Depew, NY - Wednesday, May 2 marked a day of celebration and recognition for all of D'Youville's student-athletes at the yearly Athletics Awards Banquet at Salvatore's Italian Garden.
Head coach Lauren Ciurzynski and assistant coach Jenna Sliwowski presented the awards to the D'Youville women's crew team.
Freshman rower Carlie Pettit (Tonawanda, NY/Mt. St. Mary's Academy) was the recipient of the Most Valuable Player award in her first season with the team. Pettit was one of the strongest rowers throughout the fall and spring seasons for the women, proving she would be a major piece of the team moving forward.
A second freshman, Krysta Jedrysik (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca West), received the team's Spartan Award for her constant dedication to the team. The Spartan Award represents a player who exemplifies teamwork, passion and a dedication to their team.
Jedrysik came to practice and races with a positive attitude and determined work ethic. She not only made herself better, but her teammates as well.
The final award of the evening went to a third freshman, Molly Schrack (Niagara Falls, NY/Niagara Catholic) Schrack earned the Most Improved Player award and is another piece of a promising young group of rowers for the women's crew team. Her hard work throughout the fall and spring have put her in a place to achieve success in the future.
(Pictured from left to right: Coach Ciurzynski, Jedrysik, Pettit, Schrack, Coach Sliwowski)