Ong, Wolfe earn Shepaug athletic laurels
Student-athletes from the Shepaug Valley High School sports program earned accolades June 6 during the school's annual athletic awards ceremony.
Nathan and Clara had earlier taken center stage as Shepaug's top scholar-athletes as recngozxed statewide by the CIAC.
Athletic Director Matt Perachi also presented the Michael's Achivement Cup for state Class S to Shepaug principal Kim Gallo. The Michael's Cup is given each year to schools in respective divisions based on their overall athletic program.
Among the team distinctions noted during the upbeat, two-hour program were Berkshire League sportsmanship honors bestowed on the Spartan field hockey and boys' basketball teams.
Spartan athletes earned a cumulative 127-136-1 record for their 16 varsity teams during the 2013-14 campaign, led by swimming's 14-2 ledger and girls' tennis' 12-5 record.
Honored for their athletic accomplishments during the 2013-14 school year:
Nathan Ong and Clara Wolfe.
Joseph Babcock Award
Charles McGinnis Award
Girls' cross country -- Clara Wolfe.
Girls' soccer -- Caroline Kelly and Sarah Stratton.
Ice hockey (SWC/SCC) -- Andrew Loya.
Baseball -- Travis Fitch and Logan Racz.
Softball -- Kelsey Johnson.
Golf -- Rob McCarthy and Griffin Ylagan.
Girls' tennis -- Caroline Kelly.
Girls' track & field -- Kelsey Hall, Samantha Moravsky, Samathan Patrick, Kaitlyn Smith and Margot Wilhelm.
Award winners (based on Shepaug's athletic awards point system)
Kelsey Hall, Kimberly Valentine and Clara Wolfe.
Kelsey Hall, Summer Mercier, Nathan Ong and Kimberly Valentine.
Allison Drzal, Clayton Firmender, Travis Fitch, David Gayer, Kelsey Johnson, Alex Kleisner, Sam Krebs, Andrew Loya, Rob McCarthy, Molly Mercier, Summer Mercier, Kailee Munson, Bria Noone, Freddie Pitcher, Hannah Redstone, Josh Reutzel, Jemma Roche, Mairead Rosa, Kaithlyn Smith, Taylor Weston and Margot Wilhelm.
450 (varsity jacket)
Alden Cain, Ray Cook, David DeMeo, Travis Fitch, David Geyer, Will Harris, Sam Jones, Caroline Kelly, Ryan LaMay, Sean Leveille, Andrew Loya, Tia Martino, Tom McCluskey, Wes Meeker, Molly Mercier, Brianna Miller, Samantha Moravsky, Bria Noone, Daniel Ong, Haley Pesce, Freddie Pitcher, Jemma Roche, Clayton Schneider, Kaitlyn Smith, Christian Stuart, Emma Virbickas, Taylor Weston, Margot Wilhelm, Sarah Williams, Stephen Williams and Griffin Ylagan.
Student-athletes also received award pins and varsity letters for their contributions to the Shepaug sports program.
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