Binghamton University Athletics held its 72nd Annual Awards Banquet at the Events Center last (Monday) night. All senior athletes were honored as well numerous others who were standouts in athletics as well as academics.

University President Dr. Harvey Stenger and Director of Athletics Patrick Elliott addressed the group that included athletes and their families, coaches, staff and guests.  Senior athletes were recognized and received awards presented by their coaches.

Major award winners included:

Gaby  Alicea, volleyball standout who won the John Bilos Alumni Award for females presented for outstanding career achievement.  Alicea was a four-time All America East volleyball selection and was the America East Player of the year in 2017.

Alex Brion, standout on the men's swimming and diving team, the winner of the John Bilos Alumni Award for male athletes. He was a two-time All America East sprinter, three America East runner-up finishes and an ECAC top-8 finisher.

Ludivico Cestarollo, Men's Tennis standout who was presented with the Jake Pitler Award which is based on achievement and leadership.  He was a first team All-Conference selection in the Mid-American Conference and compiled 112 career singles and double victories.

Oyin Adawallay, Women's Track and Field star who was named to four All-Conference teams and was selected as the 2018 America East Indoor Championship Most Outstanding Female Thrower.

The University's Athlete of the Year selection will be announced at the conclusion of all spring sports.  The softball team is competing in the America East Championship Tournament beginning Wednesday in Hartford.  The baseball team has also clinched a playoff spot and will host the America East Championship Tournament later this month.

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