Fulton-Montgomery Community College athletes honored at banquet
JOHNSTOWN — Fulton-Montgomery Community College student-athletes
and coaches gathered at HFM BOCES on Wednesday to celebrate another
successful academic and athletic year.
Each coach had the opportunity to acknowledge the Raiders for their many accomplishments on the playing field and in the classroom.
The academic athletes of the year were honored. The female and male academic athletes of the year were volleyball’s Michelle Ferraino and baseball’s Noah Wygel.
A total of 27 student-athletes were recognized for their grade point average being a 3.0 or better.
The co-female Athlete of the Year award went to bowling’s Makayla Williams and women’s basketball’s Niaimani Marshall. The male athlete of the year was presented to men’s basketball’s Amadou Diakite.
Men’s basketball coach Ed Collar was honored for being named Conference and Region Coach of the Year.
Bowling coach Tom Rathbun was also recognized for being named Conference Bowling Coach of the Year.
Each year through the College Foundation the Kevin Chrisman Memorial Scholarship Fund awards graduating baseball players based on their performance academically and athletically.
The scholarship is in honor of former FMCC Raider Baseball player Kevin Chrisman who was a two-year catcher with the Raiders.
The recipients of this year’s award were Noah Wygel, Josh McCaffrey and Dan Parslow.
Individual Player Awards
Co-MVP: Evan Luck, Mike Friguletto
Coach’s Award: Jefferson Jurado
MVP: Tesa Brody
Coach’s Award: Abigail Pritchard and Destiny Prather
Coach’s Award: Travis Geniti, Clane Newcomer and Nick Ferrera
MVP: Niaimani Marshall
Coach’s Award: Shelby Dopp and Barbara-Inez McKinney
MVP: Amadou Diakite
Coach’s Award: Austin Jones and Juwan Malone
MVP: Bryan Green
Most Improved: Brandon Little
Coach’s Award: Richard Taylor
MVP: Makayla Williams
Most Improved: Shayla Staves
Coach’s Award: Rebecca Van Deusen
MVP: Mallory Baldwin
Defensive: Marque Pacillo-Herr
Coach’s Award: Juliana Buyce
Awards will be announced at the conclusion of their season.
Conference and Regional Awards
Ahmed Mourad (All Conference)
Brianna Port (Mountain Valley All-Conference), Tesa Brody
(Mountain Valley All-Conference)
Amadou Diakite (1st Team All-Region and All-Conference),
Jaleel Jean Jacques (3rd Team All-Region and All-Conference),
Juwan Malone (2nd Team All -Conference)
Niaimani Marshall (1st Team All-Region and All-Conference),
DiAsia DeBoue (3rd Team All-Region and All-Conference),
McKiea Weekes (3rd Team All-Region and All-Conference)
Bryan Green (Conference Bowler of the Year), Ethan Hadcock
(1st Team All-Conference), Richard Taylor (2nd Team All-Conference),
Hunter Meher (2nd Team All-Conference)
Makayla Williams (1st Team All-Conference and All-Region),
Shayla Staves (2nd Team All Conference), Allie Borst (2nd
Team All Conference), Rebecca Van Deusen (2nd Team All
Raiders 3.0 Club
Men’s Soccer: Mike Friguletto, Jefferson Jurado, Cameron
Volleyball: Michelle Ferraino, Raina Danylak, Tesa Brody,
Bowling: Allie Borst, Angelique LaFreniere, Makayla
Williams, Andrew Sitterly
Women’s Basketball: Camryn Meca, Shelby Dopp, Niaimani
Men’s Baskettball: Amadou Diakite
Baseball: Dan Parslow, Noah Wygel, Blake Carey, Alex Van-
Deusen, William Newcomb, Josh McCaffrey, Derek Lee
Softball: Juliana Buyce, Alex Benfatti, Lyndsay Siudy