Liberty University honors athletes for their hard work through an awards banquet on Monday. This banquet, called the Flamespys, is a nice way to honor athletes and give them a break from their jerseys and everyday practice routine.
The Montview Student Union Alumni Ballroom was transformed into a safari themed venue for the athletes, while the Concert Hall was altered into a classy awards ceremony. In the ballroom, the students ate and socialized before heading over to the Concert Hall for the awards.
A total of 26 awards were presented at the Flamespys. The recipients ranged from athletes, trainers, coaches and academic staff.
Athletic Awards presented at the 2017 Flamespys:
• Male Rookie of the Year- Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz (Men’s Basketball)
• Freshman Rookie Athlete of the Year- Keyen Green (Women’s Basketball)
• Best Clutch Performance- A.C. Reid (Men’s Basketball)
• Best Upset- Evangeline Crist and Anna Dollar (Women’s Tennis)
• Most Outstanding Team- Women’s Soccer
• Breakthrough Athlete of the Year- Brianna McCaffrey (Women’s Lacrosse)
• Best Male Athlete of the Year- Tresor Mbuyu (Men’s Soccer)