AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Akuot Kuany, East Syracuse Minoa girls track and field. Kuany won the NYSPHSAA championship in the high jump (5 feet 8 inches) and the Federation title in the triple jump (40 feet 6 inches) during the June 7-8 state meet at Cicero-North Syracuse.

Atlas Fence All-Star: Luke VanMarter, Jamesville-DeWitt baseball. When the Red Rams beat Albany Academy 3-2 in the Class A regional final June 1 at Auburn’s Falcon Park, VanMarter pitched a complete game with 10 strikeouts and also had an RBI at the plate.

Attilios Ace Award: Bella Mondello, Marcellus softball. In pitching the Mustangs to its first-ever state final four appearance, Mondello ultimately finished the season throwing 126 innings and accumulating 211 strikeouts while also hitting .500 with six home runs, 14 other extra-base hits and 38 RBIs.

Byrne Dairy Prime Performer: Colin Stafford, South Lewis boys track and field. With a time of four minutes, 16.67 seconds, Stafford captured the NYSPHSAA Division II championship in the 1,600-meter run on June 8 at Cicero-North Syracuse’s Bragman Stadium.

CNY Sealing and Paving Defensive Standout: West Genesee girls lacrosse. As a collective unit, the Wildcats’ defense shut out Horace Greeley for the last three-plus minutes of the game in order to hang on and defeat the Quakers 10-9 in the June 7 state Class B semifinal at SUNY-Cortland.

Ethan Allen Award of Excellence: Nick Rayfield, Marcellus boys lacrosse. A big reason why the Mustangs returned to the state Class D final was Rayfield, who set a career mark with seven goals to go with three assists in the 15-8 state semifinal victory over Rochester Aquinas June 5 at SUNY-Cortland.

Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Outstanding Athlete: Cameron Payne, Pulaski baseball. Payne scored a pair of runs in the first two innings and helped the Blue Devils edge Unatego 3-2 on June 1 at Onondaga Community College to earn the regional Class C championship.

The Image Press Icon: Brady Michaud, Liverpool boys lacrosse. Michaud’s four goals led the Warriors as it powered past Corning 9-5 on June 1 at Vestal High School to win the Class A regional championship game. 

M. Lemp Jewelers Rewarding Effort: Cardin Chau, New York Mills boys track and field. Chau cleared 6 feet 2 inches in the high jump and made his way to third place among Division II competitors in the June 7 NYSPHSAA championships at Cicero-North Syracuse.

Mooney Marketing Group/Bristol 7 Enterprises Major Performance: Emma Kelley, South Jefferson girls lacrosse. When the Spartans routed Bronxville 18-5 in the state Class D semifinal on June 7 at SUNY-Cortland, Kelley led the attack earning four goals and four assists.

North Syracuse Lawn and Snow Notable Effort: Scout Preston, Sandy Creek softball. Despite the Comets’ 13-8 defeat to Union Springs in the Class C regional final June 1, Preston was strong at the plate with a pair of singles that led to two RBIs. 

Nye Automotive Mark of Excellence:  Sophia Nesci, Cicero-North Syracuse girls lacrosse. Leading the Northstars to the state Class A championship, Nesci registered 10 assists at the state final four to go with five goals in wins over Suffern (14-5) in the semifinals and Fairport (12-8) in the title game.

Onondaga Flooring Outstanding Achievement: Sam Brazell, Jamesville-DeWitt boys lacrosse. Brazell piled up eight goals and three assists to help the Red Rams rout Honeoye Falls-Lima 22-7 in the June 5 state Class C semifinal at SUNY-Cortland.

Purcell Paints Prime Performer: Anthony Kernan, Oriskany baseball. When Oriskany put away Hadley-Luzerne 9-3 in the June 7 state Class D semifinal in Binghamton, Kernan picked up a double, triple and three RBIs at the plate.

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Student-Athlete: Mya Carroll, Fulton girls lacrosse. When the Red Dragons defeated Union-Endicott 19-8 in the Class C regional final June 1 at West Genesee, Carroll picked up a team-best five goals and added a pair of assists.

University Sports Shop/Manny’s Major Moment: Ryan Rauber, Tully boys track and field, winning the NYSPHSAA Division II championship in the 400-meter dash June 7 at Cicero-North Syracuse’s Bragman Stadium with a time of 48.35 seconds.

Upstate Urology Upstart: Jack Landau, Christian Brothers Academy baseball. Landau’s two hits and four RBIs nearly got the Brothers the Class AAA regional championship June 1 at Onondaga Community College before it settled for an 11-10 defeat to Shenendehowa.

U.S. Army Athlete of the Week: Imani Pugh, Rome Free Academy girls track and field. Pugh earned the NYSPHSAA Division I championship in the pentathlon June 7-8 at Cicero-North Syracuse’s Bragman Stadium by earning 3,267 points.

Wilkins RV Winning Player: Donovan Busch, Little Falls baseball. It was Busch’s single in the bottom of the ninth inning that scored the winning run and allowed the Mounties to defeat Oneonta 3-2 to win the Class B regional championship June 1 at Onondaga Community College.