On June 1, 2019, Athletic Director Lisa Melendy, and the athletic department hosted the annual Senior Athlete Reception in ’62 Center for the Performing Arts. This program recognized all seniors who competed for Williams College during the 2018-2019 season and presented seven individual honors to deserving student athletes.
Purple Key Award
The Purple Key trophy is awarded to a senior male and female athlete who best exemplify leadership, team spirit, ability, and character.
Olivia Barnhill – Women’s Soccer
NCAA Champion 15, 17 & 18
D3 Soccer All American Scholar All-America
3X All NESCAC
DIII Goalkeeper of the Year 2017
Cordelia Chan – Women’s Golf
2019 NCAA Individual Champion
4X Top 5 NCAA Finishes
4X WGCA All-American
NESCAC Player of the Year 2018
NESCAC Rookie of the Year 2016
4 X NESCAC All-Conference and All-Academic
Lowest 18-hole score for Williams Women’s golf (5 under par)
Bobby Casey – Men’s Basketball
2x First Team all NESCAC
2X D3Hoops All-Region NABC All-District 2019
Honorable Mention All- American 2019
Oswald Tower Team MVP
3 NCAA Tournament Appearances
All-Time Program Leader in 3 Pointers
Kate Hogan Women’s Athletic Award
The Women’s Athletic Award was first established on the 25th anniversary of women’s athletics at Williams College. It was renamed in memory of Kate Hogan ’87, a participant on the varsity soccer and lacrosse teams, the junior varsity lacrosse and squash teams, as well as an avid intramural basketball player and runner. The Kate Hogan Women’s Athletic Award is given annually to the senior woman who has distinguished herself in her commitment and contributions to the Department of Physical Education, Athletics, and Recreation. The winner has engaged in many of the activities offered by the department and has been an example of the joy and pleasure derived by participation in such activities.
Caitlin Ubl – Women’s Track and Field
Five time All-American
Seven Time All-New England
School record holder in 60m hurdles, 100 meter hurdles, heptathlon & 4X400m relay
Class of 1925 Scholar Athlete
Presented in 1977 by the Class of 1925, the Scholar Athlete Award recognizes a senior woman athlete whose commitment and excellence in athletics and scholarship are an inspiration to the Williams community.
Mackenzie Murphy – Softball
Major: Biology 3.74 G.P.A.
3X NFCA First Team All New England
2018 Google Cloud All American
3X All NESCAC First Team
W. Marriott Canby Award
A cash prize established by W. Marriott Canby, 1891, that’s awarded to the senior who has attained the highest average standing in scholarship during his or her course. The recipient must have been in college since the beginning of his or her junior year and must have represented Williams College in a recognized intercollegiate athletic contest.
Josie Maynard – Women’s Crew
Concentration: Maritime Studies
Highest Honors in Economics
Willard E. Hoyt, Jr. ’23 Award
Presented to the College by the Alpha Delta Phi Class of 1960 in memory of Willard E. Hoyt, Jr. ’23. This award is given annually to the senior letterman whose spirit and superior efforts on behalf of Williams athletics have been combined with a genuine academic interest.
Drew West – Men’s Crew
Major: Economics & Environmental Studies
3X Medalist, New England Championships
2X All NESCAC
Men’s Crew Brian Dawe Award Winner
The Ephmanship Award is presented to one male and one female senior who embody sportsmanship and excellence in the spirit of Williams College athletics, on and off the court or field. This award is voted on by a group of student- athlete peers.
Kristina Alvarado – Women’s Soccer and Softball
Kyle Scadlock – Men’s Basketball
Marcos Soto Esparza
Richard van den Broek
Swimming and Diving
Track and Field
* = All American
2018 – 2019 National Champions
Women’s Track and Field
Cordelia Chan – Women’s Golf
Maia Hare – Women’s Swim and Dive