Awards 5/2/20

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Tyler Johnson, Baldwinsville boys soccer. Johnson, with his team-best 11 assists to go with seven goals, was a central figure in the Bees’ 18-1-1 season that included another Section III Class AA championship.

Mirbeau Inn and Spa Megastar: Owen Cheney, Skaenateles boys soccer. Cheney netted the game-winning goals in both the semifinal and in the title game in overtime as the Lakers swept its way to the state Class B championship.

Sam’s Auto Body Sensational Athlete: Arsaro Mohammed, PSLA-Fowler boys soccer. Unstoppable in the Falcons’ 6-0 victory over Watertown in the Section III Class A semifinals, Mohammed not only netted four goals, he assisted on two other tallies.

Sport Center 481 Driving Force: Andrew Pysnik, Westmoreland-Oriskany boys soccer. When Westmoreland/Oriskany held off Tully in penalty kicks in the Section III Class C quarterfinals, Pysnik, busy in the net, had to make 16 saves. Coach of the Week: Timm O’Connor, Bishop Grimes boys soccer. Led by O’Connor, the Cobras went 18-4 and, with an overtime victory over Westmoreland-Oriskany in the Class C final, secured the first Section III championship in program history.

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Student-Athlete: Will Quackenbush, Jamesville-DeWitt boys soccer. Quackenbush’s only career goal proved to be the overtime game-winner in the Red Rams’ 2-1 win over Whitesboro in the Section III Class B semifinals.

Upstate Medical University Magic Moment: Kade Ozog, Poland boys soccer, netting his 29th goal of the season in double overtime carrying the Tornadoes past Fabius-Pompey 2-1 to earn the Section III Class D championship.

U.S. Army Male Athlete: Dan Schaeber, Liverpool boys soccer. It was Schaeber turning back every Fayetteville-Manlius shot in regulation and overtime to help produce an upset of the Hornets by the Warriors in the Section III Class AA quarterfinals.

U.S. Army Female Athlete: Catie Cunningham, West Genesee girls basketball. Cunningham, who helped the Wildcats advance to the 2019 state Class AA championship game as a junior, recently announced her commitment to attend Marist College in the fall.

Wegmans Winning Player: Jameson Andrews, Fabius-Pompey boys soccer. With a goal and assist, Andrews helped carry the Falcons’ attack as it pushed past the Cincinnatus Lions 2-1 in the Section III Class D semifinal round.

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