Becker College Holds 5th Annual Senior Athletic Awards Ceremony

LEICESTER, Mass.- Becker College held its fifth annual Senior Athletic Awards Ceremony, Thursday, May 9, 2013, at new George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Campus Center in Leicester.

Coordinator of Student-Athlete Services Andrea Belis presented the Carlton A. Perry Award to Kevin Woods. Professor Woods of Criminal Justice and Legal Studies at Becker College and was presented the award for making significant contributions to the success of the Athletics Department.

Head Football Coach Mike Lichten presented the Gene R. Alley Award to Luis Sanchez. Sanchez, a standout on the football team, received the award for constantly demonstrating a commitment to service for the betterment of Becker College athletics. Sanchez played a pivotal role in helping develop highlight videos and photography for the sports information department for three years.

The John J. Dorsey Scholar Athlete Award was presented by sports information director and Becker College alumnus Matt Tittle. Senior baseball player Todd Tompkins received the award for his success on the playing field and in the classroom. An elementary education major, Tompkins was the first Becker College student-athlete to earn Capital One Academic All-America honors. Tompkins also received Dean’s List recognition four times and earned New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) All-Academic three times.

The Outstanding Female Athlete Award was presented to senior women’s soccer player Caroline Plunkett. Plunkett was the 2012 NECC Women’s Soccer Player of the Year. Plunkett also received NECC All-Conference honors all four seasons. Plunkett is the Becker College all-time leader in goals scored with 66, and she also has the single-season record for goals with 25. The Outstanding Female Athlete Award was presented by Head Women’s Soccer Coach Samly Phonesavanh.

The Outstanding Male Athlete Award was presented to senior ice hockey, men’s tennis, and golf player Branden Parkhouse. Parkhouse is the all-time goals, assists, and points leader for the Becker ice hockey team. Parkhouse also holds the Becker College record for goals in a game with five.  As a member of the golf team, Parkhouse won the NECC Rookie of the Year and All-NECC honors in 2009. As a member of the tennis team, Parkhouse earned All-NECC honors three times. As a three-sport athlete, Parkhouse excelled in the classroom as well, earning All-Academic honors six times.