Fourth Annual Senior Athlete Awards Banquet Honors Athletes, Coaches, and Accomplishments of St. John Fisher Athletic Programs On and Off the Field
Jim Taylor, an honoree in the Community Champion category at the 2013 Greater Rochester Awards, has always gone beyond the typical commitment to his local community. This past Wednesday, Jim and his wife Amy were able to honor St. John Fisher College student athletes with a similar commitment, as he presented the Community Champion Award to Cody Wiktorski, Danielle Famolaro at the Fourth Annual Senior Athlete Awards Banquet held at Woodcliff Hotel and Spa.
“This award has been established to recognize the contributions of a St. John Fisher student-athlete to the College community and the community at large, who embodies the spirit of leadership, commitment, and selflessness, and who strives to make the community a healing, unifying, enlightening force,” says TAYLOR CEO, Jim Taylor. “This award recognizes student athletes who study for the sake of learning, give for the sake of giving, and understand that personal accomplishment is never achieved alone.”
Cody Wiktorski is a four-year letter winner on the baseball team. The starting third basemen is a career .350 hitter, who has tallied nearly 100 runs scored and 100 RBIs, while hitting 12 career home runs. In the fall, he has been a student assistant for the volleyball program for each of the past two years. When he’s not on the diamond of the volleyball court, the senior captain, who majors in Biology, has volunteered at The Ronald McDonald House, Friends of Strong – Wilmont Cancer Institute, The Wilson Foundation Academy and has been active as a member of Fisher’s SAAC.
Danielle Famolaro has partaken in nearly 20 community-service based initiatives over her four-year career with the field hockey program, including the Special Olympics Polar Plunge, Color me Rad, The Giant Read and has also volunteered at Ronald McDonald House. She’s also volunteered several hours at the Bivona Child Advocacy Center and was instrumental in the Empire 8’s “You Can Play” and “It’s On Us Initiatives.” Fisher’s starting goalie for the field hockey program for each of the last four years, she will leave the College as Fisher’s all-time leader in wins, saves and best goals against average.
About St. John Fisher College Athletics
Fisher’s winning tradition is present both on and off the field as its student-athletes continue to be honored for both academic and athletic excellence. The College is a Division III member of the NCAA, the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference, the Empire 8 Conference, and an affiliate member of the Liberty League. Men’s sports compete in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, tennis, and track & field. Women’s sports participate in basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, and volleyball.
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