Northville hosts annual sports awards banquet

Northville athletic director John Karbowski presents senior Nate Reidell with the school's Varsity Club Award, voted on by student-athletes and given to the senior male who has contributed the most in leadership and sportsmanship to the athletic program during his four years of high school during the school's sports banquet. (Photo contributed by Shannon Fitzgerald)

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).

From left, seniors Jenna Forsey, Brianna Bace and Nate Reidell were named the Booster Club Scholarship winners at the annual Northville junior varsity and varsity sports awards banquet Wednesday. (Photo contributed by Shannon Fitzgerald)

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.

Northville senior MacKenzie Cramer receives the Jane Meuwissen Award for sportsmanship, enthusiasm and team spirit during the school's sports banquet. (Photo contributed by Shannon Fitzgerald)

Northville senior Jessica Miller, one of six 3 and 4 Award recipients (three-sport athletes for all four years of high school), receives a plaque from athletic director John Karbowski during Northville's sports banquet Wednesday. (Photo contributed by Shannon Fitzgerald)

Senior Brianna Bace accepts the Northville track MVP award from coach Hillary Habla during the school's sports banquet. (Photo contributed by Shannon Fitzgerald)

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