AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Shayna Straney, Little Falls girls soccer. When the Mounties put together a 7-1 victory over the Herkimer Magicians on October 10, Straney was at the forefront all the way, notching four of Little Falls’ goals before it was done.
Mirbeau Inn and Spa Megastar: Willa Pratt, New Hartford girls soccer. Pratt’s pair of goals led an unstoppable Spartans attack that toyed with the Marcellus Mustangs on the way to a 5-1 victory on October 13 that kept New Hartford undefeated.
Nagle Athletic Services Winning Moment: Nathaniel Sletten, Rome Free Academy boys cross country, pulling away to take first place in 16 minutes, six seconds as part of the Black Knights defeating the New Hartford Spartans 19-39 on October 10.
Sports Center 481 Driving Force: Chloe Muller, Liverpool field hockey. When the Warriors finally broke into the win column on October 15 with a 2-1 decision over the East Syracuse Minoa Spartans, Muller picked up assists on both of her team’s goals.
Summitcars.com Coach of the Week: Jeff Hammond, Fayetteville-Manlius boys soccer. When the Hornets defeated the Baldwinsville Bees 3-1 on October 12, it gave Hammond, who has coached the team since 1989, his 500th career victory.
Syracuse Fitness Store Standout: Kenna Ellis, Skaneateles girls tennis. By routing Westhill’s Kate Hagrman in a single-set 10-2 decision, Ellis helped the Lakers remain undefeated, Skaneateles going on to blank the Warriors 7-0.
Syracuse Orthopedic Surgeons Student-Athlete: Cassidy Field, Onondaga girls soccer. It was Field picking up a pair of goals as the Tigers, getting the best of its rivalry with the LaFayette Lancers, prevailed by a 3-0 margin on October 16.
Syracuse Sauna King Superstar: Ava Baker, Canastota girls cross country. The Raiders took care of the Westmoreland Bulldogs 18-51 in a meet held on October 14 as Baker dominated the race, her time of 24 minutes, 29 seconds more than three minutes ahead of the field.
Tuscarora Country Club Top Golfer: Drew Kippen, Cicero-North Syracuse Green boys golf. Though the younger of the two C-NS teams, Green rolled past West Genesee Blue 193-216 on October 13 at Westvale with Kippen shooting close to par, 35 for nine holes.
U.S. Army Male Athlete: Carter Cookinham, Poland boys soccer. Perhaps living up to his last name, Cookinham contributed a pair of goals, helping the Tornadoes continue its torrid start as it got a 3-0 shutout over the West Canada Valley Indians on October 14.
U.S. Army Female Athlete: Morgan Russo, Central Valley Academy field hockey. When the Thunder forged a 1-1 tie with the Herkimer Magicians on October 12, Russo was an integral part of that effort, the CVA goalie stopping 15 of 16 shots.