Athletics: Waller, Adinolfo Named Student-Athletes Of Year Headlining DWC Annual Awards Night
(Nashua, N.H.) – Senior Amy Waller of Berlin, Mass. (Tahanto HS) and sophomore Josh Adinolfo of Manchester, N.H. (Governor Dummer Academy) were recently honored as the male and female Student-Athletes of the Year respectively, headlining the annual Daniel Webster College Athletics Awards Night ceremony on Thursday, May 3rd in the Collings Auditorium on the College campus.
Three students were honored with Athlete of the Year accolades as senior Alycia Gervais of Windham, Conn. (Windham HS) earned her second consecutive female athlete of the year award, while senior men’s soccer player Joe Keene of Bristol, N.H. (Newfound HS) and senior baseball player Kory Kiro of Goffstown, N.H. (Goffstown HS) shared male athletes of the year honors.
Senior women’s basketball and cross country athlete Kacie Lang of Raymond, N.H. (Raymond HS) and senior baseball player Kenny Martin of Brockton, Mass. (Brockton HS) were named recipients of the DWC Sportsmanship Award.
The night also included the establishment and awarding of the Paul D. Labarre Distinguished Service Award, named in honor of longtime College administrator and coach Paul Labarre, who has continually served the College in some capacity since 1983.
Adinolfo, an air traffic major, is a member of the men’s ACHA ice hockey program and made an immediate impact this season, finishing second on the team in total points (37) and goals (21) and tied for the lead in assists (16) adding a new dynamic to the team’s offensive scheme. Academically, he was a member of the College’s Dean’s List and President’s List and holds a GPA of just over 3.8.
|Athletes of the Year (L-R): Joe Keene, Kory Kiro, Alycia Gervais, Director of Athletics Robin Seidman.||Sportsmanship (L-R): Kenny Martin, Kacie Lang, Robin Seidman, Director of Athletics.|
Waller is a sport management major and is in the process of completing one of the most successful single seasons and careers in College history. A four-year member of the women’s soccer and softball programs, Waller is also one of the most decorated players in each program’s history, combining for seven separate all-conference awards. She has also been a member of the College’s Dean’s List and President’s List in every one of her eligible semesters, and has also been a four-time NECC Academic All-Conference honoree, having maintained above a 3.6 cumulative GPA.
|Women's Volleyball (L-R): Brier Temple, Amanda Wilson, Ally Hayden, Head Coach Braden Zamore.|
|Women's Basketball: (L-R): Sarah Paternostro, Kacie Lang, Jennifer Fredericks, Alycia Gervais, Head Coach MaryLynn Skarzenski.|
|Cross Country (L-R): Women's Head Coach Kirsten Doldoorian, Vanessa Bosques, Sarah Paternostro, Coby Costa, Head Coach Chris Dorsey.|
|Women's Soccer (L-R): Alexa Quintiliani, Amy Waller, Alexis Pavelock, Head Coach Marco Genee.|
|Women's Lacrosse (L-R): Asst. Coach Connie Perry, Brandi Ritz, Jennifer Fredericks, Head Coach Karen Atkinson.|
|Men's Lacrosse (L-R): Tommy Driscoll, Dan Knupfer, Eric Mulford, Head Coach Kyle Devitte.|
|Men's Basketball (L-R): Daris Cosby, Head Coach Dave Faucher, Justin Lewandowski.|
|Men's Soccer (L-R): Brad Hosey, Head Coach Matt Correia, Joe Keene, Tom Al Naber.|
|Men's Volleyball (L-R): Joe Walz, Joel Hendrix, Dave Miller, Head Coach Braden Zamore.|
|Baseball (L-R): Tyler Bonin, Kenny Martin, Kyle Brigham, Head Coach J.P. Pyne.|
|Ice Hockey (L-R): Paul Labarre, Shawn Glidden, Tyler Bonin, Josh Adinolfo, Head Coach John McAnespie.|
|Softball (L-R): Amy Waller, Lauren Chesnulevich, Amanda Wilson, Head Coach Danielle Delponte.|
|Golf (L-R): Matt Brown, Mike Fuller, Head Coach Kyle Devitte, Greg Repko.|
On the soccer field, Waller played in every game possible, retiring as the greatest goalkeeper in the history of the program. She completed her career as the all-time leader in saves, shutouts, save percentage, minutes, and victories, and saved her best season for this past fall, setting the top single game saves records on three different occasions. She also completed her career just shy of 600 saves having played 2,550 minutes while recording 19 total victories. She is a three-time all-conference honoree including one honorable mention and two second-team selections including a second-team honor this season.
