North Adams, MA- MCLA seniors Jon Greenberg and Jess Tietgens collecting top honors, the Louis Parisien and Sue Getchell awards respectively, as the Athletics department held their annual banquet last evening in the James T. Amsler Campus Center Gym.
MCLA celebrated the accomplishments from the past academic year handing out their yearly awards. Awards given out were Team MVP's, Student Athletic Advisory Committee awards, Student Trainer Award, Student Athlete service award, the Steve Green Service Award, Faculty Athletics Representative academic achievement awards, the Athletic Director's awards, and the aforementioned Parisien and Getchell awards.
Both Greenberg and Tietgens are repeat winners from a year ago. The awards are given annually to the top Male and Female who demonstrate excellence in the classroom and on the playing fields. The duo had tremendous impacts on their respective programs. Greenberg finished his career by leading the Trailblazers Men's Basketball team to their first ever ECAC tournament bid, while finishing up with over 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds during his tenure. Tietgens meanwhile lifted the Women's Soccer program to new heights. The senior etched her name into the record books by finishing her career with program records for points (199), goals (88), and led the Trailblazers to their first regular season championship since 1994. MCLA also made it to the ECAC semifinals for the second consecutive season.