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Mount Mercy Announces Athletic Award Winners

Mount Mercy Academy recently held its First Quarter Honors Assembly.  Included in the assembly was the recognition and honoring of the fall sport athletes.  Members of the teams received their letters and pins, as well as special awards for scholar-athletes, Most Valuable and Most Improved Athletes and the Coach’s Award winners.

    Athletic Director Douglas Webster presented special awards to the Most Valuable Athletes, the athlete that the coach felt the team contributed the most to the team’s success, the Coach’s award which is given to the athlete who exhibits the best effort, attitude, dedication and team spirit and the Most Improved Athlete is given to the girl whose skills progress the most throughout the course of the season.

    Senior Grace Harrington (West Seneca) was the Most Valuable Runner on the cross country team, freshman Alexa Krauss (Cheektowaga) earned the Coach’s award and freshman Jillian Scheck (Buffalo) was the most improved.

    Junior Kate Ryan (Buffalo), a second team All-Catholic, was the Most Valuable Player on the varsity volleyball team, junior Olivia Jarosz (West Seneca) garnered the Coach’s award and senior Sara Geiser (West Seneca) was the Most Improved.

    Junior First Team All-Catholic Gianna Lauciello (Orchard Park) was the Most Valuable Player on the soccer team and freshman Emma Connors (Bufalo)won the Coach’s Award.  Sophomore Mya Wood (Blasdell) was named the Most Improved.

    Senior Madelyn DiGiore (Lakeview) was the Most Valuable golfer and junior Kathryn Bednarz (Buffalo) was named the Most Improved.  

    The Most Valuable Award for cheerleading was given to senior Taya Conway (Buffalo).  Senior Nina O’Neill (Buffalo) won the Coach’s Award and freshman Mallory Chase (Buffalo) earned the Most Improved Award.

    The Coach’s Award was given to sophomore Grace Spero (Buffalo) and the Most Improved was sophomore Kyra Soto (Buffalo) for JV Volleyball.  


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