WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS TRACK & FIELD OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION
​                                                               VINCENT FALARDEAU AWARD
                                                 ​* Outstanding Senior Female Track & Field Athlete *


​​ABOUT Vincent Falardeau: Vincent Falardeau taught Foreign Languages at Northampton High School from 1968 to 2004.  He was a track and field official for thirty four years and served as the WMTFOA President for ten years.  In addition to officiating Vincent was an active participant in wheelchair sports and Paralympics and gave freely of his time to mentor track and field officials.  Vincent also served as the Chairperson of the Holyoke Handicap Advisory Commission.  Vincent Falardeau stressed sportsmanship and fair play in athletics. He encouraged athletes to act responsibly, assist their teammates, and always lead by example. Candidates for this award should also demonstrate these qualities.

​​WHO IS ELIGIBLE: Any senior female athlete who has competed in track and field for at least 2 years.

​​REQUIREMENTS: All candidates must demonstrate good sportsmanship. Each​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ should be a leader on the team and possess a good work ethic. Each must always represent herself, her school and the sport of track and field in a positive manner.

​​A COMPLETE NOMINATION INCLUDES: 
​ • Completed Athlete Information sheet (see below)          • High school transcript
​ • Athlete essay                                                                • Letter(s) of reference from coaches, teachers, counselor, principal or employer.

​SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Submissions must be received by: FRIDAY, MAY 12th @ 5:00pm

​​Send to: Deb Pelletier PO Box 2238 Westfield, MA 01086       Fax # 413-572-6873          
Direct questions and/or PDF files to: CoachPell@comcast.net

WMTFOA VINCENT FALARDEAU AWARD INFORMATION SHEET (To be completed by coach)

ATHLETE’S INFORMATION:  Name: _______________________________________________________________________________

Number of years on your track team: __________________________________  Captain?: ______________________________________

Outstanding contribution(s) to the team: ______________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________​​​​

Academic achievement:  Honor Society?: _______________________Class Rank: ________________________  GPA: ________________

Academic Honors and Awards: _____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

School and Community Involvement:  Clubs / Committees / Sports / Volunteer Work / Community Service: ____________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________​​​​​​​​​​​​​

COACH'S INFORMATION:  Name: ___________________________________  Address: ______________________________________ 

​​City: ___________________________    State: ________________ Zip: ___________  Phone: _________________________​​

e-Mail: _____________________________________________________​​

Please attach the following information:
​ • High school transcript

​• Reference (s) Must be Typed – from coach, teacher, principal, councilor or employer. Remember it is helpful to include: # years on Track and Field team, positive personal traits, community service, academic achievements (honor society, class rank, GPA), clubs and interests outside of track and field, and any other qualities you feel makes him/her deserving of this award.

​​• Athlete’s Essay: Must be typed.  Please submit a one-page (maximum) essay describing how track and field has influenced your life. Also include school and community involvement and how these experiences have influenced you.