Awards for 5/6/2023

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Nash Peterson, Fulton baseball. Amid an emotional week at Fulton, Peterson provided some light, earning a pair of RBIs in his team’s 4-1 victory over Central Square on May 2.

Byrne Dairy Prime Performer: Shannen Calandra, Rome Free Academy girls lacrosse. The Black Knights earned an impressive 14-5 victory over Whitesboro on May 2 led by Calandra’s four goals and one assist.

Empower Federal Credit Union Rewarding Effort: Christian DeJoseph, LaFayette/Onondaga boys lacrosse. DeJoseph’s five goals and one assist carried the Lancers past Homer 10-8 on May 4.

Ethan Allen Award of Excellence: Layla Kilino, Camden softball. The Blue Devils got its 11th straight victory 18-3 over Central Valley Academy on May 2 with Kilino earning a triple, single and four RBIs.

Fitness Forum/Ultimate Goal/Sports 481 Fabulous Effort: Mackenzie Kubat, Whitesboro girls track and field. With 2,933 points, Kubat prevailed over the field by 400 points during the April 29 Chittenango Invitational.

Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Outstanding Athlete: Gavin Poyer, Waterville boys golf. Waterville is 6-0 following its 162-210 victory over Canastota on May 4 where Poyer matched par with a nine-hole 36.

JKS Roofing Super Standout: Jack Donlin, Cazenovia baseball. Throwing a no-hitter with 15 strikeouts, Donlin led the Lakers past the Homer Trojans 6-0 on May 4 at Gutchess Field.

Mooney Marketing Group/Bristol 7 Enterprises Major Performance: Marena Greiner, Thousand Islands softball. The Vikings’ 20-0 win over Copenhagen May 2 included Greiner pitching a no-hitter with 13 strikeouts and just one walk allowed.

Nye Automotive Mark of Excellence: Evan Lyga, New Hartford boys tennis. Lyga took all three of his singles matches, which helped the Spartans sweep Vernon-Verona-Sherrill, Whitesboro and Central Valley Academy in the first week of May.

Purcell Paints Prime Performer: Cooper Polkovich, Auburn baseball. Polkovich’s complete-game, 10-strikeout effort, plus a single and run scored, led the Maroons past Jamesville-DeWitt 7-1 on May 2.

Revitalize! CNY Rewarding Performance: Liam Burns, West Genesee boys lacrosse. The Wildcats avenged an earlier defeat to Liverpool, prevailing 18-12 on May 4 largely based on Burns’ career-best performance of seven goals and six assists.

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Student-Athlete: Isabella Borte, Cicero-North Syracuse Blue girls golf. Borte shot 38 in a 168-225 win over Baldwinsville May 1 at Timber Banks and 40 to beat West Genesee three days later, leading the unbeaten Northstars both times.

University Sports Shop/Manny’s Major Moment: Heather Sorts, Jordan-Elbridge softball, hitting a home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Altmar-Parish-Williamstown 3-2 and keep the Eagles undefeated.

Upstate Urology Upstart: Nate Alford, New York Mills baseball. Alford’s two doubles, three RBIs, three runs scored and a two-inning mound stint all helped the Marauders work past Waterville 18-2 on May 2.

U.S. Army Athlete of the Week: Luke Tighe, Pulaski boys track and field. It was Tighe emerging victorious from the featured Fleet Feet Mile in a time of four minutes, 20.04 seconds during the April 29 Chittenango Invitational

Wilkins RV Winning Player: Joe Dunham, Bishop Ludden baseball. Dunham went two-for-four and threw a complete game when the Gaelic Knights beat LaFayette 9-2 on May 2 and, a day later, went three-for-three in an 11-0 shutout of Solvay.

Zero Draft Defensive Standout: Piper Gonas, Watertown girls lacrosse. With her 11 saves, Gonas was a difference-maker that helped the Cyclones edge crosstown rival Watertown IHC 9-8 on May 4.