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55th Waterloo Varsity Club sports banquet honors athletes & coaches (photos)

Last Thursday, June 17, 2021, Waterloo High School held their 55th Varsity Club Sports Banquet with players and coaches at Club 86 in Geneva. Below is a list of all the student-athletes and coaches honored during the event and photos taken by David Mitchell Photography.

Fall I Season:

Varsity Boys Cross Country…………………………………………………….Jacob DiGiovanni
Varsity Girls Cross Country…………………………………………………………
Lissen Turner
Varsity Girls Soccer………………………………………………………………….
Abigail Burm
Varsity Boys Soccer……………………………………………………………….
Derek Colegrove
Varsity Tennis……………………………………………………………………..
Abilynn Saville
Varsity Golf………………………………………………………………….…
Nathan Costantino

Winter I Season:

Varsity Boys Bowling…………………………………………………………….….Kyle Brown
Varsity Girls Bowling………………………………………………………
Gabryella Templeton

Winter II Season:

Varsity Boys Basketball……………………………………………………………….Ethan Reed
Varsity Girls Basketball………………………………………………………………..
Allie Smith
Varsity Wrestling………………………………………………………………
Nathan Costantino

Fall II Season:

Varsity Cheerleading…………………………………………………………….….Anabel Bailey
Varsity Football…………………………………………………………………….
Garrett Mueller
Varsity Volleyball……………………………………………………………..…
Caira DelloStritto

Spring Season:

Varsity Baseball……………………………………………………………….Nehemiah Williams
Varsity Boys Track & Field………………………………………………………….
Griffin Ridley
Varsity Girls Lacrosse…………………………………………………………
Brianna Cronberger
Varsity Boys Lacrosse……………………………………………………………..
Scott Verdehem
Varsity Girls Track & Field…………………………………………………………
Bryanna Page
Varsity Softball……………………………………………………………………….
Lillian Szwec

KalebSwartleyCross CountryMost Improved Runner
ZacheryColemanCross CountryCoaches Award
DylanAmidonCross CountryMost Valuable Runner
HayleGreenbergCross CountryMost Improved Runner
MaciMueller Cross CountryRookie of the Year
ChanceRicePorterCross CountryThe Hare and the Hound Award
NatalieDiSantoCross CountryMost Valuable Runner
    
   
Brian Oddi Jr.GolfCoaches Award
JohnSibloskyGolfRichard Hilimire Memorial Award
ColbyRobertsGolfMost Valuable Golfer
    
    
Kylee BedetteTennisCoaches Award
BrynnRogersTennisRookie of the Year
GiavannaWhite-PrincipioTennisMost Valuable Player
    
    
JustinGarciaSoccerCoaches Award
PeterShangrawSoccerMost Improved Player
JosephDeWallSoccerMost Valuable Player
    
    
BriannaCronbergerSoccerCoaches Award
DanaJollySoccerHeart & Hustle Award
BryannaPageSoccerCo-Player of the Year
AllieSmithSoccerCo-Player of the Year
Winter I:
    
   
LoganAmidonGirls BowlingCoaches Award
SabrinaPalmerGirls BowlingMost Valuable Bowler
ChanceRivera Boys BowlingCoaches Award
GarettTuuriBoys BowlingMost Valuable Bowler
DominicFrattoSwimmingMost Valuable Swimmer
    
Winter II:
JordanKraftBasketballMost Improved Player
JulianPehrsonBasketballCoaches Award
NehemiahWilliamsBasketballCoaches Award
    
    
McKenzieBarberBasketballLeadership Award
NatalieDiSantoBasketballCoaches Award
MorganCaraballoBasketballMost Improved Player
GiavannaWhite-PrincipioBasketballOffensive Player of the Year
JazzmynLewisBasketballDefensive Player of the Year
    
   
KalebSeeleyWrestlingCoaches Award
PeterShangrawWrestlingCoaches Award
ZacheryColemanWrestlingMost Improved Wrestler
DylanAmidonWrestlingJoel Lamson MVP Award
   
Fall II:
ZackaryTomkinsFootballHatchetman Award
KyleSlywkaFootballThunderbolt Award
BrianOddi Jr.FootballThunderbolt Award
DevinFelberFootballCoaches Award
    
    
NatalieD’EreditaCheerCoach’s Award
OliviaGodleyCheerSpirit Award
    
    
ChristinaRossVolleyballRookie of the Year
McKenzieBarberVolleyballCoaches Award
MalloryRodgerVolleyballMost All Round Player Award
    
 

Spring:

   
RaymondJonesBoys LacrosseMost Improved Player
NathanCostantinoBoys LacrosseBest Offensive Player
ZacheryColemanBoys LacrosseBest Defensive Player
    
DanaJollyGirls LacrosseMost Improved Player
MadisonDeFrancescoGirls LacrosseMost Outstanding Offensive Player
AllieSmithGirls LacrosseMost Outstanding Defensive Player
    
    
CaseyBurcroffBaseballTed French Coaches Award
DevinMulvey-SalernoBaseballJason House Triple Crown
BrianOddi Jr.BaseballMost Valuable Player
   
