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Albertus Holds Annual Athletics Banquet

Albertus Holds Annual Athletics Banquet


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On Tuesday, May 5, the Albertus Magnus College Department of Athletics held its annual banquet to honor its student-athletes and coaches as well as to celebrate the success from the 2014-15 academic year.

The Albertus Magnus Department of Athletics had a very successful 2014-15 campaign, producing a GNAC Tournament Championship team, an All-American, multiple GNAC Player of the Year accolades and 22 All-Conference Team selections.

This list (click here) highlights the 2014-15 major accolades from throughout the year.

The Falcons also recognized 58 student-athletes who made the Dean’s List for the Fall 2014 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 seven department-wide honors at the banquet as well.

Male Athlete of the Year
Victor Ljuljdjuraj (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.), Men’s Basketball

Female Athlete of the Year
Danielle Polvan (East Haven, Conn.), Women’s Soccer

Male Rookie of the Year
Griffin Volta (Orange, Conn.), Men’s Soccer

Co-Female Rookie of the Year
Gillian Fortier (Naugatuck, Conn.), Softball


Co-Female Athlete of the Year
Olivia Bolden (South Windsor, Conn.), Women’s Basketball

Coach of the Year
Ed Emielita, Softball


Betsy Fahey Award Winner
Richard Mitchell (Naugatuck, Conn.), Men’s Soccer

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

2014 Falcon Award Winner: Patrick Kenefick (Woodbridge, Conn.)
2014 Most Improved Player: Milton Calderon (New Haven, Conn.)
2014 Most Valuable Player: Lindsley Barrett (Shelton, Conn.)

Women’s Soccer

2014 Falcon Award Winner:  Becky Slivinsky (Plainville, Conn.)
2014 Most Improved:
  Taylor Jagoe (Milford, Conn.)
2014 Most Valuable Player:
 Danielle Polvan (East Haven, Conn.)

Women’s Tennis

2014 Falcon Award Winner: Malika Grant (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
2014 Most Improved:
  Renita Moore (Manhattan, N.Y.)
2014 Most Valuable Player:
 Zaida Velazco (Dominican Republic) 

Women’s Volleyball

2014 Falcon Award Winner: Ana Gomez (New Haven, Conn.)
2014 Most Improved:
 Caroline Kobierowski (Wallingford, Conn.)
2014 Most Valuable Player:
 Ramona Onofrio (East Haven, Conn.)

Men’s Basketball

2014-15 Falcon Award Winner:  Marcus Walker (Newark, N.J.)
2014-15 Most Improved: 
 Julian Sanders (Trumbull, Conn.)
2014-15 Most Valuable Player:  
Victor Ljuljdjuraj (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.)

Women’s Basketball

2014-15 Falcon Award Winner: Olivia Sutherland (Wallingford, Conn.)
2014-15 Most Improved:
  Angelina Piccirillo (Naugatuck, Conn.)
2014-15 Most Valuable Player:
 Kelsey Pendagast (Shelton, Conn.)



2015 Falcon Award Winner: Mike Barillaro (Meriden, Conn.) 
2015 Most Improved: 
 Justin Poirier (Meriden, Conn.)
2015 Most Valuable Player: 
 Anthony Pellegrino (Branford, Conn.)

Men’s Lacrosse
2015 Falcon Award Winner: 
Tucker Johns (Montville, Conn.) 
2015 Most Improved: 
Dalton Sargent (Augusta, Maine) 
2015 Most Valuable Player: 
 Mike Choiniere (Bethany, Conn.) 


Women’s Lacrosse

2015 Falcon Award Winner:  Nikki Kern (Wallingford, Conn.)
2015 Most Improved: 
 Carla Tapia (Bronx, N.Y.)
2015 Most Valuable Player: 
 Jenny Luna (Brentwood, N.Y.)


2015 Falcon Award Winner: Gillian Fortier (Naugatuck, Conn.)
2015 Most Improved: 
 Melissa Castillo (Taftville, Conn.)
2015 Most Valuable Player: 
 Samantha Maselli (Rockville Centre, N.Y.)

Men’s Tennis

2015 Falcon Award Winner:  Elvis Santana (Bronx, N.Y.)
2015 Most Improved: 
 Ross Suleski (Amesbury, Mass.)
2015 Most Valuable Player: 
 Pete Zacharias (North Haven, Conn.)

Men’s Volleyball

2015 Falcon Award Winner:  Justin Tharau (Burlington, Conn.)
2015 Most Improved: 
Connor Filkins (Wallingford, Conn.) 
2015 Most Valuable Player: 
 Glenn Johnson (Newington, Conn.)


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