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Ortega, Wehner headline award winners at MCLA Athletics Banquet

Ortega, Wehner headline award winners at MCLA Athletics Banquet

Banquet Photo Album- Courtesy of Marissa Zelazo

North Adams, MA- The MCLA Athletics department held their annual awards banquet on Tuesday evening in the Amsler Campus Center Gym.  A pair of MCLA seniors, Shane Ortega and Jen Wehner, took home the top individual honors as they were selected as the Louis Parisien and Sue Getchell award winners.

Many different honors were bestowed throughout the night as student athletes were presented with accolades from the Student Athletic Advisory Committee, Team MVP's, Faculty Athletics Representative academic awards, the Steve Green Service award, and of course the Parisien and Getchell awards.

The banquet was wrapped up by a senior reflection from MCLA Women's Soccer player Jackie Nash.  The ceremony also featured a special guest.  Bob Ryan, the award winning sports columnist from the Boston Globe, attended the banquet as a guest of the President's office.

2011-2012 Award Winners-

SAAC Awards-

Presidential Award- Joe Duncan
Fan Award- Dr. Jerry Smosky, Biology
Blazing Trails Project- Women's Basketball

Steve Green Service Award- MCLA Athletics Golf Committee

Team MVP's-

Golf- Shane Ortega
Women's Soccer- Jen Wehner and Kaitlyn Dano
Men's Soccer- Jake McCall
Men's Cross Country- Anthony Cancilla
Women's Cross Country- Caitlin Culver
Women's Tennis- Sarah Murphy
Volleyball- Kayla Bromback
Men's Basketball- Chris Harris and Jamal Brown
Women's Basketball- Jen Wehner
Men's Tennis- Taylor Krowitz
Softball- Kaitland Hager and Kayla Koumjian
Baseball- Daniel Gaines

FAR Academic Awards-

GPA Award- Jessica Guay and Joe Whitehouse
Team GPA- Men's and Women's Cross Country

Director's Awards- Chris Harris, Jackie Nash, and Kaitland Hager

Louis Parisien Award- Shane Ortega

Sue Getchell Award- Jen Wehner