Athletics Hosts 2018-19 Purple & Gold Athletic Banquet

Athletics Hosts 2018-19 Purple & Gold Athletic Banquet

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WHITTIER, Calif. - The Whittier College Athletic Department capped off the 2018-19 season with their annual Purple & Gold All-Sports Awards Banquet that took place Tuesday evening where they recognized those student athletes who excelled both on and off the field, pool or court of competition.

Whittier College Athletics is rich in history and tradition and each year the athletic program continues to build behind successful coaching, stronger athletes, and support given by family, friends, faculty, and staff.

A few of the awards that were handed out at the banquet included:

Freshman Athletes of the Year

Megan Thai (Swimming & Diving)

Brianna MaGee (Softball)

Ronan Dooney (Men's Lacrosse)

Individual Athletes of the Year

Anahy Covarrubias (Cross-Country/Track & Field)

Benjamin White (Cross-Country/Track & Field)

Team Sport Athletes of the Year

Teresa Marchetti (Water Polo)

Brittany Attaway (Softball)

Hans Zdolsek (Water Polo)

Dane Goodman (Baseball)

Presidential Scholar Athletes of the Year

Stella Thermos (Soccer)

Nicholas Markarian (Football)

Bay Alarm Outstanding Senior Athletes of the Year

Lexie Meanor (Lacrosse)

Max Lepley (Lacrosse)

But these weren't the only athletes recognized for their athletic accomplishments.  The Whittier College Athletic Department also acknowledged the four year letterwinners who have competed at the collegiate level on a sport all four years at Whittier, the top scholar athletes who achieved a cumulative GPA of a 3.7 or higher, and the NCAA, Regional, and Conference Award Recipients.

Newly appointed Executive Director of Athletics Rock Carter also recognized the Softball team who qualified for the NCAA Division III National Championships after winning the SCIAC Tournament Title and Men's Lacrosse who broke the single season wins record after going 13-3.  He also gave accolades to Taylor Beckwith (Women's Golf), Benjamin White (Cross-Country) and Megan Thai (Swimming & Diving) who all qualified as Individuals for the NCAA Division III National Championships in their respective sports.