Athletes of the Week 2015-16

During every athletic season (fall, winter, spring), each Johnstown sport is scheduled for a specific week  in which two varsity athletes are to be selected by the coaching staff for recognition as Athletes of the Week. Coaches choose the players to be recognized based on an athlete’s play, character, motivation and teamwork for that specific week. Athletes of the Week receive a certificate and their photo is displayed outside the athletic office and on the school website, and submitted to the Leader Herald newspaper.

Athletes of the Week 2015-16

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Spring

Athletes of the Week – Baseball

Jacob Cerasuolo and Benjamin Wager have demonstrated Character, Scholarship, Leadership and Responsibility.  They have worked hard on the field as well as in the class room to improve and achieve at the highest academic and athletic levels.   Congratulations!

Athletes of the Week – Softball

Jackie Claburn and Alexis Darling have demonstrated Character, Scholarship, Leadership and Responsibility.  They have worked hard on the field as well as in the class room to improve and achieve at the highest academic and athletic levels. Congratulations!

Athletes of the Week – Boys Tennis

Trevor Sweet and James Soler have demonstrated Character, Scholarship, Leadership and Responsibility.  They have worked hard on the courts as well as in the classroom to improve and achieve at the highest academic and athletic levels. Congratulations!

Athletes of the Week – Track

Congratulations to Allison O’Connell and Erik Frank, recognized as Athletes of the Week for track.

Erik is willing to diversify his events to help out the team, stays to help modified athletes with pole vault, stays late to ensure everything is put away, pushes himself at each practice and meet. He is less than a second away from qualifying for the Eddy Meet.

Allison seeks advice on how to better herself, is hoping to qualify for the Eddy Meet in the 200m, is driven to stay competitive and always puts forth her best effort. She has also designed this year’s invitational t-shirt.

Athletes of the Week – Girls Lacrosse

Congratulations to Alexandra VanAernam, Kaitlyn Serpa and Emily Wheelis, recognized as Athletes of the Week for girls varsity lacrosse. These students have demonstrated Character, Scholarship, Leadership and Responsibility.  They have worked hard on the lacrosse field as well as in the class room to improve and achieve at the highest academic and athletic levels.

Athletes of the Week – Boys Lacrosse

Congratulations to Patrick Fleming and Codie Wood recognized as Athletes of the Week for boys varsity lacrosse. These students have demonstrated Character, Scholarship, Leadership and Responsibility.  They have worked hard on the lacrosse field as well as in the class room to improve and achieve at the highest academic and athletic levels.

Winter

Athletes of the Week – Nordic Ski

Congratulations to Mark Cwiakala and Lauryn Wilson, recognized as Athletes of the Week for Nordic ski. These students have demonstrated Character, Scholarship, Leadership and Responsibility.  They have worked hard on the slopes as well as in the class room to improve and achieve at the highest academic and athletic levels.

Athletes of the Week – Alpine Ski

Congratulations to Tyler Kortz and Reily Kotwasinski, recognized as Athletes of the Week for alpine ski. These students have demonstrated Character, Scholarship, Leadership and Responsibility.  They have worked hard on the slopes as well as in the class room to improve and achieve at the highest academic and athletic levels.

Athletes of the Week – Boys Basketball

Congratulations to Ben Wager and Trevor Sweet, recognized as Athletes of the Week for boys basketball. These students have demonstrated Character, Scholarship, Leadership and Responsibility.  They have worked hard on the basketball court as well as in the class room to improve and achieve at the highest academic and athletic levels.

Athletes of the Week – Boys Swimming

Congratulations to Jake Petrie and A.J. Peck, Athletes of the Week for boys swimming. These students have demonstrated Character, Scholarship, Leadership and Responsibility.  They have worked hard on in the water, as well as in the classroom, to improve and achieve at the highest academic and athletic levels.

Athletes of the Week – Wrestling

Congratulations to Na’Jon Subik and Josh Lalonde, Athletes of the Week for wrestling. These students have demonstrated Character, Scholarship, Leadership and Responsibility.  They have worked hard on the mat, as well as in the classroom, to improve and achieve at the highest academic and athletic levels.

Athletes of the Week – Girls Basketball

Congratulations to Lexus Williams and Claire Guzielek for earning the Athlete of the Week honors in girls basketball.

These students have demonstrated Character, Scholarship, Leadership and Responsibility.  They have worked hard on the basketball court as well as in the class room to improve and achieve at the highest academic and athletic levels. Once again congratulations

Athletes of the Week – Bowling

Logan Brandt, Noah Ringer and Jay Hadcock have demonstrated Character, Scholarship, Leadership and Responsibility.  They have worked hard at the bowling alley as well as in the class room to improve and achieve at the highest academic and athletic levels.  Congratulations!

