Athletic Department Holds Annual Celebration of Athletic Excellence

Athletic Department Holds Annual Celebration of Athletic Excellence


Eliza Jalbert

Colleen Brine
Courtney Winters
Roy Mabrey

Allyn Doyle

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Student-athletes representing all 20 of Saint Anselm College’s NCAA Division II varsity sports were honored and celebrated at the 2013 Celebration of Athletic Excellence held at the Dana Center for the Humanities Monday evening. The evening’s festivities also honored six individuals who were the recipients of the Charles J. Quinn Sportsmanship Award, the Anselmian Athletic Club Student-Athlete of the Year award and the Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.

Prior to the six major award winners being recognized and celebrated, each team’s Most Valuable

Players, alongside team captains and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee members, were recognized and applauded in a slideshow. Three-year and four-year award winners were recognized and received a gift from the department – three-year winners received a jacket, while four-year winners were given a watch.

SAAC Representatives Nicole Guimond (L; Field Hockey) and William O'Connor (R; Baseball) present Donna Guimont with an award to commemorate her 36 years of service to the department after naming the department's service and leadership award the Donna M. Guimont Award.

A special tribute was also held for Associate Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator Donna Guimont, who will retire at the end of the academic year. Guimont was surprised when it was announced the department's service and leadership award that is given annually at the Paul S. Coleman Awards Ceremony will be renamed the Donna M. Guimont Award. A video (above) was shown to chronicle Guimont’s long tenure on the Hilltop.

The Charles J. Quinn Sportsmanship award, presented at the ceremony by Guimont, honors both a male and female student who best exemplifies and demonstrates the values of sportsmanship both on and off the playing surface. Both student-athletes and the team’s coaches vote for the recipients of this award. 

Junior Eliza Jalbert (Providence, R.I.) of both the field hockey and women’s lacrosse team was the female recipient of the award, while senior captain James Brine (Burlington, Mass.) was selected as the male recipient of the award. Because Brine and the rest of his teammates were on a bus to Syracuse, N.Y., as they were getting ready to take on Le Moyne College in a Northeast-10 Championship quarterfinal title, Brine’s sister, Colleen – a sophomore at Saint Anselm – accepted the award on his behalf.

The Anselmian Athletic Club Student-Athlete of the Year award, presented by Vice President for Student Affairs Dr. Joseph Horton, was voted upon by coaches and both College and athletic department administration, with the results based upon athletic accomplishments, conference and sport-specific awards and nominations, regional and national awards and nominations along with the student-athlete’s demonstrations of sportsmanship throughout the season.

Junior Courtney Winters (Swampscott, Mass.) of the women’s ice hockey team was the female winner after tallying 22 goals and 21 assists for a team-best 43 points on the season. Winters, who registered her 100th career point in the first round of the ECAC Open against Saint Michael’s on Feb. 23, ranked second in the ECAC East in both points and goals, as well as fourth in assists. On a national scale, she finished third amongst all Division II and III players in points and fifth in goals. Winters, who was just voted a captain for next season by her teammates, earned a handful of accolades this season, including CCM East Region All-America Second Team, New England Women’s Division II/III All-Star Team, ECAC Women’s East All-Conference First Team and ECAC Women’s East All-Academic Team honors.

Men’s Basketball sophomore Roy Mabrey (Belmar, N.J.) was the men’s recipient as he started all 29 games this season and averaged 17.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game, while shooting 42.7 percent from the field, including 37.2 percent from 3-point range, and 83.1 percent at the line. Mabrey ranked fourth in the Northeast-10 in scoring and eighth in free throw shooting, while ranking 75th and 86th, nationally, in those respective categories, as well as 77th in 3-pointers made per contest. Mabrey was selected to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Coaches’ Division II All-America Team, named a Division II Bulletin All-America Honorable Mention and earned spots on the NABC East All-District First Team, the Daktronics East All-Region Second Team, the ECAC Division II All-Star First Team and Northeast-10 All Conference First Team.

The Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year candidates are identified from pre-determined academic criteria – the student-athlete must have maintained a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 or higher, alongside significant academic and athletic credentials while also serving their community. The award, which was presented by Vice President for Academic Affairs Fr. Augustine Kelly, O.S.B., was designed to honor and celebrate a male and female student-athlete who demonstrates a commitment to excellence both in the classroom and on the playing surface.

Senior captain Allyn Doyle (Merrimack, N.H.) of the women’s cross country team was selected as the female Senior Scholar-Athlete of the Year. She far exceeded the GPA requirement, having been named to the Dean’s List five times. Doyle is a member of Chi Alpha Sigma, the National Student Athlete Honor Society, as well as a Psi Chi and Sigma Delta Pi, the Psychology and Spanish National Honor Society, respectively. She is a two-time member of the Northeast-10 Academic All-Conference Team, has been selected to four Northeast-10 Commissioner’s Honor Rolls and has twice qualified for United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division II All-Academic Status. Doyle serves as the Director of Spirit for the Campus Activities Board, has led and participated in both Spring and Winter Break Alternatives and is a Presidential Scholar.