On the softball field, Waller’s career spans 129 games, and she has never missed a start. She is the top all-time defensive infielder in program history and at the plate, she is the all-time leader in career hits, doubles, runs scored, total bases, steals and her .368 career batting average is third all-time.
Moreover, Waller is also one of the most decorated players in program history as one of only two players to earn four successive all-conference honors with two second team, one first team and one honorable mention.
Gervais, a forward, was a member of the women’s cross country team and women’s basketball squad and contributed to the women’s soccer program this past season. On the court, she retired as the fourth leading scorer in program history, while her rebounds placed her second. Her guidance helped her team to three NECC championship game appearances in four seasons, one tournament title and an NCAA tournament appearance last season.
This past season, Gervais earned her second successive NECC “Player of the Year” honor, making her the first two-time major award winner in College history. She was the team’s leading scorer and rebounder through the year and finished among the top players in the conference in all major statistical categories, all while maintaining a cumulative GPA of over 3.0.
Keene, a senior goalkeeper who was also named team MVP as part of the awards ceremony, is one of the most decorated athletes in program history, earning three all-conference selections including first team his senior season and culminated his career by being named NECC “Goalkeeper of the Year” – the first ever award of its kind in Daniel Webster College athletics history – this past November.
A two-time NECC Tournament Champion, and the backbone of a 2010 team NCAA tournament appearance, Keene retired as the all-time leader at the position in games played, minutes played, total saves and wins, finishing with four-year record of 36-23-4. He also retired as the all-time career leader in lowest goals against average at 1.17 in 5,780 minutes over his career.
Kiro, a senior starting pitcher, will retire as the baseball program’s all-time pitching leader in almost every major category including victories, inning pitched, complete games, strikeouts, and will retire among the all-time leaders in career earned run average.
Kiro is the most decorated pitcher and one of the most decorated players in program history, having earned three successive NECC First Team All-Conference honors, and was announced recently as the NECC “Pitcher of the Year,” a first for the program. A key component of DWC’s 2012 NECC regular season and tournament championship team which heads to its first NCAA tournament next week, Kiro owns a 5-2 record on the mound this season with a 2.54 ERA.
The College’s Sportsmanship Award honors individuals who, through their commitment, dedication and passion for their sport, their team, and their College, set an example for fellow student-athletes and the College’s student body as an ideal for which to strive as a member of the Daniel Webster College Eagles family.
Lang has been part of four different athletics programs during her career at DWC including women’s soccer, women’s cross country, women’s basketball and softball, and has been a member of the Dean’s List and NECC All-Academic team since her freshman year having maintained a cumulative GPA of over 3.3. This past season she was a member of the cross country program and women’s basketball program, finishing as a key component to both, and was a recent recipient of the prestigious DWC “Distinguished Student Award.”
Martin, a sport management major and four-year member of the baseball program, was recognized for consistent dedication, commitment and leadership within the athletics program as an ambassador and representative of the program’s ideals. He will retire having played in more than 50 contests as a pitcher and outfielder.
Labarre was honored for an extraordinary career of service to the College and DWC athletics. Since joining the College in 1983, Labarre has held a number of full-time positions including director of admissions, baseball coach, instructor, director of academic support services, director of alumni relations, director of graduate admissions, Air Force ROTC instructor, and director of parent relations.
Now in his 22nd year serving Daniel Webster ice hockey, his roots with the Eagles program goes back prior to the squad joining the ACHA in 1993. He served as its first coach until 1999 and since that time he has continued to oversee the program's daily operations.
