Saint Anselm Student-Athletes Honored At Celebration Of Athletic Excellence



MANCHESTER, N.H. - Student-athletes representing all 20 of Saint Anselm College’s NCAA Division II varsity sports were honored and celebrated at the 2012 Celebration of Athletic Excellence held at the Dana Center for the Humanities Monday evening.  The evening’s festivities also honored six individuals who were the recipients of the Charles J. Quinn Sportsmanship Award, the Anselmian Athletic Club Student-Athlete of the Year and the Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Prior to the six major award winners being recognized and celebrated, each team’s Most Valuable Players, alongside team captains and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee members, were recognized and applauded in a slideshow.  Three-year and four-year award winners were honored by both Interim Director of Athletics Tyler Fleming and Executive Vice President Dr. Suzanne Mellon.

The Charles J. Quinn Sportsmanship award, presented at the ceremony by Associate Athletic Director Donna Guimont, honors both a male and female student who best exemplifies and demonstrates the values of sportsmanship both on and off the playing surface.  Both student-athletes and the team’s coaches vote for the recipients of this award.  Sophomore defenseman Emma Furlone (Keene, N.H.) of the women’s soccer team was the female recipient of the award.  Senior defenseman Ryan Holley (Bethany Beach, Del.), the lone senior and a captain on the Northeast-10 Conference champion men’s ice hockey team, was selected as the male recipient of the award.

The Anselmian Athletic Club Student-Athlete of the Year award, presented by Vice President of Student Affairs Joseph Horton, Ed.D., was voted upon by numerous Saint Anselm staffers with the results based upon athletic accomplishments, conference and sport-specific awards and nominations, regional and national awards and nominations along with the student-athlete’s demonstrations of sportsmanship throughout the season.

Forbes, the captain of the women’s skiing team, was selected as the school’s female student-athlete of the year.  Serving as the lone team this season, the women’s skiing team reached Nationals for the first time in program history.  Forbes was the most frequent first-place finisher for the Hawks during the regular season, collecting six podium finishes alongside a first-place finish overall at the Brown University Carnival in Gilford, N.H. on Jan. 20.

Forbes also earned women’s ECSC All-MacConnell Division team honors following the regular season and was the fifth-ranked skier exiting competition at Nationals, earning First Team All-American recognition from the United States Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association.  Forbes' performance within the classroom also garnered her First Team All-American scholar merits as well as induction into the exclusive Chi Alpha Sigma, the national college student-athlete honor society.

Senior tri-captain Marc Wilson (Farmington, Conn.), a member of the Saint Anselm College football team, was feted as the male recipient of the Student-Athlete of the Year award.  Wilson made 72 catches for 770 yards and five touchdowns, en route to a pair of All-America selections and an All Northeast-10 Conference First Team honor.

At the end of the regular season, Wilson had tied for the conference lead in receptions and receptions per game, ranked second in all-purpose yards per game and sixth in touchdowns. Nationally, he was seventh in total receptions and eighth in all-purpose yards per game.  Wilson will leave the hilltop as the program’s all-time leader in receiving yards, receptions, touchdown receptions, all-purpose yards, total touchdowns, total points, kick return yards and kick return touchdowns.

Following the 2012 National Football League Draft, Wilson received a verbal commitment on a free agent contract with the league’s Arizona Cardinals and will compete for a spot on the team’s roster entering the upcoming NFL season.

The Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year candidates are identified from pre-determined academic criteria - the student-athlete must have maintained a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.3 or higher alongside significant academic and athletic credentials while also serving their community.  The award was designed to honor and celebrate a male and female student athlete who demonstrates a commitment to excellence both in the classroom and on the playing surface.

Senior captain Bianca Ciuffredo (Worcester, Mass.) of the women’s cross country team was selected as the female Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year.  Having been named to the Saint Anselm College Dean’s List three separate times, she is a member of two National Honor Societies in the fields of Psychology and the Social Science and has participated in a significant number of research projects and has presented at numerous psychology meetings and conferences.

In addition, Ciuffredo took part in three Saint Anselm College Spring Break Alternative trips and has worked with troubled youths in the Manchester community. As a four-year member of the women’s cross country team, this team captain competed in this year’s NCAA East Regional cross country meet.

Senior defenseman Andrew Parker (East Haddam, Conn.), a member of the men's soccer team, was selected as the male Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year, having been named to the Saint Anselm College Dean’s List seven times. He was inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma, the national student athlete honor society, as a junior and is a member of three additional National Honor Societies. He was named to the Northeast-10 Conference Academic All-Conference Team and the NE-10 All-Rookie Team as a freshman.

As a member of the Saint Anselm College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, he represented the college at several Northeast-10 Conference meetings and participated in the annual Make-A-Wish fundraising drive. He also participated in the NCAA Career in Sports Leadership Forum. As a four year member of the men’s soccer team under Head Coach Peter Ramsey, Parker served as a team captain, leading the Hawks defense while appearing in 73 games in his career, ranking 11th all-time in program history in that category.

A complete listing of team Most Valuable Players, SAAC representatives and captains is below.

Most Valuable Players - John Healy (Cranston, R.I.), Robert Kelly (Aurora, Colo.)
Captains - Dan DeCoste (Chelmsford, Mass.), Sean Hayden (Haverhill, Mass.), Robert Kelly
SAAC Representatives - John Healy, William O’Connor (Worcester, Mass.)


