Farmingdale, N.Y. - The 2015-16 Farmingdale State College Senior Awards Brunch was held in the Campus Center on Friday, May 6th, 2016. We held a brunch to honor our seniors and special award winners with 65 student-athletes in attendance, along with the administration of Farmingdale State Athletics, who were excited to recap all of the team and individual accomplishments throughout the year.
The featured awards this year were the SUNY Chancellor's Scholar-Athlete Awards, the Academic Achievement Award (for highest team GPA), the All-Farmingdale State Team and each senior was given a large action shot as a memoir of their time at FSC.
The Chancellor's Scholar-Athlete Award was created to recognize outstanding academic excellence and outstanding athletic achievement. Recipients were selected after a thorough review of their credentials and accomplishments by athletic directors from across the State University System.
Two Farmingdale State athletes received the prestigious 2016 Chancellor's Scholar-Athlete Award from the State University of New York.
This years winners were: Samuele Riva (Men's Soccer - 3.95 GPA) and Tatiana Rosamilia (Women's Tennis - 3.46 GPA).
Riva, a senior on the men's soccer team, is a Sport Management major with a 3.95 GPA. He was named the 2016 Farmingdale State College Valedictorin. Riva earned Second Team All-Conference honors and helped lead the Rams to a berth into the Skyline Finals.
Rosamilia, a junior on the women's tennis team, holds a 3.46 GPA in the Liberal Arts program. She was named First Team All-Conference as she helped lead the tennis team to their third consecutive conference title this season.
ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Each year at Farmingdale State, one team earns the Academic Achievement Award for the highest overall cumulative grade point average. This year, we had a record nine teams finish with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher, with the award given to the women's tennis team with a 3.37 GPA.
Other teams finishing over 3.0 were: Women's Cross Country (3.34), Softball (3.24), Men's Track & Field (3.14), Women's Lacrosse (3.13), Golf (3.11), Women's Volleyball (3.10), Women's Track & Field (3.10) and Women's Soccer (3.07).
ALL-FARMINGDALE STATE TEAM
A senior on the softball team who earned First Team All-Conference honors after leading the Rams in batting average, runs, hits, doubles, triples, home runs, RBI's, total bases, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, stolen bases and posted a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage from her catcher position. She leaves Farmingdale State ranked 2nd all-time for batting average, runs, hits, triples and total bases. Anderson is 3rd all-time with a .671 slugging percentage, along with the 3rd most doubles, stolen bases, putouts and homeruns.
A sophomore on the men's track team who this year posted career-bests in three events: shot put, hammer throw and weight throw. For indoor, Ewa won six events, including winning the NJAC weight throw title for the second straight year. He qualified for the NCAA Championships in the weight throw, finishing 14th at the Nationals. Ewa is ranked #2 all-time at FSC and is just six inches away from the school record. In outdoor, he won three events and is currently #2 all-time at FSC in the hammer throw.
A sophomore on the women's basketball team who in her first season with the Rams was named Skyline Player of the Year after leading the Skyline Conference in scoring (22 points per game), ranking 2nd in steals and 3rd for assists. She finished the year 7th in the Nation for scoring, 11th for field goals made and 35th in steals. On January 20th, she set the single-season school record for steals in a game with 13 and her 45 points on February 11th is the 3rd most in a game at Farmingdale State.
A freshman on the baseball team who batted a conference-leading .420 this season and led the team in hits, runs scored, triples, total bases, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, walks and fielding percentage. Attardi was named the Skyline Conference Rookie of the Year and ranked 34th in Division III for batting average and 39th in on-base percentage.
A senior on the golf team who in his four years at FSC he has been named All-Conference each season and this past fall was named the Player of the Year. This year he set the school record with a scoring average of 73.3 over 18 rounds. He won the Skyline Conference Championship, the FSC Invitational and the Long Island Intercollegiate Championship. Included in his record setting season were three rounds in the 60's and he finished in the top-5 in every tournament played.
A senior on the women's soccer team who has been named All-Conference every year; All Region three times and twice was named the Skyline Defensive Player of the Year. She anchored a Farmingdale State defense that led the conference in goals against and shutouts as the Rams closed the season with 11 consecutive shutouts. From her defensive position, Kiefer scored five career goals and added 15 assists, which is the 5th most in school history.
