Schilling earns Saint Michael's men's basketball's annual Jerry Lanteri '76 Award
COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College men's basketball senior Tyler Schilling (Excelsior, Minn./Minnetonka) has earned the program's Jerry Lanteri '76 Award, head coach Michael Harding announced on Monday. The accolade annually honors an exemplary member or members of the men's basketball squad.
To receive the award, chosen by a committee of former players and the men's basketball coaching staff, candidates must attain an esteemed academic stature, closely resemble the ideals of the true student-athlete, and be highly regarded by fellow students for his leadership qualities, both on and off the court. Harding said Schilling has been a tireless worker who leads by example, and was a very deserving winner of the honor.
A two-time captain, Schilling started all 26 games this winter, averaging 7.1 points on 59.7 percent shooting to go along with 5.6 rebounds. In 105 career contests - all starts - Schilling finished with 967 points while hauling in 886 rebounds, pushing past Rich Tarrant '65 for fifth in program history in caroms during his final outing. The Purple Knights were 11-15 overall and 10-12 in the Northeast-10 Conference this winter. In one of the biggest victories of the season, Schilling collected 12 points and 10 rebounds at Stonehill College on Feb. 11, handing the Skyhawks their final loss until falling in a national semifinal game on March 22.
The award is named after Jerry Lanteri, a 1976 honors graduate of Saint Michael's, and a member of the men's basketball team. Lanteri, a native of Southington, Conn., and standout student-athlete at Saint Paul's High School in Bristol, Conn., died on July 23, 1977, due to injuries resulting from a car accident.