Sophomore Kristina Reynolds (Sherburne-Earlville, NY), a swimmer for the Herkimer Generals, was named Female Athlete of the Month in November. Reynolds, a Liberal Arts & Sciences: General Studies major, has come in the Top 5 in all 16 of her events this year (Top 3 in 15). She set a school record in the 1000 Freestyle at the Generals second meet in Cazenovia. It was one minute and 21 seconds better than the previous record holder (13:18.13). Added to this, Reynolds has three first-place finishes this season; two in the 100 yd. Backstroke and one in the 400 yd. Freestyle Relay. Head Coach Vicki Brown commented on this achievement saying, “Kristina returned to the pool this year with a completely different attitude and work ethic. She now leads her team by example. She set a school record at Cazenovia in an event she never competed in previously. She now has two school records at Herkimer County Community College.” The other record came in the 400 yd. Individual Medley.
Men’s Soccer defender Peter McAvoy (Dundee, Scotland) was named Male Athlete of the Month in November. McAvoy earned his second consecutive NJCAA DIII National Championship after an impressive showing at Wehrum Stadium. McAvoy, who led his team with 15 goals this season, had the game-winning goal against SUNY Adirondack in the Quarterfinals, Richland College in the Semifinals and Suffolk College in the National Championship. It earned him Most Valuable Player (MVP) honors, adding to his Player of the Year, All-Conference Team, All-Region Team and All-American accolades gathered during the 18 games he played in for the Generals. McAvoy’s offensive numbers might shine the brightest, but as the center back McAvoy helped the Generals to 13 shutouts this season. The defense allowed two goals in the National Tournament and five the entire season. Head Coach Pepe Aragon commented on McAvoy’s success by saying, “Pete played an amazing National Tournament. To have three game-winning goals in the tournament is unheard of, especially for a back. Not only did he score, but he led us on defense as well…He played a huge part in our back-to-back-to-back National Championships!”