Effort and Spirit Recognized at Fall Athletics Banquet
Episcopal athletes and coaches gathered on November 20 to celebrate the fall season and honor the achievements and commitment of individual teams and players. Coaches presented a slate of almost 30 individual awards across eight fall sports.
First and foremost, noted girls athletics director Jen Fitzpatrick in her opening remarks, the evening was a celebration of "the relationships that have defined our shared expreience in representing the Maroon and Black – relationships with teammates and coaches that inspire and challenge each one of us to improve regardless of our inevitable ups and downs."
She also took time to acknowledge the often unsung work of those behind the scenes, including the athletic trainers, equipment managers, grounds crew and housekeeping staff, and others throughout campus who are essential to keeping the Maroon machine running so smoothly.
In addition to the varsity awards noted below, 24 students were recognized with all-league or all-state selections for their fall athletic contributions.
Key: MVP = Most Valuable Player; MIP = Most Improved Player
BOYS AND GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY Girls MVP: Alli Boehm Girls MIP: Audrey Dearlove Girls Coaches Award: Karen Zhang
Boys MVP: Tre Simmons Boys MIP: Will Sternburg Boys Coaches Award: Clay Sailor
GIRLS VARSITY TENNIS MVP: Lily Dolan MIP: Catherine Clark Coaches Award: Nora Huffines
VARSITY VOLLEYBALL MIP: Cayla Williams MVP: Elyse Farrell Coaches Award: Mary Preston Singletary
VARSITY FOOTBALL MVP: John Boyles MIP: Finlay MacKnight Morale: Ben Lee Defensive Player of The Game: Jamall Mensah Coaches Award: Elijah Gaines
BOYS CREW MVP: Hays Talley MIP: Walter Blessing Coaches Award: Hank Chopra
VARSITY FIELD HOCKEY MVP: Jane Hill MIP: Lucy Whitaker Coaches Award: Dymin Gerow