Sports Night 2019

Students, parents, coaches, and friends gathered on Wednesday night, June 5th, for the Waldorf School’s 28th Annual Sports Night Dinner in celebration of the hard work and achievements of the School’s student-athletes. Sponsored by the Parent Association, the annual event is an opportunity to recognize 7th through 12th-grade athletes who participated in soccer, basketball, softball, baseball, golf, and cross-country during the 2018-2019 school-year.

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

“The ceremony is part of a wonderful evening where the Waldorf community celebrates the athletic achievements of our teams by honoring and recognizing student’s 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 Ali Fraim. Named in honor of Waldorf alumnus Gabriel Kane ’99, the award is given annually to a student-athlete who has demonstrated integrity, commitment, and dedication to the Waldorf athletic program. As a student, Gabriel was an active member of the School community, playing on the Varsity Soccer, Basketball, and Lacrosse teams, as well as singing with the Waldorf Singers and Madrigals. He had just graduated from Muhlenberg College at the time of his death. This special award was presented by his brother, Jesse Kane ’05.

The Waldorf School of Garden City’s 28th Annual Sports Night Ceremony was organized by the collaborative efforts of the PTA Co-Chairs, students, faculty, and staff. Their kindness and hard work truly made the event an evening to remember. Thank you to Go Greek restaurant supplying dinner, and to all the students and family members who stayed after to clean up. Lastly, farewell and best of luck to the graduating student-athletes whose leadership as positive role-models had a profound effect on both the athletic department and the younger student-athletes. We thank you for your service and wish you nothing but the best in your futures.

Athletic Service Award recipients, seniors, Ali Fraim, and Simon Davis.

A complete list of the 2018-2019 award recipients follows:

Varsity Girls Soccer

Most Valuable Player
Mollie Resnick

Most Improved Player
Celeste Parks

Coaches Award
Chloe Koubel

Varsity Boys Soccer

Most Valuable Player
Justin Priester

Most Improved Player
Luc Sylvain

Coaches Award
Luke Cleary

Coaches Award
Zisi Blades

Varsity Cross Country

Most Valuable Player
Christian Kritas

Most Improved Player
Jordan Black

Coaches Award
Ali Fraim

Varsity Girls Basketball

Most Valuable Player
Mollie Resnick

Most Improved Player
Lucinda Peal

Most Improved Player
Jordan Black

Coaches Award
Celeste Parks

Coaches Award
Ali Fraim

Varsity Boys Basketball

Most Valuable Player
Zisi Blades

Most Improved Player
Luc Sylvain

Coaches Award
Jovawn McNeil

Varsity Softball

Most Valuable Player
Mollie Resnick

Most Improved Player
Jordan Henry

Coaches Award
Ali Fraim

Coaches Award
Celeste Parks

Varsity Baseball

Most Valuable Player
Noah Balsam

Most Improved Player
Luke Cleary

Coaches Award
Anthony Deus

7th/8th Girls Soccer

Most Valuable Player
Alex Burtis-Wyant

Most Improved Player
RiRi Chiken

Coaches Award
Kennedy Mayers

7th/8th Boys Soccer

Most Valuable Player
Dante DeRosa

Most Valuable Player
Tyler Royal

Most Improved Player
Julian Nicholas

Coaches Award
Aaron Bertoni

7th/8th Grade Girls Basketball

Most Valuable Player
Chloe Koubel

Most Improved Player
Alex Burtis-Wyant

Most Improved Player
Ava Podlinski

Most Improved Player
Kaitlyn Joseph

Coaches Award
RiRi Chiken

Coaches Award
Emma Stumme

7th/8th Grade Boys Basketball

Most Valuable Player
Julian Nicolas

Coaches Award
Tyler Royal

Most Improved Player
Lorenzo Kreft

Athletic Service Award:

Ali Fraim
Simon Davis

Gabriel Kane Spirit of Athletics Award:

Ali Fraim

 

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