By The Beacon Sports Staff
Last night the Southern Maine Community College’s Athletic Department honored the student athletes of SMCC at its annual student-athletes awards ceremony held at Purpoodock Country Club in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
After a social hour where students-athletes, family and friends gathered and relived the highlights of this past year, the award ceremony got under way. Awards were given out in a series that included: the Donald Ferrante Award for the Most Improved Athlete (male and female); the Carroll Rines Award for the Sports Person of the Year (male and female); the Timothy D. Hagerman Scholarship, which is given to a returning men’s basketball player who puts his team before himself and is a positive member of the school community; and the John Dakin Award, which is given to a non-student-athlete who gave of their time to promote SMCC Athletics — someone who volunteered or gave of their self above and beyond what the expectation might have been.
Jamal Durrani and Lauryn Fagan would take home the honors of being named the recipients of the Donald Ferrante Award. Durrani would be recognized for the improvement he has shown on the soccer pitch, while Fagan would be recognized for her work on the women’s basketball team and softball diamond.
Ally Ruth and Caleb Chambers were recognized as the Carroll Rines Award winners for their dedication to the basketball and baseball teams.
The Timothy D. Hagerman Award would be presented to Tyler Mickle for his efforts and energy with the men’s basketball team as well as being a positive member of the school community.
William Tiner and Matthew Wilcox-Anderson were recognized as the John Dakin Award recipients for the work they have done videotaping and compiling highlights of the SeaWolves sports teams in action and promoting the SMCC athletic teams and individual athletes.