Overwatch 2 Player of the Month – Patrick Handley, Saint Joseph’s University
Patrick is a seasoned veteran, tackling his third consecutive season playing competitively for Saint Joseph’s Esports. As an outstanding support and DPS, Patrick showcases his passion for the game on every map, every week. Winning his division in the spring and playing in a new division this fall, Patrick has led his team to a winning 5-1 record to clinch a playoff spot. Within the SJU community, Patrick has joined the executive board and assists faculty in community outreach to increase the awareness of Esports in the Philadelphia area. He has also challenged himself by learning and organizing scrimmages for other competitive game titles at SJU.
Overwatch 2 Rookie of the Month – Sebastian Drosa, University of Southern Maine
Valorant Player of the Month – Grant Finkelstein Smay, Brooklyn College
Grant otherwise known as “Noodle”, took over as IGL this semester for the Valorant Maroon team at Brooklyn College. With a KDA of 1.83, Noodle has helped shape the newly revamped main roster, leading them to a 4-2 record. Noodle is a key reason for the team’s success in the top 15 of the Elite division. What is even more impressive is that Noodle is only a Sophomore, just beginning his second year of competitive play. Noodle demonstrates exemplary leadership and growth both inside and outside the game assisting teammates, learning strategies, and improving his own capabilities as a player simultaneously.
Valorant Rookie of the Month – Jaden Davis, University of Southern Maine
Rocket League Player & Rookie of the Month – Iris Matthews, Army West Point
Iris is the captain of Army West Point Esport’s first-ever all-women’s collegiate Rocket League team. As a freshman new to Rocket League, her tireless effort to learn imperative skills and in-game mechanics, allowed her to rank to Platinum 2 in 2v2s this month. While learning the ins and outs of the game, Iris has also been a fantastic team leader, both on and off the field. Her efforts have helped create a solid foundation for the women’s team, which will continue to grow under her leadership.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Player of the Month – Luis Garcia, Adelphi University
Luis has helped lead the Adelphi University SSBU Gold team to a 4-0 start in the Fall 23 SSBU East Contenders Division. Demonstrating impressive gameplay in each of his matches, he has been a main contributor to the team’s success. Luis and his team currently hold a 5-1 record and are looking strong as the playoffs approach.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Rookie of the Month –Graham Hannon, University of Southern Maine
Fortnite Player of the Month –Mateo Spagnuolo, St. Clair College
Mateo has dominated in the ECAC fall 2023 division, taking home first place in trios for three consecutive weeks. With an impressive resume, Mateo and the Griffins are a force to be reckoned with this season.
Fortnite Rookie of the Month – Elhadg Diouf, Old Dominion University
As a rookie on our Fortnite team at Old Dominion University, Elhadg has gradually transitioned into becoming a better player throughout the ECAC season, as well as in other tournaments this fall. In the Building Duos tournament, he showcased his top-notch skills, complementing his teammate’s strategies in each match. As of week four, Elhadg and his teammate are ranked 6 in their division. The duo plans to continue their high level of competitiveness in the upcoming weeks.
EA Sports FC 24 Player of the Month – Sarah Laudati, University of Southern Maine
EA Sports FC 24 Rookie of the Month – Pablo Herrera, Adelphi University
Pablo has started off his rookie campaign in the Fall 23 FC season with a 4-1 record. He maintained a flawless record for consecutive weeks of ECAC, not only winning his matches but sweeping his opponents 2-0! With 4.5 average goals, and sporting a +14 goal differential, Pablo is a strong contender in his division.
Madden NFL 24 Player & Rookie of the Month – Malcolm McCoy, Post University
Malcom aka “DaGoat” showed everyone how he got his name in his rookie season at Post University Esports. Taking everyone to school with personnel substitutions, complete mastery of RPO plays, and a suffocating defense, Malcom went 4-0 in the first four weeks of competition. Only time will tell if this rookie has what it takes to go the distance for Post.
