Kitchin, Schiavone Receive Top Accolades At Annual Awards Ceremony

Kitchin, Schiavone Receive Top Accolades At Annual Awards Ceremony

LANCASTER, Pa. -- Emily Kitchin of women's lacrosse and Chris Schiavone of men's swimming were presented with the highest honors given to Franklin & Marshall senior athletes at the annual awards ceremony on Monday. The Garrigues and Karvasales awards are given to the male and female senior athletes that displayed cumulative outstanding athletic and academic achievements over a four-year period.

The Franklin & Marshall softball team picked up the SALC Sportsmanship Award, Thomas Downs and Allison Franke were given the Athletic Director's Award For Leadership Distinction, while Jamie Belfer and Tom Graminski were presented the John A. Fry Delphic Society Award.


SALC Sportsmanship Award - Winner: Franklin & Marshall Softball Team

The SALC Sportsmanship Award is bestowed on an athlete or team who has demonstrated consistently good sportsmanship and ethical behavior in their daily participation in intercollegiate athletics.  They must also have demonstrated good citizenship outside of an athletic competition setting and be in good academic standing.


Athletic Director's Award For Leadership Distinction - Winners: Thomas Downs, Football and Allison Franke, Volleyball

This award recognizes exemplary leadership that has transformed the live of their teammates and fellow student-athletes. Their impact has been far reaching and we are gateful for all they have contributed.


John A. Fry Delphic Society Award - Winners: Jamie Belfer, Softball and Tom Graminski, Men's Swimming

The John A. Fry Delphic Society Award is bestowed upon a male and a female athlete who has achieved the highest level of excellence in athletics, community service and academics.  In accordance with the College's Delphic Student-Athlete Honor Society, the recipient must embody the ideals of mind, body and spirit.


Michael T.M. Karvasales '35 Outstanding Female Senior Athlete Award - Winner: Emily Kitchin, Women's Lacrosse

The Karvasales Outstanding Female Senior Athlete Award goes to the female senior athlete with cumulative outstanding athletic achievements over her career.
• First-team IWLCA All-America (2021)
• Second-team IWLCA All-America (2019)
• Two-time first-team All-Metro Region (2019, 21)
• Two-time first-team All-Centennial Conference (2019, 21)
• IWLCA Scholar-Athlete (2021)
• CoSIDA Academic All-District All-District Team (2021)
• Seven-time Centennial Conference Player of the Week
• Four-time IWLCA Division III Defensive Player of the Week
• Two-year team captain

• Goals against avg: 5th (7.71)
• Most wins: 5th (26)
• Save percent: 10th (.530)
• Saves: 11th (335)
• Ground balls: t-25th (91)
• Currently leading the Centennial Conference and among the national leaders in 2022 for GAA
(8.32), save percentage (.523), wins (15), and winning percentage (.882)
• Team won the 2021 Centennial Conference Championship
• F&M has advanced to the NCAA Tournament each year it was held during her career, including
regional final appearance in 2019


Edward Garrigues '25 Outstanding Male Senior Athlete Award - Winner: Chris Schiavone, Men's Swimming
This award goes to the male senior athlete with cumulative outstanding athletic achievements over his career.
• Olympic Trials qualifier (2021) (first for F&M since 1932)
• Qualified for 3 US Open Championships
• 17-time All-American
• De facto national champion/top national seed in the 100 freestyle entering the canceled 2020
NCAA Championships
• 12-time first-team All-Centennial Conference
• Nine-time honorable mention All-Centennial Conference (runner-up)
• Member of the 2020 Centennial Conference Championship Team
• Helped team to highest NCAA Championship Finish in school history (17th) during 2022 NCAA
Championships (second highest finish ever by a Centennial Conference school)
• Holds eight school records (50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle, five relay school records)
• Holds six Centennial Conference records