Maine Maritime Student-Athletes Honored at Student Life Awards Banquet

Maine Maritime Student-Athletes Honored at Student Life Awards Banquet

CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy Student-Athletes were honored at the 16th Annual Student Life Awards Banquet on Wednesday, April 5.

Morgan Maxwell (Windham, Maine – Women's Lacrosse) received the Award for Athletic Leadership.

The Award for Athletic Leadership recognizes the positive contributions athletes make to the campus community. It is awarded to a student-athlete who has contributed to both campus life and demonstrated leadership within their club or varsity sport.

Alex Allen (Easton, Maine – Women's Cross Country), Cody O'Brien (Wells, Maine - Football), Gillian O'Neal (Burbank, Calif. – Volleyball) and Victor Skorapa (Freeport, Maine – Men's Cross Country) were also nominated for the Award for Athletic Leadership.

Eryn Doiron (Wilton, Maine – Women's Soccer/Basketball) received one of the Emerging Leader Awards.

The Emerging Leader Award is awarded to two first year students who have emerged as leaders during this academic year and who can be expected to continue to contribute significantly during their time at the Academy.

Abigail L'Abbé (Topsham, Maine – Women's Cross Country) and Josh Reed (Scarborough, Maine - Football) were also nominated for the Emerging Leader Award.

Thomas White (China, Maine - Men's Cross Country) received the Social Entrepreneurship Award for The College Republicans.

The Social Entrepreneurship Award is given to a student, or group of students, who have pursued an idea with the potential to enhance community or to address a community concern. Community may be defined as on or off campus. These entrepreneurs demonstrate creativity and a willingness to seize an opportunity for positive change by engaging others to develop that idea or opportunity into something more. While conventional entrepreneurs may measure performance in profit and return on investment, social entrepreneurs do not necessarily consider financial profit. They do, however, take into account a tangible and measurable positive return to community.

Robyn Larrabee (Caribou, Maine - Women's Cross Country) and Alphi Phi Omega and Corey McCoy (Cranberry Township, Pa. - Men's Cross Country) and the Woodsman Club were also nominated for the Social Entrepreneurship Award.

The Maine Maritime Football Team received the Mariner Pride Award for their victory in the 44th Annual Admiral's Cup.

The Mariner Pride Award is a community-wide nomination that honors an organization, event, or activity that enhances Mariner Pride by bringing people together and helping to strengthen the campus community. This award consists of an engraved silver tray that remains with the awardee over the next year, and inclusion of the recipient on the perpetual plaque displayed in the Harold Alfond Student Center.

The Maine Maritime Academy Volleyball Team, Elizabeth Bailey (Falmouth, Maine - Women's Cross Country) for her work on the Relay for Life and Thomas White (China, Maine - Men's Cross Country) for his work with the 2016 Election Events were also nominated for the Mariner Pride Award.

Gillian O'Neal (Burbank, Calif. – Volleyball) received the Phyllis Tenney Community Service and Leadership Award.

The Phyllis Tenney Community Service and Leadership Award is presented in honor of Phyllis Tenney who served Maine Maritime Academy and the Castine community for more than forty years through exemplary leadership, voluntarism, and community service. This award is presented to the student who has displayed exemplary dedication and loyalty to MMA, commitment and service to the Castine community, overall exemplary leadership skills, and has achieved great success academically and socially at Maine Maritime Academy.

Arik Akerberg (Milton, N.H. - Men's Cross Country) and Brendan Newcomb (Holden, Maine - Men's Basketball) were also nominated for the Phyllis Tenney Community Service and Leadership Award. Akerberg was also nominated for the Student Employee of the Year Award.

Ryan Donlon (Saco, Maine - Men's Cross Country) was nominated for the Outstanding Regimental Collaboration Award. Leah Libby (Women's Lacrosse) was nominated for the Non-Traditional Student Impact Award. Olivia Burke (China, Maine - Women's Cross Country), Mary Shea (Brownfield, Maine - Women's Cross Country), and Truman Slocum (Phippsburg, Maine - Men's Cross Country) were nominated for the Student Government Leadership Award.

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