Arlington, Va. – Marymount University’s athletics department announced its year-end awards at its annual student-athlete recognition banquet on Sunday afternoon. Senior women’s basketball player Katelyn Fischer repeated as Female Athlete of the Year while junior men’s lacrosse standout Connor Kellogg was named Male Athlete of the Year.
On the academic side, Fischer was also named the Linda McMahon Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year while senior men’s golfer Nick Ryerson garnered Linda McMahon Male Scholar Athlete of the Year honors, both for the second year in a row. Lynne Shank was honored with the James Shelton Award.Male and Female Athlete of the Year AwardsConnor Kellogg, Jr., Men’s Lacrosse
Kellogg has been nothing if not consistent his entire tenure at Marymount. A starter since the minute he stepped foot on campus, he helped lead his program to its best finish in over a decade.
Lead the squad in scoring, both goals and assists, Kellogg was ranked top-10 in the Capital Athletic Conference in both stats. He recorded 10 multi-goal games including five hat tricks, four goals once and a career-high five goals once as well.
On the national stage, he’s ranked in points, goals and assists and is a key component to a man-up unit that’s ranked 12th overall in all of NCAA Division III.
This season, he became just the 15th Saint to reach 100 career points in program history.Katelyn Fischer, Sr., Women’s Basketball
A year after putting together one of the best season’s in program history, Fischer more than one-upped herself this season. Named an honorable mention All-American and CAC Player of the Year, both for the second-straight season, she also became the first ever Marymount student-athlete to garner First Team Academic-All America recognition.
Fischer was named First Team All-Conference, was the D3Hoops.com Atlantic Region Player of the Year and was a finalist for the Josten’s Trophy, awarded annually to the top Division III basketball player in the nation. The Saints won its 12th CAC Championship in program history and made the 17th appearance in the NCAA Tournament before eventually falling in the second round.
She also hit a career milestone by scoring her 1,000th career point and became just the sixth Saints in school history to amass 1,000 career points to go with 300 rebounds, 300 assists and 150 steals.Linda McMahon Scholar-Athlete of the Year AwardNick Ryerson, Sr., Men’s Golf
Ryerson posted perfect 3.966 grade point average with a major in business. A three-time CAC Scholar-Athlete, he helped his team to one of the best seasons in program history. Katelyn Fischer, Sr., Women’s Basketball
Fischer posted a perfect 4.0 grade point average with a major in business. She was the CAC Player of the Year, and Honorable Mention All-American, both for the second-straight year, along with earning Capital One Bank/CoSIDA First Team Academic All-America honors.James Shelton AwardLynne Shank
The James Shelton award is presented to the person who personifies the positive nature, loyalty, team-first attitude, and commitment to Marymount for which James Shelton has always been known. Shank can be seen on the sidelines of multiple teams’ events, cheering on the Saints and checking in with student-athlete’s lives whenever she sees them on campus. From the minute she stepped foot on Marymount’s campus nearly two years ago, she has bled Blue and White and more than encouraged her twin daughters to do the same.Male Athlete of the YearConnor Kellogg, Jr., Men’s LacrosseFemale Athlete of the YearKatelyn Fischer, Sr., Women’s BasketballLinda McMahon Male Scholar-Athlete of the YearNick Ryerson, Sr., Men’s GolfLinda McMahon Female Scholar-Athlete of the YearKatelyn Fischer, Sr., Women’s BasketballJames Shelton AwardLynne Shank
Team MVP and Coaches Awards
Men’s Cross Country – Dalton Royal (MVP)
Men’s Cross Country – Kevin Farmer (Coach’s Award)
Women’s Cross Country – Payton Bodecker (MVP)
Women’s Cross Country – Katie Maloney (Coach’s Award)
Men’s Soccer – Edwin Rivera (MVP)
Men’s Soccer – Jorge Alvarado (Coach’s Award)
Women’s Soccer – Katie Hamelin (MVP)
Women’s Soccer – Julie Fioramonti (Coach’s Award)
Volleyball - Jenn Forbes (MVP)
Volleyball - Melissa Warren (Coach's Award)
Men’s Basketball – Aaron Walsh (Coach’s Award)
Women’s Basketball – Katelyn Fischer (MVP)
Women’s Basketball – Tynisha Parks (Coach’s Award)
Men’s Swimming – Joseph Gardner (MVP)
Men’s Swimming – Matt Ward (Coach’s Award)
Women’s Swimming – Casey Thomas (MVP)
Women’s Swimming – Bridget Wunderly (Coach’s Award)
Golf – Peter Johns (MVP)
Golf – Brad Johnson (Coach’s Award)
Men’s Lacrosse – Connor Kellogg (MVP)
Men’s Lacrosse – Chris Pritchard (Coach’s Award)
Women’s Lacrosse – Molly Maher (MVP)
Women’s Lacrosse – Shaina Crowhurst (Coach’s Award)