Pride Athletics

By By Brian Magoffin ’05, G’17
Director of Strategic Athletic Communications/ Coordinator of College Media Relations

Charlie Sullivan ’91, G’97

Sullivan Leads United States at FIVB World Championships 

Springfield College head men’s volleyball coach Charlie Sullivan, ’91, G’97 led the United States Boys U19 National Team to a fourth-place finish at the FIVB World Championship. It was a historic finish for the squad as it marked the highest finish ever for a U.S. Boys U19 Team in the FIVB U19 World Championship, as the team’s previous best finish at Worlds was seventh place in 1995 and 2015.

From left, AJ Nally ’10, Marilyn Bevans G’77, Peter Chandler ’75, Cheryl Raymond-Terbush G’82, Bill Lynch ’72, and Ollie Wilson ’73, G’76.

Newest Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

The six newest members of the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame were inducted in a ceremony on campus. Marilyn Bevans G’77, AJ Nally ’10, Peter Chandler ‘75, Bill Lynch ‘72, Cheryl Raymond-Terbush G’82, and Ollie Wilson ‘73 G’76 were all honored for the impact that they had during their time on Alden Street and for the excellence that they achieved in their professional pursuits. 

Amelia DeRosa, class of 2026
Dylan Mulvaney, class of 2026

Standout First Years On Alden Street

A pair of Springfield College first-year student-athletes had dynamic rookie campaigns for the Pride and were recognized on the national stage for their excellence. Springfield College softball first-year Amelia DeRosa was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division III All-America Second Team after an outstanding first season with the Pride. Dylan Mulvaney was named to the the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-American First Team and became the eighth student-athlete in program history to be selected as the AVCA Division III National Newcomer of the Year. 

The Team IMPACT Fellows on Springfield College’s campus include at left, Karen Joy, class of 2024 (women’s lacrosse), Billy Welsby ’23 (men’s gymnastics), and Elizabeth Rose ’23 (women’s cross country & track and field).

Springfield College Earns Team IMPACT Fellowship Award

Springfield College was named as the recipient of the 2023 Team IMPACT Division III Fellowship Campus of the Year Award. The Team IMPACT Fellowship Campus of the Year Awards were created to recognize the hard work of different individuals and teams over the course of a year and to highlight the dedication, creative ideas, and growth of programming across these campuses.

Student-Athletes Thrive In The Classroom

Springfield College student-athletes delivered one of the best academic efforts in the history of the institution during the second semester of the 2022-23 academic year. The Pride’s nearly 675 student-athletes notched a 3.516 grade point average this semester, which is the highest in-person grade point average that has been achieved.

Anna Steinman

Steinman Runs in Boston Marathon 

Springfield College head men’s and women’s cross country coach and assistant men’s and women’s track and field coach Anna Steinman finished in 57th place in a field of over 10,000 women’s runners in the 127th edition of the historic Boston Marathon.

Victoria Gendreau ’20, Head Coach Matt Davis ’08, G’10, David Handron, class of 2024 , Jakarie Williams ’23, Assistant Coach Norm Boulerice ’77, and Assistant Coach Christian Wilkey Jr. ’22.

National Success for Gymnastics Programs

The Springfield College men’s gymnastics team concluded a historic showing at the USA Gymnastics Men’s Collegiate National Championships, highlighted by national titles from David Handron, class of 2024, and Jakarie Williams ’23. All told, Springfield would finish off the weekend with 11 USAG All-America honorees, the most in program history, as Dominic Ramalho ’23, Sam Kaplan, class of 2026, and Owen Carney, class of 2026, joined Handron and Williams with national honors.

Head coach Matt Davis ‘08, G’10 was named the USA Men’s Gymnastics National Co-Coach of the Year.

Christina Wygonik ’23
Devon Rosier ’23

Led by a pair of national-championship performances, the Springfield College women’s gymnastics program finished fourth at the National Collegiate Gymnastics Association (NCGA) National Championships. 

For just the second time in program history, and first since 1996, Springfield had multiple national champions at the NCGA Championships as Devon Rosier ’23 won the individual title on the balance beam and Christina Wygonik ’23 captured the championship on the floor exercise. 

Jacob Deguire, class of 2025

Deguire Sets NCAA History 

Springfield College student-athlete Jacob Deguire put together a historic showing at the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships. Deguire would take third at 157 pounds en route to All-America honors and would go on to set a NCAA record for most pins in a championship tournament. Additionally, Deguire concluded his sophomore season with thirty pins, the most in all of college wrestling and matching the most in Division III history since the NCAA started tracking the statistic.

Wilson Named NEWMAC Student-Athlete of the Year

Colby Wilson ’23

Recent Springfield College men’s track and field graduate Colby Wilson ’23 was named a recipient of the 2023 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Male Student-Athlete of the Year Award. End of article