NBA 2K Player of the Month – Christopher John DeGennaro, Post University
CJ came into this season as the defending champion for the PlayStation bracket from the Spring. Playing in the first cross-play NBA2K bracket, he is eager to test his mettle against the Xbox players. He has picked up right where he left off, holding the top spot with an impressive 6-0 in 1v1 play. Doubling as the captain of Post’s NBA 3v3 team, he has led his team to a 3-3 record thus far this season.
NBA 2K Rookie of the Month – Anthony Lahatt, George Fox University
League of Legends Player of the Month – Fujun Pan, Brooklyn College
This season, Fujun also known as “Hwalp”, became the sole captain of the League of Legends Maroon team. This month, Hwalp carried in multiple high-profile matches for the League of Legends team in the Elite: Masters+ Division. His constant communication as well as impressive overall records demonstrate that he is arguably one of the strongest junglers in the division, leading his team to a top 3 spot in their division.
League of Legends Rookie of the Month – Xander Dufour, University of Southern Maine
Rainbow Six Siege Player of the Month – Cooper Blatz, University of Delaware
Cooper consistently earns a spot at the top of the leaderboard each game, giving strong call-outs and providing insight to his teammates. Bring able to executive flexible game plans on the spot, Cooper has proved himself to be an outstanding member of the Blue Hens R6 Club team.
Rainbow Six Siege Rookie of the Month – Brandon Conway, University of Delaware
Working strongly alongside his teammate Cooper, the newly named R6S Player of the Month, the two lead their team sharing the top spot on the leaderboard. Brandon has an adaptable playstyle, being able to react on the spot. His strength as an entry-fragger combined with his mind-blowing ability to land below-floor grenades makes Brandon a stand-out rookie on the Blue Hens R6 Club team.
Counter-Strike 2 Player of the Month – Matthew Munro, Fisher College
Matthew “tatm” Munro has significant experience in T2 CS, playing in ESEA Advanced and ECL before landing in collegiate esports. As a freshman, tatm has wasted no time in his rookie year at Fisher College, as he continuously finds frag after frag each game. Tatm is a force to be reckoned with in Counter-Strike 2, leading his team to a 4-0 record in the ECAC fall 2023 season.
Counter-Strike 2 Player of the Month – Jeffrey Buote, Fisher College
Juxo has transitioned from being a Valorant player to a Counter-Strike 2 player in just a few months. He has shown significant improvement in a short time span of only six weeks. One thing that makes Juxo special is that he was a walk-on looking to play Valorant, but found CS2 and has made it his job to make sure he could work with the team to ensure a win. Juxo is a phenomenal player, helping his team maintain the number one spot in their division.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II Player of the Month – Jordan Hirigoyen, Mars Hill University
Jordan leads his team as the sole veteran player, adapting and guiding three new teammates to the division. With a 4-1 record, Jordan’s leadership has led his team to hold a top-ten spot in the Elite division.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II Rookie of the Month – Aaron Silva, Mars Hill University
As a freshman international student, Aaron has shown strong adaptivity skills meshing not only in-game but in the classroom as well. Playing alongside his teammates, the Mars Hill Lions have held a 4-1 record with Aaron by their side.
Street Fighter 6 Rookie of the Month – Silas Qualls, University of Southern Maine
Street Fighter 6 Rookie of the Month – Joshua Pafundi, Fisher College
Omega Strikers Player of the Month – Erick Williamson, University of Southern Maine
Erick is a phenomenal asset to the University of Southern Maine Esports program. As an executive board member and captain of the Omega Strikers Huskies team, he has showcased his leadership abilities not only in-game but in his board position with USM Esports.
Omega Strikers Rookie of the Month – Sebastian Drosa, University of Southern Maine
As a freshman at USM, Sebastian has shown significant improvement on the Huskies Omega Strikers team, always encouraging his teammates to improve and put in extra practice time outside of games.