NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The Merrimack College Athletics Department announced its 2021 Leadership, Excellence, Achievement and Determination (L.E.A.D.) Award winners, recognizing various student-athletes, teams and groups for accomplishments during the 2020-21 academic year.
The awards given out included the Club Sports Team of the Year, the Athletics Unsung Hero Award, the Athletics Faculty Member of the Year, the Female and Male Rookie of the Year, Strength and Conditioning Awards, the Athletics Community Service Award, the Academic Teams of the Year, Athletic Director Awards, and the Female and Male Athletes of the Year.
Club Sports Team of the Year
Award Description: The Club Sports Team of Year is awarded annually to the Merrimack club that has not only achieved success on the playing field but also exhibited a commitment to student-driven leadership through community involvement, successfully working with members of the Merrimack community and positively representing Merrimack College as a whole.
Winner: The Merrimack College Dance Team & Figure Skating Team
Athletics Unsung Hero Award
Award Description: The Unsung Hero Award goes to an entity who works tirelessly behind the scenes to support Merrimack’s student-athletes and exhibits an excellent work ethic and appreciation and pride in being a Warrior.
Winner: Merrimack College COVID-19 Response Team
Athletics Faculty Member of the Year
Winner: Jasmine Khamis
Male & Female Rookie of the Year
Winners: Malik Edmead (men’s basketball) // Bryant Skurbe (baseball) & Alana Johnson (Women’s Track & Field)
Male & Female Strength and Conditioning Awards
Winners: Cory Hagerman (football) & Audrey Regan (women’s rowing)
Athletics Community Service Award
Winner: Field Hockey
Male & Female Academic Teams of the Year
Winners: Men’s Ice Hockey & Women’s Lacrosse
Athletic Director Awards
Winners: Zoe Driscoll-Sbar (softball), Daryl Loreus (men’s track & field), Megan Langlois (women’s soccer), Andrea Frassine (men’s soccer), Mike McCarthy (football), Christian Thomas (men’s lacrosse) and Isabella Tersoni (women’s lacrosse)
Male & Female Athletes of the Year
Winners: Riley Sorenson (baseball) & Meghan Dzialo (women’s lacrosse)