Alumni Share Their Favorite Sports Memories

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Giant M made of Medaille Seniors
July 26, 2011 - 2:57pm


Ryan Amos ’10 ED

All of my memories as a Medaille athlete are great ones. I cherish all of the good times we had together as a baseball team and I will never forget the friendships that we formed throughout those years.

Jennifer (Ratka) Bandelian ’00 ED ’02 MSED

I did not have a good senior year with athletics. I tore my ACL playing volleyball and had to sit the other seasons out. The best thing about my junior year was our first game of the season when we won our first basketball game in the history of the school. We were in Canada and won by a landslide (I think it was 50 points!). We had many fans in attendance because it was a SAB Toronto Trip. We were all so excited to start our year out this way - and look how far athletics has come now.

Chris Duncan ’00 LS

Being on the first men’s volleyball team to qualify for a national championship tournament. Elizabeth Galanis-Miller ’01 SM Scoring my 1,000th point!

Ryan Hasenauer ’03 SM ’06 MBA

My favorite athletic moment as a senior was not on the field, but rather in the Mavericks Athletic Office. During a preseason conversation with a new assistant coach, the men’s lacrosse coach at the time, Michael Carbery, informed me that I would be a captain for my upcoming senior season at Medaille. I had injured my ACL during soccer season and had worked very hard to get back in time for my senior lacrosse season. Hearing that I would be a captain from a coach and a person who I respect so greatly meant the world to me.

Bryan Meagher ’08 LS

My favorite moment as a senior at Medaille was when I scored my 1,000th career point [in basketball]. This moment was so great, not because of my own personal accomplishment, but because of the fact that I was able to share it with so many people that I love and respect. In attendance that night were my mother, younger brother, and my uncle. All three of them contributed so much of their time to allow me to play the game of basketball. Coaching that night was a man that I have the utmost respect for, Coach Jacob. Coach Jacob taught me so much about not only the game of basketball, but also about life. I know I would not be where I am today if it were not for Coach Jacob and I am extremely thankful that I was given the opportunity to be coached by him. Finally, I remember being picked up by my teammates that night. It was so rewarding to have played with such great guys and it was an honor to able to experience that moment with them.

Shannon O’Brien ’08 SM

Winning the regular season AMCC title in softball.

Jordan Schrimmel ’11 ED

My team went through so much together the last four years, especially the seniors, [with] so many amazing accomplishments. We made the NCAA tournament three times! I would say that meeting all the amazing people and experiencing being on a successful team would be one of my favorite memories.


This content originally appeared in the Medaille Magazine, summer 2011 issue.

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