Awards for 4/27/2024

Atlas Fence All-Star:  Annabelle Stewart, Solvay softball. In four straight wins were the Bearcats scored 87 total runs from April 22 to 27, Stewart amassed a total of 16 RBIs at the plate, peaking with five RBIs in a 17-9 romp over Phoenix.

Attilios Ace Award: Carson Race, Mexico baseball. Race threw a no-hitter April 24 in the Tigers’ 4-0 victory over Mexico, managing to limit the Bears to just two walks while recording six strikeouts and getting plenty of defensive help, too.

Byrne Dairy Prime Performer: Brendan Lee, Sauquoit Valley boys track and field. At the Cahill Classic on April 26 that Sauquoit hosted, Lee was victorious in the 110-meter high hurdles in 15.99 seconds and the 400-meter hurdles in 1:02.39.

CNY Sealing and Paving Defensive Standout: Makayla Hutchinson, Auburn girls lacrosse. Putting up a total of 18 saves, Hutchinson led the Maroons to back-to-back wins over state-ranked Central Square and Westhill on April 23 and 26.

Ethan Allen Award of Excellence: Sean Kerwick, Skaneateles boys lacrosse. When the Lakers upended Westhill 11-8 on April 24, it had a lot to do with Kerwick, who set a new career mark recording seven assists to go with a lone goal.

Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Outstanding Athlete: Mia Sotoperez, Cicero-North Syracuse girls flag football. Sotoperez threw a touchdown pass and two-point conversion with 1.5 seconds left to help the Northstars pull out a 21-20 victory over Syracuse East.

The Image Press Icon: Kaitlyn Sherwood, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill girls track and field. Winning the 1,500-meter run and helping in the first-place 4×800 relay, Sherwood led the Red Devils to the team title in the April 26 Cahill Classic at Sauquoit Valley.

M. Lemp Jewelers Rewarding Effort: Matthew Marvel, Utica Proctor boys tennis. Marvel’s straight-set singles win over Noah Dow helped the Raiders roll past Whitesboro 4-1 on April 25 and improve to 4-1 on the season.

Mooney Marketing Group/Bristol 7 Enterprises Major Performance: Sophia Lawrence, West Genesee girls lacrosse. Lawrence, a sophomore, put up nine goals in the Wildcats’ back-to-back wins over CBA and Westhill on April 25 and 27.

North Syracuse Lawn and Snow Notable Effort: Sean Graziano, Oriskany baseball. In order to stay undefeated and beat Little Falls in a wild 16-12 battle on April 25, Graziano had to shine at the plate, going three-for-four and finishing with three RBIs.

Nye Automotive Mark of Excellence: Kevin Vigneault, Jamesville-DeWitt boys track and field, With a shot put of 48 feet 10 3/4 inches and a discus of 142’10”, Vigneault swept both throwing events in the April 26 Chittenango Invitational.

Purcell Paints Prime Performer: Cadence Ramsing, Westhill softball. Ramsing’s third home run of the season was a grand slam that helped the Warriors pound its way past East Syracuse Minoa 15-0 on April 27 at Carrier Park.

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Student-Athlete: Cayden Grygiel, Camden baseball. Going three-for-three at the plate with a walk and three RBIs, Grygiel was crucial to the Blue Devils battling past Holland Patent 7-5 on April 26.

University Sports Shop/Manny’s Major Moment: Mason Gridley, Liverpool boys lacrosse, netting the game-winning goal in double overtime to help the Warriors prevail 8-7 over Baldwinsville on April 25, the team’s first win over the Bees since 2019.

Upstate Urology Upstart: Maria Sweet, Oswego softball. Sweet pitched a no-hitter with 18 strikeouts and also managed three hits and three RBIs at the plate to help the Buccaneers put away Syracuse City 19-0 on April 25.

U.S. Army Athlete of the Week: Mackenzie Prentice, Cicero-North Syracuse girls lacrosse. Prentice, putting up five goals and one assist, helped guide the state Class A no. 2-ranked Northstars past Fayetteville-Manlius 19-6 on April 25. 

Wilkins RV Winning Player: Carmen Orton, Rome Free Academy boys lacrosse. Orton was unstoppable, amassing 13 goals and 16 assists in consecutive Black Knights wins over Vernon-Verona-Sherrill on April 23 and Holland Patent two days later.