Shabazz, Tremblay nab top honors at MCLA Athletics banquet

Shabazz, Tremblay nab top honors at MCLA Athletics banquet

North Adams, MA- The MCLA Athletics department held their annual end of the year banquet Tuesday evening.  The event was highlighted by the presentation of the Louis Parisien and Sue Getchell awards, given to the top male and female scholar athlete.  Bilal Shabazz (Men's Basketball) and Lucy Tremblay (Women's Basketball) took home the honors.

Tremblay rewrote the MCLA record books during her stellar career in a Trailblazer basketball uniform.  The East Greenbush, NY native broke a school record with a 39 point outburst on her way to becoming the second all time leading scorer in program history.  Previously, she had been named the MASCAC rookie of the year and this season was a member of the All Conference team.

Shabazz was the driving force for Head Coach Jamie Morrison's troops that hosted the MASCAC championship.  Shabazz' numbers don't tell the entire story.  The Schenectady, NY senior averaged just above 10 ppg and 4 assists, however he was lauded as one of the top defenders in the region.  His toughness was also evident as he has appeared in more games than any player before him.

The evening saw over 20 awards handed out, including each respective program's MVP.  Also handed out were the SAAC Awards, the Steve Green service award, the Director's award, and the Faculty Athletics Representative Awards.  Here is a complete list of the award winners (click on the award title for description):

Team MVP's-

Volleyball- Julia Christian
Men's Soccer- Jake McCall
Women's Soccer- Hailee Pasa
Women's Tennis- Sarah Murphy
Men's Tennis- Taylor Krowitz
Men's Basketball- John Jones
Women's Basketball- Lucy Tremblay
Women's Cross Country- Danielle Sylvester
Men's Cross Country- Anthony Cancilla
Golf- Sean Cota
Baseball- Joe Duncan
Softball- Megan Boyer and Rachel Quackenbush

SAAC Awards-

Presidential Award- Alyson Stolz (Women's Basketball)
Blazing Trails Award- Women's Cross Country
Faculty/Staff Fan Award- Peter Hoyt (Biology/Athletic Training)

FAR Awards-

Academic Scholar Award- David Eve (Men's Cross Country) and Ainsley MacDonald (Softball)
Top Male Team GPA- Men's Golf
Top Female Team GPA- Women's Cross Country

Steve Green Service Award- Nancy Bullett

Director's Awards- Joe Duncan (Baseball) and Tina Klich (Women's Soccer)

Louis Parisien Award- Bilal Shabazz (Men's Basketball)

Sue Getchell Award- Lucy Tremblay (Women's Basketball)