Catawba College Athletic Award Winners Announced
May 1, 2013
Catawba College has announced its 2012-13 athletic award winners for its student-athletes. The awards were presented at the annual athletic ceremony held at the Keppel Auditorium on Tuesday, April 30. Heading the list of award winners were Nick Lomascolo and Jenny Young, who were awarded the Kirkland and Lomax Awards for the top male and female senior athletes, and Eoin Duffy and Taylor May, who were given the Wurster Awards for team leadership.
Lomascolo, a baseball player from Mooresville, NC, was named the Kirkland Award winner. He was a two-time South Atlantic Conference Pitcher of the Year and a three-time all-conference performer. Lomascolo set school career records for wins (36) and strikeouts (377).
Young, of Roanoke, VA, who played volleyball, earned the Lomax Award. She was a two-time All-SAC selection and was named all-region in 2011. In her career, Young set Catawba records for digs in a match (55), season (769) and career (2,290).
Duffy, a soccer player from Knocknacarra, IRELAND, and May, a basketball player from China Grove, NC, were the recipients of the Wurster Awards for leadership. Duffy was cited as a team leader on and off the field, volunteering with numerous community serviceEvents. He was also voted a captain for all three years. May showed a positive attitude during her early years as she worked toward more playing time. She was always encouraging to her teammates.
Alex Macdonald, of Lowen Hutt, NEW ZEALAND, and May, were the recipients of the SAAC Award for the highest cumulative GPA's for seniors. Macdonald, an economics and finance major that plays tennis, posted a 3.81 grade point average. May had a 3.85 GPA while majoring in exercise science. The women's tennis team took the team award with a 3.44 GPA.
The awards for team MVPs went to: Chris Dula (Baseball), Lee Martin (Men's Basketball), Elizabeth Merritt (Women's Basketball), Olivia Myers and Christian Crifasi (Cross Country), Cory Johnson (Football), Matt Hardman (Men's Golf), Madison Kennedy (Women's Golf), John Scheich (Men's Lacrosse), Bethany Davis (Women's Lacrosse), Carson Smith (Men's Soccer), Anna Toole (Women's Soccer), Carley Tysinger (Softball), Katia Kruglov (Women's Swimming), Sebastian Holmberg (Men's Swimming), Alex Macdonald (Men's Tennis), Liz Renteria (Women's Tennis), Jenny Young (Volleyball), Whitney Corriher and Elizabeth Davis (Cheerleading), Alissa Foote (Athletic Training) and Carson Brewer (Sports Information).