Berkeley College Student-Athletes Honored for Academic and Athletics at Fourth Annual Athletics Banquet

 

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2017
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
973-278-5400, ext. 1-5122
igl@BerkeleyCollege.edu
 

BERKELEY COLLEGE STUDENT-ATHLETES HONORED
FOR ACADEMICS AND ATHLETICS
AT FOURTH ANNUAL ATHLETICS BANQUET

Men’s Basketball Team Celebrates National Title

 

Photo Caption A: Berkeley College student-athletes on the Men’s Basketball team, here with their coaching staff, receive honors from the Berkeley College Department of Athletics during the Fourth Annual Athletics Banquet, held on May 9, 2017, at The Venetian in Garfield, NJ. The team set records this year by winning their third consecutive title for Men’s Basketball in Division II of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association, and continuing a 53-game winning streak. 

The Berkeley College Department of Athletics honored its student-athletes during the Fourth Annual Athletics Banquet, held on May 9, 2017, at The Venetian in Garfield, NJ. Student-athletes competing in basketball, soccer, tennis, and cross country were joined by their coaches and members of the Berkeley College administration to celebrate achievements made in both athletics and academics.

Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College, praised the student-athletes for overcoming adversities to succeed not just on the court or field, but in the classroom as well. He also encouraged the student-athletes to remember the wisdom and guidance they have received from their coaches on their paths toward graduation and dynamic careers.

“Great coaches inspire success on and off the court or field,” President Smith said. “I thank the Berkeley College coaches for their commitment to guiding our student-athletes to all-around success.”

To read more about the Fourth Annual Athletics Banquet in a story by Stephen Spagnoli, Assistant Director of Athletics, click here.

 

 

Photo Caption B: Berkeley College student-athletes on the Women’s Basketball team, here with their coaching staff, receive honors from the Berkeley College Department of Athletics during the Fourth Annual Athletics Banquet, held on May 9, 2017, at The Venetian in Garfield, NJ.
 

Photo Caption C: Berkeley College student-athletes on the Men’s Cross-Country team, here with their coach, receive honors from the Berkeley College Department of Athletics during the Fourth Annual Athletics Banquet, held on May 9, 2017, at The Venetian in Garfield, NJ.
 

Photo Caption D: Berkeley College student-athletes on the Women’s Cross-Country team, here with their coach, receive honors from the Berkeley College Department of Athletics during the Fourth Annual Athletics Banquet, held on May 9, 2017, at The Venetian in Garfield, NJ.


Photo Caption E: Berkeley College student-athletes on the New York Men’s Soccer team, here with their coach, receive honors from the Berkeley College Department of Athletics during the Fourth Annual Athletics Banquet, held on May 9, 2017, at The Venetian in Garfield, NJ.

 

 Photo Caption F: Berkeley College student-athletes on the New Jersey Men’s Soccer team, here with their coach, receive honors from the Berkeley College Department of Athletics during the Fourth Annual Athletics Banquet, held on May 9, 2017, at The Venetian in Garfield, NJ.

 

 

Photo Caption G: Berkeley College student-athletes on the Women’s Soccer team, here with their coach, receive honors from the Berkeley College Department of Athletics during the Fourth Annual Athletics Banquet, held on May 9, 2017, at The Venetian in Garfield, NJ.

 

Photo Caption H: Berkeley College student-athlete Marisol Munoz (right) of Queens, NY, on the Women’s Tennis team, with coach Jeff Menaker.  The team received honors from the Berkeley College Department of Athletics during the Fourth Annual Athletics Banquet, held on May 9, 2017, at The Venetian in Garfield, NJ.



Photo Caption I: Berkeley College student-athletes on the Men’s Tennis team, here with their coach, receive honors from the Berkeley College Department of Athletics during the Fourth Annual Athletics Banquet, held on May 9, 2017, at The Venetian in Garfield, NJ.

Recipients of each team award presented during the Fourth Annual Athletics Banquet are as follows: 

New Jersey Men’s Soccer:
Most Valuable Player: Calvin Carbajal of Kearny, NJ
Most Improved Player: Lawrence Gongora of Kearny, NJ
Coach’s Award: Mathew Agudelo of Clifton, NJ

New York Men’s Soccer:
Most Valuable Player: Ali Dawha of Abuja, Nigeria
Most Improved Player: Daniel Ramos of Manhattan, NY
Coach’s Award: Samuel Nortey of Manhattan, NY

Men’s Cross Country:
Most Valuable Runner: Anthony Argueta of Fairview, NJ
Most Improved Player: Alfred Andrade of Elizabeth, NJ
Coach’s Award: Albert Jordan of Newark, NJ

Men’s Basketball:
Most Valuable Player: Stephon Jennings of Manhattan, NY
Most Improved Player: Dondre Simmons of Brooklyn, NY
Coach’s Award: Ricardo Ayuso of Brooklyn, NY

Men’s Tennis:
Most Valuable Player: Johnathan Wilson of Otisville, NY
Most Improved Player: Sebastien Rousseau of Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Coach’s Award: Rajah Ulrich Mopoundza of Pointe Noire, Republic of the Congo

Women’s Soccer:
Most Valuable Player: Ayashaii Vernon of Brooklyn, NY
Most Improved Player: Gia Fernandez of the Bronx, NY
Coach’s Award: Stephanie Yunga of Union City, NJ

Women’s Tennis: 
Most Improved Player: Marisol Munoz of Queens, NY
Coach’s Award: Ekaterina Zharkova of
Chelyabinsk, Russia

Women’s Cross Country:
Most Valuable Runner: Pamela Andrade of North Bergen, NJ
Most Improved Runner: Marilyn Contreras of Passaic, NJ
Coach’s Award: Amanda Ekornes of Sykkylven, Norway

Women’s Basketball:
Most Valuable Player: Baytania Newman of Brooklyn, NY
Most Improved Player: Ebony Lofton of Brooklyn, NY
Coach’s Award: Gianna Acosta of Jersey City, NJ

A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 8,000 students – including more than 550 international students – in its Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers an MBA in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.

Berkeley College has three New York campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are five campuses – Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. For four consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.

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