CASTINE, Maine - Maine Maritime honored its student-athletes at the annual End of the Year Athletic Awards inside of Smith Gymnasium on Wednesday, April 11. Kylie Bradley (Westborough, Mass.) and Cody O'Brien (Wells, Maine) were honored as Senior Scholar Athletes and Alayne Felix (Mahopac, N.Y.) and Corey Creeger (Biddeford, Maine) took home the Athlete of the Year awards for 2017-18.
Also this year the Mariners honored their Leaders of the Year for the first time. Kylie Bradley and Brendan Newcomb (Holden, Maine) received the inaugural Leaders of the Year awards.
Kylie Bradley - 2017-18 Female Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year & 2017-18 Mariners Female Leader of the Year – Women's Soccer
Bradley, a Marine Engineering Technology major, boasts a 3.72 GPA. Bradley, a two-year captain and two-time North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Sportsmanship Team selection, earned back-to-back NAC Second Team honors and was named to the NAC All-Academic team three times. Bradley appeared in 14 games for the Mariners this season and was part of a defense that only allowed 1.44 goals per game against NAC opponents. Off the field Bradley is a member of the Regiment of Midshipmen and is involved in numerous other community service and campus activities.
Cody O'Brien - 2017-18 Male Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year – Football
O'Brien the lone captain for the Mariners this season and Marine Engineer Technology major, boasts a 3.78 GPA. O'Brien appeared in all nine games for the Mariners this season, totaling 64 tackles, including 29 solo stops, 2.5 tackles for a loss, a forced fumble, and a broken up pass. O'Brien was named to the 2017 NEWMAC Football All-Sportsmanship Team and NEWMAC Football Academic All-Conference Team. The senior was also named a Semifinalist for 2017 Campbell Trophy and is a 2015 & 2016 New England Football Conference All-Academic team selection.
O'Brien was part of the Regimental Training Staff, Bravo Company Commander and serves as the President of the Knights of Columbus Service Club.
Alayne Felix - 2017-18 Female Athlete of the Year – Junior – Women's Basketball
Felix led the women's basketball team in field goals made (172), field goal percentage (48.7), free throws made (101), free throws attempted (127), offensive rebounds (80), defensive rebounds (133), rebounds per game (7.6), assists (74), steals (45), blocks (21), and scoring (16.2 ppg). Felix earned NAC First Team All-Conference honors for the third-consecutive season and was named to the MWBCA First Team All-State for the second straight season. During the season she earned four NAC Player of the Week nods, two ECAC Division III North Player of the Week nods a MWBCA Player of the Week and Co-Player of the Week honor, while also being named to the NEWBA Honor Roll four times. Felix helped lead the Mariners to their first 20-win season since 2006-2007 and first NAC Championship appearance since 2007-2008, where she earned NAC All-Tournament Team honors. This season, Felix scored in double figures in all 28 games and reached the 1,000 point mark this season in just 53 career games.
Corey Creeger – 2017-18 Male Athlete of the Year – Senior – Football
Creeger led the Mariners this season with 1,571 scrimmage yards, including a team-leading 782 rushing yards. The senior ran for nine touchdowns, while adding 789 yards and seven touchdowns in the air. Creeger was named the NEWMAC Offensive Player of the Week twice and to the D3 Football Team of the Week for his efforts against Massachusetts Maritime, where he rushed for 209 yards and threw for 160 yards, setting a new single-game record for yards of total offense. Creeger also served as the team's punter, accumulating 1,382 punting yards, and tallied two extra points.
Brendan Newcomb – 2017-18 Mariners Male Leader of the Year – Senior – Men's Basketball
Newcomb, a two-year captain and two-time NAC All-Academic team selection was also named to the NABC Honors Court and was a nominee for the 2017 NABC Good Works Team. This season, Newcomb scored his 1,000th career point and left his mark in the Maine Maritime record books, becoming the all-time leader in three-pointers made (253), free throw percentage (84.1), games played (98) and minutes played (3,261). Off the court Newcomb was a three-year nominee for the Phyllis Tenney Community Service and Leadership Award and received the 2018 award.
The Athletic department recognized 33 four-year athletes, 91 All-Academic selections, 31 All-Conference selections, Elite 8 honorees and the 2017 NAC Volleyball Championship Team.
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