by Jim Berger, Director of Athletic Communications | May 19, 2022
LATROBE, PA – The Saint Vincent College Athletic Department has announced the recipients of its 2022 senior student-athlete awards, awarded annually to recognize athletic, academic and community service achievements of its graduating student-athletes.
Each Saint Vincent College varsity head coach nominated senior student-athletes for the four awards, including the E. Albert DeLuca Award, the William Rafferty Award, the John Granish Award and the Kristen Zawacki Award. Recipients were determined by a selection committee comprised of the College’s athletic administration.
KRISTEN ZAWACKI AWARD
Awarded in memory of the late Kristen Zawacki (1958-2010), associate athletic director and women's basketball coach, to outstanding student-athletes who demonstrate service to the Saint Vincent community.
E. ALBERT DELUCA AWARD
- Sydney Green (Greensburg, Pa./Greater Latrobe) – Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country
- Maura Skelley (Altoona, Pa./Altoona Area) – Women’s Tennis
- Kelsey Tobin (Greensburg, Pa./Hempfield) – Softball
- Cris White (Natrona Heights, Pa./Highlands) – Men’s Soccer
Awarded in memory of the late Al DeLuca (1911-68), Saint Vincent College educator and football coach, to outstanding student-athletes who have displayed responsible and dependable student leadership.
JOHN GRANISH AWARD
- Abbey Ginter (Homer City, Pa./Homer Center) – Softball
- Lauren May (Connellsville, Pa./Connellsville) – Women’s Soccer
- Ben Menarchek (Parkersburg, W.Va./Parkersburg Central) – Baseball
- Alec Richard (Palmyra, Pa./Palmyra) – Men’s Lacrosse
- Mauricio Sanchez (Barquisimeto, Venezuela/San Vicente de Paul) – Men’s Tennis
- Max Schuler (Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair) – Men’s Lacrosse
- Joey Smith (Kent Island, Md./The Gunston School) – Women’s Lacrosse
- Noah Sperling (Gibsonia, Pa./North Catholic) – Men’s Lacrosse
- Justin Wright (Greensburg, Pa/Hempfield) – Baseball
Awarded in memory of the late Saint Vincent men’s soccer coach John Granish (1949-83), who inspired student-athletes to do their best, to the graduating student-athletes who have made the most of their talent.
WILLIAM RAFFERTY AWARD
- James Carden (Hagerstown, Md./North Hagerstown) – Men’s Lacrosse
- Tyler Condrasky (Irwin, Pa./Norwin) – Men’s Lacrosse
- Jessica Guesman (Warren, Ohio/Howland) - Bowling
- Sammi Headley (Bernville, Pa./Tulpehoken) – Women’s Lacrosse
- Lauren Krecota (Marion Center, Pa./Marion Center) – Women’s Swimming
- Aaron Kuhn (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin) – Men’s Tennis
- Casey Moore (Havre de Grace, Md./Havre de Grace) – Men’s Lacrosse
- David Swisher (Gibsonia, Pa./Pine-Richland) – Men’s Track and Field/Cross Country
- Emily Taylor (Ellicott City, Md./Howard) – Women’s Lacrosse
Awarded in honor of the late William Rafferty (1911-2000), alumnus, professor and coach, to outstanding Saint Vincent athletes who have achieved excellence in academics.
- Alissa Beam (Gibsonia, Pa./Hampton) – Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country
- Mercedes Belch (Butler, Pa./Butler) – Bowling
- Josh Boland (Pittsburgh, Pa./Plum) – Men’s Tennis
- Joey Bujdos (Indiana, Pa./Indiana Area) – Men’s Track and Field/Cross Country
- Ethan Cavin (Clifton, Va./James W. Robinson Jr.) – Men’s Lacrosse
- Lauren Hartner (North Huntingdon, Pa./Norwin) – Women’s Tennis
- Hannah Irvine (Gibsonia, Pa./Deer Lakes) – Women’s Soccer
- Casey Jones (Georgetown, Pa./South Side) – Baseball
- Collin Wilson (Latrobe, Pa./Greater Latrobe – Men’s Track and Field/Cross Country