Donah, Monfort Named Senior Student-Athletes Of The Year

Donah, Monfort Named Senior Student-Athletes Of The Year

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician University seniors Steph Donah (Clark, N.J./Arthur L. Johnson) and Kenny Monfort (Spring Valley, N.Y./St. Joseph Regional [N.J.]) have been named the 2018-19 Felician Female and Male Senior Student-Athletes of the Year. Both were honored by Felician president Dr. Anne M. Prisco at the athletics department's annual senior banquet last Sunday night at the Holiday Inn-Hasbrouck Heights.

The Felician Senior Student-Athletes of the Year are the female and male graduating athletes who, as selected by department administrators, best represent the mission statement of Golden Falcon athletics. Academic performance, athletic contribution, citizenship and leadership both inside and outside of athletics are among the selection criteria.

Donah, a center fielder for the softball team, breaks a three-year streak of women's soccer players capturing the honor (2016-Julia Sheridan; 2017-Carly Brantner; 2018-Amanda Nowak). In a school-record 181 games, she completed her college career with 172 hits, 35 doubles, 15 home runs, 87 runs scored and 96 runs batted in, all among the top five players in Golden Falcon history. A two-time Second-Team All-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) honoree, Donah helped lead Felician to three trips to the CACC playoffs.

Donah is a member of the Chi Alpha Sigma college athlete honor society and the Kappa Delta Phi education honor society. She volunteers as a babysitter at Church Alive in Rutherford and as a summer camp counselor for children with autism for the Union County Education System Commission. She carries a 3.42 grade-point average in secondary education with a minor in science. Donah is a 2015 graduate of Arthur L. Johnson High School.

Monfort ends the baseball team's five-year stranglehold on the male version of the award (2014-Joe Petosa; 2015-Matthew Facendo; 2016-Dean Loucka; 2017-Andrew LaMura; 2018-Matt Diesel & Bruce Strickland). A two-time second-team All-CACC selection, Monfort totaled 19 goals (three game-winners) and two assists in 57 career games. His senior season ended with a four-game goal-scoring streak.

Monfort owns a 3.16 GPA as a management major. He was born in Haiti but raised in Rockland (N.Y.) County, where he now serves as a volunteer youth soccer clinician. He is a 2015 graduate of St. Joseph Regional High of Montvale, N.J.

The athletics department also honored its 41 senior student-athletes across its 14 intercollegiate NCAA Division II sports at Sunday night's banquet.


Felician University Senior Student-Athletes of the Year

Year                        Female                                                  Male

1999-2000               Dania Reynoso, Basketball                      Chris Chiera, Basketball

2000-01                  ?                                                           ?

2001-02                   Sandi King, Soccer/Basketball                 Joe Jordan, Baseball

2002-03                   Val Esposito, Soccer/Softball                   Sean Filipowicz, Baseball

2003-04                   Kristin Hardin, Soccer                             Khendry Veras, Baseball

2004-05                   Jackie Scarpari, Softball                          Matt Miller, Cross-Country

2005-06                   Christy Mongak, Soccer                          Alex Noguera, Baseball

2006-07                   Gloria Pinck, Basketball                          Mariano Gonzalez, Soccer      

2007-08                   Heather Van Dyke, Softball                     Paul Chegwidden, Cross-Country

2008-09                   Laura Peskosky, Volleyball                      Alex Wright, Cross-Country

2009-10                   Janelle Biamonte, Basketball                   Ethan Kennedy, Basketball

2010-11                   Sarah Root, Cross-Country                      Devon Young, Basketball

2011-12                   Grace Keller, Softball                              James Vander Wiele, Cross-Country

2012-13                   Allie Couzo, Soccer                                 Rob Albano, Cross-Country

2013-14                   Alysia Arcona, Soccer                             Joe Petosa, Baseball

2014-15                   Taylor Parker, Softball                             Matthew Facendo, Baseball

2015-16                   Julia Sheridan, Soccer                            Dean Loucka, Baseball

2016-17                   Carly Brantner, Soccer                            Andrew LaMura, Baseball

2017-18                   Amanda Nowak, Soccer                          Matt Diesel & Bruce Strickland, Baseball

2018-19                   Steph Donah, Softball                             Kenny Monfort, Soccer