The evening’s festivities also including the awarding of each program’s top awards, in which coaching staff chose from three of five awards including most valuable player, top rookie, sportsmanship, coach’s award, and/or most improved. The awards are as follows:
Men’s Cross Country
Most Valuable Player: Joshua Cosgrove, a senior from Sterling, Mass.
Coach’s Award: Coby Costa, a senior from Bantam, Conn.
Most Improved: Eric Caron, a sophomore from Groveton, N.H.
Women’s Cross Country
Most Valuable Player: Vanessa Bosques, a senior from North Windham, Conn.
Coach’s Award: Sarah Paternostro, a senior from Glastonbury, Conn.
Most Valuable Player: Maeghan Farrelly, a junior midfielder from N. Kingstown, R.I.
Sportsmanship Award: Brandi Ritz, a sophomore midfielder from Burlington, N.J.
Coach’s Award: Shelby Mortin, a sophomore defender from N. Kingstown, R.I.
Most Valuable Player: Mike Fuller, a junior from Chelmsford, Mass.
Rookie of the Year: Matt Brown, a freshman from Hollis, N.H.
Most Improved: Greg Repko, a senior from Stratford, Conn.
Most Valuable Player: Joe Keene, a goalkeeper from Bristol, N.H.
Rookie of the Year: Brad Hosey, a freshman midfielder from Nashua, N.H.
Coach’s Award: Tom Al Naber, a senior goalkeeper from Parkton, Md.
Most Valuable Player: Amy Waller, a senior goalkeeper from Berlin, Mass.
Rookie of the Year: Alexis Pavelock, a freshman forward from Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Coach’s Award: Alexa Quintiliani, a senior midfielder from Manchester, Conn.
Most Valuable Player: Amanda Wilson, a senior libero from Merrimack, N.H.
Coach’s Award: Brier Temple, a junior outside hitter from Concord, N.H.
Most Improved: Ally Hayden, a sophomore setter from Bedford, N.H.
Most Valuable Player: Daris Cosby, a sophomore forward from Albany, N.Y.
Coach’s Award: Justin Lewandowski, a senior guard from Bordentown, N.J.
Most Improved: John Hickson, a junior forward from Springfield, Mass.
Most Valuable Player: Kacie Lang, a senior guard from Raymond, N.H.
Most Improved: Jennifer Fredericks, a sophomore guard from Beacon Falls, Conn.
Coach’s Award: Sarah Paternostro, a senior guard from Glastonbury, Conn.
Men’s Ice Hockey
Most Valuable Player: Shawn Glidden, a senior forward from West Bridgewater, Mass.
Most Improved: Tyler Bonin, a junior forward from Litchfield, N.H.
Rookie of the Year: Josh Adinolfo, a sophomore forward from Manchester, N.H.
Most Valuable Player: Joe Walz, a sophomore outside hitter from East Longmeadow, Mass.
Rookie of the Year: Joel “Charlie” Hendrix, a freshman middle blocker from Kane’ohe, Haw.
Coach’s Award: David Miller, a senior middle blocker from Eldersburg, Md.
Most Valuable Player: Tyler Bonin, a senior catcher from Litchfield, N.H.
Coach’s Award: Kenny Martin, a senior outfielder from Brockton, Mass.
Rookie of the Year: Kyle Brigham, a freshman third baseman from Hudson, N.H.
Most Valuable Player: Amy Waller, a senior second baseman from Berlin, Mass.
Coach’s Award: Lauren Chesnulevich, a senior catcher from Hudson, N.H.
Sportsmanship Award: Amanda Wilson, a senior pitcher and outfielder from Merrimack, N.H.
Most Valuable Player: Tommy Driscoll, a senior goalkeeper from South Boston, Mass.
Rookie of the Year: Dan Knupfer, a freshman attack from Corfu, N.Y.
Coach’s Award: Eric Mulford, a junior midfielder from Canton, Mass.
Coach’s Award: Brandi Ritz, a freshman midfielder from Burlington, N.J.
Rookie of the Year: Allyssa Marson, a freshman attack from Bangor, Maine
Most Improved: Jennifer Fredericks, a sophomore defender from Beacon Falls, Conn.
|Paul Labarre and Robin Seidman, Director of Athletics.|