LANCASTER, Pa. - Marymount student-athlete, Roey Stern of the men's basketball team, has been announced as the Atlantic East Man of the Year following the 2021-22 season on Wednesday.
After each athletic year, the AEC awards one male and one female with the accolade who "combined superior academic and athletic achievement during their careers thus far." Full criteria for the award can be found here.
Stern was a four-year student-athlete for the Saints' men's basketball team, helping the team to becoming the 2022 AEC men's basketball regular season champion, conference runner-up twice in the AEC tournament, and most recently earned the AEC Elite 20 Award for men's basketball.
Furthermore, Stern earned VaSID Academic All-State in 2021, pulled three AEC All-Academic Team honors, was an eight-time Dean's List honoree at Marymount, and recently graduated Summa Cum Laud with a 3.993 GPA.
"I'm really happy for Roey," men's basketball Head Coach, Chris Rogers, stated. "Being named Atlantic East Man of the Year is a fitting and well-deserved way to cap off his career at Marymount. His work ethic, discipline and communication skills allowed him to contribute to the Marymount community as a whole. He did everything we ask the student-athletes in our program to do. We are going to miss him."
Stern was a two-time captain for the team, helping the Saints perform well in the classroom, earning the AEC Academic Team Award the past three seasons.
Coming to Marymount from Tel-Aviv, Israel, Stern maintained a strong presence outside of the court and classroom, serving as a Marymount Resident Assistant three times, earning the 2022 Marymount Leadership Award, and was a volunteer twice for the Marymount University Special Olympics Basketball event.
"We are incredibly proud of Roey's body of work over his 5 years at Marymount, it is beyond impressive," Director of Athletics and Recreation, Jill McCabe said. "His focus and commitment propelled him to the top of his class, graduating Summa Cum Laude and his work ethic and leadership guided the team to the top of the conference and landed him numerous awards. But to top it off, Roey was also a campus leader who was always willing to help a campus community member and make them feel at home. He will be missed across campus."
This is the second such award earned by a Saint, with Drew Mead of the Saints' baseball team taking the accolade after the 2020-21 season.
Read more on Stern and his achievement here.