M-Club Honors Milton Varsity Athletes
by Caroline McCammond on Friday, June 5th, 2015
May 27, 2015 marked the second annual M-Club where varsity Mustangs of all seasons gathered on the orange carpet to celebrate their teams’ successes. After capturing the night with photos in front of a Milton Mustangs backdrop and eating a delicious Flik dinner, the athletes gathered in the bleachers for a year-end message from athletics director Lamar Reddicks. Milton prides itself on the dedicated athletes, coaches, directors, and trainers—many of whom take on a combination of these roles— that represent Milton on and off the field. M-Club allows for those exceptional athletes and coaches to be recognized through the school’s and the ISL’s honors and awards.
Following Mr. Reddicks’ speech and the announcement of All-ISL honors, seven major awards were presented to six seniors and one coach. Erika Lamere, the tri-varsity captain of field hockey, basketball, and softball, received the Dorothy J. Sullivan Award for demonstrating good sportsmanship, leadership, dedication and commitment to athletics at Milton. Serving as an incentive and model for others, Erika’s spirit and concern for her teammates make her an incredible asset to Milton Academy athletics. The Alfred Elliot Memorial Trophy was awarded to Jonnie Lawson, a standout member of the football, skiing, and baseball teams, for his self-sacrifice and devotion to the best interests of his teams, regardless of skill. Niki Young won the Priscilla Bailey Award for demonstrating exceptional individual skills and teamwork, as well as true sportsmanship. A team captain of soccer, basketball, and track, Niki always worked hard for herself and even harder for her teammates. The Robert Saltonstall Medal, presented to Bobby Gilmore, recognizes a Milton athlete’s preeminence in physical efficiency and observance of the code of the true sportsman. Boys’ Cross Country and Track coach Scott Bosworth received the MA Athletics coach’s award. In addition to these Milton awards, seniors Rachel Sun and Chris Lewis received the ISL Awards of Excellence—an award whose winners are elected by a counsel of ISL athletic directors for their dedication to fair play. These award winners exhibit love for their sports and teams while maintaining a high level of sportsmanship—an attribute that many Mustangs share and strive to achieve.
As there is no longer an M Club for each season, not all athletes could be recognized for their efforts. After surveying more than 80 Mustangs, the following results have been collected regarding senior all-stars for leadership and skill, MVPs, and future captains for each sports team Milton has to offer.
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