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Albertus Magnus College Holds Annual Athletics Banquet

Albertus Magnus College Holds Annual Athletics Banquet

New Haven, Conn. – On Tuesday, May 8th, the Albertus Magnus College Department of Athletics held its annual end of the year awards banquet to honor its student-athletes and coaches as well as to celebrate the success from this past academic year.

The Albertus Magnus Department of Athletics had a very successful 2017-18 campaign with one team making a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championship appearance, two GNAC Players of the Year, a GNAC Rookie of the Year, a GNAC Coach of the Year and 19 All-GNAC honorees.

The Falcons also recognized over 63 student-athletes who made the Dean's List for the Fall 2017 semester.

Members of the college community, including staff, administration and faculty, were invited guests to the awards night and we among the crowd to honor the Albertus Magnus student-athletes.

The Falcons awarded six department-wide honors at the banquet as well.
The list is as follows:

  • Male Athlete of the Year
    • Jaqhawn Walters (Hartford, Conn.), men's basketball
  • Female Athlete of the Year
    • Olivia Bolden (South Windsor, Conn.), women's basketball
  • Male Newcomer of the Year
    • Tyreek Perkins (New Haven, Conn.), men's basketball
  • Female Newcomer of the Year
    • Alix Hughes (Trumbull, Conn.), women's lacrosse
  • Betsy Fahy Award
    • Angelina Piccirillo (Naugatuck, Conn.), women's soccer/basketball
  • Coach of the Year
    • J.R. Fredette, women's basketball

Each program gave out its team awards at the end-of-the-year banquet on Tuesday as well.
The list is as follows:
Men's Soccer  

  • Falcon Award Winner - Justyn Broderick (Orange, Conn.)
  • Most Improved Player - Diogo Cruz (Naugatuck, Conn.)
  • Most Valuable Player - Salah Oumorou (West Haven, Conn.)

Women's Soccer         

  • Falcon Award Winner - Cassidy Scofield (Shelton, Conn.)
  • Most Improved Player - Sophia Austin (East Hartford, Conn.)
  • Most Valuable Player - Angelina Piccirillo (Naugatuck, Conn.)   

Women's Tennis         

  • Falcon Award Winner - Kelsea Wildman (Hamden, Conn.)
  • Most Improved Player - Jess Coughlin (Durham, Conn.)
  • Most Valuable Player - Izzy Sabino (Cheshire, Conn.)

Women's Volleyball     

  • Falcon Award Winner - Delaney Ruiz (Meriden, Conn.)
  • Most Improved Player - Kimberly Keller (Bridgeport, Conn.)
  • Most Valuable Player - Genesis Cora-Luquis (Meriden, Conn.)

Men's Golf      

  • Falcon Award Winner - Tom Crocco (Kings Park, N.Y.)
  • Most Improved Player - Quinn Oliver (Milford, Conn.)
  • Most Valuable Player - Elijah Thomas (New Haven, Conn.)

Men's Basketball         

  • Falcon Award Winner - Jemaa Yuori (Ghana)
  • Most Improved Player - Jahmerikah Green-Younger (Norwalk, Conn.)
  • Most Valuable Player - Jaqhawn Walters (Hartford, Conn.)

Women's Basketball    

  • Falcon Award Winner - Angelina Piccirillo (Naugatuck, Conn.)
  • Most Improved Player - Jill Johnson (North Haven, Conn.)
  • Most Valuable Player - Olivia Bolden (South Windsor, Conn.)


  • Falcon Award Winner - Roberto Garcia (Bridgeport, Conn.)
  • Most Improved Player - Brandon Clark (Cheshire, Conn.)
  • Most Valuable Player - Matt Warren (Wolcott, Conn.)


  • Falcon Award Winner - Melissa Castillo (Taftville, Conn.)
  • Most Improved Player - Kristin Cunning (Hoboken, N.J.)
  • Most Valuable Player - Laura Anderson (East Haven, Conn.)

Men's Lacrosse           

  • Falcon Award Winner - TJ Sicoli (Shoreham, N.Y.)
  • Most Improved Player - Mykel Stinson (Bridgeport, Conn.)
  • Most Valuable Player - Jack Kerner (Merrick, N.Y.)

Women's Lacrosse     

  • Falcon Award Winner - Alix Hughes (Trumbull, Conn.)
  • Most Improved Player - Robyn Grimshaw (Waterbury, Conn.)
  • Most Valuable Player - Kaitlin D'Agostino (Hamden, Conn.)

Men's Tennis  

  • Falcon Award Winner - Zach Hart (New Haven, Conn.)
  • Most Improved Player - Gabe Perez (New Haven, Conn.)
  • Most Valuable Player - William Kouakou (Bridgeport, Conn.)

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