Most Valuable Player - Roy Mabrey (Belmar, N.J.)
Captains - Jack Keough (Owego, N.Y.), Quinn Woodhouse (Gaylord, Mich.)
SAAC Representatives - Quinn Woodhouse, John Nielsen (Port Jefferson, N.Y.)

Most Valuable Player - Megan Howard (Saint Paul, Minn.)
Captains - Epiphany Smith (Springdale, Ark.), Megan Howard, Sarah Craft (Lawrence, Kan.)
SAAC Representatives - Megan Howard, Tori Lehr (Cohasset, Mass.), Sarah Craft

Most Valuable Player - Chris Powers (Haverhill, Mass.)
Captains - Sean Connolly (Cumberland, R.I.), Matt Gonnella (Syracuse, N.Y.)
SAAC Representatives - James Cassidy (Winslow, Maine), Sean Connolly

Most Valuable Player - Allyn Doyle (Merrimack, N.H.)
Captains - Aileen Hickey (Hingham, Mass.), Allyn Doyle, Joanna Marczyk (Stratford, Conn.)
SAAC Representatives - Aileen Hickey, Kayla Shannon (Plymouth, Mass.)

Most Valuable Player - Kristina Katsikis (Hanover, Mass.)
Captains - Morgan Seney (Bow, N.H.), Nicole Guimond (Fairfield, Maine)
SAAC Representatives - Eliza Jalbert (Providence, R.I.), Nicole Guimond

Most Valuable Players - Marc Wilson, Shane O’Donnell (Dracut, Mass.)
Captains - Marc Wilson, Shane O’Donnell, Kyle Hayes (Merritt Island, Fla.), Jake Smith (Fort Myers, Fla.)
SAAC Representatives - Keith Charles (Laurel, Md.), Michael Hobbs (Medford, Mass.)

Most Valuable Player - Brian Foley (Worcester, Mass.)
Captains - Emilio Bardini (Salem, Mass.), Brian Foley, Tyler Fay (Barrington, R.I.)
SAAC Representatives - Emilio Bardini, Tyler Fay

Most Valuable Players - Robert Kang (Glen Rock, N.J.), Tim King (Weymouth, Mass.)
Captains - Ryan Holley, Tim King, Tucker Mullin (Andover, Mass.), Greg Crovo (Melrose, Mass.)
SAAC Representatives - Tucker Mullin, Tyler Savage (Johns Creek, Ga.), Ryan Holley

Most Valuable Player - Amy Zappen (Huntington Beach, Calif.)
Captains - Bridget Sylvester (Randolph, N.J.), Amy Zappen, Angela Zevnik (Greenfield, Wisc.)
SAAC Representatives - Amy Zappen, Courtney Winters (Swampscott, Mass.)

Most Valuable Player - Jonathon O’Reilly
Captains - Tyler Steinetz (Sparta, N.J.), Travis Killeen (Pittsfield, Mass.), Mike McCarthy (Medford, Mass.)
SAAC Representatives - Jonathon O’Reilly, Burke Bero III (Pepperell, Mass.)

Most Valuable Player - Meghan Smith (Pittsford, N.Y.)
Captains - Brie Haseotes (North Attleboro, Mass.), Meghan Smith, Shawna Walsh (Woburn, Mass.)
SAAC Representatives - Brie Haseotes, Lauren Alfis (Hanover, Mass.)

Most Valuable Player - Sam Bensley (Newburyport, Mass.)
Captains - Sam Bensley, Joe Germaine (North Attleboro, Mass.), Justin Redente (Morris, Conn.)
SAAC Representatives - Ben Roy (Belgrade, Maine)

Most Valuable Player - Caitlin Forbes
Captain - Caitlin Forbes
SAAC Representative - Caitlin Forbes

Most Valuable Player - Maximillian Glebocki (Wilbraham, Mass.)
Captains - Andrew Parker, Keesen Howe (Norwich, Conn.), Justin Colella (Wilmington, Mass.)
SAAC Representatives - Andrew Parker, Cliff Parker (Cromwell, Conn.), Kevin Greene (Londonderry, N.H.)

Most Valuable Player - Jillian DaSilva (East Taunton, Mass.)
Captains - Jillian DaSilva, Christine Otey (Southborough, Mass.), Hillary Sanacore (Wakefield, R.I.), Teresa Vercollone (Pembroke, Mass.)
SAAC Representatives - Jessica Ewald (Smithtown, N.Y.), Gabriella Primera (Kennett Square, Pa.)

Most Valuable Player - Lauren Galavotti (Marion, Mass.)
Captains - Mary Fay (Stoughton, Mass.), Kat Scafidi (Hudson, N.H.)
SAAC Representatives - Shannon Dalton (Concord, Mass.), Kat Scafidi

Most Valuable Player - Alex Schultheis (Cranston, R.I.)
Captain - Alex Schultheis
SAAC Representatives - Joe Zucchi (Methuen, Mass.), Alex Schultheis

Most Valuable Player - Alexandra Lawrence (North Scituate, R.I.)
Captains - Amanda Brahm (Marlborough, Conn.), Alexandra Lawrence
SAAC Representatives - Rachel Pedro (Weymouth, Mass.), Alexandra Lawrence

Most Valuable Player - Charlotte Tencza (Greenfield, Mass.), Natalie Steinwart (Aurora, Ill.)
Captains - Lauren Ross (Dracut, Mass.), Charlotte Tencza, Margaret Tereschuk (Mission Viejo, Calif.)
SAAC Representatives - Kyla Gustavson (Nashua, N.H.), Kylie Kozlowski (Quincy, Mass.)

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