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Moravian Announces Finalists and Live Stream for SAAC All-Athlete Awards Banquet on April 22

Moravian athletics athlete banquet preview.

BETHLEHEM, Pa. --- The Moravian University Department of Athletics and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will be hosting the Second Annual All-Athlete Awards Banquet on Monday, April 22 in Johnston Hall with the event live streamed at

For the second straight year, the evening will begin with a blue carpet entrance and buffet dinner at 6:00 p.m. with a buffet dinner. The awards portion of the evening is set to start at 7:00 p.m. Moravian's SAAC will also be collecting food donations for Mo's Cupboard. The emcees for the night will be Coordinator of Athletic Operations/Assistant Women's Soccer Coach Morgan Mercier and Assistant Men's Basketball Coach Michael Mayes.

With Moravian's spring teams still competing, the awards window includes the spring 2023, fall 2023 and winter 2023-24 season. The current 2024 spring teams will be eligible for next year's awards show.

The nominees for this year's awards are –

  • Female Newcomer of the Year – Brittany Bill (WLAX), Sarah DeStefano (SB), Maia Machado (FH), Alyssa Hockenberry (WXC), Grace Steffen (WBB)
  • Male Newcomer of the Year – Jordan Bingham (FB), Vincent Devito (MLAX), Shayaan Farhad (MTEN), Gary Francis (MBB), Aidan McMillan (MSOC)
  • Female Athlete of the Year – Brittany Bill (WLAX), Madi Cunningham (SB), Crystal Robinson (WT&F), Hailey Scaff (WSOC), Tara Smulra (WXC)
  • Senior Female Blue & Grey Scholar-Athlete – Salome Carr (WLAX), Madi Cunningham (SB), Bekkah Kehoe (FH), Alexa Vail (WSOC)
  • Senior Male Blue & Grey Scholar-Athlete – Colin Conway (FB), Casey Frank (MXC/MT&F), Connor James (MLAX), Vito Leone (MSOC), Matt Madigan (BASE)
  • Senior Female Athlete – Sarah Bietka (FH), Madi Cunningham (SB), Lexi Groff (WT&F), Keara Reilly (WLAX)
  • Senior Male Athlete – Brad Bryan (FB), Alex Dietz (MBB), Connor James (MLAX), Matt Madigan (BASE)
  • Top Play – BASE – Nick Henry walk-off homer in 12th inning vs. Scranton; SB – Madi Cunningham 2-RBI double vs. No. 1 Salisbury at NCAA Championship Series; FH – Hanna Leto double overtime winning goal at Misericordia; MSOC – Donald Gibbs bicycle kick goal at Penn State Abington; FB – Jordan Bingham TD and 2-point conversion with 19 seconds left to defeat the Apprentice School
  • Spirit Award – Salome Carr (WLAX), Christian Jancsarics (MXC/MT&F), Catie Lovett (WXC/WSWIM/WT&F), Ally Meeks (WXC/WT&F), Ashley Rodrigues (WT&F), Prince Sokpo (FB), Dave Steinbach (MSOC)
  • Best Character – Tori Champagne (WXC/WT&F), Lindsey Gawrys (SB), Geoffrey Kleinberg (MXC/MT&F), Catie Lovett (WXC/WSWIM/WT&F), Keara Reilly (WLAX), Dave Steinbach (MSOC), Jack Swistak (MLAX)
  • Most Decorated Team – 2023 Softball, 2023 Men's Outdoor Track & Field, 2023 Women's Outdoor Track & Field, 2024 Men's Indoor Track & Field, 2024 Women's Indoor Track & Field

In addition to the student-athlete awards, the department will also present the H.T.D. Gillespie Award for outstanding service to Moravian's athletic program, the Comeback Athlete of the Year presented by St. Luke's Sports Medicine and the Iron Hounds Sports Performance Awards.

The night will also include the presentation of the senior athlete awards to the 101 graduating seniors as well as recognizing the newest class of 89 juniors and seniors with a 3.40 or higher cumulative GPA being inducted into Moravian's Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society.