Blair fall sports award ceremony honors athletes

Nov. 17, 2009, midnight | By Amir Gorjifard | 10 years, 8 months ago

336 Blazers given prizes for athletic achievements

The Blair fall sports awards ceremony was held from 7-8:30 p.m. last night in the auditorium to honor 336 Blazers for their achievements in the fall sports season. The ceremony gave each coach the opportunity to commemorate his or her players and speak of the team's accomplishment.

Photo: Athletes who earned a 4.0 GPA received honorary patches signifying their accomplishment.

The ceremony began with opening remarks from Assistant Athletic Director John MacDonald, who congratulated athletes on their dedication and hard work. Assistant Principal Edith Verdejo then took the podium to recognize the 207 scholar athletes that achieved a GPA of 3.25 or higher, including 43 students who received a 4.0 GPA.

The cheerleading squad was the first team to present awards due to a practice that interfered with the ceremony. Each coach spent time speaking about the team's accomplishments and player contributions. After this introduction, coaches gave three players the Coaches Award (CA), Most Improved (MI) and Most Valuable Player (MVP) distinction. Varsity coaches distributed an additional award to honor an Outstanding Senior (OS).

CA - Victoria Luc
OS - Ashley Rubio
MI - VanAnh Luu
MVP - Lauren Gilkey

Junior Varsity Girls' Soccer
CA - Annie Dunn
MI - Elizabeth Billings
MVP - Elisha Taney

Varsity Girls' Soccer
CA - Jenna Williams
OS - Kelly Pelz-Bulter and Darcy Pelz-Butler
MI - Lena Meyerson
MVP - Imani Pierre

Junior Varsity Boys' Soccer
CA - Sam Blattner
MI - Ian Silver-Gorgas
MVP - Langston Alexander

Varsity Boys' Soccer
CA - Alexander Baldwin
OS - James Thomas
MI - Noah Wernstedt-Lynch
MVP - Aaron Baldwin

Varsity Girls' Volleyball
CA - Kaitlin Schwindt
MI - Lei Kang
MVP - Elaine Brice
OS - Sibyl Brown

Junior Varsity Field Hockey
CA - Robdeti Geleta
MI - Caroline James
MVP - Molly Flannagan

Varsity Field Hockey
CA - Sarah Cortes
OS - Laura Li
MI - Anne Buckley
MVP - Eleanor Garlow

Varsity Girls' Tennis
CA - Elissa Shiau
OS - Deepa Chellappa
MI - Sarah Tran
MVP - Ava Wallace

CA - Matthew Whitney
OS - Brandon Jones
MI - Lena Jia
MVP - Lena Jia

Cross Country
CA Boys - William Kimmel
CA Girls - Hannah Buchek
OS Girls - Jan Nguyen
MI Boys - Connor Dowd
MI Girls - Natsnet Mehreteab
MVP Boys - Connor Donahue
MVP Girls - Jennifer Sholar

Junior Varsity Football
CA - Peter Gondor
MI - Robert Clingman
MVP - Alex Trejo and David Chow

Varsity Football
CA - Arthur Tsapdong
OS - Andrew Gondor
MI - Alex Egber
MVP - Ibrahim Jarr

Editor's note: Deepa Chellappa is an Editor-in-Chief of Silver Chips Online and Ava Wallace is a staff writer on Silver Chips Online. Laura Li is the Executive Business Director and Anne Buckley is the Managing Sports Editor of Silver Chips. Jennifer Sholar is a Page Editor on Silver Chips.

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