SMCC Athletics Honors Student-Athletes With Awards Banquet

SMCC Athletics Honors Student-Athletes With Awards Banquet

CAPE ELIZABETH, Maine— The Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) Athletics Department held its annual awards banquet on Monday, May 7 at Purpoodock Golf Club in celebration of its student-athletes and their many successes throughout the 2017-18 academic year and athletic seasons.

At the event, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Athletics Matt Richards recognized noteworthy Yankee Small College Conference (YSCC) and United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) accomplishments that included:

YSCC Players of the Week (14)

  • Sean Adams, Baseball (Sept. 14)
  • Jessica Haskell, Women’s Soccer (Sept. 14)
  • Meranda Martin, Softball (Sept. 22)
  • Callie O’Brien, Women’s Soccer (Sept. 22)
  • Senai Yenie, Men’s Soccer (Sept. 29)
  • Nathaniel Cyr, Baseball (Sept. 29)
  • Amos Herrin, Baseball (Oct. 6 & Mar 31)
  • Jamal Durrani, Men’s Soccer (Oct. 14)
  • Amanda Brett, Women’s Basketball (Dec. 21 & Feb. 10)
  • Dylan Silvestri, Men’s Basketball (Jan. 21)
  • Cody Bryant, Baseball (Apr. 21)
  • Sara Ring, Softball (Apr. 21)

YSCC All-Conference Selections (12)

  • Jamal Durrani, Men’s Soccer
  • Thomas DuRivage, Men’s Soccer
  • Callie O’Brien, Women’s Soccer
  • Jessica Haskell, Women’s Soccer
  • Abigail Ramirez, Women’s Basketball (1st Team)
  • Amanda Brett, Women’s Basketball (2nd Team)
  • Dylan Silvestri, Men’s Basketball (2nd Team)
  • Ryan Cloutier, Men’s Basketball (2nd Team)
  • Amos Herrin, Baseball (Pitcher of the Year)
  • Sean Adams, Baseball
  • Cody Bryant, Baseball
  • Meranda Martin, Softball

USCAA Academic All-Americans (Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, 24 credit hours) (6)

  • Emily Harris, Women’s Soccer
  • Nina Frasca, Women’s Soccer
  • Sophia Zidow, Women’s Soccer
  • Amos Herrin, Baseball
  • Kristen Mackenzie, Softball
  • Taylor Fillebrown, Softball

USCAA All-Americans (6)

  • Emily Harris, Women’s Soccer (Honorable Mention)
  • Callie O’Brien, Women’s Soccer (Honorable Mention)
  • Abigail Ramirez, Women’s Basketball (Honorable Mention)
  • Amos Herrin, Baseball (1st Team)
  • Sara Ring, Softball (Honorable Mention)
  • Meranda Martin, Softball (Honorable Mention)

Richards also acknowledged the following statistical leaders of 2017-18 and program record holders:

  • Dylan Silvestri, Men’s Basketball
    • Led USCAA in offensive rebounds— 142
  • Jacobee Burpee, Men’s Basketball
    • Led USCAA in three-point percentage— .483
  • Amos Herrin, Baseball
    • Led USCAA in strikeouts—108
    • Led USCAA in strikeouts per nine innings—13.89
    • SMCC Baseball career leader in strikeouts—178

To conclude the ceremony, SMCC Athletics named the recipients of its department awards.

Donald Ferrante Award—Most Improved Athlete (Male and Female)
To the most deserving student-athletes who showed strong traits of determination, improvement, and commitment to their teammates.
Recipients: Jamal Durrani (Men’s Soccer) and Lauryn Fagan (Women’s Basketball/Softball)

Carroll Rines Award—Sports Person of the Year (Male and Female)
To the most deserving student-athletes who demonstrated a high level of dedication and commitment to their team and the athletic department overall, image and success are strong factors.

Recipients: Caleb Chambers (Baseball) and Alicia Ruth (Women’s Basketball)

Timothy D. Hagerman Scholarship
Given to a returning men’s basketball player who puts his team before himself and is a positive member of the school community.

Recipient: Tyler Mickle

John Dakin Award—Outstanding Contribution
Given to a non-student-athlete who gave of their time to promote SMCC Athletics. Someone who volunteered or gave of themselves above and beyond what the expectation might have been.

Recipients: William Tiner and Matthew Anderson

View the photo gallery of the event HERE.

Watch the 2017-18 SMCC Athletics: Year In Review video below or click HERE.


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