Senior ice hockey player Mark Macdonald of Norwell was recognized with the CHAMPS/Life Skills Award for his outstanding contributions to the community and his fellow students.
Former Executive Director of Athletics John Galaris, a longtime supporter of Salem State athletics who passed away last fall, was awarded the Richard B. “Mike” O’Keefe Award for outstanding service to the athletic program. The award was accepted by Executive Vice President Dr. Stanley Cahill, a long-time colleague. Mr. and Mrs. Galaris had endowed a business school internship within the Athletic and Recreation Department.
The Most Valuable Players in each of Salem State’s sports were as follows: Baseball, Richard Fecteau of Newbury; Women’s basketball, Rachael Carter or Merrimack, N.H; Women’s soccer, Amy Griffith of Middleton; Men’s lacrosse, Ian Abrahamson of Billerica; Women’s tennis, Lauren Woods of Burlington; Men’s hockey, Eric Defelice or Chalfont, Penn.; Men’s golf, Thomas Grant of Mansfield; Women’s cross country, Amanda Porter of Danvers; Men’s tennis, David Dluznieski of Auburn; Volleyball, MacKenzie Carpenter of Peabody; Men’s cross country, Lloyd Peters of Chester; Women’s lacrosse, Kelsey Russell of Arlington; Men’s basektball, Andrew White of Medford; Softball, Cara Crowley of Lynn; Men’s soccer, Nondas Kargakis of Greece; Field hockey, Stephanie Morrison of Beverly; Women’s hockey, Jenn Toussaint of Reading.