Alexis Lee Named 2014 Pine Manor Athlete of the Year

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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Pine Manor College women’s basketball sophomore Alexis Lee (Akron, Ohio) was named the 2014 Pine Manor Athlete of the Year during the Annual Athletics Awards Luncheon on Friday afternoon.

The captain of the women’s basketball team, Lee, above with Director of Athletics John Griffith, led the Gators in minutes played and finished second on the team, and sixth in the Great South Athletic Conference (GSAC) in scoring at 15.1 points per game in the regular season. Despite playing guard, Lee was top-20 in the GSAC in rebounding at 4.6 per game, and has recorded three double-doubles on the season. She was also PMC's leader in three pointers made and her best performance of the season came on 2/9/14 in 98-66 victory at Vermont Tech when she scored a career-high 33 points.

Senior Natasha Kopystynsky (Johnsburg, Ill.) was the recipient of the Henry K. White Award for career achievement in athletics. Kopystynsky played every minute of every soccer match in goal for the Gators over the past four years. She amassed 99 saves as a freshman, 163 saves as a sophomore, a career high 182 saves her junior year before adding 171 this fall to finish her soccer her career with a school-record 615 saves. She was also a three-year member of the softball team and has played basketball, volleyball and lacrosse during her four years at Pine Manor.

Freshman Maria Vaughan (Okinawa, Japan) took home the Peter G. Ellis Award, presented annually to a first-year student-athlete for demonstrating dedication, spirit and ability. Vaughan was the only GSAC first-year to earn all-freshman honors in three different sports. She was the top finisher for the Gators in every cross country race, she started all but one game for basketball this season- leading the team in assist per game and earned all-freshman honors for softball while batting lead off and playing center field and shortstop.

Professor of Psychology Diane Mello-Goldner took home the Henry Baker Award, given annually to a member of the Pine Manor community who has given strong and gracious support to Pine Manor Athletics. And, senior women’s soccer player Christina Warnke (Livermore, Calif.) was named the Scholar-Athlete of the Year as the student-athlete with the highest grade point average.

Freshman classmates Mutsumi Ogiso (Gifu, Japan) and Jayva Johnson (West Haven, Conn.) both also took home awards. Ogiso was given the PMC Pride Award to the student-athlete who exemplifies pride, enthusiasm and commitment to her team and in Pine Manor athletics as a program, while Johnson received the Coaches’ Award, presented annually to a student-athlete who, in the opinion of the entire coaching staff, has shown unparalleled dedication to Pine Manor Athletics.

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