Award of Valor

The ECAC Award of Valor is awarded annually and was established in 1985 to honor Eastern College Athletic Conference student-athletes whose courage, motivation and relentless determination serves as an inspiration to all.  The recipients of the Award of Valor exemplify strength of character and perseverance deserving recognition as being truly triumphant.

To nominate an individual, please complete the Award of Valor Nomination Form

Previous Recipients:

2013 Leonard Joseph, Bucknell University
Ali Keith, Plymouth State University
Cameron Lyle, University of New Hampshire
Reed Powell, Clark University
Craig Schoaf, Emmanuel College
2012 Kyle Calechman, Albertus Magnus College
  Pat Quinn, Stevenson University
  Vanessa Rivera, York College (NY)
2011 Bailey O'Brien, Boston University
  Mark Herzlich, Boston College
2010 Merzudin Ibric, Wheaton College
  Erin Dallas, Keene State College
  Erin Doolan, Springfield College
  Kevin Laue, Manhattan College
2009 Meghan Bain, James Madison University
  Brendan Finneran, Siena College
  Dan Rhault. University of Rhode Island
  Francesca Testa, Western Connecticut State University
  Kindra Lewis, Alvernia University
2008 Liz Mancuso, Dartmouth College
  Casey Pereira, University of Rhode Island
  Conor Reardon, Brown University
  Dave Taraschi, Rutgers University - Camden
2007 Callie Burns, Saint Michael's College
  Bill Struzzi, Ithaca College
2006 Brian Benvie, Stonehill College
  David Nelson, Lafayette College
  Destiny Woodbury, University of Rhode Island
2005 Raul Altreche, Amherst College
  Erin Bingham, Dartmouth College
  Jennifer Strysko, University of Rhode Island
2004 Tom Cleaver, Middlebury College
  Rebecca Gutwin, William Smith College
2003 Ricky Beecher, Towson University
  Sherri Brown, St. John's University
  Amanda Walton, Yale University
2002 Jake Boyle, Penn State Behrend
  Amy Cheng, Stevens Institute of Technology
  Melissa Kelly, Philadelphia University
  Michael Kelly, Utica College
2001 Brian Burke, Lafayette College
  Kasia Fadrowski, Colby-Sawyer College
  Dirceu Hurtardo, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  Pacifica Sauer, Norwich University
2000 Kelly Hutchings, Misericordia University
  Brigit McTigue, Manhattan College
  Jillian Meconi, College of Saint Rose
  Greg Montalbano, Northeastern University
1999 Trevor Bayliss, Williams College
  Jennifer McClain, Quinnipiac University
  Emily Stauffer, Harvard University
1998 Keith Izsa, Montclair State University
  Chrissey Mucha, East Stroudsburg University
  Tim Parse, Colby-Sawyer College
  Kathyrn Waldo, Northeastern University
1997 Beth Chartier, Colby-Sawyer College
  Mia DeMattei, Middlebury College
  Robyn Fedor, Misericordia University
  Dorothy Katz, Columbia University
  J. Andrew Salamone, Lock Haven University
1996 Monique Harris, Endicott College
  J. P. McKersie, Boston University
  Jodi Norton, Columbia University
  Suzanne Smith, Misericordia University
1995 Jennifer Johnston, U.S. Military Academy
  Chris Mikulski, Tufts University
  Mike Nickerson, Bentley College
  Brian Weilding, Emerson College
1994 Lori Franchina, Eastern Connecticut State University
  Nathan Hodges, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
  Mike McNamara, Elmira College
1993 Kim Foster, SUNY Cortland
  Alan Skowronek, Central Connecticut State University
1992 Buffy Clifford, Clark University
  Valerie Gude, Hamilton College
  Andy Roberts, Brandeis University
1991 Anthony Dickens, Robert Morris University
  Tracy Nichols, Vassar College
  Tammy O'Dea, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  Mary Beth Riley, Canisius College
1990 Tim Day, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  Sandy Hume, Lehigh University
  Jeremy Worrell, Villanova University
1989 Brian Brick, Albright College
  Michele Leary, University of Massachusetts
1988 Mike Dumas, Saint Anselm College
  Steve Medina, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
1987 Thomas Belesimo, U.S. Naval Academy
  Mary Burke, Providence College
  Jon Doehr, Colby College
1986 Richard Ingold, Indiana University (PA)
  Conor McCullough, Boston University
1985 Ed Mostak, Philadelphia University