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Sankey (Penn Charter) named MVP of UNC’s 2015 season; Pifani (Abington) wins defensive award

Tuesday, 29th September 2015

Categories Boy's/Men's, College  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 9/29/15

The University of North Carolina men’s lacrosse team honored its outstanding 2015 team Sunday morning with the annual team banquet at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center on the UNC campus.

UNC MVP Joey Sankey (right) with coach Joe Breschi

UNC MVP Joey Sankey (Penn Charter) with coach Joe Breschi

Head Coach Joe Breschi and his staff feted the UNC Tar Heels who finished last season with a 13-4 record, a second place finish in the ACC and a trip to the NCAA quarterfinals.

Following are the list of award winners and presenters as well as the name of the winner of the award in the previous season.

The Turnbull Trophy for the Team’s Most Valuable Player
Winner: Joey Sankey, Senior, Attackman, Warminster, Pa. (Penn Charter)

Presenter: Head Coach Joe Breschi
2014 Winner: Ryan Creighton (Malvern Prep)

The 2015 Team Offensive MVP
Winner: Jimmy Bitter, Senior, Attackman, Stoew, Vt.
Presenter: Offensive Coordinator David Metzbower
2014 Winner: Joey Sankey

The 2015 Team Defensive MVP
Winner: Autsin Pifani, Sophomore, Defenseman, Roslyn, Pa. (Abington)

Presenter: Defensive Coordinator Chris Feifs
2014 Winner: Kieran Burke

The Needham Unsung Hero Award
Winner: Luke Goldstock, Sophomore, Attackman, Niskayuna, N.Y.
Presenter: Assistant Coach Brian Holman
2014 Winner: Pat Foster

Ralph “Rip” Davy Award for the most Outstanding Senior Leader of 2015
Winner: Joe Costigan, Senior, Midfielder, New Canaan, Conn.
Presenter: Head Coach Joe Breschi
2014 Winner: Ryan Creighton

The Jay Gallagher Award for the Most Outstanding Freshman
Winner: Brian Balkman, Freshman, Goalkeeper, St. James, N.Y.
Presenter: Assistant Coach Brian Holman
2014 Winner: Austin Pifani

Kevin Reichardt Memorial Award for the Most Improved Player
Winner: Peyton Klawinski, Sophomore, Midfielder, Memphis, Tenn.
Presenter: David Metzbower, Offensive Coordinator
2014 Winner: Jake Bailey

The Holmes Harden, Sr., Memorial Award for the Most Ground Balls In a Season
Winner: Stephen Kelly, Sophomore, Midfielder, Lutherville, Md.
Presenter: Mike Greene, Academic Support
2014 Winner: Stephen Kelly

The Dan Andrews Sportsmanship/Community Service Award
Winner: Derek Henson, Senior, Midfielder, Mason, Ohio
Presenter: Joe Martin, Director of Operations
2014 Winner: Frankie Kelly

The Dick Baddour Academic Success Award
Winner: Patrick Kelly, Junior, Midfielder, Timonium, Md.
Presenter: Mike Greene, Academic Support
2014 Winner: Jake Bailey

Danny Fox Memorial Award for Service to the Carolina Lacrosse Program
Winner: Assistant Coach Brian Holman
Presenter: Head Coach Joe Breschi
2014 Winner: Katherine Fitzgerald, Team Videographer

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