AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Alexis Bates, Poland girls soccer. When the Tornadoes opened its season October 2 with a 4-2 win over the Little Falls Mounties, Bates led the reigning state Class D champions, scoring twice and adding an assist.
Atlas Fence All-Star: Velton Perry, Fayetteville-Manlius boys golf. Perry shot a 36 that proved the low individual score of the match as the Hornets pulled away from the West Genesee Wildcats, earning a 187-223 victory in their match on September 30.
Mirbeau Inn and Spa Megastar: Gabby Wameling, Cicero-North Syracuse field hockey. The Northstars began its season with an impressive 4-0 shutout of the Liverpool Warriors October 2 at LHS Stadium, Wameling picking up two of C-NS’s goals.
Nagle Turf Winning Moment: Cole Youngs, West Canada Valley boys soccer, netting the only goal of the contest in the first half to help the Indians get a 1-0 victory over the Herkimer Magicians in their October 3 meeting.
Sports Center 481 Driving Force: Joe DeTraglia, Clinton boys cross country. In a time of 18 minutes, 23 seconds, DeTraglia pulled away to earn the individual victory, helping the Warriors in its October 2 opener over the Westmoreland Bulldogs 15-47.
Summitcars.com Coach of the Week: Frank DuRoss, New Hartford girls soccer. In an abbreviated season, DuRoss put together a Spartans roster that would register several signature victories, including 25 combined goals in the first two games and shutouts of Marcellus and Westhill.
Syracuse Fitness Store Standout: Punn Chittaratlert, Jamesville-DeWitt boys golf. The Red Rams’ quick start continued October 2 with a 183-233 win over the Cortland Purple Tigers, led once more by Chittaratlert, who shot a 35 for nine holes at Drumlins.
Syracuse Orthopedic Surgeons Student-Athlete: Gieselle Vlassis, Christian Brothers Academy girls tennis. Vlassis prevailed in first singles over Bishop Grimes’ Sarah Falgiatano, part of the Brothers pulling away from the Cobras 6-1 in the October 3 opener for both teams.
Syracuse Sauna King Superstar: Adria Ariola, Mexico girls soccer. The Tigers routed the Jordan-Elbridge Eagles 5-0 on October 2, and it proved quite a balanced scoring effort as Ariola led the way, earning one goal and adding an assist.
Tuscarora Country Club Top Golfer: Colin Tardif, Auburn boys golf. Tardif’s round of 39 was the only total under 40 for either side and it helped the Maroons put together a 199-255 victory over the Central Square Redhawks on October 2.
U.S. Army Male Athlete: Joseph Mariani, Mater Dei Academy boys soccer. Helped by Mariani’s two goals and one assist, Mater Dei earned a landmark 4-3 win over the Bishop Ludden Gaelic Knights in the October 3 opener for both teams.
U.S. Army Female Athlete: Jillian Howe, Central Square girls cross country. The Redhawks handled the Auburn Maroons 21-34 in the first race of the season October 3, Howe claiming the individual race with her time of 21 minutes, seven seconds.