A junior on the baseball team who was named the Skyline Conference Pitcher of the Year. He led the Rams in innings pitched, strikeouts and opponents batting average and was 2nd on the team in wins. Over 58.1 innings pitched, he recorded a team-high 63 strikeouts, walked only 17 batters and held opposing batters to a .195 average. Seelinger led the conference in opponents batting average, ranked 2nd for strikeouts and 3rd in hits allowed. In Division III, he was 28th for hits allowed per nine innings (6.33) and 33rd in WHIP (0.99).
A senior on the men's soccer team who is a two-time All-Conference player and was named All-Region in 2014. This year Famularo recorded a team-high 24 points on eight goals and eight assists and will leave FSC as the all-time leader in assists, ranked 2nd in both points and game-winning goals and 3rd for goals scored. Over his four seasons, he has started every game he played in and compiled 29 goals, including seven game-winners, 20 assists and 78 points.
A junior on the women's tennis team who has been named First Team All-Conference each of her three seasons as well as the Skyline Tournament Most Valuable Player as a freshman. This year as the #1 singles and doubles player, she had nine wins in singles and 11 doubles victories. Over her three seasons, Signore has 33 career wins in both singles and doubles and is currently ranked 5th all-time at Farmingdale State in singles and doubles victories.
A senior on the men's lacrosse team who started every game this season on defense and led the team with a single-season school record 35 caused turnovers. He ranked 67th in Division III for caused turnovers per game in this season. In 2015, he was named First Team All-Conference and was the Men's Lacrosse Skyline Scholar Athlete of the Year as a Science, Technology and Society major.
Congratulations to the 2015-16 Senior Student-Athletes...best of luck in the future and GO RAMS!!
Baseball Kevin Cashman, 2012-2016 Kevin Martinez, 2012-2016
Men's Soccer J.T. Famularo, 2012-2016 Anthony Leonick, 2014-2016 Samuele Riva, 2013-2016 Victor Romero, 2012-2016 Michael Vultaggio, 2012-2016
Women's Soccer Breanna Blair, 2012-2016 Brianne Borthwick, 2014-2016 Meghan Cleary, 2012-2016 Ashley Guerrero, 2015-2016 Andrea Kiefer, 2011-2016 Melissa Lijo, 2012-2016 Ashlee Thompson, 2012-2016 Men's Golf Matt Adwar, 2012-2016 Chris Brosi, 2012-2016 Dillon Flynn, 2012-2016 Scott Sessions, 2012-2016 Women's Basketball Aries Adams, 2013-2016 Nailah Cherry, 2014-2016 Amanda Masson, 2012-2016 Marissa Monaco, 2014-2016 Karen Ulysse, 2012-2016
Women's Lacrosse Georgia Kalamidas, 2012-2016 Ali Pavese, 2014-2016 Kristen Ranaldo, 2012-2016 Sara Rivadeneyra, 2012-2016 Judy Romero, 2012-2016 Cross Country / Track & Field Dan Barrett, 2012-2016 James D'Onofrio, 2013-2016 Kazia Garvey, 2012-2016
Men's Basketball Eddie Kinloch, 2014-2016 Anthony Lanieri, 2015-2016 Gorkem Osman, 2014-2016
Eric Ammirati, 2013-2016 Dylan Bates, 2015-2016 Matthew Brendel, 2015-2016 Dan Caliendo, 2014-2016 Kyle Carrick, 2013-2016 Ryan Corbett, 2012-2016 Thomas Fallon, 2012-2016 Phillip Morel, 2015-2016 Conor Pittard, 2015-2016 Michael Primiano, 2014-2016 Brad Rapone, 2012-2016 James Reiser, 2015-2016 Tom Rotanz, 2014-2016 Derrick Sherrod, 2013-2016
Men's Tennis Dan Baruch, 2014-2016 Kevin Palacios, 2012-2016
Softball Meghan Acton, 2012-2016 Meagan Anderson, 2013-2016 Cara Camerada, 2015-2016 Renee Chicco, 2012-2016 Ally Mancini, 2014-2016
Francesca Calderon, 2012-2016 Amanda Masson, 2012-2016 Megan Pisciotta, 2012-2016
Denise Liguori, 2012-2016
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