The Immaculata University Department of Athletics and Recreation is pleased to announce the selection of Jordan Ambrose and Layne Kennedy as the 2019-20 Most Outstanding Male and Female Senior Athletes of the Year. In addition, Patrick Zeoli and Carly Quigley earned Most Outstanding Senior Scholar Athletes of the Year.
“Athletics is such an integral component of campus life at Immaculata and I am extremely proud of all our student-athletes. Our seniors have spent countless hours practicing and playing their chosen sport(s) and have experienced academic success as well. Congratulations to Carly, Patrick, Jordan and Layne. We are all proud of you,” states Immaculata University President Barbara Lettiere ’72.
Thorndale, Pa., resident Jordan Ambrose, a four-year member of the Immaculata men’s basketball team has been a steady contributor for the Macs throughout his career appearing in 103 games while earning the starting nod in 91 of those games. Over the course of his 103 games, Ambrose scored 1,355 points to end his career as one of just seven Mighty Macs in program history to score 1,000 points while ranking fourth in program history in scoring. Ambrose also concluded his career with a First Team All-Atlantic East honor, which was the second All-League citation of his career with his first honor coming at the conclusion of the 2018 season. Ambrose ended his career as a 41.3 % shooter from the field with 465 made field goals to rank fifth in program history. His 237 career made free throws (83.2 %) ranks the senior sixth in program history in this category as well.
Additionally, in his senior campaign, Ambrose put together one of the top three-point shooting performances in program history as he set a new single-season program record for made threes with 72 makes, which increased his career total to 188, which is the also the highest total for made three-pointers in program history. Ambrose led the team in made three-pointers in two out of his four seasons with the team as he also led the squad as a sophomore with a team-best 48 makes in his second season. Ambrose also ends his career ranked fourth in program history in rebounding with 490 rebounds for his career averaging 4.7 rebounds per game over the course of his 103 games. He also ends his career ranked fourth in team history in steals with 133 for his career, averaging 1.3 thefts per contest thanks in large part to a team-best 44 steals in the 2019-20 season to conclude his senior campaign.
Garnet Valley, Pa., resident Layne Kennedy, has been a four-year member of the Immaculata women’s lacrosse and field hockey squads providing key contributions for both teams throughout her impressive four-year career. On the lacrosse field, Kennedy was a four-year starter as she appeared and started in all 59 games of her career. Kennedy, the 2017 Conference Rookie of the Year and the first Mighty Mac to accomplish this feat, has also been a three-year All-Conference selection earning First-Team honors as a freshman before earning Second-Team honors as a sophomore and junior. Along the way, Kennedy has rewritten the Immaculata women’s lacrosse record books ending her career as the career leader in both points (257) and goals (215) while also being the only player in program history to eclipse the 200-goal plateau. In single games, Kennedy holds the record for most goals in a single-game with nine while also registering a pair of eight-goal efforts over the course of her career. The senior also holds three of the top five highest totals of any Immaculata player for points and goals scored in a season holding the record in each of these categories with 68 goals and 83 points in the 2018 season. In the 2020 season alone, Kennedy was named to the Atlantic East Weekly Honor Roll each of the first three weeks of the season, upping her career weekly award total to eight weekly honors during her time on the lacrosse field.
During the fall seasons, Kennedy has been equally as dominant on the field hockey field appearing in 74 games over the course of her career while making the start in 49 of those contests. In these 74 games, Kennedy accounted for 54 points and 25 goals, which rank fourth and third in team history, respectively. Additionally, Kennedy recorded five game-winning goals over the course of her career, which is good enough for a tie for second in program history in this category as well. A first-team all-league selection as a senior, Kennedy led the team in scoring with 20 points on 10 goals, which ranks her in a tie for ninth in program history in points in a single-season and in a tie for fifth in program history for goals in a single-season.
A four-year member and senior captain of the Immaculata women’s soccer team, Glenmoore, PA., resident Carly Quigley has been a fixture on the Mighty Macs backline throughout her career starting in 71 of 72 career games. Quigley has been named to the All-Conference squad each of her last two seasons earning First Team All-League and Defensive Player of the year honors as a junior before receiving Second Team honors at the conclusion of her senior season.
Inside the classroom, Quigley has maintained a 3.92 GPA in Elementary and Special Education earning Deans List honors in each of her first seven semesters at Immaculata. Additionally, Carly was named to the Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area team at the conclusion of her junior season and has been named to the Academic All-Conference squad each of her first three seasons as a Mighty Mac.
Quigley has also been a three-year member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee and has served as the President of SAAC each of the last two years while also serving as the Athletic Liaison within the Immaculata Student Government Association each of the last two years. Additionally, Carly was elected to the post of Class of 2020 secretary in her senior year and has served a Resident Assistant each of her last two years at Immaculata.
Fort Mills, SC, resident Patrick Zeoli, a four-year member of the Immaculata golf team and a two-year member of the Immaculata men’s volleyball squad has been a fixture at Immaculata throughout his four years on campus. On the golf team, Zeoli was consistently one of the top performers on the team throughout his four years recording the best stroke average on the team in his sophomore, and junior campaigns. On the volleyball court, Zeoli concludes his career ranked third in program history in kills with 49 while his 12 blocks ranks him fourth in Mighty Mac history in this category as well.
Inside the classroom, Zeoli has recorded an impressive 3.93 GPA majoring in Nutrition with a minor in Mathematics. A seven-time Deans List honoree, Zeoli also serves as the Vice President of the Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society. Zeoli also serves as Math and Chemistry tutor to assist members of the Immaculata community.
Zeoli is also an active member of SAAC, the SGA, and Campus Ministry filling vital leadership roles within those organizations throughout his time as a Mighty Mac. Patrick has also been a Resident Assistant