Raiders honor top athletes
Friday, Apr 30, 2010
Assistant Athletic Director Mike Nicholson (left) and Softball Head Coach Courtney Miller (right) present Hope Bitzer with Seminole State's 2009-10 Female Athlete of the Year Award.
The Seminole State Athletics Department honored some of its outstanding student-athletes during an end-of-the-year banquet on Tuesday, April 20.
Nicholson and Baseball Head Coach Chris Hayes (right) give Male Athlete of the Year honors to Michael Diorio.
Sophomores Hope Bitzer, a pitcher on the softball team, and Michael Diorio, a second baseman for the baseball team, were named the College's top athletes of the year. Bitzer, an NJCAA All-American and three-time FCCAA Pitcher of the Week, will play for Rollins College next year. Diorio, a two-year starter for the Raiders, has signed with Lynn University in Boca Raton.
Additional awards were presented in three categories for each sport: Most Valuable Player, Most Improved Player and Coaches' Choice. The honorees were:
- Most Valuable Player: Fabys Barreto
- Most Improved Player: Kristin Galek
- Coaches' Choice: Breanna White
- Most Valuable Player: Hope Bitzer
- Most Improved Player: Chasity Moore
- Coaches' Choice: Natalie Beach
- Most Valuable Player: Alex Hudak
- Most Improved Player: Stephen Christiansen
- Coaches' Choice: Doug Freeman
For more information on Seminole State's athletic programs, please visit the Raider athletics home page.
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