The emcee for the evening was Steve Roulier, Director of Marketing and Communications at the College.
The evening marked one of the most successful years in athletics at Springfield College in recent years. The men’s volleyball team won Springfield College's first NCAA Division III team title in any sport last weekend, while Kellie Pennington was crowned the NCAA Division III National Champion in the 50 freestyle. The women’s volleyball, women’s soccer, men's soccer, and women’s lacrosse teams all qualified for the NCAA Tournament, while the track and field, wrestling, swimming and diving, and gymnastics programs all sent individuals to the NCAA Championships.
The program concluded with Associate Athletic Director Kiki Jacobs awarding the women’s track and field team with the Pride Challenge Award, an award that recognizes the team that excels the most in community outreach, team enhancement, academics, PAAC communication, team goals, and supporting fellow student athletes.
As the final sendoff of the evening, all the head coaches led the gathering in the singing of the Alma Mater, A Song for Springfield.
2011-12 Springfield College Award Winners
Springfield College News Media Recognition Award – Justin Felisko – Springfield Student
Female Scholar Athlete Award – Kelly Curtis – Women’s Track and Field
Male Scholar Athlete Award – Alex McCabe – Men’s Gymnastics
Female “Unsung Award” Athlete of the Year – Kelsey Dunn – Softball
Male “Unsung Award” Athlete of the Year – Matt Dugan – Football
Courageous Female Athlete “Maureen Curry Rege” Award – Paige Rhodes – Women’s Diving
Courageous Male Athlete “Vic Ohanesian” Award – Sean Nunan – Men’s Track and Field
Freshman Female Individual Award – Lauren Pocius – Women’s Gymnastics
Freshman Male Individual Award – Jack Lewis – Men’s Diving
Freshman Female Team Award - Molly Giannattasio – Women’s Volleyball
Freshman Male Team Award– Angel Perez – Men’s Volleyball
Sophomore Female Individual Award – Kellie Pennington – Women’s Swimming
Sophomore Male Individual Award – Ryan Ponce – Men’s Gymnastics
Sophomore Female Team Award – Tessa Smolinski – Women’s Volleyball
Sophomore Male Team Award – Robert Maher – Men’s Lacrosse
Junior Female Individual Award – Crystal Davis – Women’s Track and Field
Junior Male Individual Award – Derek Longo – Wrestling
Junior Female Team Award – Kelly Blake – Softball
Junior Male Team Award – Greg Falcone – Men’s Volleyball
Senior Female Individual Team Award – Kelly Curtis - Women’s Track and Field
Senior Male Individual Team Award – Kevin Coyle – Men’s Track and Field
Senior Female Team Award – Jackie Moscardelli – Women’s Lacrosse and Women’s Soccer
Senior Male Team Award – Josh Carter – Football
Female Multi-Sport Athlete – Jackie Moscardelli – Women’s Lacrosse and Women’s Soccer
Male Multi-Sport Athlete – Ryan Coburn – Men’s Basketball and Men’s Volleyball
Pride Challenge Award – Women’s Track and Field Team