On the evening of Sunday, April 28th, the St. Joseph School Athletics Program celebrated accomplishments, recognized its players, and thanked the eighth-grade class for its dedication and hard work. The banquet was held in the Richard A. Nowak Gymnasium which was beautifully decorated by Yolanda Walker, Tina Gorski-Strong, and Donna Barbale. The meal was prepared by school cook, Cindi Bourbeau. The banquet is a tradition that the athletes and their families look forward to each year.
All students who participated in the cheering, soccer, and basketball programs were awarded medals for their commitment and enthusiasm. In addition, students were recognized for their individual achievements. Trophies were presented to the Most Improved Players and the Coaches’ Choices. Recipients were:
Boys Varsity Basketball: Coaches’ Award – Patrick Mahlert; Most Improved Player – Daniel Gronek
Boys Junior Varsity Basketball: Coaches’ Award – Dale Boudreau; Most Improved Player – Krystian Kowalczyk
Girls Varsity Basketball: Coaches’ Award – Olivia Montione; – Kaeleigh Sullivan
Girls Junior Varsity Basketball: Coaches’ Award – Maya Podskarbi; Most Improved Player – Lauren Gingo
Varsity Soccer: Coaches’ Award – Kaileigh Strong; Most Improved Player – Tessa McCabe
Junior Varsity Soccer: Coaches’ Award – Dale Boudreau; Most Improved Player – Maya Podskarbi
Varsity Cheering: Spirit Award – Kaileigh Strong; Coaches’ Award – Samantha Reseigh; Most Improved – Jayden Williams
In addition, Varsity Soccer Coach Keith Strong and Varsity Girls Basketball Coach Brenda Sullivan were recognized for their years of service to the program. Team members presented the coaches with a frame filled with photos of the numerous teams they’ve coached over the years and wished them well as they retire from the SJS Athletic Program.