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Fall Athletic Awards
12/4/2019 1:33 AM

On Tuesday, December 03, 2019, the Arthur L. Johnson AthleticDepartment held their 2019 Fall Athletic Awards. The evening, sponsored by theCrusader Athletic Booster Club, was held in the Arthur L. Johnson Auditorium.

 

All the Fall Athletic Teams and their seasons werehighlighted by their coaches while handing out letters and awards to thestudent athletes. Over 205 varsity athletic letters were handed out throughoutthe evening, as participation in athletics at Arthur L. Johnson High Schoolcontinues to grow.

 

The program continued with the Student Athlete Award, whichwas presented by the Principal of Arthur L. Johnson High School, Mrs. JenniferFeeley. The Student Athlete Award is given out each athletic season to astudent athlete that is not only a champion on the field, but in the classroomas well. The 2019 Fall Student Athleteaward recipient was Heidi Compton, witha 4.9119 G.P.A.

 

In addition, the CrusaderG.P.A. Challenge was awarded to the team that finishes with the highestoverall G.P.A. amongst athletic teams for the fall season. The recipients were presentedwith certificates, will have their team memorialized on a plaque, and will beinvited for a “Breakfast with the A.D.”to celebrate their actions both in the classrooms and on the fields. The winner of the 2019 Fall Seasonal G.P.A.Challenge…The Field Hockey Team with a G.P.A. of 4.039. Members of the FieldHockey Team include: Heidi Compton, Emma Hilton, Nicole Randazza, TaraStarita, Taylor Turek, Devyn Calas, Gianna Caldiero, Gia Colicchio, MichelleKukan, Courtney Marano, Victoria Venezio, Peyton Collings, Tatum Dobbins,Angela Aromando and Grace Warnick.

           

The Best TeammateAward will be given out seasonally to one member from each athletic teamthat best fits the characteristics of a good teammate. The individuals thatreceive these awards exhibit upbeat attitudes and outstanding character. Theyhelped influence the team’s culture in a positive manner, while alwayssupporting teammates and promoting team unity. The Best Teammate Award Winners were: Cross Country – Nicholas Deloretto, Field Hockey – Nicole Randazza, Football – Joseph Kaulfers, Boys’ Soccer – Augustine Puentes,Girls’ Soccer – DominkaKosiek, Girls’ Tennis – MaryNadolsky, Volleyball – IsabellaVenezio, and Cheerleading – Amanda Grasso.

 

The evening culminated with the announcement of the Team Most Valuable Players. The MVPswere: Cross Country – Matthew Kowalenko, Field Hockey – Emma Hilton, Football – Patrick Brennan, Boys’ Soccer – Anthony diaz,Girls’ Soccer – LilyGull, Girls’ Tennis – AmericaRenteria, Volleyball – Shailynn Rapp,and Cheerleading – Caileigh O’Donnell.

 

Athletic Director Gus Kalikas, had this to say about theevent: “Once again, our Fall Athletic AwardsProgram was a successful evening as it allows the District, Administration, andCoaches the opportunity to acknowledge a wonderful Fall Sports Season as wellas recognize both student athletes and their parents alike for all that theyhave accomplished this past fall athletic season.”


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