The John D. Galaris Female and Male Student-Athlete Awards were given to Courtney Lynch and Matt Sebet, respectively.
Lynch, a four-year starter and two-time captain of the Salem State field hockey team, led the team in goals and assists and guided her squad to a postseason bid. Additionally, she was a four-time member of the All-Little East Academic Team and member of its 2012 All-Conference Team. A versatile leader who played multiple positions for the betterment of the team, she carried a 3.76 GPA and was a three-year member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee at SSU.
Sebet was a three-year starter for the Salem State golf team and two-time captain on the links. Possessing tremendous character on and off the course, he was a two-time member of the New England Intercollegiate Golf Association All-Tournament Team and a member of three MASCAC title teams. A 2013 NCAA All-American Scholar nominee, Sebet was a three-year Dean’s List student with a 3.3 GPA. In addition, he was a three-time All-Conference performer and an All-New England selection.
In addition to two-sport MVP Dullea, three local standouts were also honored as being MVPs of their respective teams at Salem State: Amy Griffith of Middleton (women’s soccer), Katie Herlihy of Marblehead (women’s cross country) and MacKenzie Carpenter of Peabody (volleyball).
Salem State’s other team MVPs included Ryan Hyjek, baseball; Ian Abrahamson, men’s lacrosse; Jessica Spinale, women’s tennis; Matt Kenline, men’s ice hockey; Thomas Grant, men’s golf; Katie Herlihy of Marblehead, women’s cross country; Ken Hodgkins, men’s tennis; Brett McCoy, men’s cross country; Andrew White, men’s basketball; Alyssa Bryan, softball; Eryk Fernandez, men’s soccer; Erin Wilson, field hockey; and Jenn Toussaint, women’s ice hockey.
In total, 54 Salem State seniors were honored for their collegiate athletic careers last night.