PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. – The Rosemont Athletics Department held their annual banquet on Sunday afternoon, 4/29/2012 at Dave and Buster’s in the Plymouth Meeting Mall. A group of approximately 150 student-athletes, Athletics Department staff, family members, friends and supporters gathered to honor the accomplishments of the teams and the program for the 2011-2012 academic year.
The recipient of the Ann S. Donaldson Award for Athletic and Academic Excellence was won by sophomore Ron Vogelei. Vogelei is the first man to win the award since its inception. Vogelei won letters in lacrosse, soccer and tennis this year. The winner of the Donaldson Award is chosen from votes cast by a campus-wide ballot.
The Cathy Mulvaney Award, which recognizes Sportsmanship and Character, was won this year by first year Kerry Hars. Hars lettered in soccer and lacrosse this year. The Mulvaney Award nominees are chosen and voted on by those involved in the Rosemont Athletics Department as staff, coaches or student-athletes.
The winner of the Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year award went to senior Harrison Carsillo. Carsillo starred in men’s basketball since he enrolled at Rosemont in 2009, the first year that Rosemont’s traditional undergraduate school accepted men, and the first year of Rosemont’s men’s basketball program. It was the second time in three years that Carsillo has won this award and the third straight year that the winner was chosen from the men’s basketball team.
The Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year award was earned by sophomore Klarisse Torriente. Torriente lettered in two sports this year, cross country and lacrosse. Torriente has consistently been the fastest runner on the women’s lacrosse team, landing a spot on the All-CSAC First Team this year. Torriente took up the challenge to play lacrosse this year and was a solid player in an injury-shortened season, providing offense, speed and athleticism to the team.
Junior Ashley Montecchio was recognized for reaching the 1,000-point scoring plateau in women’s basketball. Montecchio became the 7th Rosemont player to reach the 1,000-point club, setting the mark on 2/4/2012 vs. Bryn Mawr College.
Rosemont boasted five players who each lettered in three separate sports. Sophomore Tom Bottoms (Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis), sophomore Gabby Delogu (Basketball, Soccer, Softball), First year Nymira Nelson (Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse), Jessica Versage (Basketball, Soccer, Softball) and Ron Vogelei (Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis) were all recognized for their distinct accomplishments.
Many Rosemont student-athletes were recognized by the CSAC. In addition to Torriente being named to the first team in Cross Country, first year Elizabeth Coyne earned Rookie-of-the-Year honors for women’s basketball. Harrison Carsillo and junior Ryan Hartzell were named to the CSAC Second team for basketball and soccer respectively. Eleven other student-athletes were named to All-CSAC Honorable Mentions. Five different players earned CSAC Player-of-the-Week honors (Elizabeth Coyne claimed the honor twice), and four student-athletes were named to the CSAC Weekly Honor Roll.
The combined men’s and women’s Cross Country teams won the Athletic Director Team Honor Roll, claiming the best team GPA with a 3.544. Fifty-eight student-athletes earned All-CSAC Academic Honors and 49 student-athletes claimed Rosemont Scholar-Athlete recognition. A total of 143 letters were awarded to student-athletes for the 2011-2012 academic year.