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Scarlet Hawks - Thu, May. 1, 2014
 

Chicago, IL – The 2013-2014 Illinois Tech student-athletes were honored on Thursday night as the athletics department held its annual Athletic Awards Banquet.  It was an evening during which current student-athletes came together to be recognized for the year's accomplishments and give thanks and farewell to the seniors who have contributed a great deal to the Scarlet Hawk community. Each of the 13 current teams presented a Most Valuable Player and an Excellence in Sport Award.  In addition, six department awards were handed out to a few standout student-athletes.

The following are the individual awards given by each team:

Baseball:  Michael Malfeo (Excellence in Sport), Austin Boos (MVP)

Men's Basketball: Anthony Loss (Excellence in Sport), Samuel Rarick (MVP)

Women's Basketball:  Adrianna Maron (Excellence in Sport), Lauren Capuano (MVP)

Men's Cross-Country: Samuel Wietlispach (Excellence in Sport), Phillip Cano (MVP)

Women's Cross-Country:  Courtney Rouse (Excellence in Sport), Anne Crotteau (MVP)

Men's Soccer:  Olurotimi Timi Akindele (Excellence in Sport), Nordine Amlaiky (MVP)

Women's Soccer: Veronica Torres (Excellence in Sport), Adrianna Maron (MVP)

Men's Swimming & Diving:  Billy Bafia (Excellence in Sport), Ray Mohaimani (MVP)

Women's Swimming & Diving:  Abigail Maze (Excellence in Sport), Nicole Frantz (MVP)

Men's Track & Field:  Teva Venet (Excellence in Sport), Mitchlie Martyr (MVP)

Women's Track & Field:  April Wanagas (Excellence in Sport), Anne Crotteau (MVP)

Women's Volleyball:  Roma Mirutenko (Excellence in Sport), Kate Kendall (MVP)

Women's Lacrosse:  Chelsea Badiola (Excellence in Sport), Taylor Thompson (MVP)

 

The Illinois Tech Female and Male Freshmen of the Year awards were presented to Taylor Thompson and Samuel Rarick, respectively. Thompson, the freshman goalkeeper for the inaugural lacrosse team, carried herself with poise throughout the season.  She faced an amazing 419 shots in the Spring.  Rarick is a member of the men's basketball team.  He averaged 16.5 points per game, shot a team high 54.4% from the field, and scored 396 points.  He also averaged 7.8 rebounds a game, had 22 blocks, and six double-doubles this year.  He scored an impressive 42 points against Lincoln Christian University in February.   

The Illlinois Tech athletics department then presented the Shommer-Weismann Award, given to an academic junior who has made outstanding academic progress through the first three years at the university while also being a contributing member of their respective team. The 2013 Shommer-Weismann Award went to women's soccer captain, Veronica Torres. Torres has excelled in the classroom and on the field for three years, compiling 12 goals and 11 assists in her career so far.  She missed 10 games this Fall due to injury but remained a crucial piece in the team's success, always providing leadership and dedication for the program.

Next up were the Ed Glancy Female and Male awards, honoring senior athletes who exemplify the IIT definition of a student-athlete. Nominees have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and have garnered both athletic and academic accolades throughout their tenure at the university. The Ed Glancy awards were presented to men's swimmer Felipe Bergh and women's volleyball player Kate Kendall. Bergh scored 17 points through the first half of the season before injuring his neck. He is involved in undergrad research at the Flow Physics Lab, a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, the Brazilian Student Organization, and Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society.  He was also a Scholar Athlete in the 2013 NAIA Nationals.  Kendall has appeared in 472 total career sets while posting 101 total blocks and 116 service aces.  Her 1044 total digs goes along with 1427 career-kills which ranks her number one all-time in Illinois Tech program history.   

The final award of the night was the Benjamin Stark Award, named after the Scarlet Hawks' longtime Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR) and professor of biology. The award is presented to an athlete who has displayed him/herself as an outstanding citizen of IIT and best represents the university's mission and vision. The 2014 winner was Olurotimi Timi Akindele, a member of the Scarlet Hawk men's soccer team.   He is working on his Bachelor's Degree of Science in Political Science with a minor in Human Resoures.  He is an active member of numerous student organizations including the Student Government Association, the International Students Organization, and the African Students Organization.  He has been an honorable contributor to the Illinois Tech community.

