Awards for 10/2/2021

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Drew Kopek, Rome Free Academy field hockey. When the Black Knights blew out the Fayetteville-Manlius Hornets 5-0 on September 30, Kopek proved devastating to F-M’s defense, earning three goals and adding a hat trick.

The Amish Group Master Builder: Omar Mohamed, Utica Proctor boys cross country. Mohamed emerged victorious in the boys race at the Whitesboro Invitational on October 2, finishing in 17 minutes, 49.4 seconds, the only time under 18 minutes.

Atlas Fence All-Star: Tylar Moss, Skaneateles boys soccer. Already a leader for the state Class C no. 1-ranked Lakers, Moss took it further with four goals and three assists that were needed in a 7-5 victory over the Central Square Redhawks on October 1.

E.J. Electric Electrifying Performance: Aubrey Mills and Grace Catalano, Christian Brothers Academy girls tennis. When the Brothers ended Skaneateles’ 26-match win streak 4-3 on September 30, Mills and Catalano rallied from behind in three sets to beat Ella Danforth and Sophia Soderberg.

Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Male Athlete of the Week: Jaden Duggal, Fayetteville-Manlius boys volleyball. The Hornets upended unbeaten Cicero-North Syracuse on September 29 as Duggal led a well-balanced front line, earning 10 kills and two blocks.

Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Female Athlete of the Week: Katharina Probst, Watertown IHC girls soccer. Ranked in the state Class C top 10, the Cavaliers put away the Indian River Warriors 6-2 on September 28 with Probst notching four goals and one assist.

Mirbeau Inn and Spa Megastar: Hannah Thayer, Westhill girls soccer. The Warriors won the renewal of its long-time rivalry with the Marcellus Mustangs 2-0 on October 2, with Thayer managing to earn one goal and assist on the other.

Nagle Turf Winning Moment: Asaru Pearson, Corcoran football, hitting a 32-yard field goal with nine seconds left, the Cougars’ first field goal in two season, pushing his side to a 3-0 victory over the Baldwinsville Bees on October 1.

Shute’s Water Systems Star Performance: Alex Fung, Manlius-Pebble Hill boys soccer. Fung’s pair of goals allowed the Trojans to rally and beat the Tully Black Knights 3-2 to give its long-time head coach, Don Ridall, his 600th career victory.

Syracuse Fitness Store Standout: Elijah Benson, Auburn football. When the Maroons fought of the Central Square Redhawks 36-22 on October 1, Benson all but carried Auburn’s offense, running for 265 yards on 22 carries and scoring a trio of touchdowns.

Syracuse Orthopedic Surgeons Student-Athlete: Olivia Wong, Cazenovia girls cross country. Wong led the Lakers to victories in the small-school division of the Baldwinsville Invitational on September 15 and again at the Tully Invitational just seven days later.

Syracuse Sauna King Superstar: McKinley Craven, Hamilton girls volleyball. A five-set win by the Emerald Knights over the Bishop Grimes Cobras on September 30 was greatly helped by Craven putting up 16 assists and earning 10 digs on the defensive side.

Tuscarora Golf Club Top Golfer: Velton Perry, Fayetteville-Manlius Green boys. Shooting a one-over-par 37 at Lakeshore Country Club, Perry helped the Hornets upend undefeated Cicero-North Syracuse Blue by a score of 197-200 on October 1.

U.S. Army Male Athlete: Jackson Ludlow, Thousand Islands football. Ludlow completed 16 of 29 passes for 455 yards and a school-record 10 touchdowns, all of which was needed for the Vikings to outscore the Bishop Grimes Cobras 78-74 in eight-man football on October 1.

U.S. Army Female Athlete: Emma Purvis, South Jefferson girls swimming. Purvis swept to victories in the 100 freestyle in 57.33 seconds and the 50-yard freestyle in 26.33 seconds and was the only multiple-event champion during the Watertown Invitational on September 25.