May 3, 2010
Class of 1913 Trophy
Charles L. Albert '08 Award
EASTON, Pa. - Four senior student-athletes stood out among their peers at the Department of Athletics senior awards reception on Monday in Farinon College Center. Matt Reichenbach and Kristen Tyler were lauded as the Class of 1913 Trophy award winners while Rob Curley and Kasey Karr have added their names to the Charles L. Albert Award roster.
The Class of 1913 Trophy is presented annually to the senior male and female student-athletes who have attained the greatest distinction both as an athlete and a scholar, as voted on by the head coaches and athletic administration.
Reichenbach (Kingsville, Md./Loyola Blakefield), who graduated a semester early with a Civil Engineering degree, achieved a 4.0 grade-point average (GPA) for five straight semesters and finished his college career with a 3.98 overall GPA. As a junior defender on the men's soccer team, Reichenbach earned ESPN the Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team honors and was a NSCAA All-East Scholar. As a senior, the Trustee Scholar served as the team captain and earned a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll for the third time in his career. Reichenbach will be attending the University of Texas to pursue his doctoral degree.
Tyler (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif./Palos Verdes) boasts an equally impressive resume. The 2009 Rhodes Scholar nominee is a member of Phi Beta Kappa who maintains a 3.91 cumulative GPA while majoring in Social Justice and Equality with a minor in Spanish. Tyler was the 2009 Maroon Club Scholar Athlete of the Year while earning Dean's List and CSCAA Honor Roll status in each of her completed semesters. She was the team's most valuable swimmer in 2008 when she collected All-Patriot League Second-Team laurels. Tyler has accepted a Teach America position for 2010.
The Charles L. Albert Trophy is presented to the senior male and female student-athletes who are judged to be the most outstanding athletes.
Curley (Cinnaminson, N.J./Holy Cross H.S./Kent School) collects the honor after a record-breaking senior football campaign. The quarterback set single-season records for passing yards (3,044), touchdowns (28) and completions (231). He also established new marks for completion percentage (68.8, 231-of-336) and career completion percentage (63.8, 429-of-672). Curley was third in the nation in passing efficiency and was fifth all-time at Lafayette in passing touchdowns (44). He helped lead Lafayette to an 8-3 mark as a senior while earning team MVP honors to go along with national player of the week honors when he threw for a school-record seven touchdowns vs. Colgate.
During the seasons in which he was the starting quarterback (2007-09), the Leopards rang up a 22-11 overall mark. The History major was no slouch in the classroom, achieving 3.22 GPA during his time at Lafayette. He is pursuing a professional football career in Sweden.
Curley's female counterpart is Karr (Warren, Ohio/Warren-Champion), who just wrapped up her final season in a Lafayette softball uniform. The four-time All-Patriot League selection started all but one of the 188 career games in which she played. Karr is the Lafayette recordholder for career strikeouts (378) and wins (43) while also holding the Lafayette single-season records for strikeouts (118).
In 2010, Karr leads the team with nine home runs and 22 RBI while batting from the lead-off spot. In the circle, she held a 4.35 ERA and with 10 wins in 29 appearances. Karr, who will graduate with a degree in Biochemistry and a minor in Economics and Business minor, is looking to pursue a career in sales, marketing or project management for a biotechnology or pharmaceutical company.
The athletic department honored all senior student-athletes at the reception.