EDISON — Middlesex County College honored its athletes at the annual sports banquet in May. Athletes from each team received awards, and All Region, All Conference and All American athletes were awarded their certificates. In addition, wrestler Paul Saraiva won the Vincent DeSario Award for the most outstanding student-athlete at the College, combining athletic ability with academic achievement. Another major award was for the athletic teams – men and women – with the highest grade point averages; this year they were the softball team and the men’s basketball squad. Seated from left: softball players Kristen Mickley (Carteret), Morgan Brown (Edison); wrestler Paul Saraiva (South Amboy); basketball players Mehdi Benkabbou (Old Bridge) and Rameez Rathore (Iselin). Standing, softball players Cindy Pydeski (Colonia), Nicole Gibbons (North Brunswick), Amanda Sitren (Bound Brook) Deanna Smith (Carteret), Morgan Widener (Monroe), Jill Eagle (Edison); basketball players Tim Conde (Hopelawn), Magdy Assawi (South River) and Shaun Thomas (Newark). (Photo courtesy of Middlesex County College)
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