LANCASTER, Pa. – Paige Moriarty of the women's lacrosse team and Brandon Federici of the men's basketball team were presented with the highest honors given to Franklin & Marshall senior athletes at the annual awards luncheon on Monday in the Mayser Center.
Moriarty won the Karvasales Outstanding Senior Athlete Award while Federici was honored with the Garrigues Outstanding Senior Athlete Award. The Garrigues and Karvasales awards are given to the male and female senior athletes that displayed cumulative outstanding athletic and academic achievements over a four-year period.
Moriarty (Glen Ridge, N.J. / Glen Ridge) reset the F&M women's lacrosse and Centennial Conference career points record earlier this season and enters the postseason with 376. The senior attacker has 217 all-time goals, which are good for third in program history, while her 159 assists are second.
She figures to continue adding to her impressive list of athletic accolades after her senior season, and is already a two-time National Attacker of the Year, has twice been named a First Team All-American and is a three-time All-Region recipient. She was named the Centennial's Offensive Player of the Year in 2016, the Rookie of the Year in 2015 and garnered All-CC honors three times in her career.
Federici (Morganville, N.J. / Lawrenceville School) finished his illustrious career as the F&M men's basketball program's and Centennial's active leader in career points with 2,072. The senior guard was a two-time finalist for the Josten's Trophy, a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American, garnered All-America Second Team honors as a senior and was a three-time All-Region recipient.
He was named the CC Player of the Year in 2017-18 and joined Georgio Milligan '12 as the only two players in the history of the Conference to earn first team honors all four seasons.
Erica Brown (Broomall, Pa. / The Hun School of Princeton) of the women's basketball team and Sean Hyland (Warminter, Pa. / Abington Friends School) of the men's rowing team garnered the Student-Athletic Leadership Committee (SALC) Sportsmanship Award. The Sportsmanship Award is bestowed upon a male and female athlete who has demonstrated consistently good sportsmanship and ethical behavior in his/her daily participation in intercollegiate athletics. He/she must also have demonstrated good citizenship outside of an athletic competition setting and be in good academic standing.
Brown also joined Sean Rogers (Leesburg, Va. / Loudoun County) of the men's lacrosse team in earning the inaugural Athletic Director's Award for Leadership Distinction. The award recognizes two graduating seniors for exemplary leadership that has transformed their lives, the lives of their teammates, as well as fellow student-athletes.
Izzy Schaefer (Newtown Square, Pa. / Radnor) of the softball team and Adam Fishbein (Santa Fe, N.M. / Santa Fe) of the men's track & field team were honored with the Delphic Student-Athlete Award. The award is given to the male and female senior athletes with the highest cumulative grade point average at the conclusion of the fall semester. He/she must have achieved the highest level of excellence in athletics, community service, and academics. In accordance with the College's Delphic Student-Athlete Honor Society, the recipients must also embody the ideals of mind, body, and spirit.