Lyndon honors Winter-Spring athletes

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. — The Lyndon Department of Athletics honored its winter and spring athletes, as well as its top student-athletes from the 2011-12 school year, Thursday with its annual Spring Athletic Awards Reception.

The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Dudley Bell Outstanding Athlete Award presented to the top male and female student-athlete over the course of the past school year.

Josh Grant, a junior runner with the Hornets' men's cross country team was recipient for a third consecutive year by virtue of another outstanding performance throughout the 2011 cross country season.

In addition to the Bell Award, he also shared the prestigious Green and Gold Scholar-Athlete Award, presented to the male and female student-athlete with the highest grade-point-average, with Patrick Hilton of the Lyndon baseball and men's soccer programs.

Grant holds a grade-point average of 3.76 in Environmental Science while Hilton carries the same GPA in Business Administration and Journalism.

Michelle Wilcox, a senior from Sheldon, Vt., was awarded the Dudley Bell Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year Award for her efforts on the Lyndon women's soccer team.

Earning the Green and Gold Female Scholar-Athlete Award, was sophomore Megan Phelps of the Lyndon women's soccer team. The Lyndonville, Vt. native, who is majoring in Graphic Design, has accumulated a GPA of 3.86 thus far.

Rounding out the list of specialty award winners on the evening was senior Wildens Fils of the Lyndon men's cross country program. He received the Champions of Character Award, which is presented to the student-athlete that best exemplifies the values of respect, integrity, responsibility, servant leadership and sportsmanship.

Other award winners on the evening included:

Team Awards
Men's Basketball
Michael Tessier Award – Ben Sackett

Women's Basketball
Most Valuable Player – Donna Lawson
Coaches Award – Emily Slayton

Baseball
Claude Piche Award – Shane O'Donnell-Leach

Softball
Most Valuable Player – Meghan Gadapee
Coaches Award – Julia McNeil

Men's Tennis
Most Valuable Player – Wildens Fils
Coaches Award – Tyler Schofield 

Men's Lacrosse
Most Valuable Player – Matt Reynolds
Coaches Award – Chris Paine

Hornet Academic Team Challenge Cup

• Women's Cross Country - GPA of 3.21.

Male and Female Green & Gold Scholar-Athletes

• Josh Grant (Men's Cross Country) & Patrick Hilton (Baseball & Men's Soccer) 3.76
• Megan Phelps (Women's Soccer) 3.86

Dudley Bell Male & Female Outstanding Student-Athletes of the Year

• Josh Grant (Men's Cross Country)
• Michelle Wilcox (Women's Soccer)

Champions of Character Award

• Wildens Fils (Men's Cross Country)

Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Coach of the Year

• Mark Hilton (Assistant Baseball Coach)

LSC Scholar-Athletes
(A minimum of three semesters at Lyndon and an overall GPA of 3.3)

• Megan Phelps (Women's Soccer)
• Ani Pytlewski (Women's Cross Country)
• Michelle Wilcox (Women's Soccer)
• Joshua Grant (Men's Cross Country)
• Patrick Hilton (Men's Soccer & Baseball)
• Caleb Noble (Men's Lacrosse)
• Jianchuan (Jason) Zheng (Men's Cross Country)
• Morgan Diltz (Women's Volleyball)
• Luke Haskell (Men's Soccer & Men's Lacrosse)
• Craig Johnson (Men's Cross Country)
• Allynne O'Hearn (Women's Cross Country)
• Jaclyn Brett (Women's Volleyball)
• Naomi White (Women's Basketball)
• Erin Donnelly (Women's Tennis)
• Margaret George (Women's Tennis)
• Kelsey Johnson (Women's Tennis)
• Timothy Patten (Men's Lacrosse)
• Kyle Waterman (Men's Soccer)
• Cassie Tricou (Women's Cross Country)
• Meghan Gadapee (Softball)
• Melissa Rosato (Women's Soccer)
• Gabrielle Mathewson (Women's Cross Country)                                               

NAC Scholar-Athletes
(Junior/Senior standing and a minimum overall 3.5 GPA)

• Michelle Wilcox (Women's Soccer)
• Patrick Hilton (Men's Soccer & Baseball)
• Allynne O'Hearn (Women's Cross Country)
• Joshua Grant (Men's Cross Country)
• Luke Haskell (Men's Soccer & Men's Lacrosse)
• Craig Johnson (Men's Cross Country)
• Adele Zeh (Women's Soccer)

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