Awards for 3/30/2024

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Bella Hotchkiss, Baldwinsville softball. In the Bees’ 8-3 win over Portsmouth in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Hotchkiss pitched a complete game with 12 strikeouts and also singled, doubled and earned three RBIs.

Atlas Fence All-Star:  Finn Smith, Syracuse City boys lacrosse. Though Syracuse lost a 13-12 overtime thriller to Tully on March 28, Smith did his part, notching four goals and three assists to lead both sides in points.

Attilios Ace Award: Hunter Johnson, Altmar-Parish-Williamstown baseball. Tossing five innings and striking out eight, Johnson earned the victory as the Rebels, in its March 29 season opener, prevailed 5-2 over Jordan-Elbridge.

Byrne Dairy Prime Performer: Maria Partis, Homer girls lacrosse. When the Trojans defeated Clinton 13-8 on March 29 as part of a 2-0 start, Partis nearly matched the Comets all by herself, finishing with a career-best seven goals.

CNY Sealing and Paving Defensive Standout: Austin Brunelle, Jordan-Elbridge boys lacrosse. Brunelle made a number of his 14 saves down the stretch to preserve the Eagles’ 10-9 victory over Fulton on March 30 and moved J-E to 2-0 overall.

Ethan Allen Award of Excellence: Melayna Miller, Central Square girls lacrosse. With four goals and two assists, including the game-winner in double overtime, Miller carried the Redhawks past Carthage 11-10 on March 26.

Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Outstanding Athlete: Donovan Chaney, Cicero-North Syracuse boys lacrosse. During the Northstars’ first pair of victories, Chaney had five goals and one assist against General Brown and, four days later, had another three-goal hat trick against Guilderland.

The Image Press Icon: Carmella Garcia, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill girls lacrosse. The Red Devils routed Mexico 14-4 on March 26 and Garcia was a large reason for it, her seven goals nearly doubling the Tigers’ entire output.

M. Lemp Jewelers Rewarding Effort: Julianna Orcutt, East Syracuse Minoa softball. Going three-for-three at the plate with three RBIs, Orcutt helped the Spartans rally in the late going and prevail 7-5 over Fulton in the March 29 season opener.

Mooney Marketing Group/Bristol 7 Enterprises Major Performance: Dan Bliss, Cazenovia baseball. Bliss, a freshman, hit a three-run double in the fifth inning that helped Cazenovia defeat Skaneateles 10-7 in the March 29 season opener.

North Syracuse Lawn and Snow Notable Effort: Emma Kelly, South Jefferson girls lacrosse. Though other players might get more attention, Kelly, with her four assists, was just as important for the Spartans defeating Indian River 16-10 on March 26.

Nye Automotive Mark of Excellence: Matt Smith, Auburn boys lacrosse. When the Maroons took apart Central Square 14-6 on March 28, Smith was at the forefront of it, notching five goals and tacking on three assists.

Purcell Paints Prime Performer: Ella Cornell, Fabius-Pompey softball. Going three-for-four and finishing with four RBIs, Cornell needed every bit of her production to help the Falcons outscore McGraw 15-13 on March 29.

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Student-Athlete: Owen Mulcahy, McGraw baseball. The Eagles roared past DeRuyter 17-5 on March 28 led in large parts by Mulcahy, who went three-for-four and finished with four RBIs.

University Sports Shop/Manny’s Major Moment: Kyle Freyer, Fayetteville-Manlius boys lacrosse, scoring less than 90 seconds into overtime and helping the Hornets open its season March 28 with a 12-11 victory over Marcellus.

Upstate Urology Upstart: Karalynne Carmon, Stockbridge Valley softball. Each one of Carmon’s 16 strikeouts was important for the Cougars during a 4-3 season-opening win over Cincinnatus on March 28.

U.S. Army Athlete of the Week: Alex Macutek, Watertown girls lacrosse. As the Cyclones were rousting crosstown rival Watertown IHC 23-2 on March 25, Macutek was busy amassing six goals and adding an assist.

Wilkins RV Winning Player: Sawyer Kramer, New Hartford boys lacrosse. Putting up four goals, Kramer was instrumental for the Spartans as it pulled away from perennial contender Westhill 11-6 on March 27.