Meczywor, Slattery take home top honors at Annual MCLA Athletics Banquet

Left to Right: MCLA Softball Coach Jamie Trudeau, Getchell Award winner Amanda Meczywor, Parisien Award winner Rory Slattery, and MCLA Baseball Coach Jeff Puleri
Left to Right: MCLA Softball Coach Jamie Trudeau, Getchell Award winner Amanda Meczywor, Parisien Award winner Rory Slattery, and MCLA Baseball Coach Jeff Puleri

2015 Banquet Photo Gallery

North Adams, MA- The MCLA Athletics department held their annual end of the banquet last night in the Amsler Campus Center Gym.  The evening was highlighted by Amanda Meczywor (softball) and Rory Slattery (baseball), who claimed the Sue Getchell and Louis Parisien Awards respectively, as the top female and male scholar athletes in the department.

Many awards were given out on the night including team MVP's, academic scholars, directors awards, and many more.  The evening was culminated by MCLA Interim President Cindy Brown asking members of the the recently crowned MASCAC champion softball program to raise a banner into the rafters.  The event also featured a highlight video and senior comments from the student athletes.

The Getchell and Parisien awards are handed out to the upper class athletes who demonstrate excellence in the classroom and on the playing fields.  Both recipients were members of the Dean's List, MASCAC All Academic Team, All MASCAC teams, team captains, and leaders on campus.

Below is the complete list of award winners from the evening:

SAAC Awards-

Presidential Award- Kraig Page (Men's Basketball)
Faculty/Staff Fan Award- Celia Norcross and Jen Macksey
Blazing Trails Award- Women's Volleyball

Steve Green Service Award- Celia Norcross

Outstanding Student Service Award- Sarah Murphy

Faculty Athletics Representative Academic Awards-

Academic Scholars- Amanda Meczywor (Softball) and Chris Merriman (Golf)
Top Male Team- Men's Cross Country
Top Female Team- Women's Cross Country

Team MVP's-

Volleyball- Jackie Paluilis
Men's Soccer- Anthony Basile
Women's Soccer- Paige Fairman
Women's Tennis- Sarah Murphy
Men's Tennis- Aaron Goldsmith
Men's Basketball- Ruben DelRosario
Women's Basketball- Kayla Hotaling
Women's Cross Country- Martha Pratt
Men's Cross Country- Brendan Peltier
Golf- Nick Young
Baseball- Rory Slattery
Softball- Rachel Quackenbush
Women's Lacrosse- Leah Sullivan

Athletics Director Awards- Ruben DelRosario (Men's Basketball) and Jackie Paluilis (Volleyball) 

Louis Parisien Memorial Award- Rory Slattery (Baseball)

Sue Getchell Award- Amanda Meczywor (Softball)