Avdoulos is Springfield College's most recent Conference Coach of the Year. Since mid-October, the following coaches have earned Conference Coach of the Year honors. They are Joe Eadie (New England Collegiate Conference) in men's golf; Melissa Rogers (NEWMAC) in field hockey; John Gibson (NEWMAC) in women's soccer; Joel Dearing (NEWMAC) in women's volleyball; and Avdoulos (NEWMAC) in men's diving. In 2007-2008, Springfield College had four earn Conference Coach of the Year honors, and there is all of the 2009 spring season still to go.
Springfield has already won a total of seven Conference Athletes of the Year. That's three more than all of last year. They include Corey Finch (NEWMAC) in women's basketball; Greg Sobel (NEWMAC) in men's diving; Moira Price (NEWMAC) in women's swimming; Greg Levings (NECC) in men's golf; Jane Kelleher (NEWMAC) in field hockey; Lauren Peltier (NEWMAC) in women's soccer; and Heather Lively (NEWMAC) in women's volleyball.
The Pride has also won two Conference Rookie of the Year awards. They include Kim Giaquinto (NEWMAC) of women's volleyball; and Kaitlin Reilly (NEWMAC) of women's swimming. Last year, SC had three win in this category.
Finally, thus far in 2008-2009, Springfield has won five Conference titles, including four in the fall. They came in men's golf (NECC); field hockey (NEWMAC); women's soccer (NEWMAC); and women's volleyball (NEWMAC). Most recently, SC added a fifth conference title in women's swimming & diving (NEWMAC). Last year, Springfield won a like number of conference titles. Once again, all of the spring season remains.