Northville hosts annual sports awards banquet
NORTHVILLE — Northville Central School hosted more than 175 student-athletes, family members and friends at the annual junior varsity and varsity sports awards banquet in the school gymnasium Wednesday.
Northville athletic director John Karbowski, was joined by the coaches from every sport and season, presented individual and team honors along with a slate of senior class athletic awards at the event.
Karbowski opened the evening by recognizing the school’s six New York State Public High School Athletic Association Varsity Scholar-Athlete teams — girls varsity soccer, Northville-Mayfield varsity golf, girls varsity basketball, Mayfield-Northville boys and girls varsity track, and girls varsity softball — all of which had 75 percent of their athletes achieving a 90 or higher grade average during their sport’s season.
In addition to team-member certificates and varsity letters, Northville’s coaches presented individual awards in categories like Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year, Most Dedicated, Most Improved, Coach’s Awards and Team MVP.
Western Athletic Conference all-star certificates were also presented to Jessica Miller (first team, girls varsity softball); Brytney Moore (first team, girls varsity softball; first team, girls varsity soccer; Section II all-star, girls varsity soccer; second team all-state Class D, girls varsity soccer); MacKenzie Cramer (MVP all-star, Hudson Division, varsity cheerleading); T.J. Wadsworth (second team, boys varsity basketball); Levi Morgan (first team, boys varsity soccer); Curtis Arnold (second team, boys varsity soccer); Nate Reidell (first team, boys varsity basketball; second team, boys varsity soccer); Kerrigan Groff (second team, girls varsity soccer); Brianna Bace (first team, girls varsity soccer; Section 2 all-star, girls varsity soccer); Grace Forsey (second team, girls varsity soccer); Emily Shepard (second team, girls varsity softball; second team, girls varsity soccer) and Hailee Riggi (second team, girls varsity softball).
The evening ended with the senior athletic awards, which went to Jessica Miller (Jean Frasier Service Award, 3 and 4 Award); MacKenzie Cramer (Jane Meuwissen Sportsmanship Award); John Sira (Gordon P. Mosher Courage Award, 3 and 4 Award); Carina Oare (3 and 4 Award); John Bace (Matt Driscoll 110% Effort Award, 3 and 4 Award); Jenna Forsey (Matt Driscoll 110% Effort Award, 3 and 4 Award, Alumni Soccer Scholarship, Booster Club Scholarship); Brianna Bace (Serfis Award for Athletic Excellence, 3 and 4 Award, Booster Club Scholarship); and Nate Reidell (Serfis Award for Athletic Excellence, Booster Club Scholarship, Alumni Soccer Scholarship). Brianna Bace and Reidell also received, respectively, the Girls Athletic Association Best Senior Athlete and Varsity Club Best Senior Athlete awards, both of which were voted on by their fellow student-athletes and are presented for athletic skills, leadership and the athletes’ contribution to Northville athletics.
Karbowski and booster club president Renee Mackey also both thanked Ken Adamczyk and the Northville-Northampton Joint Youth Commission for graciously donating, preparing and serving the meal for the event.