>Hamilton's Kerri Goldberg (Melville, NY/WaltWhitman) has been named the Jack B. Riffle Award winner as thecollege's outstanding female senior athlete for the 1997-98 school year. Theaward was presented at a banquet honoring Hamilton's senior athletes on May7.

Goldberg has been a standout on and off the soccer field during herfour years at Hamilton. A two-time All-Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association(UCAA) and All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) selectionat sweeper, Goldberg solidified herself as one of the top defenders inNew York State. She was the team captain for the past two seasons, and wasnamed a First-Team New York State Women's Collegiate Athletic Association(NYSWCAA) defender this past fall.

"As a captain and subsequent leader of the soccer team, Kerri's demeanor onthe field was second to none," head soccer coach and senior women'sadministrator Sue Viscomi said. "Kerri is a leader on the soccer fieldas well as in the Hamilton College community and beyond the Clinton/Uticacommunity at large. She is a wonderful example of a scholar-athlete and asource of tremendous pride to Hamilton College."

Goldberg has excelled just as much in the classroom, having been namedto the Dean's List in five of seven semesters. A UCAA All-Academic team memberin 1995, 1996 and 1997, Goldberg also received the Coleman Burke PrizeScholarship and the Ned Doyle Prize Scholarship. The 1997-98 InstitutionalRobbins/ECAC Scholar-Athlete, Goldberg has been a member of the HamiltonCollege Orchestra for four years. She has taken part in numerous communityactivities, including volunteering in a homeless shelter in Washington, D.C.,and participating in Soccer for Kicks from 1994-1998. An English majorwith a 3.7 grade point average, Goldberg also served as the vice chairfor the Senior Gift campaign.

The Jack B. Riffle Award is presented annually to the outstanding male andfemale senior athletes at Hamilton. The award is made in honor of the late JackB. Riffle, a former trustee of the College and a devoted fan of Continentalathletics. The awards were given at a banquet featuring former Hamiltonfootball and lacrosse standout and current criminal defense lawyer, BruceCutler '70, as the keynote speaker.

Back to Top