'Excellence' abounds at Green Wave sports night NMHS' top athletes honored at year-ending awards ceremony
Among the highlights in the school theater was the introduction of NMHS boys' cross country coach
as the school's "Coachof the Year."
Football mentor Chuck Lynch , wrestling coach
Gymnastics standout Ashley O'Connor took her bows as an all-New England and all-American athlete while boys' cross country's
Coach Bethany Mihaly 's gymnasts were welcomed to the stage as an all-American team.
Sporting their South-West Conference championshiip banners were the Green Wave boys' harriers and the NMHS wrestlers; the latter team also proudly hoisted a state class 'LL' tournament runnerup banner.
Noted for earning all-state laurels in two sports were Jeff Sturm (ice hockey, baseball) and Emma Crowcroft (volleyball, girls' track and field).
Refreshments for the evening were provided via the sponsorship of the
The following were honored for their respective accomplishments:
CAS CIAC Scholar-Athletes -- Liza Maizel, Jeff Sturm.
Army Reserve Scholar-Athletes -- Emma Crowcroft, Vin Montemurro.
SWC Leadership -- Stephanie Tyler , Shane Edmond .
Excellence -- Ashley O'Connor.
Leadership -- Tim Gribbin.
Courage -- David Chambre.
Captains -- Elizabeth Curatolo , Tom Hager.
Generosity -- Boys' swim coach Jim Carmellini.
Service -- Norm Cummings of The Greater New Milford Spectrum.
Eric Cote (football); Emma Crowcroft (volleyball, girls' track and field); Frank DiChiaro (football); Phil Dobson (boys' lacrosse); Austin Freeman (football); Craig Hunt (boys' cross country); Nicholas Karadimas (boys' swim); Ani Lekaj (boys' soccer); Nick Lindblom ( boys' track and field); Adam Lynch (wrestling); Jake Peterson (ice hockey); Jeff Sturm (ice hockey, baseball);
Zack Kraus, Craig Hunt (boys' cross country); Jen Paradiso , Candice Weiss (girls' cross country); Emma Crowcroft, Danielle Dwyer (volleyball); Ani Lekaj,
Shane Edmond (boys' basketball); Ashley O'Connor, Colleen Menard (gymnastics); Jeff Sturm (ice hockey); Alex Bieber , Nicholas Karadimas (boys' swimming); Nick Lindblom (boys' track and field); Conor Kirkegard, Nick Amorando, Karl Bradshaw , Adam Lynch (wrestling.
Nolan Gallagher, Jeff Sturm (baseball); Phil Dobson, Adam Haig , Drew Haig , Tom Hager, Brandon Kuring , (boys' lacrosse); Lauren Beatty (softball); Nick Lindblom (boys' track and field).
Cheerleading: Samantha Milite (MVP, Rebecca Yamin (MIP).
Boys' cross country: Craig Hunt (MVP), Rob McLean (MIP).
Girls' cross country: Stephanie Tyler (MVP), Sarah Moore (MIP).
Field hockey: Jennifer Barillaro ((MVP), Kaitlin Palumbo (MIP).
Football: Austin Freeman (MVP line, Frank DiChiaro (MVP back), Joe Tamberelli (MIP line), Matt Becker ((MIP back).
Boys' soccer: Ani Lekaj (MVP), Desmon Rogers (MIP).
Girls' soccer: Brittany Klein (MVP), Jane Thompson (MIP).
Girls' swimming: Carly Strelez (MVP), Danielle Camarelli (MIP).
Volleyball: Emma Crowcroft/Danielle Dwyer (MVP), Kristin Stevens (MIP).
Boys' basketball: Shane Edmond (MVP), Steven Cronin (MIP).
Girls' basketball: Cassie Novicky/Emma Crowcroft (MVP), Melissa Judson (MIP).
Cheerleading: Carli Newbert (MVP), Lindsey Warner (MIP).
Gymnastics: Ashley O'Connor (MVP), Adrianna Mannino (MIP).
Ice hockey: Jeff Sturm (MVP), Colin Bowman (MIP).
Boys' swim: Nicholas Karadimas (MVP), Kevin Ortega (MIP).
Boys' track and field: Craig Hunt (MVP), Nick Lindblom (MIP).
Girls' track and field: Hayleight Wilson(MVP), Kelsey Eng (MIP).
Wrestling: Luke Andrade (MVP), Adam Lynch (MIP).
Baseball: Jeff Sturm (MVP), Ryan Cartin (MIP).
Softball: Lauren Beatty (MVP), Jessica Murphy (MIP).
Golf: Jordan Doucette (MVP), Julian Mondonedo (MIP).
Boys' lacrosse: Phil Dobson (MVP), Evan Cassells (MIP).
Girls' lacrosse: Kendall Adkin (MVP), Madison Stirling (MIP).
Boys' tennis: Josh Jugler (MVP), Chris Thomas (MIP).
Girls tennis: Kristina Spencer (MVP), Laura Mahar (MIP).
Boys' track and field: Nick Lindblom (MVP), Cody Smith (MIP).
Girls' track and field: Emma Crowcroft (MVP), Hayleigh Wilson (MIP).
-- Norm Cummings