"The Rafy's" awards set for Sunday, May 20 at Clive M. Beck Center

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Lexington, Ky. – For the first time ever, the Transylvania Athletics Department will celebrate the annual end-of-year banquet under the moniker, "The Rafy's," this Sunday, May 20 at the Clive M. Beck Center.

The 2018 edition of The Rafy's will celebrate the successes and achievements of over 400 Transylvania student-athletes among 26 varsity teams. This year's ceremony will recognize an assortment of student-athletes, coaches, and their teams for achievements in the classroom, the community, as well as on their respective fields of play.

The ceremony will culminate the 2017-2018 athletic season which witnessed six different Pioneer programs qualify for the NCAA Tournament.

Sunday's event is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. with a business dress code.

Listed below are the nominees for this year's awards.


Female Rookie of the Year

Ashton Dupuy, Cheer

Kristen Hocklander, Dance

Ellie Stigger, Volleyball

Shelby Wuest, Lacrosse


Male Rookie of the Year

Hudson Chastain, Baseball

Drew Dodds, Swimming

Michael Jefferson, Basketball


Team Community Service Award

Men's Basketball

Men's Soccer

Men's and Women's Swimming



Female Senior Leadership Award

Marissa Coutinho, Volleyball

Keara Jones, Dance

Katherine Stachowski, Lacrosse


Male Senior Leadership Award

Jacob Gantt, Soccer

Brandon Heller, Lacrosse

Taylor Henley, Baseball


Female Pioneer Athlete of the Year

Ally Benz, Field Hockey

Rachel Cox, Basketball

Meredith Moir, Golf

Renae Morton, Softball


Male Pioneer Athlete of the Year

Tyler Joy-Brandon, Soccer

Spencer McKinney, Golf and Basketball

Trenton Sneed, Lacrosse


Pioneer Team of the Year

Men's Golf

Women's Golf

Women's Lacrosse


Coaching Staff of the Year

Men's Soccer

Women's Golf

Women's Lacrosse


The awards portion of the banquet will also be streamed live on facebook at Transylvania Athletics.

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