Eighteen America East student-athletes were named for the first-ever Helping Hands Team Tuesday.
Eighteen America East student-athletes were named for the first-ever Helping Hands Team Tuesday.
Courtesy: America East Communications

First-Ever America East Helping Hands Team Unveiled

Release: 06/03/2014
BRETTON WOODS, N.H. —  Eighteen America East student-athletes were named to the conference’s first-ever America East Helping Hands Team Tuesday evening at the conference’s annual awards dinner on Mount Washington in Bretton Woods, N.H. The honor recognizes a male and female student-athlete from each America East institution for their dedication to bettering their communities through service.

“This team was created to recognize all the good America East student-athletes in their communities,” said America East Commissioner Amy Huchthausen. “It is so impressive to see all the time, selfless acts and leadership these and countless other America East student-athletes give in addition to their academic and athletic commitments.”

The honorees include student-athletes from 13 different sports, including three non-America East sports. Thirteen of the recipients are seniors while five are juniors.

Men’s Honorees
Player                        School          Class    Sport        
Josh Nethaway             Albany            Sr.       Baseball      
Tyler Deuel                  Binghamton     Jr.       Wrestling        
Justin Bentivegna         Hartford          Sr.       Lacrosse        
Cody LaChance            Maine              Sr.       Swimming & Diving        
Matt Gregoire              UMBC              Sr.       Lacrosse        
Josh Holmstrom           UMass Lowell    Sr.      Hockey        
Tim Johnson                New Hampshire Sr.      Football        
Adam Davies                Stony Brook     Jr.      Track & Field    
Tyler Parent                 Vermont          Sr.      Track & Field        

Women’s Honorees
Player                        School          Class    Sport        
Sarah Royals               Albany            Jr.        Basketball
Kaitlyn Martin              Binghamton     Sr.       Soccer    
Alyssa Englert             Hartford          Sr.       Basketball        
Rachel Wilkinson          Maine              Sr.       Cross Country/Track & Field        
Emily Fay                    UMBC              Jr.        Swimming & Diving    
Candace Green            UMass Lowell    Sr.       Cross Country/Track & Field    
Cori Rees                    New Hampshire Sr.       Lacrosse    
Taylor Gillie                  Stony Brook     Jr.       Volleyball    
Jake Remien                Vermont           Sr.      Lacrosse    

The America East Helping Hands Award was established in 2013 to recognize a male and female student-athlete from each of the conference’s nine institutions for their exemplary efforts in the area of community service while remaining in good academic standing.  Each institution, at its’ discretion, selects a male and female representative to be recognized annually by the America East Conference.     

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