 

Female Freshman of the Year award was presented to Taylor Thompson (Lacrosse)

Male Freshman of the Year award was presented to Samuel Rarick (Men's Basketball)

Shommer-Weismann Award went to Veronica Torres (Women's Soccer)

Ed Glancy awards were presented to Felipe Bergh (Men's Swimming) and Kate Kendall (Women's Volleyball)

Benjamin Stark award winner was Olurotimi Timi Akindele (Men's Soccer)

 
 
 
Scoreboard
Thursday, May 15
Men's T & F
IIT at No Team Score
Gregory Invitational (@ North Central College)
results
Women's T & F
IIT at No Team Score
Gregory Invitational (@ North Central College)
results
Friday, May 9
Men's T & F
IIT at No Team Score
Dr. Keeler Invite (@ North Central College)
results
Women's T & F
IIT at No Team Score
Dr. Keeler Invite (@ North Central College)
results
Saturday, May 3
Baseball
Maranatha Baptist Bible College at 7
IIT 19
@ US Cellular Field Home of the Chicago White Sox
stats - recap
Friday, May 2
Baseball
Maranatha Baptist Bible College at 1
IIT 11
Donation Night for the St. James Food Pantry
stats - recap
Wednesday, Apr 30
Baseball
Calvin College at (8) 10
IIT 5
stats - recap
Calvin College at 13
IIT 0
stats - recap
Sunday, Apr 27
Baseball
IIT at (8) 4
Purdue University Calumet 5
stats - recap
IIT at 0
Purdue University Calumet 6
stats - recap
Saturday, Apr 26
Baseball
IIT at 4
Maranatha Baptist Bible College 2
stats - recap
IIT at 5
Maranatha Baptist Bible College 0
stats - recap
Friday, Apr 25
Men's T & F
IIT at 9th of 16
Twilight Invitational (@ Benedictine University)
results - recap
Women's T & F
IIT at No Team Score
Twilight Invitational (@ Benedictine University)
results - recap
Monday, Apr 21
Baseball
Purdue University-North Central at 12
IIT 2
stats - recap
Purdue University-North Central at (5) 8
IIT 8
Game was stopped after completion of 5th due to weather.
stats - recap
Saturday, Apr 19
Women's Lacrosse
University of Dubuque at 20
IIT 5
stats
Friday, Apr 18
Baseball
Finlandia University at 6
IIT 12
stats - recap
Finlandia University at 0
IIT 12
stats - recap
Thursday, Apr 17
Baseball
Lakeland College at 1
IIT 10
stats - recap
Saturday, Aug 23
Women's Soccer
Benedictine University at 6:00pm
IIT CST
Sunday, Aug 24
Men's Soccer
Concordia Illinois at 1:00pm
IIT CST
Friday, Aug 29
Men's Cross Country
IIT at 5:00pm
Elmhurst Invite
Women's Cross Country
IIT at 5:00pm
Elmhurst Invite
Saturday, Aug 30
Men's Soccer
IIT vs 3:00pm
Waynesburg College CST
Defiance Tournament in Defiance, OH
Women's Soccer
IIT at 2:00pm
College of Staten Island CST
College of Staten Island Fall Classic (NY)
Sunday, Aug 31
Women's Soccer
IIT vs 2:00pm
John Jay College of Criminal Justice CST
College of Staten Island Fall Classic (NY)
Monday, Sep 1
Men's Soccer
IIT at 11:00am
Defiance College CST
Defiance Tournament in Defiance, OH
Wednesday, Sep 3
Volleyball
Alverno College at 7:00pm
IIT CST
Friday, Sep 5
Men's Soccer
Andrews University at 3:00pm
IIT CST
Women's Soccer
Albion College at 8:00pm
IIT CST
Saturday, Sep 6
Volleyball
IIT vs  
TBA  
Rose-Hulman Invite
Sunday, Sep 7
Men's Soccer
Finlandia University at 3:30pm
IIT CST
Women's Soccer
St. Mary's at 1:00pm
IIT CST
Volleyball
IIT vs  
TBA  
Rose-Hulman Invite
Wednesday, Sep 10
Men's Soccer
IIT at 7:00pm
Wisconsin Lutheran College CST
Friday, Sep 12
Women's Soccer
Dominican University at 7:00pm
IIT CST
Volleyball
IIT at 2:00pm
Alverno College CST
IIT at 3:45pm
Northland College CST
Saturday, Sep 13
Men's Cross Country
IIT at 11:00am
Concordia University Wisconsin