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Brokaw, Lawrence earn Millett Awards at senior ceremony

Photos by Ashley Conti 

(Jackie Brokaw, left, Karl Dornish '54, and Sean Lawrence) 

WATERVILLE, Maine -- Jackie Brokaw and Sean Lawrence helped their teams to New England Small College Athletic Conference titles and Tuesday night were named The Ellsworth "Bill" Millett Award winners as top senior athletes at the 30th Annual Colby College Senior Awards Ceremony.

Brokaw helped the women's lacrosse team win the 2017 NESCAC title with her play on defense. Lawrence was the goaltender for the men's hockey team in their 2018 league title.
Here's a look at Tuesday's award winners:
* Brokaw was an All-American as a sophomore and has a good chance to be honored again when this year's teams are announced. She was a four-time all-region selection, a three-time All-NESCAC pick, and was the NESCAC Rookie of the Year.
* Lawrence will graduate as arguably the greatest goaltender in Colby men's hockey history, His dominance in goal during the playoffs was highlighted by a 3-0 record, a 1.00 goals against average, and a .975 save percentage in the league tourney.            
* Cait Lawlor, who was on the women's cross country and track and field teams, earned The Patty Valavanis Award for qualities of academic and athletic excellence and personal leadership and sportsmanship. She was a two-time All-NESCAC selection, ran twice at the NCAA cross country meet, and competed twice at the NCAA track and field meet. Lawlor ranked fifth among senior student-athletes in cumulative grade point average.
* Dan Dupont, a captain and defenseman on the men's hockey team, earned The Richard L. Whitmore, Jr., Award for qualities of academic and athletic excellence. He was the leading shot blocker on the NESCAC title team and ranked seventh academically among senior student-athletes. Dupont was the Movember Foundation Leader, part of SAAC, Playground Pals, Rising Readers, and Team IMPACT.
* Women's basketball player Haley Driscoll earned the The Marjorie Bither Smith Award for academic ability, athletic ability, and leadership in athletics and on campus. She was a two-year captain, was a 1,000-point scorer, and earned All-NESCAC and Maine All-State honors. 
* Men's soccer player Chandler Smith and men's squash player Will McBrian shared the The Donald Lake Award for outstanding athletic ability, leadership, and academic accomplishment. Smith, a four-year starter on defense, was a Dean of Students Lead Fellow, SGA Chair of Communications, was on the Sexual Violence Prevention Award, and was a student mentor for the strength and conditioning coordinator. McBrian was a four-time All-NESCAC selection, the NESCAC Rookie of the Year, and earned nearly 50 victories playing at the number one position.
* Field hockey defender Kat Restrepo, who was a three-year starter and was the lone captain her senior season, won The Pamela Hoyt-Sanborn Award for contributions of sportsmanship and leadership. During her time at Colby she was a class president, co-founder and co-president of the Colby acappella group, and a member of the Colby Museum Student Advisory Board.
* Benard Kibet earned The Norman White Award for inspirational leadership and sportsmanship. Part of KenSAP (Kenya Scholar-Athlete Project), he has been a distance runner for track and field and a top runner for cross country. From rural Kenya, Benard has headed two major projects back home -- building a kindergarten classroom and bringing water closer to his village for schools, hospitals, and homes.
* Men's basketball player DeVaughn Riley was honored with The Warren Finegan Award for significant contributions behind the scenes to the success of Colby athletics. He has been active in his four years as a captain this past year on the basketball team, an area residential director his senior year after being part of the hall staff program for two years, a member of Students for Black and Hispanic Unity (SOBHU) for all four years, was on the Colby Leadership Academy, and played three years of football.
* Colby staff member Dean Northrup was the second honoree of The Mule Impact Award for a faculty or staff person at the College for their engagement, leadership, and support of Colby athletics. Northrup earned a standing ovation from the crowd for his work as a groundskeeper and his interest and loyalty to the Colby teams.


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