Berkeley College student-athletes honored Tuesday evening at Fourth Annual Athletics Banquet

Berkeley College student-athletes honored Tuesday evening at Fourth Annual Athletics Banquet

The Berkeley College Department of Athletics honored its student-athletes this evening at the institution's Fourth Annual Athletics Banquet held at the Venetian in Garfield, NJ. The evening was a raging success, featuring over 120 student-athletes and coaches, as well as members of the institution's administration.

In the early stages of the event, President Michael Smith made some heartfelt remarks about Berkeley College's Department of Athletics, praising the student-athletes on their athletic accomplishments while also encouraging them to continue to stay focused in the classroom. Four-year student-athlete and recent graduate Jeffrey Mejia gave a speech on what being a student-athlete at Berkeley College meant to him., and Athletic Coordinator Stephen Spagnoli served as the Master of Ceremonies for the evening. Vice President of Student Affairs and Campus Life Dallas Reed closed out the evening with a fantastic inspirational speech that is such to resonate with the students for the rest of their lives.

The recipients of all of the major team awards are below:

New Jersey Men's Soccer:

Most Valuable Player: Calvin Carbajal

Most Improved Player: Lawrence Gongora

Coaches Award: Mathew Agudelo

New York Men's Soccer:

Most Valuable Player: Ali Dawha

Most Improved Player: Daniel Ramos

Coaches Award: Samuel Nortey

Men's Cross Country:

Most Valuable Runner: Anthony Argueta

Most Improved Player: Alfred Andrade

Coaches Award: Albert Jordan

Men's Basketball:

Most Valuable Player: Stephon Jennings

Most Improved Player: Dondre Simmons

Coaches Award: Ricardo Ayuso

Men's Tennis:

Most Valuable Player: Johnathan Wilson

Most Improved Player: Sebastien Rousseau

Coaches Award: Rajah Ulrich Mopoundza

Women's Soccer:

Most Valuable Player: Ayashaii Vernon 

Most Improved Player: Gia Fernandez 

Coaches Award: Stephanie Yunga 

Women's Tennis: 

Most Improved Player: Marisol Munoz

Coaches Award: Kate Zharkova

Women's Cross Country:

Most Valuable Runner: Pamela Andrade

Most Improved Runner: Marilyn Contreras

Coaches Award: Amanda Ekornes

Women's Basketball:

Most Valuable Player: Baytania Newman

Most Improved Player: Ebony Lofton

Coaches Award: Gianna Acosta

2016-2017 Kenneth Ray Service Award Recipient

Chirrad Williams