Plymouth State Athletics presents Panther Awards

One prestigious award given to each team

               PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The Plymouth State University athletic department presented the annual Panther Awards on Monday evening in a ceremony attended by President Sara Jayne Steen.

               Each of the 18 PSU athletic teams, plus the competitive cheer and athletic training programs, presents a Panther Award to the individual in their program who best represents Plymouth State on the field, in the classroom and in the community, with each of the teams setting its own specific criteria for the award. The recipients are recognized publicly in a department ceremony that included more than 500 PSU students and student-athletes.

               The following are the 2012-13 Panther Award recipients: 

Sport Name Class. Major Hometown/High School
Baseball Rew Wilson Sr. Env. Science & Policy Niantic, Conn./East Lyme
Men’s Basketball Kevin Eisenberg Sr. Sports Management Moultonboro, N.H./Moult.Academy
Women’s Basketball Kaylee Towle Sr. Business Admin. Dover, N.H./Dover
Competitive Cheer Jessica Caisse Sr. Childhood Studies Hudson, N.H./Alvirne
Field Hockey Olivia Colborn Sr. Physical Education Lancaster, N.H./White Mtn. Reg.
Football Mike Miller Sr. Childhood Studies North Andover, Mass./No. Andover
Men’s Ice Hockey JC Richardson Sr. Business Admin. Fort Collins, Colo./Fort Collins
Women’s Ice Hockey Montanna Heinlein Sr. Childhood Studies St. Albans, Vt./Bellows Free Acad.
Men’s Lacrosse Mike Ventura Sr. Marketing Columbia, N.J. / North Warren Reg.
Women’s Lacrosse Rachel Fistori So. Criminal Justice Medford, Mass./Arlington Cath.
Men’s Skiing Chris Beadon Sr. Marketing Ridgefield, Conn./Stratton Mtn
Women’s Skiing Martina Ryberg Sr. Management Stockholm, Sweden
Men’s Soccer Parker Spear Sr. Business Admin. Sodus Point, N.Y./Sodus Central
Women’s Soccer Chelsea Duval Sr. Athletic Training Dover, N.H./Dover
Softball Jenn Bove Sr. Psychology Medford, Mass./Medford
Women’s Swim/Diving Amy Mulhern Sr. Env. Science & Policy Taunton, Mass.Taunton
Women’s Tennis Sara Burke Sr. Management Barrington, R.I./Barrington
Volleyball Elissa Morin Sr. Social Work Nashua, N.H./Nashua North
Wrestling Femi Wheeler Sr. Physical Education Mamaroneck, N.Y. /Mamaroneck
Athletic Training Jonathan Hartman Sr. Athletic Training Derry, N.H./Pinkerton Academy

(Front Row, L-R) Rachel Fistori (Lacrosse), Mike Ventura (Lacrosse), Olivia Colborn (Field Hockey), Elissa Morin (Volleyball), Jessica Caisse (Competitive Cheer), Amy Mulhern (Swimming & Diving), Kaylee Towle (Basketball), Jenn Bove (Softball), Sara Burke (Tennis).

(Back Row, L-R) Kevin Eisenberg (Basketball), Rew Wilson (Baseball), Femi Wheeler (Wrestling), Mike Miller (Football), Jonathan Hartman (Athletic Training), President Steen, Pemi the Panther, Chelsea Duval (Soccer), Montanna Heinlein (Ice Hockey), Chris Beadon (Skiing), Parker Spear (Soccer), JC Richardson (Ice Hockey), Martina Ryberg (Skiing).

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