Berkeley College Banquet Honors More than 100 Student-Athletes for Persistence and Dedication

TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2018
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Berkeley College honored more than 100 student-athletes during the Fifth Annual Athletics Banquet, held on May 1, 2018, at the Venetian in Garfield, NJ. Twenty-three athletes received special recognition for their athletic prowess, team spirit, or improvement during the season.

Andy DeStephano, Director of Athletics, congratulated the student-athletes on their hard work and persistence.

“Regardless of our challenges, we still find a way to succeed,” Mr. Stephano said. “We still find a way to win and we do it with grace and dignity.”

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Photo Caption: Andy DeStephano, Director of Athletics, congratulates student-athletes on their hard work and persistence during the Fifth Annual Berkeley College Athletics Banquet, held on May 1, 2018.

The 2017-2018 season came with many highlights.

  • The Men’s Basketball team won the Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) regular and postseason championships and its fourth United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Division II Championship;
  • Seven student-athletes were named to HVIAC or USCAA All-Academic teams for high achievements in both athletics and academics;
  • Eleven student-athletes were named to HVIAC All-Conference teams;
  • Four student-athletes were named USCAA All-Americans;
  • Student-athletes received HVIAC Rookie of the Year honors in Men’s Soccer and Men’s Cross-Country; HVIAC Player of the Year honors in Women’s Basketball; and USCAA Division II Player of the Year honors in Men’s Basketball; and
  • Seven Berkeley College teams competed in HVIAC Championship tournaments.

Michael J. Smith, President of Berkeley College, applauded the graduating seniors and their work not only on the court or the field, but also in the classroom.

“As students, you have an opportunity to determine what your story is going to be,” President Smith said. “You are writing a tremendous chapter right now. I’m so proud of all you have accomplished.”

The Berkeley College Department of Athletics also recognized Joe Tribuzio of Westchester County with the Kenneth Ray Service Award, which honors an individual who puts forth a tireless effort in support of the College’s athletics programs. Mr. Tribuzio, who serves as the sports announcer for the Knights, is a staple at the College’s home games.

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Photo Captions: (Above) Berkeley College recognizes student-athletes and coaches during its Fifth Annual Athletics Banquet, held on May 1, 2018. Clockwise from top left are student-athletes from the New Jersey Men’s Soccer team, New York Men’s Soccer team, Women’s Basketball team, Men’s and Women’s Cross-Country teams, Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams, and New York Men’s Basketball team. (Below) Andy DeStephano, Director of Athletics (left) and Stephen Spagnoli, Assistant Director of Athletics (right) recognize Joe Tribuzio of Westchester County with the Kenneth Ray Service Award. Mr. Tribuzio serves as the sports announcer for the Knights.

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