by Jessica Sheppard | The Name
Winning an kind of reward at Holy Name is an honorable achievement and that is especially true for the fall athletes. There are two prestigious awards that are given our during the three sports seasons, fall, winter and spring. These awards are the Namer Award and the MVP Award.
The Namer Award goes to an athlete who isn’t necessarily the best athlete on the team but it goes to an athlete who is a good sport, a team leader and gives his or her all. They exemplify Holy Name spirit.
Senior Carolyn Coughlin said, “ Receiving the Namer award for cgross country meant a lot to me because is given to someone who represents Holy Name with good sportsmanship and it was a nice honor because cross country means so much to me.”
Other female fall athletes who represented their teams with Namer spirit were seniors Hannah Robetrs for girls’ soccer and Meghan Flaherty for volleyball was the award winner in boys’ cross country.
The second award is the Most Valuable Player Award. It goes to exceptional athlete who is most responsible for the success of her or his team. They must be outstanding leaders who lead by their performance.
Sophomore Caroline Dreher said, “Winning the MVP was an incredible honor. It was especially meaningful considering there are so many talented players in our girls’ soccer program. I would not have had any success without each and every one of them. This award also serves as motivation to work even harder for next season.”
Other female MVP athletes were seniors Therese Thomason in cross country and Leah Switalski in volleyball.
Male MVP athletes include seniors Tre Smith in football, Tristan Bourdess in soccer and Kevin Masella in cross country. Junior Rob Scholl was the MVP in golf.
These award winners proved to the entire H.N. community that with hard work and dedication anything is possible.