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Mahomet-Seymour spring sports wrapped up their respective seasons, culminating in the annual awards ceremony May 23 that was split into a pair of gatherings to accommodate regional conclusions.
“We had the privilege recognizing the over 200 student-athletes who participated in our spring sports programs,” Athletic Director Matt Hensley said.
“Led by an outstanding group of seniors, these young people represented themselves, their families, our school and our community in the best possible light as they competed on the softball, baseball and soccer fields and tracks of central Illinois.”
Baseball letter winners: Cullen Day, Clay Dilks, Tyler Francisco, Cody Hennigh (captain), Bradley Herrmann, Alex Hoffman, Josh Hubbs, Joe Kenney, Dalton Kerans, Todd Metzger, Tyler Moxley, Jack Rettig, Dusty Rittenhouse, Josh Turner, Ryan Walters and Thomas Wolgemuth (captain).
Metzger was recognized with both the sportsmanship and Steve “Doc” Markou most improved awards; Francisco both the Bulldog and batting average; Kenney the Harold Millage most valuable player; and both Hennigh and Wolgemuth captain.
Softball letter winners: Kristen Belyea, Audrey Carlson, Kendyl Cummins (captain), Erin Davis, Jessica Hammack, Vanessa Heinold, Brooklyn Hildreth, Kourteney Hollowell, Lindsey Ogle, Jessica Roberts, Alyssa Spoerer, Alie Tarrant, AlIy Thornton and Alexis Veldman (captain).
Roberts received a trio of awards with sportsmanship, Bulldog and most valuable player; Spoerer offensive player of the year; Belyea defensive player of the year; Carlson most improved; and Tarrant pitching. Junior varsity recipients included Hannah Fortune most improved; Hammack most valuable player; Lucy Stahl offensive player of the year; Madeline Odle defensive player of the year; and Madison O’Donnell pitching.
Girls’ soccer letter winners: Katherine Bradley, Aleyna Brunner, Morgan DeHaan, Marisa Ellis (captain), Allison Fritz, Sarah Garrow, Ashley Hodge, Lauren Longfellow, Catherine McHale, Morgan Paintner, Kayla Thompson, Sarah VanWingerden (captain) and Amanda Wallace (captain).
Ellis was awarded with the sportsmanship award, after being honored last season as most valuable defense; Hodge Bulldog; and Brunner newcomer of the year.
Boys’ track letter winners: Austin Armetta, Bryce Bode, Shawn Bohac, Caleb Bright, Derek Bunch, John Butcher, Robert Butler, Christopher Carlton, Matthew Chupp, Kyle Dollahon, Grant Farchmin, Marshall Graham, Sam Hohlfelder, Elijah Johnson (captain), William Lee and Daniel Lewis.
Additional winners included Cale McCormick (captain), Ryan Pavesic, Thomas Pereira, Brian Plotner, Lucas Prather, Garrett Risley, Jordan Rock, Andrew Roney, Lucas Roush, Ethan Russell, Drew Sahni, Jonathan Schaap, Matthew Schaap, James Sexton, Andrew Shroyer, Forrest Smoes, James Williams, Robert Wolf and Zaniel Zilewicz.
Prather was honored with the sportsmanship award, McCormick the Bulldog award.
Girls’ track letter winners: Jessica Burke (captain), Allison Herman, Elise Hocking, Makenzie Joop, Nikki Lewis, Twinkle Mehta, Allie Melchi, Jessica Melchi, Ceirra Nevin, Abigail Nielsen, Megan Perrero, Maggie Prillaman, Rachel Rodriguez (captain), Marisa Schure, Hannah Turk and Morgan Young.
Blayne Moxley was recognized with the sportsmanship award; Burke Bulldog; Jessica Melchi most valuable player; Lewis most improved; and Nielsen Iron Woman.
Tri-athletes: Armetta, Thomas Bane, Belyea, Joshua Brooks, Courtney Bohn, Kyle Clapper, Day, DeHaan, Conner Diedrich, Farchmin, Andrew Franklin, Hohlfelder, Ross Johnson, Kenney, Kurtis Koester, Lee, Andrew Livingston, and Kevin Livingston.
Other multi-sport athletes were Ethan McCullough, Metzger, Moxley, Kaitlyn Murphy, O’Donnell, Ogle, Risley, Daniel Roberson, Rock, Christian Romine, Zachary Stafford, Dalton Swenson and Ryne Swenson.
Hensley continued: “It is always a celebration to honor their successes, and we look forward to seeing the underclassmen when they again take to the fields of competition during next school year. “And we especially take time to wish our graduating seniors the best as they move on with their lives. Their commitment will be fondly remembered and their successes representative of the ‘Tradition of Champions’ that is Mahomet-Seymour Athletics.”