Sports Night 2018

Student-athletes, parents and coaches gathered on Wednesday night, June 6th, for the Waldorf School’s 26th Annual Sports Night Dinner, to celebrate the hard work and achievements of the School’s student-athletes. Sponsored by the Parent Association, the annual event is an opportunity to recognize student-athletes in grades 7 through 12 who participated in soccer, basketball, softball, baseball, golf, and cross-country during the 2017-2018 school-year.

Athletics Director Mr. Shane Flanagan served as the evening’s emcee.

“The ceremony allows all of our Waldorf families to celebrate the athletic achievements of our teams, honor all the student-athletes, and recognize their unique contributions to the program,” said Mr. Flanagan

A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Gabriel Kane Spirit of Athletics Award to Senior Isaac Stumme. Named in honor of Waldorf alumnus Gabriel Kane ’99, the award is given each year to a student-athlete who has demonstrated commitment and dedication to the Waldorf athletic program, along with integrity as a student-athlete. Throughout his years at Waldorf, Gabriel was an active member of the School community, played on the Varsity Boys Soccer, Basketball and Lacrosse Teams and sang with the Waldorf Singers and Madrigals. He had just graduated from Muhlenberg College at the time of his death. The award was presented by Gabriel’s father, Dr. Jeffrey Kane.

Mr. Flanagan also took the opportunity to present Senior Rena Ikenishi with the Gold Level Graduating Senior Award from the U.S, Figure Skating Association! You can read more about this accomplishment here.

Said Mr. Flanagan, “The Waldorf School of Garden City’s 26th Annual Sports Night Ceremony went fabulously thanks to the generous volunteer work of our students,  our PA chairs, and our faculty and staff. Their kindness and hard work made the event what it was. Thank you also to Go Greek restaurant that supplied the food for the evening, and to all the students and family members who stayed behind to clean up the gym. Lastly, farewell and best of luck to the graduating student-athletes. Your leadership and positive influence has had a profound effect on both the athletic department and the younger student-athletes involved within it. We thank you for your service and wish you nothing but the best for the future.”

See the slideshow presented during Sports Night here. Thank you to Michael Flood, Jack Cleary, Al Pereira, and Iwonka Piotrowska for all the great athletics photos throughout the year.

The award winners are as follows:

Varsity Girls Soccer

Most Valuable Player:
Gilee Hershco

Most Improved Player:
Celeste Parks

Most Improved Player:
Conchetta Bohm

Coaches Award:
Mollie Resnick

Varsity Boys Soccer

 Most Valuable Player:
Boris Epie

Most Valuable Player:
Erik Beauvais

Most Valuable Player:
Aidan Koubel

Coaches Award
Isaac Stumme

Coaches Award
Sean Sullivan

Varsity Cross Country

 Most Valuable Player:
Sarah Keane

Most Improved Player:
Clara Steuer

Coaches Award:
Christina Reed

Varsity Girls Basketball

 Best Offensive Player:
Mollie Resnick

Best Defensive Player:
Gilee Hershco

Most Improved Player:
Fiona Somers

Coaches Award:
Emma Keane

Coaches Award:
Sarah Keane

Coaches Award:
Kate Keane

Varsity Boys Basketball

 Most Valuable Player:
Isaac Stumme

Most Valuable Player:
Michael Reed

Most Improved Player:
Marco Bai

Coaches Award
Jovawn McNeil

Varsity Softball

 Most Valuable Player:
Mollie Resnick

Most Improved Player:
Kate Keane

Coaches Award:
Gilee Hershco

Coaches Award:
Emma Keane

Varsity Baseball

 Most Valuable Player:
Isaac Stumme

Most Improved Player:
Henry Bertoni

Coaches Award:
Michael Reed

Coaches Award:
Sean Sullivan

7th/8th Girls Soccer

 Most Valuable Player:
Emma Ginsberg

Most Valuable Player:
Octavia Robinson

Most Improved Player:
Sanaalee Troupe

Coaches Award:
Skylar Vernola

Coaches Award:
Flora Meredith

7th/8th Boys Soccer

 Most Valuable Player:
Jack Ginsberg

Most Improved Player:
Colin Li

Most Improved Player:
Joeseph Giumenta

Coaches Award:
Joshua Wang

7th/8th Grade Girls Basketball

Most Valuable Player:
Kiki Fraim

Most Improved Player:
Jordan Henry

Coaches Award:
Isabella Seminario

7th/8th Grade Boys Basketball

Most Valuable Player:
Joshua Wang

Most Valuable Player:
Tomoya Chiken

Most Improved Player:
Colin Li

7th/8th Grade Softball

 Most Valuable Player:
Sanaalee Troupe

Most Improved Player:
Emma Ginsberg

Coaches Award:
Chloe Mak

7th/8th Grade Baseball

 Most Valuable Player:
Aaron Bertoni

Most Improved Player:
Alexander Franco

Coaches Award:
Tomoya Chiken

Male and Female Athletic Services Award Winner:

Emma Keane
Isaac Stumme

 

Gabriel Kane Award Winner:

Isaac Stumme

 

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