Awards for 9/30/2023

AFLAC Amazing Athlete: Kayla McQuaid, Jamesville-DeWitt girls swimming. With her 456.55 points, McQuaid not only won the September 30 Burgos Dive Invitational at Nottingham High School, she qualified for the state championship meet for the second straight year. Atlas Fence All-Star: Rebekah Beasley, Fayetteville-Manlius girls volleyball. The Hornets won a four-set clash of unbeaten sides with West Genesee on September 28 as Beasley not only supplied 22 kills at the net, she also got 16 digs and three aces. Byrne Dairy Prime Performer: Alexander Votra, Homer football. By scoring five touchdowns, four of them in the second quarter, Votra helped carry the Trojans past Westhill 40-28 on September 29 and avoid a rare three-game losing streak. Empower Federal Credit Union Rewarding Effort: Anna Nigro, New Hartford girls tennis. Nigro’s three-set victory over Lyla Falkenmeyer helped the Spartans edge Vernon-Verona-Sherrill 4-3 in the September 30 opening round of the Section III Class B team tournament. Ethan Allen Award of Excellence: Tai Nortz, Lowville girls soccer. The Red Raiders shut out General Brown 2-0 on September 27 and remained undefeated as Nortz earned assists on both of her team’s goals. Fitness Forum/Ultimate Goal/Sports 481 Fabulous Effort: Carter Cookinham, Poland boys soccer. Piling up five goals and adding an assist, Cookinham had a large part in the Torandoes’ 8-0 romp over Remsen on September 26. Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Outstanding Athlete: Geremiah Ademola-Sedipe, Carthage football. When the Comets defeated Vernon-Verona-Sherrill 50-20 on September 29, Ademola-Sedipe ran for 226 yards on 18 carries and netted three touchdowns. Mooney Marketing Group/Bristol 7 Enterprises Major Performance: Cora Hindsill, Adirondack girls cross country. Hindsill won the small-school race in the September 30 E.J. Herrmann Invitational in Utica with a time of exactly 20 minutes, 11 seconds. Nye Automotive Mark of Excellence: Drew Mancini, Skaneateles boys golf. Shooting a 38 for nine holes at Skaneateles Country Club, Mancini helped the Lakers knock off Christian Brothers Academy 223-231 on September 28 in a clash of two undefeated teams. Purcell Paints Prime Performer: Gabriella Jeffers, Weedsport field hockey. When the Warriors claimed a 1-0 decision over the Homer Trojans on September 28, Jeffers put in the game’s only goal. Revitalize! CNY Rewarding Performance: Jaiden Holmes, Rome Free Academy football. Holmes caught the game-winning 28-yard touchdown pass in the final seconds of regulation, the Black Knights beating Auburn 28-22 and staying undefeated. Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Student-Athlete: Kellen Conway, Liverpool boys volleyball. In back-to-back three-set sweeps over Central Square and Canisius, Conway was a superb setter, earning 54 assists in those six sets. University Sports Shop/Manny’s Major Moment: Leah Rehm, East Syracuse Minoa girls soccer, scoring her 100th career goal, the second player in program history to do so, during the Spartans’ 5-1 victory over Central Square on September 28. Upstate Urology Upstart: Adam Edwards, Mater Dei Academy boys soccer. Edwards led Mater Dei to a 4-3 victory over state-ranked Manlius Pebble Hill on September 29 by earning two goals and adding an assist. U.S. Army Athlete of the Week: Amalia Netto, Beaver River girls cross country. With her time of 21 minutes, 12 seconds, Netto helped the Beaver upend Watertown 22-37 in a Frontier League race on September 27. Wilkins RV Winning Player: Nathan Reid, Southern Hills football. Completing seven of eight passes for 134 yards and three touchdowns, Reid helped throw the Storm to a 28-6 victory over Port Byron/Union Springs on September 29. Zero Draft Defensive Standout: Katelyn Ware, Port Byron/Union Springs field hockey. To some degree, Ware spoiled Cazenovia’s first-ever game on its new artificial turf field, stopping all 17 shots she faced in goal and helping the Panthers secure a 0-0 tie.