AMCC Fall All-Sportsmanship Teams Announced
- Release Date:
- December 17, 2010
- The Office of Sports Information
- (716) 649-7900 ext. 333
Pittsburgh, PA – The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) released the All-Sportsmanship team for the 2010 fall sports teams. Six student-athletes from Hilbert College have been recognized for their sportsmanship on and off the field of play. AMCC commissioner Donna Ledwin initiated this program during the 2007-08 academic year to complement the “Be Loud, Be Proud, BE POSITIVE” sportsmanship program originated by the AMCC league. Since its inception, the NCAA has begun to use the same tag-line in its publicity materials and it is now accepted as the DivIIICA (Division III Commissioners Association) Fan Sportsmanship Program.
Hilbert College is represented by six first-time selections. Aaron Lawrence (Fishkill, NY/John Jay/ECC) and Scott Cvetkovski (Cheektowaga, NY/Depew) are the only upperclassmen selected by their peers. Lawrence is a second-year men’s cross country team member who will be graduating this spring after transferring from Erie Community College. Sophomore Cvetkovski represents the men’s soccer team. The freshmen athletes chosen were: Stephanie Laymon (Herkimer, NY/Herkimer) from women’s cross country; Shannon Memminger (Amherst, NY/Sweet Home) from women’s volleyball; Joe Pernick (Tonawanda, NY/St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute) from golf; and Sarah Schmidt (Rochester, NY/Irondequoit) from women’s soccer.
All AMCC institution sports programs may select one member from their team who displays good sportsmanship throughout the season. These individuals are selected by their own teammates. The student-athlete selected must consistently demonstrate a high level of ethical conduct, respect and fair play in both practice and competition, whether on the sidelines or as an active competitor. He/she must also serve as a positive representative of school spirit when a spectator at other teams’ sporting events.
Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs, one a master’s in criminal justice administration and the other a master’s in public administration, and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.