Democrat Photo by Rob Potter
ATHLETES: Jen Peloquin and Roy Jay were
chosen as the Girl Athlete of the Year and Boy
Athlete of the Year at the Narrowsburg sports
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By Rob Potter
NARROWSBURG June 20, 2000 -- Several outstanding athletes were
honored Friday night as the Sullivan West Central School
Narrowsburg campus held its annual sports awards banquet
Seniors completing their high school athletic exploits
and outstanding underclassmen who will return to the NCS
fields of competition were recognized as several dozen
proud parents, teachers and administrators looked on.
Members of each varsity and junior varsity team at the
school were recognized and each coach presented awards
such as most valuable player and most improved player to
deserving members of the squads.
Aside from the team awards, a few special presentations
were made. Narrowsburg Principal Rod McLaughlin presented
senior athletes Matt Nordenhold and Jen Peloquin with
U.S. Army Reserve Scholar Athlete Medals. And Peloquin
and Roy Jay were honored as the Girl and Boy Athlete of
the Year, respectively.
As they made their presentations, each coach noted the
accomplishments of his or her team over the past season.
And though some noted that even though the won-loss
record may have hovered near the .500 mark or even well
below, they were very proud of the young men and women on
their teams. They thanked the athletes for exhibiting
many noble qualities, including determination and
sportsmanship, in their competitions.
My players never gave up, said girls
soccer coach Linda Pomes, who also noted that her team
struggled for victories in Western Sullivan League
matches last fall.
In every part of the game, we played even with
every team, added girls basketball coach and
athletic director Scott Haberli. The other teams
just put the ball in the basket more than we did.
Sullivan West Superintendent Michael Johndrow praised all
of the Narrowsburg student-athletes and their coaches. He
noted the long hours and dedication of the schools
coaches and urged them to keep up the good
Everyone here should be proud of this great group
of athletes, Johndrow said of the honorees.
They have done very well for their Narrowsburg
teams. And in the future years, they will help make the
Sullivan West teams a force to be reckoned with.
The following is a list of the other awards presented by
Narrowsburg coaches at the banquet.
Boys Soccer (presented by coach Howard Whitmore):
Coachs Award Evan Kraack; MVP David
Sander and James Sykes.
Girls Soccer (presented by coach Linda Pomes):
Coachs Award Jen Peloquin; MVP
Girls Basketball (presented by coach Scott Haberli): Coachs Award Jessica Foster; MVP
Boys Basketball (presented by coach Cliff Kelly):
Most Improved Player Shawn Esselman; MVP
Cheerleading: Coach Suzanne Nordenhold presented a plaque
to the squads three seniors Amanda Gill,
Katrina Janowski and Chrissy McGee.
Golf (presented by coach Tom Nuttycombe): Coachs
Award Kevin Taylor; Most Improved Player
Jon Heinle; MVP Logan Cole.
Baseball (presented by coach Scott Haberli): Coachs
Award Evan Kraack; Most Improved Player
Mike Popolillo; MVP Roy Jay.
Softball (presented by coach Lionel Billard):
Coachs Award Stacy Hert; Most Improved
Player Kim Jay; MVP Jen Peloquin.