Senior Matt DeLuca (Skippack, PA) from the Hockey team and junior Richie Welch (Avon, NY/Avon) from the Football team were voted the 2013-14 Co-Outstanding Male Scholar-Athletes of the Year as announced at the annual year-end awards reception Sunday, May 11 in the Union Ballroom on campus.
DeLuca was a senior captain of the Hockey team leading the Golden Eagles to the SUNYAC Tournament. The Exercise Physiology major and Biological Sciences minor was also named the George M. Rich Outstanding Senior Student-Athlete of the Year.
Welch was a key player on defense and special teams for the football team helping the squad to a share of the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) regular season championship and an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Northwest Bowl title with a win over Waynesburg State. The junior Kinesiology, Sport Science and Physical Education major with a concentration in Teacher Certification and Adapted Physical Education was also voted the Ed Matejkovic Special Teams Player of the Year.
The annual award is voted on by head coaches and administrators and the top players from each team are listed on the ballot for the award.