Medina student athletes earn School of Excellence Award

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 7 July 2017 at 9:52 pm

Medina High has earned an inaugural New York State Public High School Athletic Association School of Excellence Award for having at least 75 percent of its varsity teams earn a state Scholar-Athlete Team Award.

In all 15 of Medina’s 19 varsity squads earned the Scholar-Athlete Award over the past academic year. To earn a Scholar-Athlete Team  Award 75 percent of the team’s roster must have an average of at least 90.

“It’s pretty impressive,” said Medina Athletic Director Eric Valley. “It was a pretty impressive year both academically and athletically.”

The Medina squads which earned Scholar-Athlete Team Awards include Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Girls Volleyball, Field Hockey, Golf, Cross-Country and Football Cheerleading during the fall season; Girls Basketball, Girls Swimming and Boys Swimming during the winter season and Baseball, Softball, Lacrosse, Girls Track and Tennis during the spring season.

One other N-O school, Wilson, also earned the School of Excellence Award.