The McAndrews Fund for Athletics plays a significant role in the support and enhancement of the student-athlete experience at Dickinson.
Athletics at Dickinson have thrived, developed and grown into nationally and regionally competitive programs, providing an even more enriching experience for the athletes, coaches, students, parents and alumni.
As individuals and teammates, Dickinson scholar-athletes are making remarkable strides - achieving successes in the Centennial Confernece and thriving academically.
The McAndrews Fund allows our teams to travel for training, purchase essential equipment and software, remain competitive with our peer institutions, hire top coaches and train top scholar-athletes.
"Every year, the McAndrews Fund helps offset the cost of our spring-training trip to either Arizona or Florida. We play up to 10 games against some of the best Division III teams, and through that competition early in the year, we are more prepared to take on the difficult conference schedule when we return. Without the help of the McAndrews Fund, the cost of the trip would be considerably higher, and many of our student-athletes wouldn't be able to participate with the team."
Craig Hanson, Head Baseball Coach
"Our field hockey program benefits greatly from the McAndrews Fund. McAndrews Fund gifts helped us purchase software to break down, analyze and share game film with out team. With the constant changes in technology, we need to keep up-to-date with the best ways to help our team visualize the tactical skills and strategies of the game. We are very grateful for such a phenomenal tool."
Caitlin Williams, Head Field Hockey Coach
2013 McAndrews Award Winners
The McAndrews Award is the most prestigious award presented to a Dickinson College athlete. In addition to being outstanding student-athletes, the recipients possess strong leadership qualities, demonstrate good sportsmanship, and serve as positive role models for future athletes.
The award is presented in honor of Richard H. McAndrews, Doctor of Physical Education and beloved member of the Dickinson College faculty from 1911-1961.
Caitlin Klockner '16 - Women's Swimming
The first female to win the award as a first-year, Klockner had an outstanding year in the water, earning All-Centennial Conference honors in the 200 yard IM and with the 800 yard free relay team. She garnered First-team honors with a conference title the 200 IM while claiming second in the relay.
Klockner placed third in 100 and 200 yard freestyle events, and with the 400 free relay, adding a fourth place finish with the 400 medley relay and sixth with the 200 free relay, totaling a remarkable 82 points at the conference championships.
She currently holds four schools records, breaking the 200 IM mark twice at the conference championships. She also set new marks in the 100 freestyle and with the 400 and 800 free relay teams.
Brandon Palladino '14 - Men's Lacrosse
Palladino capped a brilliant career with an outstanding senior campaign, and his second staight honor as the McAndrews Award winner. He was named the USILA National Player of the Year, earning First-team All-America honors. Last spring he became the first player in Conference history to be selected First-Team All-CC, four times, and was named the CC Player of the Year.
He was a team captain and voted the Defensive player of the year by his teammates, leading the Red Devils to a third consecutive Centennial Conference Championship and fourth straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Dickinson was ranked #2 in the country for almost the entire 2013 season, setting school records with 18 straight wins and an 18-1 overall record.
A true leader, Palladino sacrificed his spot in the North-South Senior All-Star Game to one of his senior teammates. The Red Devils had four players selected to participate but were only allowed to send three. Dino looks to continue his playing career, and was signed by the 2013 Major League Lacrosse Champions, the Chesapeake Bayhawks.
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