Bulldog athletes earn awards

By Steve Sell
May 31, 2017

McPherson College recently hosted its awards night gala.

Team of the Year was the men’s tennis team, which was the KCAC regular-season and postseason tournament champion and qualified for nationals.

Athletes of the Year were McPherson High graduates Nick Torres (men’s soccer) and Lauren Wankum (cross country, track and field). Ashley Spencer, whose softball team won nine games last year but 26 this year, was the Coach of the Year.

Here are the awards:

• Most Inspirational – Miguel Isidro, men’s soccer and track and field

• Rookie of the Year (M) – Nicolas Wahl, men’s tennis

• Rookie of the Year (W) – Cami Richardson, women’s basketball

• Veteran of the Year – Emily Warner, volleyball

• Best Nickname – Lane “Gravy Boat” Fleming, baseball

• Clutch Performer of the Year – Sheryl Evans, women’s soccer

• Most Likely to Make the Team Run – Arthur Lamparter, men’s soccer

• Most Improved Athlete – Taylor Dreiling, women’s cross country and track and field

• Clutz Award – David Mwinga, men’s soccer

• Coach of the Year – Ashley Spencer, softball

• Athlete of the Year (M) – Nick Torres, men’s soccer 

• Athlete of the Year (W) – Lauren Wankum, women’s cross country and track and field

• Team of the Year – Men’s tennis

• Team MVPs •

Lea Striegel - women's tennis

Hector Carrillo - men's tennis

Nick Torres - men's soccer

Sheryl Evans - women's soccer

DeAndre Henson - men's basketball

Cami Richardson - women's basketball

Michael Janzer - men's cross country

Lauren Wankum - women's cross country

Ed Crouch - football

Christie Betker - softball

Matt Greene - baseball

J'Moi Penn - men's track and field

Amy Braimbridge - women's track and field

Lexi Kite - volleyball