Men's Basketball
Ronald Roberts, Jr. Named Men's Basketball Most Valuable Player

Ronald Roberts, Jr., was named the John P. Hilferty Memorial Award as the Most Valuable Player of the 2012-13 Saint Joseph's University basketball team.
Ronald Roberts, Jr., was named the John P. Hilferty Memorial Award as the Most Valuable Player of the 2012-13 Saint Joseph's University basketball team.

April 18, 2013

DREXEL HILL, PA. - Ronald Roberts, Jr., received the John P. Hilferty Memorial Award as the Most Valuable Player of the 2012-13 Saint Joseph's University basketball team, as announced at the 58th Annual Men's Basketball Awards Banquet held at Drexelbrook Catering.

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Roberts, a junior forward, was also the co-recipient of the Robert O'Neill Memorial Most Improved Player Award, sharing it with senior Taylor Trevisan. It marks the third consecutive year that Roberts was named the Hawks' most improved.

Roberts turned in his best season as a Hawk, averaging 11.2 points and a team-high 8.3 rebounds per game. He recorded a team-high 13 double-doubles on the season and shot 52.9 percent from the field. He averaged 12.1 points and 8.6 rebounds in conference games and led the Atlantic 10 in offensive rebounds, with 3.6 per contest. Roberts was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Third Team and to the All-Big 5 First Team.

Trevisan joined the Hawks as a walk-on in 2010-11 and had earned a scholarship for the past two seasons. He appeared in 24 career games and this season, reached career-highs by scoring 14 points and making 5-of-7 field goal attempts.

Sophomore Eric Kindler, who is a theology major, received the George Senesky Memorial Award for academics.

The Patrick D. O'Pake Unsung Hero Award was given to the "Pinnie Team", which is the group of players who serve as the scout team in practice and help the Hawks prepare for their opponents.

The Daniel J. Cummins, Jr. Memorial Award for spirit was presented to senior manager Caroline Davis while senior manager Janelle Fritz received the William F. Maher Memorial Award for loyalty. Strength and conditioning coach Brian Bingaman was the recipient of the William J. Bennett Memorial Award for dedication and service to SJU basketball.

Mike Kempski, who played for the Hawks from 1966 to 1968 and is currently on the University's Board of Trustees, received the Michael J. Conway Memorial Award, for an alumnus who has given back to the program. Jenna Procyk, a student manager, and Josephine Bahn, the coordinator of the student booster group, each received the Fr. Emory Ross, S.J. Sixth Man Award for their support.

Saint Joseph's finished the season with an 18-14 record and earned its second consecutive bid to the NIT, marking the 11th postseason appearance in the 18 years under head coach Phil Martelli.

 

 

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