2015-16 Leo Dufort Student Athlete of the Month

September October November

Matt Needham

Kirby O'Keefe

Tom Higgins

Katie Wells

Shannon Bauer

Sonja Vasovic
December January February

Ryan Oliver

Kollyns Scarbrough

Peter Galante

Dory Miller

Matt Bellucci

Lauren Smith
March April May

Mitsuki Fukamachi

Samantha Voelker

Michael Shine

Kristen Bromley

Bryan Goossens

Alyssa Lancaster

The Leo Dufort Student Athlete of the Month Award is presented nine times annually (September-May) throughout the academic year. The award recognizes exemplary achievements in both academics and athletics. The late Leo Dufort received a B.S. in marketing and management from Siena in August of 1977. His entire academic career was completed on a part-time basis beginning in the spring of 1961, as a married adult while at the same time raising five children. He passed away suddenly of a heart attack while cross country skiing in February of 1993. His wife Jeanine wanted to do something to immortalize his memory. The original plaque was donated to athletics and the department began the Leo Dufort Student-Athlete of the Month Award to help carry out his legacy. Dufort graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1954, was a Navy Veteran (USS Bennington) who worked for JL Hammett Co. at the time of his death.

Past Recipients