PAINESVILLE, Ohio—The Lake Erie College athletic department hosted its Third Annual Tibbys Award Banquet at LaMalfa Party Center in Mentor, Ohio on April 10th.
The Tibbys represents an evening of celebration for the Lake Erie College Storm Athletic Department as they thank those who have supported them throughout the year and honor the great accomplishments of their student-athletes and staff.
"We thank each of our sponsors for making a night like this possible," remarked Director of Athletics Reid Guarnieri. "We hope to continue to give them all something to be very proud of as we continue to enhance the student-athlete experience and build a culture of family within the Storm athletic program. Without an evening like this our staff and student-athletes might not know how much their hard work is appreciated," he concluded.
Vice President of Student Affairs Billie Dunn began the evening by thanking the following sponsors:
PATRON LEVEL: Dana and Sherry Dennis, and Brian and Christy Posler
TABLE SPONSOR LEVEL: Dworken and Bernstein Company LPA, Matrix Tool and Machine Inc., Metz Culinary Management, Precious Cargo, Zappitelli Financial Services
STORM SPONSOR LEVEL: Lake Health, LaMalfa
LEGEND SPONSOR LEVEL: Dr. Shana Miskovsky of University Hospitals
Vice President Dunn also awarded the following academic Tibbys:
BEST TEAM GPA-FEMALE: Women's Soccer
BEST TEAM GPA-MALE: Men's Cross Country
BEST GPA, GRADUATING SENIOR-FEMALE: Alex Butler (Women's Lacrosse)
BEST GPA, GRADUATING SENIOR-MALE: Kenneth Kolke (Men's Soccer)
The next Tibby was presented by Guarnieri as he honored Graduate Assistant for Sports Information Tyler Stotsky, as the Best Athletics Employees.
The remaining portion of the event was emceed by ESPN Radio 970 WFUN's Dave Miller and trophies were presented by Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) members Alecia Dipre (women's soccer) and Jordan Jernigan (women's soccer).
STORMBACKER OF THE YEAR (given to any individual who does not have athletic program work responsibilities or oversight who provides the most notable support for the Storm Athletic program)
Rich Wilson – Matrix Tool and Die
BEST TEAM COMMUNITY SERVICE
MOST IMPROVED/BEST COMEBACK STUDENT-ATHLETE
Nick Boggs (Wrestling)
MOST IMPROVED TEAM
BEST NEWCOMER STUDENT-ATHLETE, FEMALE
Brooke Peiffer (Volleyball)
BEST NEWCOMER STUDENT-ATHLETE, MALE
Blake Glogouski (Wrestling)
BEST HEAD COACH
Kevin Foeman (Volleyball)
Stuart Campbell (Men's Soccer) Game Winning double overtime goal against Ohio Dominican
Volleyball First Ever Post Season Win Over Findlay
BEST STUDENT-ATHLETE, FEMALE
Kayla Gabor (Women's Basketball)
BEST STUDENT-ATHLETE, MALE
Lucas Raley (Baseball)