UMPI Holds 2012 Athletics Banquet

Lucas Bartlett and UMPI President Don Zillman
Lucas Bartlett and UMPI President Don Zillman

(PRESQUE ISLE, ME) -- The University of Maine-Presque Isle held its annual Athletics Banquet on Wednesday night.  All 12 intercollegiate athletic programs at UMPI gathered in the Alumni Room of the campus center.  Each team honored a "Rookie of the Year", "Most Inspirational" and "Most Valuable Player" student-athlete in addition to seven other department-wide awards.

The event marked the last for some Owls coaches and administrators.  Jay Beaulieu (women's volleyball) and Dan Williams (women's soccer) resigned their posts after the fall season.  UMPI Dean of Students and Athletic Director Chris Corsello will also be moving on after completion of the 2011-2012 school year.  Corsello will be stepping into the position of Vice Chancellor and Dean for Student Services and Enrollment Management at Carolina HealthCare System on the campus of Cabarrus College of Health Sciences in Concord, North Carolina.   


Complete listing of award winners:


Men's Cross Country, Justin Fereshetian (Turner, ME)

Women's Cross Country, Kathleen Christoffel (Clifton Park, NY)

Golf, Reynold Brown (Essex, CT)

Men's Soccer, Kyle Corrigan (Caribou, ME) & Craig Maffei (Readfield, ME)

Women's Soccer, Lainey Herring (Houlton, ME)

Volleyball, Shaina Hood (Princeton, ME)

Men's Basketball, Patrick Manifold (Great Yarmouth, UK)

Women's Basketball, Emily Moore (Lisbon, ME) & Rashell Saucier (Washburn, ME)

Men's Nordic Skiing, Joey Bard (Woodland, ME)

Women's Nordic Skiing, Justine Cyr (Fort Kent, ME) & Kathleen Christoffel (Clifton Park, NY)

Baseball, Dylan Worster (Howland, ME)

Softball, Desiree Smith (Thomaston, ME)

Men's Cross Country, Timothy Chase (Houlton, ME)

Women's Cross Country, Sarah Taylor (Industry, ME)

Golf, Michael Balmer (New Smyrna Beach, FL)

Men's Soccer, Lucas Bartlett (Bradley, ME)

Women's Soccer, Chelsea Beauchemin (Adams, MA)

Volleyball, Mirandah Akeley (Fort Fairfield, ME)

Men's Basketball, Aaron Hutchins (East Millinocket, ME)

Women's Basketball, Renee Moore (Lisbon, ME)

Men's Nordic Skiing, Justin Fereshetian (Turner, ME)

Women's Nordic Skiing, Desiree Smith (Thomaston, ME)

Baseball, Bryan Lucas Molloy (Lovell, ME)

Softball, Carolynn Tuck (Brewer, ME)


Men's Cross Country, Philip Boody (New Sweden, ME)

Women's Cross Country, Emily Wright (Mapleton, ME)

Golf, Reynold Brown (Essex, CT)

Men's Soccer, Aaron Hutchins (East Millinocket, ME)

Women's Soccer, Kallie Pelletier (Madawaska, ME)

Volleyball, Elizabeth Kofstad (Presque Isle, ME)

Men's Basketball, Lucas Bartlett (Bradley, ME)

Women's Basketball, Brigitte Pratt (Southwest Harbor, ME)

Men's Nordic Skiing, Andrew Nesbitt (Williamstown, MA)

Women's Nordic Skiing, Chelsea Beauchemin (Adams, MA)

Baseball, Ghazaleh Sailors (Santa Barbara, CA)

Softball, Whitney Donovan (Ashland, ME) & Danielle Smith (Phillips, ME)


The Al Arman (Make a Difference) Awards went to Justin Fereshetian (Turner, ME) and Susan Lavertu (Madawaska, ME) while the Stanley H. Small Coaches Award was presented to Desiree Smith (Thomaston, ME).


Women’s Basketball named Brigitte Pratt (Southwest Harbor, ME) the Ruel Parks Coaches Award winner.


The Donald N. Zillman Character was awarded to Lucas Bartlett (Bradley, ME).


Culminating the evening was Craig Maffei (Readfield, ME) gaining the prestigious Male Athlete of the Year honor and Kathleen Christoffel (Clifton Park, NY) achieving the Female Athlete of the Year.