AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Aryala Garcia, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill field hockey. The Red Devils dominated Central Valley Academy 5-0 on October 19 and Garcia was unstoppable, amassing a career-best four goals and assisting on VVS’s other scoring play.
Mirbeau Inn and Spa Megastar: Jamie Snyder, Cicreo-North Syracuse field hockey. To keep the Northstars undefeated as it handled the Liverpool Warriors 5-1 on October 22, Snyder tacked on three more goals to give herself a hat trick.
Nagle Athletic Services Winning Moment: Jacob Tardugno, Whitesboro boys soccer, netting the only goal of the night for the Warriors in its October 20 showdown with archrival New Hartford, the difference-maker as it produced a 1-0 win over the Spartans.
Sports Center 481 Driving Force: Brook Smykla, Copenhagen girls soccer. Before the Frontier League season got cut short, Smykla stepped up with two goals and one assist in the Gold Knights’ 5-1 win over the South Lewis Falcons on October 19.
Summitcars.com Coach of the Week: Jeri Whiting, Skaneateles girls tennis. In a race to the top of the Onondaga High School League Liberty division standings, Whiting’s Lakers won all six of its matches, capped October 24 by topping rival Marcellus for the second time this fall.
Syracuse Fitness Store Standout: Connor Clarkson, Jamesville-DeWitt boys cross country. When the Red Rams got a 23-36 victory over the Central Square Redhawks on October 17, Clarkson earned individual honors with his time of 18 minutes, 52 seconds.
Syracuse Orthopedic Surgeons Student-Athlete: Drew Kopek, Rome Free Academy field hockey. With Kopek netting a pair of goals, the Black Knights eventually went to overtime in the course of defeating the Whitesboro Warriors 4-3 on October 21.
Syracuse Sauna King Superstar: Rory Richard, Holland Patent girls soccer. Richard managed to top herself during the Golden Knights’ 14-0 destruction of Utica-Notre Dame, setting a new career mark by amassing seven goals, plus an assist.
Tuscarora Country Club Top Golfer: Ryan Bartlett, Oswego boys golf. When the Buccaneers won the Salt City Athletic Conference Empire division team tournament October 15 at Green Lakes, Bartlett led his side and topped all individuals with an 18-hole score of 74.
U.S. Army Male Athlete: Colin Morel, LaFayette boys soccer. When the Lancers recorded a 2-1 victory over the Faith Heritage Saints on October 17, Morel was primarily responsible for it, notching a goal and assist on both of his team’s scoring plays.
U.S. Army Female Athlete: Taylor Harvey, Clinton girls cross country. With a time of 20 minutes, 53 seconds, Harvey bested all individuals and helped the Warriors to a 15-50 sweep of the Mount Markham Mustangs in their October 21 race.