8th Annual Crimson Wave Awards Banquet
5/13/14 - The Crimson Wave Athletic Department held their 8th Annual Awards Banquet last week. It was a great event in which over two hundred people attended. This was a celebration and recap in which all sports at CCSJ were represented. At this event, there are sixteen departmental awards that are given out to both athletes and coaches.
Academically, the Top Team GPA went to men’s tennis as they ended with a 3.74 on the year. CCSJ athletics was also proud to announce that senior women’s basketball player Rebecca Dill earned the Top Senior GPA and was named this year’s Valedictorian. Rebecca also earned the Andy Juscik Character Award. Tom Cunningham earned the Top Junior GPA, Nicole Gill earned the Top Sophomore GPA, and Rebecca Pederson earned the Top Freshman GPA.
There were eleven athletic awards given out at this year’s banquet as well. Terry Ferrari earned the Golden Wave Award. Women’s volleyball earned the Team Character Award. Juan Alonso earned the Assistant Coach of the Year honor for men’s baseball. The Coach of the Year went to Justin Olson who is the men’s and women’s soccer coach for CCSJ. Coach Olson helped lead the men’s team to their first CCAC Conference Tournament appearance in the programs history and also led the men’s and women’s teams to their best overall regular season records in team history.
There were two Newcomers of the Year that were honored. From men’s track Matt Stewart earned this honor after his conference championship win in the high school which earned him 1st Team All-Conference. Matt ended the season ranked as the 6th best freshman high jumper in the NAIA. Freshman Nick Barango earned this honor for men’s soccer after setting the school record for most goals scored in a season as he finished with 14 goals in 18 games. This ranked second in the CCAC. Nick earned 2nd Team All-Conference after the season.
Senior Lauren Johnson from softball earned the Senior Female of the Year Award. Matt Plawecki from men’s soccer earned the Senior Male of the Year Award. The Team of the Year went to men’s bowling as they made their 8th straight appearance in Nationals. Lastly, the Athlete of the Year went to wrestler Eric Johnson for the second year in a row. Eric finished 7th in the NAIA National Tournament.