Fall

Athletes of the Week – Volleyball

Mia Franko and Claire Guzielek have been selected as Athletes of the Week for volleyball. These students have demonstrated Character, Scholarship, Leadership and Responsibility.  They have worked hard on the playing field as well as in the class room to improve and achieve at the highest academic and athletic levels.

Athletes of the Week – Football

The football program is please to recognize Tanner Hlozansky and Ray Nellis as our Athletes of the week. These two senior lineman have demonstrated outstanding play on the offensive and defensive line this season. In addition to their stellar play, they have also provided tremendous leadership throughout the season. Both of these young men exemplify the work ethic and commitment necessary to be successful.

Athletes of the Week – Cheerleading

Nicole Jackson has not missed one practice from the start of the season. She comes to practice every day ready to go. She has earned a spot as one of the team captains and leads the team strongly.

Emily Barker is a happy and dedicated student. She comes to practice ready to go, and directs the team in the right direction. She is always on time. She maintains a dance class and cheerleading and never falls behind. It has been great watching her excel, and she has a lot to offer the team.

Athletes of the Week – Girls Soccer

Payton Sardella  and Kaitlyn Pica  have been nominated as the Varsity Girls Soccer athletes of the week for their performances in last week’s games against Amsterdam and Glens Falls.

In Monday’s game versus Amsterdam, Payton’s two goals played a significant role in tying the game after being down three goals. Payton has played her best soccer against Amsterdam as she has recorded a total of five goals against the best goalie in the league.

Against Amsterdam, Kaitlyn assisted the team by controlling the midfield with Mallory, played aggressively and added a goal right before halftime to give the team momentum entering the second half. The following game Kaitlyn recorded a hat trick for an 8-0 win over Glens Falls.

Athletes of the Week – Swimming

Allie O’Connell works hard each and every practice with no complaints.  She is always open to advice and is willing to make the necessary changes to improve.  This is evident as she reached one of her goals at her very first meet by getting a sectional time in the 100 Free and continues to work to improve her time.  Allie also is within striking distance of getting a sectional time in the 200 Free.  Allie is proof that hard work pays off.

Abby Douglas is an athlete that will try whatever you ask her to do.  When asked to swim the 500 Free for the team she did so without hesitation.  She is very coachable and will try different techniques to help to improve her stroke.  Through her hard work, along with improving her technique, she has improved her time in the 500 Free by over 10 seconds, since the first time swimming it a week ago.

Athletes of the Week – Field Hockey

A junior goalie, Emma Gottung is the anchor of the Lady Bills’ defense. Emma has an unwavering enthusiasm, always gives 110 percent, and is, most importantly, constantly encouraging her teammates to give more.  She has found her niche in goal and continues to make great strides as a player through her dedication to the sport.

A sophomore midfielder, Josie Mowrie as been an integral part of the Lady Bills transition game.  Without complaint, Josie accepted the challenge of playing a completely new position this year.  She is extremely coachable and always works hard, whether its during a practice drill or in a game.

Athletes of the Week – Boys Soccer

Being tasked with defending the league’s two best players this week, Jake Cerasuolo  did an incredible job. We can not ask for a better person and teammate than Jake. He does whatever he is asked without complaint or comment.  Jake is a continuous role model for the younger kids to look up to.

During a five game undefeated stretch that consisted of four wins and a tie, Michael Brown was incredible in the net. Mike is also a worthy role model for kids to look up to.

Athletes of the Week – Cross Country

This is Casey VanValkenburgh’s first year running cross-country. Although new, she has hit the ground running. She practices hard everyday and is eager to improve herself. During practices, she encourages her teammates and always has a positive attitude. We are hoping that Casey’s hard work will pay off – for she is due to have a solid season and compete to be one of the top runners on our team and place in sectionals.

This is also Dominic DiScioscia’s first year running cross-country. Dominic is a great athlete and always has a positive attitude/demeanor. He comes to practice prepared and ready to work. He practices to the best of his ability on a daily basis. He is always trying to improve his time trials in running. He strives for perfection and is willing to put forth the extra work that is required. Dominic is a fierce competitor who is primed for a breakout season.

Athletes of the Week – Tennis

Sarah Martelle is enthusiastic and determined. A junior, she plays #5 singles.  Despite being new to the team, Sarah has inspired this season’s pre-match chant and, during this past week, won two tight matches against opponents from Hudson Falls and South Glens Falls.

Taylor Griffith is a motivated and spirited player. She is a junior and this is her first year with the team.  Taylor and her partner beat the #1 doubles team from Hudson Falls at the beginning of the week. Later in the week she willingly played singles in a match against one of the League’s toughest teams.

Athletes of the Week – Golf

Off to a 6-2 record, the JHS golf team has been led by Ben Wager and Jake Miller. Both boys are getting acclimated to playing against their opponents best players, and both have been in the team’s top four scores regularly. Ben has led the team five times already, and Jake has led them twice.