ST. LOUIS - The Saint Louis University department of athletics held its annual Senior Student-Athlete Banquet at Lorenzini's in Chaifetz Arena Wednesday night in advance of this week's graduation ceremonies.

Sixty-two Billiken student-athletes, spirit squad members, pep band members and their families were recognized and honored by SLU director of athletics Chris May and the University staff. Each received a gift and a royal blue SLU student-athlete sash to be worn with their cap and gown at graduation.

Senior awards were also distributed. Brian Conklin from men's basketball was named Most Outstanding Male Senior Student-Athlete, while Brittney Cloudy of the women's track and field team was named Most Outstanding Female Senior Student-Athlete. Travis Parker of the baseball team was named Most Inspirational for making the most of an unfortunate situation after having to sit out a season due to an NCAA regulation. Candace Ruocco, a law student and Saintsation who has contributed many hours of community service, was announced as the Most Outstanding Spirit Group member.


Alex Alemann

Marco DiRoma

Jim Foster

Connor Gandossy

Steven Jensen

Jerry Mancuso

Marco Mejia

Travis Parker

Zack Smith

Men's Basketball

Kyle Cassity

Brian Conklin

Women's Basketball

Janisha Gearlds

Women's Cross Country/

Track & Field

Brittney Cloudy

Mallory Dugger

Caitlin McCarthy

Claire McKeone

Hilary Orf

Adair Quisenberry

Jenna Romano

Men's Track and Field

William Herrington

Brian Holdmeyer

Patrick Kotecki

Dahmar Smiles

Field Hockey

Nicole Kent

Men's Soccer

Blake Schneider

Chad Vandegriffe


Women's Soccer

Colleen Kustura

Jessica Lopez

Jasmina Suljic


Kerri Dockins

Rachel Faletto

Kelly Flanagan

Hannah Huebbe

Elizabeth Jones

Kelcie Matesa

Men's Tennis

David Welkener

Women's Tennis

Jennifer Nalepa

Kasia Tomalak

Men's Swimming

James Brabbins

Brian Brasser

Chad Carmichael

Kyle Embrey

William Hrabovsky

Michael Kelly

Blake Kocian

Women's Swimming

Molly Culver


Alyssa Deno

Ashley Gaillot

Amelia Karges

Spirit Squad

Maddy Hawkins

Candace Ruocco

Alyssa Wedding

SLU Pep Band

TJ Allman

Eric Anderson

Weston Gordon

Emily Foppe

Wil Hartzler

Nicholas Hassall

Samantha Huff-Schlueter

Danielle Stewart

Alexandra Turner

Erin Vallosio

Lila Wahidi