The 2007-2008 season culminated with the annual Queens College Athletics Department Awards Dinner at Ricardo's by the Bridge in Astoria on Thursday, May 15, 2008. Brian Honeyman of Baseball and Diana Redman of Soccer were the big winners while Women's Soccer Coach Roby Young was feted for his outstanding service to Queens College Athletics.
The evening ended with the naming of Honeyman and Redman as the recipients of the Silver Knights Award, which is bestowed upon the top performers of the year. Honeyman compiled a 6-0 record with three saves with an earned run average of 2.20 and had a win or a save in all nine of the Knights conference victories. For his efforts, he earned the East Coast Conference Pitcher of the Year Award and was named Daktronics first team all-region.
Redman, who played for Macabi Holon, Israel in the first round of the Women's UEFA European Championships in 2007 and was a member of the Israeli National team, was named to the all-conference team for the third straight season. She wrapped up her QC career with 24 goals and 15 assists in 60 games.
Earlier in the evening, Roby Young was honored for his 15 years as a soccer coach at Queens College. Young is the only head coach the Lady Knights have ever had, taking the reins in 1999. He also coached the men's team from 1986-89, winning a total of 106 games as men's and women's head coach.
Amoung the 86 individual team and school award winners were Co- Female and Male Outstanding Freshman Laura Mocodeanu, Amanda Bartlett and Fabio Minami. Both Bartlett and Minami were chosen Rookie of the Year by the East Coast Conference while all three earned first team all-ECC honors. The other school-wide awards included Paul Paplin Scholar Athletes Ariel Nassim of Tennis and Enobong Shammah of Volleyball, Outstanding Seniors Jessica Sanchez and Maryann Welsh of Basketball and Tyson Frenn of Swimming and Diving, and Most Improved Players Carla Cruz of Swimming and Diving and Damian Skiba of Soccer.