Vassar Today


They’re the Tops

2000 senior male athlete of the year: Josh Beauregard ’00, basketball
2000 senior female athlete of the year: Clodagh Rafferty ’00, cross country
2000 coaches’ award: Nick Brockert ’00, baseball; Angela Daigneault ’00, field hockey and lacrosse
2000 Betty Richey Award: Andrea Fleck ’01, field hockey and lacrosse

This year’s annual athletic banquet honored five student-athletes who exhibited extraordinary dedication, talent, and work ethic toward their teams.

Josh Beauregard ’00, a mens varsity basketball player, was the 2000 senior male athlete of the year. An economics major, Beauregard served as team captain for the last two years of his career, and in four years never missed a game.

Clodagh Rafferty ’00, an English major and cross country team captain, was the 2000 senior female athlete of the year. Rafferty earned her place as one of the top runners in college history by setting a multitude of school records and winning more invitationals than any other runner at Vassar.

Nick Brockert ’00 and Angela Daigneault ’00 were the 2000 coaches’ award winners. Brockert, a baseball player, was captain of the team for three years. He is the career leader in games played (111), at bats (342), games started (109, all but two in his four-year career), and runs batted in (63).


Rashida Truesdale ’02 and teammates had a strong
offensive season with 148 goals

Daigneault, a four-year member of the field hockey and lacrosse teams, served as captain of both teams her senior year. She is the all-time statistical leader in several categories for both sports,including caused turnovers and ground balls, and has won numerous awards and honors throughout her career.

The 2000 Betty Richey award recipient is Andrea Fleck ’01, a three-year member of the field hockey and lacrosse teams. Currently serving as co-captain of the lacrosse team, Fleck was selected to the Seven Sisters All-Tournament team this past year, and holds five places in the top 10 of Vassar career statistical records in draw controls, assists, ground balls, goals, and caused turnovers.


The Brewers set several team records in a match-up against Stevens Tech;
most runs in a game (28) and most in an inning (14).

Season Stats

Mens Volleyball 14-10

The men ended their season with a match against number-one seeded New York University at the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association Division III championships last April. NYU defeated Vassar 3-0. Daniel Mintz ’00 highlighted the season by becoming Vassar’s all-time career digs leader with 648 digs. John Chasey ’96 formerly held the record.

Womens Tennis 14-8

The womens tennis team defeated Wellesley 4-1 to win the 2000 Seven Sisters Tennis Championship, held at Vassar last April. Sarah Tighe ’03, Becky Weldon ’03, and doubles pair Alexis Neider ’03 and Lindsey Feola ’03 were named to the Seven Sisters all-tournament team.

Mens and Womens Rowing

The Vassar rowing teams finished their spring season by competing against six other crews in the Champion International Collegiate Regatta (CICR) at the New York State Championships in May. The mens varsity four with coxswain finished fifth in Heat 2, and placed first in the second level final with a time of 6:58.90.

The womens varsity four with coxswain were fourth in Heat 1, but they were defeated by Tulane U. in the second-level final, finishing second in 8:13.89.

The novice womens eight also qualified for the CICR, a first for Vassar. The team took sixth place in Heat 2 and finished sixth in the third level final in 7:41.05.