So many awards were presented at the Block A Athletic awards dinner on Sunday, that we had to post them in increments.
Here is the final installment of this award series.
Each year, the versatility award is presented to one male and one female student athlete who plays in multiple sports at Amity.
His Football Coach Craig Bruno said Michael could play any position on the team and played masterfully wherever he was on the field. When you attended games at Amity, announcer Rob Kennedy could be heard saying Young’s name after many of the plays.
He truly is an exceptional athlete and it was a thrill watching him on the field and on the court.
Madeline “Maddie” Adzigian was #16 on the Volleyball court and she ran track.
Volleyball Coach Seth Davis presented the Versatility Award and praised her for her awesome ability.
Skilled athletes like Maddie don’t come along every day.
The 2018-19 Booster Club Scholar-Athletes are two students who work as hard at their sport as they do in the classroom.
Thomas Livesay plays Tennis for Amity and excels in his studies. He will be headed to Duke University after graduation.
Kate Yuan is a runner on the Amity Track team. One thing she doesn’t run from is hard work.
Kate has a 4.078 GPA and will be attending Dartmouth.
The Albert J. Seymour Memorial Award is presented to one male and one female athlete who is unselfish and unassuming.
The winners are Baseball player #8 Cole Kucharchik and Golfer Hannah Sosensky, who was overwhelmed and tearfully accepted her trophy.
The Thomas G Laugeni Memorial Award is presented each year to one male and one female who display an exceptional character on and off the field, track, court, or course.
This year’s male recipient is Lacrosse player #7 Jacob Lettick, a fine young man that everyone can depend on.
The =[ the female winner said she had to fight to get her player the award, since some may think of it as nepotism.
Basketball coach Michelle Shoop said that #34 Tara Laugeni fits the criteria for the honor and that she’s a talented young lady who made her 1,000th point this season.
Tara’s parents presented her with the trophy, accompanied by Coach Shoop and Athletic Director Ernie Goodwin.
There was one unscheduled presentation that night. Amity Principal Anna Mahon announced that Girls Tennis Coach Hal Friedman was named into the Coaching Hall of Fame.
He missed the award ceremony, so she made sure he received his MVP/Hall of Fame ring before a large audience.
Congratulations to all of the fine award winners at this year’s Block A dinner.