Block ‘M’ program honors MHS athletes

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 24 June 2020 at 9:54 am

The presentation of a number of special awards and scholarships highlighted the annual Medina High Block ‘M’ program which was held via a YouTube video on Tuesday evening.

The Babe Ruth Award was presented to seniors Nate Sherman and Hannah Heil and the Russell Houserman Award to freshmen Lydia Fox and Aiden Paul.

The Athlete of the Year Awards were presented to seniors Chris Goyette and Lacey Kenward; juniors Faith Ann Vanderwalker and AJ Seefeldt; sophomores Joe Cecchini and Lily Jo Carpenter and freshmen Gabe Mark, Rachel Hill and Madeline Satkowski.

The Mustang Heart Award was presented to Bobby Geiger and Margaret Klotzbach and the Fats Piedmont Fan of the Year Award to Mrs. Fran Heil.

Lacey Kenward received the Ossont-Decker Scholarship, Ian Wagner the Larry Decker Scholarship, Bobby Geiger the Beverly Sargent Scholarship and Nate Sherman and Margaret Klotzbach the Niagara-Orleans Dick Diminico Scholarship.

PONY Awards were presented to the following student/athletes and are listed here by sport:

Football – Brian Fry, Boys Soccer – Dan Mandujano, Girls Soccer – Miranda Zelazny, Boys Cross-Country – Arian Cayea, Girls Cross-Country – Ashley Woodroe, Boys Golf – Trevor Luthart, Girls Golf – Melanie Green, Fall Cheerleading – Lisa Shafer, Volleyball – Elle Gross, Field Hockey – Lacey Kenward.

Boys Swimming – Hunter Heil, Girls Swimming – Hannah Heil, Wrestling – Miles Hartway, Winter Cheerleading – Alexis Hare, Boys Basketball – Jarin Rhim, Girls Basketball – Faith Ann Vanderwalker, Unified Bowling – Gracelin Mahnke and Karina Beilan.

Baseball – Chris Goyette, Trevor Luthart and Nate Sherman; Softball – Lacey Kenward, Morgan Allis, Micaela Erway, Abi Neuman, Tessa Pecoraro and Grace Cook; Lacrosse- Wesley Hughes, Robert Geiger III, Caleb Boyce, Thomas Vasquez, Riley Black, Cooper Fearby and Colby Stephens; Tennis – Yulie Hinselman, Hannah Heil and Alex Hetrick; Boys Track – Hunter Heil, Lincoln Pace and Caleb Cudzillo; Girls Track – Olivia Carter, Kristiana Mitchell, Nodia Osby, Elliana Stewart, Ashley Woodroe and Miranda Zelazny; Unified Basketball – Jackson Tuohey and Josh Calus.

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