    
MilesGrayTrack & FieldRookie of the Year
EthanReedTrack & FieldCoaches Award
JosephDeWallTrack & FieldMost Valuable Runner
AvaDiSantoTrack & FieldRookie of the Year
NicoleMcGloonTrack & FieldCoaches Award
ChanceRicePorterTrack & FieldMost Valuable Runner
    
    
MakaylaJensenSoftballRookie of the Year
KylieTavanoSoftballTed French Coaches Award
KennedyBeniaminoSoftballJohn House Triple Crown Award
BrynnRogersSoftballJohn House Triple Crown Award
OliviaGodleySoftballMost Valuable Player

SENIOR PLAQUE PRESENTATION

At this time, our Varsity Club Advisors, Coach O’Hara and Coach Morrin, will present the longstanding tradition of receiving your “Senior Plaque”. In the Varsity Club By-Laws, it states in order to receive a senior plaque, you must letter in one sport for four years or accumulate 12 points from playing JV and Varsity sports for the entire season. You earn more points when you receive a letter as well.

Dylan Amidon

McKenzie Barber

Tristin Bojczuk
Leslie Brewer

Savior Burton
Zachery Coleman

Nathan Costantino

Caira DelloStritto

Natalie D’Eredita

Madison DeFrancesco

Joseph DeWall

Jacob DiGiovanni

Gabriella DiSanto

Devin Felber

Dominic Fratto

Justin Garcia

Olivia Godley

Kamrin Gould

Haylee Greenberg

Janae Greenfield

Travon Jacobson

Carlie Jensen

Zack Merkley

Ali Moody

Brian Oddi Jr.

Bryn Page

Jonathon Perchetti

Ethan Reed

Chance Rivera

Jose Rivera

Colby Roberts

Kaleb Seeley

Kyle Slywka

Allie Smith

Nick Smith

Kylie Tavano

Zack Tomkins

Travis Welch

Nehemiah Williams

SPECIAL AWARDS

Our first special award is the Jim White Freshman Basketball Award. Jim White was a 1976 Waterloo student-athlete whose life was taken too early from a battle with leukemia. Jim White played basketball and would have been a three-sport graduate. This year’s recipient is Devin Mulvey-Salerno.

Next, we have our newest award that will be given annually by the Owen family…the Bill Owen Waterloo Baseball Leadership Award…Brian Oddi Jr.

The U.S. Army National Guard Scholar Athlete is awarded to the student-athletes who have the highest GPA in the senior class. We are proud to announce three recipients this year. Sgt 1st Class Brennan will come to your house this summer to deliver your award from headquarters.

Gabriella DiSanto

Jacob DiGiovanni

Nehemiah Williams

Next, we have our 2021 Athletes of the Year:

Allie Smith
Brian Oddi Jr.

The Mark J. Boudreau Memorial Scholarship is memory of Waterloo alumni, Mark Boudreau, who passed away from breast cancer in 2001. He graduated from Waterloo High School in 1974 and was a three-sport athlete. He loved Waterloo athletics, the village and the people that lived in the community. Each year the recipients are chosen based on leadership qualities and sports etiquette, three sport athletes for four consecutive years, academic honor, or high honor status, and planning to attend higher education. We are proud to announce this year’s recipients:

Bryanna Page
Nehemiah Williams

The Kory Rauscher Memorial Scholarship goes to a 2-sport senior student-athlete, honor student, a sense of humor, friendly, attending a 2 or 4 year college with a preference in basketball, football or baseball in memory of a Waterloo alumni who had an impact on our athletic programs. This year’s recipients are…

Brian Oddi Jr.
Olivia Godley

Next, we have the Stephen B. Johnson Scholarship presented by Coach Dan McGuane.

Stephen B. Johnson was a teacher, coach, and an active member of the community. This scholarship is given in his memory to a student who has succeeded academically and made valuable contributions to both athletic teams and the community.

The recipient of the 14th annual Stephen B. Johnson Memorial Scholarship is McKenzie Barber.

The Bill Luce Memorial Golf Committee was formerly known as the Waterloo Rec Boosters. The primary goal of this group is to enhance recreational opportunities for the children of Waterloo. Varsity coaches nominate players who they feel exhibit good sportsmanship and character on and off the field/court, place team ahead of self, and are considered a true team player. Athletes also must play two Varsity sports their Senior Year and plan to attend a 2/4-year college or university in the Fall.

We are proud to announce this year’s recipients:

Joseph DeWall
Jacob DiGiovanni
Devin Felber
Olivia Godley

Harry T. Schwarze Memorial Scholarship… Coach Harry Schwarze, who taught PE at WHS for more than 30 years. To many he was a teacher, a coach, a mentor and a friend. His Section V coaching career spanned over 4 decades. He coached football, track & field, and girls basketball. He also was an exceptional volleyball coach who positively impacted Section V Volleyball. Coach Schwarze led his Waterloo teams to seven league titles, three sectional championships, and in 1991 his team won the Western Regional Crown in their berth to the state tournament.  In addition, he was named the Finger Lakes Coach of the Year three times and recorded at least 300 Section V wins.  In 2006 Coach Schwarze was inducted into the Waterloo Hall of Fame. We are proud to announce the recipients for this year’s scholarship:

McKenzie Barber
Bryanna Page

Varsity Club Service Award

Madison DeFrancesco

The 2021 William Glinski Athletic Director Award goes to our sectional champion…

Dylan Amidon

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