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Dozens Honored at Fall Sports Awards Night

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The Athletics Division honored numerous student-athletes at the Fall Sports Awards Night on Monday, Nov. 18. Among the awards given were these:

North Suburban Conference Sportsmanship Award
Any junior or senior varsity letterwinner with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or greater qualifies for this award.

Girls Cross Country: Caimin Xi
Boys Cross Country: Corey Pacernick
Girls Field Hockey: Samantha Simon
Football: Daniel Goldstein
Boys Golf: Jake Schabes
Girls Golf: Julia Yoo
Girls Tennis: Ainika Hou
Boys Soccer: Austin Kody
Girls Volleyball: Abby Keevins
Girls Swimming and Diving: Abigail Li

Scholar-Athlete Award
Given to senior male and female varsity letterwinners with the highest class rank/grade-point average (weighted and unweighted)

Girls Cross Country: Grace McGhee, Caimin Xi, Michelle Yu
Girls Field Hockey: Molly McCoy, Samantha Simon
Football: Jacob Loch
Girls Golf: Joyce Bai, Julia Yoo
Girls Tennis: Margaret Gong, Kelly Herlihy, Athena Kolli, Priya Rao
Boys Soccer: Benjamin Dixon, Kevin Yan
Girls Volleyball: Abigail Keevins, Connie Song
Girls Swimming and Diving: Lucy Stevens

Big Gun Award
The Big Gun Award, sponsored by the Stevenson Sports Boosters, is recognition of achievement for the most valuable varsity team member over the entire season based on: practice effort, contest performance, positive school representation, leadership, attitude, character, and general team contribution. The award was established in 1967. Voting is done by varsity team members.

Allied Bowling: Zain Mansour
Girls Cross Country: Michelle Yu
Boys Cross Country: Corey Pacernick
Girls Field Hockey: Olivia Holsen
Football: Jordan Vincent
Boys Golf: Ethan Lee
Girls Golf: Joyce Bai
Girls Tennis: Athena Kolli
Boys Soccer: Kevin Yan
Girls Volleyball: Abby Keevins
Girls Swimming and Diving: To be determined after state meet

Outstanding Student Athletic Trainer of the Season
Loren Stacherski

ESPPA (Exceptional Stevenson Patriot Pride Award)

Breakthrough Under-Level Athlete
Marissa Dicker
The JV sophomore goalie was called up to varsity at the last minute and helped the girls field hockey team win its opening state playoff game. The team won in double overtime and shootouts, and she blocked each opposing shot in the shootout.

Breakthrough Varsity Athlete
Amanda Holsen
The sophomore led the girls volleyball team during the regular season with 50 aces and 417 kills. Her 417 kills were the second-most in Stevenson history.

Best Under-Level Game Performance
Colin Schmitke
The freshman had the night of his life during one Thursday night football game. He made a one-handed catch under tight coverage, pivoted and spun out of a tackle, taking the ball in for a 66-yard touchdown catch. Colin’s catch was No. 5 on ESPN’s Top 10 Plays of the Day.

Best Varsity Game Performance
Kelly Dong
Walking down the 18th hole on the second day of the state championship, the junior was about to finish the lowest round of her career. After a 230-yard drive, she was sitting 130 yards from the green. Taking out an 8-iron, she hit a shot that struck an electrical wire hanging over the fairway. She was saved by an automatic replay rule. Her next shot rolled right over the cup and made an easy put for par. She shot a 73 on the day, which was her best round by five strokes.

Outstanding Manager
Shelby Schor and Mackenzie Ong
Beset by injuries during most of the girls field hockey season, the pair stayed with their junior varsity A team, remained committed to the program, and worked during games to help with statistics, the camera and clock, and team morale. Their positive attitudes and helpful actions were a huge help to the team.

Best Moment in Sports
Emily Duan
The sophomore was in the last group playing in the first round of the girls golf state tournament. With a large crowd sitting on the hill overlooking the 18th green, Emily calmly sank a 50-foot putt amid cheers and roars from the throng.

Super Fan
Mani Madavian
This parent brought an outstanding level of energy to each of the boys soccer games. He led chants during the playoff games and gave life to the home stands.

The following student-athletes also were recognized for earning North Suburban Conference All-Academic Team honors:

Allied Bowling: Jennifer Callen, Sasha Chernyakovsky, Carly Dal Compo, Rachel Eng, Christopher Kanaris, Zain Mansour, Jeremy Millman, Thomas Pappas, Erin Parker, Lauren Santiago, Daniel Seo, Nithilan Thirumurugan, Shephia Zhou

Boys Cross Country: John Arne, Robert Barreca, Matthew Bruckert, Cameron Coffey, Tarun Kalyana Sundaram, Jonathan Lee, Corey Pacernick, Wesley Park, Jordan Pine, Anthony Rodriguez, Cameron Sprague, Axel VandenHeuvel

Girls Cross Country: Helena Ebeling, Emily Fejes, Emma Finnegan, Grace McGhee, Shreevarsha Shreekumar, Caimin Xi, Michelle Yu

Girls Field Hockey: Olivia Holsen, Rebekah Jin, Ella Kalis, Allison Kreda, Molly McCoy, Audrey Shapiro, Sami Simon, Varsha Vinod, Shaina Wenk

Football: Aydan Abuaita, Amari Armand, Jacob Brezek, Joshua Chu, William Collins, Liam Crawley, Daniel Goldstein, Arie Guzman, Justin Hiller, Matthew Holleb, Michael Jankelovitz, Michael Johnson, Kevin Kim, Jacob Loch, Nicholas Machado, Andrew Miller, Tristan Moskovic, Joshua Nimmo, Ean Norenberg, Dustin Ock, Daniel Orgler, Jake Plueger, Matthew Spilotro, Brandon Youkhanna, Michael Youkhanna

Boys Golf: McCrae Anderson, Arthur Hancock, Ethan Lee, Conan Pan, Bradley Park, Jake Surane, Aidan Truong

Girls Golf: Joyce Bai, Kelly Dong, Briana Fidman, Faith Wang, Julia Yoo, Sophia Zhuang

Boys Soccer: Ryan Allen, Richard Bi, Nikolas Brickman, Justin Cho, Benjamin Dixon, Cade Gordon, Itay Gozalzani, Austin Kody, Rei Kubota, Camron Mahdavian, Segi Odongo, Evan Paldrmic, Myah Schoolman, Christopher Xie, Kevin Yan

Girls Swimming and Diving: Elizabeth Cao, Hanna Cloeter, Anna Gates, Abigail Li, Brianna Liu, Jessica Nyborg, Madeleine O’Donnell, Amy Sliwicki, Lucy Stevens

Girls Tennis: Maggie Gong, Kelly Herlihy, Emily Hu, Athena Kolli, Alexis Lee, Ellen Ma, Priya Rao, Abby Schueneman, Sneha Yellapantula

Girls Volleyball: Inna Chong, Lily Cozzi, Abigail Keevins, Emerson Kouri, Serena Mehta, Emma Potocki, Connie Song, Grace Tully, Makayla Uremovich

Student Training: Olivia Laskoe, Mara Lippman, Adam Nudelman, Karley Ohm, Pamela Perepelitsky, Jayden Popkey, Maddie Simon, Loren Stacherski