The fall 2011 sports season concluded with the Fall Sports Banquet on Wednesday, November 16, held in the Brady Center and catered by GrillSmith.
This event provided an opportunity for athletes to celebrate their hard work and dedication to their respective sports, cross country, golf, swimming and diving, and volleyball, and to close out another successful season. Mr. Kevin Vargas, Academy Athletic Director, commenced the evening with his opening speech that captured the highlights of each team’s season.
The volleyball team finished as district runner-up and advanced to the region semi-final for the first time since 2007.
The cross country team captured their fifth consecutive district title and qualified for region and state competition.
The golf team earned district and region championships and finished eighth in the state.
Swimming and diving finished their season as district and region champions and placed fourth in the state, with the 200 freestyle relay team of Konner Brewer, Clare Fleming, Tori Litschgi, and Mary Green winning a state championship for the second year in a row.
Mrs. Patty Bohannon, Director of Alumni Relations began the night’s Hall of Fame induction of Tara Hyer ’04. Hyer, a standout diver from 2000 to 2003, graduated from AHN in 2004 and earned All-American status while diving at the University of Notre Dame. As a true Academy woman, Hyer not only excelled in the water but also around her school community, serving as a member of the National Honor Society and voted “Best All-Around” by her classmates. Hyer gracious acceptance of this honor provided a model of success in many areas for the student-athletes at the banquet.
After the Hall of Fame induction, the teams separated into different rooms to hand out awards and watch slideshows and videos of the individual groups. At this location, coaches handed out varsity letters, pins, and bars to accomplished athletes and recapped and closed the season in a more in-depth manner.
2011 Fall Sports Award Winners
Most Valuable Player – Colleen Doherty
Coach’s Award – Natalie Hahn
Jaguar Spirit Award – Allie Reichert
Most Improved Athlete – Gini Barreda
Most Outstanding Performer – Emmy Martin
Most Improved Player – Sofia Gonzalez
Most Valuable Player – Chloe Schaefer
Offensive Player Award – Olivia Hobbs
Defensive Player Award – Devin Lewis
Jaguar Spirit Award – Erika Menendez
Swimming & Diving
Most Valuable Player – Tori Litschgi
Most Outstanding Swimmer – Clare Fleming
Most Outstanding Diver – Hannah Crall
Most Improved Swimmer – Emily Pollock
Mara Schultz Award – Mary Green
Most Valuable Player – Jennifer Aprile
Offensive Player Award – Erin Przedpelski
Offensive Player Award – Becca Prossen
Defensive Player Award – Amanda McWilliams