Seniors Grace Nikolski and Sam Gillison are the 2019-20 Misericordia College Wendy’s Athletes of the Yr.
Nikolski, of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., led the swimming workforce to a 10-1 common document and second-place end on the MAC Championships. Nikolski was the MAC champion within the 100 breaststroke and 200 breaststroke, setting convention and faculties information in each, and completed third within the 200 IM.
She was named All-American within the 100 breaststroke after qualifying for the NCAA Championships.
Nikolski additionally had three top-four finishes on the Drew Invitational and was a part of a meet document within the 200 medley relay.
As well as, she was a part of an Anderson Heart pool document within the 400 medley relay and was the workforce MVP.
Gillison, of Burlington, N.J., helped the soccer workforce to its second consecutive postseason berth and earned All-MAC first-team standing at broad receiver.
He led the Cougars with 59 receptions, 966 receiving yards and 96.6 yards per recreation, whereas ending third within the MAC in all three classes.
Gillison set a college single-season document with 11 touchdowns, which tied for the convention lead final season.
As well as, his receiving yardage was the second-highest complete in class historical past.
Kaila Quinlivan is Misericordia College’s NCAA Lady of the Yr.
The senior was a four-year starter on the ladies’s lacrosse workforce. She was the 2017 MAC Freedom Rookie of the Yr and earned first-team, All-MAC Freedom honors in every of her first three seasons.
She was named first-team IWLCA All-Area and All-ECAC as a junior and holds Misericordia information for profession factors, profession assists, single-season factors and single-season assists. She ranks third in profession objectives and served two seasons as workforce captain.
The nursing main was a four-time MAC Educational Honor Roll honoree and named to the MAC All-Educational workforce twice. She is a member of the Scholar Nurses Affiliation of Pennsylvania and has participated in SNAP meals drives and bake gross sales and volunteered at Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre Hospital’s Christmas occasion for underprivileged kids.
She served as volunteer for the Misericordia Particular Olympics applications and took part within the “Undertake-a-Household” Thanksgiving meals drive.
Established in 1991, the NCAA Lady of the Yr award acknowledges graduating feminine school athletes who’ve exhausted their eligibility and distinguished themselves in teachers, athletics, service and management all through their collegiate careers.
The Lady of the Yr choice committee, made up of representatives from the NCAA membership, will slender a big area of honorees right down to 30 honorees — 10 from every division (I, II and III). The choice committee will decide the highest three honorees from every division and announce 9 finalists in September. From these 9, the NCAA Committee on Ladies’s Athletics then select the 2020 NCAA Lady of the Yr.