Athletes honored at Fall Sports Banquet


Nov. 22, 2005, midnight | By Anna Coughlan | 15 years, 2 months ago

Coaches recognize valuable players and scholar athletes


Coaches from the fall sports teams honored students with the most valuable player award (MVP), the most improved player award (MI), the coach's award (CA) and the outstanding senior award (OS) at the Fall Sports Banquet on Nov. 21 in the auditorium.

Photo: Varsity boys soccer, along with other fall sports teams, gathered in the auditorium Monday night to bring a close to the past season and honor selected seniors and star athletes who excelled on Blair fields and courts.

Athletic Director Dale Miller named "All A's" athletes and asked the 4.0 students to come onstage. He also invited scholar athletes who achieved a 3.25 or higher GPA to stand for commendation.

Miller thanked the coaches, athletes and parents for a successful fall season. Coaches from the teams praised the awarded athletes, highlighted prominent moments in the season and expressed gratitude towards parents for their involvement.

The awards were as follows:

Golf - Coach James Shafer
MVP: Daniel Gillen, senior
MI: Lauren Bodin, senior
CA: Andrew Bernstein, senior
OS: Alex Alm, senior

Girls Cross Country - Coaches Carl Lewin and Angelique Bosse
MVP: Halsey Sinclair, junior
MI: Anna Coughlan, junior
CA: Ashlyn Sinclair, junior
OS: Amelyne Major, senior

Boys Cross Country - Coaches Carl Lewin and Angelique Bosse
MVP: Joshua Uzzell, junior
MI: Emanuel Waktola, junior
CA: Josh Gist, senior
OS: Tommy Dugan, senior

Boys Varsity Soccer - Coach Adrian Baez
MVP: Bereket Abebe, senior
MI: Ethan Kuhnhenn, junior
CA: Adam MacLeod, senior
OS: Mac Kpadeh, senior

Boys JV Soccer - Coaches Marc Grossman and Howard Kohn
MVP: Tim Visclosky, sophomore
MI: Danial Abebe, sophomore
CA: Jonathan Fortuna, sophomore

Girls Tennis - Coach David Ngbea
MVP: seniors Dominique Franson and Jahnavi Bhaskar
MI: Bonnie Ding, sophomore
CA: Margot Pass, senior
OS: Stephanie Paul, senior

Cheerleaders - Coaches Roxanne Fus and Sarah McLean
MVP: Xieu Nguyen, senior
MI: Shannon Murray, senior
CA: Lynsey Hayes, senior
OS: Truc Luu, senior

Varsity Field Hockey - Coach Brook Franceshini
MVP: Sydney Valdez, senior
MI: Jenny Jones, senior
CA: Julie-Ann Spatz, senior
OS: Anna Chiplis, senior

JV Field Hockey - Coach Angela Kuttner
MVP: Eve Kenney, sophomore
MI: Helen Anderson, sophomore
CA: Gabby Acosta, sophomore

Varsity Volleyball - Coach Heather Amell
MVP: Julie Zhu, sophomore
MI: Felicia Olawuni, junior
CA: Wenjia Zhu, junior
OS: Tiffany Yee, senior

JV Volleyball - Coach John Mott
MVP: Amanda Chan, sophomore
MI: Molly Martinez, sophomore
CA: Liyu Adane, sophomore

Girls Varsity Soccer - Coach Robert Gibb
MVP: Sophie Esparza, senior
MI: juniors Danielle Peck and Maggie Sullivan
CA: Annie Worden, freshman
OS: Sarah Rumbaugh, senior

JV Football - Coaches Adrian Kelly and Melvin Terry
MVP: Terrance Kelly, freshman
MI: Kent Aje, sophomore
CA: Jonathan Ung, sophomore

Varsity Football - Coaches Bryan Nance, Adrian Kelley and Timothy Medlin
MVP: Jacob Wade, senior
MI: Mark Italino, senior
CA: Aaron Simon, senior
OS: Rodney Derose, senior

The JV girls soccer team did not attend the event.



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