May 5, 2003
EASTON, Pa. (www.lafayette.edu) - Lafayette formally presented its prestigious Class of 1913 and Charles L. Albert '08 Trophies tonight at the athletic department Senior Awards Dinner.
Football and track standout Herb Kennedy and field hockey All-American Megan Monahan took home Charles L. Albert '08 honors, awarded to the senior male and female student-athletes who are judged to be the most outstanding athletes as voted on by the head coaches and administration.
Matt Tambellini and Ashley Wesmiller were the recipients of the Class of 1913 Trophy for their efforts in the classroom and on the baseball and soccer fields, respectively. 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 administration.
A mainstay at goalkeeper over the last four seasons, Wesmiller became the first three-year captain in Lafayette women's soccer history. In her four years she established a new school record of 13 career shutouts, and as a freshman Wesmiller set a new single season school record of five shutouts. Wesmiller was named Patriot League Women's Soccer Scholar Athlete of the Year in 2001. She is a two-time Verizon District Academic All-American and was the 2002 Maroon Club Scholar Athlete of the Year. Both a Marquis and McKelvey House Scholar, and a two-time Excel Scholar, Wesmiller has maintained a 3.85 grade-point average (GPA) in electrical and computer engineering.
A four-year letterwinner on the baseball diamond, Tambellini has been named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll for three seasons and is on track for a fourth. As a sophomore, Tambellini was named to the Verizon Academic All-America Team to go along with an All-Patriot League Second Team award. Tambellini was an All-Patriot League first baseman in 2002, and is on track for All-Patriot League recognition again in 2003. Off the field, Tambellini maintains a 3.72 GPA in economics and english, is a National Strength & Conditioning Association All-American and has been a leader in Lafayette's Freshman Orientation program as well as a peer mentor with the Academic Resource Center.
Kennedy has been an integral part of the success the Lafayette football and track and field programs have enjoyed over the past four years. On the football field, Kennedy was a four-year letterwinner and a three-year starter in the defensive backfield. He is a three-time member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and a three-time Verizon Academic All-American. The 2002 Maroon Club Scholar Athlete of the Year, Kennedy has earned All-Patriot League Track honors three times and has qualified for the Eastern States (IC4A) Championships twice. In 2003, Kennedy was a part of the 4x400M indoor relay and 4x100M outdoor relays teams that set new school records.
Four-year field hockey letterwinner Megan Monahan has been a part of two Patriot League Championship teams in her time on College Hill. She is a three-time All-Patriot League First Team honoree, a three-time Regional All-American and a three-time member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. In 2001, Monahan led the Patriot League in scoring and was named the conference Offensive Player of the Year and to the ECAC All-Star Second Team. As a senior, Monahan was a National Academic All-American while becoming only the second field hockey player in Patriot League history to repeat as conference Offensive Player of the Year. She also added the Tournament MVP to her trophy case after setting a new tournament scoring record. The senior co-captain led the Leopards to a school and conference record 19 game winning-streak and a final national ranking of No. 20. After leading the nation and setting a new Patriot League single season and career mark in both points and goals scored, Monahan became Lafayette's first National Field Hockey All-American Second Team performer.