The 58th annual Block A Dinner, Athletic Award Presentations sponsored by the Amity Athletics Booster Club took place at Grassy Hill Country Club on June 8.
See all the photos HERE.
Beth Young, the Booster Club President opened the event before a room full of the best-of-the-best in Amity sports, their coaches and parents.
One-by-one the various Amity coaches came forward to present the Most Valuable Player (MVP) award to the one player who contributed amazing things to their particular sport during the past school year.
The MVPs are:
Baseball – Sebastian DiMauro
Basketball – Dave Ryan
Cross Country – Michael Yuan
Football – Joe Choiniere
Golf – Brent Marieb
Ice Hockey – Adam Shea
Indoor Track – Aaron Rattley
Ski Racing – Scott —
Lacrosse – Joe Choiniere
Swimming AJ Pite
Soccer – (goalie) Griffin Volta
Track and Field – Ben Feola
Tennis – (16-1 record) Jason Seidman
Volleyball – (196 kills) Tyler Barwise
Wrestling – Jesse Cala
Basketball – Chloe Brinton
Dance – Rosie Richetelli
Cross Country – Emily Criscuolo
Field Hockey – Lauren Kelly
Ice Hockey – Sarah Wydra
Ski Racing – Rebecca Lettick
Indoor Track – Allison Denny
Softball – Jill DeMaio
Tennis – Claire Foster
Soccer – Chloe Brinton
Track and Field – Zoey Reed
Swimming – Dana Chung
Volleyball – (290 kills) Allison Denny
Individual Awards – Boys
Mark E. Greco Memorial Hockey Award – Keating Seymour
Jeremy Saxe Memorial Award – Evan Donahue
James Dunleavy Memorial Hockey Award – Brett McNeil
Steven J. Zeider Memorial Swimming Award – Charlie Pite
Thomas J. Ross Memorial Manager Award – __________________
Thomas G. Laugeni Memorial Award – Brent Marieb
Albert L. Seymour Memorial Award – Keating Seymour
Versatility Award – Ben Feola
Booster Club Scholar-Athlete Award – Michael Yuan
Sportsmanship Award – Dan Horton
Athlete of the Year Award – Joe Choiniere
Individual Awards – Girls
Thomas J. Ross Memorial Award – Isabella Bierezowiec
Thomas G. Laugeni Memorial Award – Ashley Woo
Albert J. Seymour Memorial Award – ________________
Versatility Award – Claire Foster
Booster Club Scholar-Athlete Award – Kathleen Feng
Sportsmanship Award – _____________________
Athletic Department Recognition Award – Dakota ___________________
Amity Coaches Association Awards:
Outstanding Service: Todd Glodowski
Coach of the Year: Michael “Scooter” Richetelli
Asst. Coach of the Year: Bill McNeil
Paul Mengold Leadership Award
With the retirement of longtime Athletic Director Paul Mengold, a new award was created to honor a student who demonstrates exemplary leadership skills.
This year’s recipient of the Paul Mengold Leadership Award was Mikaila Schmitt.
During the ceremony, it was mentioned that Boy’s Cross Country Coach Bob Orgovan, who’s been guiding Amity Athletes for 32 years, was in the running for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association’s Coach of the Year award.
In June, Orgovan attended the convention at the Snow King Resort in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Well worth the trip. Orgovan won the honor. Congratulations to you coach!
NOTE: The Blank spaces are for names that Orange Live did not catch during the ceremony.