Awards 4/25/20

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Olivia Lindsay, Little Falls girls soccer. Lindsay had the goal in the regulation as the Mounties eventually topped Waterville in penalty kicks after the two sides shared the Section III Class C championship at SUNY-Cortland.

Mirbeau Inn and Spa Megastar: Caitlin Mills and Liz Croft, West Genesee girls soccer. The pair of Wildcats goalies combined to stop all 12 shots they faced as the Wildcats upended Baldwinsville 2-0 in the Section III Class AA semifinals.

Sam’s Auto Body Sensational Athlete: Ciarra Rudnick, Westhill girls soccer. Rudnick’s goal, scored in the first half, held up the reset of the way to help the Warriors make its way past archrival Marcellus 1-0 in the Section III Class A semifinal at Jamesville-DeWitt.

Sport Center 481 Driving Force: Alexis Bates, Poland girls soccer. The Tornadoes completed a perfect 23-0 season and defeated Avoca 5-1 to earn the state Class D championship as Bates earned two of her team’s goals, both of them in the first half. Coach of the Week: Hayley Nies, Jamesville-DeWitt. For the 11th consecutive year, Nies led the Red Rams to the Section III Class A championship and it added a regional title to make yet another state final four appearance.

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Student-Athlete: Cora Keohane, Central Square girls soccer. When the Redhawks shut out the Cortland Purple Tigers 3-0 in the Section III Class A semifinals, Keohane was a central figure thanks to her one goal and one assist.

Upstate Medical University Magic Moment: Lauren Clark, Fayetteville-Manlius girls soccer, earning the goal in the second half that pushed the Hornets past Massapequa 2-1 in the state Class AA semifinal game played at SUNY-Cortland.

U.S. Army Male Athlete: Jack Pento, Liverpool boys soccer. Pento, who led the Warriors on an unlikely run to the Section III Class AA championship game after it was 2-10 at one point in the season, announced that he is attending Ithaca College this fall.

U.S. Army Female Athlete: Julia Carter, Waterville girls soccer. Carrying her team’s attack, Carter scored twice and added an assist, the Indians eventually defeating Watertown IHC 3-1 in the Section III Class C quarterfinal on the way to the championship game.

Wegmans Winning Player: Jazmyn Gillette, Central Valley Academy girls soccer. With her career-best four goals, Gillette took on a starring role for the Mounties as it blasted past Babylon 5-1 in the state Class B semifinal game.

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