EASTON, Pa. - The male nominees for the Class of 1913 Trophy were announced Wednesday and include Eric West from men's soccer, Michael Coniglio from baseball, Greg Grewal from swimming and Thomas Day from track and field. The winner will be announced on Thursday, May 19, at the 2016 PARDees.
The PARDees, an annual awards show that recognizes Lafayette's senior student-athletes for the accomplishments and contributions to their programs, will be hosted by Gary Laubach of the Lafayette Sports Network and Susan Averett, and Economics professor and Lafayette's NCAA Faculty Representative. The event begins with a red carpet walk at 4 p.m.
Four graduating seniors will receive special recognition as the Charles L. Albert, Class of 1908 Awards and the Class of 1913 Trophies will be presented to one male and one female each. The winners are determined by a vote from Lafayette's head coaches and athletic administration.
The Albert Award is presented annually to the senior male and female student-athletes at Lafayette who are judged to be the most outstanding athlete, while The 1913 Trophy is presented to those who have attained the greatest distinction both as an athlete and a scholar.
The male and female nominees for the Albert Award will continue to be released throughout this week leading up to next week's event. Information on the 2016 male nominees for the Class of 1913 Trophy can be found below.
Eric West, Men's Soccer: Four-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll selection...five-time member of the Dean's List...recipient of the Merck Index Award for superior academic work in chemistry and the American Chemical Society Undergraduate Award in Inorganic Chemistry...was an EXCEL Scholar Teaching Assistant for General Chemistry in the 2014-15 academic year....served as a LabsResearch Fellow at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 2015...was a Teaching Assistant with Source4Teachers in the Easton School District...completed an internship with the Raleigh Orthopedic Clinic in 2013...served on the board for SAAC and is an active member of Athletes C.A.R.E...named Team MVP in 2014 and was the team's leading scorer with five goals...recipient of the John Hurlbut Leadership Award in 2015 and was a member of the 2012 Patriot League Championship team.
Michael Coniglio, Baseball: Marquis Scholar...Member of the Federal Reserve Challenge Team, the Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honors Society and the Omicron Delta Epsilon Economics Honors Society...is a .310 career hitter with 107 career hits and 37 stolen bases...earned All-Patriot League First-Team honors this spring...two-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll selection...named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team in 2016 and tha Academic All-Patriot League Team in 2015 and 2016...team MVP in 2015...2016 Patriot League Baseball Scholar-Athlete of the Year...has made Dean's List five times...third in program history for stolen bases in a single season (25), tops in the Patriot League this season and 11 more than any other player.
Greg Grewal, Swimming: 2016 Maroon Club Scholar-Athlete of the Year...2016 Patriot League Scholar-Athlete for men's swimming...qualified for the US Olympic Trials in the 100 meter breaststroke...met the NCAA Division I B Qualifying standard in the 100 breast and the 200 breast...holds six school records in the 100 breast, 200 breast, 200 IM, 100 IM, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay...three-time selection to the All-Patriot League Second Team...member of the Academic All-Patriot League team and the Oaks Leadership Academy...served as team captain.
Thomas Day, Cross Country and Track & Field: Served as team captain for the 2015-16 indoor and outdoor seasons and the 2014 and 2015 cross country seasons...IC4A qualifier in the 3000m steeplechase in 2016...currently ranked fourth in school history in the 3000m steeplechase...ranks ninth in school history in the indoor 5000m (15:00.13) and 10th in the indoor 3000m (8:31.93)...Marquis Scholar...has conducted research in physics on heart rate variability and plans to defend his thesis on this topic this spring...studied Biophysics at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill during the summer of 2014, obtaining a research grant from the National Science Foundation to study cellular mechanics...studied galactic neutral hydrogen as an EXCEL Scholar in the summer of 2013...served as a Peer Tutor from 2013-15 in Physics and Math...360 Leader in the Oaks Leadership Academy...member SAAC, Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Pi Sigma, the Physics Honor Society...earned Dean's List laurels seven times.