Awards for 4/20/2024

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Cooper Kaplan, Lyme baseball. Kaplan pitched a complete game, allowing just one hit, and also had a hit, run scored and RBI to help Lyme put away Sackets Harbor 10-0 on April 15.

Atlas Fence All-Star:  Alexandra Mungari, New Hartford softball. Picking up three hits and earning three RBIs, Mungari helped the Spartans hand archrival Whitesboro its first defeat of the season by a 14-5 margin on April 18.

Attilios Ace Award: Rachel O’Rourke, Rome Free Academy girls lacrosse. O’Rourke shot a 31 for nine holes and helped the Black Knights defeat Utica Proctor 136-179 on April 16 and improve to 6-0 on the season.

Byrne Dairy Prime Performer: Noah Melita, Hannibal boys track and field. All Melita did in the April 18 Port Byron Panther Invitational was pull off a clean sweep of first-place finishes in the 800, 1,600 and 3,200-meter runs.

CNY Sealing and Paving Defensive Standout: Allie Hanlon, West Genesee girls lacrosse. When Hanlon recorded seven saves in the Wildcats’ 9-7 win over Baldwinsville on April 16, she broke the state record for career saves of 531 set by Sleepy Hollow’s Hannah Lustyik.

Ethan Allen Award of Excellence: Kenneth Relyea, Canastota boys tennis. When Canastota defeated Hamilton 3-2 in a Center State Conference match April 16, Relyea prevailed in first singles in straight sets over Noa Stahlberg.

Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Outstanding Athlete: Skylar Vaught, Jamesville-DeWitt girls track and field. Vaught not only won the discus at the April 19 Onondaga Central Invitational and helped the Red Rams to the team title, her throw of 128 feet 4 inches was the best in the state so far this season.

The Image Press Icon: Ryan Campbell, Westhill baseball. Campbell did it all for the Warriors in an 8-1 win over Cortland on April 19, pitching a complete game with 14 strikeouts and also getting a single, triple and two RBIs at the plate.

M. Lemp Jewelers Rewarding Effort: Matt Utz, Central Valley Academy boys golf. The Thunder have started 4-0, including a 191-282 rout over Utica Notre Dame on April 17 where Utz had the low nine-hole individual score of 35.

Mooney Marketing Group/Bristol 7 Enterprises Major Performance: Daniel Dunn, Oswego boys track and field. Dunn was victorious in the 800 and 3,200-meter run, and helped the Buccaneers take the 4×800 relay, during the April 18 Fulton Red Dragon Invitational.

North Syracuse Lawn and Snow Notable Effort: Melayna Miller, Central Square girls lacrosse. The Redhawks moved to 7-1 on the season defeating East Syracuse Minoa 16-6 on April 18, with Miller picking up five goals and two assists.

Nye Automotive Mark of Excellence: Bernardo Bartovski, Chittenango boys lacrosse. Getting to double digits in points, Bartovski had seven goals and three assists helping the Bears defeat Holland Patent 15-5 on April 19.

Purcell Paints Prime Performer: Joe Dunham, Bishop Ludden baseball. Throwing the third no-hitter of his high school career, Dunham struck out 14 and only walked three in the Gaelic Knights’ 9-0 shutout of Port Byron on April 16.

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Student-Athlete: Abby Bombard, Watertown IHC girls lacrosse. Putting together four goals and four assists, Bombard carried the Cavaliers’ attack in a 13-5 victory over Mexico on April 15.

University Sports Shop/Manny’s Major Moment: Jordan-Elbridge softball overcoming a 10-0 first-inning deficit and a 12-11 deficit in the ninth inning to pull out a 13-12 victory over Skaneateles on the turf at Onondaga Community College on April 19.

Upstate Urology Upstart: Ben Ryan, LaFayette baseball. The Lancers piled up runs in a 17-6 victory over Hannibal on April 15 with Ryan scoring four times with two hits, two walks and a team-best five RBIs.

U.S. Army Athlete of the Week: Amie Valentine, Utica Proctor girls track and field. Valentine took the 400-meter dash and helped in the winning 4×400 relay as the Raiders finished first hosting the Cook-DeStefano Invitational on April 19.

Wilkins RV Winning Player: Maeve Mackenzie, Christian Brothers Academy girls lacrosse. The Brothers went to Marcellus and rolled past the Mustangs 16-6 as Mackenzie led CBA’s attack by pouring in five goals.