Two members of the Class of 2021 who had unique 2019-20 school years were back for their final seasons, with captain Leah Benoit (Franklin, Mass./Franklin) and diver Liz Vallatini (Needham, Mass./Needham) the team's elder stateswomen.
Seniors Dan Fortier (Sandwich, Mass./Sandwich) and Payton Stewart (Keene, N.H./Keene) returned for their fourth seasons with the squad this winter, both serving as captains.
The Saint Michael's College men's and women's swimming & diving teams both earned College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America team awards this week.
By 1976-77, the women had the early part of the season set aside solely for their own competitions - they're credited as winning four of six dual meets - prior to the men beginning their own meets. Under the guidance of diving coach Zaf Bludevich, female divers competed throughout the winter, in both the men's and women's events.
Men's ice hockey senior Brandon Mitchell (North Scituate, R.I./Pomfret School) is a prime example of one person's ability to effect change, serving all four years in the Saint Michael's College Student Government Association (SGA), including three among the leadership of the executive board.
Senior Dan Fortier, the Saint Michael's College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) president and a men's swimming & diving captain, was the first subject on Knight Watch, a new interview series spotlighting Purple Knight student-athletes.
A large contingent of Saint Michael's College students who studied away from campus in various corners of the world during the 2019-20 school year were members of varsity athletic programs, as 25 student-athletes took advantage of the opportunity through the College's Study Abroad Office.
Saint Michael's College men's swimming & diving May graduate Connor Hopkins (Windham, N.H./Windham) became the second Purple Knight to ever be named College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-America on Thursday.
Saint Michael's College had 255 student-athletes qualify for the Northeast-10 Conference Academic Honor Roll for the spring semester, including 41 that posted a 4.0 grade-point average last term.
Forty-two Saint Michael's College student-athletes were inducted into 12 different academic honor societies during the 2019-20 school year, including two into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and largest academic honor society.