On the trails, Doyle turned in an impressive senior campaign for the Hawks as she was the top Saint Anselm finisher in six of seven meets and was the second finisher in the other meet. Allyn began the season by finishing sixth in time of 19:48 at Saint Anselm’s Shacklette Invitational. Her top time of the season came at the Pop Crowell Invitational when she finished fourth at 18:50.7. Doyle wrapped up the season by placing 42nd at the NCAA East Regional, running the 6K course in a time of 23:17.5.

The men’s recipient was senior captain Jonathon O’Reilly (Plano, Texas) of the men’s lacrosse team, who was also not in attendance due to the team’s trip to Le Moyne, but has pre-recorded a speech to deliver to the crowd. O’Reilly also exceeded the GPA requirement for the award, having been named to the Dean’s List six times. He was inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma and is also a member of Delta Epsilon Sigma. O’Reilly was named to the Northeast-10 Academic All-Conference Team last season and is a seven-time member of the Northeast-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll. He won the Paul S. Coleman Service Award for the athletic department last year and is also a Presidential Scholarship recipient. Aside from being a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, he is also involved on campus as an alter server, a New Student Orientation Leader and works in the Academic Resource Center Tutor and Mentor Program.

On the field, O’Reilly played all but 2:29 in net for the Hawks this season. He led the Northeast-10 in minutes (897:15), ranked third in saves (182) and eighth in both goals-against average (10.30) and save percentage (.542).

A complete listing of team Most Valuable Players, SAAC representatives and captains is below.


SAAC Representatives


Most Valuable Player


Mike Hayden,
William O'Connor

Robert Kelly,
Richie Manzi,
William O’Connor

Richie Manzi

Men’s Basketball

John Nielsen,
Quinn Woodhouse

James Morse,
Dino Mallios

Dino Mallios

Men’s Cross Country

James Cassidy, Brendan McCormick

Sean Connolly,
Matt Gonnella

Kevin Morse


Keith Charles,
Ethan Sylvain

Chris Bent,
Keith Charles,
P.J. Senatore,
Ethan Sylvain

Chris Bent (Def.), Keith Charles (Off.)

Men’s Golf

Tyler Fay,
Tim Millett

Emilio Bardini,
Tyler Fay,
Brian Foley

Tyler Fay

Men’s Ice Hockey

Tucker Mullin,
Tyler Savage

Greg Crovo,
Tim King,
Tucker Mullin

Mike Richard

Men’s Lacrosse

Jonathon O'Reilly, Matthew Steele

James Brine,
Kyle Murphy, Jonathon O’Reilly

Andrew Messner

Men’s Skiing

Ben Roy

Joe Germaine,
Justin Redente

Justin Redente

Men’s Soccer

Kevin Greene,
Matthew McQueeney

Max Glebocki,
Eric Moriarty

Max Glebocki

Men’s Tennis

John Joyce,
Joe Zucchi

Joe Zucchi

Kyle White

Women’s Basketball

Tori Lehr,
Curran Leighton

Allie Jones,
Briana Jones,
Kierra Moore

Briana Jones

Women’s Cross Country

Erika Pakalnis,
Kayla Shannon

Allyn Doyle,
Aileen Hickey,
Joanna Marczyk

Allyn Doyle

Field Hockey

Nicole Guimond,
Eliza Jalbert

Nicole Guimond, Maura Hurley

Maura Hurley

Women’s Ice Hockey

Franny Nicholson, Courtney Winters

Jacqueline Bouchie, Ciara Petry,
Kathryn Picarello

Kathryn Picarello

Women’s Lacrosse

Sarah Doherty,
Brianna Walsh

Carrie Brophy, Bryanna Hayes, Kaleigh Hunt, Meghan Schilling

Sarah Doherty

Women’s Skiing

Monica Redente


Caitlin Forbes, Kirsten Huff

Caitlin Forbes

Women’s Soccer

Meredith Martin, Gabriella Primera

Kelli Duggan,
Siobhan Flaherty, Jackie McEvoy, Kaitlin Oldfield

Kaitlin Oldfield


Shannon Dalton, Monique Gauthier

Shannon Dalton, Lauren Galavotti, Monique Gauthier

Nicole Boucher

Women’s Tennis

Allie Lawrence,
Kate Martin,
Christine Woods

Allie Lawrence, Rachel Pedro

Allie Lawrence


Kyla Gustavson,
Kylie Kozlowski

Kyla Gustavson, Margaret Tereschuk, Meghan Shettle

Margaret Tereschuk

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