MANSFIELD, Mass. – Senior women's swimmer Bry Veroneau (Belchertown, Mass. / Belchertown) and senior football lineman Jedidiah Scott (Acton, Maine / Sanford) will represent Assumption as the College's Northeast 10 Woman and Man of the Year Finalists, as announced by the NE10 on Tuesday.
Each of the NE10's 15 member institutions have a male and female finalist, which are selected by the organization's Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) Council. Each nominee is a senior student-athlete that has excelled in all areas of their collegiate careers, on the field, in the classroom, and in the community. The two respective winners are set to be announced and honored at the NE10 year-end banquet in Garden City, New York next month. To view the complete NE10 Release click here.
The 2017-18 academic year marks the sixth year in which a Man of the Year will be named, while the Northeast-10 Conference Woman of the Year honoree will be put forth as the NE10's official NCAA Woman of the Year nominee. The sports of football and softball each had four student-athletes nominated, while there were three finalists apiece from men's basketball, men's lacrosse, and women's swimming and diving.
Veroneau has been an excellent swimmer for the Assumption over the past four seasons and this year served as a co-captain. She helped the Hounds to a pair of NE10 Championships and two more runner-up finishes as well. In her final NE10 Championships this spring Veroneau finished in the top-five in all her individual events, including a silver medal in the 200 free with a lifetime best time of 1:53.68. She also took fourth in the 100 free and fifth in the 50 free, as well as being a part of three relay bronze medal performances. Out of the pool, Veroneau owns a GPA over 3.5 as a Human Services and Rehabilitation major. She has been an NE10 Academic All-Conference selection and was a finalist for Assumption's Rev. Armand Desautels, A.A. Memorial Award this spring. On her team, she was honored with the Team Leadership Award, as well as the Most Improved Award this year.
Scott was an anchor on the defensive line this year, starting all 13 games for the nationally ranked football team. He finished the season with 44 total tackles, 2.0 sacks and 3.5 tackles for a loss while forcing a fumble on the goal line. He also blocked a kick during the season as Assumption won its second NE10 Title in the past three seasons and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the third straight year. He had three tackles in each of the team's NCAA contests as the Hounds advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals and finished the year ranked ninth in the nation. Off the field, Scott owns a GPA over 3.8 as a Economics major. He became the first player in program history to be a CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-American and was also an Academic All-Conference selection and the NE10 Sports Excellence Award Winner in football. Scott won the Rev. Armand Desautels, A.A. Memorial Award as Assumption's annual awards night.
2017-18 NE10 Man of the Year Nominees
Michael Coffey, Adelphi, Basketball
Jason Coscio, American International, Baseball
Jedidiah Scott, Assumption, Football
Cal Meyers, Bentley, Golf
John Massaro, Franklin Pierce, Lacrosse
Russell Sangster, Le Moyne, Basketball
Devin O'Reilly, Merrimack, Football
Colin Keyes, New Haven, Baseball
Robert Beshlian, Pace, Lacrosse
Drew Bourdeau, Saint Anselm, Lacrosse
Eric Salzillo, Saint Michael's, Ice Hockey
Julian Lipinski, Saint Rose, Basketball
Ryne Griesenauer, Southern Connecticut, Football
Tyler McLaren, Southern New Hampshire, Cross Country
Matt Foltz, Stonehill, Football
2017-18 NE10 Woman of the Year Nominees
Brenna Martini, Adelphi, Softball
Jamie Mainez, American International, Softball
Bryanna Veroneau, Assumption, Swimming
Emily Niemiec, Bentley, Swimming
Camden Morrison, Franklin Pierce, Golf
Alexis Eastman, Le Moyne, Softball|
Alyssa Williamson, Merrimack, Softball
Alex Bussey, New Haven, Volleyball
Lesly Sanchez Alvarez, Pace, Field Hockey
Jessica Perkins, Saint Anselm, Tennis
Jenna Deschaine, Saint Michael's, Field Hockey
Jessica McMillen, Saint Rose, Swimming
Christine Volz, Southern Connecticut, Track & Field
Rianna Fasanello, Southern New Hampshire, Soccer
Kelly Martin, Stonehill, Basketball