programs being cancelled.  

The celebration concluded with a senior class tribute and a message from our staff.

Below is a list of all award winners:

Top GPA's

Ben Durland- Baseball
Tessa Sestito- Volleyball

Chi Alpha Sigma

Nick Bator (Golf)
Jenna Berg (Cross Country)
Ben Durland (Baseball)
Julie Gambill (Cross Country)
Kim Granito (Women's Lacrosse)
Briana Higgins (Women's Tennis)
Taylor Jarosz (Women's Soccer)
Alyssa Keegan (Women's Tennis)
Cetera Moore (Women's Soccer)
Jula Parker (Softball)
Hannah Poplawski (Cross Country)
Shannon Prouty (Women's Lacrosse)
Erika Quackenbush (Softball)
Ryan Ruef (Baseball)
Ahna Schlaefer (Volleyball)
Christian Seariac (Baseball)
Tessa Sestito (Volleyball)
Hannah Sorensen (Women's Soccer)
Miranda Wissman (Women's Soccer)

Team MVP's

Golf- Nick Bator
Men's Soccer- Sam Edge
Women's Tennis- Briana Higgins
Women's Basketball- Kylah Langston
Volleyball- Kelly Moczulski
Men's Basketball- Ki-Shawn Monroe
Women's Cross Country- Hannah Poplawski
Women's Soccer- Megan Richardson
Men's Cross Country- Theodore Jones

Sportsmanship Honors

Golf- Nick Bator
Men's Basketball- Chris Becker
Men's Soccer- Nick Castle
Women's Cross Country- Hannah Poplawski
Men's Cross Country- Theodore Jones
Women's Tennis- Mackenna Jordan
Women's Basketball- Hannah Mazzeo
Women's Soccer- Alyssa Porter
Volleyball- Houa Xiong

Twitter Poll- Best Fall Moment (Tied)

Megan Richardson named Defensive Player of the Year

McKenna Clark selected as NAC Rookie of the Year

Twitter Poll- Best Performance

Richardson, Women's Soccer shuts out Rams on Senior Day