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Illinois Tech Athletics Holds 2017 Awards Banquet

Some of the individual awards handed out at Friday's banquet (photo credit: Stephen Bates, WCS Photography).
Some of the individual awards handed out at Friday's banquet (photo credit: Stephen Bates, WCS Photography).

CHICAGO, Ill. – On Friday, April 28, the Illinois Institute of Technology Athletic Department hosted its annual Student-Athlete Awards Banquet in conjunction with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Each team handed out Team MVP and Excellence in Sport Awards, while the department named its overall award winners.

A photo gallery, with images available for purchase through WCS Photography, can be found here. Below is a complete list of this year’s recipients:



ED GLANCY AWARD (MALE): Samuel Rarick, Men's Basketball

ED GLANCY AWARD (FEMALE): Irena Grauzinis, Women's Volleyball

FALL MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Quentin Dreilich, Men’s Soccer

FALL FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Anida Phetchanpheng, Women’s Soccer

WINTER MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Brendan Howley, Men’s Swimming and Diving

WINTER FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Brigitte Temple, Women’s Swimming and Diving

SPRING MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Lukasz Kupiec, Men’s Volleyball

SPRING FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Alyssa DeLuca, Women’s Lacrosse

FEMALE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Katherine Lydon, Women’s Swimming and Diving

MALE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Karsen Diepholz, Men’s Swimming and Diving


SAAC UNSUNG HERO AWARD: Olivia Kochanek, Women’s Soccer



WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: Team MVP: Katie Vosler / Excellence in Sport Award: Erin Nelson

MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY: Team MVP: Orlando Cardenas-Juan / Excellence in Sport Award: Cole Dammeier

WOMEN'S SOCCER: Team MVP: Anida Phetchanpheng / Excellence in Sport Award: Kirsten Robinson

MEN'S SOCCER: Team MVP: Zach Whritenour / Excellence in Sport Award: Idris Ayantoye

WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: Team MVP: Irena Grauzinis / Excellence in Sport Award: Reya Green

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Team MVP: Anthony Mosley Jr. / Excellence in Sport Award: Vignesh Rajagopal

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Team MVP: Kaylee Wicka / Excellence in Sport Award: Raiven Johnson

MEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING: Team MVP: Karsen Diepholz / Excellence in Sport Award: Jay Korhonen

WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING: Team MVP: Katherine Lydon / Excellence in Sport Award: Delaney Shepherd

BASEBALL: Team MVP: Zachary Dickey / Excellence in Sport Award: James Tarala

WOMEN'S LACROSSE: Team MVP: Alyssa DeLuca / Excellence in Sport Award: Mallory Tognetti

MEN'S TRACK AND FIELD: Team MVP: Saisaketh Valluri / Excellence in Sport Award: David Foreman

WOMEN'S TRACK AND FIELD: Team MVP: Emmalee Ciriacks / Excellence in Sport Award: Juila Briden

MEN'S VOLLEYBALL: Team MVP: Lukasz Kupiec / Excellence in Sport Award: Derek Bostick