ITHACA, NY - Ithaca Colleges' Scott Anderson (Governor Livingston/Berkeley Heights) received multiple awards at the annual Ithaca College Football dinner held this past weekend. Ithaca football Coach Mike Welch awarded Anderson the prestigious Dick Lyon Award. In addition to the Dick Lyon Award, the Empire 8 Conference announced its football Sportsman of the Year Team, naming Anderson as one of 8 members of this year's team.
The Dick Lyon Award, named after former Bomber Coach Lyon, is given to a football athlete who exemplifies dedication, courage, and perseverance. Coach Welch stated, "Scott Anderson embodies all of these qualities. He played the majority of the season with multiple injuries, but never missed a start and played every offensive down." Dick Lyon was the Ithaca football coach from 1958- 1966. He then went on to coach at Army from 1967-1970.
The Sportsman of the Year Team award goes to one player of each team competing in the Empire 8 that distinguishes themselves and consistently displays the critical traits of an outstanding sportsman.
The Empire 8 emphasizes that "Competing with Honor and Integrity" is an essential component of a student–athlete’s experience in conjunction with their respective institutions educational mission. Ithaca head football coach Mike Welch selected Anderson as the Bomber football athlete who best displayed these qualities.
As a senior co-captain and three year starter at left tackle, Anderson appeared in eight games and was an anchor on the Bomber offensive line. He did not allow a sack on the year, and was named second team All- Conference.
A 2012 graduate of Governor Livingston, he served as a football Captain his senior season and was a 3 year starter on the line. Anderson, a Business management major, is the son of Jon and Leigh Anderson of Berkeley Heights.
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