By Rob Potter
FALLSBURG June 15, 2007 The Fallsburg Central School District honored its spring sports athletes in a ceremony on Monday night in the high school auditorium.
While the focus was on those athletes who participated on the Comet and Lady Comet teams this spring, several year-end and/or career awards were presented as well.
Seniors Ashley Baldwin-Hunter and Shane Weigand were recognized for being named Orange County Interscholastic Athletic Association (OCIAA) Scholar-Athletes. Last month, Baldwin-Hunter and Weigand attended the OCIAA Scholar-Athlete breakfast in Middletown along with their fellow honorees from Sullivan, Orange and Ulster counties.
Erica Hanger received the Girls’ Sportsmanship Award and Chris York received the Boys’
Coach Mandy Biccum presented the Female Career Athlete Award to Ashley Baldwin-Hunter.
Baldwin-Hunter, who competed for the soccer and track teams, will be attending Yale University this autumn.
Two members of the Fallsburg Class of 2007 Matt Moore and Joseph Sep Jr. received the Male Career Athlete Award. Coach Tarra Strauss presented Moore’s award to him, while Coach Darren Kenny presented Sep with his award. Moore, who qualified for the OCIAA and Section IX championships as a member of the Comets’ track team, will be attending SUNY Cortland this autumn. Sep, who played soccer, baseball and tennis during his years at Fallsburg Central School, will also be attending SUNY Cortland in the fall.
Other teams recognized and awards presented were as follows:
Varsity Baseball (Coach Darren Kenney, Assistant Coach Michael Weiner): William Albronda, Nicholas Carter, Kenneth Corley, Gavin Gandulla, Nabil Javed, Michael Melko, Adam Pavloff, Matthew Seletsky, Joseph Sep Jr., Shane Weigand and Colin Conway-Whitaker.
Sportsmanship Award: Gavin Gandulla, Team MVP: Joseph Sep Jr.
Junior Varsity Softball (Coach Andrea Millas, Assistant Coach Michael Gallo): Jillian Alexander, Stephanie Benjamin, Brynn Bertholf, Shannon DeGraw, Megan Gerow, Dayna Halprin, Melissa Jaycox, Christine Justiniano, Bryanna Kolja, Amanda Scuderi and Samantha Touwsma.
Boys’ Varsity Golf (Coach Joseph Levner): Dana Burkhart, Jorge Davila, Brett Dillon, Christopher Egenes, Christopher Elliott, Kyle Geraine, Zachary Gold, Charles Marsden, Michael Miller and Alec Moses.
Sportsmanship Award: Dana Burkhart, Most Improved: Charles Marsden
Girls’ Varsity Golf (Coach Russ Alger): Brittany Baldwin-Hunter, Sophie Marsden, Amanda McAuliffe, Kathleen Orlan, Bianca Rappaport, Morgan Vegliante and Tamara Williams.
Sportsmanship Award: Brittany Baldwin-Hunter
Spring Track (Coach Tarra Strauss, Assistant Coach Erica Knel): Theresa Allen, Joanna Blanchard, Rebecca Courtney, Sierra Spechler, Tex Callender, Wesley Castillo, Ethan Herrera, Zachary Jonas, Daniel Justiniano, Matt Moore, Andrew Muthig and Levi Skolnick.
Sportsmanship Award: Wesley Castillo, Boys’ Most Improved: Zachary Jonas and Levi Skolnick, Boys’ MVP: Matt Moore, Girls’ Most Improved: Joanna Blanchard and Rebecca Courtney, Girls’ MVP: Theresa Allen
Boys’ Varsity Tennis (Coach Janet Carey, Manager Jesse Miller): Christopher Avellino, Reggie Bici, Wesley Castillo, Andrew Kolansky, Sebastian Sarmiento, Joseph Sep Jr., Christopher Sheridan, Michael Singer, Levi Skolnick and Jeffrey Wakefield.
Sportsmanship Award: Reggie Bici, Most Improved: Levi Skolnick, MVP: Sebastian Sarmiento.
Spring Scholar Athletes:
Grade 7 Sarahlee Dieudonne, Dustin Foertsch, Michelle Garay-Tiu, Kristene Haas, Corey McKeon, Isabel Mejia, Tiffany Perry.
Grade 8 GodDyhu Anthony, Kyle Castillo, Jahlesea Davis, Nikki Ehrlich, Matthew Frunzi, Peter Frunzi, Michael Matarazzo, Rachel McLemore, Katherine Mejia, Susan Moody, Myana Patterson-DaCosta, Shaina Swerdling.
Grade 9 Zachary Jonas, Daniel Seletsky, Christopher Sheridan
Grade 10 Stefanie Benjamin, Joanna Blanchard, Brett Dillon, Ethan Herrera, Melissa Jaycox, Christine Justiniano, Bryanna Kolja, Sophie Marsden, Sebastian Sarmiento, Matthew Seletsky, Jeffrey Wakefield
Grade 11 Theresa Allen, Nicholas Carter, Shannon DeGraw, Andrew Muthig
Grade 12 Christopher Avellino, Adam Pavloff, Joseph Sep Jr.
2007 Superintendent’s Scholar Athletes:
Grade 7 Shorouk Abohussien, Valentina Gonzalez, Allison Jones, Lindsay Malman, Desmond Oxford-McDaniel, Morgan Vegliante
Grade 8 Ryan King, Arya Mazanek, Kathleen Orlan, Ramya Pratt, Brody Wiles, Tamara Williams, Ting Zhao
Grade 9 Stephen Bedik, Brynn Bertholf, Zachary Ingber, Sierra Spechler, Steven Teri
Grade 10 Wesley Castillo
Grade 11 Brittany Baldwin-Hunter, Bianca Rappaport, Michael Singer
Grade 12 Gavin Gandulla, Zachary Gold, Shane Weigand.