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Kerri Goldberg wins Jack B. Rifle award

By staff  |  Contact staff
Posted May 7, 1998
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Hamilton's Kerri Goldberg (Melville, NY/Walt Whitman) has been named the Jack B. Riffle Award winner as the college's outstanding female senior athlete for the 1997-98 school year. The award was presented at a banquet honoring Hamilton's senior athletes on May 7.

Goldberg has been a standout on and off the soccer field during her four years at Hamilton. A two-time All-Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association (UCAA) and All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) selection at sweeper, Goldberg solidified herself as one of the top defenders in New York State. She was the team captain for the past two seasons, and was named 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 on the field was second to none," head soccer coach and senior women's administrator Sue Viscomi said. "Kerri is a leader on the soccer field as well as in the Hamilton College community and beyond the Clinton/Utica community at large. She is a wonderful example of a scholar-athlete and a source of tremendous pride to Hamilton College."

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

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

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