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Bryn Athyn Athletics honors student-athletes during sixth annual Awards Night

Bryn Athyn Athletics honors student-athletes during sixth annual Awards Night

BRYN ATHYN, Pa. – The Bryn Athyn College Department of Athletics honored its student-athletes during its sixth annual Bryn Athyn College Awards Night held Sunday in Asplundh Field House.

The major awards of the night went to men's basketball's Rahim Washington and women's basketball's Clayshonia Cogmon, who were named the Male and Female Athletes of the Year, respectively.

Washington became the Bryn Athyn men's basketball team's all-time leading scorer this season when he scored his 1,086th career point on Feb. 16, 2019 against Rosemont College. Earlier in the season, he scored his 1,000th career point—the third Lion in program history to do so—on Jan. 26, 2019 against Cairn. He was named to the All-Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) second team after finishing eighth in the league in scoring (15.6 ppg), 11th in rebounding (5.8 rpg), 12th in assists per game (2.3), and seventh in steals per game (1.5). He was the team leader in steals per game, second in rebounding and assists, and third in scoring.

Cogmon was tabbed as the CSAC Women's Basketball Defensive Player of the Year for the 2018-19 season. Cogmon—a CSAC third-team selection—ended the season as one of three players in the conference to average a double-double after posting 14.0 points per game, which was sixth in the league, and a conference-best 11.8 rebounds per game. She also led the conference with 3.5 steals per game. In Division III, she ranked 16th in steals per game and 22nd in rebounds per game. She also appeared in 15 matches for the women's volleyball team and recorded 34 kills and two matches for the women's lacrosse team.

Marie Daum of women's tennis and Nikita Smirnov of men's ice hockey and men's tennis were selected as the Female and Male Scholar-Athletes of the Year.

In addition to the major award winners, each team handed out the Coach's Award, Lion's Award, and Team MVP Award.

The Coach's Award is given to an athlete or athletes who best demonstrate, throughout the season, the true spirit of lion's athletics. It is an award in which the means justify the end. It is given not only for hard work and personal improvement but for a willingness to understand, to learn, to enter into a partnership with coach and teammates in an effort to recognize one's full potential. The recipient of this award has participated in the struggle and in the end found over his/her own limitations.

The Lion's Award recognizes individuals on their team who promote the values of sportsmanship, ethical play in competition, commitment to their team, and charity through service to their community.

Individual Team Award Winners
  Coach's Award Lion's Award Team MVP
Men's Cross Country Tyree Sewell Justin Rallo Shane McCurdy
Women's Cross Country Sierra Heinrichs Alair Brock Natalie Daum
Field Hockey Chantal Farmer Payton Boler Eve Miller
Men's Soccer Matheus Chaves Jacob Elder Alex Medina
Women's Soccer Jissed Rosero Alegria
Shelby Puccio
Shauna Breen Ashley Rivera
Women's Volleyball Chloe Levan Hannah Dewees Amber Wood
Men's Basketball Larry Stevenson III Anthony Burr Rahim Washington
Women's Basketball Allie Warren Janalene Phillips Clayshonia Cogmon
Ice Hockey Nikita Smirnov Vojtech Luza
Jimmy Pollock
Devon Becker
Men's Golf Julion Lever Alec Grollman Cody Smith
Men's Lacrosse Tyree Sewell Shane McCurdy Cam Leech
Women's Lacrosse Sarah Smith Chantal Farmer Tina Tu
Men's Tennis Zach Brock Jacob Elder Nikita Smirnov
Women's Tennis Alair Brock Maia Wyncoll Marie Daum