With the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Men's Tennis Championship banner hanging high above the rafters, Sorgenti Arena was the site of a night of celebration as Chestnut Hill College hosted its annual Athletics Award Reception to recognize individual and team achievements over the course of the 2016-17 academic year.
The yearly event celebrates the hard work, determination, and successes enjoyed during the College's athletics seasons. Honors, including Team Most Valuable Player (MVP), Team Coach's Award, academic achievements, the Griffin Award, and the Athletic Director's awards were announced. Each athlete was also presented with a gift based on their years of athletic participation, as a thank you for being part of GriffinNation.
Standout performances in the classroom were recognized with the team and individual academic achievement awards. The women's soccer team was honored for earning the top team GPA, with a cumulative 3.46. The individual male award went to baseball senior Joseph Monaghan, while the female honors were split between women's soccer senior Annalyse Culp, and women's volleyball senior Emily Drew.
Chosen by the Athletics Administration, training staff and Athletic Communications Coordinator, the Athletic Director's Award is given annually to the male and female student-athletes who best demonstrate dedication to the mission of the College and who excels in his or her sport of choice. The recipients of this award embody what it means to be a Griffin; a majesty of two planes. This year's honorees were seniors, Regina Trabosh of the women's volleyball team and Alec Dambach of the men's lacrosse team.
To read the full list of awards and see photos from the night's event, as well as to keep up with all things CHC sports, visit GriffinAthletics.
—Marilee Gallagher '14