The Mount Vernon Nazarene College athletic department honored its women's volleyball and men's and women's soccer teams with a banquet in the MVNC cafeteria on Monday night.
The women's soccer team selected junior midfielder Amy Seiffert as the team's Most Valuable Player, while senior goalkeeper Sarah Lybarger was chosen as the Cougar Award recipient.
Seiffert, one of the Lady Cougars' co-captains, led the team with five assists to go along with three goals and 11 points. Lybarger recorded two shutouts and 170 saves in goal, while also providing the team with leadership on and off the field.
The women's volleyball team selected senior outside hitter Rachel Widener as its Most Valuable Player, while senior outside hitter Amber Rice was named the Cougar Award recipient.
Widener led the Lady Cougars in digs (617) and attack percentage (.343). She also recorded 32 aces, 51 assists, 102 blocks, and 474 kills. Rice was the team leader in aces with 57, and she also contributed 14 assists, 23 kills, and 389 digs.
The men's soccer team had repeat winners from a year ago as the Cougars selected junior forward Josh Robson as the team's Most Valuable Player, while junior midfielder Rick Collins was chosen as the Cougar Award recipient.
Robson led the team with 26 goals and 67 total points to go along with 15 assists. Collins, one of the team's co-captains, led the team with a school record-tying 17 assists in 1999 while also scoring eight goals.
Freshman Trevor Knowles, a goalkeeper on the men's soccer team, was also selected as the Cougar Sports Associates "Freshman of the Year" as he has posted a two shutouts and a 1.60 goals against average while starting all 24 matches in his first intercollegiate season.