The Annual Block A Awards Dinner took place at Racebrook Country Club on Sunday, June 9.
Orange Live already published all of the male and female MVPs, the male and female Athlete of the Year recipients, and the three Coaches Association Award winners.
Here are some of the special award honorees:
As a teenager, Mark Greco was a Spartans Ice Hockey Goalie. He went on to college, joined the Orange Police Department and worked his way up the ladder to become the Assistant Chief.
The community was shocked and saddened by his death during routine hernia surgery. His wife, Sharon was in the very early stages of pregnancy at the time, and gave birth to their daughter, Olivia, several months after losing her husband.
A year or two later, Sharon established the Mark E. Greco Memorial Hockey Award which she has presented each year to an Amity Hockey player who shares Mark’s character, values and passions.
This year’s winner was #7 senior Ryan Miller, a very talented hockey player, and nice person off the ice.
The Jeremy Saxe Memorial Award as presented to Senior Soccer defenseman #16 Sam Koorejian
Jeremy Saxe was one of Amity’s memorable multi-sport athletes. He was known for his talent in every sport he played, positive attitude, and his upbeat spirit. He died from an undiagnosed heart condition while in college.
It is an honor for any athlete to take this prize home.
The James Dunleavy Memorial Hockey Award named for a former hockey coach was presented to Senior Captain #20 Kenny Page.
Page had a phenomenal year on the ice and proved his leadership skills and athletic talent.
He and his fellow senior teammates will be sorely missed next season. It was a pleasure watching them play in 2018-19.
There are many more awards that were presented on Sunday, so, in order to get all of them in by Graduation Day, I have to rush a few of them by giving a little less detail.
The Thomas J Ross Memorial Manager Award was given to Jake Bronson, whose commitment to the Boys Varsity Basketball team was greatly appreciated by Coach Jeff Neilsen and the entire team.
Bronson will be hard to replace.
Jared Sullivan won the Steven J. Zeider Memorial Swimming Award.
The Paul D. Mengold Award was presented to Track Runner Madelyn “Maddie” Ciskowski.
Recognizing her leadership skills and integrity.
The male athlete honored with the Sportsmanship Award was Hockey Captain Kenny Page.
The female athlete to earn the Sportsmanship Award was Senior Soccer player #12 Madelyn “Maddie” Pickett.
The Unified Sportsmanship Award went to Joey Wasikowski who was unable to attend the award dinner.
We will publish the final installment of the award announcements prior to Graduation.