Tani Oluwaseyi was named winner of the Frank C. Haggerty Memorial Award. (Photo courtesy of the St. John’s SID)
QUEENS, N.Y. – St. John’s University men’s soccer coach Dr. Dave Masur and several men’s and women’s players were honored by the school’s athletic department at its virtual awards celebration on Wednesday afternoon.
Masur was named co-winner of the Herbert V. Hess Award along with volleyball coach Joanne Persico.
Under the direction of Masur, the Red Storm ranked amongst the best in the country in 2019. Je helped the Johnnies reach as high as no. 1 in the RPI and no. 4 in the United Soccer Coaches poll before securing his 21st NCAA Division I tournament bid and the program’s 12th trip to the round of 16.
The Frank C. Haggerty Memorial Award and the John W. Kaiser Award are presented to the Red Storm’s most outstanding male and female student-athletes. This year, those awards were given to men’s soccer’s Big East offensive player of the year Tani Oluwaseyi and volleyball’s All-Big East selection Erica Di Maulo.
Men’s soccer’s David Targett and women’s soccer’s Christine McBeath received the male and female Rickard F. McSwiney Awards. These are presented to St. John’s athletes who exhibit pride in team achievements, determination as a competitor and the ability to lead.
Women’s soccer player Madeline McCracken was named winner of the Powderly Memorial Award.
Christian L. Thomsen Memorial Award: Rasheem Dunn, Men’s Basketball
Victoria Porter MVP Award: Qadashah Hoppie, Women’s Basketball
John T. “Doc” Gimmler Golf MVP Award: Alex Kyriacou, Men’s Golf
Women’s Golf MVP: Linda Wang, Women’s Golf
George Santelli Award: Ivan Zagoruiko, Men’s Fencing
Women’s Fencing MVP Award: Katarzyna Lachman, Women’s Fencing
George Seewagen Memorial Award: Aditya Vashistha, Men’s Tennis
Connie Kaiser Memorial Award: Jessica Livianu, Women’s Tennis
Kenneth F. Perrone Memorial Award: Tani Oluwaseyi, Men’s Soccer
Marianne Viscovich-Powderly Memorial Award: Madeline McCracken, Women’s Soccer
Indoor Track and Field MVP: Leah Anderson, Track and Field
Susan Kearns Memorial Award: Stephanie Gerland, Cross Country
Dr. Margaret Mary Fitzpatrick, S.C. Award: Erica Di Maulo, Volleyball
Baseball MVP: Jake Lazzaro, Baseball
Softball MVP: Erin Brown, Softball
Lawrence R. Thomsen Memorial Award: Marcellus Earlington
Marianne Noonan Memorial Award: Leilani Correa, Women’s Basketball
The Excalibur Award: Jan Jurkiewicz, Men’s Fencing
Joseph J. Calcagno Award: Andrea Rizzi, Women’s Fencing
Kathleen Murphy Meehan Award: Tiziana Baumrukova, Volleyball
John Holohan Spirit and Dedication Award: Vasilios Vlahos
Cheerleading Team Spirit and Dedication Award: Holly Allen
Dance Team Spirit and Dedication Award: Josephine Smolsky
Dr. Peter Vitulli Award: Joe Madsen, Lacrosse
James Kevin Beatty Memorial Award: Justin Burdick, Women’s Basketball
Herbert V. Hess Award: Joanne Persico, Volleyball and Dr. David Masur, Men’s Soccer
Rickard F. McSwiney Award: Christine McBeath, Women’s Soccer
Rickard F. McSwiney Award: David Targett, Men’s Soccer
John DaSilva Memorial Award: Leah Anderson, Track & Field
John W. Kaiser Award: Erica Di Maulo, Volleyball
Frank C. Haggerty Memorial Award: Tani Oluwaseyi, Men’s Soccer