JERSEY CITY, N.J. – The Saint Peter University Athletic Department honored the 2012-13 seniors and also handed out six department awards on Monday night at the Student-Athlete Senior Dinner in the the Mac Mahon Student Center on campus.
The Saint Peter's baseball team was named the recipient of the Bill Stein Peacock Pride Award. The women's soccer team won the Community Service Award and also took home the Team GPA Award on the night.
Jaime Lisanti (Clifton, N.J./Clifton) from the women's soccer team was honored as the Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Alex Frakes (San Diego, Calif./Rancho Bernardo) from the men's tennis team took home the honor for Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Renee Bryzski (Princeton, N.J./Montgomery) from the women's track and field team was selected as the Female Athlete of the Year and Lovro Bilonic (Split, Croatia) took home the Male Athlete of the Year award.
The Bill Stein Peacock Pride Award is named after the former Director of Athletics at Saint Peter's who retired in 2008 after 26 years of service. In the third year since its inception, this will be the first year that it will be awarded to a team. The baseball team went far and beyond the call of duty in volunteer work with several New Jersey communities after the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. This group of young men put in four tireless days of work to help several families cleanup after the storm was over.
The Community Service Award was given to the women's soccer team, who went out and performed five community projects this academic year. The group worked with Junk Yard Dogs, the Emmaus Project, Rebuilding Together, Poker Night and also assisted the Saint Peter's baseball team's efforts after Hurricane Sandy. The women's soccer team was also awarded with the Team GPA for having the highest team grade-point average, boasting over a 3.5 grade-point average as a team.
Frakes will graduate with a degree in history and with a 3.91 grade-point average. He was a four-year member of the men's tennis team and just like Female Scholar-Athlete Of The Year Award winner was named to the Most Noble Order Of The Peacock.
Bryski has had a standout four-year career on the three-time MAAC Indoor Track & Field championship team and two-time MAAC Outdoor Track & Field championship team. She finished first in the 60-meter hurdles in in the last two MAAC Indoor Track & Field Championships and just set a school record in the heptathlon at the CTC Championships on April 20.
Bilonic capped off an outstanding career in the pool by being named the MAAC Most Outstanding Swimmer at the MAAC Championships in 2013 after breaking MAAC 200-breaststroke and also won the 100 breaststroke. He went on to win the 100 and 200 breaststroke at the ECAC Championships.